UW Madison Chemistry Newsletter for 2/03/2014

Bucky UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON
DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY NEWSLETTER
XXXVIII - No. 3 February 3rd, 2014

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SAM GELLMAN TO RECEIVE THE RONALD BRESLOW AWARD
Congratulations to Professor Sam Gellman, who will receive the Ronald Breslow Award for Achievement in Biomimetic Chemistry at the upcoming ACS National Meeting in Dallas. This award was established in 2001 by friends and colleagues of Professor Ronald Breslow in honor of his 70th birthday. Breslow is seen as a leader in using biology as inspiration for designing new molecules with interesting properties.  As many of you know, Professor Breslow was Sam's Ph.D. mentor at Columbia University. Congratulations, Sam!
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LAURA KIESSLING TO RECEIVE THE ALFRED BADER AWARD
Congratulations to Professor Laura Kiessling, who will receive the Alfred Bader Award in Bioinorganic or Bioorganic Chemistry at the upcoming ACS National Meeting in Dallas. The award, established in 1986, is sponsored by the Alfred R. Bader Fund. Bader co-founded the Aldrich Chemical Company in 1951 to provide reliable research chemicals. Today the company is known as the Sigma-Aldrich Corporation-the world's largest supplier of research biochemical and organic chemicals. Congratulations, Laura!
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QIANG CUI NAMED A VILAS ASSOCIATE
Congratulations to Professor Qiang Cui on being named a Vilas Associate at UW-Madison. The Vilas Associates Competition recognizes new and on-going research of the highest quality and significance. Recipients are chosen competitively by the divisional Graduate School Research Committees on the basis of a detailed proposal. Congratulations, QC!
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RON RAINES RECEIVES A WARF NAMED PROFESSORSHIP
Congratulations to Professor Ron Raines on receiving a WARF Named Professorship at UW-Madison. A WARF Professorship provides recognition for distinguished research contributions. The awards are intended to honor those faculty who have made major contributions to the advancement of knowledge, primarily through their research endeavors, but also as a result of their teaching and service activities. Congratulations, Ron!
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DAVE LYNN NAMED A ROMNES FELLOW
Congratulations to Professor Dave Lynn on being named a Romnes Fellow at UW-Madison. The Romnes awards are supported by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) to recognize exceptional faculty members who have earned tenure within the last four years. The award is named for the late H. I. Romnes, former chairman of the board of AT&T and former president of the WARF board of trustees. Congratulations, Dave!
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JOSH SHUTTER RECEIVES A CHURCHILL SCHOLARSHIP
Congratulations to Josh Shutter, an undergraduate student in the McMahon / Woods groups, on receiving a Churchill Scholarship for study at the University of Cambridge.  Josh is one of only fourteen recipients of these exceptionally prestigious scholarships. http://www.winstonchurchillfoundation.org/index.html. Congratulations, Josh!
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BILL BANHOLZER TO RECEIVE THE EARLE B. BARNES AWARD
Congratulations to Dr. Bill Banholzer, Honorary Fellow in the Department of Chemistry, who will receive the Earle B. Barnes Award for Leadership in Chemical Research Management at the upcoming ACS National Meeting in Dallas.  The award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in managing research projects in chemistry or chemical engineering.   Bill joined UW-Madison after retiring from Dow Chemical Company, where he served as an Executive Vice President and Chief Technical Officer. Congratulations, Bill!
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2014 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

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, February 3rd, 2014 - Materials, Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Padma Gopalan, UW-Madison Materials Science & Engineering "Polymer Brushes, Blocks and Nano-patterns"
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Monday, February 3rd, 2014 - General Seminar, 4:00 pm, H.F DeLuca Forum. WI Institue for Discocvery. Featured Panelists, WARF, UW-Madison, Quintessence Biosciences "Dispelling the Myths About Patenting Academic Research: A panel discussion"
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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 "Biomimetic Agents and Designer Materials from Protein-like Molecules that Expand beyond Covalent Structures found in Nature"
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Tuesday, February 4th, 2014 - General Seminar, 4:30 pm, Chemistry 1381 (Graduate Computer Lab). Ariel Andrea, Chemistry Library "Managing Citations with EndNote"
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Wednesday, February 5th, 2014 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Judith Burstyn, UW-Madison "The Enigmatic Heme of Cystathionine Beta-Synthase"
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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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Thursday, February 6th, 2014 - General Seminar, 4:30 pm, Chemistry 1381 (Graduate Computer Lab). Ariel Andrea, Chemistry Library "Keeping Current with Chemistry Information "
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Monday, February 10th, 2014 - Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 3:00 pm, Room 9341 Chemistry Bldg.. Professor Lynn Kamerlin, Uppsala University, Sweden "Chemically-Driven Protein Evolution in the Alkaline Phosphatase Superfamily"
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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 "Chemical reactivity and the Hofmeister series: Towards a unified view of acids, bases, and ions at the air water interface"
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Tuesday, February 11th, 2014 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Professor Ken Houk, UCLA "Cycloadditions in Synthesis, Chemical Biology, and Materials Chemistry: Dynamics and Mechanisms"
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Wednesday, February 12th, 2014 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Theo Agapie, California Institute of Technology "Synthetic Cluster Models of Biological and Heterogeneous Oxygen Evolving Catalysts"
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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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Thursday, February 13th, 2014 - Analytical, Chemical Biology Seminar, 12:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Aaron Hoskins, UW-Madison Dept. of Biochemistry "From a Pig's Breakfast to Fine Dining: Using Single Molecules to Simplify the Spliceosome."
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Monday, February 17th, 2014 - Materials Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Seth Marder, Georgia Tech "Interface Chemistry for Organic Electronics and Opto-electronics"
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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 "Ultrafast nano-optics: accessing structure, function, and dynamics of matter on its natural length and time scales"
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Wednesday, February 19th, 2014 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Arthur Mar, University of Alberta "Homologous Series in Solid State Chemistry: Stacking Slabs in Rare-Earth Arsenides"
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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 - Chemical Biology, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Doug Barrick, Johns Hopkins University "Measuring coupling energies in and folding pathways in simple repeat proteins"
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Tuesday, February 25th, 2014 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Professor Jeff Kelly, Scripps Research Institute "Biological and Chemical Approaches to Adapt Proteostasis to Ameliorate Protein Aggregation Diseases"
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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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Thursday, February 27th, 2014 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chemistry. Jean Rivera of the Keutsch Group, UW Madison "Organic Student Seminar"
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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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Monday, March 3rd, 2014 - Materials, Physical Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Marcus Weck, New York University "Materials design via self-assembly: From supramolecular polymers to colloidal assemblies"
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Tuesday, March 4th, 2014 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Professor Mark Taylor, University of Toronto "Organic Seminar"
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Wednesday, March 5th, 2014 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. David Goldberg, John Hopkins University "TBD"
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Thursday, March 6th, 2014 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chemistry. Jacob Van Oosterhout of the Schomaker Group, UW Madison "Organic Student Seminar"
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Monday, March 10th, 2014 - Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 3:00 pm, Room 8335 Chemistry Bldg. Professor Edward Valeev, University of Virginia "Theoretical Chemistry Institute Seminar"
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Tuesday, March 11th, 2014 - Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Matthew Neurock, University of Virginia "Physical Chemistry Seminar"
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Wednesday, March 12th, 2014 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Ryan Pakula, UW-Madison "TBD"
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Thursday, March 13th, 2014 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chemistry. Scott McCann of the Stahl group, UW Madison "Organic Student Seminar"
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Thursday, March 13th, 2014 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Evan Williams, University of California-Berkeley "New insights into molecular structure and ion solvation from mass spectrometry"
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Sunday, March 16th, 2014 - Department Special Event, 5:00 pm, "Department Reception at ACS National Meeting (Dallas)"
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Wednesday, March 19th, 2014 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Nuru Stracey, UW-Madison "TBD"
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Friday, March 21st, 2014 - Inorganic Special Event, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Anton Vidal, Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia "Modularity and Distal Regulation in Enantiopure P-Ligands for Catalytic Efficiency in Asymmetric Hydrogenations and Hydroformylations"
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Monday, March 24th, 2014 - Department, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 2:00 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Hans-Joachim Freund, Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society "Bernstein Lectures"
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Monday, March 24th, 2014 - Materials, Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Prof. S. Thayumanavan, University of Massachusetts "Materials Seminar - Title TBD"
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Tuesday, March 25th, 2014 - Department, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Hans-Joachim Freund, Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society "Bernstein Lectures"
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Tuesday, March 25th, 2014 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Professor Dean Toste, University of California at Berkeley "Cationic gold(I) complexes as homogenous catalysts for the transformation of carbon-carbon n-bonds"
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Wednesday, March 26th, 2014 - Inorganic, Materials Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Javier Vela-Becerra, Iowa State University "TBD"
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Thursday, March 27th, 2014 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chemistry. Professor Chris Beaudry, Oregon State University "Organic Seminar"
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Thursday, March 27th, 2014 - Analytical, Chemical Biology Seminar, 12:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Graham Cooks, Purdue University "Analytical Seminar Title TBA"
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Friday, March 28th, 2014 - Department Special Event, 4:00 pm, Chemistry Department. UW Madison "Graduate Recruiting Weekend"
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RECENT PUBLICATIONS
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Climate change and our responsibilities as chemists.
Shakhashiri, BZ* Bell, JA.
ARABIAN JOURNAL OF CHEMISTRY, 7 (1):5-9; SI 10.1016/j.arabjc.2013.10.004 JAN 2014.
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Neutron-Encoded Protein Quantification by Peptide Carbamylation.
Ulbrich, A; Merrill, AE; Hebert, AS; Westphall, MS; Keller, MP; Attie, AD; Coon, JJ*.
Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry, 25 (1):6-9; 10.1007/s13361-013-0765-z JAN 2014.
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Liquid Crystal Chemical Sensors That Cells Can Wear.
Manna, U; Zayas-Gonzalez, YM; Carlton, RJ; Caruso, F; Abbott, NL; Lynn, DM*.
Angewandte Chemie-international Edition, 52 (52):14011-14015; 10.1002/anie.201306630 DEC 23 2013.
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Evaluation of a Cyclopentane-Based gamma-Amino Acid for the Ability to Promote alpha/gamma-Peptide Secondary Structure.
Giuliano, MW; Maynard, SJ; Almeida, AM; Reidenbach, AG; Guo, L; Ulrich, EC; Guzei, IA* Gellman, SH*.
JOURNAL OF ORGANIC CHEMISTRY, 78 (24):12351-12361; 10.1021/jo401501g DEC 20 2013.
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Amine-reactive Neutron-encoded Labels for Highly Plexed Proteomic Quantitation.
Hebert, AS; Merrill, AE; Stefely, JA; Bailey, DJ; Wenger, CD; Westphall, MS; Pagliarini, DJ; Coon, JJ*.
Molecular & Cellular Proteomics, 12 (11):3360-3369; 10.1074/mcp.M113.032011 NOV 2013.
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The One Hour Yeast Proteome.
Hebert, AS; Richards, AL; Bailey, DJ; Ulbrich, A; Coughlin, EE; Westphall, MS; Coon, JJ*.
MOLECULAR & CELLULAR PROTEOMICS, 13 (1):339-347; 10.1074/mcp.M113.034769 JAN 2014.
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Photostability of CdSe Quantum Dots Functionalized with Aromatic Dithiocarbamate Ligands.
Tan, YZ; Jin, S* Hamers, RJ*.
ACS APPLIED MATERIALS & INTERFACES, 5 (24):12975-12983; 10.1021/am403744g DEC 25 2013.
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Formation of Stacking Faults and the Screw Dislocation-Driven Growth: A Case Study of Aluminum Nitride Nanowires.
Meng, F; Estruga, M; Forticaux, A; Morin, SA; Wu, Q; Hu, Z; Jin, S*.
ACS NANO, 7 (12):11369-11378; 10.1021/nn4052293 DEC 2013.
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Dopaminergic tone regulates transient potassium current maximal conductance through a translational mechanism requiring D1Rs, cAMP/PKA, Erk and mTOR.
Rodgers, EW; Krenz, WD; Jiang, XY; Li, LJ* Baro, DJ.
BMC NEUROSCIENCE, 14 10.1186/1471-2202-14-143 NOV 13 2013.
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Design of solar cell materials via soft X-ray spectroscopy.
Himpsel, FJ; Cook, PL; de la Torre, G; Garcia-Lastra, JM; Gonzalez-Moreno, R; Guo, JH; Hamers, RJ* Kronawitter, CX; Johnson, PS; Ortega, JE; Pickup, D; Ragoussi, ME; Rogero, C; Rubio, A; Ruther, RE; Vayssieres, L; Yang, W; Zegkinoglou, I.
Journal of Electron Spectroscopy and Related Phenomena, 190 2-11; SI 10.1016/j.elspec.2012.10.002 A OCT 2013.
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Surface-Mediated Release of a Small-Molecule Modulator of Bacterial Biofilm Formation: A Non-Bactericidal Approach to Inhibiting Biofilm Formation in Pseudomonas aeruginosa.
Broderick, AH; Breitbach, AS; Frei, R; Blackwell, HE*; Lynn, DM*.
ADVANCED HEALTHCARE MATERIALS, 2 (7):993-1000; 10.1002/adhm.201200334 JUL 2013.
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MANAGING CITATIONS WITH ENDNOTE
February 4th, 2014  4:30-5:30 pm
Chemistry 1381 (Graduate Computer Lab)

EndNote is a desktop citation management software available for purchase from the DoIT Tech Store. This workshop covers basic and advanced features of EndNote, such as collecting references and files from online databases, sharing references, and formatting citations and bibliographies.
KEEPING CURRENT WITH CHEMISTRY INFORMATION
February 6th, 2014  4:30-5:30 pm
Chemistry 1381 (Graduate Computer Lab)
Learn about several tools that can help you stay up-to-date with your favorite chemistry journals and websites. Have table of contents of the most recent journals sent directly to your email. Be alerted to the most recent articles on a topic. Monitor websites blogs, and other important resources with ease. Keep track of citations and make bibliographies quickly. We will look at a variety of tools, including ACSChemWorx, Feedly, and BrowZine.
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STUDENT AWARDS PROGRAM IN FUEL CYCLE RESEARCH
Innovations in Fuel Cycle Research. An award Program of the U.S. Department of Energy. Office of Nuclear Energy, Fuel Cycle research and Development.
The Office of Fuel Cycle Technologies of the U.S. Department of Energy is sponsoring the fifth annual Innovations in Fuel Cycle Research awards competition for students. The program is designed to:
     •    award graduate and undergraduate students for innovative fuel-cycle-relevant research publications and
     •    demonstrate the Office of Fuel Cycle Technologies' commitment to higher education in
          fuel-cycle-relevant disciplines.
In addition to cash prizes, the top-ranked award winners will present in a special session of the 2014 ANS Winter Meeting. Depending on availability, additional travel/conference/presentation opportunities may be provided. Please note that the application deadline is midnight, Sunday, March 16.
The Subject Areas:
     •    Nuclear Science and Engineering (including theoretical, experimental, and/or modeling work on
          nuclear reactions including fission, capture, and transmutation; nuclear physics; chemistry;
          applications of nano-science and nano-technologies to nuclear energy, nuclear engineering, etc.)
     •    Advanced Fuels (including in-core materials and cladding, materials science, in-core instruments,
          detectors, sensors and nano-scale structures and materials)
     •    Separations and Waste Forms (includes nano-scale structures and materials)
     •    Materials Protection, Control, and Accountancy (including instrumentation, detectors, and sensors
          for safeguards and nonproliferation applications)
     •    Used Fuel Disposition (including storage, transportation, and disposal of commercial used fuel)
     •    Energy Policy (including decision support simulators which may include game theory, economic
          modeling, and applied mathematics)
The Competitions and the Awards*. To be eligible, students apply via an on-line application and submit a journal publication or conference presentation that supports fuel cycle research that was published or presented between December 2012 and the date of the student's application. Papers that have been accepted by a journal or conference but have not yet been published or presented are eligible.
There are three competitions:
     •    Open Competition** (with well-qualified, eligible papers, the intent is to award 1st and 2nd place
          awards in each of the above subject areas): 1st Place $3000, 2nd Place $2,500.
     •    Competition for Students who Attend Universities with Less than $600M in 2011 Science and
          Engineering R&D Expenditures  (with well-qualified, eligible papers, the intent is to provide 5
          awards): $1,500.
     •    Undergraduate Competition (with well-qualified, eligible papers, the intent is to provide 5 awards): $1,000.
*This awards program is for U.S. citizens only. **The first place winners in the Open Competition will present at the ANS Winter Meeting.
How to Apply: The application process is easy. Go to: www.fuelcycleinnovations.org and complete the simple online application. Then convert your publication to a PDF file and submit as an email attachment to: innovations@wtamu.edu.
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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
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Tenure Track Position in Chemistry at University of Wisconsin-Platteville. The Department of Chemistry at UW-Platteville ( http://www.uwplattedu/chemep/chem/) is seeking to fill a tenure-track position to commence in August 2014. A Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry is required and at least one year of teaching experience is strongly preferred. Candidates must be committed to excellence in undergraduate teaching, research, and university service.
The chemistry department is home to 140 majors, 18 faculty and staff, and is professionally accredited by the American Chemical Society. Students can choose from a range of emphases, including criminalistics, broadfield science, biochemistry, and prepharmacy studies. The program emphasizes small classes, faculty instruction in both lectures and labs, and hands-on learning from freshman-level general chemistry all the way through to senior-level independent research. Our ACS-approved department is well equipped with the usual instrumentation (GC-MS, Flame AAS, 300 MHz NMR, FT-IR, UV-VIS, HPLC, low temperature freezer, ion chromatograph, ICP, and potentiostats).
Teaching responsibilities would include teaching general and inorganic chemistry (both lecture and labs), mentoring undergraduate research, and contributing to the department in other areas, such as curriculum development, service, outreach, technical support, etc.
Interested candidates should visit the link and submit application materials online: http://www.uwplatt.edu/pers/faculty.htm. Application materials include a cover letter addressing all qualifications; curriculum vitae; statement of teaching philosophy; a separate statement describing a history of working with or demonstrated commitment to addressing issues of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, and/or other issues of historic marginalization; and three letters of recommendation. The review process will begin on February 21, 2014 and applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. Questions may be directed to Dr. Joseph Wu at: wut@uwplatt.edu.
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The Department of Chemistry in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts at the University of Michigan seeks applicants with a Ph.D. for a full time Lecturer III position to begin September 1, 2014. This is a non-tenure track position with a university year appointment. Terms and conditions of employment for this Lecturer III position are subject to the provisions of a Collective Bargaining Agreement between the University of Michigan and the Lecturers' Employee Organization.
Selected candidate will be responsible for teaching lower level undergraduate courses as well as one or more service level activities. For a detailed description of the position please see Job Opening ID 91626 at: http://umjobs.org/.
The qualified candidate must hold a Ph.D. in Chemistry, Biochemistry, or a closely related field, ideally in one of the sub-disciplines noted above. It is desirable that the lecturers in Chemistry be able to teach in a number of different introductory-level courses, including lab and lecture that cover basic subject matter in the areas of General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, and Physical Chemistry. Qualified candidates should be fluent in the area of expertise. Excellence in teaching and instructional service will be the principal criteria used to select the successful candidate.
Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, evidence of teaching excellence, as a single .pdf document to: Annette Herbert at shoetree@umich.edu. Additionally, have three (3) letters of reference in support of your application sent electronically to Annette Herbert at: shoetree@umich.edu. Application deadline is February 15, 2014.
The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
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The Milwaukee Water Works department is accepting applications for the position of Water Chemist II. The link to the posting, as well as a brief summary is: http://city.milwaukee.gov/jobs/WC2#.UugAccvnaHs.
This position validates and verifies the precision and accuracy of on-line water quality process and control instrumentation used throughout the water treatment process. As well as helps ensure that the reliability of the water quality information and data from the on-line process and control instrumentation is the highest level attainable. Additionally, this position maintains accurate and complete records.
Salary (2CN):  The current starting salary is $46,594 for City of Milwaukee residents. The non-resident starting salary is $45,906 annually.
Applications and further information may be obtained in person or via mail from: the City of Milwaukee Department of Employee Relations, 200 E Wells St, Room 706, Milwaukee, WI 53202-3554, from: www.milwaukee.gov/jobs, or by calling (414) 286 3751. Please feel free to give my contact information to anyone that is interested and qualified. Lindsey N. O'Connor, Human Resources Analyst, Senior, City of Milwaukee Department of Employee Relations, 200 E. Wells Street, Room 706 Milwaukee, WI 53202, (414)286-3380 (p) / (414)286-0800 (f), web: www.city.milwaukee.gov.
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IT Convergence (ITC) is a global enterprise application service provider specializing in Oracle Consulting, Development & Testing, Education & UPK, Enterprise Cloud and Managed Services. Since 1998, we have partnered with over 600 companies to help our customers streamline the process of upgrading, customizing and supporting their ERP environment.
To support our sustained business growth, we are currently looking to invest in college graduates who are competitive, result-oriented and demonstrate a strong desire to succeed. We currently have job openings for Oracle UPK Consultants and Inside Sales Representatives. By working with ITC, our employees enjoy the benefits of:
     •    Partaking in a dynamic, flexible environment
     •    Working in collaboration with an international workforce
     •    Developing their professional skills and advancing in their career
     •    Earning competitive salaries and benefits
Above all, we are proud of being a global organization. In addition to providing opportunities for US citizens, we are enthusiastic about employing international students who may be in need of a sponsor, offering them the possibility of relocating to Costa Rica, China, India or Brazil after a year in the US, and to come back to the US on year 3 with an L1 visa. If you know any graduating/newly graduate students who fit this description and would be interested in becoming part of IT Convergence's family, please email us at: renocareers@itconvergence.com. Likewise, please invite this person to check out our Careers page. We have no doubt that this will be the beginning of a long-lasting, rewarding relationship between University of Wisconsin-Madison and IT Convergence. Dean Welch, Executive Partner, IT Convergence.
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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS
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Beloit College invites applications for a visiting faculty position in chemistry to begin August 2014, with the possibility of renewal for a second year.  The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. in chemistry or related field and be able to teach courses in general and organic chemistry.  We especially seek candidates who have demonstrated success in working with diverse populations of students.  This position is an excellent opportunity to teach in a department known for innovative pedagogy. Located in a diverse community close to Madison, Milwaukee, and Chicago, Beloit College is a highly selective liberal arts college of approximately 1250 students from 48 states and 40 countries.  The college emphasizes excellence in teaching, learning beyond the traditional classroom, international perspectives, and collaborative research among students and faculty.  Recognized as one of the Colleges that Change Lives, Beloit is committed to the educational benefits of diversity in our learning community. Interested individuals may submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, statements of teaching and research interests, transcripts, and three letters of reference to Doreen Dalman, at: chemistrysearch@beloit.edu. To ensure full consideration, please submit all materials by February 15, 2013.  The search will remain open until the position is filled. For more information about Beloit College see: http://www.beloit.edu and http://chemistry.beloit.edu/classes.
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POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AND/OR JOBS
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Postdoctoral Position Available In Antibiotic development Department: Medicine. Location: Microbial Sciences Building. Salary: Follows NIH NRSA stipend levels. Percent Time: 100%. Begin and End Dates: Position starts immediately; ends Dec 31, 2015 (may continue if additional funding is received) Requirements: PhD in synthetic chemistry or biological sciences, with expertise in chemistry.
Job Duties: Postdoctoral research associate position is available to novel kinase inhibitors for antibiotic development for drug resistant bacteria. Interact with pharmaceutical companies, Molecular design, project involves microbiology, pharmacocolgy and if desired animal studies.
Send current CV and contact information for 2-3 references to: Rob Striker, MD/PhD, Madison WI 53706, Microbial Sciences Building, Phone:  608-263-2994, Fax:  608-265-8418, Email: rtstriker@wisc.edu.
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