UW Madison Chemistry Department Newsletter for 10/08/2012

Bucky UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON
DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY NEWSLETTER
XXXVI - No. 30 October 8th, 2012

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2012 Dates of Finance/Department Meetings
Department/Executive Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 9341 Chemistry
October 16th, 2012
November 13th, 2012
December 11th, 2012
February 12th, 2012
March 12th, 2012
April 16th, 2012
May 14th, 2012
Finance Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 1130
October 23rd, 2012
November 6th, 2012
November 20th, 2012
December 4th, 2012
December 18th, 2012
January 22nd, 2012
February 19th, 2012
March 5th, 2012
March 19th, 2012
April 2nd, 2012
April 23rd, 2012
May 7th, 2012
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SEMINARS
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Thursday, October 11th, 2012 - Herb Seminar, 10:00 a.m., 5310 Chamberlin. Hakan Tureci, Princeton University. "The Kondo Exciton: A Quantum Quench Towards Strong Spin-Reservoir Correlations"
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Thursday, October 11th, 2012 - Chemical Biology & Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Howard C. Hang, The Rockefeller University. "Chemical Reporters for Exploring Posttranslational Modifications at Host-Pathogen Interface"
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Thursday, October 11th, 2012 - Materials Science Program Seminar, 4:00 p.m., 265 Materials Science & Engineering Building. Professor Lou Madsen, Virginia Tech University. "Understanding Transport and Collective Interactions from Nanometer to Micron Scales in Ionic Polymers"
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Thursday, October 11th, 2012 - Materials & Analytical Meloche Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Rick Van Duyne, Northwestern University. "Molecular Plasmonics: Nanoscale Spectroscopy and Sensing"
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Friday, October 12th, 2012 - ECT Seminar, 12:05 p.m., 1025 Engineering Centers Building. David Sedlak, Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, UC-Berkeley; Co-Director, Berkeley Water Center; Director, Berkeley Environmental Solutions Laboratory. "Urban Water Technologies for the 21st Century"
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Tuesday, October 16th, 2012 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Gregory Hartland, University of Norte Dame. "Transient Absorption Microscopy Studies of Single Metal and Semiconductor Nanostructures"
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Wednesday, October 17th, 2012 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Gordon Miller, Iowa State University. "The Zintl-Klemm Concept: How Far Can It Go?"
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Friday, October 19th, 2012 - ECT Seminar, 12:00 p.m., 1025 Engineering Centers Building. Colleen Hansel, Assistant Professor,  Environmental Sciences, Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.
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Monday, October 22nd, 2012 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor William Tolman, University of Minnesota. "From the Bioinorganic Chemistry of Copper to Metal-Catalyzed Cyclic Ester Polymerizations: Insights from Mechanistic Studies"
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Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Graeme Henkelman, University of Texas at Austin. "Correlating Structure and Function for Nanoparticle Catalysts"
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Monday, November 5th, 2012 - 2012-2013 X-Ray Superuser Seminar, 12:00 p.m., Room 1220 in the new Biochemical Sciences Building on Henry Mall. Ivan Rayment lab - Presenter and title TBA.
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Monday, December 3rd, 2012 - 2012-2013 X-Ray Superuser Seminar, 12:00 p.m., Room 1220 in the new Biochemical Sciences Building on Henry Mall. Katrina Forest lab - Presenter and title TBA.
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Monday, February 4th, 2012 - 2012-2013 X-Ray Superuser Seminar, 12:00 p.m., Room 1220 in the new Biochemical Sciences Building on Henry Mall. Yongna Xing lab - Presenter and title TBA.
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Monday, March 4th, 2012 - 2012-2013 X-Ray Superuser Seminar, 12:00 p.m., Room 1220 in the new Biochemical Sciences Building on Henry Mall. Jim Keck lab - Presenter and title TBA.
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Monday, April 1st, 2012 - 2012-2013 X-Ray Superuser Seminar, 12:00 p.m., Room 1220 in the new Biochemical Sciences Building on Henry Mall. Sam Butcher lab - Presenter and title TBA.
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Monday, May 6th, 2012 - 2012-2013 X-Ray Superuser Seminar, 12:00 p.m., Room 1220 in the new Biochemical Sciences Building on Henry Mall. Presenter and title TBA.
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RECENT PUBLICATIONS
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Experimental and computational analysis of cellular interactions with nylon-3-bearing substrates.
Liu, RH; Vang, KZ; Kreeger, PK; Gellman, SH*; Masters, KS.
Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part A, 100A (10):2750-2759; 10.1002/jbm.a.34211 OCT 2012.
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Probing neuropeptide signaling at the organ and cellular domains via imaging mass spectrometry.
Ye, H; Greer, T; Li, LJ*.
JOURNAL OF PROTEOMICS, 75 (16):5014-5026; SI 10.1016/j.jprot.2012.03.015 AUG 30 2012.
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Rhodium-Catalyzed Carbonylation of Cyclopropyl Substituted Propargyl Esters: A Tandem 1,3-Acyloxy Migration [5+1] Cycloaddition.
Shu, DX; Li, XX; Zhang, M; Robichaux, PJ; Guzei, IA*; Tang, WP.
JOURNAL OF ORGANIC CHEMISTRY, 77 (15):6463-6472; 10.1021/jo300973r AUG 3 2012
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Iron Catalyzed Asymmetric Oxyamination of Olefins.
Williamson, KS; Yoon, TP*.
Journal of the American Chemical Society, 134 (30):12370-12373; 10.1021/ja3046684 AUG 1 2012.
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Large-scale solution synthesis of alpha-AlF3 center dot 3H(2)O nanorods under low supersaturation conditions and their conversion to porous beta-AlF3 nanorods.
Estruga, M; Meng, F; Li, LS; Chen, LY; Li, XC; Jin, S*.
JOURNAL OF MATERIALS CHEMISTRY, 22 (39):20991-20997; 10.1039/c2jm33782g 2012.
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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
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Florida State University. Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry. Available position 2012-2013. Instructor in Chemistry. The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Florida State University invites applications for a full-time instructor. Outstanding candidates should have a strong commitment to teaching undergraduate courses. The position will be funded for two years starting in August 2013 and the expected teaching load will be two large lecture courses in the fall and spring, and one in the summer. This position is an excellent opportunity for a new graduate-intending to pursue an academic career at a primarily undergraduate institution. A Ph.D. in Chemistry or Biochemistry is required. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching interests and philosophy, and three letters of recommendation by email to: instructor_search@chem.fsu.edu or to: Instructor Search Committee, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Florida State University, 95 Chieftan Way, Tallahassee, FL 32306-4390. Review of applications will begin on November 12, 2012, and continue until finalist candidates have been identified.
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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS
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Florida State University, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry. Faculty openings in 2012-2013. Tenure-track Assistant Professor, Theoretical/Computational Chemistry. Individuals who are interested in developing and applying emerging theoretical/computational methods to tackle chemical or biochemical problems related to human health, energy, or materials are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate is expected to develop an internationally recognized, externally funded research program and to teach both undergraduate and graduate courses. Application materials, including a cover letter, CV, research proposal, and statement of teaching philosophy, should be sent to: theory_search@chem.fsu.edu. Review of applications will begin on November 9, 2012, and continue until finalist candidates have been identified. Applicants should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to: Faculty Search Committee, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Florida State University, 95 Chieftan Way, Tallahassee, FL 32306-4309.
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Florida State University, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry. Faculty openings in 2012-2013. Individuals with research interests in developing/utilizing bioanalytical techniques with emphasis on advanced measurement technologies, including sensors, separations, optical and magnetic resonance spectroscopy, and mass spectrometry are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate is expected to develop a vigorous, externally supported research program and to teach both undergrad and graduate courses. Application materials, including a cover letter, CV, research proposal, and statement of teaching philosophy, should be sent to: expt_search@chem.fsu.edu. Review of applications will begin on October 15th, 2012, and continue until finalist candidates heave been notified. Applicants should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to: Faculty Search Committee, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Florida State University, 95 Chieftan Way, Tallahassee, FL 32306-4309.
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The Mund-Lagowski Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Bradley University invites applications for a tenure track faculty position, at the Assistant Professor level, beginning August 19, 2013. Applications are welcomed from candidates holding the Ph.D. in all areas of analytical chemistry, broadly defined. Teaching responsibilities will include general chemistry and introductory and upper-level analytical chemistry and associated laboratories. The position requires both a commitment to excellence in teaching and the establishment of an externally funded research program that is predicated upon vigorous collaboration with our BS and MS students and is consistent with the Department's resources. See: http://wvvw.bradley.edu/academic/departments/chemistry/ for details about the Department. Applicants should submit a single PDF file containing: (1) a letter of application, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a statement of teaching philosophy, (4) a description of research plans that includes the roles played by student collaborators, (5) copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and (6) the names and addresses of three professional references to: CHMSearch@bradley.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and will remain in consideration until the position is filled. Information about Peoria and the opportunities the region provides may be found at: http://www.bradley.edu/about/visiting/peoria/. A background check will be required for employment.
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The University of North Carolina at Charlotte seeks applications and nominations for a tenure-track position in Analytical Chemistry at the Assistant Professor level. The successful candidate will support the mission of the Department of Chemistry, especially initiatives in nanoscale science or biochemistry, and will have a strong commitment to working with faculty, staff, and students from diverse backgrounds. Appointment to the position will be effective August 15, 2013. Required qualifications: a Ph.D. in chemistry or related area; relevant postdoctoral, academic or industrial experience; a commitment to establishing a productive, externally funded research program; a commitment to excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels; and a commitment to promote diversity as a value in the department and university. We especially welcome applications from chemists interested in developing collaborations through participation in any of several interdisciplinary initiatives on campus, including the interdisciplinary Ph.D. Program in Nanoscale Science, the Bioinformatics Research Center, the Center for Biomedical Engineering and Science (CBES), the Ph.D. Program in Biology, the Center for Infrastructure, Design, Environment, and Sustainability (IDEAS), the Energy Production Infrastructure Center (EPIC), and the Center for Optoelectronics and Optical Communications. Opportunities are also available to collaborate with investigators at the local Carolinas Medical Center. A unique opportunity exists to network with the nearby North Carolina Research Campus, a $1.5 billion 350-acre biotechnology research park that brings together research programs of private biotechnology companies, six North Carolina research universities, and several health care organizations. Applications must be made electronically at: https://jobs.uncc.edu (position number 3731) and must include: (1) a letter of interest that addresses how the candidate envisions contributing to the Chemistry Department's educational and research initiatives; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) detailed descriptions of research plans; (4) a statement of teaching experience, philosophy, and interests; and (5) unofficial copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts. Applicants must also arrange to have three letters of reference on appropriate letterhead stationary forwarded (in PDF format, if sent electronically) on their behalf to: Chemistry Search Committee; Department of Chemistry, UNC Charlotte; 9201 University City Blvd.; Charlotte, NC 28223-0001, or via e-mail to Ms. Robin Burns (RobinBurns@uncc.edu). For full consideration, all application materials should be received by October 8, 2012. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Questions about the search may be directed to: Dr. Jordan Poler, Chair, Chemistry Search Committee (jcpoler@uncc.edu). Applicants may visit http://chemistry.uncc.edu for more information.
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The Department of Chemistry at New York University NYU, located in Greenwich Village in the heart of Manhattan, invites applications for a faculty appointment at the rank of assistant professor in physical chemistry, or in supramolecular materials chemistry as part of its Molecular Design Institute (MDI). The anticipated start date is September 1, 2013, pending budgetary and administrative approval. The Department of Chemistry at NYU is implementing a significant growth plan, including creation of the Molecular Design Institute and the Biomedical Chemistry Institute, and the recent hire of five senior and three junior faculty members. Duties will include undergraduate and graduate teaching. Applicants should have an outstanding record of research and a commitment to teaching. Applications must include a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, and statements of future research and teaching plans. These materials, as well as three reference letters, must be submitted to our web-based application system using the following link: www.nyuopsearch.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=51321. Application review will begin October 15, 2012. Any questions about this position can be directed to: chemistry.search@nyu.edu.
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University of West Georgia. Dean, College of Science and Mathematics. The University of West Georgia invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean of the College of Science and Mathematics.  The College is composed of the departments of biology, chemistry, computer science, geosciences, mathematics, and physics.  It has 15 undergraduate majors and four master's degree programs.  In addition, all undergraduate majors at UWG take a number of their courses in the college to fulfill their core (general education) requirements.  The dean will be expected to provide leadership and strategic direction for the college.  Commitment to supporting and enhancing strong programs for science and mathematics majors and championing efforts to help break the cycle of mathematics and science illiteracy that currently exists within American society is essential. More information may be found at: http://www.westga.edu/cosmdeansearch. Strategic Priorities for New Leadership: Learn and operate within the culture of the campus; Enhance an ongoing program of undergraduate research; Champion efforts to improve science and mathematics literacy; Commit to increasing faculty grants and awards; Explore possibilities for interdisciplinary programs; Expand enrollment in graduate programs; Inspire the faculty to take the college to increasing levels of distinction; Lead efforts to support K-16 curriculum alignment in science and mathematics. Required Qualifications for the Successful Candidate Will Include: An earned doctorate; An overall record of research, teaching, and administrative service that will qualify the candidate for a tenured professorship in a discipline contained within the College of Science and Mathematics; Successful progressive administrative experience in faculty relations, academic governance, fundraising, program development, and budgeting; Excellent leadership and communication skills; A commitment to the enhancement of an open and supportive environment to foster excellence in teaching, research, and service; Demonstrated ability to develop and strengthen relationships within the college, the university, and the broader community; Respect for the role that diversity plays in furthering the goals of a liberal education; An understanding of the needs of students, faculty, staff, and alumni of a regional, comprehensive university. Desired Attributes of the Dean: A collaborative decision maker who can act in a timely manner; A visionary who is future oriented and collaborative; An academic innovator and calculated risk taker; An articulate and energetic colleague with an outgoing nature; A well rounded individual with a good sense of humor. Salary is competitive with peer institutions. This tenure eligible, 12 month appointment begins July 1, 2013.  The salary is competitive and the benefit package is attractive.  Interested candidates should send a letter of application that includes a description of their qualifications; curriculum vitae; and the names, contact information, including e-mail addresses and telephone numbers, of five references.  Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2012, and will continue until the position is filled.  Please send applications or nominations to:  Dr. Jane McCandless, Chair, COSM Dean Search Committee, The University of West Georgia, 1601 Maple Street, Carrollton, GA  30118.  Electronic applications are encouraged and should be sent to:  jmccandl@westga.edu.
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POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AND/OR JOBS
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NONE FOR THIS NEWSLETTER
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