Department of Chemistry Newsletter for 09/26/2016

bucky UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON
DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY NEWSLETTER
XL - No. 25 September 26th, 2016

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SOME SAD NEWS
bob schmelzer

Bob Schmelzer, who retired from the Department in 1984, died Wednesday at the age of 93. Older faculty and staff will remember Bob as the Student Machine Shop machinist through 1984, an excellent machinist and a patient teacher. Obituary is at: http://host.madison.com/news/local/obituaries/schmelzer-robert-w-bob/art....
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2016 Dates of Finance/Department Meetings
Department/Executive Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 9341 Chemistry

OCTOBER 11 NOVEMBER 8 DECEMBER 13 FEBRUARY 14
MARCH 14 APRIL 11 MAY 9  

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

Oct 5 (Wed) Oct 18 Oct 25 Nov15 Nov 29 (If Needed)
Dec 6 Dec 20 (If Needed) Jan 17 Feb 7 Feb 21
Mar 7 Mar 28 Apr 18 May 2 May 16

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SEMINARS
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Tuesday, September 27th, 2016 - Chemical Biology, Physical Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315. Professor J. Andrew McCammon, University of California - San Diego "Biomolecular Thermodynamics"
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Tuesday, September 27th, 2016 - General Career Services, 5:30 pm, 1610 Engineering Hall. "Intel Info. Session"
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Wednesday, September 28th, 2016 - General Career Services, 11:00 am, Sonata Room   Gordon Dining and Event Center. "Fall Engineering Career Connection"
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Wednesday, September 28th, 2016 - Chemical Biology, Physical Seminar, 2:00 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Professor J. Andrew McCammon, University of California - San Diego "Biomolecular Kinetics"
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Wednesday, September 28th, 2016 - General, Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Prof. John Berry, University of Wisconsin-Madison "Chemistry of Reactive Intermediates: Transition Metal Oxo, Nitrido, and Nitrene Species"
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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 "Carbene Organic Catalysis: Toward New Activation Modes and Rapid Synthesis of Functional Molecules"
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Thursday, September 29th, 2016 - Analytical, Chemical Biology Seminar, 12:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry (Seminar Hall). Professor Ying Ge, UW-Madison Cell & Regen Med Center "Novel Strategies in Top-down Proteomics"
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Thursday, September 29th, 2016 - General Career Services, 1:00 pm, Union South. "Computer Sciences Annual Job Fair"
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Tuesday, October 4th, 2016 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chemistry. Professor David Reichman, Columbia University "Professor David Reichman, Columbia University"
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Tuesday, October 4th, 2016 - Inorganic, Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Chemistry 1315-Seminar Hall. Prof. J.C. Scaiano, University of Ottawa "Click Nanocatalysis, One Molecule at a Time"
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Wednesday, October 5th, 2016 - General Career Services, 10:00 am, Room 1116 Rennebohm Hall. "Calgene Corporation Info. Session"
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Wednesday, October 5th, 2016 - General Career Services, 11:00 am, Rennebohm Hall. "Calgene Corporation On-Campus Recruiting"
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Thursday, October 6th, 2016 - Analytical, Chemical Biology Seminar, 12:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Dr. Melanie Patterson, AbbVie, Inc. "Drug Discovery and Development"
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Friday, October 7th, 2016 - General Career Services, 1:00 pm, TBA. "NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) Workshop"
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Friday, October 7th, 2016 - General Colloquium, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry Building. Wisconsin Initiative for Science Literacy, "A Conversation with Nadia Drake"
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Monday, October 10th, 2016 - General Career Services, 11:30 am, 2121 Rennebohm Hall. "Pfizer's Essential Health R&D Development Program Info. Session"
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Monday, October 10th, 2016 - Materials Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry (Seminar Hall). Prof. James Cahoon, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill "Architectural Nanomaterials: Designing semiconductor morphology so form follows function"
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Tuesday, October 11th, 2016 - General Career Services, 8:30 am, TBA. "Pfizer Essential Health R&D Development Program On-Campus Recruiting"
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Tuesday, October 11th, 2016 - General Conference/Meeting, 1:30 pm, 9341 Chemistry. "Department Meeting"
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Tuesday, October 11th, 2016 - Chemical Biology, Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Chemistry 1315-Seminar Hall. Prof. Jared Lewis, University of Chicago "Engineering Proteins for Selective Catalysis"
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Wednesday, October 12th, 2016 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Mircea Dinca, MIT "Inorganic seminar -TBD"
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Thursday, October 13th, 2016 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry (Seminar Hall). Prof. Christina Remucal, UW-Madison Civil & Environmental Engineering "Analytical Seminar - Title TBD"
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Tuesday, October 18th, 2016 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315. Professor Zahra Fakhraai, University of Pennsylvania "Long-range Correlated Dynamics in Glasses"
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Thursday, October 20th, 2016 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry (Seminar Hall). Prof. Garth Simpson, Purdue University "Analytical Seminar - Title TBD"
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Friday, October 21st, 2016 - Special Event, 8:30 am, Union South. "Chemistry Board of Advisers Meeting"
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Monday, October 24th, 2016 - Materials Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry (Seminar Hall). Dr. Dean DeLongchamp, Nat'l Institute of Standards & Technology "Materials Seminar - title TBD"
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Tuesday, October 25th, 2016 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315. Professor Libai Huang, Purdue University "Ultrafast Nanoscopy of Energy and Charge Transport"
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Wednesday, October 26th, 2016 - Chemical Biology, Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Martha Stipanuk, Cornell University "Chem Bio/Inorganic Seminar"
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Thursday, October 27th, 2016 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 am, Chemistry 1315 Seminar Hall. Professor R. Dan Little, UC Santa Barbara "Organic Seminar"
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THE HERTZ FOUNDATION GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM IS AVAILABLE FOR THE CITIZENS OR PERMANENT RESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA WHO ARE ENROLLED IN APPLIED PHYSICAL, BIOLOGICAL AND ENGINEERING SCIENCES OR MATHEMATICS FIELD OF STUDY.
The Fellowship Deadline is October 28, 2016.
For more information of fellowship, you can also check the given link:
https://www.facebook.com/MyUSAScholarships?fref=ts.
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WISL WOMEN IN SCIENCE PROGRAM
Friday October 7, 2016 - 3:30 pm seminar hall. The Wisconsin Initiative for Science Literacy Women in Science Program is hosting a special conversation session with Dr. Nadia Drake, National Geographic and UW-Madison Science Writer in Residence. A reception will follow in the Shain Atrium.
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RECENT PUBLICATIONS
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Sustainable Nanotechnology: Opportunities and Challenges for Theoretical/Computational Studies.
Cui, Q*; Hernandez, R; Mason, SE; Frauenheim, T; Pedersen, JA; Geiger, F.
JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY B, 120 (30):7297-7306; 10.1021/acs.jpcb.6b03976 AUG 4 2016.
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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
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Bayer Co. Photochemistry is currently experiencing a major surge in  interest throughout the scientific community and we are very interested in the work published by your group. At Bayer we are planning to initiate a research program in photochemistry and are consequently aiming to hire one postdoc located in Monheim (Germany) for two years, starting January 2017. An official job announcement is available on the Bayer website under: https://www.karriere.bayer.de/de/job/Organic-Chemist-as-PostDoc-Photoche.... Due to the short period of time we aim to inform groups specialized in Photochemistry about this upcoming job opportunity. Applications for this position should be made online at: www.career.bayer.de, submitting a cover letter, your CV and references until October 14th, 2016. Reference code 0000176200.
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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS
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The Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at the California Institute of Technology invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor level in the Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering. Exceptionally well-qualified applicants at the tenured level may also be considered. Areas of particular interest include experimental physical chemistry, inorganic chemistry, and biochemistry, although applications in any area of chemistry broadly defined are welcome. Candidates with strong commitments to research and teaching excellence are encouraged to apply. The term of the initial untenured appointment is four years, and the appointment is contingent upon completion of all requirements for a Ph.D. in chemistry, biochemistry, or in a related field. Interested candidates should apply at: https://applications.caltech.edu/job/chemistry. Candidates unable to apply electronically may submit a curriculum vitae, publication list, teaching statement, description of proposed research, and three letters of recommendation to: Chair of the Chemistry Search Committee, M/C 164-30, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91125. Applications should be received by October 15, 2016.
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The Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at the California Institute of Technology invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor level in biochemistry and related areas. Candidates with strong commitments to research and teaching excellence are encouraged to apply. The term of the initial appointment is four years and is contingent upon completion of all requirements for a Ph.D. in biochemistry or closely related fields. Interested candidates should apply at: https://applications.caltech.edu/job/bmb. Candidates unable to apply electronically may submit curriculum vita, publication list, teaching statement, description of proposed research, and three letters of recommendation to: Chair of the Biochemistry Search Committee, Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, M/C 164-30, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91125. Applications should be received by November 1, 2016.
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The Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Cornell University is searching for a tenure-track faculty member at the Assistant Professor level. Outstanding candidates with research and teaching interests in all sub-disciplines of Organic Chemistry (methodology, organometallic, polymer/materials, physical/computational, chemical biology or target oriented synthesis) are encouraged to apply. A Ph.D. degree is required, and postdoctoral experience is preferred. Application materials should be submitted electronically to Academic Jobs Online at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7604. The deadline for submitting applications is October 1, 2016. Please direct questions to chemfacsearch@cornell.edu.
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The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Tennessee (UT) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the field of Theoretical Biophysics. Candidates should have a PhD in Physics or another field closely related to Physics. The candidate is expected to have a strong research record in Theoretical Biophysics and is expected to develop a first-class, externally funded research program, to provide training for graduate students and postdoctoral researchers, and to contribute to the teaching mission of the department at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The preferred expertise of the candidate should be in the broad area of Soft Matter Physics applied to living systems, including but not limited to non-equilibrium statistical mechanics, cellular biomechanics, multi-scale molecular dynamics and Monte Carlo simulations, and polymer physics. A strong interest in interacting with ongoing programs at UT, such as computational physics and theoretical condensed matter physics research, is highly desirable. The appointment is expected to begin August 1, 2017.
Applicants should send a CV, list of publications, a description of research and teaching experience, a proposed research program, and also arrange for at least three letters of reference to be submitted separately. All application materials should be submitted via email to: https://apply.interfolio.com/36843. Only electronic applications will be considered and acceptable file formats are .pdf or .docx. To guarantee consideration please submit all materials by December 1, 2016.
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The Department of Chemistry at the George Washington University invites nominations and applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Chemistry beginning 2017-2018 in Biophysical Chemistry. The search, which is pending final budgetary approval, is open to all areas of biophysical chemistry, especially those with application to cancer research (https://smhs.gwu.edu/katzencancer), nanoscale biomaterials, or bioimaging, and that complements the existing strengths of the Department. The successful candidate is expected to advance the vision of the University and the Department as a leading urban research University and to maintain an active, externally funded research program. A demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching at the graduate and undergraduate level is expected.
Basic Qualifications: Applicants must have a Ph.D. or Doctoral degree in Chemistry or a related field.
Application Procedure: Please complete an online faculty application at: http://www.gwu.jobs/postings/36853 and upload a cover letter, curriculum vita, publication list, and statements of research and teaching interests. Recommendations from at least three references should be sent by the references to chemsearch@gwu.edu. Only complete applications will be considered. Review of applications will begin October 26, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled. Employment offers are contingent on the satisfactory outcome of a standard background screening.
You are invited to call and discuss this opportunity at GW or forward this letter or a copy of our ad to someone you know who may be an appropriate candidate. You may reach the department by e-mail at: chemsearch@gwu.edu or by calling 202-994-6121. We strongly encourage applications from women and people of color. In calling this position to your attention, we are inviting your active participation in sharing this information with prospective applicants by either encouraging an application or sending a nomination to me. Such individuals may currently be in your organization or elsewhere.
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Below are the links to faculty searches in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Pittsburgh. Please note that the searches are broadly defined in the areas of inorganic/materials and organic chemistry. Contact: Kay M. Brummond, Chair and Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Pittsburgh.
Inorganic/Materials: https://facultysearch.as.pitt.edu/apply/index/MTYw.
Organic: https://facultysearch.as.pitt.edu/apply/index/MTYx.
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Emporia State University's Department of Physical Sciences seeks qualified candidates for a tenure-track assistant professor in analytical or environmental chemistry, beginning August 2017.  A PhD in chemistry is required, and successful applicants will show potential for enthusiastic and outstanding teaching and scholarship. Teaching responsibilities will include introductory chemistry, quantitative analysis, instrumental methods, and advanced courses in the candidate's area of expertise.  Research with undergraduate and masters-level students is expected.  Interested applicants should see the detailed description at: http://www.emporia.edu/dotAsset/00505780-1949-44fa-8e8f-598b8182b102.pdf. To apply, send a letter of application, CV, unofficial transcripts, a statement of teaching experience and philosophy, a brief summary of proposed research, and three letters of recommendation to the chair of the search committee: Dr. Diane Nutbrown, Emporia State University, 1 Kellogg Circle, Campus Box 4030, Emporia, KS  66801-5087 or dnutbrow@emporia.edu. Screening will begin Oct. 7 and continue until the position is filled.  An AA/EEO institution, ESU encourages minorities and women to apply.
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The Department of Chemistry at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville invites applications for a tenure-track position in Biochemistry at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin in August 2017. Qualifications: A Ph.D. in chemistry or biochemistry is required. Ph.D.'s in closely related fields will be considered if the applicant has an undergraduate or master's degree in chemistry or biochemistry. One year of teaching experience is required which may be fulfilled by two-semesters of half-time teaching assistantship in graduate school. Qualifications also include commitment to fostering and increasing racial and gender diversity on campus, excellent written and oral communication skills, and experience in mentoring undergraduate research. The successful candidate must demonstrate the ability to effectively teach general chemistry and upper-level lecture and lab courses in biochemistry. Ability to contribute to existing program emphases, and/or instrumental experience is preferred. Department Information: The Chemistry Department is an American Chemical Society Approved Program and has approximately 130 majors. For more information, please see the departmental web page at: https://www.uwplatt.edu/chemistry. To Apply: Please visit http://www.uwplatt.edu/employment-opportunities?job=492291 to find more details about the job and submit applications online. To ensure full consideration applications must be received by October 31, 2016.
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The Department of Chemistry at Texas A&M University invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor in all areas of chemistry, with the following disciplines of particular interest: Energy and Sustainability, Molecular Sensing and Diagnostics, and Synthetic Organic Chemistry and Synthetic Biology in the Service of Human Health. The starting date of the appointment is open. Successful candidates will have an earned Ph.D. degree in Chemistry or a closely related field, and will be expected to establish and maintain a vigorous independent research program and to teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Starting date: August 2017.  Candidates may apply on-line at: Academic Jobs Online: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7591. Alternatively, you may submit a curriculum vitae, a concise description of research plans, a one page teaching statement, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to: Dr. Simon North, Head, Department of Chemistry, P.O. Box 30012, College Station, TX 77842-3012. Review of applications will begin on October 14, 2016 and continue until positions are filled.
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POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AND/OR JOBS
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