UW Madison Chemistry Newsletter for 9/16/2013

Bucky UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON
DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY NEWSLETTER
XXXVII - No. 26 September 16th, 2013

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CHEMISTRY NEWSLETTER BACK TO WEEKLY SCHEDULE STARTING SEPTEMBER 16TH, 2013
The Chemistry Newsletter will be published weekly again starting with this issue, September 16th, 2013. Please continue to submit any newsletter items to Bruce Goldade in room 1146 or by e-mail to: goldade@chem.wisc.edu. Thank You.
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JAMES CHECCO AND RYAN PAKULA TO PARTICIPATE IN THE 2012-2013 INTEGRATING RESEARCH ETHICS AND SCHOLARSHIP FELLOWS PROGRAM
Congratulations to James Checco (Gellman group) and Ryan Pakula (Berry group) on being accepted to participate in the 2012-2013 Integrating Research Ethics and Scholarship Fellows program of the UW-Madison Graduate School. Congratulations James & Ryan!!
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2013 Dates of Finance/Department Meetings
Department/Executive Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 9341 Chemistry

Sept. 17, 2013 Oct. 8th, 2013 Nov. 12, 2013 Dec. 10, 2013
Feb. 11, 2014 Mar. 11, 2014 Apr. 15, 2014 May 13, 2014

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

Sept. 24, 2013 Oct. 1, 2013 Oct. 15, 2013 Nov. 5, 2013
Nov. 19, 2013 Dec. 3, 2013 Dec. 17, 2013 Jan. 21, 2014
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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Tuesday, September 17th, 2013 - Chemical Biology, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Kenneth M. Merz Jr., Michigan State University "Free Energies from a Molecular Printing Press"
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Tuesday, September 17th, 2013 - Organic Thesis Defense, 12:30 pm, 8335 Chemistry. Paul White of the Stahl Group, UW Madison "Insight into the Role of Bipyridine Ligands in Palladium-Catalyzed Aerobic Oxidation Reactions"
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Tuesday, September 17th, 2013 - Department Special Event, 1:30 pm, 9341. "Department Meeting"
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Tuesday, September 17th, 2013 - Chemical Biology, Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Professor Christian Hackenberger, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin "When Staudinger meets Huisgen - Chemoselective Synthesis of Functional Peptides and Proteins"
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Wednesday, September 18th, 2013 - General Seminar, 2:00 pm, Chemistry Library. Ariel Neff, UW-Madison Chemistry Library "Keeping Current with Chemistry Literature "
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Wednesday, September 18th, 2013 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Guy Bertrand, University of California, Riverside "Stable Carbenes snd Related Species: Powerful Tools in Organic and Inorganic Chemistry"
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Thursday, September 19th, 2013 - Analytical, Department Seminar, 12:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Professor Rob Corn, University of California-Irvine "Combining Plasmons, Nanostructures and Surface Enzyme Chemistries for Ultrasensitive Bioaffinity Sensing"
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Thursday, September 19th, 2013 - Materials Science Program Seminar, 4:00 pm, Room 265 in the Materials Science and Engineering Building. Robert O. Ritchie, Department of Materials Science & Engineering, University of California and Materials Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA. "Origins of Fracture Resistance in Bone, Teeth and Seashells: Relevance to Bio-Inspired Structural Materials "
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Monday, September 23rd, 2013 - Materials Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Rajendra Rathor, Marquette University "Electron and Energy Transfer through Cofacially-Arrayed Molecular Wires"
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Tuesday, September 24th, 2013 - Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Jorg Wrachtrup, University of Stuttgart "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 "Carbon Dioxide Reduction by Rhenium and Manganese Bipyridyl Complexes: Mechanistic Insights and New Strategies To Lower Overpotentials"
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Thursday, September 26th, 2013 - Analytical, Chemical Biology Seminar, 12:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Joshua Coon, UW-Madison Biochemistry & Chemistry "Mass Spectrometry for Quantitative Biology of Complex Systems"
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Friday, September 27th, 2013 - General Outreach, 9:00 am, Discovery Building. Tracy Drier, UW-Madison Department of Chemistry "Wisconsin Science Festival"
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Friday, September 27th, 2013 - Department Colloquium, 3:30 pm, Room 1361 Chemistry Building. Nobel Laurate Roald Hoffmann and Prof. Marion O'Leary - Dean Emeritus, College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, California State University - Sacramento "Two Chemists in the Arts: Chemistry Department "Super Colloquium""
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Monday, September 30th, 2013 - Materials Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Bart Bartlett, University of Michigan "Designing Chemically Robust Metal Oxides for Visible-Light Photocatalysis: toward Solar Z-Scheme Water Splitting"
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Tuesday, October 1st, 2013 - Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. David Osborn, Sandia National Laboratory "Following Isomer-resolved Chemical Pathways in Atmospheric and Combustion Chemistry"
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Tuesday, October 1st, 2013 - Chemical Biology, Organic Seminar, 2:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Dr. Julien Papillon, Novartis "Novartis Chemical Biology Symposium "Discovery of Orally Available Aldosterone Synthase (CYP11B2) Inhibitors""
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Tuesday, October 1st, 2013 - Chemical Biology Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Michael Marletta, Scripps Research Institute "Novartis Chemical Biology Symposium - "Nitric Oxide Signaling: From Bugs to Humans""
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Thursday, October 3rd, 2013 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chemistry. Dr. Lisa Marcaurelle, H3 Biomedicine "Organic McElvain - Dr. Lisa Marcaurelle"
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Friday, October 4th, 2013 - Department Colloquium, 1:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Vincente Talanquer, University of Arizona "What Do Our Students Learn? ChemEd Seminar Series"
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Friday, October 4th, 2013 - Department Seminar, 3:30 pm, 2006 Pharmacy. Professor Eric Ferriera, Colorado State University "Pharmacy Seminar"
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Monday, October 7th, 2013 - Physical, Theoretical Lecture, 2:00 pm, 1315 Chemistry Building (Seminar Hall). Professor Jack Simons, The University of Utah "Hirschfelder Lectures"
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Monday, October 7th, 2013 - Materials Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Stan Wong, State University of New York, Stony Brook "Talk Title TBA"
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Tuesday, October 8th, 2013 - Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building (Seminar Hall). Professor Jack Simons, The University of Utah "Hirschfelder Lectures"
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Tuesday, October 8th, 2013 - Department Special Event, 1:30 pm, 9341. "Department Meeting"
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Tuesday, October 8th, 2013 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Professor James Petersson, University of Pennsylvania "Organic Seminar"
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Wednesday, October 9th, 2013 - Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 2:00 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry Building (Seminar Hall). Professor Jack Simons, The University of Utah "Hirschfelder Lectures"
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Thursday, October 10th, 2013 - Analytical, Chemical Biology Seminar, 12:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Richard M. Crooks, University of Texas at Austin "Dendrimer-Encapsulated Nanoparticles: Synthesis, Characterization, and Electrocatalysis "
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Friday, October 11th, 2013 - Department Seminar, 1:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Peter Mahaffy, King's University College, Canada "ChemEd Seminar Series"
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Monday, October 14th, 2013 - Materials Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Russell J. Holmes, University of Minnesota "Talk Title TBA"
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Tuesday, October 15th, 2013 - Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor David Sholl, Georgia Institute of Technology "Accelerating Technologies for CO2 Capture Using Computational Screening of Nanoporous Crystals"
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Wednesday, October 16th, 2013 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Chae Yi, Marquette University "Seminar"
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Thursday, October 17th, 2013 to Saturday, October 19th, 2013 - Department Outreach, 4:00 pm, UW-Madison Department of Chemistry, "CHOPs Preview Weekend"
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Thursday, October 17th, 2013 to Saturday, October 19th, 2013 - Department Outreach, 4:00 pm, UW-Madison Department of Chemistry, "PGSEC Preview Weekend"
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Monday, October 21st, 2013 - Materials Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Seminar. Prof. Christy Haynes, University of Minnesota "Nanoparticle Toxicity and Therapeutics"
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Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013 - Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Carol Deutsch, University of Pennsylvania "Ribosome-Peptide Pas de Deux: Tunnel Vision"
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Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Professor Steve Martin, University of Texas at Austin "Synthesis and Biology of Heterocyclic Natural Products"
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Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Wes Brogden, UW-Madison "TBD"
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Thursday, October 24th, 2013 - Analytical, Chemical Biology Seminar, 12:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Gloria Sheynkman, UW-Madison (Smith Group) "Enabling the detection of protein variations through integration of mass spectrometry and RNA-Seq"
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Monday, October 28th, 2013 - Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 3:00 pm, Room 8335 Chemistry Bldg.. Professor Michael Shirts, University of Virginia "Putting the statistics back in statistical mechanics"
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Monday, October 28th, 2013 - Materials Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Dr. Phil Hustad, Dow Chemical Company "Materials McElvain Seminar - Talk Title TBA"
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Tuesday, October 29th, 2013 - Graduate, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. Steven S. Brown, NOAA "The Changing Face of U.S. Air Quality: Summer vs. Winter, Urban Smog vs. the Natural Gas Boom, and Why Chemical Mechanisms Matter"
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Wednesday, October 30th, 2013 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Connie Lu, University of Minnesota "Seminar"
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Thursday, October 31st, 2013 - Analytical, Chemical Biology Seminar, 12:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Prof. William Murphy, UW-Madison Cell & Regen Med Center "Talk Title TBA"
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Tuesday, November 5th, 2013 - Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Ashok Deniz, Scripps Research Institute "Single-molecule biophysics of protein disorder"
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Wednesday, November 6th, 2013 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Gregory Robinson, University of Georgia "Seminar"
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Thursday, November 7th, 2013 - Organic, Physical Seminar, 11:00 am, Professor E. W. Bert Meijer, Eindenhoven Univ of Technology the Netherlands "Ferry Lectureship "From Macromolecules to Supramolecular Polymers""
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Thursday, November 7th, 2013 - Analytical, Department Seminar, 12:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Dr. Francesca Casadio, The Art Institute of Chicago "Analytical McElvain Seminar"
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Friday, November 8th, 2013 - Department, Organic, Physical Colloquium, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Professor E. W. Bert Meijer, Eindenhoven Univ of Technology the Netherlands "Ferry Lectureship Colloquium "Mastering complexity: non-covalent synthesis of functional supramolecular systems""
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Monday, November 11th, 2013 - Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 3:00 pm, Room 8335 Chemistry Bldg.. Professor G. Andres Cisneros, Wayne State University "Insights on AlkB family and DNA polymerase enzymes from computational simulations"
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Tuesday, November 12th, 2013 - Department Special Event, 1:30 pm, 9341. "Department Meeting"
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Tuesday, November 12th, 2013 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Professor Anna Mapp, University of Michigan "Organic Seminar"
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Thursday, November 14th, 2013 - Analytical, Chemical Biology Seminar, 12:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Dr. Brian Frey, UW-Madison Chemistry, Smith Group "New Mass Spectrometry Technologies for Proteomics and Applications in Tissue Engineering"
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Monday, November 18th, 2013 - Materials Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Padma Gopalan, UW Madison Dept. of Materials Science & Engineering/Chemistry "Talk Title TBA"
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Tuesday, December 10th, 2013 - Department Special Event, 1:30 pm, "Department Meeting"
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Tuesday, December 10th, 2013 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Professor Arthur Winter, Iowa State University "Organic Seminar"
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2013 WISCONSIN SCIENCE FESTIVAL
September 26-29
Anchored at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, with additional locations all around the state, the festival welcomes people of all ages to look, listen, feel, touch, taste and discover the wonders of all aspects of the sciences. The festival is free and open to the public.
On Thursday, September 26 at 7 p.m., Prof. Bassam Shakhashiri will introduce Science Friday's Ira Flatow, who will give the festival's keynote address in the WID Forum before broadcasting his radio program live on Friday (details on the live show will be available about a week before broadcast).
On Saturday, September 28 at 10 a.m., Prof. Bassam Shakhashiri and Dr. Rodney Schreiner will be joined by special guest Roald Hoffmann for a Science is Fun presentation in 1351 Chemistry.
For details on these and all the festival offerings, visit www.wisconsinsciencefest.org.
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UW-MADISON ALUMNUS WINS MAJOR AWARD FOR EXPLORING CHEMISTRY OF THE NERVOUS SYSTEM
MADISON - Richard Scheller, who graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a B.S. in biochemistry in 1974, has shared the 2013 Albert Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research for work explaining how messenger chemicals move between nerve cells.
Scheller is currently executive vice president for research and early development at Genentech, a large medical biotechnology firm in California.
The Lasker Award is often called the "American Nobel," and 83 winners have gone on to win a Nobel Prize. Scheller shared the award with Thomas C. Südhof of Stanford University. He donated his portion of the $250,000 prize to the Wildlife Conservation Network, which supports "entrepreneurial conservationists."
The award recognized Scheller's and Südhof's research into the way chemicals move between neurons, the nerve cells that communicate with each other. Neurons use chemicals to communicate whenever one throws a ball, hears a Beethoven string quartet or remembers a face.
Both scientists focused on the tiny containers, called vesicles, that hold these neurotransmitters until the release is triggered. Then the transmitters can cross a tiny gap and stimulate a neighboring neuron.  
Working separately, Scheller and Südhof explored the structure of the proteins involved in this rapid, complex interaction. The animal nervous system is a network of individual cells, and communication between those cells - the essence of neurological functioning - happens countless times every second.
Born in 1953 and raised in the Milwaukee suburbs, Scheller was interested in chemistry as a teenager, but did not become a serious student until he enrolled in UW-Madison and began to focus on biochemistry in 1971.
In an oral history completed in 2002, Scheller remembered, "There are a lot of very dedicated teachers at the University of Wisconsin. I thought that the classroom lecturing was generally outstanding. There were tremendous opportunities, even at a large state school, to do individual research and an honors undergraduate thesis.
"I have had a little more experience with different universities now and can look back and say the University of Wisconsin is an absolutely terrific, first-rate institution. I owe a lot to them for the education that I received there."
Scheller made a mark from the beginning, recalls Bassam Shakhashiri, professor of chemistry. "He stood out right away in Chemistry 104, a second-semester course - not only in academics, but in the personal interactions during office hours and as I walked around the lab."
Shakhashiri, who remains in contact with Scheller, says, "Part of human nature is to be curious, and for Rich, it's been a remarkable achievement to sustain this curiosity and develop technical skills, to be able to work with colleagues, to be challenged by others and to stay focused. What he has done is a great tribute to the ingenuity of the human brain."
After Wisconsin, Scheller got a Ph.D. in chemistry from the California Institute of Technology and was a professor at Stanford University. He joined Genentech in 2001, and is active in the overall research direction of the company, and of its parent, the Swiss pharmaceutical giant Roche.
-David Tenenbaum, 608-265-8549, djtenenb@wisc.edu.
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RECENT PUBLICATIONS
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NBO 6.0: Natural bond orbital analysis program (vol 34, pg 1429, 2013).
Glendening, ED; Landis, CR*; Weinhold, F*.
JOURNAL OF COMPUTATIONAL CHEMISTRY, 34 (24):2134-2134; 10.1002/jcc.23366 SEP 15 2013.
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Ion Exchange of Protons by Coinage Metals to Give Gold and Silver Encapsulation within a Pseudo-D-2d Distorted Face-Capped Pd-14 Cubic Kernel: [((14)-M)Pd-22(CO)(20)(PEt3)(8)](+) (M=Au, Ag).
Mednikov, EG; Dahl, LF*.
Angewandte Chemie-International Edition, 52 (30):7813-7817; 10.1002/anie.201301982 JUL 22 2013.
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Divergence between Organometallic and Single-Electron-Transfer Mechanisms in Copper(II)-Mediated Aerobic C-H Oxidation.
Suess, AM; Ertem, MZ; Cramer, CJ; Stahl, SS*.
JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 135 (26):9797-9804; 10.1021/ja4026424 JUL 3 2013.
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Interception and Characterization of Alkyl and Acyl Complexes in Rhodium-Catalyzed Hydroformylation of Styrene.
Nelsen, ER; Landis, CR*.
JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 135 (26):9636-9639; 10.1021/ja404799m JUL 3 2013.
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Statistically Enhanced Spectral Counting Approach to TCDD Cardiac Toxicity in the Adult Zebrafish Heart.
Zhang, J; Lanham, KA; Heideman, W; Peterson, RE; Li, LJ*.
JOURNAL OF PROTEOME RESEARCH, 12 (7):3093-3103; 10.1021/pr400312u JUL 2013.
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Characterization of Molecules Binding to the 70K N-Terminal Region of Fibronectin by IFAST Purification Coupled with Mass Spectrometry.
Moussavi-Harami, SF; Annis, DS; Ma, WJ; Berry, SM; Coughlin, EE; Strotman, LN; Maurer, LM; Westphall, MS; Coon, JJ*; Mosher, DF; Beebe, DJ.
JOURNAL OF PROTEOME RESEARCH, 12 (7):3393-3404; 10.1021/pr400225p JUL 2013.
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n ->pi(star) interactions in poly(lactic acid) suggest a role in protein folding.
Newberry, RW; Raines, RT*.
CHEMICAL COMMUNICATIONS, 49 (70):7699-7701; 10.1039/c3cc44317e 2013.
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Novel (ONN)-N-boolean AND-N-boolean AND Pyrazolyl-imine and Imidazolyl-imine Pincer Palladium Complexes as Heck Coupling Catalysts.
Boltina, S; Yankey, M; Guzei, IA*; Spencer, LC; Ojwach, SO; Darkwa, J.
South African Journal of Chemistry-Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Chemie, 65 75-83; 2012.
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Photo-illuminated diamond as a solid-state source of solvated electrons in water for nitrogen reduction.
Zhu, D; Zhang, LH; Ruther, RE; Hamers, RJ*.
NATURE MATERIALS, 12 (9):836-841; 10.1038/NMAT3696 SEP 2013.
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Interplay among Subunit Identity, Subunit Proportion, Chain Length, and Stereochemistry in the Activity Profile of Sequence-Random Peptide Mixtures.
Hayouka, Z; Chakraborty, S; Liu, RH; Boersma, MD; Weisblum, B; Gellman, SH*.
Journal of the American Chemical Society, 135 (32):11748-11751; 10.1021/ja406231b AUG 14 2013.
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Effects of Cyclic vs Acyclic Hydrophobic Subunits on the Chemical Structure and Biological Properties of Nylon-3 Copolymers.
Chakraborty, S; Liu, RH; Lemke, JJ; Hayouka, Z; Welch, RA; Weisblum, B; Masters, KS; Gellman, SH*.
ACS MACRO LETTERS, 2 (8):753-756; 10.1021/mz400239r AUG 2013.
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Observation of the Magnetic Skyrmion Lattice in a MnSi Nanowire by Lorentz TEM.
Yu, XZ; DeGrave, JP; Hara, Y; Hara, T; Jin, S*; Tokura, Y.
NANO LETTERS, 13 (8):3755-3759; 10.1021/nl401687d AUG 2013.
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Qualitative and quantitative mass spectrometry imaging of drugs and metabolites.
Lietz, CB; Gemperline, E; Li, LJ*.
ADVANCED DRUG DELIVERY REVIEWS, 65 (8):1074-1085; 10.1016/j.addr.2013.04.009 JUL 2013.
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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
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Lab Tech Milwaukee: Adecco Engineering and Technical has an immediate opening for a Laboratory Technician on a contract-hire opportunity with a leading company in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  In this position candidates will conduct chemical and physical laboratory tests of solid materials, liquids, and gases, and analyze test data for a variety of purposes, such as research, product development, quality control, and establishing standards involving experimental, theoretical, or practical application of chemistry and related sciences.  Candidates will set up laboratory equipment and instrumentation required for tests, research, or process control. They will test and analyze products to determine strength, stability, purity, chemical content, and other characteristics of materials. They will document results of tests and analysis. This is a 2nd shift opportunity: Candidates must be willing to work from 3pm-11:30pm, Monday - Friday.
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Chemist Sheboygan Fall: Adecco Engineering and Technical has an immediate opening for a Chemist on a contract-hire opportunity with a leading company in Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin.  In this position candidates will conduct chemical and physical laboratory tests of solid materials, liquids, and gases, and analyze test data for a variety of purposes, such as research, product development, quality control, and establishing standards involving experimental, theoretical, or practical application of chemistry and related sciences.  Candidates will set up laboratory equipment and instrumentation required for tests, research, or process control. They will test and analyze products to determine strength, stability, purity, chemical content, and other characteristics of materials. They will document results of tests and analysis. This is a 2nd shift opportunity: Candidates must be willing to work from 4pm-2:30am, Monday - Thursday.
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Chemist Milwaukee: Adecco Engineering and Technical has an immediate opening for a Chemist on a contract-hire opportunity with a leading company in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  In this position candidates will conduct chemical and physical laboratory tests of solid materials, liquids, and gases, and analyze test data for a variety of purposes, such as research, product development, quality control, and establishing standards involving experimental, theoretical, or practical application of chemistry and related sciences.  Candidates will set up laboratory equipment and instrumentation required for tests, research, or process control. They will test and analyze products to determine strength, stability, purity, chemical content, and other characteristics of materials. They will document results of tests and analysis. This is a 2nd shift opportunity: Candidates must be willing to work from 3pm-11:30pm, Monday - Friday.
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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS
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Assistant Professor Physical Chemistry. Chemistry. Posting: 13372. Location: Eugene Closes: Open Until Filled. University of Oregon Physical Chemistry Faculty Position. The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, http://chemistry.uoregon.edu invites applications for a tenure-related position in experimental physical chemistry (broadly defined) beginning Fall 2014 at the anticipated rank of assistant professor.
A PhD is required and postdoctoral experience is preferred.  The potential for establishing a vigorous independent research program in physical chemistry and active participation and excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels will be the most important criteria for selection. In addition to membership in the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to pursue research in a variety of interdisciplinary institutes, see: http://chemistry.uoregon.edu/research.html?institutes.
To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by October 25th, 2013 at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/3135 and upload a curriculum vitae, a statement of research plans and objectives, and a brief statement of teaching philosophy or interests.  The candidate should also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted directly by the recommenders via the preceding URL link.  The position will remain open until filled.
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Assistant Professor, Chemistry (Organic). Position Number: F204. The department of Natural and Applied Sciences at UW-Green Bay seeks applicants for a tenure-track position in Organic Chemistry. Candidates with interdisciplinary interests such as environmental and green chemistry are strongly encouraged to apply.
This position includes the following responsibilities:
•    Teach a course load of 21 credits per academic year of introductory and upper-level courses in chemistry, including Organic Chemistry I and II (and labs) and Bio Organic Chemistry (with lab). Other course assignments may include introductory chemistry, science courses consistent with the candidate's area of expertise, and/or general education courses.
•    Possible contribution to the Master's level graduate program in Environmental Science and Policy.
•    Develop a strong research program involving collaboration with students and faculty.
•    Advise students.
•    Perform scholarly activities consistent with rank.
•    Perform institutional service and contribute to the ongoing programmatic development within the department of Natural and Applied Sciences (an interdisciplinary department).
In addition, this position will be expected to display a demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching and scholarship, commitment to undergraduate education, and possess communication and interpersonal skills sufficient to work effectively with a diverse array of students and colleagues.
Minimum Qualifications: Earned doctorate in Chemistry or related field from an accredited institution. The degree must be completed no later than May 24, 2015. Will consider ABD candidates who can demonstrate the ability to meet the requirement above. Starting Date: August 25, 2014.
Conditions of Appointment: Position is an academic year tenure-track appointment. Applicants must be considered for tenure and promotion in six years although tenure decisions may be at any time. Promotion from Assistant to Associate Professor is simultaneous with tenure. Excellence in teaching, sustained scholarly activity and institutional service required for retention and promotion. Official transcripts of the highest degree achieved will be required of finalist(s). A criminal conviction investigation will be conducted on the finalist(s). In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, the university does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record.
Salary: Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. The UW System provides an excellent benefits package including participation in the Wisconsin state retirement plan.
To Apply: Please go to the full job announcement at http://www.uwgb.edu/hr/jobs/position896.html and select the applicable application link. Click the "Apply Now" button. You must create an account and login before you can apply. If you have not yet registered, click on the "Click here to Register" link to begin the registration process. If you are already a registered user, input your "User Name" and "Password' and select "Login." Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials. Files must be complete to be considered. Please include the following documents:
•    Cover letter that specifically addresses qualifications for the essential job functions;
•    Curriculum Vitae;
•    Unofficial transcripts of the highest degree achieved;
•    Three current letters of recommendation.
If you have any questions, need accommodations, or submitted your application with missing materials, call or email: Chair, Chemistry Search and Screen Committee, Phone: (920)465-2371, Email: wautletc@uwgb.edu.
Application Deadline: To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by Monday, October
21, 2013.
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Department of Chemistry, Iowa State University. Biological Chemistry or Materials Chemistry. Iowa State University (ISU) Department of Chemistry seeks organic chemists with expertise in biological chemistry or materials chemistry for a tenure-track assistant professor position. We are interested in scientists with outstanding accomplishments, a demonstrated potential for imaginative research and an enthusiasm for teaching organic chemistry. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in chemistry or related discipline. ISU offers a collaborative research environment and competitive startup packages. Review of applications will begin on Sept 25, 2013. Please apply online at: https://www.iastatejobs.com vacancy #130901. ISU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women and members of minorities are particularly encouraged to apply.
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Assistant Professor, Experimental Inorganic Chemistry. The Department of Chemistry at the University at Buffalo (UB), the State University of New York invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in experimental inorganic chemistry at the Assistant Professor level. All areas of inorganic chemistry will be considered; candidates with interests in materials chemistry or molecular inorganic chemistry related to energy applications are particularly encouraged to apply. An assistant professor is expected to develop a vigorous and funded research program, to contribute effectively to undergraduate and graduate education, and to serve the department, university, and discipline. Applicants must apply online at: https://www.ubjobs.buffalo.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=56513. The following documents must be submitted: letter of application, CV, research proposals, statement on teaching, and the names and contact information of three references. References will be contacted with a request to submit letters online at: http://www.ubjobs.buffalo.edu. Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled. Questions may be addressed to inorsrch@buffalo.edu.
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Bucknell University. The Department of Chemistry at Bucknell University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position (open-rank without tenure) in synthetic chemistry (broadly defined) to begin August 2014. Research interests could be in any area of synthetic chemistry and should be complementary to those of current faculty members (see http://www.bucknell.edu/Chemistry.xml). The successful candidate will teach introductory-level courses in organic or general chemistry and will have the opportunity to develop advanced courses in his/her area of specialty. A commitment to excellent teaching in a diverse environment is expected. Development of a strong research program that involves undergraduate and MS-level research students is also expected. The minimum qualification is a Ph.D. in chemistry or a closely related field (ABD considered) with postdoctoral experience preferred. Bucknell University, an Equal Opportunity Employer, believes that students learn best in a diverse, inclusive community and is therefore committed to academic excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. Thus, we seek candidates who are committed to Bucknell's efforts to create a climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body. We welcome applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, description of research interests, statement of teaching interests, and the names and contact information for three references through jobs.bucknell.edu. Review of applications will begin on October 4th and continue until the position is filled. Candidates with questions about the position can contact Professor Eric Tillman at 570-577-3265 or etillman@bucknell.edu.
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Bucknell University. The Department of Chemistry at Bucknell University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position (open-rank without tenure) in biochemistry to begin August 2014. The successful candidate will teach biochemistry lecture and lab and will also contribute to the teaching of introductory level courses in either organic or general chemistry, depending on background and interests. The candidate will have the opportunity to develop advanced courses in his/her area of specialty. A commitment to excellent teaching in a diverse environment is expected. Development of a strong research program in some area of biochemistry (including bioorganic, bioinorganic and chemical biology) that involves undergraduate and MS-level research students is also expected. The minimum qualification is a Ph.D. in chemistry, biochemistry, or a closely related field (ABD considered) with postdoctoral experience preferred. Bucknell University, an Equal Opportunity Employer, believes that students learn best in a diverse, inclusive community and is therefore committed to academic excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. Thus, we seek candidates who are committed to Bucknelt's efforts to create a climate that fosters the growth and-development of a diverse student body. We welcome applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, description of research interests, statement of teaching interests, and the names and contact information for three references through jobs.bucknell.edu. Review of applications will begin on October 11th and continue until the position is filled. Candidates with questions about the position can contact Professor Charles Clapp at 570-577-3137 or cclapp@bucknell.edu.
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Faculty Position in Biochemistry. The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh seeks a tenure track Assistant Professor beginning September 1, 2014. Requirements: Ph.D. in biochemistry or related field, ability (or potential) to teach effectively at undergraduate level and establish an active research program in biochemistry. Responsibilities: teach undergraduate biochemistry, general chemistry, labs in organic chemistry, advise chemistry majors, establish an active research program, and pursue extramural funding. Submit: letter of application, CV, 3 current confidential letters of recommendation, transcripts (photocopies accepted initially), research plans, and a 1 page statement of teaching philosophy to: Dr. Jennifer Mihalick, Chair, Department of Chemistry, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, Oshkosh, WI 54901-8654. Electronic submissions will be accepted at: chemhire@uwosh.edu. UW Oshkosh values diversity and is an AA/EOE Institution. Employment will require a criminal background check. Application deadline is October 11 2013.
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The Department of Chemistry at the University of Iowa solicits applications to fill a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Inorganic Chemistry, effective August 2014. Applications are encouraged in inorganic chemistry broadly defined, including programs focused on bioinorganic chemistry, catalysis, photochemistry, radiochemistry, small-molecule activation, solar energy conversion, and solid-state and nanomaterials that complement the research interests of the current faculty. Candidates with advanced Assistant Professor level experience are also encouraged to apply. The successful candidate must add to the teaching mission of the Department through excellent teaching skills and a willingness to teach at all levels of coursework (small and large enrollment, laboratory, and graduate courses).
The Chemistry Department has appointed twelve new faculty members over the past eight years and recently completed a major building expansion and renovation that provide state-of-the-art facilities for teaching and research. A competitive salary and start-up package will be provided. Together with the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Department is strongly committed to gender and ethnic diversity, as reflected in the strategic plans of the University, College, and Department. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity /affirmative action employer.
Applicants should clearly demonstrate potential to develop and lead a nationally-prominent, externally-funded research program and commitment to excellence in teaching chemistry at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Candidates must have a doctoral degree in chemistry or a closely related field, postdoctoral experience, and a promising record of scholarship and productivity.
Applications should be submitted at: http://jobs.uiowa.edu/. Application materials must include a cover letter, CV, academic transcripts, statement of teaching interests, and detailed proposals that demonstrate the planned research program. Please arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent directly to: chem-facsearch@uiowa.edu. Refer to requisition number 63256. Application review will begin by October 15 and will continue until the position is filled.
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The Department of Chemistry at American University is seeking applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in chemistry with a focus on soft or biological materials beginning in August 2014. Special consideration will be given to applicants whose research bridges traditional boundaries. The successful applicant is expected to develop a competitive externally funded research program. An ability to forge collaborations with other departments as well as other universities or government agencies is deaired. The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in Chemistry and be able to show evidence of strong teaching skills. Teaching duties will include typical first year chemistry courses, an upper-level chemistry course, preferably biochemistry, and involvement in the department's innovative advanced laboratory sequences. Applicants should send a cover letter, CV, research plan, and teaching statement and arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly from individuals who are able to comment on the applicant's teaching and research skills to the Search Committee Chair (electronic submission preferred, chemsearch@american.edu, Department of Chemistry, 4400 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Washington, DC, 20016). Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2013, and continue until the position is filled. American University is a tobacco and smoke free campus. American University is an AA/EEO institution, committed to a diverse faculty, staff and student body. Women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
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