Department of Chemistry Newsletter for 10/17/2016

bucky UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON
DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY NEWSLETTER
XL - No. 28 October 17th, 2016

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2016 Dates of Finance/Department Meetings
Department/Executive Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 9341 Chemistry

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

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

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, 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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Wednesday, October 19th, 2016 - General Special Event, 8:30 am, 9341 Chemistry Building. Prof. Judith Burstyn / Dr. Rob McClain / Dr. Mary Engler, Department of Chemistry, MilliporeSigma "Chemistry Conversations: My Career Choices"
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Thursday, October 20th, 2016 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry (Seminar Hall). Prof. Garth Simpson, Purdue University "Nonlinear optics off the laser table: Transitioning fundamental studies of chirality to benchtop tools for structural biology and pharmaceutical analysis"
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Friday, October 21st, 2016 - Special Event, 8:30 am, Union South. "Chemistry Board of Advisers Meeting"
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Friday, October 21st, 2016 - General Career Services, 9:30 am, 9341. Prof. Ryan Van Hoveln, Department of Chemistry and Physics Indiana State University "Coffee, Communication, and Careers: Alumni Seminar"
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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 and Measurements for Printed and Flexible Electronics"
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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. Daniel Little, UC Santa Barbara "Organic Seminar "Having Fun with Reactive Intermediates""
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Thursday, October 27th, 2016 - Materials Seminar, 12:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Dr. John Turner, National Renewable Energy Lab "Semiconductor Systems and Catalysis for Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting"
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Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016 - Chemical Biology, Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Vincent Pecoraro, University of Michigan "Inorganic/Chem Bio - TBD"
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Thursday, November 3rd, 2016 - General, Analytical Seminar, 12:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry (Seminar Hall). Dr. Jenifer Smith, Director of Department of Forensic Science in Washington DC "Analytical McElvain Seminar by Director of Dept. of Forensic Sciences in DC"
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Thursday, November 3rd, 2016 - General Career Services, 5:00 pm, 9341. "AbbVie Info Session for BS Chemists"
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Friday, November 4th, 2016 - General Career Services, 8:00 am, 1104 & 1108 Chemistry. "AbbVie Interviews for BS Chemists"
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Monday, November 7th, 2016 - General, Materials Special Event, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry (Seminar Hall). Prof. Ib Chorkendorff, Technical University of Denmark "Meloche Seminar: Water splitting and the making of renewable chemicals"
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Tuesday, November 8th, 2016 - Materials, Physical Special Event, 11:00 am, 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Ib Chorkendorff, Dept. of Physics, Technical University of Denmark "Meloche PChem Seminar: From surface science to nanoparticles - a rational design of heterogeneous and electro-catalysts"
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Tuesday, November 8th, 2016 - General Conference/Meeting, 1:30 pm, 9341 Chemistry. "Department Meeting"
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Wednesday, November 9th, 2016 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Walter Weare, North Carolina State University "Inorganic seminar - tbd"
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Tuesday, November 15th, 2016 - General Career Services, 8:30 am, TBA. "Coffee, Communication, and Careers: Being Heard and How to Advocate for Yourself"
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Friday, November 18th, 2016 - General Special Event, 3:30 pm, Chem 9341. Luis Pinero and David Blom, UW Madison Office of Equity and Diversity "Creating an Inclusive Educational Environment"
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Saturday, December 3rd, 2016 - General Special Event, 1:00 pm, Wisconsin Initiative for Science Literacy, "Once Upon a Christmas Cheery in the Lab of Shakhashiri"
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Friday, December 9th, 2016 - General Career Services, 9:00 am, TBA. "Coffee, Communication, and Careers: Non-Verbal Communications"
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Tuesday, December 13th, 2016 - General Conference/Meeting, 1:30 pm, 9341 Chemistry. "Department Meeting"
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Wednesday, December 14th, 2016 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Chemistry 1315 Seminar Hall. "Organic Seminar"
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science is fun
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RECENT PUBLICATIONS
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Antifungal activity of a beta-peptide in synthetic urine media: Toward materials-based approaches to reducing catheter-associated urinary tract fungal infections.
Raman, N; Lee, MR; Lopez, ADR; Palecek, SP; Lynn, DM*.
ACTA BIOMATERIALIA, 43 240-250; 10.1016/j.actbio.2016.07.016 OCT 1 2016.
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Screening in crystalline liquids protects energetic carriers in hybrid perovskites.
Zhu, HM; Miyata, K; Fu, YP; Wang, J; Joshi, PP; Niesner, D; Williams, KW; Jin, S*; Zhu, XY.
SCIENCE, 353 (6306):1409-1413; 10.1126/science.aaf9570 SEP 23 2016.
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1,3-Dipolar Cycloaddition with Diazo Groups: Noncovalent Interactions Overwhelm Strain.
Gold, B; Aronoff, MR; Raines, RT*.
ORGANIC LETTERS, 18 (18):4466-4469; 10.1021/acs.orglett.6b01938 SEP 16 2016.
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Substrate and Transition State Binding in Alkaline Phosphatase Analyzed by Computation of Oxygen Isotope Effects.
Roston, D; Cui, Q*.
Journal of the American Chemical Society, 138 (36):11946-11957; 10.1021/jacs.6b07347 SEP 14 2016.
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Degradable Amine-Reactive Coatings Fabricated by the Covalent Layer-by-Layer Assembly of Poly(2-vinyl-4,4-dimethylazlactone) with Degradable Polyamine Building Blocks.
Zayas-Gonzalez, YM; Lynn, DM*.
BIOMACROMOLECULES, 17 (9):3067-3075; 10.1021/acs.biomac.6b00975 SEP 2016.
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Subunit-Specific Labeling of Ubiquitin Chains by Using Sortase: Insights into the Selectivity of Deubiquitinases.
Crowe, SO; Pham, GH; Ziegler, JC; Deol, KK; Guenette, RG; Ge, Y; Strieter, ER*.
CHEMBIOCHEM, 17 (16):1525-1531; 10.1002/cbic.201600276 AUG 17 2016.
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QM/MM Analysis of Transition States and Transition State Analogues in Metalloenzymes.
Roston, D; Cui, Q*.
Computational Approaches for Studying Enzyme Mechanism, PT A, 577 213-250; 10.1016/bs.mie.2016.05.016 2016.
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Putting ScTGa5 (T = Fe, Co, Ni) on the Map: How Electron Counts and Chemical Pressure Shape the Stability Range of the HoCoGa5 Type.
Engelkemier, J; Green, LM; McDougald, RN; McCandless, GT; Chan, JY; Fredrickson, DC*.
Crystal Growth & Design, Amer Chemical Soc, SN 1528-7483, 1528-7505, SEP 2016, VL 16.
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Probing Heterogeneity and Bonding at Silica Surfaces through Single-Molecule Investigation of Base-Mediated Linkage Failure.
Lupo, KM; Hinton, DA; Ng, JD; Padilla, NA; Goldsmith, RH*.
LANGMUIR, AMER CHEMICAL SOC, SN 0743-7463, SEP 2016, VL 32.
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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
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Lecturer in Chemistry - 12341. Chemistry. The Department of Chemistry seeks a non-tenure track Faculty position at UW-Whitewater for an instructor to teach organic and general chemistry courses commencing spring semester 2017, with a start date of 01/08/2017.
Job Details: The position will primarily involve teaching and course development in organic chemistry lecture and labs and general chemistry lecture/lab courses, as well as assist in the general maintenance of instruments as part of a team. The ability to collaboratively work with a diverse faculty, staff, and student body with a commitment to inclusion is required as a staff member at UW-W.  The initial appointment is for one semester with potential to renew for the 2017-18 academic year and beyond.
Qualifications: Ph.D. or ABD in Chemistry, with expertise in organic chemistry or closely related field is desired. Successful candidates will demonstrate potential for teaching excellence at the undergraduate level and evidence of teaching scholarship.
To Ensure Consideration: Applications received by November 3, 2016 are ensured full consideration. Applications received after that date may be given consideration at the discretion of the search committee. Application materials will be evaluated and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process. If you have questions regarding this recruitment, or if you are not able to complete the application online due to a disability or system problem, please contact us at 262-472-1024 or hrstudent@uww.edu. For questions regarding the position please contact: Dr. Hephzibah Kumpaty, Chair of Search & Screen Committee, Department of Chemistry, kumpatyh@uww.edu.
To  Apply: Only Complete Application Packages Will Be Considered.  A complete application includes online submission of the following documents - The following application materials should be submitted electronically as one PDF file* as noted below:
     •    Letter of application
     •    Comprehensive curriculum vitae including descriptions of relevant professional experiences;
     •    Statement of teaching philosophy (limited to one page);
     •    Copies of transcripts (transcript photocopies are acceptable for initial application);
And: Arrange to send two (2) current and confidential letters of reference separately to chemsearch@uww.edu. The job ID is: 12341.
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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS
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Northern Illinois University. Assistant/Associate Professor in Chemistry & Biochemistry (Position #6152 & #6464). College/Division: College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Department: Chemistry & Biochemistry Contact: Prof. Elizabeth Gaillard I CHEMSearch@niu.edu.
Responsibilities: As part of a multi-year hiring plan, the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Northern Illinois University anticipates hiring two tenure-track faculty members for the 2017-18 academic year. Hiring is intended at the rank of assistant professor, but consideration may be given to appointment at the rank of associate professor. Applications in any sub-discipline of chemistry are encouraged and the ability to teach analytical chemistry is preferred.
Required Skills: All applicants must have a PhD or equivalent degree and postdoctoral experience is preferred. Junior applicants should have the potential to develop and senior applicants should have: (1) a nationally/internationally recognized, externally funded research program, (2) proficiency teaching and mentoring students from a range of cultural backgrounds, and (3) experience serving a collegial, student-centered department.
Materials: Preference will be given to applicants able to work effectively in a multicultural team and to develop synergies with Argonne National Laboratory and/or regional industry. Candidates should provide a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a description of research plans including start-up requests, a teaching philosophy, and the names and contact information for three references to the chair of the search committee (Prof. Elizabeth Gaillard, CHEMSearch niu.edu). Application review begins on October 31, 2016 and will continue until the positions are filled.
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The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at San Diego State University announces a tenure-track position in Analytical Chemistry at the assistant professor level with the appointment beginning Fall 2017. Applicants with expertise in mass spectrometry, and research interests that complement existing strengths within the department are especially encouraged to apply. A Ph.D. degree in a relevant field is required and postdoctoral experience is preferred. The successful candidate is expected to develop a robust research program and teach analytical chemistry courses, and mentor undergraduate and graduate (M.S. and Ph.D.) students. External funding and independent scientific productivity are expected.  http://www.chemistry.sdsu.edu/
Applicants should apply via Interfolio.  Review of applications will begin October 21, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled. The person holding this position is considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment. A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU.  Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
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=38038. 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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POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AND/OR JOBS
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NONE FOR THIS NEWSLETTER
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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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