Department of Chemistry Newsletter for 08/01/2016

Bucky UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON
DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY NEWSLETTER
XL - No. 20 August 1st, 2016

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BOB HAMERS SELECTED AS ACS FELLOW
Congratulations to Professor Bob Hamers on his selection as ACS Fellow!  This designation recognizes distinguished scientists who have demonstrated outstanding accomplishments in chemistry and important   contributions to the American Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific society. http://cen.acs.org/articles/94/i29/2016-ACS-Fellows.html. Congratulations, Bob!
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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

TBA

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SEMINARS
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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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16 PHD POSITIONS ARE AVAILABLE THROUGH EUROPAH - A NEW MULTI-DISCIPLINARY EUROPEAN TRAINING NETWORK
EUROPAH is a European Training Network (ETN) aimed at studying the "Extensive and Ubiquitous Role of PAHs in the interstellar medium" and has opened a call for PhD students with a deadline of 15th September 2016. The network includes 13 research groups, spread across 10 universities and 3 industrial partners in 6 different countries and will train 16 early stage researchers (PhD students) with starting dates between October 2016 and October 2017. The project details are available at: www.europah.eu. The joint scientific research goal is to understand the role that polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) play in the physics and chemistry of the interstellar medium of galaxies. This will be a highly multidisciplinary network that combines astronomy, molecular physics, molecular spectroscopy, environmental science, quantum chemistry, surface sciences, plasma physics and scientific communication. PAHs are universally ubiquitous and lock-up close to 15% of the elemental carbon in space. They play a key role in maintaining the ionization balance and in the heating of interstellar gas, and are central to the chemical complexity of space and the organic inventory of regions of star and planet formation. On Earth, PAHs are pernicious pollutants affecting the atmosphere and aquatic environments. Understanding PAHs and their multitude of roles in the Universe is thus a key question in both astrophysics and terrestrial chemistry. Candidates must qualify under EU-researcher mobility rules and have a bachelor or masters' degree no more than 4-years old.Check out the project descriptions at: www.europah.eu and then forward a 2-page CV and 1-page cover letter, listing your favoured projects in order of preference, to: recruitment@europah.eu by the deadline: September 15th 2016. Subject to negotiations, EUROPAH will be funded by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie Action.
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2017 ARNOLD O. BECKMAN POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP
The 2017 Arnold O. Beckman Postdoctoral Fellowship is Now OPEN on the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation's online portal, which is accessible through our website: http://www.beckman-foundation.org/programs/beckman-postdoctoral-fellows. Submission deadline has changed to 9/19/16. This is an Open Call, and institutions are not limited in the number of applications submitted. Please note, the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation has added a Terms and Acknowledgement page which must be signed by an authorized signatory at the institution in order for a complete application to be considered. (Anticipate that this will add extra time to your application process.) Please pass along this information to your colleagues, the office of sponsored programs and/or foundation relations at your institution.
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RECENT PUBLICATIONS
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Contributions of Phase, Sulfur Vacancies, and Edges to the Hydrogen Evolution Reaction Catalytic Activity of Porous Molybdenum Disulfide Nanosheets.
Yin, Y; Han, JC; Zhang, YM; Zhang, XH; Xu, P; Yuan, Q; Samad, L; Wang, XJ; Wang, Y; Zhang, ZH; Zhang, P; Cao, XZ; Song, B; Jin, S*.
Journal of the American Chemical Society, 138 (25):7965-7972; 10.1021/jacs.6b03714 JUN 29 2016.
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Glass transition and stable glass formation of tetrachloromethane.
Chua, YZ; Tylinski, M; Tatsumi, S; Ediger, MD*; Schick, C.
JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS, 144 (24):10.1063/1.4954665 JUN 28 2016.
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Low-frequency dynamics of aqueous alkali chloride solutions as probed by terahertz spectroscopy.
Kann, ZR; Skinner, JL*.
JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS, 144 (23):10.1063/1.4953044 JUN 21 2016.
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Evidence for a liquid-liquid critical point in supercooled water within the E3B3 model and a possible interpretation of the kink in the homogeneous nucleation line.
Ni, YC; Skinner, JL*.
JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS, 144 (21):10.1063/1.4952991 JUN 7 2016.
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Microjets and coated wheels: versatile tools for exploring collisions and reactions at gas-liquid interfaces.
Faust, JA; Nathanson, GM*.
CHEMICAL SOCIETY REVIEWS, 45 (13):3609-3620; 10.1039/c6cs00079g JUL 7 2016.
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Met(104) is the CO-replaceable ligand at Fe(II) heme in the CO-sensing transcription factor BxRcoM-1.
Bowman, HE; Dent, MR; Burstyn, JN*.
Journal of Biological Inorganic Chemistry, 21 (4):559-569; 10.1007/s00775-016-1368-5 JUL 2016.
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A General Catalyst for Site-Selective C(sp(3))-H Bond Amination of Activated Secondary over Tertiary Alkyl C(sp(3))-H Bonds.
Scamp, RJ; Jirak, JG; Dolan, NS; Guzei, IA*; Schomaker, JM*.
ORGANIC LETTERS, 18 (12):3014-3017; 10.1021/acs.orglett.6b01392 JUN 17 2016.
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Anharmonic modeling of the conformation-specific IR spectra of ethyl, n-propyl, and n-butylbenzene.
Tabor, DP; Hewett, DM; Bocklitz, S; Korn, JA; Tomaine, AJ; Ghosh, AK; Zwier, TS; Sibert, EL*.
JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS, 144 (22):10.1063/1.4953181 JUN 14 2016.
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HyCCAPP as a tool to characterize promoter DNA-protein interactions in Saccharomyces cerevisiae.
Guillen-Ahlers, H; Rao, PK; Levenstein, ME; Kennedy-Darling, J; Perumalla, DS; Jadhav, AYL; Glenn, JP; Ludwig-Kubinski, A; Drigalenko, E; Montoya, MJ; Goring, HH; Anderson, CD; Scalf, M; Gildersleeve, HIS; Cole, R; Greene, AM; Oduro, AK; Lazarova, K; Cesnik, AJ; Barfknecht, J; Cirillo, LA; Gasch, AP; Shortreed, MR; Smith, LM*; Olivier, M.
GENOMICS, 107 (6):267-273; 10.1016/j.ygeno.2016.05.002 JUN 2016.
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Synthesis and Biological Screening of Silicon-Containing Ibuprofen Derivatives: A Study of Their NF- Inhibitory Activity, Cytotoxicity, and Their Ability to Bind IKK.
Perez, DJ; Zakai, UI; Guo, S; Guzei, IA*; Gomez-Sandoval, Z; Razo-Hernandez, RS; West, R*; Ramos-Organillo, A.
AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF CHEMISTRY, 69 (6):662-671; 10.1071/CH15527 2016.
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Photoelectrochemical Properties and Photostabilities of High Surface Area CuBi2O4 and Ag-Doped CuBi2O4 Photocathodes.
Kang, D; Hill, JC; Park, Y; Choi, KS*.
Chemistry of Materials, Amer Chemical Soc, SN 0897-4756, 1520-5002, JUN 28 2016, VL 28.
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Reverse-absorbance-modulation-optical lithography for optical nanopatterning at low light levels.
Majumder, A; Wan, XW; Masid, F; Pollock, BJ; Andrew, TL*; Soppera, O; Menon, R.
AIP ADVANCES, AMER INST PHYSICS, SN 2158-3226, JUN 2016, VL 6.
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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
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NONE FOR THIS NEWSLETTER
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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS
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Visiting Lecturer in Physical and Analytical Chemistry Labs. Location: Baltimore, MD. The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Maryland Baltimore County invites applications for a one-year visiting, non-tenure track faculty position in physical and analytical chemistry beginning August 2016. Primary teaching responsibilities will include instruction and oversight of advanced chemistry laboratories. The successful candidate will have a strong background in chemical instrumentation and methodologies with a desire to teach at the undergraduate level. Applicants possessing a Ph.D. in chemistry or related field are preferred; qualified candidates with an M.S. degree and relevant experience will be considered.
Applications should include cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation and be sent electronically to: https://apply.interfolio.com/35719.
Applications will enter the review process as soon as they are received and consideration of applications will continue until the position is filled.
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POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AND/OR JOBS
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There is an immediate opening for a postdoctoral associate in chemical catalysis in the Gregg T. Beckham group at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden Colorado The position will focus on the synthesis, testing, and characterization of chemical catalysts for lignin depolymerization. Experience with biomass and lignin is beneficial, but not essential. Experience in various analytical techniques (GC-MS, GPC, and NMR) is highly desired. This position will be an integral part of a multidisciplinary team of chemists, biologists, and engineers conducting research towards improving biological and chemical processes to convert biomass-derived sugars and lignin to fuels and polymer precursors. A demonstrated publication record is essential.
Interested candidates should send a CV and a letter of interest to me at: gregg.beckham@nrel.gov. An official posting will be online within the next several days on the NREL Careers website as well. Gregg T. Beckham, MSCEP, PhD., Senior Engineer, National Bioenergy Center National Renewable Energy Laboratory, 15013 Denver West Parkway, Golden, CO 80401, Phone: (+01) 303-384-7806, www.nrel.gov/gbeckham, http://www.nrel.gov/bioenergy/biological-catalytic-conversion.html.
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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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