UW Madison Chemistry Department Newsletter for 7/11/2011

Bucky UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON
DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY NEWSLETTER
XXXV - No. 21
July 11th, 2011

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CHEMISTRY SNOUT-OUT 2011
The annual Chemistry Department Snout-Out will be held Saturday, August 27th starting at noon in Rennenbohm Park. As always there will be plenty of food, drinks, games, and the ever popular softball tournament. Watch your email for more information. Hope to see you there! Beth Blaesi - Inorganic GSFLC Rep.
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SEMINARS
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July 16th, 2011 - Organic Special Event - Professor Ed Vedejs Symposium, 9:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Ed Vedejs Symposium, Reunion, Retirement and Birthday Celebration.
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Monday, August 15th, 2011 - Physical Seminar, 2:00 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Professor Shoji Takada, Kyoto University. "Coarse-Grained Modeling of Biomolecular Systems"
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Saturday, August 27th, 2011 - Chemistry Snout Out, 12:00 p.m., Rennebolm Park. Snout Out Picnic for the Chemistry Department, Faculty, Staff, Grad Students and their guests.
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The 2011 Madison Organic Chemistry Symposium in Honor of Professor Edwin Vedejs
Vedejs Reunion, Retirement and Birthday Celebration
Saturday, July 16, 2011
Symposium speakers include:
Professor Fred West - University of Alberta
Professor Don Warner - Boise State University
Professor Steven Diver - University of Buffalo
Dr. Janet Grissom - University of Utah
Professor Art Cammers - University of Kentucky
Dr. Linus Lin and Dr. Artis Klapars - Merck
Professor Robert Twieg - Kent State University
Professor Olafs Daugulis - University of Houston
The link for additional information: http://www.chem.wisc.edu/areas/organic/symposium/symposium_2011.htm.
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Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Award for U.S. Graduate Students
The Fulbright Canada Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Award is a new initiative of the Foundation for Educational Exchange between Canada and the United States of America (Fulbright Canada), in cooperation with the Department of Foreign Affairs and International  Trade Canada and six of Canada's leading research universities. The STEM award, which is a three year award valued at some $120,000 (tuition, fees, and an annual stipend of $20,000), is the counterpart to Fulbright's International Science and Technology award for foreign students coming to the United States.  
Canada is the home to top-ranked research institutions and leading research scientists. As such, Canada is a premier destination for scientific study and research.  The Fulbright Canada STEM Award will offer an opportunity for a select group of U.S. students to pursue their PhD in Canada. They will study, conduct research, and be inspired in a technologically-advanced, diverse, and dynamic country.
Fulbright Canada has partnered with the following universities to provide the very best opportunities in both basic and applied fields of science, engineering and mathematics: McGill University, Université de Montéal, University of Alberta, University of British Columbia, University of Toronto, and the University of Waterloo. Fulbright Canada will work closely with the award recipients, partner universities, and our cooperating agencies in the United States to ensure the most appropriate for the grantee.
Applicants must be citizens of the United States of America.  Applicants and must submit their Graduate Record Examination scores before December 31, 2011 and must have completed an undergraduate degree before August 1, 2012.  Applicants must be proficient in English and/or French.  Eligible fields of study/research include:
•    Aeronautics and Aeronautical Engineering
•    Agriculture (theoretical or research-based focus only)
•    Astronomy/Planetary Sciences
•    Biology
•    Biomedical Engineering
•    Chemistry
•    Computer Science
•    Energy
•    Engineering (aerospace, electrical, chemical, civil, industrial, mechanical, ocean, and petroleum)
•    Environmental Science/Engineering
•    Geology/Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
•    Information Sciences/Engineering (engineering focus only; business-focused study is not eligible)
•    Materials Science/Engineering
•    Mathematics
•    Neuroscience
•    Oceanography
•    Physics
•    Public Health (biostatistics or epidemiology)
The Fulbright Canada STEM competition is now OPEN. To apply for the Fulbright Canada Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics award, download and complete the following application: http://www.fulbright.ca/programs/american-students/STEM_program.html. 2012-13 Fulbright Canada STEM Application. You may email the completed electronic form to STEM@fulbright.ca .  Or, if you prefer, you may mail it to: Fulbright Canada,*350 Albert Street, Suite 2015, Ottawa, Ontario, K1R 1A4. All applications must be submitted by November 15, 2011.
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RECENT PUBLICATIONS
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C-H amination/cyclocarbonylation of allene carbamates: a versatile platform for the synthesis of alpha, beta-unsaturated gamma-lactams.
Grigg, RD; Schomaker, JM*; Timokhin, V.
TETRAHEDRON 67 (24): 4318-4326 JUN 17 2011.
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Intramolecular 1,4-addition of nitrogen nucleophile and bromine electrophile to conjugated 1,3-enyne.
Liu, N; Werness, JB; Guzei, IA*; Tang, WP.
TETRAHEDRON 67 (24): 4385-4390 JUN 17 2011.
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Visible light photocatalysis of radical anion hetero-Diels-Alder cycloadditions.
Hurtley, AE; Cismesia, MA; Ischay, MA; Yoon, TR*.
TETRAHEDRON 67 (24): 4442-4448 JUN 17 2011.
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Characterization of molecular and biomolecular layers on diamond thin films by infrared reflection-absorption spectroscopy.
Hamers, RJ*; Stavis, C; Pokhrel, A; Franking, R; Ruther, RE; Wang, XY; Cooperrider, MC; Zheng, HJ;  Carlisle, JA; Butler, JE.
DIAMOND AND RELATED MATERIALS 20 (5-6): 733-742 MAY-JUN 2011.
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Fabrication and Selective Functionalization of Amine-Reactive Polymer Multi layers on Topographically Patterned Microwell Cell Culture Arrays.
Broderick, AH; Azarin, SM; Buck, ME; Palecek, SP; Lynn, DM*.
BIOMACROMOLECULES 12 (6): 1998-2007 JUN 2011.
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Surface Self-Diffusion of an Organic Glass.
Zhu, L; Brian, CW; Swallen, SF; Straus, PT; Ediger, MD*; Yu, L.
PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS 106 (25): Art. No. 256103 JUN 24 2011.
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Protein Footprinting in a Complex Milieu: Identifying the Interaction Surfaces of the Chemotaxis Adaptor Protein CheW.
Underbakke, ES; Zhu, YM; Kiessling, LL*.
JOURNAL OF MOLECULAR BIOLOGY 409 (4): 483-495 JUN 17 2011.
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Interstrand Dipole-Dipole Interactions Can Stabilize the Collagen Triple Helix.
Shoulders, MD; Raines, RT*.
JOURNAL OF BIOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY 286 (26): 22905-22912 JUL 1 2011.
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Improved Synthesis and Electrical Properties of Si-Doped alpha-Fe2O3 Nanowires.
Lukowski, MA; Jin, S*.
JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY C 115 (25): 12388-12395 JUN 30 2011.
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Collagen Mimetic Peptides Enable Cutaneous Wound Assessment and Expedite Healing.
Chattopadhyay, S; Guthrie, KM; Teixeira, L; Li, L; Kiessling, LL*; Dubielzig, RR; Murphy, CJ; McAnulty, JF;
Raines, RT*.
BIOPOLYMERS 96 (4): 427-427 2011.
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Characteristic Structural Parameters for the gamma-Peptide 14-Helix: Importance of Subunit Preorganization.
Guo, L; Zhang, WC; Reidenbach, AG; Giuliano, MW; Guzei, IA*; Spencer, LC; Gellman, SH*.
ANGEWANDTE CHEMIE-INTERNATIONAL EDITION 50 (26): 5843-5846 2011.
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Spontaneous Growth and Phase Transformation of Highly Conductive Nickel Germanide Nanowires.
Yan, CY; Higgins, JM; Faber, MS; Lee, PS; Jin, S*.
ACS NANO 5 (6): 5006-5014 JUN 2011.
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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
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General Electric - GE Global Research. Analytical/Bioanalytical Chemist - Sensing Materials,  Niskayuna, NY. The Chemical Sensing Laboratory at GE Global Research develops analytical methods and sensing capabilities resulting in new products and enhancing existing platforms for the GE business units in the areas of Healthcare, Energy, Water and Security.
Responsibilities: As an Analytical or Bioanalytical Chemist, you will research and develop novel analytical techniques and sensing capabilities resulting in new products and enhancing the existing offerings of the GE businesses. You will apply fundamental chemical principles to develop and optimize technology related to the measurement of a wide variety of analytes in numerous application spaces including Healthcare, Energy, Water and Defense.
You will work with the GE businesses to define product specifications and determine the best sensing solution for the need. The research and development can extend from specific and focused micro system solutions to the development of complete analytical instruments. You will build on your education and experience to become a world leader in areas of critical interest to GE.
As part of a multidisciplinary team, you will:
• Contribute to all aspects of industrial research   including fundamental innovations, requirements definition, project planning, specifications, system design, and experimental validation.
• Understand the key technical factors and needs that will lead to new product offerings by meeting with customers, businesses, and other experts.
• Identify, formulate and test sensor materials for chemical and biological monitoring applications.
• Identify, conduct, and interpret critical experiments to validate concepts and present research findings to senior management.
• Develop, write, and present research plans and proposals internal to GE and to outside agencies and collaborators as appropriate.
• Present research at conferences and publish in leading journals.
• Build and maintain a technical network including universities and government agencies.
Basic Qualifications:
• Doctorate degree in analytical chemistry or bioanalytical chemistry or related discipline or Masters degree in analytical chemistry or related discipline with at least 5 years of practical industrial experience developing sensing and/or analytical instrumentation products.
• Demonstrated ability to work in a biological or chemical laboratory and conduct critical experiments.
• Experience with a wide variety of analytical and sensing methods for biological and chemical detection including, but not limited to optical spectroscopy, electrochemical techniques, immunoassays and separation methods.
• Demonstrated experience selecting, developing and testing materials for sensing application including, but not limited to surface chemistry, organic and inorganic film formulation, nanoparticle dispersion, and receptor deposition.
• Unrestricted work authorization in the U.S. is required for Masters level candidates.
You must submit your application for employment against job number 1404655 on the Careers page at: http://www.ge.com/research to be considered for this position.
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GE Global RGeneral Electric - GE Global Research. Analytical/Bioanalytical Chemist - Instrumentation, Niskayuna, NY. The Chemical Sensing Laboratory at esearch develops analytical methods and sensing capabilities resulting in new products and enhancing existing platforms for the GE business units in the areas of Healthcare, Energy, Water and Security.
Responsibilities: As an Analytical or Bioanalytical Chemist, you will research and develop novel analytical techniques and sensing capabilities resulting in new products and enhancing the existing offerings of the GE businesses. You will apply fundamental chemical principles to develop and optimize technology related to the measurement of a wide variety of analytes in numerous application spaces including Healthcare, Energy, Water and Defense.
You will work with the GE businesses to define product specifications and determine the best sensing solution for the need. The research and development can extend from specific and focused micro system solutions to the development of complete analytical instruments. You will build on your education and experience to become a world leader in areas of critical interest to GE.
As part of a multidisciplinary team, you will:
• Contribute to all aspects of industrial research   including fundamental innovations, requirements definition, project planning, specifications, system design, and experimental validation.
• Understand the key technical factors and needs that will lead to new product offerings by meeting with customers, businesses, and other experts.
• Design and operate instrumentation for the monitoring of chemical and biological species including fluidics, optics and electronics.
• Identify, conduct, and interpret critical experiments to validate concepts and present research findings to senior management.
• Develop, write, and present research plans and proposals internal to GE and to outside agencies and collaborators as appropriate.
• Present research at conferences and publish in leading journals.
• Build and maintain a technical network including universities and government agencies.
Basic Qualifications:
• Doctorate degree in analytical chemistry or bioanalytical chemistry or related discipline or Masters degree in analytical chemistry or related discipline with at least 5 years of practical industrial experience developing sensing and/or analytical instrumentation products.
• Demonstrated ability to work in biological or chemical laboratory and conduct critical experiments.
• Experience with a wide variety of analytical and sensing methods for biological and chemical detection including, but not limited to optical spectroscopy, electrochemical techniques, immunoassays and separation methods.
• Demonstrated ability to design and construct research instrumentation including optical, electronic and fluidic components.
• Experience with data acquisition and lab automation methods and programming including, but not limited to LabVIEW.
• Experience with sample collection and manipulation for conditioning of analytes prior to detection.
• Unrestricted work authorization in the U.S. is required for Masters level candidates.
You must submit your application for employment against job number 1404657 on the Careers page at: http://www.ge.com/research to be considered for this position.
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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS
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MATC. These are limited term positions for the 2011-2012 academic year only. Starting salary $49,688 - $82,874* depending on qualifications and experience. (*The salary schedule for the 2011-12 academic year will be adjusted pending publication of the recently amended collective bargaining agreement for 2011 through 2014). Salary is based on a nine-month teaching contract. Madison College provides a generous benefit package. These positions are covered by a collective bargaining agreement, including a fair share provision. Truax Campus. Start date: August 16, 2011. Positions are posted until filled. However, applications received by July 11, 2011 will receive first consideration.
Responsible for instruction in Chemistry (both lecture and lab) at the college transfer and vocational levels. Instructors develop learner-centered instructional strategies, collaborative curriculum, and assessment instruments for continuous improvement. Instructors participate in college service activities at the department, center and college levels. These positions report to the Dean of Arts and Sciences.
Knowledge, Abilities and Skills:
• Knowledge of current educational methods and strategies, including learner-centered instruction, assessment, evaluation and collaborative techniques and strategies that address closing the gap in student  access and achievement across race, gender and disability.
• Skill in the use of educational technology and alternative delivery methods (i.e. online and hybrid course formats, course software such as Blackboard, video, interactive television, etc.).
• Knowledge and ability to infuse multicultural perspectives into course content and delivery.
• Skill in communications and human relations with populations having diverse socio-economic and racial backgrounds.
Qualifications: (Education, Experience):
• Master's Degree in Chemistry or Master's Degree in related area with a minimum of 18 graduate credits in Chemistry from an accredited public or private institution.
• One (1) year (2000 hours) of Chemistry teaching experience.
• One (1) year (2000 hours) of non-teaching work experience. Work experience must come from the categories listed on the Wisconsin Technical College system website: http://systemattic.wtcsystem.edu/certification/occexp/806-00-0.doc.
Special qualifications needed:
First Consideration Date: 07/11/2011. Position Type: Faculty. Starting Salary. Department: Arts & Sciences. Required Applicant Documents: Resume; Cover Letter; Transcripts. Special Instructions to Applicants: A Completed Application must Include the Following: A completed application consists of the above stated required documents and typed responses to the following questions. Failure to submit all materials could result in disqualification. *** Please attach your answers as a Word document. Limit your answers to no more than 4 pages total for all questions. ***
• What do you consider to be two effective pedagogical practices in chemical education? Why do you think they are effective? Describe how you have incorporated these practices into your teaching.
• Suppose you have learned some of your students have complained that your teaching isn't clear and that they are too afraid to approach you with their concerns. What would you do to address these issues?
• Imagine that you will teach a chemistry course to a student population that you know very little about.
Describe how you would prepare and explain your reasoning. Posting Number: 0601039.
Essential Duties:
The following duties are typically expected of this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.
• Instruct students in chemistry, including but not limited to one or both of the following courses: College Chemistry 1 (20-806-209) and General Chemistry (10-806-134).
• Assist and advise students with assignments, tests, grades, course content, career concerns and other academic matters.
• Evaluate student performance and provides regular feedback in courses taught by the instructor.
• Develop and maintain curriculum in a variety of non-traditional formats to meet student delivery needs in collaboration with department/ center staff.
• Participate in in-service meetings, convocation training, staff development trainings or other activities or programs requested by the Department.
• Comply with college policies and procedures regarding student testing, record keeping, advanced standing,
     grading and maintaining office hours for student assistance and advising.
• Maintain certification as an instructor with the Wisconsin Technical College System.
• Comply with all aspects of Board policies, work rules, and the appropriate collective bargaining agreement.
• Attend center, department and other college meetings.
• Participate in appropriate staff development activities such as diversity awareness, technology training, etc.
• Demonstrate a commitment to the college values of excellence, respect and integrity.
• Perform other duties as assigned by the President or designee.   
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POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AND/OR JOBS
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NONE FOR THIS NEWSLETTER
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