UW Madison Chemistry Newsletter for 11/17/2014

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DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY NEWSLETTER
XXXVIII - No. 36 November 17th, 2014

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TEHSHIK YOON WINS FRIEDRICH WILHELM BESSEL AWARD
Congratulations to Professor Tehshik Yoon on receiving a Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation!  These awards are granted to internationally renowned academics from abroad in recognition of their outstanding accomplishments in research to date and their exceptional promise for the future. Recipients must have earned recognition as internationally recognized experts in their research, and are projected to continue producing cutting-edge achievements with lasting impact beyond their area of specialization. Award winners are given a generous stipend that allows them to conduct a research project of their own choosing in Germany in close collaboration with a specialist colleague. Congratulations, Tehshik!
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CONTRACT SIGNED FOR CHEMISTRY BUILDING DESIGN
We're pleased to report that the State Department of Administration signed the contract for the design of the chemistry building project. The design project will now swing into motion. This process will engage many of you, in some fashion or other, over the coming 18 months.
For the Facilities Committee, Bob, John, Matt.
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NO NEWSLETTER NEXT WEEK
The Chemistry newsletter will not be published for the Thanksgiving week. Enjoy the week off and have a Happy Thanksgiving. The newsletter will return on December 1st, 2014.
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2014-15 Dates of Finance/Department Meetings
Department/Executive Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 9341 Chemistry

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

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

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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Thursday, November 20th, 2014 - Materials Science Program Seminar, 4:00 pm, Room 265 in the Materials Science and Engineering Building, 1509 University Avenue. Jonathan E Spanier, Department of Materials Science & Engineering, Department of Physics, A J Drexel Institute for Energy & the Environment, Drexel University, Philadelphia PA. "Polar oxides: making more of the sun, surfaces and interfaces"
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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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Tuesday, December 9th, 2014 - Department Special Event, 1:30 pm, 9341. "Department Meeting"
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Tuesday, January 20th, 2015 - Graduate, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building (Seminar Hall). Professor Laura Gagliardi, University of Minnesota "Physical Chemistry Seminar"
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Wednesday, January 21st, 2015 - Department, Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Daniel Fredrickson, University of Wisconsin-Madison "Inorganic Chemistry Seminar"
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Thursday, January 22nd, 2015 - Department, Organic Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chemistry Building (Seminar Hall). Professor Jennifer Schomaker, UW-Madison Department of Chemistry "Organic Chemistry Seminar"
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Tuesday, January 27th, 2015 - Department, Graduate, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building (Seminar Hall). Professor JR Schmidt, University of Wisconsin-Madison "Physical Chemistry Seminar"
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Wednesday, January 28th, 2015 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Christophe Coperet, Swiss Federal Inst. of Technology "Meloche Seminar -TBA"
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Friday, January 30th, 2015 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Christophe Coperet, Swiss Federal Inst. of Technology "Meloche Seminar -TBA"
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Saturday, January 31st, 2015 - General Outreach, 9:00 am, "Wisconsin Middle School Regional Science Bowl"
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RECENT PUBLICATIONS
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1,3-Halogen migration as an entry to aryl coppers from an unintuitive starting material.
Van Hoveln, RJ; Schmid, SC; Schomaker, JM*.
ORGANIC & BIOMOLECULAR CHEMISTRY, 12 (39):7655-7658; 10.1039/c4ob01294a OCT 21 2014.
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Copper-catalyzed tandem annulation/arylation for the synthesis of diindolylmethanes from propargylic alcohols.
Li, H; Li, XX; Wang, HY; Winston-McPherson, GN; Geng, HMJ; Guzei, IA*; Tang, WP.
CHEMICAL COMMUNICATIONS, 50 (82):12293-12296; 10.1039/c4cc05901h OCT 21 2014.
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Photocatalytic Synthesis of Dihydrobenzofurans by Oxidative [3+2] Cycloaddition of Phenols.
Blum, TR; Zhu, Y; Nordeen, SA; Yoon, TP*.
Angewandte Chemie-international Edition, 53 (41):11056-11059; 10.1002/anie.201406393 OCT 6 2014.
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An "Intermediate Spin" Nickel Hydride Complex Stemming from De localized Ni-2(mu-H)(2) Bonding.
Yao, SA; Corcos, AR; Infante, I; Hillard, EA; Clerac, R; Berry, JF*.
Journal of the American Chemical Society, 136 (39):13538-13541; 10.1021/ja507342a OCT 1 2014.
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Burial of nonpolar surface area and thermodynamic stabilization of globins as a function of chain elongation.
Jennaro, TS; Beaty, MR; Kurt-Yilmaz, N; Luskin, BL; Cavagnero, S*.
Proteins-structure Function and Bioinformatics, 82 (10):2318-2331; 10.1002/prot.24590 OCT 2014.
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Optimal Interstrand Bridges for Collagen-like Biomaterials.
Tanrikulu, IC; Raines, RT*.
Journal of the American Chemical Society, 136 (39):13490-13493; 10.1021/ja505426g OCT 1 2014.
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Opportunities in Photocatalytic Synthesis.
Yoon, TP*; Stephenson, CRJ.
ADVANCED SYNTHESIS & CATALYSIS, 356 (13):2739-2739; SI 10.1002/adsc.201400871 SEP 15 2014.
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Rabbit-ears hybrids, VSEPR sterics, and other orbital anachronisms.
Clauss, AD*; Nelsen, SF*; Ayoub, M; Moore, JW*; Landis, CR*; Weinhold, F*.
CHEMISTRY EDUCATION RESEARCH AND PRACTICE, 15 (4):417-434; 10.1039/c4rp00057a 2014.
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Ammonolysis of anilides promoted by ethylene glycol and phosphoric acid.
Stephenson, NA; Gellman, SH*; Stahl, SS*.
RSC ADVANCES, 4 (87):46840-46843; 10.1039/c4ra09065a 2014.
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Discovery of a tetracontinuous, aqueous lyotropic network phase with unusual 3D-hexagonal symmetry.
Sorenson, GP; Schmitt, AK; Mahanthappa, MK*.
SOFT MATTER, 10 (41):8229-8235; 10.1039/c4sm01226g 2014.
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High solid-state fluorescence in ring-shaped AEE-active tetraphenylsilole derivatives.
Cai, YJ; Samedov, K; Albright, H; Dolinar, BS; Guzei, IA*; Hu, RR; Zhang, CC; Tang, BZ; West, R*.
CHEMICAL COMMUNICATIONS, 50 (84):12714-12717; 10.1039/c4cc06203e 2014.
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Rational Design of a Block Copolymer with a High Interaction Parameter.
Sweat, DP; Kim, M; Larson, SR; Choi, JW; Choo, Y; Osuji, CO; Gopalan, P*.
MACROMOLECULES, 47 (19):6687-6696; 10.1021/ma501597g OCT 14 2014.
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Resonance Raman spectroscopic study of solvent-dependent coexistence of localized and delocalized dinitroaromatic radical anions.
Hoekstra, RM; Chen, YT; Kiesz, MD; Telo, JP; Stephenson, RM; Nelsen, SF*; Zink, JI.
CANADIAN JOURNAL OF CHEMISTRY, 92 (10):940-947; 10.1139/cjc-2014-0058 OCT 2014.
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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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Assistant/Associate/Full Professor (Soft Matter Neutron Scattering/Tenure-track) position in The Department of Chemistry, Louisiana State University. August 2015 start.
Required Qualifications: PhD in Chemistry, Physics, or a related field; demonstrated excellence in teaching and research. Candidates must have experience in the use of neutron scattering to explore the structure and dynamics of soft matter systems.
Responsibilities: Establish a strong, well-funded, widely recognized research program; publish results of research in appropriate journals or other media; teach undergraduate and graduate level courses in Chemistry; direct/supervise graduate and undergraduate students. The successful candidate will work collaboratively with LSU faculty and may have opportunities for collaborations and/or an appointment at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) to build the neutron scattering infrastructure in Louisiana through a funded US Department of Energy program (LaCNS). The DoE funding is intended to enhance the collaboration in neutron scattering between LSU and ORNL. For more information on LaCNS contact Professors Donghui Zhang, dhzhang@lsu.edu, or John DiTusa, ditusa@phys.lsu.edu. Review of applications will begin on December 5, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check. Benefits: LSU offers outstanding benefits to eligible employees and their dependents, including health, life, dental, and vision insurance, flexible spending accounts; retirement options; sick leave, paid holidays; wellness benefits; training and development opportunities; employee discounts; and more.
To Apply: Applications should consist of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, summary of proposed research, and statement of teaching philosophy, preferably as a single PDF document. A copy of transcript(s) may be attached to the application; note that original transcripts are required prior to hire. Please submit  materials electronically (see below). Applicants should arrange to have a minimum of three recommendation letters e-mailed directly from evaluators to: Ms. Vickie Thornton (vthornton@lsu.edu), subject line: LSU Chemistry Soft Matter Neutron Scattering Search. Apply online at: https://lsusystemcareers.lsu.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=58423.
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Assistant Professor (Tenure-track), Inorganic Solid State Hard or Organic/Macromolecular/Biological Soft Materials Chemistry in The Department of Chemistry, Louisiana State University. August 2015 start. Required Qualifications: PhD in Chemistry or a related field; demonstrated excellence in teaching and research. Candidates must have experience in materials, including possibly hybrid materials, for example inorganic/organic hybrids.
Responsibilities: Establish a strong, well-funded, widely recognized research program; publish results of research in appropriate journals or other media; teach undergraduate and graduate level courses in Chemistry; direct/supervise graduate and undergraduate students. The successful candidate will have access to state of the art facilities for chemical and materials research in a recently occupied Chemistry and Materials Building. Review of applications will begin on December 5, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check.
Benefits: LSU offers outstanding benefits to eligible employees and their dependents, including health, life, dental, and vision insurance, flexible spending accounts; retirement options; sick leave, paid holidays; wellness benefits; training and development opportunities; employee discounts; and more.
To Apply: Applications should consist of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, summary of proposed research, and statement of teaching philosophy, preferably as a single PDF document. A copy of transcript(s) may be attached to the application; note that original transcripts are required prior to hire. Please submit materials electronically (see below). Applicants should arrange to have a minimum of three recommendation letters e-mailed directly from evaluators to: Ms. Vickie Thornton (vthornton@lsu.edu), subject line: LSU Chemistry MATERIALS Search. Apply online at: https://lsusystemcareers.lsu.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=58420.
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The Department of Chemistry at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Physical Chemistry (broadly defined including Physical Inorganic, Physical Organic, and Physical Biochemistry) at the Assistant Professor level with an anticipated appointment date for Fall 2015. The successful candidate is expected to develop a vigorous, energetic and externally funded research program, to be committed to teaching at undergraduate and graduate (master and doctorate) levels, to mentor students, and to serve the department, college, university, discipline, and community. The Department of Chemistry has top of the line facilities including NMR spectroscopy, mass spectrometry, EPR, x-ray crystallography (small molecule and protein), and cryo-electron microscopy located in the brand new state-of-the art Chemistry and Computer Science Building. Candidates' research should have a strong potential for extramural funding and for the establishment of collaborations with other laboratories. Preference will be given to candidates whose research employs innovative approaches in areas including energy, environmental, and biosciences. Documents needed include letter of interest, curriculum vitae, research proposals, teaching statements, and a list of contact information for three references.
Required Qualifications: Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree, postdoctoral research experience, and a strong record of research accomplishments.
Application Procedures: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates should send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, research proposals, teaching philosophy, and contact information for at least three references to the following address: Physical Chemistry Search Committee Chair, Department of Chemistry, University of Texas at El Paso, 500 West University Avenue, El Paso, TX 79968, Email: mnarayan@utep.edu.
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POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AND/OR JOBS
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Lubrizol Postdoctoral Scientist in Brecksville Ohio United States. The Lubrizol Corporation is an innovative specialty chemical company that produces and supplies technologies that improve the quality and performance of our customers' products in the global transportation, industrial, and consumer markets. We were named the 2009 Company of the Year by Chemical and Engineering News, and in 2009 and 2010 we were recognized by Newsweekas one of the greenest companies in America. We are a 13-time winner of the NorthCoast 99 Award, honoring great workplaces for top talent in Northeast Ohio. In 2010, Forbes Magazineand Corporate Responsibility Magazine named us one of the top 100 and best corporate citizens, respectively. Trust Across America also named us a Top 10 Trustworthy Company for 2010. Lubrizol consistently recruits the best and brightest. Put your valuable skills to work and join us!
We currently have the following opportunity for a Postdoctoral Scientist supporting the Advanced Materials' Performance Coatings business available. This position is for one year at our Brecksville, Ohio facility (a southern suburb of Cleveland).
Duties/responsibilities:
     •    Synthesis and study of polymers, additives and system solutions for water-borne coatings.
     •    Interface with other groups within the organization to characterize the materials and quantify
          performance.
     •    Search literature in the area of water-soluble and water-borne polymers and additives used in metal coatings. Expected outcome is an understanding of the IP landscape and opportunities in the specific markets of interest to Lubrizol
     •    Develop a fundamental understanding of the relationship(s) between polymer and additive structure and the resulting properties.
     •    Fundamental research to identify and develop polymers to promote desired mechanical properties in coatings beyond the current state of the art within The Lubrizol Corporation.
     •    Give regular progress updates via written reports and presentations
     •    Help maintain an orderly and safe laboratory operation. Actively participate in safety meetings and orientations.
Skills, Qualifications, Experience, Special Physical Requirements:
     •    PhD graduate in polymer chemistry, organic chemistry (with polymer experience), material science or related field from an accredited college or university
     •    Strong verbal and written communication skills
     •    Ability and willingness to work well in a team environment
     •    Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and ability to learn operating software
          for additional applications necessary to the completion of the job.
Considered a Plus:
     •    Strong research background in polymer synthesis and characterization
     •    Strong research background in emulsion and dispersion polymerization
     •    Experience in corrosion science and organic/polymer materials used in metal coating
     •    Experience with a broad range of polymers currently used in commercial coatings
No Relocation Available. Research and Development, Postdoctoral Scientist, OH-Brecksville, Requisition ID: 1402365, Apply at:
http://lubrizol.jobs/brecksville-oh/postdoctoral-scientist/9E710358EF834....
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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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