Chemistry Newsletter - 10/24/2005

 

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Chemistry Newsletter


XXIX - No. 33 October 24th, 2005

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Professor Robert West Receives R&D100 Award

Professor Robert West has been presented with the R&D100 Award. The award recognizes the 100 most significant technological developments of the year. The award was for his work on lithium battery-powered implantable microstimulators. This is the first time an R&D100 award has come to the UW chemistry department. Congratulations Bob!

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Department and Finance Committee Meeting Schedule

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

 

11/08/05

12/13/05

 

2/14/06

3/21/06

4/11/06

5/9/06

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

 

 

11/1/05

11/15/05

12/6/05

12/20/05

1/17/06

2/7/06

2/21/06

3/7/06

3/28/06

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SEMINARS

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Tuesday, October 25th, 2005 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor D. James Donaldson, University of Toronto. “Whad’Ya Know? A Physical Chemist’s Approach to the Atmosphere”

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Tuesday, October 25th, 2005 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Sergey Kozmin, University of Chicago. “Chemical Synthesis: From New Reactivity to Molecular Complexity and Cell Regulatory Function”

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Wednesday, October 26th, 2005 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Matthew Christianson, Graduate Student, Landis Group.

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Thursday, October 27th, 2005 - Materials Chemistry Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Lars Samuelson, Lund University, Sweden. “Materials and device physics aspects of semiconductor nanowires”

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Thursday, October 27th, 2005 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Victoria Wilde, Burke Group.

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Monday, October 31th, 2005 - Biochemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room B1118 Biochemistry, 420 Henry Mall, UW-Madison. Charles Burant, University of Michigan. “Adipocyte Development, Nutrient Sensing and Mutations in AGPAT2”

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Tuesday, November 1st, 2005 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Richard M. Stratt, Brown University. “Relaxation a Little Too Far From Equilibrium”

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Tuesday, November 1st, 2005 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Rustem F. Ismagilov, The University of Chicago. “Synthesizing and Understanding Complex Reaction Networks”

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Wednesday, November 2nd, 2005 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Laurie Grove, Graduate Student, Brunold Group.

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Thursday, November 3rd, 2005 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Lloyd D. Fricker, Albert Einstein College of Medicine. “Neuropeptides: From Discovery to Function”

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Thursday, November 3rd, 2005 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Kris Kolonko, Reich Group.

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Monday, November 7th, 2005 - Biochemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room B1118 Biochemistry, 420 Henry Mall, UW-Madison. Nathan Baker, Washington University.

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Tuesday, November 8th, 2005 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Ronald G. Larson, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. “DNA and Microfluidics”

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Wednesday, November 9th, 2005 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Christopher Scarborough, Graduate Student, Stahl Group.

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Thursday, November 10th, 2005 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Lara Spencer, UW-Madison Graduate Student.

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Thursday, November 10th, 2005 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Caroline Pharr, McMahon Group.

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Monday, November 14th, 2005 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. F. Anne Walker, University of Arizona.

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Monday, November 14th, 2005 - Biochemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room B1118 Biochemistry, 420 Henry Mall, UW-Madison. Charles Brooks, Scripps Research Institute. “General Features and Mechanisms of Functionally Relevant Large-Scale Reorganization of Molecular Machines”

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Tuesday, November 15th, 2005 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Charles L. Brooks III, Scripps Research Institute. “Protein Folding Free Energy Landscapes - Insights Into Mechanism, Kinetics and Function From Molecular Simulations”

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Thursday, November 17th, 2005 - Materials Chemistry Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. James E. Butler, Naval Research Laboratory. “Diamond Diversity”

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Thursday, November 17th, 2005 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Jonathan Fast, Mecozzi Group.

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Friday, November 18th, 2005 - Department Colloquium, 3:30 p. m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. James E. Butler, Naval Research Laboratory. “Diamond Perfected?”

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Monday, November 21st, 2005 - Biochemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room B1118 Biochemistry, 420 Henry Mall, UW-Madison. Boris Kholodenko, Thomas Jefferson University. “Systems Biology of Receptor Tyrosine Kinase Signaling: Can We Navigate Through Molecular Jungles?”

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Wednesday, November 23rd, 2005 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Bhavesh Gandhi, Graduate Student, Burstyn Group.

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Monday, November 28th, 2005 - Biochemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room B1118 Biochemistry, 420 Henry Mall, UW-Madison. John Yin, UW Madison. “Dynamics of Virus Growth and Spread - A Systems Biology Approach”

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Tuesday, November 29th, 2005 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Daesung Lee, UW-Madison.

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Thursday, December 1st, 2005 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Matthew Dodge, Burke Group.

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Thursday, December 1st, 2005 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Audrey Gasch, UW-Madison, Genetics.

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Monday, December 5th, 2005 - Biochemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room B1118 Biochemistry, 420 Henry Mall, UW-Madison. Yun-Xing Wang, National Cancer Institute. “Using NMR to Answer Fundamental Biological Questions”

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Tuesday, December 6th, 2005 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Shana O. Kelly, Boston College. “Interfacing and Templating Nanostructures with DNA”

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Wednesday, December 7th, 2005 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. James O’Donnell, Graduate Student, Landis Group.

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Thursday, December 8th, 2005 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. SooHyuk Choi, Gellman Group.

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Thursday, December 8th, 2005 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Robert Blick, UW-Madison, Electrical and Computer Engineering. “Nano-Electromechanical Systems and Their Applications”

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Monday, December 12th, 2005 - Biochemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room B1118 Biochemistry, 420 Henry Mall, UW-Madison. George Rose, Johns Hopkins University. “Proteins: The Unfolding Story”

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Tuesday, December 13th, 2005 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Edward J. Kramer, University of California, Santa Barbara. “Phase Transitions in Flatland: Order, Disorder and Defects in Block Copolymer Monolayers and Multilayers”

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Wednesday, December 14th, 2005 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Jocelyn Pinkert, Graduate Student, Burstyn Group.

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Tuesday, January 17th, 2006 - McElvain Seminar in Physical Chemistry, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Timothy Zwier, Purdue University. “Laser Probes of the Potential Energy Surfaces of Flexible Molecules and Water-containing Complexes”

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Thursday, January 19th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Seyed Seradj, Burke Group.

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Tuesday, January 24th, 2006 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor David M. Leitner, University of Nevada, Reno.

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Tuesday, January 24th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Phil S. Baran, The Scripps Research Institute. “The Catalytic Cycle of Discovery in Total Synthesis”

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Thursday, January 26th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Brian Smith, Denu Group.

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Tuesday, January 31st, 2006 - Willard Lectures in Physical Chemistry, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Richard J. Saykally, University of California, Berkeley.

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Tuesday, February 1st, 2006 - Willard Lectures in Physical Chemistry, 2:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Richard J. Saykally, University of California, Berkeley.

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Thursday, February 2nd, 2006 - McElvain Lecture, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor John Yates, Scripps Research Institute.

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Thursday, February 2nd, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Karen Schmidt, Mecozzi Group.

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Tuesday, February 7th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Marcus Weck, Georgia Institute of Technology.

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Tuesday, February 7th, 2006 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Venkat Ganesan, University of Texas at Austin. “Dynamical Phenomena in Multicomponent Polymers”

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Thursday, February 9th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Andrew Razgulin, Mecozzi Group.

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Tuesday, February 14th, 2006 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Hanna Reisler, University of Southern California.

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Thursday, February 16th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Adam Garske, Denu Group.

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Monday, February 20th, 2006 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Melanie Sanford, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

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Tuesday, February 21st, 2006 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Ji-Xin Cheng, Purdue University.

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Thursday, February 23rd, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Sarah Jewell, Blackwell Group.

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Tuesday, February 28th, 2006 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Roger E. Miller, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. “Chemistry on the Brink: Photo-induced Reaction Dynamics of Entrance Channel Complexes”

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Thursday, March 2nd, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Luke Lavis, Raines Group.

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Tuesday, March 7th, 2006 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Arieh Warshel, University of Southern California. “Computer Simulations of Enzymatic Reactions: Finding out What are the Catalytic Principles that Really Work?”

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Tuesday, March 7th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Christian E. Schafmeister, University of Pittsburgh.

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Thursday, March 9th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Sangho Park, Lee Group.

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Monday, March 20th, 2006 - Ferry Lectures in Physical Chemistry, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Christopher M. Dobson, Cambridge University, UK.

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Tuesday, March 21st, 2006 - Ferry Lectures in Physical Chemistry, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Christopher M. Dobson, Cambridge University, UK.

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Tuesday, March 21st, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor David M. Walba, University of Colorado. “High Throughput Measurement of ee Using Ferroelectric Liquid Crystals”

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Thursday, March 23rd, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Jamie Ellis, Cavagnero Group.

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Wednesday Thru Friday, March 29th - 31st, 2006 - Meloche Lectures, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Stephen Lippard, MIT.

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Thursday, March 30th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Bin Sun, Lynn Group.

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Monday, April 3rd, 2006 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Patrick Holland, University of Rochester.

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Tuesday, April 4th, 2006 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Mark A. Johnson, Yale University.

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Tuesday, April 4th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor D. Tyler McQuade, Cornell University. “Microreactors, Encapsulated Catalysts, and Mechanisms: New Tools and Techniques for Polymer and Small Molecule Synthesis”

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Thursday, April 6th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Kevin Schultz, Nelsen Group.

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Tuesday, April 11th, 2006 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Sanat Kumar, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

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Tuesday, April 11th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Dan O’Leary, Pomona College. “Deuterium and Tritium NMR Equilibrium Isotope Effects Involving OH/OH and CH/N Hydrogen Bonds: Stereochemical Applications”

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Wednesday, April 12th, 2006 - Merck Lectures, a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Steven Ley, University of Cambridge, UK.

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Thursday, April 13th, 2006 - Merck Lectures, a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Steven Ley, University of Cambridge, UK.

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Tuesday, April 18th, 2006 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor H. Jane Dyson, The Scripps Research Institute. “New Insights from NMR into Unfolded Proteins and the Protein Folding Process”

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Thursday, April 18th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Virginia W. Cornish, Columbia University. “Co-Opting Nature's Machineries for Chemical Discovery”

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Thursday, April 20th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Jennifer O’Neill, Blackwell Group.

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Tuesday, April 25th, 2006 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Michael J. Saxton, University of California at Davis.

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Thursday, April25th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Matt Sigman, University of Utah.

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Thursday, April 27th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Jon Tunge, University of Kansas.

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Tuesday, May 2nd, 2006 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Kenneth Jordan, University of Pittsburgh. “Electron and Proton Localization in Water Clusters”

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Tuesday, May 2nd, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Peter Stang, University of Utah. “Nanoscale Molecular Architecture: Design and Self-Assembly of Metallocyclic Polygons and Polyhedra via Coordination”

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Thursday, May 4th, 2006 - McElvain Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Suzanne Walker, Harvard University.

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Thursday, May 11th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Jeff Johnston, Indiana University.

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

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RECENT PUBLICATIONS

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Lin Q. O'Neill JC. Blackwell HE.

Small molecule macroarray construction via Ugi four-component reactions.

Organic Letters. 7(20):4455-4458, 2005 Sep 29.

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Bak JA. Wright JC.

Site-selective Spectroscopy of the solid-state defect chemistry in erbium-doped barium titanate.

Journal of Physical Chemistry B. 109(39):18391-18399, 2005 Oct 6.

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Baker SE. Tse KY. Hindin E. Nichols BM. Clare TL. Hamers RJ.

Covalent functionalization for biomolecular recognition on vertically aligned carbon nanofibers.

Chemistry of Materials. 17(20):4971-4978, 2005 Oct 4.

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Streifer JA. Kim H. Nichols BM. Hamers RJ.

Covalent functionalization and biomolecular recognition properties of DNA-modified silicon nanowires.

Nanotechnology. 16(9):1868-1873, 2005 Sep.

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Schmitt MA. Choi SH. Guzei IA. Gellman SH.

Residue requirements for helical folding in short alpha/beta-peptides: Crystallographic characterization of the 11-helix in an optimized sequence.

Journal of the American Chemical Society. 127(38):13130-13131, 2005 Sep. 28.

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Murray JK. Farooqi B. Sadowsky JD. Scalf M. Freund WA. Smith LM. Chen JD. Gellman SH.

Efficient synthesis of a beta-peptide combinatorial library with microwave irradiation.

Journal of the American Chemical Society. 127(38):13271-13280, 2005 Sep 28.

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Kim YS. McMahon RJ.

Ring opening of 2,5-didehydrothiophene: Structures and rearrangements of C4H2S isomers.

Journal of Organic Chemistry. 70(20):8171-8179, 2005 Sep 30.

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Liu TT. Tucker WC. Bhalla A. Chapman ER. Weisshaar JC.

SNARE-driven, 25-millisecond vesicle fusion in vitro.

Biophysical Journal. 89(4):2458-2472, 2005 Oct.

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Interdepartmental Chemical Biology Doctoral Program at the University of Michigan. This program was created several years ago to better serve the needs of students seeking contemporary training at the chemistry-biology interface. Our Program seeks to recruit 22 new students each year and offers didactic and research training leading to the Doctor of Philosophy degree in Chemical Biology. Students are provided with 12 months of financial support during each year of their program tenure through research assistantships that pay full tuition and subsidized health care benefits, as well as a generous stipend. For the 2005-2006 academic year, the stipend is $24,000. A unique feature of our program is the offering of high-level, in-depth training in core areas of chemistry and biology, followed by specialized coursework based on the student's interests. Importantly, by coalescing faculty in chemical biology from a number of departments into a single training faculty, students have over forty different faculty choices for dissertation research! Research areas represented by the faculty include biological catalysis, biomolecular structure and recognition, bioorganic chemistry and chemical genetics. Completion of the Program will equip students with the wide ranging knowledge and skills necessary to successfully compete for top positions in academic research, teaching, industry or administration. We are very excited about our Program and look forward to hearing from undergraduates at your institution. To this end, we kindly ask that you display this poster in an area where interested undergraduate students will have an opportunity to read its content. If you would like additional posters or information about chemical biology at the University of Michigan, please do not hesitate to contact me. You may also direct questions to: Justine Altman, Program Manager, at (734) 763-7175 or by e-mail at ChemicalBiology@umich.edu.

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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Maxtor Corporation (www.maxtor.com) is one of the world's leading suppliers of hard disk drives. The company has an expansive line of storage products for desktop computers, storage systems, high-performance Intel-based servers, and consumer electronics. Maxtor has a reputation as a proven market leader built by providing consistent high-quality products and service and support for its customers. MMC Technology, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Maxtor, is a leading supplier of media, a critical component in hard disk drives. With facilities in San Jose and Fremont, California, MMC is known for its quality, technological leadership and efficient manufacturing. The MMC Technology R&D team in San Jose is looking for good quality candidates to fill in two Process Development Engineer positions. If your training and skills meet the requirements, please send resume to: jianweiliu@mmctechnology.com. Please specify which position you are applying.

Lubricant Process Development Engineer Job functions: Provide chemical expertise and guidance in the development of advanced lubricant thin film on magnetic storage media. Lead projects through research and development, utilizing both formulation and processing methods to achieve results. Candidate should be hands-on with a strong understanding of materials properties, structure property relationships, and their effect on product performance. Plan, perform, and analyze experiments in both laboratory and manufacturing environments to support product and process development. Ph.D or postdoctor in Organic or Polymer Chemistry, Materials Science, Chemical Engineering, or other related scientific / technical disciplines with an emphasis on organic or polymeric materials. Knowledgeable of thin film process. Capable of directing the laboratory technicians to achieve project goals. Good communication/presentation skills. Good teamworking skills. Able to prioritize and manage multiple projects.

Cleaning Process Development Engineer: Cleaning process development engineer in disk drive industry. Job will entail developing processes for cleaning magnetic disks (NiP substrate) using novel cleaning chemistry and method, defect root cause studies and troubleshooting existing cleaning process. Ph.D or Postdoctor in analytical/inorganic/physical chemistry, material science or chemical engineering; knowledgable of surface chemistry and surface characterization techniques (AFM, ESCA, TOF-SIMS etc.). Requires strong analytical and problem solving skills, self motivation, good communication/presentation skills to work with cross-functional teams.

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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS

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We are writing to seek your help in identifying candidates for several new faculty positions in the Chemistry Department at the University of Michigan. Applications for tenure-track assistant professor positions in all areas of chemistry are invited. In the areas of Inorganic chemistry and Materials chemistry, we are also interested in candidates at the Associate and Full professor levels. Candidates should be qualified to teach entry level courses (general and/or organic chemistry) as well as advanced undergraduate and specialized graduate courses. The Chemistry Department is home to over 40 faculty and more than 200 chemistry graduate students in a dynamic and collaborative research environment. The chemistry building is located on the central quadrangle of the university and is proximate to the Biology, Geology, and Physics Departments, the Life Sciences Institute, the School of Medicine, and the College of Pharmacy. State of the art shared facilities for spectroscopy, mass spectrometry, and solid state characterization are housed within the building. The faculty has close ties to a number of interdisciplinary graduate programs including Applied Physics, Biophysics, Cell and Molecular Biology, Chemical Biology, and Macromolecular Science and Engineering. Successful junior candidates will be expected to establish a vigorous, externally-funded research program and to become leaders in departmental and program activities, including teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Detailed information regarding the application process can be found at: http://www.chem.1sa.umich.edu/chem/facultyrecruits/ and specific queries can be addressed to: chemfac05@umich.edu.

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We are seeking to fill a joint faculty position between the Chemistry Department and the Life Sciences Institute (LSI) at the University of Michigan. This position will be filled at the level of assistant professor in the area of chemical biology broadly defined. Laboratory space will be provided in the new LSI building. The Life Sciences Institute is home to an interdisciplinary group of outstanding scientists in the biological sciences. The building is equipped to house 25-30 principal investigators and their research teams and includes state of the art scientific facilities. Currently the building is home to 17 principle investigators. Collaborative meeting spaces and shared facilities are integral to the building's design. The Chemistry Department is home to over 40 faculty and more than 200 chemistry graduate students in a dynamic and collaborative research environment. The chemistry building is located on the central quadrangle of the university and is proximate to the LSI, the School of Medicine, and the College of Pharmacy. State of the art shared facilities for spectroscopy, mass spectrometry, and solid state characterization are housed within the building. The faculty has close ties to LSI scientists as well as the graduate programs in Applied Physics, Biophysics, Chemical Biology, and Macromolecular Science and Engineering. We seek individuals with superlative scientific accomplishment and scholarly promise who could benefit from the unique opportunities associated with the combined LSI/Chemistry appointment. Successful candidates will be expected to establish a vigorous, externally-funded research program and to become leaders in departmental and program activities, including teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Detailed information regarding the application process can be found at: http://www.chem.1sa.umich.edu/chem/facultyrecruits/ and specific queries can be addressed to: chemfac05@umich.edu.

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Bradley University invites applications from highly qualified chemists and biochemists to fill a tenure track lecturer position for the 2006-2007 academic year. Candidates must have at least a M.S. degree in Chemistry by the date of appointment. Prior teaching experience in general chemistry at the college level is advantageous. The position requires a strong commitment to excellence in teaching - the teaching load is 12 contact hours per week in our undergraduate curriculum. In addition to teaching duties, the lecturer will work in close collaboration with the lab coordinator, be active in the professional discipline, and participate in appropriate professional service to the University. Courses to be taught will include Fundamentals of General Chemistry CHM 100, Fundamentals of General Chemistry Laboratory CHM 101, and the freshman General Chemistry Laboratories CHM 111. The freshman level Chemistry courses are offered as multi-section courses taught by multiple instructors to a common syllabus. Applicants should submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and three confidential letters of reference to: Search Committee Chair, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Bradley University, Peoria, IL 61625. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled.

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The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Old Dominion University is seeking to fill two positions and invites applications from scientists with research interests in all areas of biochemistry and biogeochemistry. Required qualifications include: a Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Chemistry, or a related field from an accredited university; a record of productivity; the ability to conduct a strong, externally funded research program and to supervise graduate and undergraduate student research; and a commitment to teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Previous teaching experience and post-doctoral experience are preferred. The position is envisioned as tenure-track assistant professorships but outstanding applications from more senior candidates will be considered. The Department has recently embarked on a bold new plan to establish state-of-theart research infrastructure and has begun the process of hiring several senior and junior faculty who will greatly elevate its research prowess in the immediate future. Part of this plan involves new research laboratories and a shared instrumentation facility that includes a 12 tesla FT ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometer, a MALDI-TOF mass spectrometer and several high-field NMRs for both solids and liquids. For further information see the department web site at: http://sci.odu.edu/chemistry/. Send curriculum vitae, statement addressing the required and preferred qualifications listed above, statements describing teaching and research interests and experience, and a list of three references (including regular and e-mail addresses and phone numbers) to: Chairman, Search Committee, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia 23529. Review of applicant files will begin December 1, 2005 and will continue until the position is filled. Position available 25 July 2006.

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Worcester Polytechnic Institute invites applications and nominations for Head of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry to be filled by July 2006. WPI seeks an individual with an earned doctorate in chemistry or biochemistry and a distinguished record of publication and funding in an area that is at the interface of chemistry biochemistry and life science. The individual must demonstrate outstanding leadership and interpersonal skills, and administrative and mentoring abilities. The successful candidate should have a clear vision for continued development of departmental programs and for developing the department's role within the new life science initiative at WPI, as it moves to new research facilities in January 2007. The initial appointment as Head will be for five years and may be extended for a second five-year term. The department offers B.S. and M.S. degrees in chemistry and biochemistry and the Ph.D. in chemistry. Annual enrollment in all department undergraduate courses is about 2100 with approximately 20 majors graduating per year. Graduate enrollment is typically 15-20 students working toward the M.S. or Ph.D. WPI is a private, selective technological university with an undergraduate student body of 2800 and about 1000 full-time and part-time graduate students. Worcester, New England's third largest city, offers ready access to the diverse economic, cultural, and recreational resources of the region. Further information about WPI and the department can be accessed at: http://www.wpi.edu. The application should consist of a detailed curriculum vitae, a letter of intent that describes research, teaching, and administrative interests, a vision statement for the future development of the department, and a current a-mail address. Applicants should be prepared to supply the addresses and telephone numbers of at least three references upon request. Applications should be sent to: WPI, Chemistry and Biochemistry Department, 100 Institute Road, Worcester, MA 01609 or via email to: chem-biochem@wpi.edu or fax 508-831-5933. Nominations only may be sent by e-mail to: chem-biochem@wpi.edu. Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2005 and will continue until a candidate is recommended for appointment.

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The Department of Chemistry at California State University, Fresno invites applications for a tenure track position in Physical Chemistry at the Assistant Professor level beginning August 2006. A Ph.D. with specialization in experimental physical chemistry or a closely related field is required and postdoctoral experience preferred. Candidates should forward an introductory letter, application form (see http://www.csufresno.edu/aps/vacancy/sc1.pdf ) vita, copies of graduate/undergraduate transcripts, statements of teaching philosophy and research goals, estimate of start-up costs, and arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to: Dr. J. R. Gandler, Chair, Physical Chemistry Search, Department of Chemistry, California State University, Fresno, M/S-SB 70, Fresno, CA 93740-8034. Applicants should have all information on file by November 10 to ensure consideration.

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Assistant Professorship in Inorganic Chemistry this Fall at the University of California, Irvine. Due to bureaucratic problems, our advertisement for this opening will not appear until next month in Chemical & Engineering News. We have just this month opened a new building, Natural Sciences II, which brings together researchers focused on Materials Sciences from Chemistry, Physics and Engineering. Just two years ago we opened its older sibling, Natural Science I, to foster the collaborations between Chemistry and Molecular Biology. Labs here in Nat Sci I are truly state-of-the-art, with superb synthetic space, shared hot and cold rooms on each floor, and in-building multi-user 500 and 800 NMRs and a 300 EPR. We also maintain superb research space in Reines Hall which houses synthetic inorganic and organic groups including those of Bill Evans and Alan Heyduk. Our original departmental building Rowland Hall now hosts AirUCI, a Chemistry-based research team focusing on chemical reactions at the air/water interface and how they affect the atmosphere. Recently, our department has been awarded one of the NSF's Chemical Bonding Centers, to be split between Rowland Hall and Nat Sci II, to probe the real-time inner workings of molecules at single-atom resolution. This opening represents an exciting opportunity to be part of our rapidly expanding department! This year's incoming Chemistry graduate class at 61 accepts represents our fourth year in a row above 55 (the Inorganic class is a healthy 11 students this year). Likewise, UC Irvine itself continues to grow at record levels: undergraduate enrollment has almost doubled since 1997 and the demand on the University of California system continues to increase every year. We are seeking the best candidates for the position regardless of the particular area of inorganic research, with one requirement that they feel comfortable teaching inorganic chemistry at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Details on the position can also be found on our Departmental website: http://www.chem.uci.edu/employment/. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, although we request that materials be received by December 1, 2005.

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The Department of Chemistry of Western Illinois University is in search of a Chair. Prof. N.M. Made Gowda, who chaired the department for 8 years, returned to full-time research and teaching recently, and now the department is engaged in a vigorous process of conducting a national search for a new chair (tenured at the rank of full professor). In that light, we come to you with a request. If you know of any potential candidates, please make them aware of our search, or nominate them to us directly. The website for the description of the search is at: http://www.wiu.edu/employment/ or http://www.wiu.edu/chemistry/. Also, the attached file is a brochure that describes the position in detail. Please kindly forward the file for inspection by any interested members of your department. Send to: Iraj Kalantari, Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, 1 University Circle, Western Illinois University, Macomb IL 61455, Email: i-kalantari@wiu.edu, FAX: (309) 298-1857.

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POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AND/OR JOBS

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European Institute of Chemistry and Biology - Bordeaux - France. Post-doctoral Positions opened. Several post-doctoral positions to be filled in the course of 2006 are opened in the Bioorganic & Biomimetic Supramolecular Chemistry Group, directed by Dr. Ivan Huc, at the European Institute for Chemistry and Biology. Projects deal with foldamer chemistry at the interface between biology, catalysis, and supramolecular science. Outstanding candidates are sought for, having a strong expertise in either of the following: organic polymer chemistry; synthetic organic chemistry and/or catalysis; bioorganic chemistry; supramolecular chemistry. Details about the background of the projects (previous research in the group) can be found at: http://www.iecb.u-bordeaux.fr/pole2/erechih.html. For further information and to apply, please contact: Dr. Ivan HUC, Institut Européen de Chimie et Biologie, 2, Rue Robert Escarpit, 33607 Pessac Cedex, FRANCE : Tel. +33 (0)5 40 00 22 19, Fax. +33 (0)5 40 00 22 15; E-mail i.huc@iecb.u-bordeaux.fr.

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