Chemistry Newsletter - 09/18/2006

 


University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Chemistry Newsletter



XXX - No. 30 September 18th, 2006

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Ben Gorske Wins the 2006 M. J. Collins Award

Ben Gorske, a student in Helen Blackwell's group, has won the 2006 M. J. Collins Award, sponsored by CEM Corporation. The award, which recognizes outstanding research by a student in the field of microwave chemistry, was presented at the San Francisco ACS meeting. Congratulations Ben!

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Chris Scarborough Receives an ACS Division of Organic Chemistry Graduate Fellowship

Chris Scarborough, a student in Shannon Stahl's group, has been selected to receive an ACS Division of Organic Chemistry Graduate Fellowship, sponsored by the Nelson J. Leonard Fellowship and Organic Synthesis, Inc. The Fellowship comes with a research stipend and a travel award for the National Organic Symposium. Congratulations Chris!

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Department and Finance Committee Meeting Schedule

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

 

 

9/26/2006 - Exec Meeting Only

 

9/19/2006

10/17/2006

11/14/2006

12/12/2006 - Exec Meeting Only

12/19/2006

2/13/2007

3/13/2007

4/10/2007

5/08/2007

 

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

 

9/26/2006

10/10/2006

10/24/2006

11/7/2006

11/21/2006

12/05/2007

1/23/2007

2/06/2007

2/20/2007

3/06/2007

3/20/2007

4/17/2007

5/01/2007

5/15/2007

 

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Introductory Physical Chemistry Research Talks

Here is the Fall 2006 schedule for the Introductory Physical Chemistry Research Talks for entering graduate students interested in physical chemistry.

 

 

5:45

6:45

7:15

7:45

September 21st

Jim Weisshaar

Nita Sahai

Martin Zanni

 

September 28th

Bob McMahon

Jim Skinner

Frank Keutsch

 

October 5th

Fleming Crim

Thomas Brunold

John Berry

 

October 12th

Tom Record

John Wright

Arun Yethiraj

Qiang Cui

October 19th

Gil Nathanson

Song Jin

Bob Hamers

 

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SEMINARS

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Tuesday, September 19th, 2006 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Stephen R. Leone, University of California, Berkeley. “Chemical Imaging and Nanoscale Dynamics”

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Tuesday, September 19th, 2006 - Biochemistry Seminar, 2:00 p.m., Room B1118 Biochemistry. Lasergene Software Presentation. “60-90 Minute Lasergene Software Overview for UW Researchers”

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Tuesday, September 19th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Edwin Vedejs, University of Michigan. “Electrophilic Activation of Borane Lewis Base Complexes”

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Wednesday, September 20th, 2006 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Kathy Vanheuvelen, Brunold Group.

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Thursday, September 21st, 2006 - Analytical Science Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Paul Wennberg, Caltech. “Near IR Measurements of Greenhouse Gas Column Abundance”

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Thursday, September, 21st, 2006 - Inorganic and Chemical Education Seminar, 1:20 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Diane Bunce, The Catholic University of America. Hosts are John Moore and Diane Nutbrown.

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Thursday, September 21st, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Katherine Partridge, Graduate Student, Yoon Group.

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Thursday, September 21st, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Kai Johnsson, Institute of Chemical Sciences and Engineering, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland.

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Friday, September 22nd, 2006 - Organic And Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Masaaki Yoshifuji, University of Alabama.

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Monday, September 25th, 2006 - Contemporary Biochemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room B1118 Biochemistry. Richard Vierstra, UW-Madison. “Ubiquitin-fold Proteins: the 800-pound Gorillas in Post-Translational Regulation”

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Tuesday, September 26th, 2006 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. Sotiris S. Xantheas, Chief Scientist, Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory, PNNL. “Intermolecular Interactions in Water: Development of New Models and Applications to Water Clusters, Clathrate Hydrates, Liquid Water and Ice”

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Tuesday, September 26th, 2006 - Physical Chemistry Student Seminar, 4:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Heidi Yoon, Crim Group.

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Tuesday, September 26th, 2006 - Wisconsin Initiative for Science Literacy, 7:30 p.m., 1800 Engineering Hall. University Professor Francisco J. Ayala, National Medal of Science Laureate, Donald Bren Professor of Biological Sciences, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology,University of California, Irvine. “Darwin's Most Significant Discovery: Design without Designer”

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Wednesday, September 27th, 2006 - Wisconsin Initiative for Science Literacy, 7:30 p.m., 1800 Engineering Hall. University Professor Francisco J. Ayala, National Medal of Science Laureate, Donald Bren Professor of Biological Sciences, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology,University of California, Irvine “From Biology to Ethics: The Biological Foundations of Morality”

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Wednesday, September 27th, 2006 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Amanda King, Graduate Student, Stahl Group.

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Thursday, September 28th, 2006 - Analytical Science Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Anne Andrews, PSU.

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Thursday, September 28th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Lauren Huffman, Graduate Student, Stahl Group.

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Friday, September 29th, 2006 - Department Colloquium and Hilldale Lecture, 3:45 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Department. Emeritus Professor Charles Casey, UW-Madison. “New Hydrogenation Catalysts and New Mechanisms for Hydrogenation”. Refreshments afterward, in the Charter Street Atrium.

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Tuesday, October 3rd, 2006, Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Jennifer S. Hovis, Purdue University. “Membrane Organization Far From Equilibrium”

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Tuesday, October 3rd, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Derek Tan, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

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Tuesday, October 3rd, 2006 - Physical Chemistry Student Seminar, 4:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Andy Schmitt, Yin Group.

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Wednesday, October 4th, 2006 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Jessica Gardner, Graduate Student, Brunold Group.

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Thursday, October 5th, 2006 - Materials/Inorganic Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Clifford Kubiak, University of California, San Diego.

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Thursday, October 5th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Matthew Shoulders, Graduate Student, Raines Group.

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Tuesday, October 10th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Jeffrey W. Bode, University of California-Santa Barbara.

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Tuesday, October 10th, 2006, Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor John C. Hemminger, University of California, Irvine. “Dry and Wet Salt Surfaces: Composition, Chemistry, and Implications for Atmospheric Chemistry”

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Tuesday, October 10th, 2006 - Physical Chemistry Student Seminar, 4:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Ken Kearns, Ediger Group.

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Wednesday, October 11th, 2006 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Jeffery Long, University of California-Berkeley.

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Thursday, October 12th, 2006 - Material Chemistry Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Tom Kelly, Imago.

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Thursday, October 12th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Kimberly Peterson, Graduate Student, Gellman Group.

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Monday, October 16th, 2006, Hirschfelder Prize Lecture, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Hans C. Andersen, Stanford University. “A Tale of Two Forces--Personal Recollections of WCA Theory”

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Monday, October 16th, 2006 - UW-Madison Madison Mass Spectrometry Discussion Group Meeting, 7:30 p.m., Room 1360, Biotechnology Center. Professor Joshua Coon, UW-Madison. “Advancing Proteomics With Ion/Ion Chemistry: Electron Transfer Dissociation and Beyond”

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Tuesday, October 17th, 2006, Hirschfelder Prize Lecture, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Hans C. Andersen, Stanford University. “Kinetic Theory of Dense and Supercooled Liquids”

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Tuesday, October 17th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Sherry Chemler, SUNY Buffalo.

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Wednesday, October 18th, 2006, Hirschfelder Prize Lecture, 2:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Hans C. Andersen, Stanford University. “Construction of Long Time Markov Models from Short Time Dynamical Simulations”

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Wednesday, October 18th, 2006 - Materials/Inorganic Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Christopher Reed, University of South Carolina.

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Thursday, October 19th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Matthew Windsor, Graduate Student, Gellman Group.

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Thursday, October 19th, 2006 - Analytical Science Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Stan Williams, HP Laboratories, Palo Alto, CA.

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Monday, October 23rd, 2006 - Inorganic Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Sean Elliott, Boston University.

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Tuesday, October 24th, 2006, Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Qiang Cui, UW-Madison Chemistry Department. “Revealing the Secrets of Biomolecules with Novel Molecular Simulation Methods”

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Tuesday, October 24th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Indraneel Ghosh, University of Arizona.

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Tuesday, October 24th, 2006 - Physical Chemistry Student Seminar, 4:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Matt Liptak, Brunold Group.

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Thursday, October 26th, 2006 - Analytical Science Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Fred Regnier, Purdue.

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Thursday, October 26th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Alexander Clemens, Graduate Student, Burke Group.

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Friday, October 27th, 2006 - Department Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Department. Professor Dan Rich, UW-Madison, Pharmacy.

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Tuesday, October 31st, 2006, Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Herschel A. Rabitz, Princeton University. “Controlling Quantum Dynamics Phenomena with Shaped Laser Pulses Acting as Photonic Reagents”

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Tuesday, October 31st, 2006 - Physical Chemistry Student Seminar, 4:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Yu Shan, Skinner Group.

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Wednesday, November 1st, 2006 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Kathy Vanheuvelen, Graduate Student, Brunold Group.

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Thursday, November 2nd, 2006 - Materials/Inorganic Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Cathy Murphy, University of South Carolina.

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Thursday, November 2nd, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Richard Grant, Graduate Student, Kiessling Group.

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Friday, November 3rd, 2006 - Department Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Department. Abbas Ourmazd, UW-Milwaukee. “Protein Crystallography Without the Crystals”

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Monday, November 6th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Jerrold Meinwald, Cornell University.

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Tuesday, November 7th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Jerrold Meinwald, Cornell University.

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Tuesday, November 7th, 2006, Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Martin Gruebele, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. “Folding, Aggregation and Peptide-Membrane Interactions at High Speed”

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Tuesday, November 7th, 2006 - Physical Chemistry Student Seminar, 4:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Stacey Carrier, Crim Group.

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Wednesday, November 8th, 2006 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Craig Hill, Emory University.

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Thursday, November 9th, 2006 - Material Chemistry Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Teri Odom, Northwestern.

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Thursday, November 9th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Michael McGuan, Graduate Student, Burke Group.

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Tuesday, November 14th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Karl A. Scheidt, Northwestern University.

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Tuesday, November 14th, 2006, McElvain Seminar in Physical Chemistry, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor John Tully, Yale University.

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Wednesday, November 15th, 2006 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Roger Kuhlman, Dow Chemical, Inc.

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Thursday, November 16th, 2006 - Analytical Science Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Barry Karger, Barnett Institute.

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Thursday, November 16th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Li Guo, Graduate Student, Gellman Group.

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Tuesday, November 21st, 2006, Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Peter Harrowell, University of Sydney. “Dynamical Constraint and Hierarchical Structure: Recent Advances in the Glass Transition”

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Wednesday, November 22nd, 2006 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Rick Finke, Colorado State University.

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Tuesday, November 28th, 2006, Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Lian Yu, University of Wisconsin-Madison, School of Pharmacy. “Crystallization in Polymorphic Systems”

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Tuesday, November 28th, 2006 - Physical Chemistry Student Seminar, 4:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Yang Yang, Cui Group.

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Wednesday, November 29th, 2006 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Rick Finke, Colorado State University.

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Thursday, November 30th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. David Michaelis, Graduate Student, Yoon Group.

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Tuesday, December 5th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Scott Nelson, University of Pittsburg.

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Tuesday, December 5th, 2006, Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Alexej Jerschow, New York University. “Radiation-Free NMR and MRI and Quadrupolar MRI”

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Tuesday, December 5th, 2006 - Physical Chemistry Student Seminar, 4:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Ruomu Jiang, Sibert Group.

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Thursday, December 7th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Eun Jin Cho, Graduate Student, Lee Group.

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Friday, December 8th, 2006 - Department Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Department. Laura Heisler, WARF.

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Tuesday, December 12th, 2006, WISELI Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Linda Nicholson, Cornell.

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Tuesday, December 12th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor John Wolfe, University of Michigan.

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Tuesday, December 12th, 2006 - Physical Chemistry Student Seminar, 4:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. John Hottle, Keutsch Group.

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Thursday, December 14th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Richard McDonald, Graduate Student, Stahl Group.

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Tuesday, January 23rd, 2007, Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Kevin W. Plaxco, University of California Santa Barbara.

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Tuesday, January 30th, 2007, Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Arun Yethiraj, UW-Madison Chemistry Department. “Raft Formation and Lateral Diffusion in Membranes”

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Tuesday, February 6th, 2007, Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Garegin A. Papoian, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. “Exploring Protein Energy Landscapes with Free Energy Techniques”

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Tuesday, February 13th, 2007, Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Norbert F. Scherer, University of Chicago.

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Tuesday, February 20th, 2007, Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Todd J. Martinez, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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Thursday, February 22nd, 2007 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. William Buhro, Yale University.

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Monday, February 26th, 2007 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Koichi Komatsu, Kyoto University.

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Tuesday, February 27th, 2007, Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Gerald Feigenson, Cornell University. “Phase Behavior of Complex Lipid Bilayer Mixtures: An Interesting State of Matter--but Should Cell Biologists Care?”

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Tuesday, March 6th, 2007, Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Joel Bowman, Emory University. “Ab initio-based Potential Energy Surfaces and Dynamics Using Them”

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Wednesday, March 7th, 2007 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Daniel Kost, Ben-Gurion University, Israel.

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Tuesday, March 20th, 2007, Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Emily A. Carter, Princeton University.

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Monday, March 21st, 2007 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Albena Ivanisevic, Purdue University.

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Wednesday, March 28th, 2007 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Warren Piers, University of Calgary, Canada.

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Friday, April 6th, 2007 - Department Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Department. Mike Westrick.

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Tuesday, April 10th, 2007, Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Ken Ritchie, Purdue University.

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Wednesday, April 11th, 2007 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Alan Goldman, Rutgers University.

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Tuesday, April 17th, 2007, McElvain Seminar in Physical Chemistry, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Barbara J. Finlayson-Pitts, University of California, Irvine. “Reactions at Interfaces in the Atmosphere and Why We Should Care”

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Wednesday, April 18th, 2007 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Richard Eisenberg, University of Rochester.

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Thursday, April 19th, 2007 - Materials/Inorganic Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Daniel Nocera, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Friday, April 20th, 2007 - Department Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Department. Dan Nocera, MIT.

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Friday, April 20th, 2007 - Departmental Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Daniel Nocera, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Tuesday, April 24th, 2007, Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Arthur G. Suits, Wayne State University. “Lost in Configuration Space: Probing Novel Reaction Mechanisms with High-Resolution Imaging”

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Tuesday, May 1st, 2007, Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Phillip Geissler, University of California, Berkeley.

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Wednesday, May 2nd, 2007 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Justine Roth, John Hopkins University.

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Friday, May 4th, 2007 - Department Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Department. Mike Summers, University of Maryland, Baltimore County. “The Meyerhoff Scholars Program: An Effective Program for Building Diversity in the Sciences”

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Tuesday, May 8th, 2007, Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Mary Jane Shultz, Tufts University.

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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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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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PhD Inorganic Analytical Chemist. The Analytical Sciences Team, within BP’s Aromatics and Acetyls Division, has an opening for an entry level PhD analytical chemist. We are particularly interested in someone with a background in inorganic materials characterization. The attached job description contains additional details. The position is at BP’s Naperville Technology Complex site, located approximately 30 miles west of downtown Chicago. The Naperville analytical team supports a wide range of BP’s businesses including chemicals, refining, marketing and lubricants. This position will involve working with this broad spectrum of customers in developing trace level elemental analyses, in using scanning electron microscopy, X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy and X-ray diffraction for materials characterization and to develop analytical capabilities for the characterization of catalysts and related materials in support of BP’s experimental programs. The position may also involve participation in projects focused on the development of on-line analytical instrumentation. However, the primary focus of the position will be on laboratory applications. BP is one of the world’s largest integrated oil and gas companies with operations in over 100 countries. The Aromatics and Acetyls Division focuses on the manufacture of chemicals related to the polyester chain including purified terephthalic acid, para xylene and acetic acid. We have world leading market positions in all three businesses. The senior scientist will work as an individual contributor in the Naperville Analytical Team, with responsibility for developing and implementing new technology in the general area of Inorganic analytical chemistry. This could include such diverse technologies as XRF, XRD, SEM, ICP and various catalyst characterization tools. Initially the position will be more focused on development and application of analytical methods based on X-ray fluorescence, and materials characterization using scanning electron microscopy for a wide range of BP businesses. Over time, the position will evolve to the development of a broad range of skills for the characterization of solid materials such as catalysts. There may be opportunities to collaborate with external universities and national laboratories. Since this role will support projects in our petrochemical, refining, marketing and lubricants business, we envision that the successful candidate will have strong leadership, team, networking and interpersonal skills. PhD in Chemistry or related field with an emphasis on materials characterization or inorganic analytical chemistry using techniques such as XRF, XRD, SEM or ICP; Strong skills in analytical instrumentation and computing tools, data modeling and chemometrics; Ability to think creatively and decisively in identifying new opportunities for using analytical technology to positively impact our businesses; Strong leadership and interpersonal skills; An ability to excel in a changing and dynamic environment; An ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously. Contact: Rick Pauls, phone: 630-420-4601, e-mail: paulsre@bp.com.

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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS

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Four Chemistry Faculty Positions in the Energy for the Future. Initiative at the University of California, Davis. The UC Davis Department of Chemistry (http://www.chem.ucdavis.edu/) invites applications for four Chemistry faculty positions associated with a new UC Davis Energy for the Future initiative targeting major energy issues facing California and the nation. One of the four positions is at a tenured rank (Associate or Full Professor), and the other three are tenure track Assistant Professor positions. Applications for these positions are available online at: http://energy.ucdavis.edu. This website also provides further information about the Energy for the Future Initiative, which is being launched with a total of fourteen new faculty positions. The Chemistry search is broadly targeting three areas: (1) New Materials for Energy Applications, (2) The Ultrafast Frontier in Energy Research, and (3) Bio-Inspired Approaches to Energy Generation and Utilization. Competitive candidates will bring a strong research program in these or closely related areas of energy research, as well as a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching. A Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Chemistry or related disciplines is required. The positions are open until filled; but to assure full consideration, online applications should be submitted no later than October 31, 2006, for a targeted start date of July 1, 2007.

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The Department of Chemistry at Brandeis University expects to make a faculty appointment in inorganic chemistry at the assistant professor level. Outstanding senior candidates will also be considered. We would greatly appreciate your assistance in identifying qualified candidates. Potential areas of interest include, but are not limited to, organometallic chemistry, materials, catalysis, and bioinorganic chemistry. The appointment is planned to commence on or after July 1, 2007. The successful appointee is expected to cultivate an externally funded and internationally recognized research program and actively engage in teaching undergraduate and graduate courses. Brandeis University has an excellent tradition in pursuing cutting-edge researches in sciences. Among the Brandeis faculty are two Franklin Medal recipients, nine members of the National Academy of Sciences, twenty-eight fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and four Howard Hughes Medical Investigators. Chemistry faculty members have been elected as members of the National Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine, and as fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Guggenheim Foundation, and are recipients of ACS Cope Scholar Award, the Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award, the Dreyfus New Faculty Award, and the Sloan Research Fellowship. Our location in suburban Boston places us in one of the most exciting research communities in the world and offers a very attractive place to live. Applicants should submit a CV and a description of their research plans and arrange for three letters of recommendation (or, for senior applicants, include a list of referees) to be sent to: Inorganic Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, MS-015, Brandeis University, 415 South St., Waltham, MA 02454-9110 or chmsrch@brandeis.edu. For information about the department, visit http://www.chem.brandeis.edu. Applications will be reviewed as they become complete, but first consideration will be given to applications received by November 15, 2006.

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University of Virginia, Department of Chemistry. We invite applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant or associate professor level in Spectroscopy. Selection criteria will Include a Ph.D. in a related field, a strong record of innovative research, the potential for establishing an active and highly visible research program, and an interest and commitment to teaching excellence. This faculty search especially encourages research proposals exploring emerging spectroscopic opportunities and applications in biological, materials, physical, or interdisciplinary chemistry. Search Committee review of applications will begin October 31, 2006 but applications will continue to be accepted for consideration until the position is filled. Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, a brief description of future research plans, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to: Chair, Faculty Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, University of Virginia, P.O. Box 400319, Charlottesville, VA 22904-4319.

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Grand Valley State University Chemistry Department invites applications for two tenure track assistant professor positions in Analytical Chemistry and Chemistry Education to begin August 2007. The positions require a Ph.D. and a strong commitment to and demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching and research. Responsibilities include teaching at all levels in the area of expertise and directing undergraduate research. The Chemistry Education position also includes teaching and leadership of our non-majors survey course with preference given to candidates whose scholarship focuses on chemistry for non-majors. Application review will begin October 1 and continue until the positions are filled. Candidates must apply on-line at: http://www.gvsujobs.org and also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent separately to: Dr. Todd A Carlson, Chair, Chemistry Department, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI 49401.

 

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Faculty position - Open Field. Cornell University. The Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology is searching for a tenure-track faculty member at the Assistant Professor level. Outstanding candidates with research interests in any area of chemistry, that complement rather than duplicate our existing strengths, are encouraged to apply. The successful applicant will be expected to carry out an effective research program and to teach introductory chemistry as well as advanced undergraduate and graduate courses. A Ph.D. degree is required, and postdoctoral experience is preferred. Applicants should submit a graduate transcript (photocopy acceptable), curriculum vitae, publication list, and separate summaries of research experience and research plans. These materials and three letters of recommendation should be sent to: Chair, Open-Field Faculty Search Committee, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Baker Laboratory, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, 14853-1301, and be received no later than November 6, 2006.

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Faculty Position - Synthesis Chem-Bio. Cornell University. The Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology is searching for a tenure-track faculty member at the Assistant Professor level. Outstanding candidates with research interests in synthesis (broadly defined and including chemical biology), that complement rather than duplicate our existing strengths, are encouraged to apply. The Department's expansion in this area is part of a campus-wide initiative in the new life sciences. The successful applicant will be expected to carry out an effective interdisciplinary research program and to teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. A Ph.D. degree is required, and postdoctoral experience is preferred. Applicants should submit a graduate transcript (photocopy acceptable), curriculum vitae, publication list, and separate summaries of research experience and research plans. These materials and three letters of recommendation should be sent to: Chair, Synthesis Chem-Bio Faculty Search Committee, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Baker Laboratory, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, 14853-1301, and be received no later than November 6, 2006.

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Lehigh University Department of Chemistry. As a continuation of our plan for faculty expansion, the Department of Chemistry invites applications for a position as a tenure track Assistant Professor in analytical chemistry. We are especially seeking candidates with interests relevant to biological systems and/or the environment. Lehigh University has strong interdisciplinary and interdepartmental programs in bio- and environmental sciences and is investing significant resources over the next few years to develop them further. Successful candidates will be expected to develop a nationally recognized, externally funded research program and demonstrate a strong commitment to excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Candidates must have a Ph.D., postdoctoral experience, and a record of demonstrated scholarship. Search Committee review of credentials will begin immediately, and all applications submitted by November 13 will receive full consideration for a start date effective August 2007. For more information on the department, consult our homepage at: http://www.lehigh.edu/~inche/. Lehigh University is located in southeastern Pennsylvania and is in close proximity to Philadelphia (1 hour), New York City (2 hours), and Washington, DC (3.5 hours). Candidates should send a CV, teaching statement, detailed research proposal, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to: Prof. Bruce Koel, Search Committee Chair, Department of Chemistry, 6 E. Packer Avenue, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA 18015-3172.

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The Chemistry Department at Wichita State University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Physical or Biophysical Chemistry at the Assistant Professor level to begin in August of 2007. Individuals with experience in physical or biophysical chemistry, a commitment to excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels and experience with diverse populations are encouraged to apply. The candidate must be able to teach thermodynamics, kinetics and quantum mechanics, and is expected to establish a vigorous, externally-funded research program. Applicants should submit a letter of application addressing their qualifications, a CV with publication record, a description of research plans with estimates of equipment costs, a description of teaching interests; and have three letters of recommendation sent to: Professor Mike Van Stipdonk, Department of Chemistry, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS 67260-0051 (Tel: (316) 978-7381; email: mike.vanstipdonk@wichita.edu. More details can be found on the departmental website: http://webs.wichita.edu/?u=chem&p=/index. To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by October 15, 2006.

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Analytical Chemistry or Materials Chemistry. The Department of Chemistry at the University of Michigan invites applications for an anticipated position in the area of Analytical Chemistry or Materials Chemistry at the rank of assistant or associate professor with a proposed start date of September 1, 2007. This would be a University year appointment (9-mos. academic salary with 3 mos. research supported salary.) Applications in all areas of analytical chemistry are encouraged including but not limited to bioanalytical, mass spectrometry, sensors, separations, and spectroscopy. Specific areas in materials chemistry may include but will not be limited to polymer synthesis and applications, supramolecular chemistry, inorganic and organic biomaterials, sensors, and optical or electronic materials. Interdisciplinary graduate programs at Michigan available for research collaborations include Applied Physics, Biophysics, and Macromolecular Science and Engineering. Detailed information regarding the electronic application process and required materials is available on-line at: http://www.chem.lsa.umich.edu/chem/facultyrecruit/. The position will remain open until filled but preference will be given to applicants who have submitted all requested materials prior to Oct 15th, 2006. Information about the Chemistry Department is available on the web site, http://www.umich.edu/~michchem.Questions about the applications process should be sent to: chemfac05@umich.edu.

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Joint Chem/LSI Chemistry. The Department of Chemistry and The Life Sciences Institute (LSI) at the University of Michigan invite applications for an anticipated position at the rank of assistant professor or associate professor in the field of chemistry with a proposed start date of September 1, 2007. Any area of chemistry that overlaps with life sciences is of interest including, but not limited to, bio-analytical, bio-materials, and bio-organic. The successful candidate's laboratory will be located in the LSI, a scientific enterprise at the University of Michigan dedicated to opening new scientific paths by blending diverse research talents in a state-of-the-art collaborative facility. Candidates are expected to develop an internationally recognized program of scholarly research and to excel in teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels. Detailed information regarding the electronic application process and required material is available on-line at: http://www.chem.lsa.umich.edu/chem/facultyrecruit/. The position will remain open until filled but preference will be given to applicants who have submitted all requested materials prior to Oct 15th, 2006. Information about the Chemistry Department and LSI is available online http://www.umich.edu/~michchem; http://www.lifesciences.umich.edu/institute/. Questions about the application process should be sent to: chemfac06@umich.edu.

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General Advertisement. The Department of Chemistry at the University of Michigan invites applications for an anticipated position at the rank of assistant professor or associate professor in any subdiscipline of chemistry with a proposed start date of September 1, 2007. This would be a University-year appointment (9-mos. academic salary with 3 mos. research supported salary.) Candidates are expected to develop an internationally recognized program of scholarly research and to excel in teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels. Detailed information regarding the electronic application process and required materials is available on-line at: http://www.chem.lsa.umich.edu/chem/facultyrecruit/. The position will remain open until filled but preference will be given to applicants who have submitted all requested materials prior to Oct 15th', 2006. Information about the Chemistry Department is available on the web site, http://www.umich.edu/~michchem. Questions about the application process should be sent to: chemfac06@umich.edu.

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POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AND/OR JOBS

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Virginia Tech. Professor S. Ted Oyama has an immediate postdoctoral position available in the area of heterogeneous catalytic hydrogenation. Interested students should submit a full cv and three references to: Professor S. Ted Oyama, Fred W. Bull Professor of Chemical Engineering, Director, Environmental Catalysis and Nanomaterials Laboratory, Department of Chemical Engineering, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061, tel. 540-231-5309, fax 540-231-5022, web site: http://www.che.vt.edu/Faculty/Oyama/Oyama.html.

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Kansas State University. A postdoctoral position is available immediately for studies of ferroelastic and ferroelectric domain switching, crystal growth, crystallography, and molecular recognition phenomena in organic inclusion compounds and related materials. The position requires a strong background in Solid-State Organic Chemistry; the project will focus on cooperative phenomena and domain switching in ferroelastic and ferroelectric materials. The ideal applicant would have extensive experience in the area of crystallography, crystal growth and organic synthesis, or some combination thereof. Specific expertise with crystallography of unconventional materials (including disordered, incommensurate or modulated crystals) and with unconventional crystallographic experiments (including X-ray topography and in situ experiments with stresses or fields) is preferred, as is experience with spectroscopy or microscopy of crystalline materials. The successful applicant will be exposed to a wide variety of techniques in the area of solid-state chemistry. Duration of the position would be for one year with the possibility of extension to two years. Salary will be commensurate with experience and background. Send CV and the names and addresses of three references to: Prof. Mark D. Hollingsworth, Chemistry Dept., 111 Willard Hall, Kansas State University, Manhattan. KS 66506; ph.: 785-532-2727, fax: 785-532-6666, e-mail: mdholl@ksu.edu. Review of applications will commence Sept. 19, but the search will be extended until a suitable applicant is found.

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