UW Madison Chemistry Newsletter for 12/16/2013

Bucky UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON
DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY NEWSLETTER
XXXVII - No. 38 December 16th, 2013

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UNIVERSITY HOUSING'S HONORED INSTRUCTOR AWARDS
We recently received notification that a number of Chemistry instructors and TAs were selected to receive University Housing's Honored Instructor Awards.  Congratulations to Dan Araki, Arya Baghkhanian, Morgan Baima, John Berry, Adam Birdsall, Beth Blaesi, Thomas Brunold, Wen Chyan, Stephanie Dillon, Chris Jordan, Teri Larson, Scott McCann, Ankit Gujral, Stephen Block, Matt Bowman, Brian Esselman, Sam Gellman, Randy Goldsmith, John Moore, Gil Nathanson, JR Schmidt and Tehshik Yoon! Award recipients are nominated by students "for having made a significant impact on their educational experience." Thanks for the contributions of all these fine instructors to Chemistry teaching! Congratulations to all!
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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The Chemistry Newsletter will not be published during the Christmas and New Year weeks.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, 1/06/2014. We'll publish the newsletter on the off week only if we have news that needs to be announced for that week. 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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2013 Dates of Finance/Department Meetings
Department/Executive Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 9341 Chemistry

Feb. 11, 2014 Mar. 11, 2014
Apr. 15, 2014 May 13, 2014

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

Dec. 17, 2013 Jan. 21, 2014 Feb. 4, 2014
Feb. 18, 2014 Mar. 4, 2014 Mar. 25, 2014
Apr. 22, 2014 May 6, 2014 May 20, 2014

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SEMINARS
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Monday, December 16th, 2013 - Department, General Seminar, 4:00 pm, H.F. Deluca Forum WID. Featured Panel, UW-Madison "Maximizing Your Communcation Impact: A panel discussion"
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Tuesday, January 21st, 2014 - Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Gregory Voth, The University of Chicago "Theory and Simulation of Biomolecular Systems: Surmounting the Challenge of Bridging the Scales"
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Thursday, January 23rd, 2014 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chemistry. Sam Krerowicz of the Schwartz Group, UW Madison "Organic Student Seminar"
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Thursday, January 23rd, 2014 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chemistry. Sam Krerowicz of the Schwartz Group, UW Madison "Organic Student Seminar"
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Tuesday, January 28th, 2014 - Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Cecilia Clementi, Rice University "Multiscale Modeling of Macromolecular Dynamics"
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Wednesday, January 29th, 2014 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Amanda Corcos, UW Madison "TBD"
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Tuesday, February 4th, 2014 - Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Michael A. Duncan, University of Georgia "Infrared Spectroscopy of Cold Ions and their Clusters: Inorganic and Organic Chemistry in the Gas Phase"
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Tuesday, February 4th, 2014 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Professor Seth Horne, University of Pittsburgh "TBD"
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Wednesday, February 5th, 2014 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Judith Burstyn, UW-Madison "TBD"
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Thursday, February 6th, 2014 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315. Maaz Ahmed of the Stahl Group, UW Madison "Organic Student Seminar"
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Monday, February 10th, 2014 - Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 3:00 pm, Room 8335 Chemistry Bldg.. Professor Lynn Kamerlin, Uppsala University, Sweden "Theoretical Chemistry Institute Seminar"
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Tuesday, February 11th, 2014 - Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. Christopher Mundy, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory "Physical Chemistry Seminar"
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Tuesday, February 11th, 2014 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Professor Ken Houk, UCLA "Organic seminar"
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Wednesday, February 12th, 2014 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Theo Agapie, California Institute of Technology "TBD"
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Thursday, February 13th, 2014 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chemistry. Ryan Scamp of the Schomaker Group, UW Madison "Organic Student Seminar"
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Tuesday, February 18th, 2014 - Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Markus Raschke, University of Colorado-Boulder "Physical Chemistry Seminar"
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Wednesday, February 19th, 2014 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Arthur Mar, University of Alberta "TBA"
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Thursday, February 20th, 2014 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chemistry. Scott McCann of the Stahl group, UW Madison "Organic Student Seminar"
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Monday, February 24th, 2014 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Kyoko Nozaki, University of Toyko "Casey Lectureship Seminar Series, Title TBD"
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Tuesday, February 25th, 2014 - Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Doug Barrick, Johns Hopkins University "Physical Chemistry Seminar"
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Tuesday, February 25th, 2014 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Professor Jeff Kelly, Scripps Research Institute "Organic Seminar"
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Wednesday, February 26th, 2014 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Kyoko Nozaki, The University of Tokyo "Casey Lectureship Seminar Series, Title TBD"
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Friday, February 28th, 2014 - Department Special Event, 4:00 pm, Union South. Chemistry Department, UW Madison "Graduate Recruiting Weekend"
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RECENT PUBLICATIONS
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Nylon-3 Polymers That Enable Selective Culture of Endothelial Cells.
Liu, RH; Chen, XY; Gellman, SH*; Masters, KS.
Journal of the American Chemical Society, 135 (44):16296-16299; 10.1021/ja408634a NOV 6 2013.
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Efficient Aerobic Oxidation of Secondary Alcohols at Ambient Temperature with an ABNO/NOx Catalyst System.
Lauber, MB; Stahl, SS*.
ACS CATALYSIS, 3 (11):2612-2616; 10.1021/cs400746m NOV 2013.
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Copper/TEMPO-Catalyzed Aerobic Alcohol Oxidation: Mechanistic Assessment of Different Catalyst Systems.
Hoover, JM; Ryland, BL; Stahl, SS*.
ACS CATALYSIS, 3 (11):2599-2605; 10.1021/cs400689a NOV 2013.
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Copper(I)/ABNO-Catalyzed Aerobic Alcohol Oxidation: Alleviating Steric and Electronic Constraints of Cu/TEMPO Catalyst Systems.
Steves, JE; Stahl, SS*.
Journal of the American Chemical Society, 135 (42):15742-15745; 10.1021/ja409241h OCT 23 2013.
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Evidence for Phenylalanine Zipper-Mediated Dimerization in the X-ray Crystal Structure of a Magainin 2 Analogue.
Hayouka, Z; Mortenson, DE; Kreitler, DF; Weisblum, B; Forest, KT; Gellman, SH*.
Journal of the American Chemical Society, 135 (42):15738-15741; 10.1021/ja409082w OCT 23 2013.
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Aerobic Oxidation of Diverse Primary Alcohols to Methyl Esters with a Readily Accessible Heterogeneous Pd/Bi/Te Catalyst.
Powell, AB; Stahl, SS*.
ORGANIC LETTERS, 15 (19):5072-5075; 10.1021/ol402428e OCT 4 2013.
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Small Molecule-Mediated Control of Hydroxyapatite Growth: Free Energy Calculations Benchmarked to Density Functional Theory.
Xu, ZJ; Yang, Y; Wang, ZQ; Mkhonto, D; Shang, C; Liu, ZP; Cui, Q*; Sahai, N.
JOURNAL OF COMPUTATIONAL CHEMISTRY, 35 (1):70-81; 10.1002/jcc.23474 JAN 5 2014.
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Changing hydration level in an internal cavity modulates the proton affinity of a key glutamate in cytochrome c oxidase.
Goyal, P; Lu, JX; Yang, S; Gunner, MR; Cui, Q*.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 110 (47):18886-18891; 10.1073/pnas.1313908110 NOV 19 2013.
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Oxidation Products of Doubly Trimethylene-Bridged Tetrabenzyl p-Phenylenediamine Paracyclophane.
Jalilov, AS; Han, L; Nelsen, SF*; Guzei, IA*.
JOURNAL OF ORGANIC CHEMISTRY, 78 (22):11373-11381; 10.1021/jo401921f NOV 15 2013.
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Simulated Moving Bed Chromatography: Separation and Recovery of Sugars and Ionic Liquid from Biomass Hydrolysates.
Caes, BR; Van Oosbree, TR; Lu, FC; Ralph, J; Maravelias, CT; Raines, RT*.
CHEMSUSCHEM, 6 (11):2083-2089; 10.1002/cssc.201300267 NOV 2013.
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Generation and sensing of membrane curvature: Where materials science and biophysics meet.
Cui, Q*; Zhang, LL; Wu, Z; Yethiraj, A*.
Current Opinion in Solid State & Materials Science, 17 (4):164-174; SI 10.1016/j.cossms.2013.06.002 AUG 2013.
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SUMMER 2014 NSF-REU UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH PROGRAM
The University of North Texas, Department of Chemistry Denton, TX 76203-5017. Students looking for an exciting interdisciplinary research experience are invited to apply for the Summer 2014 NSF-REU program at the University of North Texas.  The ten-week program will begin June 2, and participants will be given a $5,000 stipend, plus housing. Funds are available to help defray travel costs to and from the REU site, which is located at the northern outskirts of the Dallas-Ft. Worth area.
Possible Research Areas Include: Analytical Chemistry; Inorganic Chemistry; Organic Chemistry; Physical Chemistry Computational Chemistry; Materials Chemistry; Ligand Design; Kinetics; Catalysis Synthetic Organometallic Chemistry; Non-electrolytic Solutions; Biochemistry Layered Inorganic Materials; Metal Electrodeposition; Surface Chemistry Organic Electrochemistry; Diamond-like Carbon Films; Organic Synthesis Metal/Ceramic Nanocomposites; Optical Sensors; Gas-Phase Chemistry Conducting Polymers;  Fluorescence/Phosphorescence; Spectroscopy.
Application forms and additional information on this program are available by visiting: http://chemistry.unt.edu/nsf-reu-program. Applications for the program are due by March 1, 2014 and should be submitted online: https://chemistry.unt.edu/nsf-reu-program/application. For Questions and Comments, Contact: Shawn Adams: Phone: 940-565-4372, shawn@unt.edu, FAX: 940-565-4318, web: http://chemistry.unt.edu/nsf-reu-program.
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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS
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The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale seeks applicants for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor specializing in Analytical Chemistry, or a related subfield. The Department offers Ph.D., M.S., B.S. and B.A. degrees in various specializations.
Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be expected to develop and maintain a vigorous externally-funded research program, mentor graduate and undergraduate researchers, and teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels (particularly courses concerning analytical chemistry). The successful candidate will join a young and interdisciplinary Department that has enjoyed continued success in obtaining major (NIH/NSF/DOE) federal funding, including 7 NSF CAREER Awardees since 2000.
Requirements: A Ph.D. in chemistry, biochemistry, or closely related field, at least one year of postdoctoral research experience and a strong record of publications in both Ph.D. and postdoctoral studies are required.
Effective Date of Employment: August 16, 2014. Review of applications will commence December 13, 2013, and continue until the position is filled. Application Procedure: Submit a letter of application (in which the specialty area applied for is specified), curriculum vitae, a brief statement of research plans (~5-7 pages), a statement of teaching philosophy and interests, and arrange for three letters of reference to be sent directly to: chemapp@chem.siu.edu (electronic submissions, with all attachments in .pdf format, strongly preferred). Alternatively, applications may be submitted to: Faculty Search Committee, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Mail Code 4409, 1245 Lincoln Drive, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Carbondale, IL 62901.
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POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AND/OR JOBS
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