UW Madison Chemistry Newsletter for 04/20/2015

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DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY NEWSLETTER
XXXIX - No. 14 April 20th, 2015

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ROMNES WINNERS
Romnes Winners Look to Break Ground: https://www.chem.wisc.edu/content/romnes-award-supports-new-research-are.... Professors Tehshik Yoon and Padma Gopalan, recent winners of Romnes Faculty Fellowships, discuss how the awards will help shape their research in the years ahead. Congratulations Tehshik & Padma!!
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2014-15 Dates of Finance/Department Meetings
Department/Executive Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 9341 Chemistry

Apr 21, 2015 May 12, 2015

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

Apr 28, 2015 May 5, 2015 May 26, 2015

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SEMINARS
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Monday, April 20th, 2015 - Department, Graduate, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 3:00 pm, Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Professor Yu-Shan Lin, Tufts University "Computational studies on cyclic peptide design"
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Monday, April 20th, 2015 - Department, Materials, Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry (Seminar Hall). Stephen Forrest, University of Michigan "Making small things big in the world of organic electronics"
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Tuesday, April 21st, 2015 - Graduate, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building (Seminar Hall). Professor Stephen K. Doorn, Los Alamos National Laboratory "Harnessing Dark Excitons: Interplay of Chemistry and Optics in the 1-D World of Carbon Nanotubes"
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Tuesday, April 21st, 2015 - Department Special Event, 1:30 pm, Room 9341 Chemistry Building. "Department Meeting"
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Tuesday, April 21st, 2015 - Chemical Biology, Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Professor Jenn Prescher, University of California, Irvine "Joint Organic/Chemical Biology Seminar"
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Tuesday, April 21st, 2015 - Physical Seminar, 4:30 pm, Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Huong Tran, Department of Chemistry "Physical Chemistry Student Seminar"
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Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015 - Department Outreach, 3:00 pm, 4619 Jenewein Road Fitchburg. NOBCChE and ICE, "Earth Day Outreach Event for the Boys & Girls Club"
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Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Dr. Michael Reynolds, Shell International Exploration and Production "Unsupported Catalysts for Upgrading Heavy Oil"
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Thursday, April 23rd, 2015 - Chemical Biology Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chemistry. Professor David Tirrell, Caltech "Chemical Biology McElvain Seminar: Non-Canonical Amino Acids as Probes of Protein Synthesis in Complex Biological Systems"
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Thursday, April 23rd, 2015 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Professor John Hartwig, UC Berkeley "Organic Seminar "Selective Functionalization of Alkyl and Aryl C-H Bonds - Installation of Temporary Functional Groups""
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Friday, April 24th, 2015 - Department Colloquium, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Dr. Jake Yeston, Science Magazine "Scientific Publishing from the Inside Out"
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Tuesday, April 28th, 2015 - Graduate, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building (Seminar Hall). Professor Toshiko Ichiye, Georgetown University "What Makes Water Unique? A Molecular Perspective"
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Tuesday, April 28th, 2015 - Physical Seminar, 4:30 pm, Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Wyatt Merrill, Department of Chemistry "Physical Chemistry Student Seminar"
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Thursday, April 30th, 2015 - Department, Graduate Seminar, 12:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Bassam Shakhashiri, UW Department of Chemistry "The Wisconsin Idea: Opportunities and Challenges for Graduate Research and Education"
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Friday, May 1st, 2015 - Department Special Event, 3:00 pm, 1361 Chemistry Building. Department of Chemistry, UW-Madison "Student Awards Ceremony"
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Monday, May 4th, 2015 - Materials Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry (Seminar Hall). Professor Bryan Boudouris, Purdue University "Joint Materials & MRSEC Seminar: Designing Macromolecules for Advanced Energy Conversion and Nanofiltration Applications"
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Tuesday, May 5th, 2015 - Graduate, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building (Seminar Hall). Professor Phillip Geissler, University of California, Berkeley "Physical Chemistry McElvain Seminar"
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Wednesday, May 6th, 2015 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry Building. Prof. Liliana Quintanar Vera, CINVESTAV, Dept of Chemistry, Mexico City "Inorganic Seminar -TBA"
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Thursday, May 7th, 2015 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chemistry. Porfessor V. Ramamurthy, University of Miami "Organic Seminar "Chemistry in a Capsule: Controlling excited state processes through confinement and weak interactions""
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Thursday, May 7th, 2015 - Analytical, Department Seminar, 12:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry (Seminar Hall). Rena Robinson, University of Pittsburg "Analytical Seminar (Title TBA)"
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Wednesday, May 13th, 2015 - Department, Graduate, Physical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building (Seminar Hall). Professor Xiaowei Zhuang, Harvard University "Ferry Lectures in Physical Chemistry"
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Wednesday, May 13th, 2015 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Michael Organ, York University in Canada "Catalyst Reactivity and Selectivity in Cross-Coupling: Are They Always at Odds With Each Other?"
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Thursday, May 14th, 2015 - Department, Graduate, Physical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building (Seminar Hall). Professor Xiaowei Zhuang, Harvard University "Ferry Lectures in Physical Chemistry"
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Friday, May 15th, 2015 - Department Special Event, 3:00 pm, 1361 and Shain Atrium. Department of Chemistry, UW-Madison "Chemistry Graduation Celebration"
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Thursday, May 21st, 2015 - Department, Inorganic Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Daniel Rabinovich, University of North Carolina, Charlotte "Inorganic Seminar -TBA"
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Thursday, May 21st, 2015 - Inorganic Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Daniel Rabinovich, Univ. North Carolina-Charlotte "Synthetic Analogues of Methanobactin"
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Tuesday, May 26th, 2015 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry (Seminar Hall). Amir Haveyda, "Organic McElvain Seminar"
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Wednesday, May 27th, 2015 - General Special Event, 8:00 am, ACS Great Lakes/Central Regions, "ACS Joint Great Lakes/Central Regional Meeting"
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Wednesday, May 27th, 2015 - Chemical Biology Seminar, 10:00 am, 1315 Chemistry Building (Seminar Hall). Chemical Biology Ph.D. Path, "Chemical Biology Fourth-Year Student Seminar Day"
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RECENT PUBLICATIONS
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Assignments of RNase A by ADAPT-NMR and enhancer.
Tonelli, M; Eller, CH; Singarapu, KK; Lee, W; Bahrami, A; Westler, WM; Raines, RT*; Markley, JL.
BIOMOLECULAR NMR ASSIGNMENTS, 9 (1):81-88; 10.1007/s12104-014-9549-z APR 2015.
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Maximal Oxidative Capacity during Exercise Is Associated with Skeletal Muscle Fuel Selection and Dynamic Changes in Mitochondrial Protein Acetylation.
Overmyer, KA; Evans, CR; Qi, NR; Minogue, CE; Carson, JJ; Chermside-Scabbo, CJ; Koch, LG; Britton, SL; Pagliarini, DJ; Coon, JJ*; Burant, CF.
CELL METABOLISM, 21 (3):468-478; 10.1016/j.cmet.2015.02.007 MAR 3 2015.
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Multiplexed Quantification for Data-Independent Acquisition.
Minogue, CE; Hebert, AS; Rensvold, JW; Westphall, MS; Pagliarini, DJ; Coon, JJ*.
ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY, 87 (5):2570-2575; 10.1021/ac503593d MAR 3 2015.
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Tunneling splittings in formic acid dimer: An adiabatic approximation to the Herring formula.
Jain, A; Sibert, EL*.
JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS, 142 (8):10.1063/1.4908565 FEB 28 2015.
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Biomaterials differentially regulate Src kinases and phosphoinositide 3-kinase-gamma in polymorphonuclear leukocyte primary and tertiary granule release.
Cohen, HC; Frost, DC; Lieberthal, TJ; Li, LJ*; Kao, WJ.
BIOMATERIALS, 50 47-55; 10.1016/j.biomaterials.2015.01.050 MAY 2015.
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Plant-derived antifungal agent poacic acid targets beta-1,3-glucan.
Piotrowski, JS; Okada, H; Lu, FC; Li, SC; Hinchman, L; Ranjan, A; Smith, DL; Higbee, AJ; Ulbrich, A; Coon, JJ*; Deshpande, R; Bukhman, YV; McIlwain, S; Ong, IM; Myers, CL; Boone, C; Landick, R; Ralph, J; Kabbage, M; Ohya, Y.
PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 112 (12):E1490-E1497; 10.1073/pnas.1410400112 MAR 24 2015.
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Linker Length-Dependent Control of Gemini Surfactant Aqueous Lyotropic Gyroid Phase Stability.
Perroni, DV; Baez-Cotto, CM; Sorenson, GP; Mahanthappa, MK*.
JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY LETTERS, 6 (6):993-998; 10.1021/acs.jpclett.5b00092 MAR 19 2015.
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Synthetic Surfaces with Robust and Tunable Underwater Superoleophobicity.
Manna, U; Lynn, DM*.
ADVANCED FUNCTIONAL MATERIALS, 25 (11):1672-1681; 10.1002/adfm.201403735 MAR 18 2015.
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Insights into the Anomalous Vibrational Frequency Shifts of CO2 Adsorbed to Metal Sites in Microporous Frameworks.
FitzGerald, SA; Schloss, JM; Pierce, CJ; Thompson, B; Rowsell, JLC; Yu, K; Schmidt, JR*.
JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY C, 119 (10):5293-5300; 10.1021/jp5104356 MAR 12 2015.
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Influence of Substrate Temperature on the Transformation Front Velocities That Determine Thermal Stability of Vapor-Deposited Glasses.
Dalal, SS; Ediger, MD*.
JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY B, 119 (9):3875-3882; 10.1021/jp512905a MAR 5 2015.
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Experimenting with Synthesis and Analysis of Cationic Gemini Surfactants in a Second-Semester General Chemistry Laboratory.
Anzovino, ME; Greenberg, AE; Moore, JW*.
JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL EDUCATION, 92 (3):524-528; 10.1021/ed500395u MAR 2015.
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Use of H-1, C-13, and F-19-NMR Spectroscopy and Computational Modeling To Explore Chemoselectivity in the Formation of a Grignard Reagent.
Hein, SM; Kopitzke, RW; Nalli, TW; Esselman, BJ*; Hill, NJ*.
JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL EDUCATION, 92 (3):548-552; 10.1021/ed500700c MAR 2015.
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Transferable Next-Generation Force Fields from Simple Liquids to Complex Materials.
Schmidt, JR*; Yu, K; McDaniel, JG.
ACCOUNTS OF CHEMICAL RESEARCH, 48 (3):548-556; 10.1021/ar500272n MAR 2015.
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Practical Aerobic Alcohol Oxidation with Cu/Nitroxyl and Nitroxyl/NOx Catalyst Systems.
Miles, KC; Stahl, SS*.
ALDRICHIMICA ACTA, 48 (1):8-10; 2015.
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     •    Introduction to Polymer Coatings
     •    Radiation Curing of Polymer Technologies
     •    Radiation Curing Equipment, Instrumentation & Safety
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14 ANNUAL UNDERGRADUATE POSTER SESSION
May 1st from 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM the 14th Annual Undergraduate Poster Session will be taking place in the Shain Atrium. Come enjoy this great event!!
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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
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Cambridge Isotope Laboratories, Inc., with headquarters in Tewksbury, MA, is the world's premier producer of stable isotope labeled compounds and a world leader in the field of stable isotope separations. For more than 30 years, CIL has specialized in the development, production, and marketing of stable isotopes and chemical compounds labeled with stable isotopes.  Join us for excellent career opportunities as we drive the expansion of market applications with innovative product development.
West Coast Regional Sales Manager: Join a dynamic sales team with a proven record of success.  As the West Coast Regional Sales Manager, you will design, implement and execute short- and long-term sales strategies that will result in territory growth of sales within the West Coast region of the US and Canada.  The customer base includes leading academic, government, pharmaceutical and biotech accounts.
The West Coast Regional Sales Manager will:
     •    Develop and achieve sales goals and objectives. Develop excellent rapport/relationships with
          existing and new customers.
     •    Provide detailed forecasting and territory analysis.
     •    Maintain a high level of technical and application competence and utilize this knowledge to
          effectively promote CIL products.
     •    Establish contact with prospective customers by following up on company generated leads,
          prospecting to uncover new leads and by networking through existing customers.
     •    Drive the development of new accounts.
     •    Travel throughout assigned territory to call on regular and prospective customers to solicit orders and quotes; travel as needed to attend technical conferences, tradeshows and sales meetings.
     •    Provide marketing feedback from account visits to include general research, competitive, product
          and economic information.
     •    Produce needed Sales reports.
Qualified applicants requirements include:
     •    A BS or MS in Chemistry; Biochemistry or Microbiology; working knowledge of NMR and/or Mass
          Spec a plus
     •    3-5 years' direct sales experience in a closely related field with a proven history of meeting or
          exceeding sales targets
     •    A passionate and enthusiastic approach to selling; must be self-motivated and driven
     •    The ability to sell products to multiple customer levels within an organization; possesses excellent
          customer responsiveness and follow-through
     •    Works effectively both independently and as part of a team
     •    Must be based in the western US
If you meet these qualifications, please apply online at our Careers website at: http://www.isotope.com/corporate-overview/Careers.cfm. Please include salary requirements with your application.
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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS
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NONE FOR THIS NEWSLETTER
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POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AND/OR JOBS
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Institut Européen de Chimie et Biologie - Université de Bordeaux. Peptide, protein, organic, or supramolecular chemists. Two Post-Doctoral positions   May-September 2015. Synthesis and Self-assembly of aromatic oligoamide foldamers. Foldamer-peptide and foldamer-protein recognition Dr. I. Huc's research group - Bordeaux University   France In the context of projects funded by the European Union (ERC-advanced) and the French National Research Agency (ANR), two post-doctoral position are to be filled in the research group of Dr. Ivan Huc at the European Institute of Chemistry and Biology (IECB), University of Bordeaux, France, starting any time from May 2015, and not later than the end of September 2015. IECB offers an international environment with state of the art facilities for research at the chemistry/biology interface (www.iecb.u-bordeaux.u-bordeaux.fr). The research subjects deal with the synthesis of foldamers, including monomer solution phase synthesis and oligomer solid phase synthesis, and the investigation of their folding and their interactions with peptides and proteins. See the group website for details of the team's research background: http://www.iecb.u-bordeaux.fr/teams/HUC/. The positions are for one year renewable at least another year. Applicants should have a strong background in peptide or protein chemistry, and/or in multistep organic synthesis and supramolecular chemistry, and be interested in synthetic organic chemistry, in foldamers and their applications. A strong experience in solid phase synthesis and HPLC purification will be highly appreciated. The laboratory is English speaking and a good level in English is requested, no knowledge of French is requested. Applicants should notify Dr. I. Huc of their interest immediately, and send their applications (CV and motivation letter) as soon as possible. In addition, two recommendation letters should be sent to: Dr. Ivan Huc, Institut Européen de Chimie et Biologie (IECB), +33 (0)5 40 00 22 19 (office), +33 (0)6 62 91 65 71 (cell), e-mail: i.huc@iecb.u-bordeaux.fr.
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