UW Madison Chemistry Newsletter for 12/15/2014

Bucky UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON
DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY NEWSLETTER
XXXVIII - No. 39 December 15th, 2014

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NEWSLETTER ON CHRISTMAS VACATION
The Chemistry Newsletter will not be published during the Christmas and New Year weeks. The Chemistry newsletter will return the first week of next year, 1/05/2015. Please continue to submit all of your newsletter items to: goldade@chem.wisc.edu. Thanks and have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!
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2014-15 Dates of Finance/Department Meetings
Department/Executive Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 9341 Chemistry

Feb 10, 2015 Mar 10, 2015
Apr 14, 2015 May 12, 2015

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

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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Monday, December 15th, 2014 - Department Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry Building. "Special Seminar"
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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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Monday, February 2nd, 2015 - Materials Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry (Seminar Hall). Prof. Theresa Reineke, University of Minnesota "Materials Seminar"
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Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015 - Graduate, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building (Seminar Hall). Professor John Herbert, Ohio State University "Physical Chemistry Seminar"
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Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Professor John Reynolds, Georgia Institute of Technology "Organic Seminar"
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Wednesday, February 4th, 2015 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 am, Room 1315 Chemistry. Travis Sunderland, UW-Madison, Berry Group "Inorganic Seminar -TBA"
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Thursday, February 5th, 2015 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Tristan Brown, UW-Madison, Berry Group "Inorganic Seminar -TBA"
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Monday, February 9th, 2015 - Materials Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry (Seminar Hall). Prof. Yuriy Roman, MIT Chemical Engineering "Materials Seminar"
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Tuesday, February 10th, 2015 - Graduate, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building (Seminar Hall). Professor David Ginger, University of Washington "Physical Chemistry Seminar"
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Tuesday, February 10th, 2015 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Professor Ryan Shenvi, Scripps Research Institute "Organic Seminar"
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Monday, February 16th, 2015 - Department, Graduate, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 3:00 pm, Room 9341 Chemistry Building. Professor Nandini Ananth, Cornell University "TCI Seminar"
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Monday, February 16th, 2015 - Materials Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry (Seminar Hall). Prof. Jillian Buriak, University of Alberta, Canada "Materials Seminar"
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Tuesday, February 17th, 2015 - Graduate, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building (Seminar Hall). Professor Thomas Miller, California Institute of Technology "Physical Chemistry Seminar"
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Tuesday, February 17th, 2015 - Organic Seminar, 2:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Professor Abigail Doyle, Princeton "Organic Seminar"
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Tuesday, February 24th, 2015 - Graduate, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building (Seminar Hall). Professor Anastassia Alexandrova, University of California-Los Angeles "Sub-nano clusters: motors, catalysts, and simply curious entities"
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Wednesday, February 25th, 2015 - Department, Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Dr. David Anderson, BASF "Seminar -TBA"
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Thursday, February 26th, 2015 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chemistry. Professor Ming Hammond, UC-Berkeley "Organic Seminar"
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RECENT PUBLICATIONS
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Theoretical vibrational sum-frequency generation spectroscopy of water near lipid and surfactant monolayer interfaces.
Roy, S; Gruenbaum, SM; Skinner, JL*.
JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS, 141 (18):10.1063/1.4895546 NOV 14 2014.
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ORGANIC CHEMISTRY Shape control in reactions with light.
Skubi, KL; Yoon, TP*.
NATURE, 515 (7525):45-46; NOV 6 2014.
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Multiplexed Programmable Release of Captured DNA.
Kennedy-Darling, J; Holden, MT; Shortreed, MR; Smith, LM*.
CHEMBIOCHEM, 15 (16):2353-2356; 10.1002/cbic.201402343 NOV 3 2014.
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Heterometallic Multiple Bonding: Delocalized Three-Center sigma and pi Bonding in Chains of 4d and 5d Transition Metals.
Brogden, DW; Berry, JF*.
INORGANIC CHEMISTRY, 53 (21):11354-11356; 10.1021/ic5024218 NOV 3 2014.
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Earth-abundant inorganic electrocatalysts and their nanostructures for energy conversion applications.
Faber, MS; Jin, S*.
ENERGY & ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE, 7 (11):3519-3542; 10.1039/c4ee01760a NOV 2014.
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Boron Doped diamond films as electron donors in photovoltaics: An X-ray absorption and hard X-ray photoemission study.
Kapilashrami, M; Conti, G; Zegkinoglou, I; Nemsak, S; Conlon, CS; Torndahl, T; Fjallstrom, V; Lischner, J; Louie, SG; Hamers, RJ*; Zhang, L; Guo, JH; Fadley, CS; Himpsel, FJ.
JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS, 116 (14):10.1063/1.4897166 OCT 14 2014.
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Approaching the Minimum Thermal Conductivity in Rhenium-Substituted Higher Manganese Silicides.
Chen, X; Girard, SN; Meng, F; Lara-Curzio, E; Jin, S*; Goodenough, JB; Zhou, JS; Shi, L.
ADVANCED ENERGY MATERIALS, 4 (14):10.1002/aenm.201400452 OCT 7 2014.
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Organocatalysts of oxidative protein folding inspired by protein disulfide isomerase.
Lukesh, JC; Andersen, KA; Wallin, KK; Raines, RT-.
ORGANIC & BIOMOLECULAR CHEMISTRY, 12 (43):8598-8602; 10.1039/c4ob01738b 2014.
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Large-Scale Collision Cross-Section Profiling on a Traveling Wave Ion Mobility Mass Spectrometer.
Lietz, CB; Yu, Q; Li, LJ*.
Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry, 25 (12):2009-2019; 10.1007/s13361-014-0920-1 Dec 2014.
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In Situ Characterization of Proteins Using Laserspray Ionization on a High-Performance MALDI-LTQ-Orbitrap Mass Spectrometer.
Chen, BM; Lietz, CB; Li, LJ*.
Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry, 25 (12):2177-2180; 10.1007/s13361-014-0986-9 Dec 2014.
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Formic-acid-induced depolymerization of oxidized lignin to aromatics.
Rahimi, A; Ulbrich, A; Coon, JJ*; Stahl, SS*.
NATURE, 515 (7526):249-252; 10.1038/nature13867 NOV 13 2014.
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Experimental Measurement of the Binding Configuration and Coverage of Chirality-Sorting Polyfluorenes on Carbon Nanotubes.
Shea, MJ; Mehlenbacher, RD; Zanni, MT*; Arnold, MS.
JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY LETTERS, 5 (21):3742-3749; 10.1021/jz5017813 NOV 6 2014.
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Ballistic Evaporation and Solvation of Helium Atoms at the Surfaces of Protic and Hydrocarbon Liquids.
Johnson, AM; Lancaster, DK; Faust, JA; Hahn, C; Reznickova, A; Nathanson, GM*.
JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY LETTERS, 5 (21):3914-3918; 10.1021/jz501987r NOV 6 2014.
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Time-dependent effects of transcription- and translation-halting drugs on the spatial distributions of the Escherichia coli chromosome and ribosomes.
Bakshi, S; Choi, H; Mondal, J; Weisshaar, JC*.
MOLECULAR MICROBIOLOGY, 94 (4):871-887; 10.1111/mmi.12805 NOV 2014.
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Mutational Analysis of the Quorum-Sensing Receptor LasR Reveals Interactions that Govern Activation and Inhibition by Nonlactone Ligands.
Gerdt, JP; McInnis, CE; Schell, TL; Rossi, FM; Blackwell, HE*.
CHEMISTRY & BIOLOGY, 21 (10):1361-1369; 10.1016/j.chembiol.2014.08.008 OCT 23 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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Palladium catalyzed aryl C-H amination with O-2 via in situ formation of peroxide-based oxidant(s) from dioxane.
Weinstein, AB; Stahl, SS*.
CATALYSIS SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY, 4 (12):4301-4307; 10.1039/c4cy00764f 2014.
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Formal asymmetric hydrobromination of styrenes via copper-catalyzed 1,3-halogen migration.
Van Hoveln, RJ; Schmid, SC; Tretbar, M; Buttke, CT; Schomaker, JM*.
CHEMICAL SCIENCE, 5 (12):4763-4767; 10.1039/c4sc02040e 2014.
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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
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The Chemistry Program of the Division of Science at New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) seeks to appoint several Assistant/Associate Instructors starting in August 2015. Applicants interested in teaching at the undergraduate level in physical, analytical, organic, inorganic, and biochemistry are encouraged to apply. A bachelors or masters degree in chemistry is required. Prior teaching, especially at the undergraduate level, and research experience is preferred. Excellent written and oral communication skills in English are essential.
The instructors will support NYUAD's educational mission by instructing in the lecture and laboratory courses that are part of the chemistry major and the integrated science curriculum for all science majors at the University. Instructors provide assistance with the preparation, development, instruction, and assessment in chemistry courses by teaching laboratory and recitation sections, running review sessions, and taking part in chemistry program activities, among other duties. During January Term and Summer, instructors support teaching and research through a variety of activities that may include research with a faculty member or conducting instructional enhancement projects, or both. Instructors undergo training prior to the start of each academic year. Appointments are up to 3 years in duration with the opportunity to renew.
New York University has established itself as a Global Network University, a multi-site, organically connected network encompassing key global cities and idea capitals. The network has three foundational degree-granting campuses: New York, Abu Dhabi, and Shanghai, complemented by a network of over 10 research and study-away sites across six continents. Faculty and students circulate within the network in pursuit of common research interests and cross-cultural, interdisciplinary endeavors, both local and global. Entering its fifth year, NYU Abu Dhabi has recruited a cohort of faculty who are at once distinguished in their research and teaching. Our students are drawn from around the world and surpass all traditional recruitment benchmarks, both US and global. NYU Abu Dhabi's highly selective liberal arts enterprise is complemented by an institute for advanced research, sponsoring cutting-edge projects across the Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, Sciences, and Engineering.
The terms of employment are competitive with a generous benefits package, including housing. To be considered, all applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference, all in PDF format. Please visit our website at: http://nyuad.nyu.edu/about/careers/faculty-positions.html for instructions and information on how to apply. Applications are open until January 15, 2015. If you have any questions, please e-mail nyuad.science@nyu.edu.
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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS
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The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry at the University of North Carolina Wilmington invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in experimental physical chemistry, including biophysical chemistry and materials chemistry, at the assistant professor level starting August 2015. A PhD and postdoctoral experience are required. The successful candidate is expected to develop excellence in teaching, which can include courses in physical chemistry and biochemistry at the undergraduate and graduate level. A strong background in physical chemistry is required, as the primary teaching load will consist of physical chemistry (thermodynamics) lecture and accompanying lab. However, the candidate should also be able to teach a biochemistry lab or the first semester of a biochemistry lecture. The candidate is expected to maintain a vigorous, externally funded research program involving undergraduate and masters students. The Department is well equipped with state-of-the-art instrumentation, which includes a 600 MHz NMR instrument, LC/MS and HR-LC/MS instruments, spectrofluorometers, DSC, and ITC instruments, all housed in the department and managed by a full-time PhD scientist. Review of applications will begin January 6, 2015 and continue until the position is filled. Application materials, which must include a letter of application, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, summary of research plans, and contact information for three professional references, must be attached to the online application system  not e-mailed, mailed or faxed. Adobe PDF (preferred) or Microsoft Word attachments are required. To apply please visit the Web at: http://www.uncw.edu/hr/joblistings_epa/15F054.html. Questions regarding the position can be directed to Dr. Hee-Seung Lee (leehs@uncw.edu). Contact Libbie Schaffer (schaffere@uncw.edu) for questions regarding the online application system.
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The Department of Chemistry at the College of Wooster invites applications for two full-time one-year visiting Assistant Professors of Chemistry to begin August 2015. One position focused in organic chemistry and the second in inorganic chemistry.  Primary teaching in the area of expertise (organic chemistry or inorganic chemistry) and as well as courses for first year students. Ph.D. by the time of appointment required.
Application materials should be submitted to: drossey@wooster.edu. Please prepare a single PDF containing cover letter, curriculum vitae, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and a one-page statement describing interest in teaching in the undergraduate liberal arts setting.
Three letters of recommendation should also be provided under separate cover. Questions about the position may be directed to Dr. Mark Snider (msnider@wooster.edu). Review of applications begins January 12, 2015 and will continue until appointments are made.
The College of Wooster is an independent college of the liberal arts and sciences with a commitment to excellence in undergraduate education. The College values diversity, strives to attract qualified women and minority candidates, and encourages individuals belonging to these groups to apply. Wooster seeks to ensure diversity by its policy of making appointments without regard to age, sex, color, race, creed, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, or political affiliation. The College of Wooster is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Employment is subject to federal laws requiring verification of identity and legal right to work in the United States as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act. The College of Wooster is a drug-free workplace. http://www.wooster.edu.
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The Chemistry Department at Edinboro University has several bachelor's degree programs in chemistry, including one in which graduates earn an American Chemical Society Certificate.  Both of our inorganic chemists are retiring, so we will soon be opening a search for candidates to fill a tenure-track position in inorganic chemistry.  We expect the selected candidate to join our faculty in August, 2015.
Although Edinboro University does grant some graduate degrees, the chemistry degrees are limited to BS Chemistry (ACS), BS Chemistry-Biochemistry, BS Chemistry-Forensic Science, BS Chemistry-Secondary Education, BA Chemistry, and AS Pre-Pharmacy.  Thus, we are primarily a teaching faculty.  We do have small research laboratories and we encourage research and grantsmanship, but teaching is our primary focus. Please forward to Post-docs or alumni in inorganic or bio-inorganic laboratories who have expressed an interest in teaching. To meet ACS faculty requirements, we must fill this position with a person having significant experience in inorganic or bio-inorganic chemistry.
Edinboro University is located 17 miles south of Erie, PA.  More information about the university is available at www.edinboro.edu, the Chemistry Department at: https://my.edinboro.edu/group/chemistry-department/home, and the faculty contract at:  http://www.apscuf.org/members/contract/2011-2015-faculty-cba. Contact: Lisa M. Unico, Ph.D., Professor, Chair, Chemistry Department, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania.
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POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AND/OR JOBS
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