UW Madison Chemistry Newsletter for 5/28/2013

Bucky UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN MADISON
DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY NEWSLETTER
XXXVII - No. 18 May 28th, 2013

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PROFESSOR DAVID M. LYNN WINS BIOMACROMOLECULES/MACROMOLECULES YOUNG INVESTIGATOR AWARD
The ACS journals Biomacromolecules, Macromolecules, and ACS Macro Letters in partnership with the ACS Division of Polymer Chemistry are proud to announce the selection of Professors David M. Lynn of the University of Wisconsin Madison and Raffaele Mezzenga of ETH Zurich as winners of the inaugural Biomacromolecules/Macromolecules Young Investigator Award. Professor Lynn was selected in recognition of his exceptional contributions to the design and synthesis of polymers and materials of biotechnological and biomedical significance. Congratulations, Dave!
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SHEA M. RAMEY RECEIVES THE DR. BRENDA PFAEHLER AWARD OF EXCELLENCE
Shea M. Ramey, staff member at the Chemistry Learning Center, has been chosen to receive the Dr. Brenda Pfaehler Award of Excellence. This award is presented by the Center for Educational Opportunity (CeO) and honors an individual's commitment to providing equal opportunity and equity in education. CeO is a federal-and state-funded program that provides support to students from low-income families, first-generation college students and students with disabilities. Excellent work, Shea!
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ETIENNE GARAND WINS DOE EARLY CAREER RESEARCH AWARD
We're happy to report that Etienne Garand has won a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science Early Career Research Award for his proposal "Probing chromophore energetics and couplings for singlet fission in solar cell applications". Congratulations, Etienne!
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RANDY GOLDSMITH SELECTED AS A 2013 SHAW SCIENTIST
We're very pleased to let you know that Randy Goldsmith was selected as a 2013 Shaw Scientist. The award carries $200K in unrestricted funds over a five year period. Congratulations, Randy!
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2013 Dates of Finance/Department Meetings
Department/Executive Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 9341 Chemistry
TBA
Finance Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 1130
TBA
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SEMINARS
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Wednesday, June 5th, 2013 - Department, Graduate, Physical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Professor Taihyun Chang, Pohang University of Science and Technology "Changing Modes of Macromolecular Characterization: From Size Exclusion to Temperature Gradient Interaction Chromatography"
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Tuesday, June 11th, 2013 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Professor Samir Zard, Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France "Seminar"
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Friday, August 2nd, 2013 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Professor Chulbom Lee, Seoul National University "Seminar"
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Wednesday, August 21st, 2013 - Department Special Event, 1:00 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Chemistry Faculty, UW Madison "Faculty Presentations for First-Year Graduate Students"
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Thursday, August 22nd, 2013 - Department Special Event, 9:00 am, , 9:00 am, 1315 Chemistry. "Faculty presentations for 1st year graduate students"
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Friday, August 23rd, 2013 - Department Special Event, 9:00 am, , 9:00 am, 1315 Chemistry. "Faculty presentations for 1st year graduate students"
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RECENT PUBLICATIONS
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Real-time attack of LL-37 on single Bacillus subtilis cells.
Barns, KJ; Weisshaar, JC*.
Biochimica et Biophysica Acta-biomembranes, 1828 (6):1511-1520; 10.1016/j.bbamem.2013.02.011 JUN 2013.
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Structures of the Noncanonical RNA Ligase RtcB Reveal the Mechanism of Histidine Guanylylation.
Desai, KK; Bingman, CA; Phillips, GN; Raines, RT*.
BIOCHEMISTRY, 52 (15):2518-2525; 10.1021/bi4002375 APR 16 2013.
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Probing the Photoisomerization of CHBr3 and CHI3 in Solution with Transient Vibrational and Electronic Spectroscopy.
Preston, TJ; Shaloski, MA; Crim, FF*.
JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY A, 117 (14):2899-2907; 10.1021/jp310737d APR 11 2013.
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Nylon-3 Polymers with Selective Antifungal Activity.
Liu, RH; Chen, XY; Hayouka, Z; Chakraborty, S; Falk, SP; Weisblum, B; Masters, KS; Gellman, SH*.
JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 135 (14):5270-5273; 10.1021/ja4006404 APR 10 2013.
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Pyrazolylimine iron and cobalt, and pyrazolylamine nickel complexes: Synthesis and evaluation of nickel complexes as ethylene oligomerization catalysts.
Ainooson, MK; Guzei, IA*; Spencer, LC; Darkwa, J.
POLYHEDRON, 53 295-303; 10.1016/j.poly.2013.01.018 APR 10 2013.
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Ground State Conformational Preferences and CH Stretch-Bend Coupling in a Model Alkoxy Chain: 1,2-Diphenoxyethane.
Buchanan, EG; Sibert, EL*; Zwier, TS.
JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY A, 117 (13):2800-2811; 10.1021/jp400691a APR 4 2013.
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Photoexcitation Dynamics of Coupled Semiconducting Carbon Nanotube Thin Films.
Mehlenbacher, RD; Wu, MY; Grechko, M; Laaser, JE; Arnold, MS; Zanni, MT*.
NANO LETTERS, 13 (4):1495-1501; 10.1021/nl304591w APR 2013.
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Neutron-encoded mass signatures for multiplexed proteome quantification.
Hebert, AS; Merrill, AE; Bailey, DJ; Still, AJ; Westphall, MS; Strieter, ER*; Pagliarini, DJ; Coon, JJ*.
NATURE METHODS, 10 (4):332-+; 10.1038/NMETH.2378 APR 2013.
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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
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Milliken & Company is searching for two Ph.D. level scientists to add to its Research Division. We are looking for outstanding candidates with experience in polymer science or materials-based process development. Possible educational backgrounds for these candidates include graduate research in Chemical Engineering, Polymer Science and Engineering, Chemistry, Materials Science or Physics. We think that graduate students, post-doctoral researchers and recent alumni from the Department of Chemistry at the University of Wisconsin may be interested in applying for this position.
Job descriptions for these positions can be found at http://tinyurl.com/2013-MRC-Polymer-Scientist and http://tinyurl.com/2013-MRC-Chemical-Engineer, or one can find these and other opportunities at http://careers.milliken.com. Questions about the positions and resumes may also be emailed to: Paul Wesson or Jeff Strahan at: Paul Wesson, Ph.D., Research Chemist, Milliken & Company, 920 Milliken Rd., M-405, Spartanburg, SC 29303, T: 864.503.6336 / F: 864.503.2417 / C: 847.732.0695.
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Edgewood College is seeking a Laboratory Manager for the Department of Chemistry, Geoscience, and Physics. Successful candidates will have a demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity, inclusion, and multicultural competence in an educational and work environment and must be willing to contribute to the College's strategic plan of inclusion.
Responsibilities: Among other duties, the Lab Managers responsibilities include:
     •    Overseeing laboratory and classroom demonstration preparations
     •    Serving as Chemical Hygiene Officer (CHO) for Edgewood College
     •    Hiring, training, and supervising student laboratory assistants
     •    Maintaining chemical and equipment inventories
     •    Managing the budget of the Chemistry, Geoscience, and Physics Department
     •    Collaborating with facilities and environmental health and safety for maintenance of fume hoods,
          air-handling systems, deionized water systems, and other building operations, as well as managing
          laboratory waste
Job Qualifications. Necessary Education or Work Experience:
     •    Bachelor's degree in chemistry or a related field; master's degree preferred
     •    Chemical Hygiene Officer (National Registry of Certified Chemists) certification or eligibility to
          take the exam
     •    Relevant laboratory experience (minimum 5 years)
Required Knowledge and Skills:
     •    Laboratory safety as required by the OSHA Laboratory Standard
     •    Ability to train and supervise student lab assistants
     •    Proper handling and storage of hazardous chemicals and waste
     •    Use and maintenance of laboratory equipment and instrumentation
Required Technology Skills:
     •    Overall Proficient skill-level in Microsoft Office, which includes: Word, Excel, Power Point,
          Outlook, and basic computer concepts
     •    Knowledge of SharePoint is a plus
     •    Willingness and ability to learn new software
Other Qualifications:
     •    Demonstrate multicultural competence - the awareness, knowledge, and skills needed to work with
          others who are culturally different from self in meaningful, relevant, and productive ways.
     •    The candidate must actively support the mission of the college by working with faculty, staff and
          students to share in our core values - truth, compassion, justice, partnership, and community.
To apply:  Send a letter of application, resume, and references to: Edgewood College, Human Resources -LAMN, 1000 Edgewood College Drive, Madison, WI 53711, E-mail: humanresources@edgewood.edu.
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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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Professor Milos Novotny's research group is located at the Department of Chemistry, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, USA.  (http://www.indiana.edu/~novweb/). Postdoctoral NIH-funded position (1-2 years starting September 3, 2013) is available in the area of analytical glycobiology and is related to development of methodologies for the disease biomarker research. The candidate should have background in biomolecular mass spectrometry. Instruments in the laboratory include 4800 ABI time-of-flight/time-of-flight mass spectrometer, Thermo LTQ-FT mass spectrometer (combined with nano-LC), Agilent LC/ion-trap instrument, and several liquid chromatography, capillary electrophoresis and GC/MS instruments. Previous knowledge of chromatography and/or electrophoresis would also be plus. Please contact Professor Milos Novotny (novotny@indiana.edu) for more information.
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Thanks.
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