Department of Chemistry Newsletter for 02/292/2016

Bucky UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON
DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY NEWSLETTER
XL - No. 07 February 29th, 2016

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ETIENNE GARAND RECEIVES SLOAN RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP
Congratulations to Professor Etienne Garand on receiving a Sloan Research Fellowship - a prestigious and competitive award given to promising young researchers in the early stages of their careers. The Sloan Foundation has awarded Sloan Research Fellowships in eight scientific and technical fields - chemistry, computer science, economics, mathematics, computational and evolutionary molecular biology, neuroscience, ocean sciences and physics - since 1955.  Alfred P. Sloan served as President, CEO, and Chairman of the Board of General Motors Corporation. http://www.sloan.org/. http://news.wisc.edu/uw-madison-researchers-awarded-prestigious-sloan-fe.... Congratulations, Etienne!
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2016 ANNUAL COOKIE CONTEST WINNER
Yum, yum, yum.
Thank you to all our bakers for the delicious entries! And for helping us devour the treats! What a success! The 2016 winner is Angela Marquard and her Milky Way Caramel Cookies. Congrats, Angela. Enjoy your prize!
Contestants can pick up their tupperware in the 9th floor kitchenette. Please take a moment to collect your things! It'll really help us out.
Be on watch for more GSFLC events this semester!! Next event: Happy Hour at the Sett over spring break. Have a great week!
The GSFLC and the Cookie Contest Planning Team (Ariel, Britta & Kelly)
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2016 Dates of Finance/Department Meetings
Department/Executive Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 9341 Chemistry

3/08/2016 4/12/2016 5/10/2016

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

3/01/2016 3/29/2016 4/05/2016
4/26/2016 5/03/2016 5/17/2016

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SEMINARS
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Tuesday, March 1st, 2016 - Department, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chemistry Building - Seminar Hall. Professor Joel Eaves, University of Colorado-Boulder "Atomistic Hydrodynamics and the Dynamical Hydrophobic Effect in Porous Two Dimensional Crystals"
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Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry (Seminar Hall). Prof. Vincent Lavallo, University of California - Riverside "Inorganic Seminar - Ligand and Catalyst Design with 10 and 12-Vertex closo-Carborane Anions"
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Thursday, March 3rd, 2016 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chemistry (Seminar Hall). Professor M. Kevin Brown, Indiana University "No Strain, No Gain: Advances in the Synthesis and Use of Cyclobutanes"
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Thursday, March 3rd, 2016 - Physical Seminar, 3:30 pm, 8335 Chemistry. Joseph R. Gord, Purdue University "Single-Conformation IR and UV Spectroscopy of Model Peptides: A Study of Hydrogen Bonding Architectures"
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Friday, March 4th, 2016 - General Colloquium, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry Building (Seminar Hall). Binnu Hill, "Case for Diversity and Inclusion; Successes in the Business School"
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Monday, March 7th, 2016 - Department, Analytical Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry (Seminar Hall). Dr. Kimberly Ennico-Smith, NASA Ames Research Center "McElvain Analytical Seminar - New views of the Pluto system -- far from boring, cold, dead worlds"
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Tuesday, March 8th, 2016 - Department, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chemistry Building - Seminar Hall. Professor Stephen Bradforth, University of Southern California "Unraveling the Mechanism of Singlet Fission in Polyacenes"
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Tuesday, March 8th, 2016 - Department Special Event, 1:30 pm, 9341 Chemistry Building. Department of Chemistry, "Department Meeting"
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Tuesday, March 8th, 2016 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry (Seminar Hall). Professor Robert Knowles, Princeton University "Organic Seminar "Proton-coupled Electron Transfer in Organic Synthesis and Asymmetric Catalysis""
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Thursday, March 10th, 2016 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Steven Oja, University of Washington, Seattle "Monitoring Electrochemistry with Light"
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Friday, March 11th, 2016 - Department Special Event, 8:30 am, Fluno Center. "Chemistry Board of Advisers Meeting"
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Sunday, March 13th, 2016 to Thursday, March 17th, 2016 - General Special Event, 8:00 am, American Chemical Society, "ACS Meeting - San Diego"
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Sunday, March 13th, 2016 - Department Special Event, 5:00 pm, TBD. UW-Madison Department of Chemistry, "Department Reception at ACS National Meeting"
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Friday, March 25th, 2016 - Department, Inorganic, Organic Seminar, 4:00 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Prof. Marion Emmert, Worcester Polytechnic Institute "Super Group seminar"
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Monday, March 28th, 2016 - Department, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 3:00 pm, Room 8335 Chemistry Bldg.. Professor Adam P. Willard, Massachusetts Institute of Technology "Theoretical Chemistry Institute Seminar"
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Tuesday, March 29th, 2016 - Department, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chemistry Building - Seminar Hall. Professor James Forrest, University of Waterloo "Physical Chemistry Seminar"
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Tuesday, March 29th, 2016 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry (Seminar Hall). Professor Dean Tantillo, University of California Davis "Organic Seminar "Walking in the Woods with Quantum Chemistry - The Importance of Inherent Carbocation Reactivity in Terpene Biosynthesis""
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Wednesday, March 30th, 2016 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Larry Wang, UW-Madison (Stahl Group) "Inorganic Student Seminar"
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Thursday, March 31st, 2016 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chemistry (Seminar Hall). Professor Richard Oakley, University of Waterloo "Organic Seminar "Magnetic Ordering and Conductivity in Heavy Atom and Multi-Orbital Radicals""
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RECENT PUBLICATIONS
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A computational investigation on the substrate preference of ten-eleven-translocation 2 (TET2).
Lu, JY; Hu, LL; Cheng, JD; Fang, D; Wang, C; Yu, KQ; Jiang, HL; Cui, Q*; Xu, YH; Luo, C.
Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 18 (6):4728-4738; 10.1039/c5cp07266b FEB 14 2016.
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Two-dimensional infrared spectroscopy of neat ice I-h.
Shi, L; Skinner, JL*; Jansen, TLC.
Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 18 (5):3772-3779; 10.1039/c5cp07264f FEB 7 2016.
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Lights, Camera, Action! Antimicrobial Peptide Mechanisms Imaged in Space and Time.
Choi, H; Rangarajan, N; Weisshaar, JC*.
Trends in Microbiology, 24 (2):111-122; 10.1016/j.tim.2015.11.004 FEB 2016
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Capturing the missing [AgF2](-) anion within an Ru-2(III/III) dimeric dumbbell complex.
Corcos, AR; Berry, JF*.
Dalton Transactions, 45 (6):2386-2389; 10.1039/c5dt04875c 2016.
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Intraluminal Release of an Antifungal beta-Peptide Enhances the Antifungal and Anti-Biofilm Activities of Multilayer-Coated Catheters in a Rat Model of Venous Catheter Infection.
Raman, N; Marchillo, K; Lee, MR; Lopez, ADR; Andes, DR; Palecek, SP; Lynn, DM*.
ACS Biomaterials-science & Engineering, 2 (1):112-121; 10.1021/acsbiomaterials.5b00427 JAN 2016
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A composite approach towards a complete model of the myosin rod.
Korkmaz, EN; Taylor, KC; Andreas, MP; Ajay, G; Heinze, NT; Cui, Q*; Rayment, I.
Proteins-structure Function and Bioinformatics, 84 (1):172-189; 10.1002/prot.24964 JAN 2016.
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Nanoporous Superhydrophobic Coatings that Promote the Extended Release of Water-Labile Quorum Sensing Inhibitors and Enable Long Term Modulation of Quorum Sensing in Staphylococcus aureus.
Kratochvil, MJ; Tal-Gan, Y; Yang, T; Blackwell, HE*; Lynn, DM*.
ACS Biomaterials-science & Engineering, 1 (10):1039-1049; 10.1021/acsbiomaterials.5b00313 OCT 2015.
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Online Hydrophobic Interaction Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry for Top-Down Proteomics.
Chen, BF; Peng, Y; Valeja, SG; Xiu, LC; Alpert, AJ; Ge, Y*.
Analytical Chemistry, Amer Chemical Soc, Washington, SN 0003-2700, 1520-6882, FEB 2, 2016, VL 88, IS 3.
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Characterization of a Quadrotor Unmanned Aircraft System for Aerosol-Particle-Concentration Measurements
Brady, JM; Stokes, MD; Bonnardel, J; Bertram, TH*.
Environmental Science & Technology, Amer Chemical Soc, SN 0013-936X, 1520-5851, FEB 2, 2016, VL 50, IS 3.
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MASH Suite Pro: A Comprehensive Software Tool for Top-Down Proteomics.
Cai, WX; Guner, H; Gregorich, ZR; Chen, AJ; Ayaz-Guner, S; Peng, Y; Valeja, SG; Liu, XW; Ge, Y*.
Molecular & Cellular Proteomics, Amer Soc Biochemistry Molecular Biology Inc, SN 1535-9476, 1535-9484, Feb. 2016, VL 15, IS 2.
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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
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NONE FOR THIS NEWS LETTER
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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS
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The School of Packaging (www.packaging.msu.edu) in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at Michigan State University (MSU) is seeking qualified applicants for an Assistant Professor position in Polymer Chemistry/Synthesis. This is a nine-month, tenure-track position with research/teaching/service (50%/40%/10%) assignment. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an externally funded research program with a focus on using renewable materials to produce polymers for packaging applications with an emphasis on novel feedstocks such as carbon dioxide, insects, and plants to provide novel bio-based packaging materials with enhanced functionality and improved sustainability.
The incumbent will be expected to develop a nationally and internationally recognized research program in polymer synthesis. Research should use both basic science and applied approaches while addressing the issues and opportunities facing the packaging and polymer industry. MSU encourages collaboration between faculty and opportunities exist for collaboration with the faculty from the Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Composite Materials and Structures Center, Department of Chemistry, among others. The highly collaborative and productive faculty at MSU provides a very positive environment for professional growth.
The successful candidate must demonstrate interest in and promise of excellence in teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in polymers. The initial teaching assignment will be an undergraduate course (packaging with plastics) offered twice per year. In addition, the candidate will establish an innovative research program, secure competitive grants, publish in high quality refereed journals, advise and mentor students, provide service and leadership in professional societies, and establish strong ties with industry.
Candidates must have the following qualifications: (1) a doctoral degree in Polymer Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, Packaging or a closely related field; (2) demonstrated capacity to conduct independent research; (3) the ability to work collaboratively with research teams; and (4) excellent oral and written communication skills. Records of impactful research, publication, and research funding commensurate with experience are important selection criteria.
Qualified applicants should submit a letter of application, a current curriculum vitae, a summary of research accomplishments (1 page maximum), a discussion of future research directions if chosen for this position (1 page maximum), a statement of Teaching Philosophy (1 page maximum), and the names and email address of three references, online at: https://jobs.msu.edu. Select Faculty/Academic Staff and apply to posting #2852.
Review of applications will begin on March 14, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. MSU is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce and inclusive culture that encourages all people to reach their full potential. The University actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities.
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St. John's University is presently seeking to fill a one-year faculty position in chemistry at St. John's University and the College of St. Benedict beginning in the fall of 2016. We will be taking applications until the position is filled.   Please bring this to the attention of any potential candidates in your department.  More information about the position and the application process can be found at the link below. https://apps.csbsju.edu/employment/Default.aspx?page=jobs. Contact: Brian Johnson, Professor of Chemistry, College of St. Benedict, St. Johns' University.
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POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AND/OR JOBS
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Teaching Postdoc position - North Carolina State University. The Biotechnology Program at North Carolina State University (http://biotech.ncsu.edu) invites applications for a position as Teaching Postdoctoral Scholar in the area of molecular biology. Responsibilities will include teaching sections at the graduate and undergraduate levels of an existing course that covers manipulation and expression of recombinant DNA and developing and implementing a new laboratory course in a cutting-edge area of molecular biotechnology in the fellow's area of expertise. The successful candidate must have strong interpersonal skills and teaching ability. A Ph.D. in molecular biology or a related field is required and postdoctoral research experience is preferred. This is a 12-month position, and is renewable for up to 3 years, based on performance and funding.
For further information or to apply, go to: https://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/62396. Applicants should attach the following materials to their application profile: curriculum vitae, cover letter, teaching philosophy, and the names of three references. The position can begin as early as July 1, 2016. For questions regarding the position responsibilities, please contact: Dr. Carlos C. Goller at ccgoller@ncsu.edu.
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Please submit all newsletter information or address changes to: goldade@chem.wisc.edu or 262-0293. Thanks.
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