Chemistry Newsletter - 10/07/2002

 

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Chemistry Newsletter


XXVI - No. 33 October 7th, 2002

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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. Schedule for Introductory Research Talks:

5:45 6:45 7:15
October 10 Smith McMahon Weinhold

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Department and Finance Committee Meeting Schedule

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

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October 8th, 2002 November 12th, 2002 December 10th, 2002 January 21st, 2003
February 11th, 2003 March 11th, 2003 April 8th, 2003 May 13th, 2003

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

October 29th, 2002 November 5th, 2002
November 19th, 2002 December 3rd, 2002 December 17th, 2002 January 14th, 2003
February 4th, 2003 February 18th, 2003 March 4th, 2003 March 18th, 2003
April 1st, 2003 April 15th, 2003 May 6th, 2003 May 20th, 2003

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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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Tuesday, October 8th, 2002 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Li Deng, Brandeis University. "Catalytic Asymmetric Reactions with Modified Cinchona Alkaloids"

 

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Wednesday, October 9th, 2002 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, , 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. Professor Shu Kobayashi. "Toward Truly Efficient and Powerful Organic Synthesis"

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Tuesday, October 8th, 2002 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 4:00 p.m., Room 1227 Engineering Hall. Roberto Car, Princeton University.

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Tuesday, October 8th, 2002 - Frontiers in Pharmacology Seminar, Noon, Room 1111 Biotechnology Center. Professor Robert Corn, University of Wisconsin-Madison. "Surface Plasmon resonance Measurements of Bioaffinity Interactions on DNA, Peptide, Protein and Carbohydrate Microarrays"

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Wednesday, October 9th, 2002 - Biophysics Joint Group Meeting, 7:00 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Professor James Weisshaar, UW-Madison, Department of Chemistry. "Random Walks in Biology"

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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. "Coherent Control in Multidimensional Vibrational Spectroscopy"

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Thursday, October 10th, 2002 - Environmental Toxicology 800 Seminar, 4:00 p.m., Room 125 McArdle Laboratory. Dr. Matyas Sandor. "Granulomatous Immune Response"

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Thursday, October 10th, 2002 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Seol Kim.

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Friday, October 11th, 2002 - Rheology Research - 3M Lecture, 12:05 p.m., Room 1800 Engineering Hall. Sanat Kumar, Rensselaer Polytechnic. "Dynamics of Miscible Polymer Blends"

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Monday, October 14th, 2002 - Materials Chemistry Seminar, 4:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Andrew C. Kummel, University of California, San Diego. "Chemical Bonding Requirements for Forming Passive Semiconductor Oxide Interfaces"

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Monday, October 14th, 2002 - Contemporary Biochemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room B1118 Biochemistry. Janet Smith, Purdue University. "Structural Biology of Enzymes with Multiple Active Sites"

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Monday, October 14th, 2002 - Inorganic Seminar, 1:20 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. John Enemark.

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Tuesday, October 15th, 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. "Dendrimers Based on Melamine: A Survey with Emphasis on Applications for Drug Delivery and Separations"

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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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Tuesday, October 15th, 2002 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 4:00 p.m., Room 1227 Engineering Hall. John Crowe, University of California-Davis. "Stabilization of Biomaterials in the Dry State: Lessons from nature"

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Tuesday, October 15th, 2002 - Frontiers in Pharmacology Seminar, Noon, Room 1111 Biotechnology Center. Professor Harinder Singh, University of Chicago. "Transcriptional regulation of Cell Fates and Gene Expression in the Immune System"

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

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Wednesday, October 16th, 2002 - Lincoln Seminar Series, 1:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Brad Nilsson, Graduate Student.

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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. "Towards Single Molecule Mass Spectrometry"

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Thursday, October 17th, 2002 - Environmental Toxicology 800 Seminar, 4:00 p.m., Room 125 McArdle Laboratory. Dr. Ross Norstrom. "Understanding Bioaccumulation of POPs in Food Webs: Chemical, Biological and Environmental Considerations""

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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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Monday, October 21st, 2002 - Macromolecules Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. David A. Mazziotti.

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Monday, October 21st, 2002 - Contemporary Biochemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room B1118 Biochemistry. Wah Chiu. "Domain Fold Discovery in Macromolecules Machine Through Electron Cryomicroscopy and Bioinformatics"

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Monday, October 21st, 2002 - Inorganic Seminar, 1:20 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. John Enemark. Dr. Ken Lewis, OSI Specialties Tarrytown NY. "The Direct Reaction for Synthesis of Methylchlorosilinaes: catalysis and mechanism"

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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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Tuesday, October 22nd, 2002 - Frontiers in Pharmacology Seminar, Noon, Room 1111 Biotechnology Center. Professor Robert Kingston, Harvard Medical School. "Towards Establishing a Biochemical System to Understand Maintenance of Body Pattern"

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Tuesday, October 22nd, 2002 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Stefan Braese, University of Bonn.

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Monday, October 23rd, 2002 - Macromolecules Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Jeffrey A. Wesson, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. "The effect of protein microstructure on calcium oxalate crystallization.."

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Wednesday, October 23rd, 2002 - Biophysics Joint Group Meeting, 7:00 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Professor Qiang Cui, UW-Madison, Department of Chemistry "Computing Reliable Redox Potentials in Proteins"

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Wednesday, October 23rd, 2002 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Melisa Cherney, Graduate Student.

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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. "SPR imaging measurements of DNA, peptide and protein microarrays"

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Thursday, October 24th, 2002 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Andrei Kutateladze. "Molecular Assembly and Disassembly: Dithiane- and Trithiane-Based Photolabile scaffolds for Molecular Recognition"

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Thursday, October 24th, 2002 - Environmental Toxicology 800 Seminar, 4:00 p.m., Room 125 McArdle Laboratory. Dr. Stuart Cagen. "Toxicology in the US Chemical Industry"

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Friday, October 25th, 2002 - Rheology Research - 3M Lecture, 12:05 p.m., Room 1800 Engineering Hall. Edward Maginn, University of Notre Dame. "A Molecular Simulation Study of Dilute Gas Wall Slip in Nanopores"

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Friday, October 25th, 2002 - Marquette University Seminar, 4:00 p.m., Room 121 Todd Wehr Chemistry Building. Professor Lloyd Smith, University of Wisconsin-Madison. "Invasive Cleavage Reactions on Surfaces for the Analysis of Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms"

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Monday, October 28th, 2002 - Macromolecules Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Yiyong He, Graduate Student. "Dynamics in miscible polymer blends and block copolymers."

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Monday, October 28th, 2002, - Mass Spec Seminar, 7:30 pm, Room 1360, Biotechnology Center, UW Madison. Dr. David C. Muddiman, Mayo Clinic. "ESI-FTICR Mass Spectrometry: From Genotyping to Phosphopeptide Mapping all in a Single Cell"

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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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Monday, October 28th, 2002 - Contemporary Biochemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room B1118 Biochemistry. Gaetano Montelione. "Structural Proteomics of Eukaryotic Protein Families"

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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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Tuesday, October 29th, 2002 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Ben Cravatt, Scripps.

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Tuesday, October 29th, 2002 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 4:00 p.m., Room 1227 Engineering Hall. Douglas Frey, University of Maryland-Baltimore County. "High Performance Chromatofocusing of Proteins Using Computer-Aided Design and optimization"

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Tuesday, October 29th, 2002 - Frontiers in Pharmacology Seminar, Noon, Room 1111 Biotechnology Center. Associate Professor Frank Gertler, MIT. "Regulation of Cell and Neuronal Growth Cone Motility by Ena/VASP"

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Wednesday, October 30th, 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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Wednesday, October 30th, 2002 - Lincoln Seminar Series, 1:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. Johan A. Ferreira, Acros Fine Organic Chemical Division, Fisher Scientific.

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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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Thursday, October 31st, 2002 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dale Mowrey.

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Thursday, October 31st, 2002 - Environmental Toxicology 800 Seminar, 4:00 p.m., Room 125 McArdle Laboratory. Dr. Scott Rajski. "Hypoxia Selective Histone Deacetylase Inhibitors and Cofactor Mimics as Therapeutic and Mechanistic Tools"

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Friday, November 1st, 2002 - Rheology Research - 3M Lecture, 12:05 p.m., Room 1800 Engineering Hall. Robert Prud'homme, Princeton University. "Polymer-Surfactant Mesophases: Structure, Rheology, and Reaction Templating"

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Monday, November 4th, 2002 - Contemporary Biochemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room B1118 Biochemistry. Mary S. Lipton. "Global Analysis of Microbial Proteomes"

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

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

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Tuesday, November 5th, 2002 - Frontiers in Pharmacology Seminar, Noon, Room 1111 Biotechnology Center. Eric Baehrecke, University of Maryland. "Steroid Regulation of Programmed Cell Death During Development"

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Wednesday, November 6th, 2002 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Tim Jackson, Graduate Student.

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Wednesday, November 6th, 2002 - Biophysics Joint Group Meeting, 7:00 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Professor Silvia Cavagnero, UW-Madison, Department of Chemistry. "The Chain Length Dependence of Apomyoglobin Folding and Misfolding"

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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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Thursday, November 7th, 2002 - Environmental Toxicology 800 Seminar, 4:00 p.m., Room 125 McArdle Laboratory. Dr. Daniel Daggett. "Practice of Toxicology in Industry: Johnson Diversey, Inc."

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Friday, November 8th, 2002 - Rheology Research - 3M Lecture, 12:05 p.m., Room 1800 Engineering Hall. Gary Grest, Sandia National Laboratory. "Rheology of Gravity Driven Granular Flow"

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Monday, November 11th, 2002 - Inorganic Seminar, 1:20 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Anne Bentley, Graduate Student.

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Monday, November 11th, 2002 - Contemporary Biochemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room B1118 Biochemistry. Cheryl Arrowsmith. "Structural Proteomics Using NMR and X-Ray Crystallography"

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Tuesday, November 12th, 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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Tuesday, November 12th, 2002 - Frontiers in Pharmacology Seminar, Noon, Room 1111 Biotechnology Center. Professor Cynthia McMurray, Mayo Clinic. "Genetics and Pathophysiology of Huntington's Disease"

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Tuesday, November 12th, 2002 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 4:00 p.m., Room 1227 Engineering Hall. D. Weitz, Harvard University. "Jamming: Kinetic Arrest in Particle Suspensions"

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Wednesday, November 13th, 2002 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Jeanine Batterton, Graduate Student.

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Wednesday, November 13th, 2002 - Lincoln Seminar Series, 1:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Matt Bowman, Graduate Student.

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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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Thursday, November 14th, 2002 - Environmental Toxicology 800 Seminar, 4:00 p.m., Room 125 McArdle Laboratory. Dr. Krista Graven. "Endothelial Adaptation to Hypoxia"

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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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Friday, November 15th, 2002 - Rheology Research - 3M Lecture, 12:05 p.m., Room 1800 Engineering Hall. Michael Winokur, University of Wisconsin.

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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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Tuesday, November 19th, 2002 - Frontiers in Pharmacology Seminar, Noon, Room 1111 Biotechnology Center. Professor Christopher E. Turner, SUNY. "Paxillian and Focal Adhesion Signaling"

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Tuesday, November 19th, 2002 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 4:00 p.m., Room 1227 Engineering Hall. Douglas Lauffenburger, MIT. "Cytokine Engineering Within a Cellular Systems Context"

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Wednesday, November 20th, 2002 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Ryan Nelson, Graduate Student.

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Wednesday, November 20th, 2002 - Biophysics Joint Group Meeting, 7:00 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Dr. Charles Anderson, Record's Group, UW-Madison, Department of Chemistry. "Thermodynamic Nonideality in Multicomponent Systems: Some New Ways of Analyzing Classical Types of Measurements"

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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. "Optimizing Biomolecular Adhesion: From Mechanisms to Microfluidics"

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Thursday, November 21st, 2002 - Environmental Toxicology 800 Seminar, 4:00 p.m., Room 125 McArdle Laboratory. Dr. Adnan Elfarra. "Potential Role of Flavin-Containing Monooxygenases in Metabolism and Toxicity of Cysteine S-Conjugates and Methionine"

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Monday, November 25th, 2002 - Contemporary Biochemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room B1118 Biochemistry. Udo Heinemann. "Structural Genomics of Human Proteins: The Protein Structure Factory"

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Tuesday, November 26th, 2002 - Frontiers in Pharmacology Seminar, Noon, Room 1111 Biotechnology Center. James L. Keck, University of Wisconsin-Madison. "Mechanisms of Cellular Genome Maintenance"

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Tuesday, November 26th, 2002 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 4:00 p.m., Room 1227 Engineering Hall. Joe Qin, University of Texas-Austin. "Process Sensor Integrity Under feedback Control and Optimization"

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Friday, November 28th, 2002 - Rheology Research - 3M Lecture, 12:05 p.m., Room 1800 Engineering Hall. Roderic Lakes, University of Wisconsin.

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Wednesday, December 2nd, 2002 - Biophysics Joint Group Meeting, 7:00 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Professor Regina Murphy, UW-Madison, Department of Chemical Engineering. "Kinetics of Beta-Amyloid Peptide Aggregation"

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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 3rd, 2002 - Frontiers in Pharmacology Seminar, Noon, Room 1111 Biotechnology Center. Professor Sankar Ghosh, Yale University. "NF-kB: An Evolutionarily Conserved Mediator of Immune and Inflammatory Responses"

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Tuesday, December 3rd, 2002 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 4:00 p.m., Room 1227 Engineering Hall. A. Z. Panagiotopoulos, Princeton University. "Phase Transitions in Ionic and Colloid-Polymer Systems"

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Wednesday, December 4th, 2002 - Lincoln Seminar Series, 1:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. John Phillips, Graduate Student.

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Thursday, December 5th, 2002 - Environmental Toxicology 800 Seminar, 4:00 p.m., Room 125 McArdle Laboratory. Dr. Wade Bushman. "The lessons of the One-Eyed Sheep"

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Monday, December 9th, 2002 - Contemporary Biochemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room B1118 Biochemistry. Michal Linial.

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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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Tuesday, December 10th, 2002 - Frontiers in Pharmacology Seminar, Noon, Room 1111 Biotechnology Center. Andrew J. Morris, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. "Synthesis and Inactivation of Lysophosphatidic Acid"

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Tuesday, December 10th, 2002 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 4:00 p.m., Room 1227 Engineering Hall. David Sholl, Carnegie Mellon University. "Simulating Practical and Possible Materials for Gas Separation Membranes: Zeolites, Carbon Nanotubes, and Metal Alloys"

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Thursday, December 12th, 2002 - Environmental Toxicology 800 Seminar, 4:00 p.m., Room 125 McArdle Laboratory. Thomas Malone. "The Use of Toxicogenomics and Proteomics in Toxicology"

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Friday, December 13th, 2002 - Rheology Research - 3M Lecture, 12:05 p.m., Room 1800 Engineering Hall. Wendy Crone, University of Wisconsin.

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Tuesday, December 17th, 2002 - Frontiers in Pharmacology Seminar, Noon, Room 1111 Biotechnology Center. David Toczyski, University of California-San Francisco. "Dividing With Broken Chromosomes"

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Wednesday, December 18th, 2002 - Biophysics Joint Group Meeting, 7:00 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Professor Robert Landick, UW-Madison, Department of Bacteriology. "RNA Polymerase: Structure, Catalysis, and Regulation"

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Monday, April 21st, 2003 - Macromolecules Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Christopher Bardeen, University of Illinois.

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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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Midwest Metals Meeting

The second annual Midwest Metals Meeting will be held May 16 - 18, 2003 in St. Louis, MO on the campus of the Washington University. The purpose of the meeting is to bring together scientists interested in 'metals in biology' to talk about their research and exchange ideas. The meeting will begin at 6.30 PM on May 16th and will end at 12.30 PM on May 18th, and will include both oral presentations and posters. If you would like to attend next year's Midwest Metals Meeting, please reply by e-mail to ingram@biology.wustl.edu by October 30, 2002. Please also indicate whether you would like to present results from your research. Please pass this notice on to members of your laboratory and others that you think might be interested in attending this meeting.

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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University of Kansas. Lecturer (General Chemistry Coordinator and Director of General Chemistry Laboratories): A non-tenure track, twelve month position (renewable) will be available beginning January 1, 2003, contingent on final budgetary approval. An M.S. degree or higher in chemistry, chemical education or closely related field, the potential or demonstrated ability to lecture in General Chemistry courses, and the ability to communicate and lecture fluently in the English language is required. Relevant teaching experience in the laboratory and classroom is desirable. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Applicants should submit a letter of interest, C.V., academic transcripts and should arrange for the submission of three or more letters of recommendation to: Professor Robert G. Carlson, Department of Chemistry, Malott Hall, 1251 Wescoe Hall Drive, Room 2010, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66045-7582. Initial review of applications will begin October 29, 2002, and will continue until the position is filled.

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Experimental Chemical/Biological Physicist. JILA, University of Colorado and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Boulder, CO. JILA, a premier academic research institute administered jointly by NIST and the University of Colorado, is searching for outstanding scientists at both the senior and junior level. Successful applicants would be expected to establish an internationally recognized research program involving graduate, undergraduate, and postdoctoral students, and to participate in departmental teaching responsibilities. Particular interest will be toward candidates applying advanced techniques to exciting new areas of chemical physics and/or biomolecular science, building on JILA's strengths in optical and molecular sciences, laser technology, and precision measurement. More information about JILA can be found at http://jilawww.colorado.edu. Interested persons should send a curriculum vitae and a detailed research proposal (2-3 pages), as well as arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to: Search Committee, JILA, 440, UCB, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, 80309-0440. Application review will begin October 15, 2002, and will continue until the position is filled. The University of Colorado at Boulder and NIST are both committed to diversity and equality in education and employment. U. S. citizenship preferred. For further information, contact Prof. Ellen Zweibel, JELA Chair, at chair@jlla.colorado.edu, 303-492-6787.

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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS

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The Chemistry Department of the George Washington University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level beginning August 2003 in Organic Chemistry. Candidates with research interests that complement the existing strengths of the Department, such as materials or environmental chemistry, will be given preference. A Ph.D. or equivalent degree and postdoctoral experience is required. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a highly active, funded research program and have a commitment to excellence in teaching. Applicants should submit a curriculum vita, publication list, description of future research plans and statement of teaching interests along with three letters of reference to: Prof. Michael King, Search Committee Chair, Department of Chemistry, George Washington University, Washington, D.C. 20052. Review of applications will begin October 15, but the position will remain open until it is filled.

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The Department of Chemistry at the University of Missouri-Columbia is seeking to fill two (2) tenure track positions in the broadly defined areas of ORGANIC and ANALYTICAL chemistry. In keeping with our interdisciplinary atmosphere, research areas include, but are not limited to, bioanalytical, bioorganic, synthetic, nanosciences, and materials. Strong ability in teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels is required. We anticipate that the position will be filled at the assistant professor level, although more senior candidates will be considered. Candidates at the junior level should submit a curriculum vitae, a detailed research proposal and arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to the search committee. Materials should be directed to: the appropriate Faculty Search Committee (either ORGANIC or ANALYTICAL), Department of Chemistry, University of Missouri-Columbia, 125 Chemistry Building, Columbia, MO 65211. Review of applications will begin November 15, 2002. Additional information about the MU Chemistry Department is available on our web site: http://www.chem.missouri.edu/.

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The Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Rutgers the State University of New Jersey at New Brunswick, is seeking applicants for a tenure-track faculty position as part of an initiative in Molecular Design and Synthesis. The particular areas of interest for this search are inorganic, bioinorganic, organometallic, and synthetic organic chemistry. Candidates must have established, or demonstrated the potential to establish, an outstanding research program, along with a strong commitment to graduate and undergraduate teaching. Applicants should send a full CV and a description of research plans to the attention of: the MDS Search Committee, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Wright-Rieman Labs, 610 Taylor Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854-8087. Applicants should also arrange to have at least three letters of reference sent to the same address.

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The University of Western Ontario. Assistant Professor of Inorganic Chemistry. The Department of Chemistry invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. Candidates with excellent research backgrounds in Inorganic Chemistry or any related area will be considered. The successful candidate will be expected to establish an independent, externally funded research program, and to develop and teach innovative courses in inorganic chemistry at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The Department of Chemistry ( http://www.uwo.ca/chem ) is a large research intensive Department with strong programs in many areas of chemistry and with good interdisciplinary links to research groups in other Departments in the Faculties of Science, Engineering and Medicine and Dentistry. Interested candidates should send their curriculum vitae, names of three referees along with a description of research accomplishments and a proposal for future research with an appropriate budget to: Dr. R. H. Lipson, Department of Chemistry, e-mail: rlipson@uwo.ca, The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada, N6A 5B7. Closing date for receipt of applications is January 31, 2003. In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, this advertisement is directed to Canadian citizens and immigrants of Canada.

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California State University, Long Beach. Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Tenure track faculty position: Assistant Professor or Associate Professor. Effective date: August 25, 2003. (recruitment #10101). Ph.D. in organic chemistry or a closely related area. A record of published research, potential for developing and sustaining an independent, externally funded research program involving students that will lead to scientific publication. Demonstrated potential for effective teaching in organic and general chemistry. Ability to communicate effectively with an ethnically and culturally diverse campus community. At least two years of postdoctoral research experience. Prior successful teaching at the post-secondary level. Teach undergraduate lecture and laboratory courses in organic and general chemistry lecture courses in Organic chemistry. Supervise undergraduate and graduate student research. Develop and sustain independent, externally funded research program involving students and leading to scientific presentations and publications. (Research start-up funds are available.) Participate in activities serving the department, university, and community. Letter of application, resume, three letters of recommendation, official transcripts from graduate and undergraduate institutions, statement of research and teaching interests. Employment is contingent upon proof of the legal right to work in the united states. This proof must be provided prior to employment at the university. An appointment will not be final until proof is provided. Application deadline: position open until filled (or recruitment canceled). Review of applications to begin October 28, 2002. Applications, required documentation, and/or requests for information should be addressed to: Dr. Stuart Berryhill, Chair of the Organic Search Committee, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, California State University, Long Beach, 1250 Bellflower Boulevard, Long Beach, CA 90840-3903, Phone: (562) 985-5275 or email: sberryhi@csulb.edu.

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University of California Davis - Faculty Position, Organic Chemistry. The Department of Chemistry, University of California, Davis, announces an open search to fill up to four tenure-track positions, one of which may be at a senior level in Organic Chemistry with an emphasis in Biological Chemistry, Bioorganic Chemistry, Chemical Biology or Bio-materials. Successful candidates will demonstrate strong motivation towards a productive research career, or have already established an outstanding research program and a strong commitment to teaching. All applications should include curriculum vitae, list of publications, and a summary statement of research goals and should be addressed to: Organic Recruitment Committee, Department of Chemistry, University of California, Davis, On Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616. Applicants for junior positions should arrange to have 3 letters of reference sent to the Chair of the committee. Completed applications received by November 15, 2002, will be accorded first consideration.

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California State University, Long Beach. Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Tenure track faculty position: Assistant Professor or Associate Professor. Effective date: August 25, 2003. (recruitment #1009). Ph.D. in Inorganic chemistry or a closely related area. A record of published research, potential for developing and sustaining an independent, externally funded research program involving students that will lead to scientific publication. Demonstrated potential for effective teaching in inorganic and general chemistry. Ability to communicate effectively with an ethnically and culturally diverse campus community. At least two years of postdoctoral research experience. Prior successful teaching at the post-secondary level. Teach undergraduate lecture and laboratory courses in inorganic and general chemistry and graduate lecture courses in inorganic chemistry. Supervise undergraduate and graduate student research. Develop and sustain independent, externally funded research program involving students and leading to scientific presentations and publications. (Research start-up funds are available.) Participate in activities serving the department, university, and community. Salary range: Assistant Professor $46,020 - $54,132, Associate Professor $55,380 - $66,840. Letter of application, resume, three letters of recommendation, official transcripts from graduate and undergraduate institutions, statement of research and teaching interests. Employment is contingent upon proof of the legal right to work in the united states. This proof must be provided prior to employment at the university. An appointment will not be final until proof is provided. Application deadline: position open until filled (or recruitment canceled). Review of applications to begin October 28, 2002. Applications, required documentation, and/or requests for information should be addressed to: Dr. Henry Po, Chair of the Inorganic Search Committee, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, California State University, Long Beach, 1250 Bellflower Boulevard, Long Beach, CA 90840-3903, Phone: (562) 985-4953 or email: hppo@csulb.edu.

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University of California, Santa Cruz. Structural biology of macromolecular complexes. Assistant or Associate Professor, Department of Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology. The Department of Molecular, Cell & Developmental Biology invites applications from outstanding candidates for a tenure-track or tenured position in Structural Biology. We are looking for an individual using X-ray crystallography or other structural approaches to address fundamental questions in cell and molecular biology. We are particularly interested in candidates studying the structures of macromolecular complexes, such as protein-DNA complexes (nucleosomes, transcription complexes), protein-RNA complexes (spliceosomes, ribosomes), and multi-protein complexes. Candidates whose research complements existing faculty strengths in chromatin and gene expression, RNA structure and function, genetics, cell biology and neurobiology will be given preference. The campus is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching and/or service. Rank: Assistant Professor (tenure track), or Associate Professor (with tenure). Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience. Ph.D. or equivalent in molecular biology, biophysics or a related field, postdoctoral research experience, and university teaching experience or demonstrated potential for university teaching are required. Applications for the tenured position must demonstrate exceptional qualifications and experience in all of these areas, as well as demonstrated ability to supervise a productive research program. Position available: Fall 2003. Submit hard copies of a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a concise description of research and teaching experience and plans, copies of reprints, and arrange for confidential letters of recommendation to be sent to the address listed below. Candidates for the Associate Professor position (tenured) need to arrange the submission of at least five confidential letters of reference. Candidates for the Assistant Professor position (tenure-track) need to arrange the submission of at least three confidential letters of reference. References should evaluate your scholarly contributions, teaching, and other professional accomplishments. Send to: Chair, Structural Biology Search Committee, Department of Molecular, Cell & Developmental Biology, University of California, Santa Cruz, 1156 11igh Street, Santa Cruz, California 95064. Please refer to position #231-03 for the assistant position and #231T-03 for the associate (tenured level) position in your reply. All application materials must be received by December 2, 2002.

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The University of California, Davis, Department of Chemistry, is conducting an open search to fill up to four tenure-track positions, one of which may be at a senior level. The positions will be in the area of Chemical Biology which includes, but is not limited to, biosynthetic/synthetic/computationaI combinatorial chemistry, natural products biosynthesis, chemical and molecular genetics, synthesis, macromolecular ligand discovery, drug design and genomics-proteomics. The beginning date for each of these positions is Fall of 2003 (subject to final budgetary approval). Criteria for selecting successful candidates will include the following: research interests and expertise in chemical biology, biological chemistry or related fields complement existing faculty research programs, http://www-chem.ucdavis.edu; integration with campus-wide initiatives in chemical synthesis, chemical biology, biomaterials, structural biology and genomics; contributions to our graduate and undergraduate teaching program. Candidates for senior positions will already have achieved an internationally-recognized outstanding track record in research and teaching. All applicants should send a curriculum vitae, including a list of publications, a summary of their research interests. Applicants for Assistant Professor should arrange forwarding of three letters of reference. Please send all materials to: Organic Recruitment Committee Room 108 Department of Chemistry University of California One Shields Avenue Davis, California 95616-5295. Applications in electronic form (pdf files or MS Word) on CD media are encouraged. The position is open until filled, applications should be received by November 15, 2002.

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York College announces the availability of an Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track) position in Chemistry for February '03 or September '03. As a leader in this field, we seek your help in identifying a talented teacher and innovative researcher with specialization in biochemistry or bioorganic chemistry. Chemistry/Biochemistry research facilities at York College are excellent. Research instrumentation includes a 400 MHz NMR (Varian INOVA), phosphoirnager, nucleic acid sequencer, several HPLCs, GC, GC/MS, circular dichroism spectrometer, peptide and nucleic acid synthesizers, ultracentrifuge, thermal cyclers, and a full range of spectroscopic, electrophoretic and photochemical equipment; we also possess a cold room and both glass and mechanical shops. Our computer equipment includes two SGI and Sun workstations, as well as the usual PCs, and Accelrys modeling software. Interested individuals can refer to our website at http://natsci.york.cuny.edu for further information on our equipment and program. Send to: York College, The City University of New York, Jamaica, New York 11451, Phone: 718-262-2650, Fax: 718-262-2652.

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POSTDOCTORAL POSITION AND/OR JOBS

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A Postdoctoral Position is available immediately at Michigan State University on a DOE-sponsored project to design and characterize ultrathin polymer multilayers for the purpose of controlling the adsorption and desorption properties of selected interfaces. The goal of the work is to gain selective kinetic control over analyte adsorption and desorption at gas-solid and liquid-solid interfaces using a family of robust polymers that we have developed in our lab. This is a multi-disciplinary research project, involving work in polymer synthesis and characterization, time-resolved and nonlinear laser spectroscopies, adsorption isotherm measurements and limited instrument design and construction. Applicants should have expertise in one or more of these areas. Send CV and three letters of recommendation to: Prof. Gary J. Blanchard, Michigan State University, Department of Chemistry, East Lansing, MI 48824-1322. Email: blanchard@chemistry.msu.edu.

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Karen Goldberg of the University of Washington is seeking candidates for a postdoctoral position in her laboratory. The start date for this position can be as early as January 2003. The work will involve synthetic and mechanistic organometallic chemistry and will focus on hydrocarbon transformations using transition metal complexes. More information about our research program and a listing of some recent publications can be found on our website at http://depts.washington.edu/chemfac/goldberg.html. The position is for one year, with a possible extension to a second year upon mutual consent and availability of funds. Interested applicants should contact me as soon as possible, preferably by email me. Applicants should submit a current CV and the names of at least two references to: Karen I. Goldberg Phone: 206-616-2973, Associate Professor FAX: 206-685-8665 (dept office), Department of Chemistry FAX: 206-616-4209 (open access), Box 351700, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195-1700.

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