Chemistry Newsletter - 10/09/2000

 

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Chemistry Newsletter


XXXV No. 33 October 9th, 2000

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Inorganic Cume Schedule

All cumes will be given at 9 am to Noon in room 2373, the dates are all Saturdays. You will be notified of the topic 10 days before the exam, at that time you will also know which professor is writing/giving the exam. If you have any questions please contact Kristi Heming or Paul Treichel (Chair of Inorganic).

2000
October 14th November 11th December 9th
2001
February 17th March 24th April 28th

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Introductory Research Talks in Physical Chemistry - Fall 2000

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 seven 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.

Time: 5:45 - 7:45 Thursdays Place: Room 8335
Schedule for Introductory Research Talks
5:45 6:45 7:15
October 12 Sam Gellman Arun Yethiraj Ned Sibert
October 19 Fleming Crim Steve Nelsen Shannon Stahl

 

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Department and Finance Committee Meeting Schedule

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

Nov. 7
Dec. 5 Jan. 16 Feb. 13
Mar. 6 Apr. 10 May 8

Finance Committee Meetings --- Tuesdays

1:20 PM - Chairs Office

Oct. 31 Nov. 14
Nov. 28 Dec. 12 Jan. 9
Jan. 30 Feb. 6 Feb. 27
Mar. 20 Mar. 27 Apr. 3
Apr. 24 May 1 May 15

 

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SEMINARS

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Tuesday, October 10th, 2000 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Michael Rubinstein, UNC, Chapel Hill. "Electrostatic Interactions in Polymeric Systems"

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Tuesday, October 10th, 2000 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1361 Chemistry Building. Marvin Miller, University of Notre Dame. "The Design Synthesis and Study of Novel Anti-Microbial Agents"

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Tuesday, October 10th, 2000 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 3:55 p.m., Room 1227 Engineering Hall. E.Terry Papoutsakis, Northwestern University. "Oxygen and its Transport in Hematopoietic Life and Death"

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Tuesday, October 10th, 2000 - Physical Chemistry Student Seminar, 4:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Karl Everitt, Graduate Student. "Raman Spectroscopy of Liquid Oxygen"

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Wednesday, October 11th 2000 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Pat Shapley, University of Illinois.

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Wednesday, October 11th, 2000 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 3:55 p.m., "Room # Check Today at Union South". Bernhard Palsson, University of California, San Diego. "Life on the Edge: Genome-Scale Models of Metabolism and Mechanistic Studies of the Metabolic Genotype-Phenotype Relationship"

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Thursday, October 12th, 2000 - Department of Chemistry Colloquim, 4:00 p.m., Room 1361 Chemistry Building. Professor Brian C. Coppola, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. "Faculty 2.0: Broadening the Responsibility for Future Faculty Education to Match the Obligations of the Job"

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Thursday, October 12th, 2000 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1361 Chemistry Building. Suzanne Walker, Princeton University.

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Thursday, October 12th, 2000 - Materials Science Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 3405 Sterling Hall. Dr. Chuck Black, IBM TJ Watson Research center. "Nanometer-Scale Self-Assembly Processes for Future Microelectronics Technologies"

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Monday, October 16th, 2000 - Macromolecules Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Professor Michael Winokur, UW Madison, Physics Department. "Polymorphism, Thermochromism & Metastability in Side-Chain Substituted Electronic Polymers"

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Monday, October 16th 2000 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 2:25 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Jean Francois Halet.

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Monday, October 16th, 2000 - Biotechnology Seminar, 7:30 p.m., Biotechnology Center. Professor Kelsey D. Cook, University of Tennessee. "Non-Covalent Interactions and Electrospray: Alzheimer's Fibril Glue and Caveats"

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Tuesday, October 17th, 2000 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Jim Cowin, PNNL. "Sculpting the Oil-Water Interface to Probe Ion Solvation"

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Tuesday, October 17th, 2000 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1361 Chemistry Building. Jumi Shin.

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Tuesday, October 17th, 2000 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 3:55 p.m., Room 1227 Engineering Hall. Vemuri Balakotaiah, University of Houston. "Modeling and Bifurcation Analysis of Catalytic Monoliths"

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Tuesday, October 17th, 2000 - Physical Chemistry Student Seminar, 4:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Kent Meyer, Graduate Student. "2D Ultrafast Spectroscopy of Non-Linear Doubly Vibrationally Resonant Processes"

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Wednesday, October 18th 2000 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Seth Brown, Notre Dame.

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Thursday, October 19th, 2000 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Dr. Gregor Zlokarnik, (McElvain Lecturer), Aurora Biosciences.

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Thursday, October 19th, 2000 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1361 Chemistry Building. Jessie Lindemann, Graduate Student.

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Thursday, October 19th, 2000 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 3:55 p.m., Room 3345 Engineering Hall. Bala Subramaniam, University of Kansas. "Catalysis in Supercritical Media: Potential and Challenges"

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Friday, October 20th, 2000 - Chemistry Seminar, 1:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Maureen Scharberg & Steve Branz, San Jose State University. "Blending General and Organic Chemistry: A Curricular Experiment"

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Monday, October 23rd, 2000 - Macromolecules Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Mr. XiaoHua (Sam) Qiu, UW Madison, Chemistry Department. "Polymer Dynamics: From Conformational Transitions to Disentanglement"

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Monday, October 23rd, 2000 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 2:25 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Robert Whetten, Georgia Tech.

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Tuesday, October 24th, 2000 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 3:55 p.m., Room 1227 Engineering Hall. Antony Beris, University of Delaware. "Direct Numerical Simulations of Turbulent Viscoelastic Flows: Challenges and Rewards"

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Wednesday October 25th thru Friday October 27th, 2000. Hirschfelder Prize Lecture Series. Roald Hoffmann, Cornell University. Wednesday, October 25 - 4:00 p.m., Room 1361 Chemistry. "Electron-Rich Multicenter Bonding All Across the Periodic Table" - Thursday, October 26 - 4:00 p.m., Room 1361. "A Chemical and Theoretical Approach to Bonding on Surfaces" - Friday, October 27 - 2:25 p.m. - Room 1361 Chemistry. "Chemistry A Reading from "Oxygen," a New Play by Carl Djerassi and Roald Hoffmann,"

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Wednesday, October 25th 2000 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 2:25 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Jeff Dougan, Grad Student, UW-Madison.

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Thursday, October 26th, 2000 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Professor Rosina Georgiadis, Boston University. "Development of Quantitative Surface Plasmon Resonance Spectroscopy of Interfaces: Successes, Applications and New Directions"

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Thursday, October 26th, 2000 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1361 Chemistry Building. Laren Tolbert, Georgia Tech.

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Friday, October 27th, 2000 - Chemistry Seminar, 1:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Jimmy Reeves, University of North Carolina at Wilmington. "A Democratic, Ubiquitous Internet. Teaching Chemistry Under the New Paradigm"

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Monday, October 30th, 2000 - Macromolecules Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Professor Juan dePablo, UW Madison, Chemical Engineering. "Stabilization of Biological Systems in Polymeric Networks"

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Tuesday, October 31st, 2000 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Andrew Marcus, Oregon State University. "Studies of Complex Fluid Dynamics by Fourier Imaging Correlation Spectroscopy and Fluorescence Microscopy"

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Tuesday, October 31th, 2000 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 3:55 p.m., Room 1227 Engineering Hall. Alan Russell, University of Pittsburgh. "Enzymatic Neutralization and Detection of Chemical Weapons"

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Tuesday, October 31th, 2000 - Physical Chemistry Student Seminar, 4:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Sarah Henton, UW-Madison. "Spectroscopy of Highly Vibrationally Excited Acetylene"

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Wednesday, November 1st 2000 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Jason Halfen, UW-Eau Claire.

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Thursday, November 2nd, 2000 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Professor Don Douglas, University of British Columbia. "Protein Structure in Solution and the Gas Phase Studied by Mass Spectrometry"

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Thursday, November 2nd, 2000 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1361 Chemistry Building. Michael Gelman, Graduate Student.

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****CANCELLED****PLEASE NOTE****CANCELLED**** Monday, November 6th 2000 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 2:25 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Kelley Lake, Grad Student, UW-Madison.

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Monday, November 6th, 2000 - Macromolecules Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Professor Arun Yethiraj, UW Madison, Chemistry Department.

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Tuesday, November 7th, 2000 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Gary Slater, University of Ottawa. "An Exact Numerical Approach to Calculating Diffusion Coefficients in Chemistry and Biology"

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Tuesday, November 7th, 2000 - Physical Chemistry Student Seminar, 4:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Mike Schwartz, Graduate Student. "Interaction of Styrene with the Si(100) Surface: Structure, Selectivity, and Mechanistic Implications"

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Tuesday, November 9th, 2000 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 3:55 p.m., Room 1227 Engineering Hall. Joao Soares, University of Waterloo. "Synthesis of Polyolefins with Designed Chain Architectures. A Challenging New Area in Polymer Reaction Engineering"

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Wednesday, November 8th 2000 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Jeff Zaleski, Indiana.

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Thursday, November 9th, 2000 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Bryce Nelson, University of Wisconsin. "Surface Plasmon Resonance Imaging Measurements on DNA and RNA Hybridization Adsorption onto DNA Microarrays"

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Thursday, November 9th, 2000 - Joint Inorganic/Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1361 Chemistry Building. Phil Powers.

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Tuesday, November 14th, 2000 - Physical Chemistry Student Seminar, 4:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Faisal Syud, Graduate Student. "Use of ß-Hairpin to Study ß-Sheet Interactions in Proteins"

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Wednesday, November 15th 2000 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Anne- Frances Miller, U of Kentucky.

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Thursday, November 16th, 2000 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1361 Chemistry Building. Brent Iverson, University of Texas.

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Thursday, November 16th, 2000 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Professor Ken Standing, (Meloche Lecturer), University of Manitoba.

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Tuesday, November 21st, 2000 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 3:55 p.m., Room 1227 Engineering Hall. Cassandra Fraser, University of Virginia. "Polymeric Metal Complexes: Synthesis, Characterization, and Potential Applications"

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Tuesday, November 21st, 2000 - Physical Chemistry Student Seminar, 4:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Emily Reichert, Graduate Student. "Velocity Map Imaging Study of the Cobalt Ion Plus Isobutane Reaction"

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Monday, November 27th, 2000 - Macromolecules Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Mr. Rakwoo Chang, Graduate Student.

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Tuesday, November 28th, 2000 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 3:55 p.m., Room 1227 Engineering Hall. Joost Wintterlin, Fritz-Haber-Institut Der MPG. "An atomic View of Processes on Catalyst Surfaces"

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Tuesday, November 28th, 2000 - Physical Chemistry Student Seminar, 4:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Charley Langley, Graduate Student. "Microwave Spectroscopy of Glow Discharges"

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Thursday, November 30th, 2000 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Professor John Schrag or Isabella Echeverria, University of Wisconsin.

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Monday, December 4th, 2000 - Macromolecules Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Professor Friedrich Kremer, University of Leipzig. "Polymers in Confinement: From the Dynamics of Isolated Polymer Chains to that of Polymer Brushes"

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Tuesday, December 5st, 2000 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Friedrich Kremer, Universität Leipzig. "Molecular Dynamics in Confining Geometries: From the Single Molecule to the Liquid State"

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Tuesday, December 5th, 2000 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1361 Chemistry Building. Eric Jacobsen, Harvard, Academic McElvain Speaker.

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Tuesday, December 5th, 2000 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 3:55 p.m., Room 1227 Engineering Hall. Molly Shoichet, University of Toronto. "Polymers for Tissue Engineering"

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Tuesday, December 5th, 2000 - Physical Chemistry Student Seminar, 4:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Chris Cheatum, Graduate Student. "Excited State Proton Transfer in 8-Hydroxyquinoline"

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Friday, December 8th, 2000 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Professor Hubert Girault, Ecole Polytechnique Federale Lausanne. "Non Linear Optical Studies of Proteins Adsorption at Interfaces and of Oligonucleotide Recognition"

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Monday, December 11th, 2000 - Macromolecules Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Professor Glen Kwon, UW Madison, Pharmacy Department. "Micellar Polymers in Drug Delivery"

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Tuesday, December 12th, 2000 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 3:55 p.m., Room 1227 Engineering Hall. Mr. Richard Peters, University of Wisconsin. "Self-Assembling Resists for Nanofabrication"

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For Industrial Positions, see the Chemistry Career Services Newsletter at:

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http://www.chem.wisc.edu/areas/careers/7news.html

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Recent Publications

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Giacalone J; Delobette S; Gibaja V; Ni L; Skiadas Y; Qi R; Edington J; Lai ZW; Gebauer D; Zhao HJ; Anantharaman T; Mishra B; Brown LG; Saxena R; Page DC; Schwartz DC.

Optical mapping of BAC clones from the human Y chromosome DAZ locus.

GENOME RESEARCH 2000, Vol 10, Iss 9, pp 1421-1429.

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Malnar I; Sih CJ.

Chloroperoxidase-catalyzed chlorination of didechloroaglucovancomycin and vancomycin.

JOURNAL OF MOLECULAR CATALYSIS B-ENZYMATIC 2000, Vol 10, Iss 6, pp 545-549.

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Leites LA; Bukalov SS; Denk M; West R; Haaf M.

Raman evidence of aromaticity of the thermally stable silylene ((BuNCH)-Bu-t=(CHNBu)-Bu-t)Si.

JOURNAL OF MOLECULAR STRUCTURE 2000, Vol 550, pp 329-335.

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Qiu XH; Ediger MD.

Branching effects on the segmental dynamics of polyethylene melts.

JOURNAL OF POLYMER SCIENCE PART B-POLYMER PHYSICS 2000, Vol 38, Iss 20, pp 2634-2643.

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Strother T; Hamers RJ; Smith LM.

Covalent attachment of oligodeoxyribonucleotides to amine-modified Si (001) surfaces.

NUCLEIC ACIDS RESEARCH 2000, Vol 28, Iss 18, pp 3535-3541.

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Casey CP; Carpenetti DW.

Measurement of barriers for alkene dissociation and for inversion at zirconium in a d(0) zirconium-alkyl-alkene complex.

ORGANOMETALLICS 2000, Vol 19, Iss 19, pp 3970-3977.

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Paulson C; Ellis AB; McCaughan L; Hawkins B; Sun JX; Kuech TF.

Demonstration of near-field scanning photoreflectance spectroscopy.

APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS 2000, Vol 77, Iss 13, pp 1943-1945.

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Messmore JM; Raines RT.

Decavanadate inhibits catalysis by ribonuclease A.

ARCHIVES OF BIOCHEMISTRY AND BIOPHYSICS 2000, Vol 381, Iss 1, pp 25-30.

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Wang XG; Sibert EL.

A nine-dimensional high order perturbative study of the vibration of silane and its isotopomers.

JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS 2000, Vol 113, Iss 13, pp 5384-5400.

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Vedejs E; Piotrowski DW; Tucci FC.

Oxazolium-derived azomethine ylides. External oxazole activation and internal dipole trapping in the synthesis of an aziridinomitosene.

JOURNAL OF ORGANIC CHEMISTRY 2000, Vol 65, Iss 18, pp 5498-5505.

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Schwartz MP; Ellison MD; Coulter SK; Hovis JS; Hamers RJ.

Interaction of pi-conjugated organic molecules with pi-bonded semiconductor surfaces: Structure, selectivity, and mechanistic implications.

JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2000, Vol 122, Iss 35, pp 8529-8538.

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Copyright © 2000 Institute for Scientific Information

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ALFRED P. SLOAN FOUNDATION - U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Postdoctoral Fellowships in Computational Molecular Biology (Round Six) - http://www.sloan.org/programs/scitech_postdoct.htm - APPLICATION DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 1, 2001.

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GRADUATE SCHOOL SEMINAR SERIES

Proposal Preparation Tips. This seminar is offered three times this semester. The content is the same for each of the three presentations.

Tuesday, October 10, 2000 - 3:00-4:00 p.m., Room 4151 Grainger Hall.

Friday, October 13, 2000 - 10:00-11:00 a.m., Room 4151 Grainger Hall.

Tuesday, October 17, 2000 - 2:00-3:00 p.m., Room 4151 Grainger Hall.

Techniques for writing competitive proposals will be the focus for this program. Intended audience: This program is open to all UW faculty, staff and students. No registration is required. Presenter: Peter Barcher, Associate Dean for Research School of Business.

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Institute of Paper Science & Technology

There will be a graduate recruiting visit by Dr. Donald Dimmel of the Institute of Paper Science and Technology on Wednesday, Oct 18, from 1:30-3:00 in room 2024 Engineering Hall. Dr. Dimmel will be speaking and answering questions about obtaining an advanced degree, M.S. or Ph.D., from the Institute, located in Atlanta, Georgia. More information about this visit is available from Matt Sanders or Mary Kay Sorenson in the Chair's Office, or from Bruce Goldade in Room 1148 Chemistry Building.

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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS

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The University of Wisconsin - River Falls is a member of the University of Wisconsin System and is located in scenic west central Wisconsin, 30 miles east of the Twin Cities metropolitan area with easily accessible year around arts, cultural and recreational events. The Department of Chemistry is seeking an assistant professor with specialization that interfaces any of the traditional areas of chemistry with biotechnology. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses including general chemistry for science and nonscience majors (lecture and laboratories) and advanced courses in their area of specialization. The person selected will also be expected to advise students, participate in campus governance, and develop a solid record of scholarship. The position is a full-time tenure-track faculty position that begins on August 27, 2001. Compensation is based on qualifications, including education and experience. The normal teaching load is 12 units per semester. The University expects scholarly activity, including research, scholarship, and creative endeavor, that supports its programs. Applicants must have completed a Ph.D. (or equivalent) in chemistry or biochemistry by the time of application. Evidence of strong instrumental skills, commitment to teaching at the undergraduate level, which includes directing high quality upper level research experiences for students, and ability to complement existing efforts in the department in the area of biotechnology are required for this position. Teaching, research or industrial experience beyond the doctoral level is required. A practical knowledge of bioanalytical techniques including separations is highly desirable. Candidates should demonstrate an awareness of and a sensitivity to diverse student populations and an ability to contribute to the University's commitment to enhancing student awareness and appreciation of diverse ethnic and cultural heritages. To Apply: Submit a resume (or curriculum vitae), summary of research plans, teaching philosophy, and a letter of interest specifying qualifications and a statement of experience, including ability to contribute to the enhancement of student awareness and appreciation of diverse cultures. Include unofficial graduate and undergraduate transcripts (official transcripts will be required if hired) and the names, addresses and telephone numbers of at least three references who can specifically comment upon the candidate's teaching ability, experience, and professional preparation. Inquiries and applications should be addressed to: Dr. Magdalena Pala, Department of Chemistry, University of Wisconsin-River Falls, 410 South 3rd Street, River Falls, W1 54022-5001, magdalena.e.pala@uwrf.edu.

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University of Minnesota - Twin Cities. The Department of Chemistry seeks to fill two or more faculty positions beginning July 1, 2001 or later. Of particular interest are applicants who plan to conduct research in the areas of biological chemistry, organic chemistry or bio/molecular materials chemistry. The appointment may be at the rank of tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor, or at the tenured level of Associate Professor or Professor. Each appointee will be expected to carry out a vigorous program of original research in a field complementary to existing research programs in the department, to advise research students, to teach a broad range of undergraduate and graduate courses effectively and enthusiastically, and to participate in departmental and university governance. Selection will be based on the candidate's record of previous accomplishments relevant to these responsibilities, and evidence of the potential for outstanding future contributions. Candidates must have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. or equivalent foreign degree by the date of appointment. Applications will be accepted until November 1, 2000, or until the positions are filled. Candidates should send a c.v. and statements of research and teaching interests to: Faculty Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, University of Minnesota, 207 Pleasant St. SE, Minneapolis, MN, 55455, and should also arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent directly to the same address. Candidates who wish to be considered for a tenured appointment should include a statement to that effect in a cover letter. Candidates for a tenure-track appointment should include copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts with their applications.

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Northeastern University. As part of a planned university-wide Biotechnology Initiative, the Northeastern University Department of Chemistry invites applications for a tenure-track position (Assistant or Associate Professor) in the emerging fields of genomics/proteomics with a biophysical or bioanalytical chemical focus. Applicants must have the Ph.D. and postdoctoral experience is desirable. Candidates are expected to develop a nationally recognized, well-funded research program and to excel in teaching chemistry at undergraduate and graduate levels. Applicants should submit a resume, research plans, space and startup requirements, and arrange for a minimum of three letters of reference to be sent. Applications will be considered beginning October 30, 2000, and should be sent to: Professor David Forsyth, Chair, Chemistry Department, Northeastern University, Boston, MA 02115.

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Marquette University. Faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in the areas of analytical or physical chemistry. Preference will be given to theoretical/computational chemists or analytical chemists capable of teaching courses in separations. Ph.D. required, post-doctoral experience preferred. The successful candidate will have the demonstrated potential to carry out an externally funded program of innovative research and excel in teaching at the graduate and undergraduate level. Application review begins October 15, 2000. Position open until filled. Interested individuals please send a curriculum vitae, statement of research plans, teaching philosophy and interests, transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to: Faculty Search Committee Chair, Department of Chemistry, Marquette University, P.O. Box 1881, Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881.

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The University of Pittsburgh seeks to fill up to two tenure-stream faculty positions in the Department of Chemistry, effective September 2001, and subject to budgetary approval. We seek candidates with research interests in any area of Analytical Chemistry but we are particularly interested in bio-analytical chemistry, separations, mass spectrometry, and nanofabrication. We seek to fill these positions at the Assistant Professor level, but higher level appointments are possible and applications from experienced scholars with outstanding records of accomplishment are welcome. For full consideration, applications should be received by October 15, 2000, but applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. A resume, brief research plans, a statement regarding teaching interests, and three letters of reference should be sent to: Professor Craig Wilcox, Chair, Department of Chemistry, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260. Visit our Web site at http://www.chem.pitt.edu.

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University of Massachusetts -Amherst. Applications are invited for a tenure track Assistant Professorship in the area of organic chemistry to begin Sept 2001. Applicants in all areas of organic chemistry will be considered; interdisciplinary applicants are especially encouraged. Please submit a curriculum vitae and statement of research plans, and have three letters of recommendation sent directly to: Vincent M. Rotello, Chair, Organic Search, Department of Chemistry, Lederle Graduate Tower A, University of Massachusetts, Box 34510, Amherst, MA, 01003-4510. Evaluation of applications will begin November 15, 2000, and continue until the position is filled.

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The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at The University of Texas at Austin solicits applications for tenure-track assistant professorships beginning September 1, 2001. Exceptional candidates whose research training and interests are in the area of Organic/Inorganic Synthesis of Electronic and Bioactive Material; or in the Design and Evolution of Biopolymer and Cellular Architectures are especially encouraged to apply. Applications received after October 15, 2000, may not receive full consideration. Early applications are encouraged. Candidates who have demonstrated outstanding research ability and show promise in teaching should forward a curriculum vitae, short descriptions of research plans, and three letters of reference to: Search Committee, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712.

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Vanderbilt University announces faculty positions in the Department of Chemistry at the rank of Associate Professor or higher. We are especially interested in candidates having research programs in areas related to the biological sciences or materials science, although applicants having other research interests will be considered. Candidates must be able to teach in one of the traditional areas of chemistry: analytical, inorganic, organic, or physical. Candidates for this position must have a vigorous, well-established, internationally- recognized research program and a demonstrated commitment to teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels. We will begin reviewing applications immediately and the search will continue until the positions are filled. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae to: Professor David M. Hercules, Chairman, Department of Chemistry, Vanderbilt University, Box 1822 Station B, Nashville, TN 37235.

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Vanderbilt University announces tenure-track faculty positions in the Department of Chemistry at the rank of Assistant Professor. We are especially interested in candidates having research programs in areas related to the biological sciences or materials science, although applicants having other research interests will be considered. Candidates must be able to teach in one of the traditional areas of chemistry: analytical, inorganic, organic, or physical. Candidates for this position are expected to develop a vigorous, well-funded, internationally-recognized research program and to demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels. We will begin reviewing applications immediately and the search will continue until the positions are filled. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a brief outline of plans for future research, a statement with regard to proposed teaching area, and arrange for at least three letters of reference to be sent to: Professor Charles M. Lukehart, Department of Chemistry, Vanderbilt University, Box 1822 Station B, Nashville, TN 37235.

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The Department of Chemistry at the University of Virginia is seeking qualified Ph.D. applicants for a tenure track position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. We are seeking an individual whose research interests and expertise are in one of the following areas: Biological Chemistry, Material Science/Synthetic Chemistry and Theoretical/Physical Chemistry. The candidate is expected to establish an externally funded research program that will attract top caliber graduate students and postdoctoral collaborators. Teaching ability at both graduate and undergraduate levels is also a prime consideration. Applicants should send a CV, copies of reprints/preprints and a detailed description of research plans no later than October 12, 2000 to: Professor Timothy Macdonald, Chair, Department of Chemistry, University of Virginia, McCormick Road, P.O. Box 400319 Charlottesville, VA 22904-4319. Applicants should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to the above address by the closing date.

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Grand Valley State University. Assistant Professor of Chemistry. This is a tenure-track position. Ph.D. in organic chemistry. A strong commitment to undergraduate teaching and research is required. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Teach lecture and laboratory courses in organic chemistry and direct undergraduate research in organic chemistry. Be actively involved in departmental and university service. Send letter of application, complete resume, a statement of teaching philosophy, a brief description of proposed undergraduate research projects listing instrumentation needs, and three letters of reference to: Dr. Harvey Nikkel, Chair, Department of Chemistry, 327 Padnos Hall, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI 49401, e-mail: nikkelh@gvsu.edu, FAX: (616) 895-3230. Application review will begin November 1, 2000 and continue until the position is filled.

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University of Illinois at Chicago, Department of Chemistry invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Organic or Bioorganic Chemistry beginning Fall 2001. The successful candidate, who will have a PhD and one to two years postdoctoral experience in any area of organic chemistry, will be expected to carry out a full and vigorous program of innovative research and to be committed to a quality teaching experience at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Applicants should forward a full curriculum vitae, list of publications, and synopsis of research plans, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to: Prof. David Crich, Chairman, Organic Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, University of Illinois at Chicago, 845 W. Taylor Street, M/C 11.1, Chicago, IL 60607-7061 by November 3, 2000.

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The Chemistry Department of Lincoln University has an immediate need of an assistant professor in organic chemistry beginning January, 2001. Person recruited to this potential tenure track position is responsible for a two semester organic chemistry course and accompanying laboratory courses. In addition, the person hired may be asked to teach a service course occasionally. Dedication to students is expected. Various instrumentation expertise is a plus. Rotating duties may include student advising, contributing to the departmental activities and arranging seminars. The chemistry department actively maintains its accreditation by the American Chemical Society. Earned Ph.D. degree in organic chemistry with one to two years of postdoctoral experience. Though the department's function is mainly teaching, a small-scale research involving undergraduates is very strongly encouraged. Grant-based release time can be easily arranged for intensive advanced research. Immediately forward your CV and research interests with three letters of recommendation, copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts and a statement of your undergraduate teaching philosophy to: Dr. K. R. Bhat Chair, Department of Chemistry-Lincoln University, Lincoln University, PA 19352-0999. The position will remain open until filled.

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Northern Kentucky University invites applications and nominations for three tenure-track positions at the level of Assistant Professor of Chemistry, to begin August 1, 2001. Candidates should have a strong interest in teaching and research at a primarily undergraduate institution. They will be expected to develop research programs suitable for undergraduate participation and with a strong likelihood of external funding. The teaching assignments will include courses in the candidate's specialty, general chemistry, and possibly other courses for science and non-science majors. A Ph.D. is required for all three positions; post-doctoral experience enhances the application. We expect to hire one Organic Chemist, research area open, and one Analytical Chemist, who will have a strong background and interest in modern instrumentation (NMR, GCMS, etc.). The third position will be filled with a person whose background and experience integrates two or more of the traditional sub-disciplines of chemistry or who has an interest in another interdisciplinary field, such as polymers or materials science. It is our intention to fill one of the positions with a person interested in environmental chemistry. Candidates can expect a competitive salary and start-up research funds. More information about the department and CINSAM can be found at the Northern Kentucky University web site, http://www.nku.edu. Applications, which should include a CV, statement of teaching and research interests, and names of three references, should be sent to: Dr. William R. Oliver, Chair, Department of Chemistry, Northern Kentucky University, Highland Hts, KY 41099-1905. Review of applications will begin on October 25, 2000, and continue until the position is filled.

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Western Kentucky University. Experimental Physical Chemist. Tenure-track assistant professor position in ACS approved department beginning August, 2001. Ph.D. required. Must demonstrate excellence in teaching and research at the undergraduate and master's level. Postdoctoral experience desirable. This position requires a Ph.D. in Chemistry. The successful applicant will have responsibilities in undergraduate and graduate level physical chemistry courses as well as general chemistry courses. The development of a strong research program for undergraduate and graduate (M.S.) students is a requirement. Submit a letter of application, curriculum vita, unofficial transcripts, three letters of recommendation, and statements of teaching philosophy and research goals to: Physical Chemistry Search Committee Department of Chemistry Western Kentucky University 1 Big Red Way Bowling Green, KY 42101-3576. Web: http://www.wku.edu/Dept/Academic/Ogden/Chemistry. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2000.

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The Department of Chemistry at the University of Houston invites applications at the junior level in organic chemistry. We are particularly interested in applicants with interests at the interface of chemistry and biology. Junior candidates will be expected to have postdoctoral experience, a strong potential in research, and a commitment to education at all levels. Applicants should submit a complete vitae, a statement of teaching interests and experience, a statement of research plans (not to exceed five pages), and three letters of recommendation to: Prof. R. Thummel, Chair, Organic Chemistry Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, University of Houston, Houston, TX 77204-5641. The interview process will start October 1, 2000, and continue until the position is filled. .

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Western Kentucky University. Organic Chemist. Two tenure-track assistant professor positions in ACS approved department beginning August, 2001. Ph.D. required. Must demonstrate excellence in teaching and research at the undergraduate and master's level. This position requires a Ph.D. in Chemistry. The successful applicant will have responsibilities in undergraduate and graduate level organic chemistry courses as well as general chemistry courses. The development of a strong research program for undergraduate and graduate (M.S.) students is a requirement. Submit a letter of application, curriculum vita, unofficial transcripts, three letters of recommendation, and statements of teaching philosophy and research goals to: Organic Chemistry Search Committee Department of Chemistry Western Kentucky University I Big Red Way Bowling Green, KY 42101-3576. Web: http://www.wku.edu/Dept/Academic/Ogden/Chemistry. Review of applications will begin October 13, 2000.

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Western Kentucky University. Inorganic Chemist. Tenure-track assistant professor position in ACS approved department beginning August , 2001. Ph.D. required. Must demonstrate excellence in teaching and research at the undergraduate and master's level. This position requires a Ph.D. in Chemistry. The successful applicant will have responsibilities in undergraduate and graduate level inorganic chemistry courses as well as general chemistry courses. The development of a strong research program for undergraduate and graduate (M.S.) students is a requirement. Submit a letter of application, curriculum vita, unofficial transcripts, three letters of recommendation, and statements of teaching philosophy and research goals to: Inorganic Chemistry Search Committee Department of Chemistry Western Kentucky University I Big Red Way Bowling Green, KY 42101-3576. Web: http://www.wku.edu/Dept/Academic/Ogden/Chemistry. Review of applications will begin November 15, 2000.

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The Department of Chemistry at Purdue University is currently soliciting applications for a tenure-track faculty position in analytical chemistry or related areas. The position is planned to start in August of 2001. Our preference is to make the appointment at the Assistant Professor level, although outstanding candidates at the Associate Professor level will also be considered. A full description of research and teaching at Purdue can be found at http://www.chem.purdue.edu. An announcement of the position also recently appeared in Chemistry and Engineering News. Applicants are asked to send a curriculum vitae, a summary of planned research activities and three letters of recommendation to: Professor Richard A. Walton, Head, Department of Chemistry, Purdue University, 1393 Brown Building, West Lafayette, IN 47907-1393, Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

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The University of Wisconsin, Green Bay invites applications for a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level to begin Aug. 2001. Applicants should possess a Doctorate in chemistry or closely related field by the starting date. Candidates will be expected to teach introductory and analytical chemistry at the undergraduate level, upper level courses in their area of expertise and to contribute to the interdisciplinary undergraduate Environmental Science program and the Environmental Science and Policy master's program. To apply send a letter of application, a curriculum vita, statements of research interests and teaching experience and philosophy, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and three current letters of recommendation to: Dr. John M. Lyon, Natural and Applied Sciences, University of Wisconsin Green Bay, Green Bay, WI 54311. Review of applications will begin on Dec. 1, 2000 and continue until the position is filled. For information call 920-465-2266, email: LYONJ@UWGB.EDU or fax 920-465-2376. Names of applicants may be disclosed unless requested otherwise. Names of finalists will be released.

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The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Arizona State University invites applications for three tenure-track faculty positions at the assistant professor level in organic, inorganic and biochemistry. Individuals with research interests in experimental solid state chemistry or materials chemistry are particularly encouraged to apply for the inorganic position. A doctoral degree in chemistry, biochemistry or a related field and demonstrated potential for establishing a vigorous research program of national/international recognition and developing excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels are required. Applicants must send a description of research plan, statement of teaching philosophy, list of publications and curriculum vitae, and ensure that three letters of reference are sent to: Professor Ana Moore, Chair, Organic Chemistry Search Committee, or to Professor William Petuskey, Chair, Inorganic Chemistry Search Committee, or to Professor Neal Woodbury, Chair, Biochemistry Search Committee, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, PO Box 871604, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287-1604. Review of applications will begin November 2, 2000 or every two weeks thereafter until the position is filled.

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M.D. Anderson Chair in Organic Chemistry - University of Houston. The Department of Chemistry at the University of Houston invites applications for the M.D. Anderson Chair in Organic Chemistry. Preference will be given to applicants with interests at the interface of chemistry and biology. Applicants for this position should have an established international reputation in scholarship and a strong commitment to education at all levels. Applicants should submit a complete vitae, and a brief statement of research plans to: Prof. R. Thummel, Chair, Organic Chemistry Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, University of Houston, Houston, TX 77204-5641. The interview process will start October 1, 2000, and continue until the position is filled.

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The Department of Chemistry, California State University, Northridge invites applications for a tenure-track position in biochemistry, effective August 2001. The successful candidate will have teaching responsibilities in biochemistry and lower level chemistry courses, and will be expected to develop a research program in nucleic acid biochemistry involving undergraduate and MS students. Preference will be given to candidates with a strong chemistry background and postdoctoral experience. Send a curriculum vitae, brief description of research plans and three letters of reference to: Dr. Sandor Reichman, Chair, Department of Chemistry, California State University, Northridge, CA 91330-8262. Email (inquiries only): sandor.reichman@csun.edu. Applications must be received by November 15, 2000.

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The Chemistry Department at California State University, Northridge invites applications for an Organic Chemist position effective Fall 2001, in addition to the previously advertised Biochemistry position. Applicants must possess a Ph.D. degree, postdoctoral experienced preferred. Candidates are expected to develop an independent research program involving undergraduate and graduate students, and have a strong commitment to teach organic and general chemistry, the former at undergraduate and graduate levels. Applications consist of a cover letter, curriculum vita, a detailed research proposal, teaching philosophy and three letters of recommendation mailed separately by the recommender. Address applications to: Dr. Sandor Reichman, Department of Chemistry, California State University, Northridge, Northridge, CA 91330-8262. Closing date for applications is December 1, 2000.

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The Chemistry Department at the University of New Mexico invites applications for a full-time, tenure track Assistant Professorship in Analytical Chemistry to begin August 2000. A doctorate in Chemistry or related field is required by appointment start date and postdoctoral experience preferred. All areas of analytical chemistry will be considered. However, preference will be given to applicants who have an interest in bioanalytical chemistry or who show synergy with ongoing materials research activities at UNM. Desirable qualifications include: potential for developing a nationally competitive research program, ability to work in an interdisciplinary environment, interest in and potential to teach analytical chemistry at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Applicants must submit a curriculum vitae, clear descriptions of teaching interests, past research activities and proposed future research plans, a list of required infrastructure/major instrumentation support facilities, and a list of persons from whom letters of reference have been requested. Address all application materials to: Chair, Analytical Chemistry Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87131. All materials must be received by 15 November 2000.

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The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, in conjunction with the Center for Biomolecular Science and Engineering at the University of California, Santa Cruz, invite applications from outstanding candidates for a tenure track position in bioorganic chemistry at the Assistant Professor level. The successful candidate will be expected to pursue innovative research at the interface of chemistry and biology, and to excel at teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. In addition, this exceptional individual will be a member of the Center for Biomolecular Science and Engineering, an interdisciplinary group of researchers from both the Division of Natural Sciences and the School of Engineering. Areas of research that complement existing faculty strengths include, but are not limited to, combinatorial chemistry, de novo design of biomolecules, bioengineering, structural/computational modeling, and design of nano-scale biomaterials. 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. Ph.D. or equivalent in Chemistry or related field, outstanding potential for an independent research program in bioorganic chemistry, and a commitment to and talent for teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Position Available Fall 2001. Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, brief description of research, and arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation to be sent to: Chair, Search Committee, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California-Santa Cruz, CA 95064. Please refer to position #552 in all correspondence. Web: http://chemistry.ucsc.edu/ or http://www.cse.ucsc.edu/centers/cbe/. Applications must be received by December 1, 2000.

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Faculty Position in Analytical Chemistry - Utah State University - The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry seeks outstanding applicants with training and research interests in any area of analytical chemistry for a tenure track faculty appointment (rank of assistant or associate professor, depending upon qualifications). Applicants with research interests in the area of bioanalytical chemistry are particularly encouraged to apply. A Ph.D. in chemistry, the ability to conduct an innovative and vigorous research program, a commitment to excellence in teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and postdoctoral experience are required. Candidates for appointment at the Associate Professor level should send a complete curriculum vita, a statement of research interests and accomplishments and provide the names of three individuals who can provide reference letters. Candidates for appointment at the Assistant Professor level should send a complete curriculum vita, a detailed proposal of future research, a statement on teaching philosophy and arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to the search committee. Application material should be sent, to: Analytical Chemistry Search Committee Chair, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Utah State University, Logan, UT 84322-0300. Evaluation of applications will begin October 30, 2000, and the position will remain open until filled. Information about the Department is available on-line at: http://www.chem.usu.edu.

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Northwestern University has several tenure-track position open for several Assistant Professors positions in chemistry, they plan to fill three positions that will be available starting September 2001. They seek individuals who will combine the highest standards of excellence in both research and teaching. We would like to discover the best possible candidates and will delay the start of the appointment to accommodate a current graduate student who would like to first complete a postdoctoral year or a current postdoctoral student who would like to complete an additional year of work. We are particularly interested in identifying women and members of minority groups. I believe the opportunity we can offer young faculty is outstanding. We are committed to helping them establish their program rapidly and we encourage them to move vigorously to establish a national and international reputation in order to allow promotion to tenure at an appropriate time in their career. Candidates should write to: The Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, Northwestern University, Evanston IL 60208-3113. Please enclose 1) a current curriculum vitae; 2) a list of publications; and 3) a brief statement of research interests (3 pages or less). In addition, applicants should arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent on their behalf directly to the above address.

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POSTDOCTORAL POSITION AND/OR JOBS

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Postdoctoral Positions at the NASA Glenn Research Center. Pending final budget approval, the Polymers Branch at the NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio is looking to fill up to four post-doctoral positions to participate in on-going research projects in the following areas:

- Processable, High Temperature Polymers

- Improved Polymer Electrolytes for Lithium/Polymer Batteries

- Radiation Curable (Electron Beam and UV) Polyimides

- Carbon Nanotube Functionalization.

Candidates for these positions should have a PhD in polymer chemistry, organic chemistry, or a related area and should be highly proficient in organic and/or polymer synthesis and characterization. Because of security reasons, it is desirable that the candidate either be a US citizen or have a Green Card. Salary: $45,000 to $50,000 per year. Appointments are initially for 1 year, but are renewable for up to 3 years contingent upon research progress and the availability of funding. Applicants should send a CV (including a list of publications) and the names and contact information of 3 references to: Michael A. Meador, PhD, Chief, Polymers Branch, Materials Division, NASA John H. Glenn Research Center, 21000 Brookpark Road, M.S. 49-3, Cleveland, OH 44135, Phone:(216) 433-9518, FAX: (216)977-7132, E-mail: Michael.A.Meador@grc.nasa.gov, Web Site: http://www.grc.nasa.gov/WWW/MDWeb/People/MSMEAD.html.

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