UW Madison Chemistry Newsletter for 06/08/2015

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DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY NEWSLETTER
XXXIX - No. 18 June 8th, 2015

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JOINT FINANCE COMMITTEE APPROVES CHEMISTRY BUILDING PROJECT
Greetings,
I am pleased to report that the Joint Committee on Finance of the State Legislature voted this evening to enumerate the Chemistry Building Project at UW-Madison with a total budget of $107,760,000. Rather than fully funding the project, the State will provide $86,208,000 (GPR-supported bonding) and will require the University to provide $21,552,000 in gifts / grants / other funds.  The final state budget still requires approval by the Legislature and the Governor.  Indications are that the Governor will not veto the project.
If subsequent events transpire as anticipated, they represent a substantial step forward for the building project.  At long last, we will finally have approval to design the project all the way through construction drawings, obtain construction bids, and begin construction.  This good news is tempered by the requirement for the institution to identify a significant component of the funding for the project.
The Department is exceedingly grateful to Chancellor Blank and her staff for heroic efforts to secure this
deal.
Bob McMahon
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2014-15 Dates of Finance/Department Meetings
Department/Executive Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 9341 Chemistry

TBA

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

TBA

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SEMINARS
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Sunday, August 16th, 2015 - Department Special Event, 5:00 pm, TBD. Department of Chemistry, UW-Madison "Department Reception at ACS Meeting"
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Saturday, August 29th, 2015 - Department Special Event, 12:00 pm, Rennebohm Park. "Snout-Out"
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Thursday, September 3rd, 2015 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 am, Chemistry #1315. Professor Alex Radosevic, Pennsylvania State University "Organic Seminar"
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Friday, September 11th, 2015 - Department Colloquium, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Robert West, UW-Madison "Dept. Colloquium"
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Wednesday, September 16th, 2015 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Vlad Iluc, University of Notre Dame "Inorganic Seminar -TBA"
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Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015 - Inorganic, Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Mathias Beller, Leibniz Institute for Catalysis "Casey Lectureship Seminar -TBA"
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Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015 - Inorganic, Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Mathias Beller, Leibniz Institute "Casey Lectureship Seminar -TBA"
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Monday, September 28th, 2015 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry Building (Seminar Hall). Prof. Paul Wender, Stanford University "Organic Seminar-Gilbert Stork Lectures"
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Tuesday, September 29th, 2015 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry (Seminar Hall). Prof. Paul Wender, Stanford University "Organic Seminar - Gilbert Stork Lectures"
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Wednesday, September 30th, 2015 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Prof. Michael Hall, Texas A & M University "Inorganic Seminar -TBA"
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Wednesday, September 30th, 2015 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Michael Hall, Texas A & M University "Inorganic Seminar -TBA"
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LAST (HOPEFULLY) CALL FOR THE CHEMISTRY DRAGONBOAT TEAM
Hello all,
Capital Lakes DragonFest is fast approaching and the chemistry department team (Team Rhodium) is in need of more paddlers.
We currently have 11 people signed up, and we need at least 10 more to fill our roster. If we don't, our team will get split up among the existing teams. While still fun, it would be great if chemistry could be represented as a team.
Any students, faculty, or staff are welcome to join the team! In the past, people have brought family and friends to join, and that is a fantastic way to fill the boat.
The only time commitment is a one-hour practice in the evening on June 19th and race day itself on June 20th. This involves sitting in a beautiful park for most of a Saturday morning, relaxing and eating snacks between races (only a few minutes each). While I know that sounds like an awful use of time, it really is fun. Thanks all, I hope to hear from you soon!
Thanks - Stephanie
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RECENT PUBLICATIONS
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Direct Chemical Vapor Deposition Synthesis of Phase-Pure Iron Pyrite (FeS2) Thin Films.
Samad, L; Caban-Acevedo, M; Shearer, MJ; Park, K; Hamers, RJ*; Jin, S*.
CHEMISTRY OF MATERIALS, 27 (8):3108-3114; 10.1021/acs.chemmater.5b00664 APR 28 2015.
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Electronic Structure of Ni2E2 Complexes (E = S, Se, Te) and a Global Analysis of M2E2 Compounds: A Case for Quantized E-2(n-) Oxidation Levels with n=2, 3, or 4.
Yao, SA; Martin-Diaconescu, V; Infante, I; Lancaster, KM; Gotz, AW; DeBeer, S; Berry, JF*.
JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 137 (15):4993-5011; 10.1021/ja511607j APR 22 2015.
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Visualization of electrochemically driven solid-state phase transformations using operando hard X-ray spectro-imaging.
Li, LS; Chen-Wiegart, YCK; Wang, JJ; Gao, P; Ding, Q; Yu, YS; Wang, F; Cabana, J; Wang, J; Jin, S*.
NATURE COMMUNICATIONS, 6 10.1038/ncomms7883 APR 2015.
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Muscle contraction, Myofilament, Proteomics, Fourier transform mass spectrometry, Electron capture dissociation,
Chen, YC; Sumandea, MP; Larsson, L; Moss, RL; Ge, Y*.
So Journal of Muscle Research and Cell Motility.
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Development and characterization of novel 8-plex DiLeu isobaric labels for quantitative proteomics and peptidomics.
Frost, DC; Greer, T; Xiang, F; Liang, ZD; Li, LJ*.
Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry, 29 (12):1115-1124; 10.1002/rcm.7201 JUN 30 2015.
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Fabrication of Liquid-Infused Surfaces Using Reactive Polymer Multilayers: Principles for Manipulating the Behaviors and Mobilities of Aqueous Fluids on Slippery Liquid Interfaces.
Manna, U; Lynn, DM*.
ADVANCED MATERIALS, 27 (19):3007-3012; 10.1002/adma.201500893 MAY 20 2015.
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Forces of Change: Mechanics Underlying Formation of Functional 3D Organ Buds.
Wrighton, PJ; Kiessling, LL*.
CELL STEM CELL, 16 (5):453-454; 10.1016/j.stem.2015.04.018 MAY 7 2015.
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Spectroscopic and Computational Studies of Cobalamin Species with Variable Lower Axial Ligation: Implications for the Mechanism of Co-C Bond Activation by Class I Cobalamin-Dependent Isomerases.
Conrad, KS; Jordan, CD; Brown, KL; Brunold, TC*.
INORGANIC CHEMISTRY, 54 (8):3736-3747; 10.1021/ic502665x APR 20 2015.
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Accessing Ni(III)-Thiolate Versus Ni(II)-Thiyl Bonding in a Family of Ni-N2S2 Synthetic Models of NiSOD.
Broering, EP; Dillon, S; Gale, EM; Steiner, RA; Telser, J; Brunold, TC*; Harrop, TC.
INORGANIC CHEMISTRY, 54 (8):3815-3828; 10.1021/ic503124f APR 20 2015.
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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
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Associate Chemist. The QTI Group, is assisting in the search for an Associate Chemist to join a cGMP-compliant pharmaceutical company in the Madison area. We were wondering if you are a student who just graduated that would be a good fit this role? The complete job description can be found at: http://tinyurl.com/pu6vvhz. Please let me know if you have any questions. Alisa Reif, Shared Services Research Associate, QTI Executive & Professional Search, 702 E. Washington Ave., Madison, WI 53703, alisa.reif@qtigroup.com, PH  (608)257-1057, www.qtigroup.com.
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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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Postdoctoral Organic or Polymer Chemist. Profs. Darrin Pochan, Kristi Kiick and Chris Kloxin in the Materials Science and Engineering Department at the University of Delaware are seeking a talented postdoctoral organic or polymer chemist with interests in photochemistry for applications in peptide and polymer synthesis and supramolecular assembly.  This high impact project aims to create new structures that are only accessible through photo-induced covalent linking of  peptide nanostructures.  The successful candidate should have a background in organic or polymer chemistry, excellent communication skills and interest in an interdisciplinary environment, and an interest in peptide and/or macromolecular synthesis and characterization. The candidate will also have opportunities to participate in physical characterization of the formed nanostructrues with collaborators in the research. Candidates should submit to: pochandarrin@gmail.com a cover letter, their curriculum vita and the contact information of 2-3 references. This position is available immediately for one year and can be renewed for subsequent years based on research progress and the availability of funds.  The University of Delaware is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from minorities and women.
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Post-Doctoral Fellowship : Rockville, MD, United States. Post-Doctoral Fellowship Opening: Joint Project between MedImmune &NIST. There is an immediate opening for a post-doctoral researcher at the Institute for Bioscience and Biotechnology Research (IBBR) a joint institute of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Maryland located in Rockville, MD.
Project description: Currently low resolution biophysical tools have been used to characterize a wide variety of phenomenological effects with protein biologics that include aggregation, conformational alterations, protein-protein and excipient interactions within a variety of aqueous solutions. There is a great need to understand the details of such phenomena in terms of cause and effect. This project comprises the application of stable isotope-labeling and high resolution NMR methods to probe antibody domain structure and map domain responses to excipient, protein-protein, and protein/ligand interactions based on sequence specific amino acid assignments. Collaboration: This is a joint project as part of a comprehensive Cooperative Research & Development Agreement (CRADA) between MedImmune, a member of the AstraZeneca group, and NIST for several joint projects. This project is led by Dr. Richard L. Remmele Jr., (Director of Analytical Biotechnology, MedImmune), Dr. Varnika Roy (Scientist II, Cell and Fermentation Sciences, MedImmune), Drs. John Marino and Zvi Kelman (Biomolecular Structure and Function Group, NIST). The post-doc will be a US federal employee at NIST, and will have access to MedImmune scientific expertise as well as laboratories at the global R&D headquarters of MedImmune, which are located in close proximity to the NIST and IBBR campuses in Gaithersburg, MD. Suitable disciplines: Candidates with recent PhD degrees in chemistry, biochemistry, or a related field are encouraged to apply. A strong background in NMR spectroscopy is preferred, and experience with protein biochemistry, molecular biology and biophysics would be advantageous. Salary and benefits: At a salary of $66,000 / year, the fellowship is funded for a maximum of three years; renewal will be granted at the end of each year based on satisfactory performance. For benefits information see http://www.nist.gov/ohrm/benefits/index.cfm. Citizenship requirement: Interested applicants must have US citizenship, since the successful candidate will be a US federal government employee. Application procedure: Please send a CV and cover letter and contact information for at least three references to: jobs@ibbr.umd.edu.
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