Chemistry Newsletter - 11/20/2000

 

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Chemistry Newsletter


XXIV No. 39 November 20th, 2000

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Welcome to Melissa Lucero

Melissa Lucero will start as our Information Technology and Computer Specialist on December 1. She was a postdoc previously in the Gellman group.

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Analytical Cume Schedule

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

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
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.

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

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

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Finance Committee Meetings --- Tuesdays

1:20 PM - Chairs Office

Nov. 21
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, 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 5th, 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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RECENT PUBLICATIONS

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Ebeling DD; Westphall MS; Scalf M; Smith LM.

Corena discharge in charge reduction electrospray mass spectrometry.

ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY 2000, Vol 72, Iss 21, pp 5158-5161.

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Kiessling LL; Strong LE; Gestwicki JE.

Principles for multivalent ligand design.

ANNUAL REPORTS IN MEDICINAL CHEMISTRY, VOL 35 2000, Vol 35, pp 321-330.

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Bond PL; Druschel GK; Banfield JF.

Comparison of acid mine drainage microbial communities in physically and geochemically distinct ecosystems.

APPLIED AND ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY 2000, Vol 66, Iss 11, pp 4962-+.

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Gestwicki JE; Lamanna AC; Harshey RM; McCarter LL; Kiessling LL; Adler J.

Evolutionary conservation of methyl-accepting chemotaxis protein location in Bacteria and Archaea.

JOURNAL OF BACTERIOLOGY 2000, Vol 182, Iss 22, pp 6499-6502.

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Bruch LW; Weinhold F.

Diamagnetism of helium.

JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS 2000, Vol 113, Iss 19, pp 8667-8670.

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Shew CY; Yethiraj A.

Self-consistent integral equation theory for semiflexible chain polyelectrolyte solutions.

JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS 2000, Vol 113, Iss 19, pp 8841-8847.

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Pfeiffer JM; Woods E; Metz RB; Crim FF.

Probing the new bond in the vibrationally controlled bimolecular reaction of O with HOD(4 nu(OH)).

JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS 2000, Vol 113, Iss 18, pp 7982-7987.

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Sugny D; Joyeux M; Sibert EL.

Investigation of the vibrational dynamics of the HCN/CNH isomers through high order canonical perturbation theory.

JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS 2000, Vol 113, Iss 17, pp 7165-7177.

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Khan MI; Hope T; Cevik S; Zheng C; Powell D.

Organically templated vanadium oxide phases: Synthesis and structures of [H3NCH2CH2NH3][V2O6] and [HN(CH2CH2)(3)NH][(V2V4O14)-V-V-O-IV]center dot H2O.

JOURNAL OF CLUSTER SCIENCE 2000, Vol 11, Iss 3, pp 433-447.

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Messmore JM; Raines RT.

Pentavalent organo-vanadates as transition state analogues for phosphoryl transfer reactions.

JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2000, Vol 122, Iss 41, pp 9911-9916.

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Haaf M; Schmedake TA; West R.

Stable silylenes.

ACCOUNTS OF CHEMICAL RESEARCH 2000, Vol 33, Iss 10, pp 704-714.

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Murdoch KM; Thompson DE; Meyer KA; Wright JC.

Modeling window contributions to four-wave mixing spectra and measurements of third-order optical susceptibilities.

APPLIED SPECTROSCOPY 2000, Vol 54, Iss 10, pp 1495-1505.

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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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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS

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Physical Chemistry Lecturer, Department of Chemistry, Penn State: Seeking an individual to play a vital role in our undergraduate instructional program. The core responsibility is to develop and execute an innovative undergraduate physical chemistry lab curriculum. This will include supervision of a physical chemistry/spectroscopy laboratory involving approximately 250 students and 9 teaching assistants per year. Possible additional areas of responsibility include lecturing in physical, analytical, or environmental chemistry, and/or oversight of an undergraduate computer facility. The exact teaching duties will depend on the interests and capabilities of the individual. A broad background in both computational and experimental physical chemistry is desirable. A Ph.D. is required. Further information about the position and the Department is available at: http://www.chem.psu.edu/positions/. This will be a full calendar year continuing appointment as Lecturer. Reply to: Chair of the Lab Director Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, Box P, 152 Davey Laboratory, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802. Include a resume and a statement of teaching philosophy. Also have transcripts and three letters of reference sent to the above address. Evaluation of applications will begin on November 30th and continue until a suitable candidate is identified.

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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University of Wisconsin-Madison, Center for Biology Education. Undergraduate Education Coordinator. A master's degree in the biological sciences or science education is required. Ph.D. is preferred. The individual must have a minimum of two years full-time equivalent of relevant job experience in an academic environment. Experience in a science research setting and evidence of primary responsibility for an undergraduate course are highly desirable. Expertise in one or more of the following program areas is preferred: student research experiences, teaching/ learning initiatives, or educational opportunities for minority/ underrepresented groups. The individual must understand and be sensitive to the dynamics of research, teaching, and service in a university setting. He/she must understand the current issues affecting undergraduate science education reform, be familiar with the diverse research areas comprising the biological sciences, demonstrate an interest in the use of technology as an instructional tool and be sensitive to the educational needs of a changing population. The successful applicant must show evidence of leadership ability, strong interpersonal skills, excellent verbal and written communication skills, supervisory and fiscal experience, and ability to work independently as well as cooperatively with a team. The individual must be able to collaborate effectively with different segments of the university community and must possess the personal and professional qualifications to inspire the respect and trust of faculty and students. Principal duties: The mission of the Center for Biology Education (CBE) is to improve the biology education of college and precollege students and their teachers. The Undergraduate Education Coordinator, in cooperation with a team, will be responsible for programs to improve undergraduate learning in the biological sciences. The individual will be expected to play an active role in developing innovative programs, acquiring extramural funding and implementing future CBE program directions. Specific duties will include:

  • Developing and coordinating programs to promote and support undergraduate research experiences.
  • Directing academic year course and summer student research program, with emphasis on populations underrepresented in science.
  • Creating informational materials to enhance access to, and appreciation of, biology learning experiences beyond the classroom.
  • Planning and facilitating workshops on teaching/ iearning issues for faculty, instructional staff and students.
  • Cooperating with other campus units that focus on improving undergraduate education.
  • Coordinating with and serving as a liaison to other CBE programs that impact undergraduate and precollege biology education.

The position is a full time, renewable academic staff appointment. Minimum annual salary is $40,000. To insure consideration, application must be received by December 6, 2000. Send resume and cover letter referring to PVL #38552 (Student Services Program Manager) to: Jane Harris Cramer, Center for Biology Education, Genetics/ Biotechnology Building, 425 Henry Mall, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53706. For additional information, email: jhcramer@facstaff.wisc.edu.

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POSTDOCTORAL POSITION AND/OR JOBS

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There is a postdoctoral position in experimental laser spectroscopy available at the Naval Research Laboratory. Current areas of research include studies of photophysical processes in macromolecules including dendrimers and nanoscale organic/inorganic hybrid materials, ultrafast dynamics in molecular liquids, and the nonlinear optical properties of novel polymer-based materials. The candidate should have experience in a field of experimental laser spectroscopy, or in the fabrication of materials for optical- or photonics-based applications. The candidate must be a US citizen, or possess a Green Card. For more information please contact Dr. Joseph Melinger, or Dr. Dale McMorrow at: Dr. Joseph Melinger, Electronics Science and Technology Division, Naval Research Laboratory, Tel: 202-767-5461, e-mail: Melinger@ccf.nrl.navy.mil, or Dr. Dale McMorrow, Electronics Science and Technology Division, Naval Research Laboratory, Tel: 202-767-5469, e-mail: McMorrow@ccf.nrl.navy.mi.

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The University of Akron. A postdoctoral position in catalysis is available immediately. Research involves the use of infrared and mass spectroscopy to study reaction intermediates. The applicant should have a Ph.D. in chemical engineering or chemistry. Prior experience with NMR, XRD, and AFM is desirable. Send CV and names of three references to: Dr. Steven S. C. Chuang, Department of Chemical Engineering, The University of Akron, Akron, Ohio 44325-3906 U.S.A. Email: schuang@uakron.edu.

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Bowling Green State University. A postdoctoral position is available to participate in a NIH-funded program involving the synthesis and study of de novo designed metalloproteins for use as electron-transfer systems, photodynamic therapy reagents, and chemical biosensors (see for example: Kornilova et al. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2000, 122, 7999, and Lasey et al. Inorg. Chim. Acta. 2000, 300-302, 822). These multidisciplinary research projects will involve work in a variety of areas including solid-phase peptide synthesis/protein design, bioinorganic synthesis, HPLC, electrochemical techniques, and laser flash photolysis. Individuals with expertise in any of these areas, and who have broad interests in chemical research are encouraged to apply. Good communication skills and the ability to provide direction to graduate and undergraduate students are also important. The initial appointment will be made for one year with subsequent reappointment being contingent upon mutual agreement. Interested persons should send their cv and the names and addresses of three references to: Dr. Michael Ogawa, Department of Chemistry and Center for Photochemical Sciences, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH 43403, E-mail: mogawa@bgnet.bgsu.edu.

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PhD students who would be interested in going to France for post-doctoral studies and working in the peptidomimetic field should contact: Gilles Guichard, PhD, Chargéé de Recherche CNRS, Laboratoire de Chimie Immunologique, UPR 9021 CNRS - Immunochimie des Peptides et des Virus, Institut de Biologie Moléculaire et Cellulaire, 15, rue Descartes, 67084 Strasbourg cedex, tel: (33) 3 88 41 70 94 (or 70 29), fax: (33) 3 88 61 06 80. The grant application of the selected candidate has to be filled by February 28, 2001 and the results of the selection will be known by May 2, 2001. The grant salary will be 1829,39 euro per month. Health insurance for the post-doc period will be to the charge of the French government.

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