Chemistry Newsletter for 1/9/2012

Bucky UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON
DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY NEWSLETTER
XXXVI - No. 1 January 9th, 2012

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Jane Rich Some Sad News
FITCHBURG - Jane L. Rich, age 69, died peacefully Dec. 29, 2011, at UW Hospital.
She was born in Minneapolis, Minn., on Sept. 29, 1942, the daughter of John and Dorothy Hoyt. She attended St. Louis Park High School, St. Olaf College, and graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in sociology in 1964. While at University of Minnesota, she met her future husband on a blind date. Her love of his red wool socks proved irresistible and they soon became inseparable. She married Daniel H. Rich on Aug. 21, 1964. They lived in Ithaca, N.Y., Midland, Mich., and Palo Alto, Calif., before settling in Madison in 1970, where Dan was a Chemistry Professor in the UW School of Pharmacy until 2006.
Jane is survived and greatly missed by her husband, Dan; her daughters, Julie (Sean Fain) and Kristina (Robb Timme); her mother and stepfather, Dorothy and Robert Drake; niece, Sheryl Martinson; five grandchildren, Daniel, Jack, Kieran, Ben and Anna; and many wonderful friends. She was preceded in death by her father; her sister; and a niece.
Since 1973 Jane suffered major health problems caused by type-4 Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. Despite this, Jane never lost her positive outlook on life and found ways to volunteer tutor and to pursue her love of color and art through quilting and other textile arts. She was a member of Mad City Quilters and  Wednesday Morning Quilters and enjoyed making custom quilts for her friends and family. She loved her dog, reading, movies and food. She was never happier than when planning the next meal, especially while eating the one before her.
We thank the wonderful nursing and medical staff members at UW Home Health Care and Hospitals whose kindness and compassion enriched her life along the way. Most recently, Jill, Jayne, Judy, Ann, Cheryl, Deana, and Rita. Thank you.
At Jane's request, a private family service will be held followed by a celebration of life in the spring, with details to be announced. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Schools of Hope to support tutoring in the Madison schools. Schools of Hope, 2222 S. Park St. Ste. 200, Madison, WI 53713.
Please share your memories at: http://www.CressFuneralService.com.

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2011 Dates of Finance/Department Meetings
Department/Executive Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 9341 Chemistry

February 14th, 2012 March 13th, 2012
April 10th, 2012 May 8th, 2012

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

January 17th, 2012 February 7th, 2012 February 21st, 2012 March 6th, 2012
March 20th, 2012 April 17th, 2012 May 1st, 2012 May 15th, 2012 (Optional)

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SEMINARS
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Wednesday, January 18th, 2012 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Patrick Holland, University of Rochester.
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Monday, January 23rd, 2012 - Physical & Materials Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Mahesh Mahanthappa, UW Madison. "From Imperfection to Perfection in Soft Materials Self-Assembly"
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Tuesday, January 24th, 2012 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Christine Payne, Georgia Institute of Technology. "Imaging Chemical Reactions Inside Living Cells: LDL Degradation and Nanoparticle-Cell Interactions"
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Tuesday, January 24th, 2012 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Anne McNeil, University of Michigan. "Synthesizing  -conjugated copolymers with sequence control using Ni catalysis"
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Wednesday, January 25th, 2012 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Veronica Berns, UW Madison.
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Thursday, January 26th, 2012 - Organic Student Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Benjamin Haenni of the McMahon Group.
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Thursday, January 26th, 2012 - Department Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Frank Keutsch.
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Tuesday, January 31st, 2012 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor David Sherrill, Georgia Institute of Technology. "Understanding the Fundamental Nature of Non-Covalent Interactions: From the Benzene Dimer to DNA-Intercalator Interactions"
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Wednesday, February 1st, 2012 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor John Berry, UW Madison.
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Thursday, February 2nd, 2012 - Chemical Biology & Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Wendy Kelly, Georgia Tech.
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Thursday, February 2nd, 2012 - Materials Seminar, 12:15 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Christopher Ober, Cornell University.
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Friday, February 3rd, 2012 - Chemistry Department Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Ron Raines, UW Madison.
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RECENT PUBLICATIONS
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Proteomics and pluripotency.
Brumbaugh, J; Rose, CM; Phanstiel, DH; Thomson, JA; Coon, JJ*.
Critical Reviews in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 46 (6):493-506; 10.3109/10409238.2011.624491 DEC 2011.
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Evolution of Amide Stacking in Larger gamma-Peptides: Triamide H-Bonded Cycles.
James, WH; Buchanan, EG; Muller, CW; Dean, JC; Kosenkov, D; Slipchenko, LV; Guo, L; Reidenbach, AG; Gellman, SH*; Zwier, TS.
JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY A, 115 (47):13783-13798; 10.1021/jp205527e DEC 1 2011.
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Reversible Alkene Insertion into the Pd-N Bond of Pd(II)-Sulfonamidates and Implications for Catalytic Amidation Reactions.
White, PB; Stahl, SS*.
Journal of the American Chemical Society, 133 (46):18594-18597; 10.1021/ja208560h NOV 23 2011.
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Selectivity in the Addition Reactions of Organometallic Reagents to Aziridine-2-carboxaldehydes: The Effects of Protecting Groups and Substitution Patterns.
Kulshrestha, A; Schomaker, JM*; Holmes, D; Staples, RJ; Jackson, JE; Borhan, B.
CHEMISTRY-A EUROPEAN JOURNAL, 17 (44):12326-12339; 10.1002/chem.201101168 OCT 2011Nanotextured gold coatings on carbon nanofiber scaffolds as ultrahigh surface-area electrodes.
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Nanotextured gold coatings on carbon nanofiber scaffolds as ultrahigh surface-area electrodes.
Metz, KM; Colavita, PE; Tse, KY; Hamers, RJ*.
JOURNAL OF POWER SOURCES, 198 393-401; 10.1016/j.jpowsour.2011.09.098 JAN 15 2012.
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Functionalization of reactive polymer multilayers with RGD and an antifouling motif: RGD density provides control over human corneal epithelial cell-substrate interactions.
Tocce, EJ; Broderick, AH; Murphy, KC; Liliensiek, SJ; Murphy, CJ; Lynn, DM*; Nealey, PF.
Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part A, 100A (1):84-93; 10.1002/jbm.a.33233 JAN 2012.
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Radical Cation Diels-Alder Cycloadditions by Visible Light Photocatalysis.
Lin, SS; Ischay, MA; Fry, CG*; Yoon, TP*.
Journal of the American Chemical Society, 133 (48):19350-19353; 10.1021/ja2093579 DEC 7 2011.
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Dichlorido[2-(3,5-dimethyl-1H-pyrazol-1-yl-kappa N(2))ethanamine-kappa N]zinc(II).
Guzei, IA*; Spencer, LC; Segapelo, TV; Darkwa, J.
Acta Crystallographica Section E-structure Reports Online, 67 M1627-U1595; Part 11 10.1107/S1600536811044217 NOV 2011.
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(mu-Piperazine-1,4-dicarbodithioato-kappa(4)S(1),S(1 '):S(4),S(4 '))bis[bis(triphenylphosphane-kappa P)gold(I)] chloroform disolvate.
Guzei, IA*; Spencer, LC; Lillywhite, S; Darkwa, J
Acta Crystallographica Section E-structure Reports Online, 67 M1629-U1609; Part 11 10.1107/S1600536811044229 NOV 2011.
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Copper-Catalyzed Aerobic Oxidative C?H Functionalizations: Trends and Mechanistic Insights.
Wendlandt, AE; Suess, AM; Stahl, SS*.
ANGEWANDTE CHEMIE-INTERNATIONAL EDITION, 50 (47):11062-11087; 10.1002/anie.201103945 2011.
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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
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SHINE Medical Technologies  is dedicated to being the world leader in safe, clean, affordable production of medical tracers and cancer treatment elements. Founded in 2010 to pursue opportunities presented by its novel technology, SHINE will manufacture and sell medical isotopes into an existing $1 billion worldwide market that serves over 55,000 patients per day in the United States. SHINE anticipates producing molybdenum-99 to meet half the US market demand by 2015. With 10 employees and a laboratory in the Middleton Business Park just west of Madison, SHINE received financial support from angel and venture investors, the Morgridge Institute for Research and US Department of Energy to help us meet our goals and solve this urgent national health care need. For more information connect at: http://www.shinemed.com. A pre-employment drug test, fingerprinting, and a criminal background check may be required. In addition, eligibility for employment may be conditioned on the applicant's ability to qualify for access to information classified under the Atomic Energy Act or subject to U.S. Export Controls. Chemical Engineer: SHINE is immediately seeking a chemical engineer focusing on integrated systems. The purpose of the position is to be responsible for the design and integration of the tritium/deuterium purification, gas handling, and waste and water treatment systems. Key responsibilities include working with the Department of Energy National Laboratories to implement various identified systems, adhering to Chemistry Quality Assurance/Quality Control programs, and maintaining Chemistry data management systems with respect to purification, gas handling and waste treatment systems. We are seeking candidates with a M.S. degree in Chemical Engineering (preferred) or equivalent experience. In addition, a minimum of 5 years experience preferably at a nuclear power facility. Candidates must have knowledge of Nuclear Regulatory Commission and Environmental Protection Agency regulations. Those with prior working experience with the Wisconsin Department of Environmental Protection and Department of Health and Safety are highly desired. Knowledge and working experience with radiochemical and radioassay methods required.
Process and Analytical Chemist: SHINE is immediately seeking two chemists with an emphasis on process and analytics. The purpose of the positions are to be responsible for the design and implementation of the Mo99 recovery system including the feed material preparation, target solution purification systems, and support for the waste treatment and tritium purification systems. Key responsibilities include implementing Chemistry Quality Assurance/Quality Control programs, maintaining Chemistry data management systems and maintaining Chemistry Procedures including all lab records per GMP-GLP and customer requirements. We are seeking candidates with a M.S. degree in Chemistry (preferred) or equivalent experience. In addition, a minimum of 5 years experience in Chemistry/Radiochemistry at a nuclear power facility is required. Candidates must meet the qualifications of ANSI/ANS 3.1-1978(4.4.3) and have knowledge of Nuclear Regulatory Commission and Environmental Protection Agency regulations. Those with prior working experience with the Wisconsin Department of Environmental Protection and Department of Health and Safety are highly desired. To apply, please send a cover letter and resume including salary requirements to: careers@shinemed.com. Detailed position information can be obtained by connecting with the contract recruiter David Bailey at 608.520.7493 or at: david.bailey@shinemed.com.
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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS
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Analytical Chemist, Assistant Professor (tenure-track). The Chemistry Division at Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) invites applications for a tenure-track position in analytical chemistry. The position is at the assistant professor level starting in the fall of 2012. Candidates must have a PhD in analytical chemistry or a related field; post-doctoral experience is desirable. The successful candidate will be expected to establish and maintain a strong externally funded research program. A commitment to excellence and innovation in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels is expected. Applications should include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and statements of research and teaching. All applications should be submitted electronically as a single pdf file to: chemistry_search@iit.edu. Applicants should also arrange to have three letters of references submitted electronically to the same e-mail address or to: Prof. Rong Wang, Department of Biological and Chemical Sciences, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL 60616. For full consideration, complete applications must be received by January 31st, 2012.
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Virginia Tech, Integrated Science Faculty in the College of Science Nanoscience, Neuroscience, Systems Biology, and Computational Science. As part of Virginia Tech's expanding presence in emerging interdisciplinary programs and degrees in nanoscience, neuroscience, systems biology, and computational science, the College of Science seeks to fill tenure-track or tenured faculty positions. These new faculty positions signify a continued University commitment to the importance of interdisciplinary science to help solve major societal challenges in energy, the environment, and health. The successful candidate will be expected to establish an internationally recognized research program and be an effective teacher in graduate and undergraduate courses. Appointments at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor will be made in one of the College's eight departments: biological sciences, chemistry, economics, geosciences, mathematics, physics, psychology, and statistics. New faculty associated with these interdisciplinary programs and degrees will be expected to participate in the College of Science's recently launched Integrated Science Curriculum, http://www.science.vt.edu/isc and interdisciplinary courses, which collectively serve to build strong research and educational partnerships across the sciences. Please visit http://www.jobs.vt.edu and locate the correct posting. All applications must be submitted on-line. For more information, visit: http://www.science.vt.edu and click on links under Faculty Openings. Consideration of applications will begin as early as January 15, 2012 and will continue until the positions are filled. For more information, please contact: Profs. Jill Sible and Timothy Long, Associate Deans, College of Science, e-mail: isfsearch@vt.ed.
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RWTH Aachen University. Full Professor (W2) in Theoretical and Synthetic Organic Chemistry Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics and Natural Sciences We are seeking qualified applicants for teaching and research in the area of chemistry, especially theroretical approaches towards synthetic organic chemistry. The starting date is 01.04.2012. Recognized expertise in the following areas is particularly welcome: Computational organic chemistry focusing on catalysis or synthesis of bioactive compounds. It is essential that the applicant is willing to participate in actual and planned interdisciplinary research projects. Teaching students of chemistry and other disciplines is required. A Ph.D. degree is required; additionally, Habilitation (post-doctoral lecturing qualification), an exemplary record of research achievement as an assistant / an associate / a junior professor or university researcher and/or an outstanding career outside academia are highly desirable. Ability in and commitment to teaching are essential. German is not necessary to begin but will be expected as a teaching language within the first 5 years. The application should include supporting documents regarding success in teaching. Please send a cover letter stating research aims and a CV to: An den Dekan der Fakultät für Mathematik, Informatik und Naturwissenschaften der RWTH Aachen, Herrn Prof. Dr. G. Hiß, 52056 Aachen, Germany. The deadline for applications is 31.01.2012. This position is also available as part-time employment per request. RWTH Aachen University is certified as a family-friendly university and offers a dual career program for partner hiring. We particularly welcome and encourage applications from women, disabled people and ethnic minority groups, recognizing they are underrepresented across RWTH Aachen University. The principles of fair and open competition apply and appointments will be made on merit.
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A part-time lecturer for Spring 2012. UW-Richland is one of the University of Wisconsin Systems Colleges. UW-Richland is a  freshman/sophomore institution whose mission prepares students for transfer to baccalaureate programs throughout the state.  We offer a supportive environment for those interested in undergraduate teaching.  Complete details about the position as well as application instructions can be found on our website: http://www.richland.uwc.edu/employment/default.asp. Any questions about the position can be directed to: Karen McLeer, Ph.D., Associate Dean, Associate Professor of English, UW-Richland.
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POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AND/OR JOBS
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The Chemistry Department, http://www.bnl.gov/chemistry of Brookhaven National Laboratory seeks a postdoctoral research associate to explore the production of solar fuels using transition-metal-containing nanoparticles or molecular complexes in solution and immobilized on surfaces of semiconductors or electrodes. The successful candidate will conduct basic research toward the development of such catalysts including the investigation of their physical and chemical properties, and a mechanistic understanding of their reactions. The candidates must have a Ph.D. in chemistry or a related field, and have a strong background in photochemistry with experience in flash photolysis and continuous photolysis followed by product analysis. The successful candidate will work collaboratively with a team of scientists, including theoretical chemists, owing to the interdisciplinary nature of our work, and will be supervised by Etsuko Fujita. The position is available immediately, and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. One or more of the following areas of expertise are desirable: mechanistic and kinetic studies in solution and at interface, pulse radiolysis, handling air-sensitive solutions, electrochemistry, and synthesis and characterization of transition-metal catalysts. BNL Policy states that research associate appointments may be made to individuals who have received their doctorate within the past five years. BNL is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to the development of a diverse workforce. Candidates seeking to apply for this opportunity can do so online at: http://www.bnl.gov/HR/Careers/ (Job I.D.15925).  Candidates are asked to attach to an application letter, CV, and list of publications.  Three signed letters of references are also requested and should be sent to: Dr. Etsuko Fujita, Chemistry Department, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY 11973-5000, e-mail: fujita@bnl.gov.
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A postdoctoral position is available in the Colorado State University Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology Department.  The project will involve untargeted nuclear magnetic resonance analysis of host tissues isolated from animals infected with Mycobacterium tuberculosis.  Individuals with good analytical skills and a strong background in NMR analysis are encouraged to apply.  Qualifications include a Ph.D. in microbiology, biochemistry, chemistry or a related field and experience with NMR analysis of biological samples.  Applicants must have an interest in metabolomic analysis and experience in this area is a plus.  Good communications skills and the ability to integrate into a team are also required.  To apply e-mail a letter of interest, curriculum vitae and the names and contact information of three referees to: Dean Crick, Ph.D., Director of the Mycobacteria Research Laboratories in care of christine.bartholomew@colostate.eduby by February 3, 2012 for full consideration. Position open until filled. When applying, refer to position #003.
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