Department of Chemistry Newsletter for 06/05/2017

Bucky UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON
DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY NEWSLETTER
XLI - No. 8 June 5th, 2017

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2017 Dates of Finance/Department Meetings
Department/Executive Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 9341 Chemistry

TBA

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

TBA

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SEMINARS
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Tuesday, June 13th, 2017 - General Career Services, 9:00 am, Northwoods Room Union South. "PPG Workshop: Effective Presentation for On-site Postdoctoral or Industrial Visit"
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Thursday, June 15th, 2017 - General Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315. Dr. Ken Wehmeyer, Research fellow at P&G "P&G Technical Seminar"
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Thursday, June 15th, 2017 - General Career Services, 1:30 pm, 1108. Dr. Pete Ellingson, P&G "P&G 1-on-1 Resume Assessment and Meeting"
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Friday, June 16th, 2017 - General Career Services, 9:00 am, 8335. Drs. Ravi Ranatunga & Pete Ellingson, "P&G Industrial Careers Workshop"
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Friday, June 16th, 2017 - General Career Services, 1:30 pm, 1108. Dr. Ravi Ranatunga, P&G "P&G 1-on-1 Resume Assessment and Meeting"
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Saturday, July 1st, 2017 - General Special Event, 8:00 pm, Memorial Union Terrace. Wisconsin Initiative for Science Literacy, "Science is Fun at the Union Terrace"
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Wednesday, July 26th, 2017 to Friday, July 28th, 2017 - General Career Services, 8:00 am, "PfLAGS"
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Monday, August 14th, 2017 to Wednesday, August 16th, 2017 - General Career Services, 9:00 am, Paul C. Vosejpka, "The Dow Chemical Company "
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Sunday, August 20th, 2017 - General Special Event, 5:00 pm, TBD. UW-Madison Department of Chemistry, "Department Reception at ACS National Meeting (Washington D.C.)"
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Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017 to Friday, August 25th, 2017 - General Special Event, 8:00 am, "Graduate Orientation"
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Monday, August 28th, 2017 to Friday, September 1st, 2017 - General Special Event, 8:00 am, "TA  Training"
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REGISTER FOR PfLAGS
Hello all,
As mentioned in our earlier email, the chemistry department in association with the American Chemical Society is organizing a three-day workshop "Preparing for Life After Graduate School" (PfLAGS) on July 26th-July 28th.
The first two days of the workshop will be led by Lori Spangler, a career consultant from the ACS, with insights on career possibilities in academia, industry, government etc., as well as advice and strategies for transitioning into your next career. The third day will give you the optional opportunity to sign up for mock interviews and resume/CV critiques.
Thanks to the chemistry department, the cost of this workshop is absolutely free. Breakfast and lunch will be provided on the first two days. If you would like to attend this workshop, please register by filling out the google form before Wednesday, June 14th. All graduate students and postdocs are welcome; if space is limited priority will be given to graduate students from chemistry nearing graduation.
Register at: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScXOGJEO0Z4z6_Gu4pY1dLfZagf_9UV...
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RECENT PUBLICATIONS
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Assigning the low lying vibronic states of CH3O and CD3O.
Johnson, BA; Sibert, EL*.
JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS, 146 (17):10.1063/1.4981795 MAY 7 2017.
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Multimetallic complexes: synthesis and applications.
Berry, JF*; Thomas, CM.
DALTON TRANSACTIONS, 46 (17):5472-5473; 10.1039/c7dt90057k MAY 7 2017.
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Anilinopyridinate-supported Ru-2(x+) (x=5 or 6) paddlewheel complexes with labile axial ligands.
Corcos, AR; Berry, JF*.
DALTON TRANSACTIONS, 46 (17):5532-5539; 10.1039/c6dt04328c MAY 7 2017.
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Design of Chemoresponsive Liquid Crystals through Integration of Computational Chemistry and Experimental Studies.
Szilvasi, T; Roling, LT; Yu, HZ; Rai, P; Choi, S; Twieg, RJ; Mavrikakis, M; Abbott, NL*.
CHEMISTRY OF MATERIALS, 29 (8):3563-3571; 10.1021/acs.chemmater.6b05430 APR 25 2017.
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Electronic and Steric Optimization of Fluorogenic Probes for Biomolecular Imaging.
Chyan, W; Kilgore, HR; Gold, B; Raines, RT*.
JOURNAL OF ORGANIC CHEMISTRY, 82 (8):4297-4304; 10.1021/acs.joc.7b00285 APR 21 2017.
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Second-Order Biomimicry: In Situ Oxidative Self-Processing Converts Copper(I)/Diannine Precursor into a Highly Active Aerobic Oxidation Catalyst.
McCann, SD; Lumb, JP; Arndtsen, BA; Stahl, SS*.
ACS CENTRAL SCIENCE, 3 (4):314-321; 10.1021/acscentsci.7b00022 APR 2017.
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Progress toward reaction monitoring at variable temperatures: a new stopped-flow NMR probe design.
Dunn, AL; Landis, CR*.
MAGNETIC RESONANCE IN CHEMISTRY, 55 (4):329-336; SI 10.1002/mrc.4538 APR 2017.
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Complete Characterization of Cardiac Myosin Heavy Chain (223 kDa) Enabled by Size-Exclusion Chromatography and Middle-Down Mass Spectrometry.
Jin, YT; Wei, LM; Cai, WX; Lin, ZQ; Wu, ZJ; Peng, Y; Kohmoto, T; Moss, RL; Ge, Y*.
ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY, SN 0003-2700, EI 1520-6882, MAY 2, 2017, VL 89, IS 9.
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Cell design and image analysis for in situ Raman mapping of inhomogeneous state-of-charge profiles in lithium-ion batteries.
Fang, SY; Yan, M; Hamers, RJ*.
JOURNAL OF POWER SOURCES, 352 18-25; 10.1016/j.jpowsour.2017.03.055 JUN 1 2017.
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Single-crystal microplates of two-dimensional organic-inorganic lead halide layered perovskites for optoelectronics.
Ma, DW; Fu, YP; Dang, LN; Zhai, JY; Guzei, IA*; Jin, S*.
NANO RESEARCH, 10 (6):2117-2129; 10.1007/s12274-016-1401-6 JUN 2017.
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Layer-by-Layer Assembly of Amine-Reactive Multilayers Using an Azlactone-Functionalized Polymer and Small-Molecule Diamine Linkers.
Zayas-Gonzalez, YM; Ortiz, BJ; Lynn, DM*.
BIOMACROMOLECULES, 18 (5):1499-1508; 10.1021/acs.biomac.7b00043 MAY 2017.
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Investigation of activity, stability, and degradation mechanism of surface-supported Pd-PEPPSI complexes for Suzuki-Miyaura coupling.
Marquard, AN; Slaymaker, LE; Hamers, RJ*; Goldsmith, RH*.
MOLECULAR CATALYSIS, 429 10-17; 10.1016/j.molcata.2016.12.001 MAR 2017.
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Cross-Nucleation between Concomitantly Crystallizing alpha- and gamma-Phases in Polypivalolactone: Secondary Nucleation of One Polymorph on Another.
Cavallo, D; Galli, F; Yu, L*; Alfonso, GC.
CRYSTAL GROWTH & DESIGN, SN 1528-7483, EI 1528-7505, MAY, 2017, VL 17, IS 5.
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Quantitative Proteomics and Immunohistochemistry Reveal Insights into Cellular and Molecular Processes in the Infarct Border Zone One Month after Myocardial Infarction.
Yang, LB; Gregorich, ZR; Cai, WX; Zhang, P; Young, B; Gu, YW; Zhang, JY; Ge, Y*.
JOURNAL OF PROTEOME RESEARCH, SN 1535-3893, EI 1535-3907, MAY, 2017, VL 16, IS 5.
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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
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The University of Texas at Austin: College of Natural Sciences: Department of Chemistry. Non-Tenure Track Faculty - General Chemistry Teaching Lab Coordinator.
Location: Austin, TX.
The Department of Chemistry at The University of Texas at Austin is seeking a General Chemistry Teaching Laboratory Coordinator. Job responsibilities include planning, coordinating, and teaching general chemistry laboratory courses, including formal writing instruction, training and coordinating graduate teaching assistants, and implementing and enforcing laboratory safety policies.  The Coordinator is also expected to work with tenured/tenure-track faculty members to continually improve the undergraduate general chemistry curriculum, to improve existing and to develop new experiments, and to acquire new instrumentation.
Qualifications: Applicants must have a PhD in chemistry or related field and a demonstrated commitment to outstanding teaching at the undergraduate level.
Application Instructions: Applicant must provide a cover letter, current CV, and letters from 3 references who can attest to the applicant's ability as in instructor.
This institution is using Interfolio's ByCommittee to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge. Apply now at: https://account.interfolio.com/login?apply=42116.
For help signing up, accessing your account, or submitting your application please check out our help and support section or get in touch via email at: help@interfolio.com or phone at (877) 997-8807.
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PhD student (M/F)   Robust performance processing additives   in-depth chemical and structural characterization of advanced smart polymer networks using NMR and other Spectroscopic methods.
Reference: MRT-2017-014
Type: PhD Student
Contract type: Fixed term contract
Place: Luxembourg
The Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) in partnership with Goodyear, and with the support of an Industrial Partnership Block Grant (IPBG) of the Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR), will drive significant research and development focused on sustainable mobility and next generation tire materials.
The primary objective of the IPBG "Materials Research for Tire Technology" is to improve the understanding and performances of materials and processes used in future tire technologies. A future tire, as a highly complex composite material, needs to fulfil a wide range of performance criteria that cannot be achieved without expertise within chemistry and physics. The IPBG research project is then structured in four programs. Three materials-oriented programs (i.e., filler technology, polymer technology & additive technologies) that are supported by a fourth transversal program on advanced materials characterisation. Within this IPGB, 10 projects will be conducted by PhD students who will be oriented towards exploratory research on new material concepts and mechanistic insights.
For one of the 10 projects, we are looking for a PhD student in the field of advanced characterization of sulfur-silane networks by a combined and integrated spectroscopical, analytical and mechanical approach. Description: We are looking for a young researcher that is expected to strongly contribute to an ambitious project through the development of a doctoral thesis in the study of different hypothesis on the detailed chemistry and resulting structures of silica-silane nanocomposites. High-resolution as well as solid-state NMR techniques will be developed and applied in conjunction with XANES and Raman spectroscopy to discriminate between silane-silane self condensation and silane-polymer coupling reactions.These will be complemented by state-of-the-art microscopical analyses such as AFM, SEM, TEM-EDX and TEM-EELS.The selected PhD student will be enrolled in the Material Science Doctoral School of the University of Luxembourg and will develop the research project both at LIST and Goodyear.
Profile:
     •    Master degree in Material Physics, or Materials Science or Physical Chemistry.
     •    Demonstrated competencies in spectroscopy and microscopy techniques, materials            characterization
          and rubber chemistry will be highly valued.
     •    Sound knowledge of liquid and/or solid state NMR.
     •    Experience in the application of image analysis methods and tools is considered as an asset.
     •    Knowledge of Matlab, Origin, statistical software, etc. are considered as an asset.
     •    Collaborative skills, initiative, result oriented, organization, and capacity to work in an
          interdisciplinary environment.
     •    Proficient written and spoken English is mandatory
We offer:
     •    A fixed term employment contract for the duration of the PhD project.
     •    Very attractive salary package.
     •    Outstanding work environment both at LIST and Goodyear.
     •    Interdisciplinary and challenging research topics.
     •    Team building and integration activities within the project team and with other research teams at
          LIST and Goodyear.
Other similar positions within the same project are also available. Should you be interested, we invite you to visit and apply to the offers provided in the annexed box. Apply at: https://www.list.lu/en/jobs/job-offer/mrt-2017-014/?tx_listjob_listjobdi....
Applications to more than one position are accepted. This doctoral program is funded in the frame of the IPBG scheme of the Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR). The LIST is committed with equality of opportunities and gender balance.
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The University of Texas at Austin: College of Natural Sciences: Department of Chemistry. Non-Tenure Track Faculty - Analytical Chemistry.
Location: Austin, TX.
The Department of Chemistry at the University of Texas at Austin is seeking candidates for a non-tenure track faculty position teaching upper division analytical chemistry for majors and non-majors at the undergraduate level.  The position will begin with the 17/18 academic year. Renewal of the appointment beyond will be based upon teaching performance and availability of courses.
Qualifications: A doctoral degree in Chemistry or related field is required and previous teaching experience in a university setting is preferred.  The successful candidate will demonstrate effective teaching methods and be familiar with the use of appropriate pedagogical tools such as iClickers, small group learning, problem based learning, etc.
Application Instructions: Applicant must provide a cover letter, current CV, and a minimum of 3 letters of reference from individuals who can attest to the applicant's ability as in instructor.
This institution is using Interfolio's ByCommittee to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge. Apply now at: https://account.interfolio.com/login?apply=41947.
For help signing up, accessing your account, or submitting your application please check out our help and support section or get in touch via email at: help@interfolio.com or phone at (877) 997-8807.
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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS
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POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AND/OR JOBS
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