UW Madison Chemistry Newsletter for 10/19/2015

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DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY NEWSLETTER
XXXIX - No. 29 October 19th, 2015

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CONGRATULATIONS TO KYOUNG-SHIN CHOI AND HYUN GIL CHA!
Congratulations to Chemistry Professor Kyoung-Shin Choi and postdoctoral fellow Hyun Gil Cha on receiving an Innovation Award from the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) for their work using solar energy to transform biomass into a valuable industrial compound. http://news.wisc.edu/24084?utm_source=iUW&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=.... Congratulations, Kyoung-Shin and Hyun Gil!
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2015 Dates of Finance/Department Meetings
Department/Executive Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 9341 Chemistry

11/10/2015 12/08/2015 2/09/2016
3/08/2016 4/12/2016 5/10/2016

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

10/20/2015 11/03/2015 11/17/2015 12/01/2015 12/22/2015
1/19/2016 2/02/2016 2/16/2016 3/01/2016 3/29/2016
4/05/2016 4/26/2016 5/03/2016 5/17/2016  

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SEMINARS
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Tuesday, October 20th, 2015 - Department, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building (Seminar Hall). Professor Emily Carter, Princeton University "Renewable Fuels and Chemicals from Photoelectrocatalysis"
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Wednesday, October 21st, 2015 - Department, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 2:00 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry Building (Seminar Hall). Professor Emily Carter, Princeton University "Quantum Mechanics without Wavefunctions"
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Thursday, October 22nd, 2015 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chemistry Building (Seminar Hall). Professor Champak Chatterjee, University of Washington "Organic Seminar "Chemical Strategies to Study Post-Translational Modifications of Human Histones""
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Thursday, October 22nd, 2015 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry (Seminar Hall). Professor Chieu Tran, Marquette University "Biocompatible composites from cellulose, wool, hair and chicken feather: green and recyclable synthesis and application for water purification and wound healing"
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Friday, October 23rd, 2015 to Saturday, October 24th, 2015 - Department Special Event, 4:00 pm, "UW System Chemistry Faculties Meeting"
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Friday, October 23rd, 2015 to Saturday, October 24th, 2015 - General Special Event, 4:30 pm, Union South - Varsity Hall. Fleming Crim & Bassam Shakhashiri, UW Madison Chemistry Dept. "Wisconsin System Chemistry Faculty Conference"
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Sunday, October 25th, 2015 - General Outreach, 2:30 pm, Discovery Building. Professor Bassam Shakhashiri, "Science is Fun Extravaganza at Wisconsin Science Festival"
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Monday, October 26th, 2015 - Department, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 3:00 pm, Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Professor David Masiello, University of Washington "A Taxonomy of the Magneto-Optical Responses of Cyclic Plasmon-Supporting Metal Oligomers"
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Tuesday, October 27th, 2015 - Department, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chemistry Building - Seminar Hall. Professor Michael Barnes, University of Massachusetts-Amherst "Probing Directional Interactions in Crystalline Organic Semiconductor Nanowires"
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Tuesday, October 27th, 2015 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry (Seminar Hall). Professor Brian McNaughton, Colorado State University "Expanding the Functional Utility of Proteins as Research Tools and Therapeutic Leads"
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Wednesday, October 28th, 2015 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Ruma Banerjee, University of Michigan "Inorganic Seminar -TBA"
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Thursday, October 29th, 2015 - Analytical, Chemical Biology Seminar, 11:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry (Seminar Hall). Nick Kwiecien, UW Madison - Joshua Coon research group "Title TBD"
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Monday, November 2nd, 2015 - Department, Materials Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry (Seminar hall). Dr. James B. Hannon, IBM, T.J. Watson Research Center "McElvain Seminar - How Chemistry Enables High-performance Carbon Nanotube Logic"
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Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015 - Department, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chemistry Building - Seminar Hall. Professor Thomas Miller, California Institute of Technology "Physical Chemistry Seminar"
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Wednesday, November 4th, 2015 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Stanislav Groysman, Wayne State University "Inorganic Seminar -TBA"
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Thursday, November 5th, 2015 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chemistry Building (Seminar Hall). Dr. Seble Wagaw, AbbVie "McElvain Seminar "Drug Substance Control Strategy Development""
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Thursday, November 5th, 2015 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry (Seminar Hall). Professor Susan Olesik, The Ohio State University "Title TBD"
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Monday, November 9th, 2015 - Materials, Physical Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry (Seminar Hall). Professor Michael Chabinyc, University of California, Santa Barbara "Organic Electronics: Making Devices with Molecules and Polymers"
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Tuesday, November 10th, 2015 - Department, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chemistry Building - Seminar Hall. Professor Prashant Jain, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign "Some Hidden Facts about Chemistry in the Solid-State"
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Tuesday, November 10th, 2015 - Department Special Event, 1:30 pm, 9341 Chemistry Building. Department of Chemistry, "Department Meeting"
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Tuesday, November 10th, 2015 - General Seminar, 9:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry (Seminar Hall). Chief of Police Sue Riseling, "How to Navigate Your Career in a Male-Dominated Field"
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Wednesday, November 11th, 2015 - Department, Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Alvano De Sousa, Witwatersrand University "Inorganic Seminar -TBA"
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Thursday, November 12th, 2015 - Analytical, Chemical Biology Seminar, 12:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry (Seminar Hall). Dr. Michael Shortreed, University of Wisconsin, Madison - Smith research group "Title TBD"
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Thursday, November 12th, 2015 - Department, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 3:00 pm, Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Professor Daniel Killelea, Loyola University Chicago "Special Physical Chemistry Seminar"
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Tuesday, November 17th, 2015 - Department, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chemistry Building - Seminar Hall. Dr. Amanda Case, University of Wisconsin-Madison "Physical Chemistry Seminar"
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Wednesday, November 18th, 2015 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. James Mayer, Yale University "Aldrich Inorganic Seminar -TBA"
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Thursday, November 19th, 2015 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Professor Brandon Ruotolo, University of Michigan "Structural Biology in the Gas Phase: New Approaches for Conformationally-selective Inhibitor Screening and Multiprotein Topology Mapping"
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Thursday, November 19th, 2015 - Chemical Biology, Organic Seminar, 2:30 pm, Chemistry #1315. Professor Dan Kahne, Harvard University "Novartis Chemical Sciences Lectureship"
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46TH ANNUAL "ONCE UPON A CHRISTMAS CHEERY, IN THE LAB OF SHAKHASHIRI"
Saturday, December 5 & Sunday, December 6, 2015
1:00 p.m. on Saturday and 1:00 & 4:00 p.m. on Sunday
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RECENT PUBLICATIONS
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Catalytic Aerobic Dehydrogenation of Nitrogen Heterocycles Using Heterogeneous Cobalt Oxide Supported on Nitrogen-Doped Carbon.
Iosub, AV; Stahl, SS*.
ORGANIC LETTERS, 17 (18):4404-4407; 10.1021/acs.orglett.5b01790 SEP 18 2015.
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A projection-free method for representing plane-wave DFT results in an atom-centered basis.
Dunnington, BD; Schmidt, JR*.
JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS, 143 (10):10.1063/1.4930015 SEP 14 2015.
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Precise equilibrium structure determination of hydrazoic acid (HN3) by millimeter-wave spectroscopy.
Amberger, BK; Esselman, BJ; Stanton, JF; Woods, RC*; McMahon, RJ*.
JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS, 143 (10):10.1063/1.4929792 SEP 14 2015.
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Counting tagged molecules one by one: Quantitative photoactivation and bleaching of photoactivatable fluorophores.
Kratochvil, HT; Ha, DG; Zanni, MT*.
JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS, 143 (10):10.1063/1.4929991 SEP 14 2015.
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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
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NONE FOR THIS NEWSLETTER
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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS
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The Department of Chemistry at Virginia Commonwealth University invites applications for a tenure-eligible, Assistant Professor position in the broad area of Analytical Chemistry to begin in fall 2016. The candidate is expected to develop and maintain a funded, nationally recognized research program. Teaching will primarily be in undergraduate and graduate courses in analytical chemistry. The candidate's research interests should complement those of existing faculty; those candidates with analytical chemistry interests that bridge to nanoscience and/or chemical biology are encouraged to apply. Candidates must have demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment, or the commitment to do so.
A Ph.D. in chemistry is required and post-doctoral experience is strongly encouraged. Well qualified candidates at higher ranks may be considered, contingent on funding availability.
Candidates will submit:
     •    a cover letter
     •    a curriculum vitae
     •    a document containing detailed research proposals, teaching plans and an estimate of start-up costs to https://www.vcujobs.com/postings/47038.
In addition, names of three references must be entered into vcujobs; these individuals will be asked to provide recommendation letters. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Please contact Sarah C. Rutan, Search Committee Chair, at srutan@vcu.edu for any questions about the position.
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The Department of Chemistry at Princeton University is currently undertaking a search for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in all areas of chemistry. Princeton has a strong commitment to a diverse campus and curriculum, and we would appreciate your bringing this position announcement to the attention of qualified candidates. Alternatively, if you simply want to forward the names of candidates whom you think might be qualified or interested, we would be happy to contact them directly. For full consideration, applications should be submitted by October 15, 2015. The job description and application can be found at: jobs.princeton.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=67134.
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POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AND/OR JOBS
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NONE FOR THIS NEWSLETTER
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Please submit all newsletter information or address changes to: goldade@chem.wisc.edu or 262-0293. Thanks.
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