Chemistry Newsletter - 09/09/2002

 

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Chemistry Newsletter


XXVI - No. 29 September 9th, 2002

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. Schedule for Introductory Research Talks:

5:45 6:45 7:15
September 5 Crim Brunold Ediger
September 12 Record Skinner Zanni
September 19 Yethiraj Zimmerman Cui
September 26 Nathanson Wright Hamers
October 3 Cavagnero Sibert Weisshaar
October 10 Smith McMahon Weinhold

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Organic Chemistry Faculty Presentations

The Organic Chemistry Faculty Presentations will take place at the new lecture hall (Room 1315). The presence of the first year Organic students is required.

2:30 2:50 3:10 3:30 4:00 4:20 4:40
Sept. 13 Sam Gellman Steve Nelsen Chuck Casey Break Silvia Cavagnero Peter Belshaw Steve Burke
Sept. 20 Daesung Lee Ben Shen Hans Reich Break Laura Kiessling Howard Whitlock Sandro Mecozzi
Sept. 27 Helen Blackwell Howard Zimmerman David Lynn Break Shannon Stahl Bob McMahon Ron Raines

 

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Department and Finance Committee Meeting Schedule

Department Meetings --- Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 8335 Chemistry

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Finance Committee Meetings --- Tuesdays ---1:20 PM - Chair's Office

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SEMINARS
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Tuesday, September 10th, 2002 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Anna Krylov, USC. "Breaking the Curse of the Non-Dynamical Correlation Problem: The Spin-Flip Method Applied to Diradicals and Triradicals"

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Tuesday, September 10th, 2002 - Frontiers in Pharmacology Seminar, 12:00 Noon, Room 1111, Biotechnology Center Auditorium. Stephen A. Liebhaber, University of Pennsylvania. "Long-Range Gene Activation"

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Tuesday, September 10th, 2002 - Rennebohm Lecture, 3:30 p.m., School of Pharmacy. Dr. Peter Schultz. *See special announcement about shuttle service at end of seminar listings*.

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Thursday, September 12th, 2002 - Analytical Chemistry Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Robert Hamers, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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Friday, September 13th, 2002 - Marquette University - Nakamoto Lecture, 3:30 p.m., Todd Wehr Chemistry Building, 535 North 14th Room 121. Professor Maurice Brookhart, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill. "Olefin Polymerizations Using Late Transition Metal Complexes: Mechanistic and Synthetic Studies"

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Friday, September 13th, 2002 - Rheology Research Center - 3M Lecture, 12:05 p.m., Room 1800 Engineering Hall. Steve Granick, University of Illinois. "Slippery Questions, From Microfluidics to Nanofluidics"

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Tuesday, September 17th, 2002 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Nancy Makri, University of Illinois. "Forward-Backward Semiclassical Dynamics."

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Tuesday, September 17th, 2002, - Mass Spec Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room B371, Chemistry Building, UW-Madison. Dr. John Fjeldsted, TOF Program Manager and TOF R/D Project Manager, Agilent Technologies. "Improving Mass Accuracy and Dynamic Range in API-TOF Mass Spectrometry"

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Tuesday, September 17th, 2002 - Student Physical Chemistry Seminar, 4:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Gordie Shaw. "Nanoindentation of NiTi shape memory alloy thin films"

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Tuesday, September 17th, 2002 - Frontiers in Pharmacology Seminar, 12:00 Noon, Room 1111, Biotechnology Center Auditorium. Professor James M. Ervasti, UW Madison. "Costameres: The Achilles' Heel of Herculean Muscle"

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Thursday, September 19th, 2002 - Analytical Chemistry Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Andrew Lyon, Georgia Institute of Technology. "Design and Assembly of Responsive Hydrogel"

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Thursday, September 19st, 2002 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Marisa Kozlowski, University of Pennsylvania-Philadelphia. "Identification of Novel Ligands for Asymmetric Synthesis"

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Friday, September 20th, 2002 - Marquette University, 3:30 p.m., Todd Wehr Chemistry Building, 535 North 14th St., Room 121. Professor Sarah Larsen, University of Iowa. "Actively Green with Zeolite Catalysts"

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Friday, September 20th, 2002 - Rheology Research Center - 3M Lecture, 12:05 p.m., Room 1800 Engineering Hall. Michael Mackay, Michigan State University. "Nanoparticles and How They Affect the Dynamics of Linear Polymers"

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Monday, September 23rd, 2002 - Contemporary Biochemistry Structural Genomics, 3:30 p.m., Room B1118 Biochemistry, 420 Henry Mall. Dr. Homme Hellinga, Duke University. "Computational Design of Proteins: Theory, Experiments, Applications"

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Tuesday, September 24th, 2002 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Eric J. Amis, NIST. "Combinatorial Methods for Investigations of Polymer Physics"

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Tuesday, September 24th, 2002 - Student Physical Chemistry Seminar, 4:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Mike Schwartz. "Organic/inorganic interfaces: Organic chemistry meets surface science"

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Tuesday, September 24th, 2002 - Frontiers in Pharmacology Seminar, 12:00 Noon, Room 1111, Biotechnology Center Auditorium. Professor Richard R. Burgess, UW Madison. "Transcription Factor-RNA Polymerase Interaction as a Target for Drug Discovery"

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Thursday, September 26th, 2002 - Analytical Chemistry Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Prof. Simon Garrett, Michigan State University. "What's So Special About Nanomaterials? Making Supported Metal Oxide Nanoparticles by Lithography."

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Friday, September 27th, 2002 - Marquette University, 3:30 p.m., Todd Wehr Chemistry Building, 535 North 14th St., Room 121. Professor Sarah Larsen, University of Iowa. "Hydrogen Bonds in Proteins: Molecular Models from Quantum Mechanics"

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Friday, September 27th, 2002 - Rheology Research Center - 3M Lecture, 12:05 p.m., Room 1800 Engineering Hall. Osman Basaran, Purdue. "Micro-scale Flows Exhibiting Singularity Formation, Interface Rupture, and Unexpected Dynamics"

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Monday, September 30th, 2002 - Inorganic Seminar, 1:20 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Rajendra Rathore, Marquette University.

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Monday, September 30th, 2002 - Contemporary Biochemistry Structural Genomics, 3:30 p.m., Room B1118 Biochemistry, 420 Henry Mall. Andrzej Joachimiak. "Structural Genomics of Bacterial Transcriptional Factors"

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Tuesday, October 1st, 2002 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Steve Diver, SUNY-Buffalo.

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Tuesday, October 1st, 2002 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Lawrence Pratt, LANL. "To be announced."

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Tuesday, October 1st, 2002 - Student Physical Chemistry Seminar, 4:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Chris Lawrence. "Ultrafast vibrational spectroscopy of HOD in liquid D2O"

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Wednesday, October 2nd, 2002 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Karl Wieghardt, Max-Planck-Inst., Germany.

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Thursday, October 3rd, 2002 - Analytical Chemistry Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Profesor Jonathan Jarvik, Carnegie Mellon University.

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Tuesday, October 8th, 2002 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Paul Davidovits, Boston College. "Mass Accommodation Coefficients of Organic Gas Phase Species and Gas Phase Hydrogen Halides on 1-Octanol as a Function of Relative Humidity."

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Tuesday, October 8th, 2002 - Student Physical Chemistry Seminar, 4:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Rakwoo Chang. "What can you learn from a simple toy model?"

 

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Thursday, October 10th, 2002 - Analytical Chemistry Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor John Wright, UW Madison, Chemistry Department.

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Tuesday, October 15, 2002 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Chwen-Yang Shew, CUNY. "Conformation and Dynamics of Single Polymers in External Fields: A Simple Model for Inhomogenous Polymer Systems."

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Tuesday, October 15th, 2002 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Eric Simanek, Texas A & M.

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Tuesday, October 15th, 2002 - Student Physical Chemistry Seminar, 4:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Michael Konopka. "Detailed analysis of vesicle motion near the cell membrane"

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Wednesday, October 16th, 2002 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Brad Steinhoff.

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Thursday, October 17th, 2002 - Analytical Chemistry Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Lloyd Smith, UW Madison, Chemistry Department.

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Friday, October 18th, 2002 - Analytical Chemistry Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Chris Pawela, Graduate Student.

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Tuesday, October 22nd, 2002 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Oleg Prezhdo, University of Washington. "Theory and Simulation of Electro-Optic and Solar Cell Materials."

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Tuesday, October 22nd, 2002 - Student Physical Chemistry Seminar, 4:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Christine Morales. "Binding of O2 and C2H4 to nitrogen-bound Pd(0):A DFT mechanistic study"

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Thursday, October 24th, 2002 - Analytical Chemistry Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Rob Corn, UW Madison, Chemistry Department.

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Monday, October 28th, 2002, - Mass Spec Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room B371, Chemistry Building, UW-Madison. Dr. David C. Muddimn, Mayo Clinic.

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Monday, October 28th, 2002 - Physical Chemistry Hirschfelder Lecture, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Stuart Rice, University of Chicago. "To be announced."

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Tuesday, October 29th, 2002 - Physical Chemistry Hirschfelder Lecture, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Stuart Rice, University of Chicago. "To be announced."

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Wednesday, October 30, 2002 - Physical Chemistry Hirschfelder Lecture, 2:25 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Stuart Rice, University of Chicago. "To be announced."

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Thursday, October 31st, 2002 - Analytical Chemistry Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Lei Geng, University of Iowa.

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Tuesday, November 5, 2002 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. David Wemmer, UC Berkeley. "To be announced."

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Thursday, November 7th, 2002 - Analytical Chemistry Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Michael Fitzgerald, Duke University.

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Tuesday, November 12, 2002 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Patricia Jennings, UC San Diego. "To be announced."

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Tuesday, November 12th, 2002 - Student Physical Chemistry Seminar, 4:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Tom Lutz. "Predicting material properties of polymer mixtures: A dilute blend approach"

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Thursday, November 14th, 2002 - Analytical Chemistry Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Thomas Farrar, UW Madison, Chemistry Department.

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Friday, November 15th, 2002 - Analytical Chemistry Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Beth Nichols, Graduate Student.

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Tuesday, November 19th, 2002 - Student Physical Chemistry Seminar, 4:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Mark Formaneck. "Understanding allosteric transitions in biomolecules using molecular simulation methods"

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Thursday, November 21st, 2002 - Analytical Chemistry Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Robin Garrell, University of California, Los Angeles.

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Tuesday, December 3th, 2002 - Student Physical Chemistry Seminar, 4:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Annabel Muenter. "The effect of dissolved ions on the interactions of HCl gas with liquid glycerol"

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Tuesday, December 10th, 2002 - Student Physical Chemistry Seminar, 4:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Robert Holiday. "Vibrationally driven bimolecular reactions"

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Analytical Sciences Seminars

The following link is for the UW Analytical Sciences Seminar 2002: http://analytical.chem.wisc.edu/analytical/writings/Seminars/seminars.html.

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Special Shuttle to Rennebohm Lecture - Dr. Peter Schultz -September 10, 2002 - 3:30 p.m. A special shuttle bus to the School of Pharmacy will makes stops at Chemistry (315 N. Mills St.) and Biochemistry (433 Babcock Dr.). The shuttle will depart from Chemistry at 2:40 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. There will be return shuttle runs after the seminar. Note: Reception is from 3:00-3:30 BEFORE the seminar. For more information, see: http://www.pharmacy.wisc.edu/Grad_Pgm/ps/seminars.htm.

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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The Department of Chemistry at the University of Illinois is searching for one semester Visiting Lecturers to teach Instrumental Methods of Chemical Characterization (lecture), Instrumental Methods of Chemical Characterization (laboratory) or Separation Methods (lecture and laboratory in one course). A candidate willing to teach multiple courses will be viewed favorably. Candidates with teaching or extensive professional experience in instrumental analysis, chromatography, or electrophoretic separations will be considered. A Masters degree is required but a Ph.D. is preferred. Applicants should submit a graduate transcript, curriculum vitae, publication list, and names of three references with contact information to: Chair, Analytical Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 600 S. Mathews Ave. Box 48-5, Urbana, IL 61801.

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Central Missouri State University. Chairperson of the Department of Chemistry and Physics with part-time teaching responsibilities commensurate with department needs. Appointment Date is July 1, 2003. Application Review begins November 1, 2002. A viable candidate for the available position will have: Received a Ph.D. in chemistry or physics; Demonstrated leadership and decision-making skills; Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with a diverse university population; Demonstrated administrative abilities with respect to personnel, budgets, and scheduling; Demonstrated commitment to undergraduate research in chemistry; Demonstrated effective communication and mentoring skills; Established record of achievement in - undergraduate teaching in chemistry; scholarship; University and professional service; obtaining external funding appropriate for a tenured appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor. Candidates must send a letter of application outlining qualifications, a position statement addressing philosophy of leadership and the challenges of leading a combined department, resume, graduate transcript (unofficial accepted) and three letters of recommendation to: Dr. Glenn A. Petrie, Search Committee Chair, Department of Chemistry and Physics, WCM 408, Central Missouri State University, Warrensburg, MO 64093-5055.

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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS

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Forensic Chemistry - Ohio University. The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry invites applications for a tenure-track position as an assistant/associate professor of forensic analytical chemistry. We seek a Ph.D. chemist with postdoctoral or related experience whose research will complement existing programs in the department. A background in forensic chemistry, broadly defined (including toxicology or clinical chemistry), is required. The successful applicant will be expected to establish a research program that will attract external funding, to enjoy teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate (M. S. and Ph. D.) levels, to assist in the administration of the undergraduate forensic chemistry program, and to assist in the establishment of a Master's program in forensic chemistry. Please submit a curriculum vita, a statement of teaching philosophy, an outline of research plan, and arrange to have at least three letters of recommendation sent to: Chair, Forensic Search Committee, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Clippinger Laboratories, Ohio University, Athens, OH 45701-2979. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2001, and continue until the position is filled. Further information on the College of Arts and Sciences can be viewed at http://www.cas.ohiou.edu and on the position and the department at http://www.chem.ohiou.edu.

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Marquette University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Analytical or Physical Chemistry for Fall 2003. Exceptional candidates in other areas of chemistry that complement the department's research programs will also be considered. The successful candidate must develop a vigorous fundable research program and be committed to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Submit CV, detailed research proposals, budget of startup costs, statement of teaching interests, and arrange for 3 letters of recommendation to be sent to: Faculty Search Committee, Chemistry Department, Box 1881, Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881. Contact Profs. Chieu Tran at:Chieu.Tran@mu.edu or Jeanne Hossenlopp at: Jeanne.Hossenlopp@mu.edu for additional information or questions. Review of applicants will begin on October 15, 2002 and will continue until the position is filled.

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University of Wyoming. We are seeking candidates for an assistant professor position in organic chemistry and another assistant professor position in either inorganic or analytical chemistry. Applicants with a research interest in the biological sciences are encouraged to apply. The position will be advertised in the August 19, August 26, September 2, and September 16 issues of C&E News. Applications from candidates specializing in organic, analytical or inorganic chemistry who have completed or will complete their Ph.D. degree requirements by September 2003 are welcome to apply. Excellence in research and in teaching in one of these areas of chemistry at both the undergraduate and graduate levels will be expected. Applicants should submit a detail description of research plans and a curriculum vita. The applicant should also arrange for three letters of recommendation, which directly address his/her promise as a scholar/academician. These letters should be sent directly to the search committee chair from the references. The organic search committee chair contact is: Edward Clennan, Organic Search Committee Chair, Department of Chemistry, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY 82071-3838. The inorganic/analytical search committee chair contact is: Keith Carron, Inorganic/Analytical Search Committee Chair, Department of Chemistry, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY 82071-3838. The search committee expects to review completed applications, with at least two letters of recommendation, beginning around November 1, 2002. Minority and women candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. For additional information, applicants can view our web site at http://www.uwyo.edu/chemistry.

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Chemistry - University of Utah. Three tenured or tenure-track positions are available in the general areas of analytical, organic, and physical chemistry. Applications will be considered at all levels. 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, a description of proposed research, and a detailed vita, and should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent directly to the address below. Senior applicants should send an application letter and vita. We do not accept applications by e-mail. To direct the applications to the appropriate subcommittee, applicants should indicate in their cover letter in which areas of chemistry their teaching and research interests lie. Review of applications will begin Tuesday, October 15, 2002, and will continue until suitable candidates are identified. Reply to: Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, University of Utah, 315 S 1400 E Rm 2020, Salt Lake City, UT 84112-0850.

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The Department of Chemistry at The University of Alabama seeks an outstanding individual in one of three areas: Electrochemistry, Laser Spectroscopy or Chemical Education at the level of Assistant Professor. The successful candidate is expected to have a Ph.D. and postdoctoral training or equivalent experience, in Chemistry or related field. In all areas development of a vigorous, externally funded research program is expected. In 2004, Chemistry will occupy a new $50 million Interdisciplinary Science Facility currently under construction which will make the Department's programs even stronger. Subsequently, the Department's teaching labs and lecture theatres will undergo a $17 million renovation for studio chemistry. Commitment of excellence in both undergraduate and graduate teaching is required. Women as well as members of underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. All candidates should send a curriculum vita, publication list, research plans and arrange three letters of recommendation to be sent to: Faculty Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, The University of Alabama, Box 870336, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0336. Review of applications will begin October 1, 2002 and continue until the position is filled. Further information about the department can be found at the departments website: http://www.Bama.ua.edu/~chem.

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Inorganic Chemistry, Faculty Search. The Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at the California Institute of Technology seeks applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor in the field of inorganic chemistry. The initial appointment will be for four years. Outstanding candidates with a Ph.D. and a strong commitment to research and teaching excellence are invited to send a curriculum vitae, publication list, research plan, and three letters of recommendation to: Inorganic Chemistry Search, M/C 127-72, Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91125. Application deadline: November 1, 2002.

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Visiting Faculty Opening in Analytical Chemistry - Beginning January 2003. Department of Chemistry, Oberlin College. The Department of Chemistry at Oberlin College invites applications for appointment to a full-time, 3-semester faculty position beginning January 2003. The appointee will teach courses in analytical chemistry (introductory and advanced), general chemistry and a non-majors course in environmental chemistry and will direct undergraduate research projects. He or she will also be expected to participate in the full range of faculty responsibilities, including sustained scholarly research. The appointment normally will be at the rank of assistant professor at a salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Requirements: Strong background in analytical chemistry and the Ph.D. in chemistry or be confident of completing one by fall 2003. Additional information about the department can be found on the departmental web site at: http://www.oberlin.edu/chem/. Inquiries and applications should be addressed to: Albert R. Matlin, Chair, Department of Chemistry, Oberlin College, 119 Woodland St., Oberlin, Ohio 44074, telephone: (440) 775-8308, fax: (440) 775-6682, e-mail: albert.matlin@oberlin.edu. Persons applying for this position should send a curriculum vitae, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and a statement of research plans and should request that letters of reference be provided by at least three persons who are well acquainted with the applicant's professional qualifications. When possible, applicants should submit evidence of experience in teaching. To insure consideration, submit application materials by October 11, 2002 Application materials received after that date will be considered until the position is filled.

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Junior Faculty Position, Department of Chemistry, The Ohio State University. The Department of Chemistry at The Ohio State University is soliciting applications for an anticipated tenure-track position to begin during the summer or autumn of 2003. The department prefers to hire in the area of synthetic organic chemistry or physical chemistry (with emphasis on theoretical chemistry) at the assistant professor level, but applications from exceptional individuals in all areas of organic chemistry and physical chemistry, and at all levels, are welcome. Applications received before October 15, 2002 will be given full consideration. Candidates should submit a curriculum vitae, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, a short description of future research plans, a statement of teaching interests, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent directly to the search committees at: Organic Chemistry Search Committee, c/o Ms. Kathy Veit, Department of Chemistry, The Ohio State University, 100 W. 18th Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210, (614) 292-6504, kveit@chemistry.ohio-state.edu or Physical Chemistry Search Committee, c/o Ms. Marcia Gordon, Department of Chemistry, The Ohio State University, 100 W. 18th Avenue, Columbus, OU 43210, (614) 292-0534, mgordon@chemistry.ohio-state.edu, Fax: (614) 292-1685. Visit our Website at: http://www.chemistry.ohio-state.edu.

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The Department of Chemistry at the University of Memphis is seeking qualified candidates for two tenure-track positions in the area of Computational Chemistry (broadly defined). One of these positions may be filled at the Associate Professor level. Both positions can be filled at the Assistant Professor level. We are searching for candidates that will establish vigorous, innovative, externally-funded research programs; will recruit and attract graduate students; and will teach at the graduate and undergraduate levels. A Ph.D. degree is required, and post-doctoral experience is desired. For consideration at the Associate Professor level, an established record of research productivity is required. Candidates whose research complements two current focus areas in the department, organometallic materials or medicinal chemistry are particularly desired. Applicants should submit a curriculum vita and a description of proposed research, and arrange to have three letters of recommendation and both graduate and undergraduate transcripts sent to: Dr. Peter Bridson, Chair, Department of Chemistry, The University of Memphis, Memphis, TN 38152. Screening of applications will begin on October 14th.

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POSTDOCTORAL POSITION AND/OR JOBS

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Postdoctoral Position: Polyene Photochemistry. University of Hawaii - W/ Prof. R.S.H. Liu. Temporary Post-doctoral Opening in the area of photochemical-spectroscopic studies of polyenes, diarylethylenes and/or analogs of biopigments for establishing mechanisms of photoisomerization under confined conditions. Recent Ph.D. in chemistry (or equivalent) is required. Desirable experience in: spectroscopic techniques (fluorescence and absorption studies of unstable primary photoproducts) at low temperatures under steady state or, less importantly, time-resolved conditions or mechanistic organic photochemistry. Starting date, immediately; appointment period 4-6 months. For further information or application, write to or call: Professor Robert S. H. Liu, Department of Chemistry, University of Hawaii, 2545 The Mall, Honolulu, HI 96822, phone: 808-956-5723; FAX: 808-956-5908, e-mail: rliu@gold.chem.hawaii.edu. For relevant publications, see: Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., USA, 97, 11153 (2000); Acc. Chem. Res., 34, 555 (2001); Chem., Euro. J., 7, 4536 (2001).

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