Department of Chemistry Newsletter for 08/07/2017

Bucky UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON
DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY NEWSLETTER
XLI - No. 12 August 7th, 2017

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

August September October November December January February March April May
None 12th 10th 14th 12th None 13th 13th 10th 8th

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

August September October November December January February March April May
8th 19th 10th 7th 5th 16th 20th 6th 3rd 1st
None None 17th 21st

19th
if needed

30th 27th None 17th 15th
None None 24th None None None None None None 22nd
if needed

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SEMINARS
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Wednesday, August 9th, 2017 - General Career Services, 9:15 am, 9341. "ACID Seminar Series "
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Monday, August 14th, 2017 - General Career Services, 12:00 am, 1610 Engineering Hall. Paul C. Vosejpka, "The Dow Chemical Company Info. Session"
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Tuesday, August 15th, 2017 - General Career Services, 9:00 am, "The Dow Chemical Company Interviews"
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Sunday, August 20th, 2017 to Thursday, August 24th, 2017 - General Conference/Meeting, 8:00 am, "ACS National Meeting (Washington D.C.)"
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Sunday, August 20th, 2017 - General Special Event, 5:00 pm, 146C. 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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Monday, August 28th, 2017 - General Career Services, 5:30 pm, 9341. Sandra Lee & Tamas Benkovics & Frank Bernardoni, Merck "Merck Information Session"
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Tuesday, August 29th, 2017 - Analytical, Chemical Biology, Organic Career Services, 8:00 am, 1104 & 1108 Chemistry. Sandra Lee & Tamas Benkovics & Frank Bernardoni, Merck "Merck On-Campus Interviews"
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Tuesday, August 29th, 2017 - Analytical, Chemical Biology, Inorganic, Materials, Organic, Physical Career Services, 5:00 pm, 9341. Alicia Phelps & Bill Retsch & Adam Powell & Tim Marsh, PPG "PPG Information Session"
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Wednesday, August 30th, 2017 - Analytical, Chemical Biology, Inorganic, Materials, Organic, Physical Career Services, 8:00 am, 1104 & 1108 Chemistry. Alicia Phelps & Bill Retsch & Adam Powell & Tim Marsh, PPG "PPG On-Campus Interviews"
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Tuesday, September 5th, 2017 - Organic Special Event, 5:00 pm, Garner Park. "Organic Picnic"
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Wednesday, September 6th, 2017 - General Career Services, 6:00 pm, 1315. "3M Info. Session"
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Thursday, September 7th, 2017 - General Career Services, 9:00 am, "3M Interviews"
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Tuesday, September 12th, 2017 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chem. Prof. Nicholas L. Abbbott, UW - Chemical and Biological Engineering "Physical Chemistry Seminar"
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 Tuesday, September 12th, 2017 - Chemical Biology, Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Chemistry Seminar Hall #1315. Prof. Jennifer Prescher, University of California Irvine "Organic/Chemical Biology Seminar "
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Tuesday, September 12th, 2017 - Analytical, Chemical Biology, Inorganic, Materials, Organic, Physical Career Services, 5:30 pm, 1610 Engineering Hall. Paula Benavides, Intel "Intel Information Session"
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Tuesday, September 12th, 2017 - General Career Services, 5:30 pm, "Intel Info. Session "
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Wednesday, September 13th, 2017 - Analytical, Chemical Biology, Inorganic, Materials, Organic, Physical Career Services, 8:00 am, Intel "Intel On-Campus Recruiting"
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Wednesday, September 13th, 2017 - Chemical Biology, Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Kara Bren, University of Rochester "Inorganic Seminar"
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Thursday, September 14th, 2017 to Sunday, September 17th, 2017 - General Special Event, 8:00 am, "CHOPs/PGSEC"
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Thursday, September 14th, 2017 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry (Seminar Hall). Prof. Joel Harris, University of Utah "Analytical seminar - Title TBD"
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Friday, September 15th, 2017 - General Special Event, 9:00 am, Fluno Center. "Chemistry Board of Advisers Meeting"
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Tuesday, September 19th, 2017 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chem. Prof. Anna Krylov, University of Southern California "Physical Chemistry Seminar"
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Tuesday, September 19th, 2017 - General, Physical Seminar, 4:00 pm, 1600 Engineering. Prof. Craig Hawker, University of California Santa Barbara "Kramer Lecture"
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Thursday, September 21st, 2017 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 am, Chemistry #1315. Dr. Alison Campbell, Eli Lilly "Organic Seminar "Design, Development and Scale-Up of a Homogeneous Chan-Lam Coupling""
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Thursday, September 21st, 2017 - Materials Seminar, 12:15 pm, 1315 Seminar Hall. Prof. Ram Seshadri, Univ of California Santa Barbara "Materials Seminar"
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Saturday, September 23rd, 2017 - General Special Event, 12:00 pm, Rennebohm Park. GSFLC, University of Wisconsin Chemistry Department "Snoutout Department Picnic"
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Tuesday, September 26th, 2017 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 am, Chem 1315. Prof. Reid Van Lehn, University of Wisconsin - Madison "Physical Chemistry Seminar"
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Tuesday, September 26th, 2017 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Chemistry #1315. Prof. David Michaelis, Brigham Young University "Organic Seminar"
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Wednesday, September 27th, 2017 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Katerina Hilleke, UW-Madison, Fredrickson Group "Inorganic McElvain seminar -TBD"
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Friday, September 29th, 2017 - Physical Special Event, 5:00 pm, Rennebohm Park. "PChem Picnic"
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RECENT PUBLICATIONS
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Noncovalent Immobilization of Molecular Electrocatalysts for Chemical Synthesis: Efficient Electrochemical Alcohol Oxidation with a Pyrene-TEMPO Conjugate.
Das, A; Stahl, SS*.
Angewandte Chemie-international Edition, 56 (30):8892-8897; 10.1002/anie.201704921 JUL 17 2017.
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Characterization of signal bias at the GLP-1 receptor induced by backbone modification of GLP-1.
Hager, MV; Clydesdale, L; Gellman, SH*; Sexton, PM; Wootten, D.
BIOCHEMICAL PHARMACOLOGY, 136 99-108; 10.1016/j.bcp.2017.03.018 JUL 15 2017.
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Dynamics of supercooled liquid and plastic crystalline ethanol: Dielectric relaxation and AC nanocalorimetry distinguish structural alpha- and Debye relaxation processes.
Chua, YZ; Young-Gonzales, AR; Richert, R; Ediger, MD*; Schick, C.
JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS, 147 (1):10.1063/1.4991006 JUL 7 2017.
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Activated Ion-Electron Transfer Dissociation Enables Comprehensive Top-Down Protein Fragmentation.
Riley, NM; Westphall, MS; Coon, JJ*.
JOURNAL OF PROTEOME RESEARCH, 16 (7):2653-2659; 10.1021/acs.jproteome.7b00249 JUL 2017.
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"New Physical Chemistry Insight" in Experimental Bio-Physical Chemistry.
Bhattacharyya, K; Liu, GY; Zanni, MT*.
JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY B, 121 (27):6455-6455; 10.1021/acs.jpcb.7b05757 JUL 13 2017.
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Diastereoselective Au-Catalyzed Allene Cycloisomerizations to Highly Substituted Cyclopentenes.
Reeves, RD; Phelps, AM; Raimbach, WAT; Schomaker, JM*.
ORGANIC LETTERS, 19 (13):3394-3397; 10.1021/acs.orglett.7b01350 JUL 7 2017.
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Probing the Effects of Gating on the Ion Occupancy of the K+ Channel Selectivity Filter Using Two-Dimensional Infrared Spectroscopy.
Kratochvil, HT; Maj, M; Matulef, K; Annen, AW; Ostmeyer, J; Perozo, E; Roux, B; Valiyaveetil, FI; Zanni, MT*.
Journal of the American Chemical Society, 139 (26):8837-8845; 10.1021/jacs.7b01594 JUL 5 2017.
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Unoccupied surface state induced by ozone and ammonia on H-terminated diamond electrodes for photocatalytic ammonia synthesis.
Boukahil, I; Johnson, PS; Himpsel, FJ; Qiao, RM; Bandy, JA; Hamers, RJ*.
JOURNAL OF VACUUM SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY A, 35 (4):SI 10.1116/1.4980041 JUL-AUG 2017.
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Enantioselective Photochemistry through Lewis Acid Catalyzed Triplet Energy Transfer.
Blum, T; Miller, Z; Bates, D*; Guzei, I*; Yoon, T*.
SYNLETT, 28 (4):A44-A47; APR 2017.
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Iridium-catalyzed highly efficient chemoselective reduction of aldehydes in water using formic acid as the hydrogen source.
Yang, ZH; Zhu, ZP; Luo, RS; Qiu, X; Liu, JT; Yang, JK; Tang, WP*.
GREEN CHEMISTRY, SN 1463-9262, 1463-9270, JUL 21, 2017, VL 19, IS 14.
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Total Syntheses of (+/-)-Rhodonoids C, D, E, F, and G and Ranhuadujuanine B.
Wu, H; Hsung, RP*; Tang, Y.
ORGANIC LETTERS, SN 1523-7060, 1523-7052, JUL 7, 2017, VL 19, IS 13.
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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
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Position Title: Lecturer. Req # 03387. The Department of Chemistry at the University of Chicago invites applications for a non-tenure track appointment for the position of Lecturer that will carry responsibility for coordinating and supervising undergraduate laboratories and for teaching of general chemistry courses in the summer quarter. Applicants must have a PhD in Chemistry. Teaching experience at a college or university is preferred. Applicants must apply on line to the University of Chicago Academic Careers website at: http://tinyurl.com/y9yvlqkj. Applicants must upload a cover letter and a curriculum vitae. In addition, three reference letters are required. Reference letter submission information will be provided during the application process. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. The position is to begin September of 2017 and the length of the initial term will be one year.
The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination at: http://www.uchicago.edu/about/non_discrimination_statement/. Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-0287 or email:
ACOppAdministrator@uchicago.edu with their request. http://tinyurl.com/y9yvlqkj.
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Assistant Director/Assistant Research Scientist- University of Iowa Central NMR Facility, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, USA. The Department of Chemistry at the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences seeks qualified candidates for the position of Assistant Director/Assistant Research Scientist.  The incumbent will assist the Director in the operation, maintenance, user-training and applications support of the spectrometers, accessories and data processing computers of the NMR facility.  Currently, the facility (https://chem.uiowa.edu/university-iowa-central-nmr-facility) houses eight Bruker spectrometers with the frequencies ranging from 300-600 MHz, including a 500 MHz solid state NMR equipment with modern probes.
The primary responsibilities include:
     •    Day-to-day operations of the facility-cryogen fills, check field homogeneity and shimming, resolve
          minor technical issues (e.g. NMR software, tuning/matching probes, web-reservation systems, NMR
          website), working with users to setup and run solid state NMR experiments, occasional solution
          NMR spectral service for external customers.
         •    Maintenance- power down/power up instrumentation, check console fans and filters, probe
          changes, verification of pulse lengths, signal-to-noise ratio and magnetic field homogeneity, assist in
          troubleshooting and repairing problems with instrumentation.
     •    User training- coordinate and train users on the operation of low-field solution and solid state NMR
          spectrometers, train teaching assistants on auto-sampler, add users on web reservation systems.
     •    Application and analysis support-development of NMR applications and protocols, parameters
          optimization, small molecule structure analysis; opportunities exist for collaborative research,
          teaching and attending NMR conferences;
     •    Administrative- check user compliance of policies and taking corrective measures, maintain NMR
          website and web reservation systems, monthly user-fee accounting, NMR-related outreach activities
          (e.g. tour prospective graduate students); monthly data archival.
Required qualifications:
     •    Academic knowledge of a discipline plus the ability to translate, adapt and apply the knowledge that
          is generally associated with a Ph.D. degree or equivalent professional degree.
     •    3 or more years of progressively responsible experience in NMR spectroscopy and the conduct of
          engineering, physical or chemical science research.
     •    Experience with windows and unix operating systems.
     •    1-2 years of Post-Doctoral experience in NMR-related research in one or more fields of Chemistry or other         related disciplines.
     •    Experience in solid state NMR spectroscopy demonstrated with publications and or training.
     •    Experience with NMR hardware and software; theoretical and experimental NMR spectroscopy
          experience.
Desirable qualifications:
     •    Experience with web site development and maintenance.
     •    Hands-on experience with electronics instruments (e.g. voltmeter, oscilloscope).
     •    Knowledge of customer service concepts and techniques; ability to meet or exceed customer needs
          and expectations and provide excellent service in a professional manner.
     •    Ability to work with a variety of individuals and groups in a constructive and civil manner while
          appreciating the unique contribution of individuals.
Review job details and apply at: http://jobs.uiowa.edu, reference requisition #71389.
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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS
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The University of Oregon has an opening for a tenure-track faculty in experimental physical chemistry. The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry invites applications for a tenure-related position in experimental physical chemistry to begin Fall 2018 or later at the anticipated rank of Assistant Professor. A PhD is required and postdoctoral experience is preferred.
We seek individuals studying problems of fundamental importance to experimental physical chemistry, which may also be applied uniquely to advance related chemical disciplines. We are especially interested in scholars who will enhance the department's existing strengths in biophysical chemistry, materials related physical chemistry, spectroscopy, statistical mechanics and quantum chemistry. The potential for establishing a vigorous independent research program in experimental physical chemistry and active participation and excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels will be the most important criteria for selection. In addition to membership in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to pursue research in a variety of interdisciplinary institutes (see https://chemistry.uoregon.edu/research/institutes/).
We particularly welcome applications from scholars from populations that are historically underrepresented in the academy, and/or who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds.
To ensure full consideration, candidates should submit application materials by October 3, 2017 and upload a curriculum vitae, a statement of research plans (maximum 10 pages), and a brief statement of teaching philosophy or interests (1-2 pages). Candidates should also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted directly by recommenders via the AcademicJobsOnline portal. The position will remain open until filled.
The job announcement can be found at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9374.
The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status.
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Assistant Professor Robert C. Spitale, Ph.D., University of California, Irvine, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Department of Chemistry is writing to let you know that The Department of Chemistry of the University of California, Irvine invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in chemical biology or bioorganic chemistry.
Please apply through the following job posting: https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF04175.
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POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AND/OR JOBS
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