Department of Chemistry Newsletter for 03/28/2016

Bucky UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON
DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY NEWSLETTER
XL - No. 10 March 28th, 2016

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2016 Dates of Finance/Department Meetings
Department/Executive Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 9341 Chemistry

4/12/2016 5/10/2016

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

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 29th, 2016 - Department, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chemistry Building - Seminar Hall. Professor James Forrest, University of Waterloo "The Glass Transition of Polymers in Confined Geometries"
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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. Yu-Heng (Larry) Wang, UW-Madison (Stahl Group) "Inorganic Student Seminar - Oxygen Reduction Catalyzed by a Mononuclear Jäger-type Cobalt(II) Complex"
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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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Friday, April 1st, 2016 - Department Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry - Seminar Hall. GSFLC & UHS, UW Deparment of Chemistry "Results and discussion of the GSFLC survey on climate and mental health"
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Monday, April 4th, 2016 - Department, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 3:00 pm, Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Professor Revati Kumar, Louisana State University "Developing force-fields for complex materials: From novel catalytic materials to atmospheric processes to electrolytes for energy storage"
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Monday, April 4th, 2016 - Materials Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry (Seminar Hall). Prof. Dhandapani Venkataraman, University of Massachusetts-Amherst "Polymer Nanoparticle Assemblies"
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Tuesday, April 5th, 2016 - Department, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chemistry Building - Seminar Hall. Professor David Nesbitt, University of Colorado-Boulder "Physical Chemistry Seminar"
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Wednesday, April 6th, 2016 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Christine Thomas, Brandeis University "Inorganic Seminar"
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Thursday, April 7th, 2016 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Yu Xia, Purdue University ""Radical" Mass Spectrometry - A New Path in Bioanalysis"
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Thursday, April 7th, 2016 - Department, Physical Seminar, 4:00 pm, 1610 Engineering Hall. Professor Gerbrand Ceder, University of California - Berkeley "The Materials Genome and the Transformation of Materials Science and Engineering"
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Friday, April 8th, 2016 - Department Colloquium, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry Building (Seminar Hall). Dr. Molly Carnes and Dr. Christine Pribbenow, LEAD Center (WCER) "From Bias to Opportunity"
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Monday, April 11th, 2016 - Inorganic, Materials Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Kirill Kovnir, University of California-Davis "Rational approaches for novel thermoelectric and strongly-correlated magnetic materials"
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Tuesday, April 12th, 2016 - Department, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chemistry Building - Seminar Hall. Professor Jamie Donaldson, University of Toronto "Physical Chemistry Seminar"
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Tuesday, April 12th, 2016 - Department Special Event, 1:30 pm, 9341 Chemistry Building. Department of Chemistry, "Department Meeting"
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Wednesday, April 13th, 2016 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Michael Neidig, University of Rochester "Inorganic Seminar"
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Thursday, April 14th, 2016 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chemistry Building (Seminar Hall). Professor Zhenan Bao, Stanford University "Organic Seminar "Skin-Inspired Organic Electronic Materials and Devices""
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Thursday, April 14th, 2016 - Analytical, Materials Seminar, 12:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Kyoung-Shin Choi, UW Madison Dept. of Chemistry "Analytical Seminar - Title TBD"
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Monday, April 18th, 2016 - Department, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 3:00 pm, Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Professor Anne B. McCoy, University of Washington "Understanding spectral signatures of large amplitude vibrations and hydrogen-bonding through studies of the vibrational spectroscopy of solvated ion complexes"
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Tuesday, April 19th, 2016 - Department, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chemistry Building - Seminar Hall. Professor Linda Columbus, University of Virginia "Membrane protein structural biology: from micelles to bacterial invasion"
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Tuesday, April 19th, 2016 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry (Seminar Hall). Professor Samson Jenekhe, University of Washington "Organic Seminar "Organic Photovoltaics Beyond Fullerenes""
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Wednesday, April 20th, 2016 - Department, Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry (Seminar hall). Dr. John Naber, Merck "Inorganic seminar TBA"
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Thursday, April 21st, 2016 - Organic Seminar, 10:00 am, 1315 Chemistry. Professor Cyndie Maryanoff, Baruch S. Blumberg Institute "Organic McElvain Seminar "Dynamics of Drug Release from Two Different Polymer Systems in Drug-Eluting Cardiovascular Stents""
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Thursday, April 21st, 2016 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 am, Chemistry #1315. Professor Bruce Maryanoff, The Scripps Research Institute "Organic McElvain Seminar "Novel Mimetics of Apolipoprotein A-I as
Anti-atherosclerosis Agents""
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Thursday, April 21st, 2016 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Andrew Moran, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill "Analytical Seminar - Title TBD"
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Friday, April 22nd, 2016 - Department Colloquium, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry - Seminar Hall. "Department Colloquium - Jo Handlesman"
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Monday, April 25th, 2016 - Department, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 2:00 pm, 1315 Chemistry Building - Seminar Hall. Professor Stephen Leone, University of California-Berkeley "Molecular Dynamics with Ultrafast X-rays"
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Monday, April 25th, 2016 - Materials Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Hemamala Karunadasa, Stanford University "Materials Seminar - Title TBD"
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Tuesday, April 26th, 2016 - Department, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chemistry Building - Seminar Hall. Professor Stephen Leone, University of California-Berkeley "Attosecond Electron Processes in Solid"
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Wednesday, April 27th, 2016 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Prof. Jeffery Byers, Boston College "Inorganic Seminar"
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Thursday, April 28th, 2016 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 am, Chemistry #1315. Professor Gary Molander, University of Pennsylvania "Organic Seminar "Single Electron Transformations to Enable Cross-Coupling"
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Thursday, April 28th, 2016 - Materials Seminar, 12:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Stuart Lindsay, Arizona State University "Materials Seminar - Title TBD"
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Friday, April 29th, 2016 - Department Special Event, 3:30 pm, 1361 Chemistry Building. UW-Madison Department of Chemistry, "Student Awards Ceremony"
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GSFLC SPRING TRAVEL GRANTS
Hello Everyone,
Now is the time to apply for Chemistry Department Spring Travel Grants. These grants offer graduate students with dissertator status a source of funding to apply toward conference expenses.
Individuals considering application should meet the following criteria:
     1.   Achieved dissertator status by the date of travel.
     2.   Travel plans are within the span of May 2016 to October 2016.
     3.   Have not previously been awarded a department travel grant.
     4.   Application submitted by Monday, April 18th, 2016.
The application is attached to this email in .pdf and .doc formats. Please complete and submit the form to the GFSLC mailbox or to Marlies Hager by Monday, April 18th, 2016. If your travel falls before the application deadline, please contact Matt Sanders for special consideration.
Thanks,
Marlies Hager
GSFLC Chemical Biology Representative
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RECENT PUBLICATIONS
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Rh-2(II,III) Catalysts with Chelating Carboxylate and Carboxamidate Supports: Electronic Structure and Nitrene Transfer Reactivity.
Varela-Alvarez, A; Yang, TH; Jennings, H; Kornecki, KP; Macmillan, SN; Lancaster, KM; Mack, JBC; Du Bois, J; Berry, JF*; Musaev, DG.
Journal of the American Chemical Society, 138 (7):2327-2341; 10.1021/jacs.5b12790 Feb 24 2016.
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Impact of Nanoscale Lithium Nickel Manganese Cobalt Oxide (NMC) on the Bacterium Shewanella oneidensis MR-1.
Hang, MN; Gunsolus, IL; Wayland, H; Melby, ES; Mensch, AC; Hurley, KR; Pedersen, JA*; Haynes, CL; Hamers, RJ*.
Chemistry of Materials, 28 (4):1092-1100; 10.1021/acs.chemmater.5b04505 Feb 23 2016.
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Oxygen Activation by Co(II) and a Redox Non-Innocent Ligand: Spectroscopic Characterization of a Radical-Co(II)-Superoxide Complex with Divergent Catalytic Reactivity.
Corcos, AR; Villanueva, O; Walroth, RC; Sharma, SK; Bacsa, J; Lancaster, KM; MacBeth, CE; Berry, JF*.
Journal of the American Chemical Society, 138 (6):1796-1799; 10.1021/jacs.5b12643 Feb 17 2016.
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Spectroscopic Evidence for Clusters of Like-Charged Ions in Ionic Liquids Stabilized by Cooperative Hydrogen Bonding.
Knorr, A; Stange, P; Fumino, K; Weinhold, F*; Ludwig, R.
CHEMPHYSCHEM, 17 (4):458-462; 10.1002/cphc.201501134 FEB 16 2016.
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Boronic Acid for the Traceless Delivery of Proteins into Cells.
Andersen, KA; Smith, TP; Lomax, JE; Raines, RT*.
ACS CHEMICAL BIOLOGY, 11 (2):319-323; 10.1021/acschembio.5b00966 FEB 2016.
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Coordination Chemistry of 2,2'-Dipyridylamine: The Gift That Keeps on Giving.
Brogden, DW; Berry, JF*.
Comments on Inorganic Chemistry, 36 (1):17-37; 10.1080/02603594.2015.1079522 Jan 2 2016.
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Unexpected role of linker position on ammonium gemini surfactant lyotropic gyroid phase stability.
Sorenson, GP; Mahanthappa, MK*.
SOFT MATTER, 12 (8):2408-2415; 10.1039/c5sm02671g 2016.
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Water Dynamics in Gyroid Phases of Self-Assembled Gemini Surfactants.
Roy, S; Skoff, D; Perroni, DV; Mondal, J; Yethiraj, A*; Mahanthappa, MK*; Zanni, MT*; Skinner, JL*.
Journal of the American Chemical Society, 0002-7863, MAR 2, 2016, VL 138, IS 8.
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Origins of Large Voltage Hysteresis in High-Energy-Density Metal Fluoride Lithium-Ion Battery Conversion Electrodes.
Li, LS; Jacobs, R; Gao, P; Gan, LY; Wang, F; Morgan, D; Jin, S*.
Journal of the American Chemical Society, 0002-7863. MAR 2, 2016, VL 138, IS 8.
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DNA binding fluorescent proteins for the direct visualization of large DNA molecules.
Lee, S; Oh, Y; Lee, J; Choe, S; Lim, S; Lee, HS; Jo, K; Schwartz, DC*.
Nucleic Acids Research, Oxford Univ Press, 0305-1048, JAN 8, 2016, VL 44, IS 1.
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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
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Sabbatical Replacement Position, Chemistry. Knox College a selective, private liberal arts college in  western Illinois with a strong record of undergraduate research and well-equipped research facilities http://www.knox.edu invites applications for 5/6ths time sabbatical replacement position in Chemistry. The position begins September 1, 2016. The successful candidate will be able to contribute to both the organic and general chemistry curriculum; other teaching assignments are possible based on candidate experience and specialty. Applicants should submit a curriculum vita, graduate and undergraduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation sent directly to Search committee Chair at: chemistrysearch@knox.edu. To ensure full consideration, application materials should be received by April 10, 2016.
Knox College is an independent, top-100 national liberal arts college that enrolls 1,420 undergraduate students. Knox is a vibrant and creative community with a campus population of remarkable diversity that includes students from across the U.S. and more than 51 countries, significant representation of first-generation college students, and substantial cultural and racial-ethnic diversity. Students have a strong commitment to intellectual and experiential education. In keeping with our 178-year commitment to equity and access, we particularly welcome applications from women and members of underrepresented groups. Knox College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, veteran status, religion, disability, creed, or any other protected class.
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Sabbatical Replacement Position, Biochemistry. Knox College a selective, private liberal arts college in western Illinois with a strong record of undergraduate research and well-equipped research facilities http://www.knox.edu invites applications for a 5/6ths time sabbatical replacement position in Biochemistry. The position begins September 1, 2016. The successful candidate will be able to teach undergraduate level Biochemistry courses as well as a cell biology course; other teaching assignments are possible based on candidate experience and specialty. Applicants should submit a curriculum vita, graduate and undergraduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation sent directly to Search committee Chair at: biochemistrysearch@knox.edu. Review of applications will begin April 7, 2016, and continue until the position is filled.
Knox College is an independent, top-100 national liberal arts college that enrolls 1,420 undergraduate students. Knox is a vibrant and creative community with a campus population of remarkable diversity that includes students from across the U.S. and more than 51 countries, significant representation of first-generation college students, and substantial cultural and racial-ethnic diversity. Students have a strong commitment to intellectual and experiential education. In keeping with our 178-year commitment to equity and access, we particularly welcome applications from women and members of underrepresented groups. Knox College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, veteran status, religion, disability, creed, or any other protected class.
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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS
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NONE FOR THIS NEWSLETTER
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POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AND/OR JOBS
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The FDA Moffett Research Center of the Institute for Food Safety and Health (IFSH) in Bedford Park, Illinois seeks a full-time PhD level scientist (MS degree holders with sufficient experience will be considered) that is a highly motivated individual with significant experience in polymer processing (especially nanocomposites) and/or nanomaterials handling. The individual will be responsible for a specific research project related to nanotechnology and food packaging. IFSH is a food safety research consortium of government, academic, and industry scientists. This person will be appointed to an ORISE fellowship position. The fellowship program is administered by Oak Ridge Associated Universities (http://orise.orau.gov/science-education/default.aspx). The fellowship does not include federal benefits.
Position Location: Bedford Park, Illinois.
Salary Range: $70K to $85K, depending on degree level and experience.
Vacancy Job Title: Research Chemist.
Start date: Spring or early Summer 2016.
Position Summary: Contribute significantly to defined science platforms by performing lab tests and analyses in accordance with required specifications, established procedures, and customer service standards. Will work in a chemistry laboratory leading a research project associated with safety of novel nanotechnology-enabled food packaging materials. Will be expected to plan and execute laboratory activities independently to achieve project goals, including data management and report writing.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
     •    Provides technical assistance to FDA by providing data and procedures to support FDA/IFSH
          partnership initiatives, safety, and quality control;
     •    Manages lab processes, supplies, instruments, and equipment;
     •    Writes reports and manuscripts.
Required Education and Experience:
     •    Ph.D. in chemistry, polymer science, materials science, or related field, preferred. M.S. holders with
          equivalent experience will be considered.
Required Skills:
     •    Demonstrated independent research ability with capability to perform accurately and efficiently with
          a minimal level of supervision;
     •    Highly proficient knowledge of physical chemistry, analytical chemistry, polymer science, and/or
          nanoscience;
     •    Excellent technical writing skills and the ability to produce clear, accurate reports and scientific
          manuscripts;
     •    Good interpersonal communication skills, both written and verbal;
     •    Experience with polymer processing techniques, trace metal analysis, or nanomaterial
          characterization is desirable.
To apply for this position: Please send email with cover letter and resume or CV to: timothy.duncan@fda.hhs.gov. In your cover letter please include an anticipated availability date and the names and contact information of three potential references.
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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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