Chemistry Newsletter - 09/02/2003

 

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Chemistry Newsletter


XXVII - No. 27 September 2nd, 2003

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Ron Raines named a 2004 recipient of the Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award

We have just received information that Ron Raines has been named a 2004 recipient of the Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award by the American Chemical Society. The Cope Scholar Award is given to recognize and encourage excellence in organic chemistry, and consists of $5,000, a certificate, and a $40,000 unrestricted research grant. It is a terrific honor and it speaks to the significance and quality of Ron's research program. We all join in congratulating you Ron on this wonderful recognition.

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Some Sad News

Tom Foseid’s Mother died this last Sunday. The Department will be sending flowers. Our condolences to Tom and his family.

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Chemistry Newsletter Back To Weekly Schedule Starting September 15

The Chemistry Newsletter will be published weekly again starting with the next issue, September 15. Please continue to submit any newsletter items to Bruce Goldade in room 1146 or by e-mail to: goldade@chem.wisc.edu. Thank You.

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Introductory Research Talks in Organic Chemistry

Tuesday & Thursday evenings in Seminar Hall [1315], starting at 6:30

First-year Grad Students interested in Organic Chemistry: on Tuesday & Thursday evenings, starting 9 Sept, faculty members interested in mentoring organic students will present brief descriptions of their research programs. These talks are a means of obtaining a broad overview of Organic Chemistry research in the Department. Attendance at these talks is required for all graduate students in the Organic Division; and other students are welcome.

Schedule for Introductory Organic Research Talks:

6:30

6:55

7:35

8:00

September 9

Shannon Stahl

Helen Blackwell

David Lynn

Bob Hamers

September 11

Silvia Cavagnero

Howard Zimmerman

Ronald Raines

Daesung Lee

September 16

Laura Kiessling

Ben Shen

Hans Reich

Sandro Mecozzi

September 18

Steven Burke

Peter Belshaw

Chuck Casey

Sam Gellman

September 23

Steven Nelsen

Robert McMahon

Padma Gopalan

James Weisshaar

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Introductory Research Talks in Physical Chemistry

Thursdays 5:45-7:45 pm Room 8335

 

For entering graduate students interested in physical chemistry, there will be a series of short talks by faculty members describing their research interests. These will be held at 5:45 p.m. Thursdays during the first six weeks of the semester. There will be one half-hour talk followed by an informal supper and then two more talks.

Since these talks are brief, students should follow up by contacting individual faculty members in whose research they are interested. Each student should interview at least three faculty members during the fall semester concerning research opportunities.

 

These talks are a means of finding research opportunities and of obtaining a broad overview of physical chemistry research in the Department. Students expecting to major in physical chemistry should make every effort to attend all of these talks. Teaching Assistants should mark this time on the schedule cards turned in to the teaching Laboratory Director.

Schedule for Introductory Research Talks

 

5:45

6:45

7:15

September 4

Qiang Cui

John Wright

Robert McMahon

September 11

Gil Nathanson

Robert Hamers

Arun Yethiraj

September 18

Silvia Cavagnero

Stephen Nelsen

Martin Zanni

September 25

Mark Ediger

Ned Sibert

Fleming Crim

October 2

Jim Skinner

Tom Brunold

Lloyd Smith

October 9

Jim Weisshaar

Howard Zimmerman

Sam Gellman

October 16

Tom Record

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SEMINARS

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Tuesday, September 9th, 2003 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Shimon Weiss, University of California, Los Angeles. “Single Molecule Nanoscale Rulers”

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Wednesday, September 10th, 2003 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Rowena Matthews, University of Michigan.

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Thursday, September 11th, 2003 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Eric Mazur, Harvard University. “Femtosecond Laser Micromachining: Applications in Technology and Biology”

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Thursday, September 11th, 2003 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Massimo Olivucci. “Computational Organic Photochemistry”

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Tuesday, September 16th, 2003 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Qiang Cui, University of Wisconsin-Madison. “Initial Insights into the Mechanism of Mechanochemical Coupling in Myosin from Molecular Simulations”

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Tuesday, September 16th, 2003 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Terry Sheppard, Northwestern University. “Chemical Biology of DNA and Chemoselective DNA Decoration”

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Thursday, September 18th, 2003 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Chad Mirkin, Northwestern University. “Nanoparticle Probes: The Next Generation Molecular Diagnostic Indicators”

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Friday, September 19th, 2003 - Lincoln Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Matt Bowman, Blackwell group.

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Monday, September 22nd, 2003 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 1:20 p.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building.

Professor Narayan Hosmane, Northern Illinois University.

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Tuesday, September 23rd, 2003 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Kohei Uosaki, Hokkaido University, Japan. “Non-linear Optical Spectroscopic Studies on Structure and Reactions at Solid/Liquid Interfaces”

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Tuesday, September 23rd, 2003 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Yaoqi Zhou, University of Buffalo. “Turning a Statistical Energy Function Into a Physical Potential of Mean Force for Protein Folding and Binding: The Power of Combining Structural Knowledge with Physical Principles”

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Wednesday, September 24th, 2003 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:00 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Dalia Dhingra, UW-Madison Graduate Student.

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Thursday, September 25th, 2003 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professors Bob Hamers & John Wright, UW-Madison Chemistry. Bob Hamers. “Molecular and Biomolecular Interfaces to Electronic Materials” and John Wright, “The M********************arriage of Coherent Multidimensional Spectroscopy and Coherent Control and the Future of the Couple”

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Thursday, September 25th, 2003 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Michael Weaver, Graduate Student.

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Friday, September 26th, 2003 - Department of Chemistry Colloquium, 3:45 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building, Refreshments at 3:15 p.m. Professor Theodore L. Brown, University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign. “The Metaphorical Origins of Scientific and Artistic Creativity”

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Monday, September 29th, 2003 - Ferry Lectures, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Kurt Binder, University of Mainz. “Computer Simulations of the Glass Transition in Thin Films”

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Tuesday, September 30th, 2003 - Ferry Lectures, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Kurt Binder, University of Mainz. “Computer Simulation of Polymer Brushes”

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Wednesday, October 1st, 2003 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Marty Kirk, University of Mexico.

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Thursday, October 2nd, 2003 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Robert Kennedy, University of Michigan. “Monitoring and Discovery of Neurotransmitters by In Vivo Sampling and Capillary Separations”

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Thursday, October 2nd, 2003 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Amy Lee, Graduate Student.

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Monday, October 6th, 2003 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 1:20 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Robert Bergman, University of California, Berkeley.

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Tuesday, October 7th, 2003 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Feng Gai, University of Pennsylvania.

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Tuesday, October 7th, 2003 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. Ian Davies, Merck Process Research. “Mechanistic and Synthetic Studies in Process Research - Striving for Excellence”

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Wednesday, October 8th, 2003 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Andrea Lee, Graduate Student.

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Thursday, October 9th, 2003 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. David P. Weliky, Michigan State University. “NMR Studies of Viral Fusion Peptides and High Temperature Metal Selenophosphate Syntheses”

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Thursday, October 9th, 2003 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Sannali Matheson, Graduate Student.

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Monday, October 13th, 2003 - Hirschfelder Lectures, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Eric Heller, Harvard University.

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Tuesday, October 14th, 2003, Hirschfelder Lectures, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Eric Heller, Harvard University.

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Wednesday, October 15th, 2003 - Hirschfelder Lectures, 2:25 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Eric Heller, Harvard University.

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Thursday, October 16th, 2003 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. John Quackenbush, The Institute for Genomic Research. “Beyond Expression: Extracting Meaning from Microarray Data”

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Thursday, October 16th, 2003 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Brian Lucas, Graduate Student.

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Friday, October 17th, 2003 - Lincoln Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Chris Ciolli, Belshaw group.

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Monday, October 20th, 2003 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 1:20 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Roy Periana, University of Southern California.

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Tuesday, October 21st, 2003 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Ken Schweizer, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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Wednesday, October 22nd, 2003 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Amanda Brooks, Graduate Student.

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Thursday, October 23rd, 2003 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professors David Schwartz and Lingjun Li, UW-Madison Chemistry. David Schwartz, “From Single Molecules to Populations” and Lingjun Li, “Decoding the Chemical Messengers in Small Nervous System using MS-based Approaches”

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Thursday, October 23rd, 2003 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Neil Strotman, Graduate Student.

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Monday, October 27th, 2003 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 1:20 p.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Jonas Peters, Cal Tech.

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Monday, October 27th, 2003 - Madison Mass Spectrometry Discussion Group Meeting, 7:30 p.m., Room 1360 Biotechnology Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Professor Kasem Nithipatikom, Medical College of Wisconsin Biomedical. “Applications of Mass Spectrometry: Small Molecules2

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Tuesday, October 28th, 2003 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Robert Silbey, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Monday, October 29th, 2003 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 1:20 p.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. David Goldberg, Johns Hopkins University, Balt. MD.

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Thursday, October 30th, 2003 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Lloyd Smith, UW-Madison Chemistry and Professor Nita Sahai, UW-Madison Geology & Geophysics. Professor Lloyd Smith: “Analyzing Genetic Variations (SNPs) with Invasive Cleavage Reactions on Surfaces”- Professor Nita Sahai:“A Perspective on Biogeochemistry: Emphasizing the Chemistry Underlying Mineral-Organic Interactions in the Environment and in the Human Body

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Thursday, October 30th, 2003 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Erin McElroy, Graduate Student.

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Friday, October 31st, 2003 - Lincoln Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Erin Carlson, Kiessling group.

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Monday, November 3rd, 2003 - Inorganic McElvain Chemistry Seminar, 1:20 p.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Robert Bergman, University of California, Berkeley.

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Tuesday, November 4th, 2003 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. David Jonas, University of Colorado, Boulder.

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Wednesday, November 5th, 2003 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Sam Pazicni, Graduate Student.

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Thursday, November 6th, 2003 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Brandon Beyer, Graduate Student.

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Monday, October 10th, 2003 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 1:20 p.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Aroop Ray, Naveon Corp.

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Tuesday, November 11th, 2003- Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Carl Hayden, Sandia National Laboratories.

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Wednesday, November 12th, 2003 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Namal DeSilva, Graduate Student.

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Thursday, November 13th, 2003 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Greg M. Swain, Michigan State University. “Optically Transparent Diamond Electrodes for Chemical Analysis”

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Friday, November 14th, 2003 - Lincoln Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Terra Potocky, Gellman group.

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Monday, November 17th, 2003 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 1:20 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Greg Lewis, UOP, IL.

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Tuesday, November 18th, 2003 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Andrei Tokmakoff, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Tuesday, November 18th, 2003 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dalibor Sames, Columbia University.

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Wednesday, November 19th, 2003 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Heather Johnson, Graduate Student.

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Thursday, November 20th, 2003 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. R. Mark Wightman, UNC-Chapel Hill. “Watching Neurotransmitters in Action with Voltammetry”

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Thursday, November 20th, 2003 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Yueheng Jiang, Graduate Student.

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Monday, November 24th, 2003 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 1:20 p.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Jonas Peters, Cal Tech.

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Tuesday, November 25th, 2003 - Physical Chemistry McElvain Lectures, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Albert Stolow, Steacie Institute for Molecular Sciences.

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Tuesday, December 2nd, 2003 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Tamar Seideman, Northwestern University.

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Tuesday, December 2nd, 2003 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Steve Buchwald, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Wednesday, December 3rd, 2003 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Adam Fiedler, Graduate Student.

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Thursday, December 4th, 2003 - Organic McElvain Seminar, 3:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Erik Sorensen, Princeton University.

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Thursday, December 4th, 2003 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Susan Przybylinski, Graduate Student.

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Friday, November 5th, 2003 - Lincoln Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Lisa Jungbauer, Cavagnero group.

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Monday, December 8nd, 2003 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 1:20 p.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Joe Jarrett, University of Pennsylvania.

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Tuesday, December 9th, 2003 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Hyuk Yu, University of Wisconsin-Madison. “Physical Chemistry of Polymers: Personal Perspective for the Past 40 Years”

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Tuesday, December 9th, 2003 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Alan Kennan, Colorado State.

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Thursday, December 11th, 2003 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Jack Sadowsky, Graduate Student.

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Analytical Seminar abstracts/announcements can be found at: http://analytical.chem.wisc.edu/analytical/writings/Seminars/seminars.html.

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Physical Chemistry Student Seminar abstracts/announcements can be found at: http://www.chem.wisc.edu/physical/Home.html.

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RECENT PUBLICATIONS

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Hodges, JA; Raines, RT.

Stereoelectronic effects on collagen stability: The dichotomy of 4-fluoroproline diastereomers.

JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 125 (31): 9262-9263 AUG 6 2003.

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Hacker, CA; Hamers, RJ.

Optical and electronic anisotropy of a pi-conjugated molecular monolayer on the silicon(001) surface.

JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY B, 107 (31): 7689-7695 AUG 7 2003.

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Langenhan, JM; Gellman, SH.

Preparation of protected syn-alpha,beta-dialkyl beta-amino acids that contain polar side chain functionality.

JOURNAL OF ORGANIC CHEMISTRY, 68 (16): 6440-6443 AUG 8 2003.

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Jendrejack, RM; Dimalanta, ET; Schwartz, DC; Graham, MD; de Pablo, JJ.

DNA dynamics in a microchannel.

PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS, 91 (3): art. no.-038102 JUL 18 2003.

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Apeloig, Y; Pauncz, R; Karni, M; West, R; Steiner, W; Chapman, D.

Why is methylene a ground state triplet while silylene is a ground state singlet?

ORGANOMETALLICS, 22 (16): 3250-3256 AUG 4 2003.

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Yethiraj, A.

Computer simulation study of two-dimensional polymer solutions.

MACROMOLECULES, 36 (15): 5854-5862 JUL 29 2003.

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Yu, H.

Polymer dynamics of thin films and monolayers.

MACROMOLECULAR SYMPOSIA, 195: 185-189 JUN 2003.

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Lawrence, CP; Skinner, JL.

Vibrational spectroscopy of HOD in liquid D2O. VII. Temperature and frequency dependence of the OH stretch lifetime.

JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS, 119 (7): 3840-3848 AUG 15 2003.

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Zimmerman, HE; Wang, PF.

An unusual abnormal Wolff rearrangement.

CANADIAN JOURNAL OF CHEMISTRY-REVUE CANADIENNE DE CHIMIE, 81 (6): 517-524 JUN 2003.

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Copyright © 2003 Thomson ISI

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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University of California San Diego Lecturer with Potential Security of Employment Position. The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at UC San Diego (http://chem.ucsd.edu) has an opening for a Lecturer, with the potential of security of employment (PSOE). A Lecturer PSOE position closely parallels that of an assistant professor on track for tenure. We are seeking an outstanding teacher who wishes to have a permanent faculty position. The position is full-time and will involve teaching lecture and laboratory courses in analytical and environmental chemistry, developing curriculum, writing lab manuals, assisting with the training of teaching assistants, and other coordination tasks related to undergraduate instruction. Candidates must have a Ph.D. degree and a record of excellence in teaching. The appointment will begin in Fall 2004. Salary is commensurate with experience and based on the University of California pay scale. Candidates should send a curriculum vitae and names and addresses of three references to: Chair, Lecturer (LPSOE) Search Committee, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry - 0332, University of California, San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093-0332. The closing date is October 31, 2003.

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The Frederick Seitz Materials Research Laboratory (FSMRL) at the University of Illinois is seeking a Research Scientist for support of the operation of the University National Laboratory Industry Collaborative Access Team (UNICAT) third generation X-ray synchrotron beam lines at the Advanced Photon Source (APS), Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois. This includes support of experiments by users of the beam lines, and support of beam line commissioning, training, maintenance, and upgrade activities. When appropriate, also responsible for conceiving, planning and implementing novel instrumentation, new techniques, and research utilizing synchrotron radiation, and for reporting relevant results. The position requires considerable knowledge of the properties of synchrotron radiation in order to develop and operate advanced x-ray instrumentation and execute state-of-theart experimental techniques. Particular emphasis includes expertise in the area of microbeam diffraction at third-generation synchrotron facilities. Additional experience in advanced x-ray techniques such as surface & interface diffraction, crystallography, powder diffraction, ultra-small angle x-ray scattering, topography, XAFS, diffuse x-ray scattering, inelastic x-ray scattering, or coherent diffraction is desirable. Applicants must have a minimum of a Ph.D degree in physics, applied physics, chemistry, materials science, or a related field and 2-5 years relevant experience. This is a continuous, full time twelve-month academic professional position subject to University of Illinois policies and procedures. Standard university benefits apply, and salary will be commensurate with experience. The position will be available as soon as possible after the closing date. Resume and cover letter should be forwarded to: University of Illinois, Frederick Seitz Materials Research Laboratory, c/o Susan Logan, 104 S. Goodwin Ave., Urbana, IL 61801. Please direct questions to Susan Logan at (217) 244-2944 or sklogan@uiuc.edu.

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A growing, dynamic Department of Chemistry at the University of South Florida invites applications for Director of the NMR Facility. This is a 12-month/year, non-tenure earning, Research Assistant Professor appointment, with a competitive salary, to start as soon as possible. A Ph.D. in Chemistry or related field is required. Experience with NMR maintenance and administrative experience in a University setting is preferred. Application deadline is September 3, 2003, screening will begin immediately after the deadline. Please submit letter of application, curriculum vitae, and 3 letters of reference electronically to: zaworo@chuma.cas.usf.edu. Please refer to Position #5565. Applications may also be mailed to: Dr. Michael Zaworotko, Chair, Department of Chemistry, 4202 E Fowler Ave, SCA 400, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL 33620-5250. By Florida law, all applications and meetings regarding them are open to the public. For disability accommodations call (813) 974-2258. Additional information: http://www.cas.usf.edu/chemistry/index.html.

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The Frederick Seitz Materials Research Laboratory (FSMRL) at the University of Illinois is seeking a Research Engineer for computer support and assisting with instrument controls for the University National Laboratory Industry Collaborative Access Team (UNICAT) at the Advanced Photon Source (APS), Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois. This includes computer system administration, networking, and security for all UNICAT computational facilities and platforms. This position will require the individual to maintain the computing infrastructure at the UNICAT's advanced x-ray beam line facilities and experimental end stations at the Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratory. These facilities are used for forefront research in materials science and condensed matter physics and depend on modern motion control instrumentation, data acquisition, and computer networking. Responsibilities include system administration for windows, linux, and vx-works computers and vme crates, developing and maintaining interfaces for new instrumentation, installing upgrades and patches for computer operating systems, software and hardware installation and configuration, and recommending computer system and instrument control upgrade paths. Applicants must have a minimum of a BS in Physics, Applied Physics, Computer Science, or a related field, and 1-2 years relevant experience. Experience in the area of instrument control and data acquisition systems at third-generation synchrotron facilities, including familiarity with Experimental Physics and Industrial Control System (EPICS) protocols is highly desirable. This is a continuous, full time twelve-month academic professional position subject to University of Illinois policies and procedures. Standard university benefits apply, and salary will be commensurate with experience. The position will be available as soon as possible after the closing date. In order to ensure full consideration, applications must be received by September 12, 2003. Resume and cover letter should be forwarded to: University of Illinois, Frederick Seitz Materials Research Laboratory, c/o Susan Logan, 104 S. Goodwin Ave., Urbana, IL 61801. Please direct questions to Susan Logan at (217) 244-2944 or sklogan@uiuc.edu.

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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS

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Tenure-Track in (1) Analytical Chemistry & (2) Organic Chemistry at Creighton University. Creighton University invites applications for two tenure-track appointments beginning Fall, 2004 with a possibility for starting in Jan., 2004. One appointment will be in analytical chemistry and the other will be in organic chemistry. Specific area of specialization is open. We seek individuals with the potential to be excellent scholar-teachers, mentors, and role models for undergraduates. Successful applicants will be expected to teach both introductory and advanced courses in their specialty. Appointees also will be expected to develop active research programs involving undergraduate students. Applicants should send a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a statement of research interests, and have undergraduate and graduate transcripts and three letters of recommendation sent to: Search Committee, Chemistry Department, Creighton University, Omaha, NE 68178-0104. Review of applications will begin on October 6th, 2003. Creighton University has been ranked the #1 comprehensive university in the Midwest Region by U.S. News and World Report in five of the last seven years. For further information, please visit http://chemistry.creighton.edu/.

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Tufts University, Department of Chemistry is seeking to expand its faculty with one tenure-track appointment at the assistant professor level. Preference will be given to candidates whose research involves nano-scale materials, biomedical chemistry, or non-covalent interactions. Preference will be given to those whose research complements the department’s strengths. The successful candidate will join an active Ph.D. granting department and will demonstrate the potential to develop an outstanding, internationally recognized research program and excel in teaching. Teaching responsibilities include graduate courses in the candidate’s discipline as well as undergraduate courses in chemistry. A Ph.D. in Chemistry is required. Postdoctoral experience is desirable. Additional information about the department can be found at http://www.chem.tufts.edu. Send CV, a research plan and three letters of recommendation to: Faculty Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, Tufts University, Medford, MA 02155. Evaluation of candidates will begin October 13, 2003 and continue until the position is filled.

 

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Washington State University seeks applications for a tenure track faculty position in the area of experimental physical chemistry with preference given to those with research interests in the areas of materials, condensed matter, or nanoscience. A strong commitment to innovative research and excellence in education through scholarly activity and curriculum development at the graduate and undergraduate level is required. A Ph.D. and postdoctoral experience in chemistry or a closely related area, the ability to establish a leading research program in the applicant's area of specialization, and the ability and desire to teach are required (applicants for more senior rank must demonstrate success in these areas). Additional information is available at: http://www.chem.wsu.edu. Please send a letter of application, a CV, a detailed research proposal including a list of major instrumentation needs and budgetary requirements, a list of courses the applicant would most like to teach, and a graduate transcript, and arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to: K.W. Hipps, Physical Chemistry Search Chair, Chemistry Dept., Washington State University, Pullman, WA 99164-4630. Review of completed applications will begin October 21st and will continue until the position is filled.

 

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Widener University invites applications for two tenure-track positions, one in physical and one in bio-organic chemistry, both to begin in the fall 2004 semester. A Ph.D. in the respective disciplines is required, along with a commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching and research. Teaching duties will include courses in physical, organic and biochemistry, as well as introductory courses for science and non-science majors. See http://www.widener.edu/?pageID=1399 for more details. The chemistry department at Widener is ACS-approved. Applicants should submit a c.v., transcripts, a statement of teaching philosophy, a brief summary of proposed research, and arrange to have three letters of reference sent by October 13, 2003 to: Dr. Scott Van Bramer (email: svanbram@science.widener.edu), Department of Chemistry, Widener University, One University Place, Chester, PA 19013.

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Chemistry Department, University of Utah. Two tenure track positions are available in the areas of analytical and physical chemistry. Candidates with interdisciplinary interests are encouraged, provided that physical or analytical chemistry form an important facet of the proposed research and teaching activities. We intend to fill the positions at the junior level, but exceptional senior candidates may be considered. Candidates are expected to demonstrate the background, motivation, and ability to develop vigorous, competitive research programs, and to be excellent teachers at the undergraduate and graduate levels. A Ph.D. is required; postdoctoral experience is desirable. Applicants for junior-level positions should send an application letter including a description of proposed research and detailed vita, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent directly to the address below. Senior applicants should send an application letter and vita. Review of applications will begin October 15, 2003, and continue until suitable candidates are identified. Reply to: Search Committee, University of Utah Department of Chemistry, 315 S 1400 E Rm 2020, Salt Lake City UT 84112-0850.

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University of Iowa, College of Pharmacy. Faculty Position in Medicinal and Natural Products Chemistry. The Division of Medicinal and Natural Products Chemistry (MNPC) invites outstanding candidates for a tenure track Assistant Professor position. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Medicinal Chemistry, Chemistry, Biochemistry or Biological Sciences and relevant postdoctoral experience. The new position offers a competitive start-up package and salary with expectation of establishing an independent research program and teaching in the graduate and professional programs. Applicants with research interests in Medicinal Chemistry, Chemical Biology, Enzymology, Structural Biology, Computational Drug Discovery, Pharmaceutical Biotechnology or Biocatalysis are encouraged to apply. Information about MNPC may be found at http://www.uiowa.edu/-mnpcphar/. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a concise description of their proposed research and a list of three references to: Professor Kevin G. Rice, Chair, Search Committee, Division of Medicinal and Natural Products Chemistry, College of Pharmacy, 115 S. Grand Ave., University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, 52242, e-mail: Kevin-Rice@uiowa.edu by October 1.

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University of Cincinnati. The Department of Chemistry invites applications for a tenure track position as Assistant Professor, beginning September 2004. Candidates will have a PhD and demonstrated excellence and postdoctoral experience in an aspect of chemistry relevant to chemical and biosensors. Of particular interest is expertise in bio-nanotechnology applicable to sensing, although superior candidates in other areas are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate would be expected to develop an independent research program as well as interact with faculty involved with chemical sensors research. The Department houses the Chemical Sensors Instrumentation Laboratory, a new state-of-the-art facility established by the State of Ohio for constructing and studying chemical sensors. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the appropriate division of the Chemistry Department. Applicants should submit a letter of application, a curriculum vita, a short summary of research interests (3-5 pages), and three letters of recommendation to: Prof. H. Brian Halsall, Chemistry Department, PO Box 210172, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 45221-0172. Review of applications will begin October 31, 2003, and continue until the position is filled.

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The University of California, San Diego, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry http://chem.ucsd.edu invites applications for tenure-track/tenured faculty positions in Biochemistry with a strong preference for candidates at the Assistant Professor level. Candidates must have a Ph.D. and a demonstrated ability for creative research and teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The Department will consider applicants in all areas of biochemistry and biophysics, particularly the following: structure of supramolecular machines; proteomics/mass spec; molecular evolution/protein design; signaling at membranes; carbohydrate biochemistry; and quantitative analysis and modeling of complex molecular ensembles. Salary commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scale. Candidates should send a curriculum vitae, list of publications, reprints of up to five representative papers, and a summary of research plans to: Chair, Biochemistry Search Committee 4-219F, University of California, San Diego, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, 9500 Gilman Drive 0332, La Jolla, CA 92093-0332. Candidates should also arrange to have three letters of reference sent under separate cover. The deadline for applications is November 1, 2004, but until positions are filled, all applications received will be assured full consideration.

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POSTDOCTORAL POSITION AND/OR JOBS

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The Argonne National Laboratory Named Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. Candidates for these fellowships must display superb ability in scientific or engineering research, and must show definite promise of becoming outstanding leaders in the research they pursue; the Laboratory intends to award four such fellowships this coming year. Fellowships are awarded for a two-year term, with a possible renewal for a third year, and carry a stipend of $70,000 per annum with an additional allocation of up to $20,000 per annum for research support and travel. The Fellows, who will be competitively selected by a special fellowship committee, are given the freedom of associating with Argonne scientists in a research area of common interest. To apply for an Argonne Named Postdoctoral Fellowship, please send the following via e-mail to: fellowships@ani.gov prior to the November 14, 2003 deadline. Letter of Nomination, Curriculum Vitae, Two letters of reference, Bibliography of publications, Bibliography of preprints, Description of research to be pursued at the laboratory. For additional information about this Fellowship, please stop by Room 1146 Chemistry Building.

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Prof. Klaus H. Theopold of the University of Delaware has a Postdoctoral Position Available in Mechanistic Inorganic Chemistry. A postdoctoral position is available in his group in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Delaware. The project involves the synthesis of chromium oxo complexes and kinetic measurements of their reactions with organic substrates (see J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2002, 124, 14008 for some background). The ideal candidate will be versed in the synthesis and characterization of inorganic compounds and have some experience with kinetics experiments. I am looking for an individual who is self-motivated and genuinely interested in chemistry. The position carries a starting salary of $28,000/year and is renewable upon mutual consent. The starting date is flexible, but I hope to identify suitable candidates and make an offer before the end of September. Interested candidates should send a complete CV and have at least two confidential letters of recommendation (one from their Ph. D. advisor) sent to: Prof. Klaus H. Theopold, Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716. Submission by e-mail to: theopold@udel.edu is strongly encouraged.

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Professor Joel S. Miller of The Ohio State University has one or more openings for a post-doctoral associate(s) for inorganic, organic, and materials chemists to join his group. His group is presently dedicated to making and characterizing new magnetic materials (bulk and thin film) and collaborate extensively with Arthur J. Epstein's laboratory at The Ohio State University. The position is for one year and extendable for a second year upon mutual agreement. We are presently seeking motivated individuals with expertise in Chemical synthesis (organic, organometallic, and/or coordination compounds) with expertise in handling air/water sensitive compounds. Magnetic properties of inorganic compounds, and/or Chemical vapor deposition (CVD or OMCVD/MOCVD), preferably of organic/molecular materials. Our laboratory is well equipped for the synthesis, chemical, and magnetic characterization of new materials and a complete list of facilities is available upon request. Qualified interested individuals should email/fax/mail a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, and any relevant publications, and arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent on their behalf to: Joel S. Miller, Distinguished Professor, Department of Chemistry, Adjunct Professor of Materials Science, University of Utah, Department of Chemistry HEB 2124, 315 S. 1400 E. RM 2124, Salt Lake City, UT 84112-0850, 801 585 5455 FAX: 801 581 8433 Secretary: Mary (Missy) Mattfeld: 801 585 631, Lab 801 581 4229, EMAIL: JSMILLER@chem.utah.edu, web pages; http://www.chem.utah.edu/chemistry/faculty/miller/miller.html, http://www.chem.utah.edu/chemistry/faculty/miller/millergroup/main.html.

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Postdoctoral Opportunity. UW Madison Institute on Aging Training Grant. The Biology of Aging & Age-Related Diseases Training Grant is an established, multidisciplinary grant funded by NIH that focuses on basic mechanisms of aging, preventive interventions, and clinical problems encountered by older adults. Training is available with outstandinq researchers in the following areas: Mitochondrial DNA abnormalities (Aiken-Animal Health & Biomedical Sciences); Role of gonadal steroids in cognition (Asthana-Medicine); Genetics & genomics of diabetes (Attie-Biochemistry/Comparative Biosciences); Aging serotonergic system (Behan- Vet Med-Comparative Biosciences); Osteoporosis (Binkley, Drezner-Medicine); Muscular aging (Cartee-Kinesiology; Schultz-Anatomy); Iron metabolism (Eisenstein-Nutritional Sciences); Cell migration & signaling (Huttenlocher-Pediatrics); Oxidative stress (Oberley-Pathology & Laboratory Med.; Weindruch-Medicine/Nutritional Sci.); Extracelluar matrix signaling molecules (Keely-Pharmacology); Energy metabolism (Kemnitz-Physiology/Primate Center; Schoeller-Nutritional Sciences); Molecular aspects of neurodegeneration (Kiessling-Chemistry); Alzheimer's Disease (Malter-Pathology & Laboratory Medicine); Ocular disease (Mares-Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences); Immune response (Muller-Medicine); Gene expression analysis (Prolla-Genetics; Weindruch-Medicine/Nutritional Sciences); Swallowing (Robbins-Medicine); Caloric restriction (Weindruch-Medicine/Nutritional Sciences); Prostate cancer (Wilding-Clinical Oncology). Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident by date of award. Apply by October 6, 2003 to: Dr. Richard Weindruch, C/O Kay Smith, Administrator, UW Institute on Aging, 1300 University Avenue, Room 2245, Madison, WI 53706. Please send the following: Letter stating research interests; CV; Transcripts of ALL college coursework (copies acceptable); GRE and/or MCAT scores; Three letters of recommendation; All individuals who did not complete their advanced degree in the United States must submit a certification that it is equivalent to a degree from a U.S. college or university. Start date: No later than Jan. 1, 2004.

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