UW Madison Chemistry Newsletter for 3/18/2013

BUCKY UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON
DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY NEWSLETTER
XXXVII - No. 11 March 18th, 2013

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Chem Camp Chemistry Camps
The Institute for Chemical Education (ICE) offers a summer afternoon laboratory program in chemistry for middle school students entering grades 5-8.  Chemistry Camps are designed to stimulate scientific curiosity through demonstrations, experiments, and other hands-on activities.
Three different camp themes will be offered this year.
Fun with Chemistry will be offered two sessions June 24-28 and July 22-26. Fun with Inventions will be offered July 8-12.  Fun with Forensic Chemistry will be held July 15-19.  Each session runs Monday through Friday, from 1:15-4:30 pm.  The cost for each one-week session is $175. An optional late (5:30 pm) pick-up is available for an additional $30/week.
Information and registration instructions are available online at: http://ice.chem.wisc.edu/Camps.html.
For additional information, contact Francisca Jofre, 1305 Chemistry Bldg., 1101 University Avenue, Madison, WI 53706; phone: 608/262-3033; fax: 608/265-8094; email: ice@chem.wisc.edu.

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NEWSLETTER OFF NEXT WEEK
The Chemistry Newsletter will be on Spring break next week. The next newsletter will be published again on April 1st, 2013. Thanks. Bruce Goldade.
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2013 Dates of Finance/Department Meetings
Department/Executive Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 9341 Chemistry

April 16th, 2013 May 14th, 2013

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

March 19th, 2013 April 2nd, 2013
April 23rd, 2013 May 7th, 2013

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SEMINARS
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Tuesday, March 19th, 2013 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Chris Cappa, University of California - Davis "Atmospheric Organic Particles: Heterogeneous Oxidation and Phase Considerations"
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Tuesday, March 19th, 2013 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Professor Jacquelyn Gervay-Hague, University of California Davis "Organic Seminar"
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Wednesday, March 20th, 2013 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Burjor Captain, University of Miami "Small Molecule Activation at Nickel and Platinum Centers: From Bulky Tin to Tempo Radical Ligands"
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Thursday, March 21st, 2013 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chemistry. Valerie Winton, UW Madison "Organic Student Seminar"
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Thursday, March 21st, 2013 - Materials Seminar, 12:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Prof. James Hutchison, University of Oregon "McElvain Seminar"
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Thursday, March 21st, 2013 - Materials Science Program Seminar, 4:00 p.m., 265 materials Science and Engineering Building. Carol Handwerker, Purdue University. "How Tin Films Handle Stress"
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Friday, March 22nd, 2013 - Department Colloquium, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry (Seminar Hall). Vahe Bandarian, University of Arizona "Biosynthesis of 7-Deazapurines, One Step At a Time"
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Tuesday, March 26th, 2013 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Professor Ken N. Houk, UCLA  Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry "Theory, Mechanism, and Dynamics of Cycloadditions: Applications in Chemical Biology"
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Monday, April 1st, 2013 - 2012-2013 X-Ray Superuser Seminar, 12:00 p.m., Room 1220 in the new Biochemical Sciences Building on Henry Mall. Sam Butcher lab - Presenter and title TBA.
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Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Ken Dill, Stony Brook University "The Dynamics of Fluctuating Systems and the Principle of Maximum Caliber"
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Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Ekaterina Pletneva, Dartmouth College "Seminar"
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Thursday, April 4th, 2013 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chemistry. Stephanie Knezz, UW Madison "Organic Student Seminar"
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Thursday, April 4th, 2013 - Analytical, Chemical Biology Seminar, 12:15 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor David Walt, Tufts University "Seminar"
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Friday, April 5th, 2013 - Department Colloquium, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry Building (Seminar Hall). Professor Hans Reich, University of Wisconsin-Madison "Department Colloquium"
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Thursday, April 11th, 2013 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Ronny Neumann, Weizmann Institute "TBA"
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Friday, April 12th, 2013 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Ronny Neumann, Weizmann Institute "Seminar"
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Monday, April 15th, 2013 - Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 3:00 pm, Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Professor Spiridoula Matsika, Temple University "Theoretical Chemistry Institute Seminar"
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Tuesday, April 16th, 2013 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Mathias Weber, University of Colorado-Boulder "Physical Chemistry Seminar"
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Tuesday, April 16th, 2013 - Department Special Event, 1:30 pm, 9341 Chemistry Building. "Department Meeting"
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Tuesday, April 16th, 2013 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Armen Zakarian, University of California, Santa Barbara "Seminar"
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Wednesday, April 17th, 2013 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Todd Harrop, University of Georgia "Seminar"
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Thursday, April 18th, 2013 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chemistry. Thom Smith, UW Madison "Organic Student Seminar"
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Thursday, April 18th, 2013 - General Special Event, 12:00 pm, Union South. UW-Madison, "Undergraduate Research Symposium"
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Friday, April 19th, 2013 - Department Special Event, 8:00 am, "Board of Advisors Meeting"
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Monday, April 22nd, 2013 - Chemical Biology, Department, Organic, Physical Seminar, 2:00 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor David Eisenberg, University of California, Los Angeles "Willard Lecture"
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Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013 - Chemical Biology, Department, Organic, Physical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor David Eisenberg, University of California, Los Angeles "Willard Lecture"
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Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013 - Organic Seminar, 12:10 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Erik Alexanian, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill "Organic Seminar"
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Wednesday, April 24th, 2013 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Julia Chan, Louisana State University "Seminar"
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Thursday, April 25th, 2013 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chemistry. Floriana Foarta, UW Madison "Organic Student Seminar"
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Thursday, April 25th, 2013 - Analytical, Graduate Seminar, 12:15 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor David Clemmer, Indiana University "Seminar"
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Friday, April 26th, 2013 - Department Special Event, 3:30 pm, Room 1361 Chemistry Building. Grads and Undergrad students, UW-Madison Chemistry "Awards Ceremony"
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Monday, April 29th, 2013 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Brad Pierce, University of Texas Arlington "Seminar"
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Tuesday, April 30th, 2013 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Greg Engel, The University of Chicago "McElvain Seminar in Physical Chemistry"
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Tuesday, April 30th, 2013 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. Derek Lowe, Vertex Pharmaceuticals "Organic McElvain Seminar"
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Wednesday, May 1st, 2013 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor John Arnold, University of California, Berkeley "Seminar"
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Thursday, May 2nd, 2013 - Organic Seminar, 9:30 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Larry Overman, University of California, Irvine "Abbott Lecture"
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Friday, May 3rd, 2013 - Department, Graduate Special Event, 4:00 pm, Varsity Hall II (Union South). Department of Chemistry Graduate Students, UW-Madison "GSFLC Poster Session"
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Monday, May 6th, 2013 - Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 3:00 pm, Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Professor Joseph Subotnik, University of Pennsylvania "A molecular interpretation of Marcus Theory from the Surface Hopping Perspective"
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Monday, May 6th, 2013 - 2012-2013 X-Ray Superuser Seminar, 12:00 p.m., Room 1220 in the new Biochemical Sciences Building on Henry Mall. Presenter and title TBA.
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Tuesday, May 7th, 2013 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Carlos Vega, Complutense University of Madrid "Describing Water Using Computer Simulation"
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Wednesday, May 8th, 2013 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Andrew Borovik, University of California Irvine "Seminar"
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Friday, May 10th, 2013 - Department Colloquium, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Prof. James Yardley, Columbia University "Colloquium"
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Tuesday, May 14th, 2013 - Department Special Event, 1:30 pm, 9341 Chemistry Building. "Department Meeting"
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Tuesday, May 14th, 2013 - Chemical Biology, Organic Seminar, 2:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Michael Marletta, Scripps Research Institute "Novartis Symposium"
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RECENT PUBLICATIONS
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Protein Changes in Immunodepleted Cerebrospinal Fluid from a Transgenic Mouse Model of Alexander Disease Detected Using Mass Spectrometry.
Cunningham, R; Jany, P; Messing, A; Li, LJ*.
JOURNAL OF PROTEOME RESEARCH, 12 (2):719-728; 10.1021/pr300785h FEB 2013.
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Ultrastable glasses from in silico vapour deposition.
Singh, S; Ediger, MD*; de Pablo, JJ.
NATURE MATERIALS, 12 (2):139-144; 10.1038/NMAT3521 FEB 2013.
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Mass Spectrometric Evaluation of Neuropeptidomic Profiles upon Heat Stabilization Treatment of Neuroendocrine Tissues in Crustaceans.
Sturm, RM; Greer, T; Woodards, N; Gemperline, E; Li, LJ*.
JOURNAL OF PROTEOME RESEARCH, 12 (2):743-752; 10.1021/pr300805f FEB 2013.
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(Pyrazol-1-yl)carbonyl palladium complexes as catalysts for ethylene polymerization reaction.
Mkoyi, HD; Ojwach, SO; Guzei, IA*; Darkwa, J.
Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, 724 95-101; 10.1016/j.jorganchem.2012.10.036 JAN 15 2013.
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Fluorogenic label to quantify the cytosolic delivery of macromolecules.
Chao, TY; Raines, RT*.
MOLECULAR BIOSYSTEMS, 9 (3):339-342; 10.1039/c3mb25552b 2013.
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N-heterocyclic dithiocarbamate platinum(II) complexes: Unexpected transformation of dithiocarbamate to oxodithiocarbonate in phosphinoplatinum complexes in solution.
Keter, FK; Guzei, IA*; Darkwa, J.
INORGANIC CHEMISTRY COMMUNICATIONS, 27 60-63; 10.1016/j.inoche.2012.10.003 JAN 2013.
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Electronic structure of Fe- vs. Ru-based dye molecules.
Johnson, PS; Cook, PL; Zegkinoglou, I; Garcia-Lastra, JM; Rubio, A; Ruther, RE; Hamers, RJ*; Himpsel, FJ.
JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS, 138 (4):10.1063/1.4788617 JAN 28 2013.
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Crosslinked PEG mats for peptide immobilization and stem cell adhesion.
Schmitt, SK; Murphy, WL; Gopalan, P*.
JOURNAL OF MATERIALS CHEMISTRY B, 1 (9):1349-1360; 10.1039/c2tb00253a 2013.
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Glucose-Neopentyl Glycol (GNG) amphiphiles for membrane protein study.
Chae, PS; Rana, RR; Gotfryd, K; Rasmussen, SGF; Kruse, AC; Cho, KH; Capaldi, S; Carlsson, E; Kobilka, B; Loland, CJ; Gether, U; Banerjee, S; Byrne, B; Lee, JK; Gellman, SH*.
CHEMICAL COMMUNICATIONS, 49 (23):2287-2289; 10.1039/c2cc36844g 2013.
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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
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Platypus Technologies LLC develops, manufactures and markets innovative products based on proprietary technologies employing advanced materials for applications in life and physical sciences. The company's research and development is highly multidisciplinary, drawing on teamwork among experts in physics, chemistry, materials science, biology and electrical engineering to create groundbreaking new products.
Reporting to the Director of Sensor Development, the Thin Film Product Engineer will be one of the company's leading in-house resources in design, preparation, and production of various surfaces and substrates used in liquid crystal-based biological and chemical sensors currently under development. He or she will be primarily responsible for production of high quality substrates, using the company's e-beam evaporator, for internal and external customers, and for providing necessary support for those products.
Principal Responsibilities:
     •    Maintain, and operate e-beam evaporator for thin film deposition.
     •    Produce, characterize, and support thin film-based substrate products for internal and external
          customers.
     •    Assess customers' needs for thin film deposition and provide technical support.
     •    Support new product development.
     •    Collaborate with a multidisciplinary team of scientists in development and testing of new sensors.
Candidate Requirements:
     •    B. S. degree in engineering (chemical engineering preferred) or applied science discipline.
     •    Demonstrated ability to prepare thing films using e-beam evaporator equipment in a cleanroom
          environment.
     •    At least 2 years industry experience preparing and characterizing thin films.
     •    Experience in transitioning a product from R&D to manufacturing.
     •    Effective working independently and in a team environment.
     •    Detailed-oriented, self-motivated individual with strong interpersonal communication skills.
     •    Work experience in a small technology company environment is preferable.
     •    Must be willing to contribute flexibly in order to meet evolving company milestones and deadlines.
Contact: Tim Burland, COO, Platypus Technologies LLC. 608.237.1274, e-mail: tburland@platypustech.com.
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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS
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Full Time Associate Lecturer Position in General Chemistry. The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry in the College of Science and Health at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse is seeking a sabbatical replacement for the 2013-14 academic year to begin August 26, 2013.  This would be an excellent opportunity for someone to gain teaching experience at a top-rated primarily undergraduate institution (PUI) and may be a valuable post-doctoral teaching experience for those interested in pursuing academic careers.  The position requires both lecture and laboratory instruction in our introductory, first-semester freshman course, CHM 103-General Chemistry Theory I.  Interested applicants should have completed the Ph.D. degree in chemistry by August 2013 and possess relevant teaching experience.  We offer a competitive salary and benefits package for this 100%, 9-month appointment.  To apply, candidates should submit a cover letter detailing their interests in teaching, current CV, unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts as a single pdf file, and the names and contact information for 3 professional references to the website: https://employment.uwlax.edu/ (reference "POOL lecturer - Chemistry," posting #0600249). Completed applicant files will be reviewed on a first-come-first-served basis until the position is filled.
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POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AND/OR JOBS
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