University of Wisconsin-Madison Chemistry Newsletter for 3/21/2011

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XXXV - No. 10 March 21st, 2011

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Marty Zanni Receives the 2011 Raymond and Beverly Sackler Prize in the Physical Sciences
Professor Marty Zanni will receive the 2011 Raymond and Beverly Sackler Prize in the Physical Sciences! "For his seminal contribution to the field of ultrafast spectroscopy and the applications to quantum coherent energy transfer and exciton dynamics in biophysics and materials science through the development of multi-dimensional electronic spectroscopy." He will receive the prize in May in Tel Aviv. Congratulations AGAIN, Marty!
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Outstanding Chemistry TA Awards Winners
It gives us great pleasure to announce that the TA Awards Committee met recently and selected 8 students to receive the Outstanding Chemistry TA Awards for 2009-2010.  Chemistry has very many fine TAs, and the selection of award recipients is always difficult; the awards are based on input from faculty, lecturers, lab directors, and student evaluations.  Please join me in congratulating the following students: Mary Beth Anzovino, Josh Carr, Helen Dauer, Brian Esselman, Tyler Greer, Aaron McCoy, Eleanor Rolfe and Adam Schmitt.
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Daan Frenkel Wins Joseph Hirschfelder Prize
We are delighted to announce that Daan Frenkel, Professor of Chemistry at Cambridge University (UK), is the winner of the 2011-12 Joseph O. Hirschfelder Prize in Theoretical Chemistry.  Professor Frenkel is well known for his pioneering theory and development of simulation methods, with applications to crystal nucleation, phase diagrams, and other problems.  Professor Frenkel will visit the department during October 3-5, 2011, and will deliver three Hirschfelder Lectures during that period.
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Annual Spring Graduate Poster Session
Date:  Friday, April 22, 2011.
Time: 4-6 P.M.
Location: The Forum, Town Center, Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery [''WID"]
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2011 Dates of Finance/Department Meetings
Department/Executive Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 9341 Chemistry

May 3rd, 2011 April 12th, 2011 March 22nd, 2011

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

April 5th, 2011 April 19th, 2011 May 10th, 2011

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SEMINARS
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Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Suzanne Blum, University of California, Irvine.
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Thursday, March 24th, 2011 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Younan Xia, Washington University, St. Louis.
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Thursday, March 24th, 2011 - Genomics Seminar Series, 1:30 p.m., Biotechnology Center Auditorium, Room 1111. Gary Stormo, Ph.D., Washington University in St. Louis. "Specificity of Protein-DNA Interactions: Experimental and Computational Approaches"
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Thursday, March 24th, 2011 - Materials Sciences Seminar, 4:00 p.m., Room 265 of the Materials Science and Engineering Building located at 1509 University Avenue. Mark M. Opeka, PhD, Naval Surface Warfare Center, West Bethesda, MD. "High Temperature Materials Selection and Research for Hypersonic Vehicles and Missiles"
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Thursday, March 31st, 2011 - Analytical/Materials Sciences Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Sarah Trimpin, Wayne State University.
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Friday, April 1st, 2011 - Chemistry Department Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Department. Dr. K.V. Reddy, Founder and President of Printel, Inc.
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Tuesday, April 5th, 2011 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Philip Cole, Johns-Hopkins University.
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Tuesday, April 5th, 2011 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Giulia A. Galli, University of California, Davis.
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Thursday, April 7th, 2011 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Ryan Bailey, The University of Illinois, UC.
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Monday, April 11th, 2011 - Ferry Lectures, 2:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor David Tirrell, California Institute of Technology.
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Tuesday, April 12th, 2011 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Ephraim Woods III, Colgate University.
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Thursday, April 13th, 2011 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Vince Rotello, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
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Thursday, April 13th, 2011 - Materials Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Vince Rotello, University of Massachusetts -Amherst.
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Thursday, April 14th, 2011 - Organic Seminar - Abbott Lecture, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building.  Professor Barry Sharpless, The Scripps Research Institute.
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Friday, April 15th, 2011 - Chemistry Department Shain Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Department. Barry Sharpless, The Scripps Research Institute.
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Tuesday, April 19th, 2011 - Organic McElvain Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building.  Dr. John Tallarico, Novartis.
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Tuesday, April 19th, 2011 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Daniel P. Raleigh, SUNY Stony Brook.
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Wednesday, April 20th, 2011 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Geoff Coates, Cornell University.
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Thursday, April 21st, 2011 - Analytical/Materials Sciences Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Kyoung-Shin Choi, Purdue University.
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Monday, April 25th, 2011 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Hirschmann Lectures - Professor Donald Hilvert, ETH Honggerberg.
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Tuesday, April 26th, 2011 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Srikanth Sastry, Center for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore, India.
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Tuesday, April 26th, 2011 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Hirschmann Lectures - Professor Donald Hilvert, ETH Honggerberg.
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Wednesday, April 27th, 2011 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Gerald Meyer, Johns Hopkins University.
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Thursday, April 28th, 2011 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Mildred Dresselhaus, MIT.
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Monday, May 2nd, 2011 - Inorganic McElvain Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Phil Powers, University of California, Davis.
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Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Malika Jeffries-El, Iowa State University.
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Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Mark S. Gordon, Iowa State University.
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Wednesday, May 4th, 2011 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Amy Palmer, University of Colorado, Boulder.
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Thursday, May 5th, 2011 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Kim Prather, Scripps Institution of Oceanography.
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Tuesday, May 9th, 2011 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Kian Tan, Boston University.
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Wednesday, May 11th, 2011 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Alan Balch, University of California, Davis.
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RECENT PUBLICATIONS
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Radical-mediated enzymatic carbon chain fragmentation-recombination.
Zhang, Q; Li, YX; Chen, DD; Yu, Y; Duan, LA; Shen, B*; Liu, W.
NATURE CHEMICAL BIOLOGY 7 (3): 154-160 MAR 2011
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Naturally Occurring Human Urinary Peptides for Use in Diagnosis of Chronic Kidney Disease.
Good, DM; Zurbig, P; Argiles, A; Bauer, HW; Behrens, G; Coon, JJ*; Dakna, M; Decramer, S; Delles, C; Dominiczak, AF; Ehrich, JHH; Eitner, F; Fliser, D; Frommberger, M; Ganser, A; Girolami, MA; Golovko, I; Gwinner, W; Haubitz, M; Herget-Rosenthal, S; Jankowski, J; Jahn, H; Jerums, G; Julian, BA; Kellmann, M; Kliem, V; Kolch, W; Krolewski, AS; Luppi, M; Massy, Z; Melter, M; Neususs, C; Novak, J; Peter, K; Rossing, K; Rupprecht, H; Schanstra, JP; Schiffer, E; Stolzenburg, JU; Tarnow, L; Theodorescu, D; Thongboonkerd, V; Vanholder, R; Weissinger, EM; Mischak, H; Schmitt-Kopplin, P.
MOLECULAR & CELLULAR PROTEOMICS 9 (11): 2424-2437 NOV 2010.
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Molecular-Scale Structure of a Nitrobenzene Monolayer on Si(001).
Peng, GW; Seo, S; Ruther, RE; Hamers, RJ*; Mavrikakis, M; Evans, PG.
JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY C 115 (7): 3011-3017 FEB 24 2011.
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Functional and structural analyses of N-acylsulfonamide-linked dinucleoside inhibitors of RNase A.
Thiyagarajan, N; Smith, BD; Raines, RT*; Acharya, KR.
FEBS JOURNAL 278 (3): 541-549 FEB 2011.
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Shape control and density multiplication of cylinder-forming ternary block copolymer-homopolymer blend thin films on chemical patterns.
Kang, HM; Detcheverry, F; Stuen, KO; Craig, GSW; de Pablo, JJ; Gopalan, P*; Nealey, PF.
JOURNAL OF VACUUM SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY B 28 (6): C6B24-C6B29 NOV 2010.
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Integration of block copolymer directed assembly with 193 immersion lithography.
Liu, CC; Nealey, PF; Raub, AK; Hakeem, PJ; Brueck, SRJ; Han, E; Gopalan, P*.
JOURNAL OF VACUUM SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY B 28 (6): C6B30-C6B34 NOV 2010.
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Nanofabrication of surface-enhanced Raman scattering device by an integrated block-copolymer and nanoimprint lithography method.
Yang, EL; Liu, CC; Yang, CYP; Steinhaus, CA; Nealey, PF; Skinner, JL*.
JOURNAL OF VACUUM SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY B 28 (6): C6M93-C6M97 NOV 2010.
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Characterization and Diagnostic Value of Amino Acid Side Chain Neutral Losses Following Electron-Transfer Dissociation.
Xia, Q; Lee, M. V; Rose, CM.; Marsh, AJ.; Hubler, SL.; Wenger, CD.; Coon, J J*.
JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR MASS SPECTROMETRY 22 (2): 255-264 FEB 2011.
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[3+2] Cycloadditions of Aryl Cyclopropyl Ketones by Visible Light Photocatalysis.
Lu, Z; Shen, MH; Yoon, TP*.
JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 133 (5): 1162-1164 FEB 9 2011.
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Hyperfine-Shifted C-13 Resonance Assignments in an Iron-Sulfur Protein with Quantum Chemical Verification: Aliphatic C-H center dot center dot center dot S 3-Center-4-Electron Interactions.
Westler, WM; Lin, IJ; Perczel, A; Weinhold, F*; Markley, JL.
JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 133 (5): 1310-1316 FEB 9 2011.
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Cobalt-Mediated Radical Polymerization Routes to Poly(vinyl ester) Block Copolymers.
Bunck, DN; Sorenson, GP; Mahanthappa, MK*.
JOURNAL OF POLYMER SCIENCE PART A-POLYMER CHEMISTRY 49 (1): 242-249 JAN 1 2011.
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Anisotropic Structure and Transformation Kinetics of Vapor-Deposited Indomethacin Glasses.
Dawson, KJ; Zhu, L; Yu, LA; Ediger, MD*.
JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY B 115 (3): 455-463 JAN 27 2011.
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Mechanistic Studies of Wacker-Type Intramolecular Aerobic Oxidative Amination of Alkenes Catalyzed by Pd(OAc)(2)/Pyridine.
Ye, XA; Liu, GS; Popp, BV; Stahl, SS*.
JOURNAL OF ORGANIC CHEMISTRY 76 (4): 1031-1044 FEB 18 2011.
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Characterization of pH-induced changes in the morphology of polyelectrolyte multilayers assembled from poly(allylamine) and low molecular weight poly(acrylic acid).
Sun, B; Flessner, RM; Saurer, EM; Jewell, CM; Fredin, NJ; Lynn, DM*.
JOURNAL OF COLLOID AND INTERFACE SCIENCE 355 (2): 431-441 MAR 15 2011.
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Temperature-ramping measurement of dye reorientation to probe molecular motion in polymer glasses.
Paeng, K; Lee, HN; Swallen, SF; Ediger, MD*.
JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS 134 (2): Art. No. 024901 JAN 14 2011.
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Special issue of The Journal of Antibiotics dedicated to the late Professor C Richard Hutchinson.
Shen, B*; Ikeda, H.
JOURNAL OF ANTIBIOTICS 64 (1): 3-5 JAN 2011.
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Bafilomycins produced by an endophytic actinomycete Streptomyces sp YIM56209.
Yu, ZG; Zhao, LX; Jiang, CL; Duan, YW; Wong, L; Carver, KC; Schuler, LA; Shen, B*.
JOURNAL OF ANTIBIOTICS 64 (1): 159-162 JAN 2011.
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Cycloheximide and congeners as inhibitors of eukaryotic protein synthesis from endophytic actinomycetes Streptomyces sps. YIM56132 and YIM56141.
Huang, SX; Yu, ZG; Robert, F; Zhao, LX; Jiang, Y; Duan, YW; Pelletier, J; Shen, B*.
JOURNAL OF ANTIBIOTICS 64 (1): 163-166 JAN 2011.
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Elucidating the Crystal Face- and Hydration-Dependent Catalytic Activity of Hydrotalcites in Biodiesel Production.
Yu, KA; Schmidt, JR*.
JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY C 115 (5): 1887-1898 FEB 10 2011.
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SHP2 Is a Target of the Immunosuppressant Tautomycetin.
Liu, SJ; Yu, ZH; Yu, XA; Huang, SX; Luo, YG; Wu, L; Shen, WH; Yang, ZY; Wang, LN; Gunawan, AM; Chan, RJ; Shen, B*; Zhang, ZY.
CHEMISTRY & BIOLOGY 18 (1): 101-110 JAN 28 2011.
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Synthesis and utility of fluorogenic acetoxymethyl ethers.
Lavis, LD; Chao, TY; Raines, RT*.
CHEMICAL SCIENCE 2 (3): 521-530 2011.
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Photochemistry of matrix-isolated 5-cyano-2H-pyran-2-one (delta-cyano-alpha-pyrone) and cyanocyclobuta-1,3-diene.
Menke, JL; McMahon, RJ*.
CANADIAN JOURNAL OF CHEMISTRY-REVUE CANADIENNE DE CHIMIE 89 (2): 186-194 FEB 2011.
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Protein Diffusion in the Periplasm of E-coli under Osmotic Stress.
Sochacki, KA; Shkel, IA; Record, MT*; Weisshaar, JC*.
BIOPHYSICAL JOURNAL 100 (1): 22-31 JAN 5 2011.
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Disruption and Formation of Surface Salt Bridges Are Coupled to DNA Binding by the Integration Host Factor: A Computational Analysis.
Ma, L; Sundlass, NK; Raines, RT*; Cui, Q*.
BIOCHEMISTRY 50 (2): 266-275 JAN 18 2011.
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COMPASS: A suite of pre- and post-search proteomics software tools for OMSSA.
Wenger, CD; Phanstiel, DH; Lee, MV; Bailey, DJ; Coon, JJ*.
PROTEOMICS 11 (6): 1064-1074 Sp. Iss. SI MAR 2011.
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Quantitative Proteomic Analysis of Prion Infected Mouse Plasma.
Herbst, A; Wei, X; Ma, D; Li, LJ*; Aiken, J.
PRION 4 (3): 218-218 JUL-SEP 2010.
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Sirt3 Promotes the Urea Cycle and Fatty Acid Oxidation during Dietary Restriction.
Hallows, WC; Yu, W; Smith, BC; Devires, MK; Ellinger, JJ; Someya, S; Shortreed, MR; Prolla, T; Markley, JL; Smith, LM*; Zhao, SM; Guan, KL; Denu, JM*.
MOLECULAR CELL 41 (2): 139-149 JAN 21 2011.
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Sirt3 Promotes the Urea Cycle and Fatty Acid Oxidation during Dietary Restriction (vol 41, pg 139, 2011).
Hallows, WC; Yu, W; Smith, BC; Devries, MK; Ellinger, JJ; Someya, S; Shortreed, MR; Prolla, T; Markley, JL; Smith, LM*; Zhao, SM; Guan, KL; Denu, JM*.
MOLECULAR CELL 41 (4): 493-493 FEB 18 2011.
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Infrared and Raman line shapes for ice Ih. II. H2O and D2O.
Li, F; Skinner, JL*.
JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS 133 (24): Art. No. 244504 DEC 28 2010.
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High-Resolution Conformation and Backbone Dynamics of a Soluble Aggregate of Apomyoglobin(119).
Rajagopalan, S; Kurt, N; Cavagnero, S*.
BIOPHYSICAL JOURNAL 100 (3): 747-755 FEB 2 2011.
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Shape control and density multiplication of cylinder-forming ternary block copolymer-homopolymer blend thin films on chemical patterns.
Kang, HM; Detcheverry, F; Stuen, KO; Craig, GSW; de Pablo, JJ; Gopalan, P*; Nealey, PF.
JOURNAL OF VACUUM SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY B 28 (6): C6B24-C6B29 NOV 2010.
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Integration of block copolymer directed assembly with 193 immersion lithography.
Liu, CC; Nealey, PF; Raub, AK; Hakeem, PJ; Brueck, SRJ; Han, E; Gopalan, P*.
JOURNAL OF VACUUM SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY B 28 (6): C6B30-C6B34 NOV 2010.
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Nanofabrication of surface-enhanced Raman scattering device by an integrated block-copolymer and nanoimprint lithography method.
Yang, EL; Liu, CC; Yang, CYP; Steinhaus, CA; Nealey, PF; Skinner, JL*.
JOURNAL OF VACUUM SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY B 28 (6): C6M93-C6M97 NOV 2010.
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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
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Amgen. Chemistry Research & Discovery. Title: Scientist. Department: Peptide Research & Discovery, Thousand Oaks, California. Req#: 8424BR. Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN), a biotechnology pioneer, discovers, develops and delivers innovative human therapeutics. Our medicines have helped millions of patients in the fight against cancer, kidney disease, rheumatoid arthritis and other serious illnesses. With a deep and broad pipeline of potential new medicines, we continue to advance science to serve patients. Part of Amgen's Peptide Research & Discovery group, with responsibilities including (but not limited to) conducting laboratory experiments; designing and implementing scientific research; synthesis of complex peptide-based compounds using solution and solid phase chemistry, planning detailed procedures for defined projects including timelines, milestones, methodological approaches, expected results and necessary resources; reviewing, analyzing, and interpreting scientific data and results; providing regular updates, documentation, and/or communication on project results; collaborating with other scientists and keeping current with field of expertise, including literature and technology development. Additional responsibilities may include advising supervisors and colleagues in areas of expertise; participating in national and international scientific meetings; providing scientific results that support the generation of publications, patents, or regulatory submissions and supervising research associates and laboratory assistants. Basic Requirements: Doctorate degree OR Master's degree and 3 years of directly related experience OR Bachelor's degree and 5 years of directly related experience OR Associate's degree and 10 years of directly related experience OR High school diploma / GED and 12 years of directly related experience. Preferred Qualifications: PhD in Chemistry specializing in peptide or organic synthesis. Proven track record of academic accomplishments (i.e., peer-reviewed publications and/or patents). Demonstration of good lab practices, including particular attention to safety. Clear understanding of structural determination using NMR and Mass Spectral techniques as well as knowledge of related purification methods. Understanding of biological and pharmaceutical principles and a working knowledge of the use of structure-based or other computer-aided drug design tools. Knowledge of the application of parallel synthesis techniques to peptide chemistry, and peptide related analytical, purification, conjugation, and automation techniques. Excellent communication skills (both written and oral). To Apply: As an EEO/AA M/F/V/D employer, Amgen values and encourages diversity in the workplace. When you arrive at: http://www.amgen.com/careers, please click on "Job Search" and then click on "Click Here to Search for Jobs". When the job search window appears, enter 8424BR in the "Search for" text box and then click on "Start Search" When the position appears, select it, click on the "Apply" button and complete your application for the position.
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Ph.D. Chemist - Catalysis Group. ExxonMobil Chemical has an opening for a chemist in the Organometallic Catalysis department located at our research facilities in the Houston Texas area. This is our industry leading polymerization catalysis group which now also includes non polymerization chemistry. The successful candidate will join an enthusiastic group of scientists responsible for the discovery, development, and commercialization of "single site" catalyst technology applied to the chemical industry. Experience in High Throughput Experimentation, collaborative work environments, and synthesis is beneficial, but strong technical skills and motivation are the primary considerations. Requirements of the position are: Ph.D. in chemistry; Excellent written and oral communication skills; Collaborative teamwork abilities. ExxonMobil Chemical offers an excellent working environment and a very competitive compensation and benefits package.  US citizenship or permanent right to work is beneficial, but not required for consideration.  Please respond to: (e-mail preferred):  frank.c.rix@exxonmobil.com, -or- Frank Rix, ExxonMobil Chemical Research, BTEC-W, 5200 Bayway Drive, Baytown, TX 77522. ExxonMobil is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.
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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS
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Beloit College seeks a Visiting Assistant Professor/Instructor as a one-year position starting August, 2011. This is a full-time 9-month position, and includes teaching two laboratory courses per semester.  The candidate will be expected to contribute to the two semester organic chemistry sequence, introductory chemistry and offer an advanced topics course in their area of expertise. Candidates who have completed the requirements (or all requirements but the dissertation) for the Ph.D. degree by the starting date are preferred. To apply, send C.V., statement of teaching experience, transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to: Doreen Dalman, Chemistry Dept., Beloit College, Beloit, WI 53511 (dalmand@beloit.edu). Completed applications will be reviewed as received until the position is filled.  For more information about Beloit College see http://www.beloit.edu and http://chemistry.beloit.edu/classes. Beloit College is committed to the educational benefits of diversity and urges all interested individuals to apply. AA/EEO Employer.
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POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AND/OR JOBS
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NONE FOR THIS NEWSLETTER
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