UW Madison Chemistry Newsletter for 3/10/2014

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DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY NEWSLETTER
XXXVIII - No. 8 March 10th, 2014

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CHEMISTRY OF MATERIALS WELCOMES NEW ASSOCIATE EDITOR, KYOUNG-SHIN CHOI
Editor-in-Chief Jillian M. Buriak and the Associate Editors of Chemistry of Materials welcome Kyoung-Shin Choi, Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, as new Associate Editor.
Dr. Choi's research focuses on design, synthesis, and characterization of semiconducting and metallic crystals and thin film-type electrodes with controlled micro- and nano-structures for use in electrochemical and photoelectrochemical devices (e.g. photoelectrochemical cells, fuel cells, and rechargeable batteries, and sensors). This research combines disciplines of inorganic chemistry, solid state chemistry, electrochemistry, materials chemistry, and nano-scale science. Congratulations, Kyoung-Shin!
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2014 Dates of Finance/Department Meetings
Department/Executive Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 9341 Chemistry

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

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

Mar. 25, 2014 Apr. 22, 2014 May 6, 2014 May 20, 2014

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SEMINARS
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Monday, March 10th, 2014 - Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 3:00 pm, Room 9341 Chemistry Bldg.. Professor Edward Valeev, Virginia Tech "Predictive Theory of Electronic Structure: Are We There Yet?"
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Tuesday, March 11th, 2014 - Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Matthew Neurock, University of Virginia "Engineering Molecular Transformations over Supported Catalysts for Sustainable Energy Conversion"
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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 "Model Systems for Heterogeneous Catalysts at the Atomic Level"
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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 "Thin Oxide Films and the "Physics" of Catalysis"
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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 ?-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 "Ambient Ionization Mass Spectrometry for Intrasurgical Diagnostics, On-line Reaction Monitoring and Chemical Synthesis on a Preparative Scale"
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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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Tuesday, April 1st, 2014 - Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Junrong Zheng, Rice University "Physical Chemistry Seminar"
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Tuesday, April 1st, 2014 - Chemical Biology, Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Professor David Spring, Universtiy of Cambridge "Enriching chemical space to drug undruggable targets"
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Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Jonathan Owen, Columbia University "Seminar"
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Thursday, April 3rd, 2014 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chemistry. Juliet Alderson of the Schomaker Group, UW Madison "Organic Student Seminar"
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Thursday, April 3rd, 2014 - Analytical, Physical Seminar, 12:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Jennifer Kaiser, UW Madison Keutsch Group "Formaldehyde Spectroscopy on Zeppelins and Planes: A Product-based Approach for Understanding Atmospheric Oxidation Mechanisms"
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Monday, April 7th, 2014 - Inorganic, Materials Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Jeff Snyder, Caltech "Materials/Inorganic Seminar Title TBA"
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Tuesday, April 8th, 2014 - Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Munira Khalil, University of Washington "Physical Chemistry Seminar"
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Tuesday, April 8th, 2014 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Professor Peter Dervan, Caltech "Hirschmann Lectures -"Molecular Recognition of DNA by Small Molecules: Fundamentals to Applications (Part I)""
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Wednesday, April 9th, 2014 - Organic Seminar, 1:00 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Professor Peter Dervan, Caltech "Hirschmann Lecture -"Molecular Recognition of DNA by Small Molecules: Fundamentals to Applications (Part II)""
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Wednesday, April 9th, 2014 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Adam Fiedler, Marquette University "Seminar"
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Thursday, April 10th, 2014 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chemistry. Kaylee Underkofler of the Raines Group, UW Madison "Organic Student Seminar"
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Thursday, April 10th, 2014 - Materials Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Ralf Sudowe, University of Las Vegas "Analytical McElvain Seminar"
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Monday, April 14th, 2014 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1351 Chemistry. Anna Dunn, UW-Madison "Seminar"
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Tuesday, April 15th, 2014 - Chemical Biology, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Doug Weibel, University of Wisconsin-Madison "Bacterial cell wall mechanics"
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Tuesday, April 15th, 2014 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry (Seminar Hall). Professor David MacMillan, Princeton University "Organic McElvain Lecture"
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Wednesday, April 16th, 2014 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. John Roylance, UW-Madison "Seminar"
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Thursday, April 17th, 2014 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chemistry. Eileen Burke of the Schomaker Group, UW Madison "Organic Student Seminar"
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Friday, April 18th, 2014 - Department Special Event, 3:30 pm, 9341 Chemistry. James Checco, University of Wisconsin Madison "IRES Intellectual Property Panel Discussion"
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Monday, April 21st, 2014 - Materials, Physical Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Timothy P. Lodge, University of Minnesota "2013-14 Ferry Lectures"
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Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014 - Materials, Physical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Timothy P. Lodge, University of Minnesota "2013-14 Ferry Lectures"
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Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Emilio Bunel, Argonne National Labs "McElvain Seminar"
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Thursday, April 24th, 2014 - Analytical, Physical Seminar, 12:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Erin Boyle, UW-Madison Wright Group "A New 2D Vibrational Spectroscopy: The Resonance-IR Analogue to Resonance Raman"
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Friday, April 25th, 2014 - Department Special Event, 8:30 am, "Chemistry Board of Advisers Meeting"
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Monday, April 28th, 2014 - Materials Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Bryan Coughlin, University of Massachusetts "Materials McElvain Seminar-Title TBA"
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Tuesday, April 29th, 2014 - Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Charlie Sykes, Tufts University "Single Atom Alloys as a Strategy for Selective Heterogeneous Hydrogenations"
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Tuesday, April 29th, 2014 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Professor Sarah Reisman, Caltech "Organic seminar"
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Wednesday, April 30th, 2014 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Frank Neese, Max-Plank Institute "Seminar - TBD"
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CHEMISTRY DEPARTMENT SPRING TRAVEL GRANTS
Now is the time to apply for Chemistry Department Spring Travel Grants. These grants offer graduate students with dissertator status a source of funding to apply toward conference expenses.
Individuals considering application should meet the following criteria:
     1.   Achieved dissertator status by the date of travel.
     2.   Travel plans are within the span of May 2014 to October 2014.
     3.   Have not previously been awarded a department travel grant.
     4.   Application submitted by March 15th, 2014.
Please complete and submit the form to the GFSLC mailbox or to Nemanja Vuksanovic by March 15th, 2014. If your travel falls before the application deadline, please contact Matt Sanders for special consideration. Thanks, The GSFLC
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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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NONE FOR THIS NEWSLETTER
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POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AND/OR JOBS
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Post-Doctoral Fellow/Research Associate in Protein Engineering : Bronx, NY, United States. We seek highly motivated post-doctoral fellows or research associates in protein engineering for a position at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Department of Biochemistry (Bronx, NY, USA). The successful candidate will use phage display libraries to identify antibodies targeting viral envelope glycoproteins, and then characterize those antibodies using biophysical and viral entry assays. Applicants should have a strong background in protein biochemistry (including expression and purification), and good working knowledge of protein structure/function relationships. Candidates with experience in phage display, antibody engineering, structural biology, and/or viral entry assays will be given the strongest consideration. Qualified applications should send a CV including publication list and contact information for three references to: Jonathan Lai, Associate Professor of Biochemistry, lailabjobs@gmail.com.
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Post-doctoral research position. MS-based proteomics and bioinformatics. University of Minnesota, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics.
Position Description: A post-doctoral position is available focusing on development and application of advanced MS-based proteomics bioinformatics methods to biological problems. The post-doctoral researcher will work with informatics and software developers to refine, optimize and apply state-of-the-art computational tools for advanced applications, such as proteogenomics and metaproteomics analysis. It is anticipated that this position will entail some wet-bench experimentation in bioinformatics work. The researcher will also work with collaborating laboratories seeking to use these advanced computational tools in their research projects. This position will be funded primarily through an NSF-funded grant for development of advanced MS-based proteomics informatics tools (for more information see: http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1147079&HistoricalAwards...).
Desired Background: A Ph.D. in biochemistry, chemistry or closely related field is required. The successful candidate will have knowledge and hands-on experience in MS-based proteomics, both wet-bench experimental techniques as well as current methods in data analysis and informatics. A proven track record of scientific publication and ability to work within a collaborative team is essential. Although not required, demonstrated experience with computer programming is a plus.
Start-date: Position open immediately; hoping to fill by spring, 2014
Location: University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics.
Application Process: Interested applicants can apply directly by going to: https://employment.umn.edu. Click on the "Search Postings" tab and search for Requisition Number 189830. Questions can be directed to Dr. Tim Griffin (tgriffin@umn.edu).
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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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