Chemistry Newsletter - 06/04/2007

 


University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Chemistry Newsletter



XXXI - No. 21 June 4th, 2007

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Laura Kiessling Has Been Elected to the American Academy of Microbiology

We are delighted to report that Professor Laura Kiessling has been elected to the American Academy of Microbiology, the honorific leadership group within the American Society for Microbiology. This election demonstrates the outstanding impact and impressive reach of Laura's research. Congratulations Laura!

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Department and Finance Committee Meeting Schedule

Department/Executive Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 9341 Chemistry

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Finance Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 1130

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SEMINARS

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Wednesday, June 6th, 2007 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 9341 Chemistry Building. Evgeny Dikarev, SUNY Albany.

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Thursday, June 7th, 2007 thru Sunday, June 10th, 2007 - 8th International Symposium on Carbanion Chemistry. Room 1315 Chemistry Department. “Conference takes place June 7 to 10, 2007. To register, go to http://www.chem.wisc.edu/iscc8/

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Celebrating a Craftsman of the Art of Understanding: Roald Hoffmann at 70

May we call your attention to the ACS Presidential Session CELEBRATING A CRAFTSMAN OF THE ART OF UNDERSTANDING: ROALD HOFFMANN AT 70 which will be held on the afternoon of Tuesday, August 21 at the Boston ACS meeting. This event is organized by the Wisconsin Initiative for Science Literacy and is co-sponsored by the Cornell University Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology and by ACS President Katie Hunt. We look forward to seeing you at this special event.

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Recent Publications

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Ultralong single-crystal metallic Ni2Si nanowires with low resistivity.

Song, YP; Schmitt, AL; Jin, S*.

NANO LETTERS 7 (4): 965-969 APR 2007.

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The inhibition of N2O5 hydrolysis in sulfuric acid by 1-butanol and 1-hexanol surfactant coatings.

Park, SC; Burden, DK; Nathanson, GM*.

JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY A 111 (15): 2921-2929 APR 19 2007.

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Origins of the high 14-helix propensity of cyclohexyl-rigidified residues in beta-peptides.

Lee, MR; Raguse, TL; Schinnerl, M; Pomerantz, WC; Wang, XD; Wipf, P; Gellman, SH*.

ORGANIC LETTERS 9 (9): 1801-1804 APR 26 2007.

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Helix bundle quaternary structure from alpha/beta-peptide foldamers.

Horne, WS; Price, JL; Keck, JL; Gellman, SH*.

JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 129 (14): 4178-+ APR 11 2007.

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Insertion of molecular oxygen into a palladium-hydride bond: Computational evidence for two nearly isoenergetic pathways.

Popp, BV; Stahl, SS*.

JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 129 (14): 4410-4422 APR 11 2007.

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Fluorescence-based analysis of aminoacyl- and peptidyl-tRNA by low-pH sodium dodecyl sulfate-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis.

Kirchdoerfer, RN; Huang, JJT; Isola, MK; Cavagnero, S*.

ANALYTICAL BIOCHEMISTRY 364 (1): 92-94 MAY 1 2007.

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Copyright © 2007 Thomson ISI

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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Full-Time Lecturer Position in General Chemistry, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. Because of dramatically increasing enrollments in chemistry courses at UW-La Crosse, the Department of Chemistry has just received approval to fill one full-time lecturer position in General Chemistry for the coming academic year, 2007-2008. We are actively seeking qualified candidates for this position and intend to fill it as soon as possible. The position will require both lecture (three hours, plus three discussion/recitation sections weekly) and laboratory instruction (three lab sections) in our introductory, first-semester freshman course, CHM 103 - General Chemistry Theory I. Interested applicants should have completed the Ph.D. degree in chemistry by the end of August 2007 and possess some relevant teaching experience. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package for this 9-month appointment. The position may be viewed as a valuable post-doctoral teaching experience for those interested in pursuing academic careers. To apply, candidates should send a cover letter detailing their interests in teaching, an updated CV, and the names and contact information for 2-3 references to: Prof Aaron Monte, Chair, Department of Chemistry, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, La Crosse, WI 54601, monte.aaro@uwlax.edu, 608-785-8260. Completed applicant files will be reviewed on a first-come-first served basis until the position is filled.

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Chemistry Teaching Position Available. Saint Edward Central Catholic High School, Elgin, Illinois currently has a Chemistry teaching position available for the 2007-2008 school year. Please mail or fax the following: a one to two page resume, transcripts, a front and back copy of your teaching certificate, and a complete set of your college placement file with three letters of recommendation from your previous employers. For more information, please contact: Rev. Fr. David C. Finn, Assistant Principal at 847-741-7535 ex: 106.

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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS

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The Department of Chemistry at Texas A&M University invites applications for tenure-track faculty positions in Inorganic Chemistry. The starting date of the appointment is open. Applications at the Assistant Professor level are particularly sought, but appointments to senior ranks also will be considered for qualified candidates. Successful candidates will be expected to establish and maintain vigorous independent research programs and to teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Candidates should submit a curriculum vita, a description of research plans of no more than 5 pages, a one-page teaching statement, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to: Head, Department of Chemistry, Texas A & M University P.O. Box 30012, College Station, TX 77843-3012. Review of applications will begin on June 15, 2007 and will continue until the positions are filled.

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Eastern Connecticut State University invites applications for a full-time tenure track position in Chemistry. A Ph.D. in Chemistry, Biochemistry, or closely related field is required (Post-Doctoral experience preferred). Applicants with strong evidence of quality teaching are especially encouraged to apply. Teaching expectations include advanced chemistry and biochemistry courses with an emphasis on instrumentation and biochemical technique as well as introductory chemistry courses to augment the integrative liberal arts core curriculum. The successful candidate will support the department's growing biochemistry program through course development, program assessment, and independent research involving undergraduates. Applicants should send curriculum vitae, transcripts, statements of teaching philosophy and of research interests, and three current letters of recommendation to: John Toedt, Search Chair, Department of Physical Sciences, 83 Windham Street, Willimantic, CT 06226.

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POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AND/OR JOBS

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The Idaho National Laboratory has a postdoctoral position available in the areas of kinetic Monte Carlo simulation of the coupling between charge transport and chemistry in dissolving and/or precipitating minerals. The project will be in collaboration with Kevin Ross and others at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory who are conducting related experimental research and density functional theory calculations. Experience with Monte Carlo simulation and high performance computing will be important considerations for this position. Applicants should have a PhD in physical chemistry, chemical physics, computational chemistry, computational physics or a closely related area by the time he or she begins work on the project. The initial appointment will be for one year, with a opportunity for a second year subject to satisfactory performance and the availability of funding. Applicants should send a CV and arrange to have four letters of reference sent to: Paul Meakin, Laboratory Fellow and Director of the Center for Advanced Modeling and Simulation, the Idaho National Laboratory, P.O. Box 1635, Idaho Falls, ID 83415-2211, email: Paul.Meakin@inl.gov.

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Postdoctoral Position in Polymerization, Chemical Sciences Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee. ORNL07-43-CSD. Project Description: Synthesize polymers and block copolymers using living anionic polymerization. Characterize polymers by GPC, light scattering, and other common polymer characterization techniques. Write reports and prepare technical presentations. This position requires a Ph.D. in Chemistry or Polymer Science with experience in glassblowing for the purpose of conducting living anionic polymerization. Applicants cannot have received the most recent degree more than five years prior to the date of application and must complete all degree requirements before starting their appointment. Qualified applicants may apply online at: https://www2.orau.gov/ORNL_POST/. All applicants will need to register before they can begin the online application. For complete instructions on how to apply, please see the instructions at http://www.orau.gov/orise/edu/ornl/ornl-pdpm/application.htm. When applying for this position, please reference the position title and number (ORNL07-43-CSD). This appointment is offered through the ORNL Postdoctoral Research Associates Program and is administered by Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU). This appointment is open to all qualified U.S. and non-U.S. citizens who currently work in the U.S and are available for interview, without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, or status as a Vietnam-era veteran or disabled veteran. Contact: Brad Parish, PHR, Program Manager, ORNL Postdoctoral Recruitment, Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, bradley.parish@orau.org, phone: 865-576-2311, fax: 865-576-0287, U.S. Department of Energy's, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, P.O. Box 2008, Building 5100, MS-6173, Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37831-6173.

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