UW Madison Chemistry Newsletter

Bucky UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON
DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY NEWSLETTER
XXXVII - No. 4 January 28th, 2013

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2012 Dates of Finance/Department Meetings
Department/Executive Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 9341 Chemistry

February 12th, 2013 March 12th, 2013
April 16th, 2013 May 14th, 2013

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

February 5th, 2013 February 19th, 2013 March 5th, 2013 March 19th, 2013
April 2nd, 2013 April 23rd, 2013 May 7th, 2013  

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SEMINARS
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Wednesday, January 30th, 2013 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Shannon Stahl, UW-Madison.
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Thursday, January 31st, 2013 - Materials Science Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Uli Weisner, Cornell University.
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Thursday, January 31st, 2013 - Herb Seminar, 10:00 a.m., 5310 Chamberlin. Dohun Kim, University of Maryland. "Electronic Transport in Bi2Se3 Thin Films in the Topological Insulator Regime"
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Thursday, January 31st, 2013 - Materials Science Program Seminar, 4:00 p.m., Room 265 Materials Science & Engineering Building. Bruce A. Davidson,Oxide MBE Laboratory,Istituto Officina dei Materiali CNR, 34149 Trieste, Italy. "Engineering Ferromagnetic Correlations at Manganite Interfaces"
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Friday, February 1st, 2013 - Department Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Robert Hamers, UW-Madison.
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Monday, February 4th, 2013 - 2012-2013 X-Ray Superuser Seminar, 12:00 p.m., Room 1220 in the new Biochemical Sciences Building on Henry Mall. Yongna Xing l ab - Presenter and title TBA.
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Tuesday, February 5th, 2013 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Xiaoyang Zhu, Columbia University. "Solar Energy Conversion Beyond the Limit"
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Tuesday, February 5th, 2013 - Hirschmann Lecture, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Eric Jacobsen, Harvard University. "The Hydrolytic Kinetic Resolution Reaction"
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Wednesday, February 6th, 2013 - Hirschmann Lecture, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Eric Jacobsen, Harvard University. "Anion-Binding Catalysis"
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Thursday, February 7th, 2013 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Eric Shusta, UW-Madison, Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering.
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Wednesday, February 7th, 2013 - Department Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building, Professor Bassam Shakhashiri, UW-Madison & William F. Banholzer, Executive VP and CTO, Dow Chemical Company. "Advancing Graduate Education in the Chemical Sciences"
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Monday, February 11th, 2013 - Special Event - Academic Staff Art Gallery Showing, 2:20 p.m., Room 270 Bascom Hall. Chemistry staff members Tracy Drier and Ilia Guzei have collaborated with Laura Halverson Monahan, curator of collections for the Zoological Museum."Gorgeous Invertebrates: Anatomically accurate representations of exotic species in the intricate Blaschka glassware"
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Monday, February 11th, 2013 - TCI Seminar, 3:00 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Professor Thomas Markland, Stanford University. "Quantum Fluctuations in Chemical Systems: From Atmospheric Science to Biology"
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Tuesday, February 12th, 2013 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 11315 Chemistry Building. Professor John Yates, University of Virginia. "A New Kind of Active Site in Heterogeneous Catalysis on Au Nanoparticles"
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Wednesday, February 13th, 2013 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building.  Professor Dane Morgan, UW-Madison.
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Thursday, February 14th, 2013 - Materials Sciences Seminar, All Day, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Andrew Gewirth, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
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Thursday, February 14th, 2013 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Chris Douglas, University of Minnesota.
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Friday, February 15th, 2013 - Department Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. Dorothy Zolandz, National Academy of Science.
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Tuesday, February 19th, 2013 - WISL Seminar, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Concert at Chemistry: Celebrating WISL Fellow Marc Fink's promotion to Emeritus Professor. See poster at end of this newsletter.
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Monday, March 4th, 2013 - 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, 2013 - 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, 2013 - 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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Managing Your Citations with Mendeley

Tues., February 5th  4:00-5:00 p.m. - Chem Library Lab 2361
Learn how to use this free reference manager and academic social network to help you organize your papers, collaborate with others online, and discover the latest research. See how this program can be used by lab groups of any size. You may bring an iPad, smart phone, or laptop to get started using this program immediately on your own device!
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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
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Darren MacFarland, at the Hach Company in Loveland, CO (www.hach.com) is looking for a "freshly minted organic synthetic chemist" for a position.  Please send your CV's to Darren at: Darren MacFarland, Phd, Senior Chemist, Chemistry manager, Phone: 970.669.3050 ext 2569, Hach Company, web: http://www.hach.com, e-mail: dmacfarl@hach.com.
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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS
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RWTH AACHEN University. Full Professor (W3) in Organic Chemistry. Faculty of Mathematics, Computer Science and Natural Sciences. We are seeking qualified applicants for teaching and research in the area of organic chemistry. The starting date is 01.04.2014. It is essential that the applicant is working on topical, future-directed projects, which complement the currently existing research areas at the institute. A modern synthetic focus is desired. The applicant must also be willing to participate in the interdisciplinary activities at RWTH Aachen University. A Ph.D. degree is required; additionally, Habilitation (post-doctoral lecturing qualification), an exemplary record of research achievement as an assistant / an associate / a junior professor or university researcher and/or an outstanding career outside academia are highly desirable. Ability in and commitment to teaching are essential. German is not necessary to begin but will be expected as a teaching language within the first 5 years. Teaching of chemistry to students of chemistry as well as to students of other disciplines is expected. The application should include supporting documents regarding success in teaching. Please send a cover letter stating research aims and a CV to: Anden Dekan der Faculty of Mathematics, Computer Science and Natural Sciences der RWTH Aachen, Prof. Dr. Kowalewski, 52056 Aachen, Germany. The deadline for applications is February 28, 2013. This position is also available as part-time employment per request. RWTH Aachen University is certified as a family-friendly university and offers a dual career program for partner hiring. We particularly welcome and encourage applications from women, disabled people and ethnic minority groups, recognizing they are underrepresented across RWTH Aachen University. The principles of fair and open competition apply and appointments will be made on merit.
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POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AND/OR JOBS
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PhD/Post-doc positions in NMR characterization of transport in novel energy materials and devices. Institute for Frontier Materials, Deakin University, Waurn Ponds Campus, Geelong, Victoria, Australia. Selective transport of certain molecules or ions through a material or across a barrier is a phenomenon of critical importance to many physical, chemical and biological processes. For example technologies such as CO2 capture and energy storage require selective transport of species such as CO2, Li+, Na+ or H+. Magnetic resonance offers nique tools capable of probing the environment and transport of these species via the observation of target nuclei. Techniques such as NMR spectroscopy, pulsed field gradient diffusion measurements and micro-imaging allow us to investigate transport within model materials or even full-scale devices such as batteries. We are offering the opportunity to a chemist, physicist or materials scientist to undertake PhD study or post-doctoral research within the Institute for Frontier Materials at Deakin University (Victoria, Australia). This will involve the application of magnetic resonance techniques towards a better understanding of structure-property relationships in energy materials such as polymer electrolytes, ionic liquids, plastic crystals, and devices based on these (e.g. CO2 membranes or metal-air batteries). Successful candidates will work as part of a large inter-disciplinary team and will gain experience in a broad range of NMR methods, both in techniques development and applications to real, state-of-the-art material systems. Prior experience in magnetic resonance, ideally in micro-imaging or NMR methodological development, is mandatory for the post-doctoral position, and would be advantageous for the PhD candidate. For more information on these positions please contact: Dr. Luke O'Dell: luke.odell@deakin.edu.au or Prof. Maria Forsyth: maria.forsyth@deakin.edu.au  Luke O'Dell Senior Lecturer in NMR Spectroscopy Institute for Frontier Materials, Deakin University Waurn Ponds Campus, Geelong, Victoria 3220, Australia Office: 03 522 73076 Mobile: 0434 196162 Deakin University CRICOS Provider Code 00113B, web: http://www.deakin.edu.au/research/ifm/staff.php?contact_id=722.
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