Chemistry Newsletter - 10/30/2000

 

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Chemistry Newsletter


XXIV No. 36 October 30th, 2000

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Analytical Cume Schedule

Students will be notified one week in advance of the location and topic of the came. For further questions contact Kim Dunford, at 3-4450 or dunford@chem.wisc.edu.

November 11, 2000 December 2, 2000
February 3, 2001 March 24, 2001 April 14, 2001

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

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Organic Cume Schedule

2000-2001 Organic Cumulative Examinations Schedule. All exams will be in Room B371 at 7:30 p.m.

November 2, 2000 December 7, 2000
January 4, 2001 February 1, 2001 March 1,2001
April 5, 2001 May 3, 2001

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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 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. "Some Roles of Nitric Oxide in Chemistry and Biology"

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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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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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Chemistry Division, Los Alamos National Lab currently has an immediate opening for a Postdoctoral position in the Chemistry Division at Los Alamos National Lab in the area of organometallic synthesis and preparation/characterization of new hybrid metal oxide bound organometallics for catalytic applications. The candidate will interact with a sizable catalysis community at Los Alamos, including experts in spectroscopy, reactor design, and computational chemistry and will gain valuable experience in solids characterization by multiple techniques. Catalysis studies employ rapid throughput reactors and a variety of reaction media. Salary is ca. $54-58K per annum with generous benefits. Exceptional candidates may be eligible for Director's funded and other prestigious Postdoctoral fellowships. Please see our web site: http://stb.lanl.gov/postdoc/postdoc.html for more details. Please have interested candidates e-mail their CV to Tom Baker at: R. Tom Baker, Project Coordinator, Energy Surety, Energy and Sustainable Systems Program Office, P.O. Box 1633, MS C331, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM 87545, Phone: (505)-667-7013, FAX: 505-667-0603.

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Fellowship Available

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FELLOWSHIPS AND INTERNSHIPS AT LUCENT TECHNOLOGIES

Cooperative Research Fellowship Program for Minorities and Women (CRFP)

The Cooperative Research Fellowship Program (CRFP) is designed to identify and develop scientific and engineering research ability among members of under represented minority groups, increasing their representation in scientific and technological fields. Fellowships are awarded to outstanding beginning graduate students working toward doctoral degrees in the following disciplines: Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Communications Science, Computer Science/Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Information Science, Materials Science, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Operations Research, Physics, and Statistics. To apply on-line, please visit our web-site at: http://www.bell-labs.com/fellowships/CRFP/.

Graduate Research Program for Women (GRPW)

The Graduate Research Program for Women (GRPW) is designed to identify and develop research ability in women, and to increase female representation in science and engineering. The program provides financial support for outstanding women students who are pursuing full-time doctoral studies in the following disciplines: Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Communications Science, Computer Science/ Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Information Science, Materials Science, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Operations Research, Physics, and Statistics. To apply on-line, please visit our web-site at: http://www.bell-labs.com/fellowships/GRPW/.

Summer Research Program (SRP)

The Summer Research Program (SRP) offers women and members of under represented minority groups the opportunity for technical employment experience at our research and development laboratories in Bell Labs. The program, primarily directed toward undergraduate students who have completed their second or third year of college, is designed to attract students into scientific careers by placing participants in working contact with experienced research scientists and engineers. Emphasis is placed on the following disciplines: Communications Science, Computer Science/Engineering, Information Science, Electrical Engineering, Wireless & Radio Engineering, Data Networking, Physics/Optics, Materials Science/Chemistry, and Mathematics/Statistics. To apply on-line, please visit our web-site at: http://www.bell-labs.com/employment/srp/.

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PRESIDENT'S POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP COMPETITION

UC's Office of the President announces the 2001-02 President's Postdoctoral Fellowship Competition. This fellowship is geared to encourage outstanding women and minority Ph.D. recipients to pursue academic careers at the UC. Applications are available on the web at http://www.ucop.edu/acadadv/fgsaa/f-conts.html. Deadline is November 15, 2000. Contact: Professor William J. Evans Department of Chemistry 516 Rowland Hall University of California, Irvine Irvine, CA 92697-2025 Ph: 949-824-5174 FAX: 949-824-2210. Web Address: http://www.chem.uci.edu/research/faculty/wevans.html

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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS

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The Berks-Lehigh Valley College of Penn State University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Chemistry beginning August 2001. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated interest in and commitment to undergraduate teaching and research. Teaching assignment will primarily be in Introductory or General Chemistry but may be in other areas of chemistry. Teaching experience beyond the level of TA is highly desirable. An active research program in chemical education or theoretical chemistry involving undergraduates, as well as service to the college and community is expected. For application procedure and more information on the College consult our web page at http://www.bk.psu.edu/faculty/openpos.html. Review of applications begins November 20, 2000.

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Sweet Briar College seeks applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Organic Chemistry. A Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry is required and post-doctoral experience is desirable. The successful applicant will be a first-rate teacher with a strong synthetic background and experience using a wide range of chemical instrumentation. Principal teaching responsibilities will include organic chemistry with lab and participation in our team-taught upper-level integrated laboratory program. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a successful research program involving undergraduates. Start-up funds for research are available. The department is very well equipped and offers B.S. and B.A. degrees in chemistry as well as a B.S. in molecular biology & biochemistry run jointly with the Biology Department. Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, Email address, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, a statement of teaching philosophy and research plans, and three letters of recommendation to: Professor Susan Piepho, Dept. of Chemistry, Sweet Briar College, Sweet Briar, VA 24595, e-mail: piepho@sbc.edu. Application review will begin immediately, and the search will remain open until the position is filled. For more information about the College and the Chemistry Department, see http://www.sbc.edu and http://www.chem.sbc.edu.

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The Department of Chemistry at the University of West Florida seeks applications for a tenure track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level, beginning in August 2001. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry (or Biochemistry with a strong background in organic chemistry) and postdoctoral research experience. Teaching experience is desirable. Duties include teaching organic chemistry and biochemistry at the undergraduate level and establishing an active research program. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Applicants should send a complete resume, documentation supporting their teaching experience and a description of plans for research and scholarly activity, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to: Dr. Jerome E. Gurst, Department of Chemistry, The University of West Florida, 11000 University Parkway, Pensacola, FL 32514. Email: jgurst@uwf.edu. Consideration of applications will begin on January 1, 2001 and continue until the position is filled. Salary commensurate with experience. Additional information about the university and department can be found at our website: http://uwf.edu/chem.

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The Department of Chemistry at San Diego State University is conducting a search for a tenure-track faculty position in inorganic chemistry at the assistant professor level. We welcome applications in all areas of inorganic chemistry, although preferred research emphases would be bioinorganic chemistry and/or the use of computational chemistry. We are seeking an energetic colleague who shows a strong potential to develop a vigorous, externally-funded research program and is committed to teaching undergraduate and graduate students. More information about our department can be found on the departmental web site at http://www.chemistry.sdsu.edu/chemistry/. Applicants must submit a complete curriculum vitae, description of research plans with an estimated equipment budget, relevant reprints and preprints, and a brief description of teaching interests, and arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to: Inorganic Search Committee Chair, Department of Chemistry, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA 92182-1030.

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POSTDOCTORAL POSITION AND/OR JOBS

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Two postdoctoral positions (up to three years) are available immediately at "Center for Biomolecular Recognition" web address: http://www.cbr.imbg.ku.dk. at The Panum Institute, University of Copenhagen (Denmark). One candidate is sought with a background in peptide and/or in heterocyclic chemistry, and the other candidate with a background in combinatorial chemistry (e.g. peptides) and library screening technology. The group is primarily concerned with studies of peptide nucleic acid (PNA) in relation to antisense and antigene technology, but is building up within combinatorial chemistry and nanotechnology. Thus projects in these areas are available. It is an interdisciplinary group ranging from organic chemistry over molecular biology to cell biology, giving rich opportunities for doing interdisciplinary chemistry/biology projects. Salaries up to DKK 30.000 per month depending on qualifications etc. More information on the group and publications are found on our home page: http://www.cbr.imbg.ku.dk. Inquiries and applications containing CV, publication list and possibly references should be addressed to: Prof Peter E. Nielsen pen@imbg.ku.dk, Fax: +45 35396042.

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Research Area: Bioorganic/Synthetic Chemistry, University of Wisconsin-School of Pharmacy. A postdoctoral position is available to study the application of cofactor mimics to site specific DNA damage and protein modification pathways involved in transcriptional regulation. An additional area of interest is the design and synthesis of histone deacetylase inhibitors bearing functionalities capable of relaying information about the specific mode of small molecule enzyme binding. Extensive experience in the area of organic chemical synthesis is a must. Additionally, the successful candidate must be highly interactive with co-workers and have an interest in training graduate students in the art of organic synthesis. Experience in molecular biology techniques is a plus although not absolutely required. The successful applicant will be given the opportunity to biochemically evaluate compounds synthesized in house if desired. Interested individuals should send a CV and a list of three references to: Scott Rajski, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, School of Pharmacy-Division of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 425 N. Charter St., Madison, WI 53706, phone: 608-262-7582 email: srrajski@pharmacy.wisc.edu.

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Marquette University, Postdoctoral Associate (Full-Time, 12 Month). Conduct research in polymer degradation/fire retardancy. Must be knowledgeable in polymer science with experience in synthesis and characterization. Some experience in nanocomposites would be useful. Doctorate in chemistry with experience and/or interest in polymer science. Available Immediately. Please send letter of interest, resume and at least two letters of recommendation to: Charles A. Wilkie, Department of Chemistry, MARQUETTE UNIVERSITY, P.O. Box 1881, Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881.

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Marquette University, Postdoctoral Associate (Full-Time, 12 Month). Conduct research in the area of "Organic Supramolecular Chemistry: Preparation of Novel Materials, Molecular Devices and Sensors." Doctorate in chemistry with experience and/or in Organic Synthesis and spectroscopic and crystallographic techniques. Knowledgeable in the area of Organic Supramolecular Chemistry with experience in synthetic organic procedures. Some experience in Organic Electrochemistry would be useful. Available January 1, 2001. Please send letter of interest, resume and at least two letters of recommendation to: Rajendra Rathore, Department of Chemistry, MARQUETTE UNIVERSITY, P.O. Box 1881, Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881.

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