UW Madison Chemistry Newsletter for 10/06/2014

Bucky UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON
DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY NEWSLETTER
XXXVIII - No. 30 October 6th, 2014

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PATRICK EGAN OUR NEW ACADEMIC DEPARTMENT MANAGER
Patrick Egan starts Today, Monday October 6, as the new ADM. Pat comes to us from Byron, Illinois where he was a Chemistry teacher at the High School. His office is 1128, next to Matt Sanders.  Please stop by, say Hello and make him welcome. Welcome Pat!!
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2014-15 Dates of Finance/Department Meetings
Department/Executive Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 9341 Chemistry

Oct 14, 2014 Nov 11, 2014 Dec 9, 2014 Feb 10, 2015
Mar 10, 2015 Apr 14, 2015 May 12, 2015  

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

Oct 9, 2014 Oct 21, 2014 Nov 4, 2014 Nov 18, 2014 Dec 2, 2014
Dec 16, 2014 Jan 20, 2015 Feb 3, 2015 Feb 17, 2015 Mar 3, 2015
Mar 17, 2015 Apr 7, 2015 Apr 21, 2015 May 5, 2015 May 26, 2015

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SEMINARS
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Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 - Department, Graduate, Physical, Theoretical Lecture, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor George C. Schatz, Northwestern University "Using self-assembly to make functional materials"
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Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 - Department, Graduate, Physical, Theoretical Lecture, 2:00 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor George C. Schatz, Northwestern University "Challenges with harnessing the properties of carbon nanotubes and graphene for making strong materials"
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Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Kenneth Suslick, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign "The Optoelectronic Nose: An Adventure in Molecular Recognition"
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Thursday, October 9th, 2014 - Analytical, Graduate Seminar, 12:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Dr. Allison Doerr, Sr. Editor of Nature Methods "Publishing in Nature Methods and the life of an editor . . . "
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Thursday, October 9th, 2014 - Material Science Program Seminar, 4:00 pm, 265 Materials Science and Engineering Building, 1509 University Ave. Professor Pengpeng Zhang, Michigan State University. "Growth of Light Harvesting Organic Molecules on Inorganic Substrates"
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Friday, October 10th, 2014 - Graduate, Physical, Theoretical Special Event, 5:00 pm, Garner Park - 333 S. Rosa Road. "Physical Chemistry Picnic"
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Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 - Graduate, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building (Seminar Hall). Professor Rodney Priestly, Princeton University "Physical Chemistry Seminar"
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Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 - Department Special Event, 1:30 pm, 9341. "Department Meeting"
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Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Professor Uttam Tambar, UT Southwestern "Catalytic Asymmetric [2,3]-Rearrangements"
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Thursday, October 16th, 2014 - Analytical, Physical Seminar, 12:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Lynn Mazzoleni, Michigan Technological Institute "Unraveling the complexity of atmospheric aerosol organic matter: Insights from ultrahigh resolution mass spectrometry"
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Friday, October 17th, 2014 - Department Special Event, 8:30 am, "Chemistry Board of Advisers Meeting"
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Saturday, October 18th, 2014 - Department Special Event, 10:00 am, Room 1351 Chemistry Building. Professor Bassam Shakhashiri, Department of Chemistry "Science is Fun Extravaganza at the Wisconsin Science Festival"
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Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 - Graduate, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building (Seminar Hall). Professor William Wimley, Tulane University "Physical Chemistry Seminar"
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Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 - Analytical Lecture, 12:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry (Seminar Hall). Prof. Andrew Marcus, University of Oregon "Studies of structure and dynamics of protein-DNA complexes by single molecule and two-dimensional fluorescence spectroscopy"
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Monday, October 27th, 2014 - Department, Graduate, Physical, Theoretical Lecture, 2:00 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry Building (Seminar Hall). Professor Cynthia Friend, Harvard University "Science as a Vehicle for Meeting Societal Challenges"
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Monday, October 27th, 2014 - Analytical, Chemical Biology, Department, Materials Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Dr. Rana Mohtadi, TEMA TTC Toyota "McElvain Materials Seminar"
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Tuesday, October 28th, 2014 - Department, Graduate, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building (Seminar Hall). Professor Cynthia Friend, Harvard University "Catalysis for Sustainable Chemical Production Surface Chemistry Guiding Catalyst Discovery"
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Wednesday, October 29th, 2014 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Linda Doerrer, Boston University "Transition Metal Complexes with Fluorinated Alkoxides for C-H and O-H bond Oxidation Reactions"
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Monday, November 3rd, 2014 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Professor Ian Paterson, University of Cambridge UK "Gilbert Stork Lectures"
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Tuesday, November 4th, 2014 - Graduate, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building (Seminar Hall). Professor Jonathan P. Reid, University of Bristol "Studying Aerosols, One Particle at a Time"
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Tuesday, November 4th, 2014 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Professor Ian Paterson, University of Cambridge UK "Gilbert Stork Lecture"
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Wednesday, November 5th, 2014 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Amanda Reig, Ursinus College "Variations on a Theme: Using a De Novo Protein Scaffold to Understand Functional Tuning in Dinuclear Non-Heme Iron Enzymes "
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Thursday, November 6th, 2014 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chemistry. Professor Greg Fu, Caltech "Aldrich Organic Chemistry Seminar"
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Monday, November 10th, 2014 - Materials Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry (Seminar Hall). Prof. Kevin Burgess, Texas A&M University "Materials Seminar"
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Tuesday, November 11th, 2014 - Department Special Event, 1:30 pm, 9341. "Department Meeting"
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Wednesday, November 12th, 2014 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Eric Schelter, University of Pennsylvania "Seminar -TBA"
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Friday, November 14th, 2014 - Department Colloquium, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry - Seminar Hall. Mark J. Cardillo, The Camille & Henry Dreyfus Foundation "Mark J. Cardillo - Department Colloquium"
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Sunday, November 30th, 2014 - Department Special Event, 2:00 pm, Wisconsin Union Theater (Memorial Union). Professor Bassam Shakhashiri, WISL/Department of Chemistry "Once Upon a Christmas Cheery, in the Lab of Shakhashiri"
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RECENT PUBLICATIONS
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The Negative Ion Photoelectron Spectrum of Cyclopropane-1,2,3-Trione Radical Anion, (CO)(3)(center dot-) - A Joint Experimental and Computational Study.
Chen, B; Hrovat, DA; West, R*; Deng, SHM; Wang, XB; Borden, WT.
Journal of the American Chemical Society, 136 (35):12345-12354; 10.1021/ja505582k SEP 3 2014.
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Advances in the Chemistry of Oxaziridines.
Williamson, KS; Michaelis, DJ; Yoon, TP*.
CHEMICAL REVIEWS, 114 (16):8016-8036; 10.1021/cr400611n AUG 27 2014.
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Mechanism of Alcohol Oxidation Mediated by Copper(II) and Nitroxyl Radicals.
Ryland, BL; McCann, SD; Brunold, TC*; Stahl, SS*.
Journal of the American Chemical Society, 136 (34):12166-12173; 10.1021/ja5070137 AUG 27 2014.
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Modular o-Quinone Catalyst System for Dehydrogenation of Tetrahydroquinolines under Ambient Conditions.
Wendlandt, AE; Stahl, SS*.
Journal of the American Chemical Society, 136 (34):11910-11913; 10.1021/ja506546w AUG 27 2014.
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Medium Effects on Minimum Inhibitory Concentrations of Nylon-3 Polymers against E-coli.
Choi, H; Chakraborty, S; Liu, RH; Gellman, SH*; Weisshaar, JC*.
PLOS ONE, 9 (8):10.1371/journal.pone.0104500 AUG 25 2014.
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Using Galaxy-P to leverage RNA-Seq for the discovery of novel protein variations.
Sheynkman, GM; Johnson, JE; Jagtap, PD; Shortreed, MR; Onsongo, G; Frey, BL; Griffin, TJ; Smith, LM*.
BMC GENOMICS, 15 10.1186/1471-2164-15-703 AUG 22 2014.
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Aromatic inhibitors derived from ammonia-pretreated lignocellulose hinder bacterial ethanologenesis by activating regulatory circuits controlling inhibitor efflux and detoxification.
Keating, DH; Zhang, YP; Ong, IM; McIlwain, S; Morales, EH; Grass, JA; Tremaine, M; Bothfeld, W; Higbee, A; Ulbrich, A; Balloon, AJ; Westphall, MS; Aldrich, J; Lipton, MS; Kim, J; Moskvin, OV; Bukhman, YV; Coon, JJ*; Kiley, PJ; Bates, DM; Landick, R.
FRONTIERS IN MICROBIOLOGY, 5 10.3389/fmicb.2014.00402 AUG 13 2014.
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Metal-Metal Bond-Containing Complexes as Catalysts for C-H Functionalization.
Kornecki, KP; Berry, JF*; Powers, DC; Ritter, T.
PROGRESS IN INORGANIC CHEMISTRY, VOL 58, 58 225-302; 2014.
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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS
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The College of Natural Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin invites applications for the position of Chair of the Department of Chemistry. More information about the University of Texas at Austin, can be found at the Department of Chemistry's website at http://www.cm.utexas.edu/.
The Chair will execute a strategic vision involving a focused expansion of the Department, provide pro-active support and development of existing faculty, and act as a liaison to the College to execute Department goals. The successful applicant is expected to have an internationally recognized research program; significant administrative and leadership experience; a demonstrated ability to foster collaboration; and clearly articulated vision for the continued growth and sustained academic preeminence of the Department, including significant faculty recruitment. The appointment will be at the level of Full Professor with tenure.
The College of Natural Sciences has engaged Opus Partners to support the recruitment of this Chair. Applicants should submit a single PDF containing a letter of interest outlining their research and administrative experience, CV, and a 2-3 page statement of research interests to: jennifer.rumain@opuspartners.net. Nominations, recommendations, expressions of interest, and inquiries should go to the same address. Applications received by November 30, 2014 will receive full consideration.
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The Department of Chemical Engineering, National Tsing Hua University, seeks highly qualified individuals for 1-2 positions in the assistant, associate or full professorship levels.  The candidate must have a Ph.D. degree in engineering or science, an outstanding record of accomplishments in research and enthusiasm in teaching. Application materials including curriculum vitae, copies of diplomas, copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, full publication list, teaching and research plans, contact information of three referees (only a list is needed upon submission) and the CV at-a-glance (available on http://www.che.nthu.edu.tw/main.php) should be sent to Professor Rong-Ming Ho by December 31, 2014 at the following address: Professor Rong-Ming Ho, Coordinator, Faculty Search Committee, Department of Chemical Engineering, National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan 30013, Tel?+886-573-8349, Fax: +886-3-571-5408, E-mail: rmho@mx.nthu.edu.tw.
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The College of Arts & Sciences at Texas A&M University-San Antonio invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor of Chemistry position. The position can begin in Spring 2015 or Fall 2015; the former start date is preferred. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in chemistry, with a specialization in organic chemistry, biochemistry or a related field, and a record of publications consistent with the candidate's professional experience. Applicants must be committed to excellence in undergraduate teaching and research, and prior college teaching experience is required. Teaching responsibilities will include organic and biochemistry courses with associated labs, as well as courses within the successful candidate's area of expertise. The successful candidate must exhibit evidence of quality performance in instruction at the undergraduate level and must be committed to furthering the development of a growing undergraduate program through collaborative curriculum development and assessment, as well as through initiation of a research program designed to include undergraduates. Teaching load is 4/4 or equivalent. Duties include coordinating the chemistry course offerings and planning and organizing the chemistry laboratory. The university plans to start a major in chemistry starting in 2016-17 and the successful candidate will be expected to play a leading role in initiating the new program. Quality performance in research and professional development is expected and experience in interdisciplinary collaborations and collaborative grant writing is desirable. The candidate will be expected to contribute to the growth of the department, college, university, and the community. October 17, 2014 is the priority date for consideration of applications. Only applications uploaded online at the university's Human Resources website with jobs postings will be considered: https://employment.tamusahr.com/applicants/jsp/shared/Welcome_css.jsp.
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University of Oregon. Physical Chemistry Faculty Position. The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry (http://chemistry.uoregon.edu) invites applications for a tenure-related position in experimental physical chemistry (broadly defined) beginning Fall 2015 at the anticipated rank of assistant professor.  A Ph.D. is required and postdoctoral experience is preferred.  The potential for establishing a vigorous independent research program in physical chemistry and active participation and excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels will be the most important criteria for selection.  In addition to membership in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to pursue research in a variety of interdisciplinary institutes (see: http://chemistry.uoregon.edu/research.html?institutes).  To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by October 24, 2014 at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/4651 and upload a curriculum vitae, a statement of research plans and objectives, and a brief statement of teaching philosophy or interests.  The candidate should also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted directly by the recommenders via the preceding URL link. The position will remain open until filled.
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POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AND/OR JOBS
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