UW Madison Chemistry Newsletter for 7/08/2013

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DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY NEWSLETTER
XXVII - No. 21 July 8th, 2013

MIKE BRADLEY ELECTED TO CLASSIFIED STAFF ISSUES COMMITTEE
The voting is complete for the three vacant seats on the Classified Staff Issues Committee. Thank you to all who voted and to everyone who agreed to be a nominee for the vacated seats.
BLUE COLLAR/TECHNICAL MEMBER:
Michael Bradley, Inventory Control Coordinator, Department of Chemistry, term begins fall 2014.
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IEVA REICH NAMED ACS FELLOW
Ieva Reich has been named an ACS Fellow! Congratulations Ieva!
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BOB McMAHON STARTS AS CHEMISTRY CHAIR
Bob McMahon is now the Chemistry department chair. There are a few loose ends I will be tying up over the next two weeks or so as we work together to make a smooth transition.
Let me take this opportunity to thank all the students, staff, and faculty who worked with myself, Matt, and Rosana to help the department face the challenges of the past three years. I especially thank my research group for their patience with me during this period of intense juggling.
UW-Madison chemistry continues to be a wonderful place in which to work, to teach, and to do science. As John Wright predicted would occur, I am glad that I became chair, but I am also glad to hand the reins over to Bob!
I'm sure he can count on your help and strong support going forward.
Very best wishes, Jim
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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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Friday, July 12th, 2013 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Ning Jiao, Peking University.
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Friday, August 2nd, 2013 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Professor Chulbom Lee, Seoul National University.
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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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Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013 - Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. TBA, TBA "Physical Chemistry Seminar"
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Thursday, September 5th, 2013 - Materials Seminar, 12:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Bart Bartlett, University of Michigan "Material Seminar"
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Sunday, September 8th, 2013 - Department Special Event, 5:00 pm, "Department Reception at ACS National Meeting (Indianapolis)"
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Tuesday, September 10th, 2013 - Graduate, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 4:00 pm, 1800 Engineering Hall. Professor David A. Weitz, Harvard University "Kramer Lecture in Physical Chemistry"
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Friday, September 13th, 2013 - Department Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Melanie Cooper, Michigan State University "Discipline-Based Education Research: An NRC Report from an Emerging Field ChemEd Series"
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Tuesday, September 17th, 2013 - Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. TBA, TBA "Physical Chemistry Seminar"
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Wednesday, September 18th, 2013 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Guy Bertrand, University of California, Riverside "TBD"
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Tuesday, September 24th, 2013 - Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. TBA, TBA "Physical Chemistry Seminar"
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Tuesday, September 24th, 2013 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Professor Matt Sigman, The University of Utah "Organic seminar"
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Wednesday, September 25th, 2013 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Cliff Kubiak, University of California, San Diego "TBD"
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FUSION CONFERENCES LTD. -  FUNCTIONAL POLYMERIC MATERIALS CONFERENCE

     On behalf of Dr Ezat Khosravi and Dr Nathan Gianneschi, chairs of the Functional Polymeric Materials Conference, we would like to announce that the registration process is now open and we are welcoming oral submissions. The conference takes place from 10th - 13th, February 2014 at The Fiesta Americana Condesa Resort, Cancun, Mexico.
     The following key sessions have been confirmed:
     •    Novel polymerization strategies
     •    Materials from nano- to the micro scale
     •    Materials for drug delivery
     •    Smart biomaterials
     •    Complex sensing systems
     •    Bioinspired materials
Biological systems are characterized by complex molecular networks combining self-assembly, compartmentalization, gelation and catalysis propagated by polymeric materials. The vast array of functions that characterizes natural systems is awe inspiring and has driven an incredible burst of interest in functional, synthetic polymers. Chemical diversity in the realm of synthetic systems is extraordinary, with increasingly greater opportunities to develop functional materials across many length scales. This conference seeks to bring together researchers interested in fundamentally new strategies for organizing matter utilizing polymeric systems. This will include investigations of function from the nano- to the micro scale, and the study of novel polymerization strategies designed to enable the development of functional materials. Applications will be discussed in the areas of drug delivery, smart biomaterials, complex sensing systems, and bioinspired materials with functionalities that relate to the organization and interactions of their building blocks.
Confirmed Invited Speakers include; Professor K. Barry Sharpless (The Scripps Research Institute), Professor Sankaran Thayumanavan (UMass Amherst), Professor Heather Maynard (University of California, Los Angeles), Professor Krzysztof Matyjaszewski (Carnegie Mellon University), Professor Jean Frechet (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology) and Professor Charles L McCormick (University of Southern Mississippi)
To view the full list of invited speakers or for further program details, please visit the Functional Polymeric Materials Conference website.
If you are interested in submitting an oral abstract or participating in this meeting please register for the conference to ensure you secure a place. If you are unavailable to attend the meeting, please feel free to pass the conference details onto a colleague. We do advise oral abstracts are submitted as soon as possible. The final deadline to submit is 2nd September 2013.
Sarah Trundle, Conference Manager, Fusion Conferences Ltd., T: +44 (0) 1638 724137, F: +44 (0) 1638 724135, E-Mail: sarah@fusion-conferences.com .
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RECENT PUBLICATIONS
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Bioavailable affinity label for collagen prolyl 4-hydroxylase.
Vasta, JD; Higgin, JJ; Kersteen, EA; Raines, RT*.
BIOORGANIC & MEDICINAL CHEMISTRY, 21 (12):3597-3601; 10.1016/j.bmc.2013.04.057 JUN 15 2013.
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Multipurpose Dissociation Cell for Enhanced ETD of Intact Protein Species.
Rose, CM; Russell, JD; Ledvina, AR; McAlister, GC; Westphall, MS; Griep-Raming, J; Schwartz, JC; Coon, JJ*; Syka, JEP.
Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry, 24 (6):816-827; 10.1007/s13361-013-0622-0 JUN 2013.
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Combined Spectroscopic and Computational Analysis of the Vibrational Properties of Vitamin B-12 in its Co3+, Co2+, and Co1+ Oxidation States.
Park, K; Brunold, TC*.
JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY B, 117 (18):5397-5410; 10.1021/jp309392u MAY 9 2013.
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Influence of Humic Acid on Titanium Dioxide Nanoparticle Toxicity to Developing Zebrafish.
Yang, SP; Bar-Ilan, O; Peterson, RE; Heideman, W; Hamers, RJ*; Pedersen, JA.
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY, 47 (9):4718-4725; 10.1021/es3047334 MAY 7 2013.
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TiO2 Nanoparticle Exposure and Illumination during Zebrafish Development: Mortality at Parts per Billion Concentrations.
Bar-Ilan, O; Chuang, CC; Schwahn, DJ; Yang, S; Joshi, S; Pedersen, JA; Hamers, RJ*; Peterson, RE; Heideman, W.
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY, 47 (9):4726-4733; 10.1021/es304514r MAY 7 2013.
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3c/4e (sigma)over-cap-Type Long-Bonding: A Novel Transitional Motif toward the Metallic De localization Limit.
Landis, CR*; Weinhold, F*.
INORGANIC CHEMISTRY, 52 (9):5154-5166; 10.1021/ic4000395 MAY 6 2013.
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Libraries of Bisdiazaphospholanes and Optimization of Rhodium-Catalyzed Enantioselective Hydroformylation.
Adint, TT; Wong, GW; Landis, CR*.
JOURNAL OF ORGANIC CHEMISTRY, 78 (9):4231-4238; 10.1021/jo400525w MAY 3 2013.
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FTO-mediated formation of N-6-hydroxymethyladenosine and N-6-formyladenosine in mammalian RNA.
Fu, Y; Jia, GF; Pang, XQ; Wang, RN; Wang, X; Li, CJ; Smemo, S; Dai, Q; Bailey, KA; Nobrega, MA; Han, KL; Cui, Q*; He, C.
NATURE COMMUNICATIONS, 4 10.1038/ncomms2822 APR 2013.
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A Novel Tri-Enzyme System in Combination with Laser-Driven NMR Enables Efficient Nuclear Polarization of Biomolecules in Solution.
Lee, JH; Cavagnero, S*.
JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY B, 117 (20):6069-6081; 10.1021/jp4010168 MAY 23 2013.
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Bronsted Acid Cocatalysts in Photocatalytic Radical Addition of alpha-Amino C-H Bonds across Michael Acceptors.
Espelt, LR; Wiensch, EM; Yoon, TP*.
JOURNAL OF ORGANIC CHEMISTRY, 78 (8):4107-4114; 10.1021/jo400428m APR 19 2013.
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Evidence and quantitation of aromatic organosulfates in ambient aerosols in Lahore, Pakistan.
Kundu, S; Quraishi, TA; Yu, G; Suarez, C; Keutsch, FN*; Stone, EA.
ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS, 13 (9):4865-4875; 10.5194/acp-13-4865-2013 2013.
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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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Assistant/Associate/Full Professor, Institute of Biomedical Engineering, NTHU. The Institute of Biomedical Engineering, National Tsing Hua University seeks highly qualified individuals for 2 positions in the assistant, associate or full professorship levels. The candidate must have a Ph.D. degree in engineering or science, an outstanding record of accomplishments in research (cellular mechanics, bioMEMS, or biomaterials) and enthusiasm in teaching. Application portfolio including curriculum vitae, copies of diplomas, copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, full publication list, teaching and research plans, contact information (names, mailing addresses, emails, phone numbers) of three referees (only a list is needed upon submission) and the CV at-a-glance (available on http://bme.web.nthu.edu.tw/bin/home.php) should be sent to: Ms. Peggy Sung by July 31, 2013 at the following address: Ms. Peggy Sung, Institute of Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering, National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan 30013, Fax: +886-3-571-2670, E-mail: chsung@mx.nthu.edu.tw.
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POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AND/OR JOBS
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The Applied Chemistry Section of The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU/APL) is currently seeking a postdoctoral fellow and a BS chemist in support of ongoing chemistry research efforts. These positions are a unique opportunity to become acquainted with critical national security issues that drive research in chemistry, materials and detection.   The BS position is a permanent staff position, while the postdoctoral position  is a one-year term position with the possibility of renewal for a second year.  Our postdoctoral fellows are commonly converted to permanent staff members. Our last four chemistry post doctoral fellows were eventually offered full-time staff positions at JHU/APL. We would appreciate if you would make your students aware of these positions.  Please find attached a description of these positions.
To apply for the positions please visit: http://www.jhuapl.edu/employment/default.asp, Click the Experienced Professionals tab and under Job Number enter either 04562 or 04563.  Contact: Robert S. Pilato, Ph.D., Section Supervisor & Principal Staff Member, The Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, 11100 Johns Hopkins Road, Laurel MD 20723-6099.
Post Doctoral Position: The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in inorganic or organic chemistry with extensive synthetic experience. Experience should include air free synthesis, and NMR, fluorescence, FTIR, GC-MS and UV-vis spectroscopy. Large-scale synthetic and process chemistry experience is desirable. The candidate must demonstrate strong oral and written communication skills accompanied by good organizational skills. A candidate must have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to work independently. The applicant selected will be subject to a government security clearance investigation and must meet the requirements for access to classified information. Eligibility requirements include U.S. Citizenship. This is a one-year term position with the possibility of renewal for a second year and the offer of a permanent position. Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer that complies with Title IX of the Education Amendments Acts of 1972, as well as other applicable laws, and values diversity in its workforce.
BS Position: The successful candidate must have a BS in chemistry with synthetic experience (general organic and air free synthesis). Familiarity with NMR, fluorescence, FTIR, GC-MS and UV-vis spectroscopy are desirable, as is pilot plant and industrial scale synthetic experience.  The candidate must have excellent interpersonal skills and be must willing to travel and work off-site independently. The applicant selected will be subject to a government security clearance investigation and must meet the requirements for access to classified information. Eligibility requirements include U.S. Citizenship.   This is a one-year term position with the possibility of renewal for a second year.  Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer that complies with Title IX of the Education Amendments Acts of 1972, as well as other applicable laws, and values diversity in its workforce.
To apply for the positions please visit: http://www.jhuapl.edu/employment/default.asp, Click the Experienced Professionals tab and under Job Number enter either 04562 or 04563.
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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. We are looking for a postdoc to join our molecular catalysis group at Pacific Northwest National Lab. The research position will be focused on the design and development of new molecular catalysts for CO2 reduction, including synthesis, catalyst testing, and mechanistic studies.  Expertise in the synthesis, manipulation, and characterization of air-sensitive compounds is essential, and experience in electrochemistry would be helpful, but is not required. To apply, applicants can go to: http://www.jobs.pnnl.gov/ and locate job ID 302518.  Contact: Aaron Appel, Senior Research Scientist, Fundamental and Computational Science Directorate, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, P.O. Box 999, MSIN K2-57, Richland, WA  99352 USA, Tel: 509-375-2157, e-mail: aaron.appel@pnnl.gov, web: http://www.pnnl.gov.
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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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