Department of Chemistry Newsletter for 07/18/2016

Bucky UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON
DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY NEWSLETTER
XL - No. 19 July 18th, 2016

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JOHN BERRY APPOINTED AS MCNALL PROFESSOR OF CHEMISTRY
Congratulations to Professor John Berry on his appointment as McNall Professor of Chemistry! Please see the story on the chemistry department's website: https://www.chem.wisc.edu/content/professor-john-berry-appointed-lester-....
Congratulations, John!
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2016 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

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SEMINARS
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Wednesday, July 20th, 2016 - General Special Event, 12:00 pm, Steenbock Library: 1st floor. Electronic Lab Notebook Service Team and LabArchives, "Electronic Lab Notebook Day"
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Sunday, August 21st, 2016 to Thursday, August 25th, 2016 - General Special Event, 8:00 am, American Chemical Society, "ACS Meeting - Philadelphia"
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Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016 to Friday, August 26th, 2016 - General Special Event, 9:00 am, "Grad Student Orientation"
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Saturday, August 27th, 2016 - Special Event, 12:00 pm, "Snout-Out Departmental Picnic"
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Monday, August 29th, 2016 to Friday, September 2nd, 2016 - General Special Event, 9:00 am, "TA Training"
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Tuesday, September 6th, 2016 - Inorganic, Materials, Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry (Seminar Hall). Prof. Hideo Nagashima, Kyushu University "Inorganic/Organic/Materials Seminar"
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Wednesday, September 7th, 2016 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Xudong Wang, UW-Madison "Inorganic seminar -TBD"
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Thursday, September 22nd, 2016 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chemistry - Seminar Hall. Prof. Richmond Sarpong, UC Berkeley "Strategies and Methods for Chemical Synthesis Inspired by Natural Products"
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Wednesday, September 28th, 2016 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Christopher Scarborough, Emory University "Inorganic Seminar"
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Thursday, September 29th, 2016 to Sunday, October 2nd, 2016 - Special Event, 8:00 am, "CHOPs/PGSEC"
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Thursday, September 29th, 2016 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 am, Chemistry 1315-Seminar Hall. Prof. Yonggui Robin Chi, Nanyang Technological University "Organic Seminar"
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Mark Banaszak Holl, Director of the Macromolecular Science & Engineering Program at the University of Michigan is pleased to announce their 40th Annual Symposium, Macromolecules and Innovation - From Discovery to Product. This year the event will take place on October 26th & 27th.
He would like to invite you, your faculty, and students (undergraduate and graduate welcome) to join them for what promises to be another exciting event. Registration is now open and student poster submissions are being accepted.
This year we are particularly excited to feature on the 26th a half-day series of short courses with sessions covering intellectual property, job searching, public speaking, and more, followed by a networking dinner.
On the 27th there will be a full-day research symposium with invited research talks, two poster sessions (with sponsored awards), and an evening awards banquet.
Registration and much more information for the symposium can be found at: http://macro.engin.umich.edu/news-events/symposium/.
Participants are able to register for both or just one of the days of the symposium. The poster session is open to all students and post-doctoral researchers and covers research in all areas of polymer science and engineering. There is no registration fee for any faculty or students with university affiliation. Two poster submissions will be elevated to invited talks, providing a fantastic opportunity to showcase your research to leaders in the field.
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ELECTRONIC LAB NOTEBOOK DAY AT STEENBOCK LIBRARY JULY 20TH
Did you know that UW-Madison has purchased LabArchives' electronic lab notebook (ELN) services for use by its researchers? ELNs manage the results of research efforts, document research procedures, and help curate digital research data. The notebook software interface is securely accessible via the internet from anywhere in the world, using modern web browsers on desktops, laptops, and mobile devices.
Learn more at Electronic Lab Notebook Day! Steenbock Library BioCommons   first floor. Wednesday July 20,, 12pm-4pm.
Overview of LabArchives at starts noon (with free pizza!). Following this overview, there will be a panel discussion on how the ELN is being used on campus labs already, and a customized training session from a LabArchives representative. There will also be opportunities to sign up for the ELN during the event. For a full agenda and RSVP, please visit: eln.wisc.edu/events.
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RECENT PUBLICATIONS
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Amino-terminated diamond surfaces: Photoelectron emission and photocatalytic properties.
Zhu, D; Bandy, JA; Li, S; Hamers, RJ*.
SURFACE SCIENCE, 650 295-301; SI 10.1016/j.susc.2016.01.003 AUG 2016.
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Synthesis of Molybdenum Disulfide Nanowire Arrays Using a Block Copolymer Template.
Wei, W; Samad, L; Choi, JW; Joo, Y; Way, A; Arnold, MS; Jin, S*; Gopalan, P*.
CHEMISTRY OF MATERIALS, 28 (11):4017-4023; 10.1021/acs.chemmater.6b01453 JUN 14 2016.
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Human Collagen Prolyl 4-Hydroxylase Is Activated by Ligands for Its Iron Center.
Vasta, JD; Raines, RT*.
BIOCHEMISTRY, 55 (23):3224-3233; 10.1021/acs.biochem.6b00251 JUN 14 2016.
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Genome Sequence and Analysis of a Stress-Tolerant, Wild-Derived Strain of Saccharomyces cerevisiae Used in Biofuels Research.
McIlwain, SJ; Peris, D; Sardi, M; Moskvin, OV; Zhan, FJ; Myers, KS; Riley, NM; Buzzell, A; Parreiras, LS; Ong, IM; Landick, R; Coon, JJ*; Gasch, AP; Sato, TK; Hittinger, CT.
G3-GENES GENOMES GENETICS, 6 (6):1757-1766; 10.1534/g3.116.029389 JUN 2016.
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Patterning at the 10 nanometer length scale using a strongly segregating block copolymer thin film and vapor phase infiltration of inorganic precursors.
Choi, JW; Li, ZD; Black, CT; Sweat, DP; Wang, XD; Gopalan, P*.
NANOSCALE, 8 (22):11595-11601; 10.1039/c6nr01409g 2016.
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Leaving Group Ability Observably Affects Transition State Structure in a Single Enzyme Active Site.
Roston, D; Demapan, D; Cui, Q*.
Journal of the American Chemical Society, 138 (23):7386-7394; 10.1021/jacs.6b03156 JUN 15 2016.
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Bioconjugates and Chemical Biology.
Kiessling, LL*; Rotello, VM.
BIOCONJUGATE CHEMISTRY, 27 (6):1429-1429; 10.1021/acs.bioconjchem.6b00289 JUN 2016.
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Lipid-free Fluoropolymer-based Propofol Emulsions and Lipid Reversal of Propofol Anesthesia in Rats.
Parks, CL; Tucker, W; Amlong, CA; Mecozzi, S*; Pearce, RA.
ANESTHESIOLOGY, SN 0003-3022, 1528-1175, JUNE 2016, VL 124, IS 6.
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Toward Design Principles for Diffusionless Transformations: The Frustrated Formation of Co-Co Bonds in a Low-Temperature Polymorph of GdCoSi2.
Vinokir, AI; Fredrickson, DC*.
INORGANIC CHEMISTRY, AMER CHEMICAL SOC, JUN 20, 2016, VL 55, IS 12.
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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS
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University of Nebraska-Kearney. Visiting Lecturer or Assistant Professor, Chemistry, 55548.
Job Description or Duties: The Chemistry Department is seeking a Visiting Lecturer or Assistant Professor position to begin in the Fall 2016. Teach approximately twelve hours per semester in chemistry (primarily general and introductory chemistry) and serve on department committees and as equipment caretaker as needed. There may be opportunity to pursue scholarly projects that are relevant to the mission of the department and institution that complements existing department strengths.
Required Qualifications: M.S. (or equivalent) in Chemistry or related field; evidence of ability to teach effectively; evidence of ability to contribute to department service.
Preferred Qualifications: Ph.D. in Chemistry. Postdoctoral research experience and/or college/university chemistry teaching experience.
How to Apply: Application review begins immediately. For more information and to apply visit  http://unkemployment.unk.edu/. For more information about the position contact: Scott Darveau, darveausa@unk.edu. For more information about the online application process contact: 308-865-8522 or employment@unk.edu.
Salary and Benefits:  With contingent offer of employment, the University of Nebraska will conduct an investigation of employment records, educational records, criminal records, and other records to verify the information provided in your application and/or any additional information you have provided is accurate.  Salaries at the University of Nebraska at Kearney are competitive.  The University provides a flexible benefits program at minimal cost to the employee. NuFlex benefit choices include a Medical Plan and Prescription Drug Program, Vision Care, Dental Plan, LTD, Life Insurance, AD&D Insurance, Dependent Life Insurance, Long Term Care Insurance, and Reimbursement Accounts for Health and Dependent Care.  The Employee and Dependent Scholarship program is also available to eligible employees.  Basic Retirement Plan options include TIAA/CREF and Fidelity.
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The Amherst College Department of Chemistry, https://www.amherstedu/academiclife/departmentsichemistry invites applications for a full-time tenure-track appointment in inorganic chemistry at the rank of assistant professor beginning in July 2017.
Amherst College is one of the most diverse liberal arts colleges in the country. Forty-four percent of our students identify as domestic students of color, and another 10 percent are international, with non-U.S. citizenship; 17 percent are the first members of their families to attend college. Fifty-one percent of our students are women. Amherst is committed to providing financial aid that meets 100 percent of every student's demonstrated need, and 58 percent of our students receive financial aid. Our expectation is that the successful candidate will excel at teaching and mentoring students who are broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion.
The position requires a Ph.D. in chemistry and calls for teaching general chemistry and advanced inorganic chemistry at the undergraduate level. Opportunities for teaching electives and interdisciplinary courses are also available. The successful candidate will be expected to establish a vigorous research program in experimental inorganic chemistry in which undergraduates can substantively participate. Applicants with expertise in any sub-discipline of inorganic chemistry - for example, bioinorganic, environmental, materials, or organometallic chemistry - are encouraged to apply.
Applicants should submit electronically to: https://apply.interfolio.com/35694 a curriculum vitae; a statement of teaching philosophy, including philosophy of teaching a diverse student body; a detailed description of research plans; and the contact information for three confidential references. Applicants should also arrange for the forwarding of official undergraduate and graduate transcripts to: Ms. Catherine Stillerman, Academic Department Coordinator, Department of Chemistry, Amherst College, P.O. Box 5000, Amherst, MA 01002-5000. Review of applications will begin September 19, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled.
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Visiting Assistant Professor in Chemistry, UW-Stout.
About the Position: Applications are invited for a one-year visiting assistant professor of chemistry position. Candidates with expertise in any area of chemistry will be considered. Teaching responsibilities include lectures and laboratories in introductory chemistry. Additional courses may be assigned based on the needs of the department and expertise of the applicant. A PhD in chemistry or a closely related field is preferred, but ABD will be considered. This offers an excellent opportunity for a person seeking teaching experience in Chemistry. The position will begin August 2016.
Department Information: The Department of Chemistry and Physics is housed in the College of Science Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics and employs 6 tenure-track faculty in chemistry, 7 tenuretrack faculty in physics, and 6 full-time academic staff across both disciplines. The department directly supports students in the Applied Science Program, the Environmental Science Program, and a multitude of other STEM programs ranging from Mechanical Engineering to Game Design and Development.
Campus Information: A member of the University of Wisconsin System, UW-Stout serves over 9,500 students in 25 graduate and 45 undergraduate programs and one doctoral program. As 'Wisconsin's Polytechnic University,' students, faculty and staff use applied learning, scientific theory and research to solve real-world problems, grow the state's economy and serve society. A leader in adopting new technology, UW-Stout is a digital campus and all faculty and staff are required to use available technology in their positions including course delivery. Increasingly courses are offered via alternative delivery methods and time frames. Faculty members are responsible for teaching, advising, research and scholarly activity, assessment of student learning and service.
The university is located in Menomonie, situated in western Wisconsin, one hour east of Minneapolis-St. Paul on Interstate 94; located in the scenic Chippewa Valley Region with a population base of more than 200,000. Menomonie is a city of 16,000 surrounded by lakes, streams and woodlands. For more information about the UW-Stout community and region visit: https://www.uwstout.edu/about/community.cfm.
Responsibilities: The successful candidate will teach lecture and lab sections of College Chemistry I and/or other chemistry courses depending on expertise and department needs.
Required Qualifications: ABD in chemistry or related field. Demonstrated interest in teaching chemistry at the undergraduate level.
Preferred Qualifications: PhD in chemistry or related field. Record of excellence in teaching undergraduate chemistry courses.
To Apply: Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, unofficial copies of transcripts, and names and contact information for a minimum of three professional references to: SchultzF@uwstout.edu. Screening of applicants will begin April 15, 2016 and will be reviewed until position is filled. For questions regarding this position or recruitment, please contact: Forrest Schultz, Chair, schultzf@uwstout.edu.
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POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AND/OR JOBS
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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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