Chemistry Newsletter - 08/04/2008

 


University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Chemistry Newsletter



XXXII - No. 25 August 4th, 2008

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Elena Ungur Joins Business Office Staff

We are pleased to introduce Elena Ungur who has joined our staff as a member of our grants office. Elena's workstation is located across from Dennis Reece in the Admin Office. Elena is originally from Romania where she was employed in the banking field and worked for the largest bank in Romania. She has a Master of Science in Organization Management from Transilvania University, Brasov Romania and completed a 12 month scholarship in Finance and Banking under the East Central European Scholar Program administered by Georgetown University’s Center for Intercultural Education and Development and United States Agencies for International Development in Washington DC. This scholarship was completed at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, College of Business Administration. She also completed an internship with the Wisconsin Department of Employee Trust Funds.

Berta and Elena will be working together on grant management. As a starting point, Berta will focus on Pre-award issues and Elena on Post-award and account balances. We are entering an exciting time in terms of Grant Management in the Department! Welcome Elena!

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SEMINARS

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Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Tom Record, UW-Madison, Department of Chemistry. “Hofmeister Salt and Solute Effects on Aqueous Processes”

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Tuesday, September 9th, 2008 - McElvain Seminar in Physical Chemistry, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor David Chandler, Sandia National Laboratory.

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Wednesday, September 10th, 2008 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Don Tilley, Berkeley.

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Saturday, September 13th, 2008 - SNOUT OUT 2008, 12 Noon-5:00 p.m., Rennebohm Park. Sponsored by GSFLC. Food, drinks, softball & general fun!

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Tuesday, September 16th, 2008 - The Edward Noble Kramer Distinguished Interdisciplinary Lecture, 3:30 p.m., Engineering Room TBA. Professor Matt Tirrell, University of California, Santa Barbara.

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Wednesday, September 17th, 2008 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Terrance Collins, Carnegie Mellon University. “Iron-TAML activators: effective green chemistry catalysts for peroxide activation”

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Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Pablo Debenedetti, Princeton University.

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Thursday, October 2nd, 2008 - Ferry Lecture in Macromolecular Science, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Jean Frechet. “Polymer Therapeutics: Designing Macromolecules for Chemo- or Immuno-Therapy”

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Friday, October 3rd, 2008 - Ferry Lecture in Macromolecular Science, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Jean Frechet. “The Importance of Molecular Architecture: Polymers from Catalysis to Photovoltaics”

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Tuesday, October 7th, 2008 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Christina White, University of Illinois.

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Tuesday, October 7th, 2008 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Mark Schlossman, University of Illinois at Chicago.

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Monday, October 13th, 2008 - Joseph O. Hirschfelder Lectures in Theoretical Chemistry, 2:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Mark Ratner, Northwestern University.

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Tuesday, October 14th, 2008 - Joseph O. Hirschfelder Lectures in Theoretical Chemistry, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Mark Ratner, Northwestern University.

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Wednesday, October 15th , 2008 - Joseph O. Hirschfelder Lectures in Theoretical Chemistry, 2:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Mark Ratner, Northwestern University.

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Tuesday, October 21st , 2008 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Garnet Chan, Cornell.

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Tuesday, October 21st, 2008 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Joseph Ready, University of Texas-Southwestern.

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Tuesday, October 28th, 2008 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Joe Francisco, Purdue University. “New Insights into HOCO Radical Chemistry”

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Tuesday, November 4th, 2008 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Gerhard Hummer, NIDDK.

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Tuesday, November 11th, 2008 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Patricia Clark, University of Notre Dame. “Using the Free Energy of Folding to Transport Proteins Across a Membrane”

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Tuesday, November 11th, 2008 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Tom Hoye, University of Minnesota.

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Tuesday, November 18th, 2008 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Arthur L. Utz, Tufts University.

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Tuesday, January 20th, 2009 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor David Manolopolus, University of Oxford. “Chemical Reaction Rates from Ring Polymer Molecular Dynamics”

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Tuesday, January 27th, 2009 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Ilan Benjamin, University of California. “Relaxation and Reactions at Water Surfaces”

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Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Bern Kohler, Ohio State University.

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Tuesday, February 10th, 2009 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor William L. Hase, Texas Tech University. “Dynamics and Kinetics of Heat Transfer at Nano-Scale Interfaces”

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Tuesday, February 17th, 2009 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Troy Van Voorhis, MIT. “Exploring Electron Transfer: From Simple Photochemistry to Energy Conversion”

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Tuesday, February 24th, 2009 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Kristie Boering, University of California.

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Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Austen Angell, Arizona State University.

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Tuesday, March 10th, 2009 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Doug Weibel, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Biochemistry.

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Tuesday, March 10th, 2009 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Paul Hergenrother, University of Illinois.

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Tuesday, March 31st, 2009 - McElvain Seminar in Physical Chemistry, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Sunney Xie, Harvard.

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Monday, April 6th, 2009 - John E. Willard Lectures in Physical Chemistry, 1:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor James G. Anderson, Harvard University.

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Tuesday, April 7th, 2009 - John E. Willard Lectures in Physical Chemistry, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor James G. Anderson, Harvard University.

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Tuesday, April 14th, 2009 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Samuel T. Hess, University of Maine.

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Tuesday, April 21st, 2009 - Bernstein Lectures in Physical Chemistry, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Raphael D. Levine, Hebrew University.

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Tuesday, April 21st, 2009 - Bernstein Lectures in Physical Chemistry, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Raphael D. Levine, Hebrew University.

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Thursday, April 23rd, 2009 - Organic Chemistry - Abbott Lecturers, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Dave Evans, Harvard University.

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Tuesday, April 28th, 2009 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Samuel I. Stupp, Northwestern University.

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Tuesday, May 5th, 2009 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry building. Professor Lewis Kay, University of Toronto.

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Recent Publications

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A new photolysis laser-induced fluorescence instrument for the detection of H2O and HDO in the lower stratosphere.

Clair, JMS; Hanisco, TF; Weinstock, EM; Moyer, EJ; Sayres, DS; Keutsch, FN*; Kroll, JH; Demusz, JN; Allen, NT; Smith, JB; Spackman, JR; Anderson, JG.

REVIEW OF SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENTS 79 (6): Art. No. 064101 JUN 2008.

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Signal enhancement and background cancellation in collinear two-dimensional spectroscopies.

Xiong, W; Zanni, MT*.

OPTICS LETTERS 33 (12): 1371-1373 JUN 15 2008.

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Carbon-on-metal films for surface plasmon resonance detection of DNA arrays.

Lockett, MR; Weibel, SC; Phillips, MF; Shortreed, MR; Sun, B; Corn, RM; Hamers, RJ*; Cerrina, F; Smith, LM*.

JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 130 (27): 8611-+ JUL 9 2008.

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Dipole-induced self-assembly of helical beta-peptides.

Miller, CA; Hernandez-Ortiz, JP; Abbott, NL; Gellman, SH*; de Pablo, JJ.

JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS 129 (1): Art. No. 015102 JUL 7 2008.

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Structure of 1,2-bis[(2,6-diisopropylphenyl)imino]acenaphthene complexes of non-transition metals from the standpoint of shielding of the central metal.

Domrachev, GA; Fukin, GK; Baranov, EV; Cherkasov, AV; Guzei, IA*.

DOKLADY CHEMISTRY 420: 129-132 Part 2 JUN 2008.

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Polymorphism and history of 2-dimethylsufuranylidene-1,3-indanedione (YLID).

Guzei, IA*; Bikzhanova, GA; Spencer, LC; Timofeeva, TV; Kinnibrugh, TL; Campana, CF.

CRYSTAL GROWTH & DESIGN 8 (7): 2411-2418 JUL 2008.

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Chemoselective nanowire fuses: Chemically induced cleavage and electrical, detection of carbon nanofiber bridges.

Li, B; Shang, L; Marcus, MS; Clare, TL; Perkins, E; Hamers, RJ*.

SMALL 4 (6): 795-801 JUN 2008.

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Interplay among side chain sequence, backbone composition, and residue rigidification in polypeptide folding and assembly.

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

PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA 105 (27): 9151-9156 JUL 8 2008.

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Synthesis of fluorogenic polymers for visualizing cellular internalization.

Mangold, SL; Carpenter, RT; Kiessling, LL*.

ORGANIC LETTERS 10 (14): 2997-3000 JUL 17 2008.

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Water simulation model with explicit three-molecule interactions.

Kumar, R; Skinner, JL*.

JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY B 112 (28): 8311-8318 JUL 17 2008.

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pK(a) of residue 66 in Staphylococal nuclease. I. Insights from QM/MM simulations with conventional sampling.

Ghosh, N; Cui, Q*.

JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY B 112 (28): 8387-8397 JUL 17 2008.

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Frequency-domain time-resolved four wave mixing spectroscopy of vibrational coherence transfer with single-color excitation.

Pakoulev, AV; Rickard, MA; Mathew, NA; Kornau, KM; Wright, JC*.

JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY A 112 (28): 6320-6329 JUL 17 2008.

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Elucidating energy disposal pathways following excitation of the symmetric OH stretching band in formic acid dimer.

Barnes, GL; Sibert, EL*.

CHEMICAL PHYSICS LETTERS 460 (1-3): 42-45 JUL 20 2008.

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Addition of "Charge-Shifting" side chains to linear poly(ethyleneimine) enhances cell transfection efficiency.

Liu, XH; Yang, JW; Lynn, DM*.

BIOMACROMOLECULES 9 (7): 2063-2071 JUL 2008.

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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None For This Newsletter

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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS

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Position Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Arkansas State University. Arkansas State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. In support of this commitment, the Department of Chemistry and Physics at Arkansas State University seeks an outstanding candidate for a Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry position beginning August 25, 2008. Preference will be given to candidates with teaching experience. A Master’s degree is required, while a Ph.D. is preferred. The person in this position will teach general education chemistry courses, with the possibility of teaching one or two upper-division courses based upon experience, and will take part in the ongoing assessment of our curriculum. For additional information about the Department, see: http://chemistryandphysics.astate.edu/. Applicants are requested to electronically submit curriculum vitae and the names and contact information of three references to: Dr. John M. Pratte, Chair of the Department of Chemistry and Physics, jpratte@astate.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AND/OR JOBS

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None For This Newsletter

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