UW Madison Chemistry Newsletter for 9/27/2010

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XXXIV - No. 33 September 27th, 2010

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2010-11 Wisconsin Hilldale Undergraduate/Faculty Research Fellowship Recipients
We are delighted to report that eight of our undergraduate researchers have won a prestigious Wisconsin Hilldale Undergraduate/Faculty Research Fellowship for 2010-11. Each award carries $4000 for the student and $1000 in supplies money. The recipients (and their faculty mentors) are:
                                                      Mr. Mathew Scheske (Prof. Burstyn)
                                                      Mr. Nicholas Harris (Prof. Fredrickson)
                                                      Mr. Weicheng Zhang (Prof. Gellman)
                                                      Mr. Chun Pong Tam (Prof. Stahl)
                                                      Ms. Zhi Xu Tan (Prof. Stahl)
                                                      Mr. Ruihua Ding (Prof. Jin)
                                                      Mr. Mark Tervo (Prof. Coon)
                                                      Mr. Roger Diehl (Prof. Record)
Our congratulations to all! This is a marvelous result that demonstrates the quality of undergraduate research being carried out in our department.
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Introductory Research Talks in Physical Chemistry - 2010
Thursdays 5:45-7:35 pm Room 9341
For entering graduate students interested in physical chemistry, there will be a series of short talks by faculty members describing their research interests. These will be held at 5:45 p.m. on Thursdays during the first weeks of the semester.
Since these talks are brief, students should follow up by contacting individual faculty members in whose research they are interested. Each student should interview at least three faculty members during the fall semester concerning research opportunities.
These talks are a means of finding research opportunities and of obtaining a broad overview of physical chemistry research in the Department. Students expecting to major in physical chemistry should make every effort to attend all of these talks.
Schedule for Introductory Research Talks
September 30
5:45 - 6:05 - Arun Yethiraj
6:05 - 6:25 - Thomas Brunold
DINNER
6:55 - 7:15 - Qiang Cui
7:15 - 7:35 - John Berry
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2010 Dates of Finance/Department Meetings
Department/Executive Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 9341 Chemistry

October 19th, 2010 November 9th, 2010 December 14th, 2010 February 8th, 2011
March 22nd, 2011 April 12th, 2011 May 3rd, 2011  

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

October 5th, 2010 October 26th, 2010 November 2nd, 2010 November 16th, 2010
December 7th, 2010 December 21st, 2010 January 18th, 2011 February 1st, 2011
February 15th, 2011 March 2nd, 2011 March 15th, 2011 April 5th, 2011
April 19th, 2011 May 10th, 2011    

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SEMINARS
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Wednesday, September 29th, 2010 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Jonas Peters, Caltech.
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Friday, October 1st, 2010 - Department Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Buildnig. Katie Hunt, Dow Chemical & former ACS President.
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Monday, October 4th, 2010 - Hirschfelder Lectures, 2:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor John C. Tully, Yale University. "Homochirality: Did Life Grind to a Start?"
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Tuesday, October 5th, 2010 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Hening Lin, Cornell University. "The Enzymatic Activity Of Sirtuins: Beyond NAD+-Dependent Deacetylation"
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Tuesday, October 5th, 2010 - Hirschfelder Lectures, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Buldnig. Professor John C. Tully, Yale University. "Mixed Quantum-Classical Dynamics"
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Wednesday, October 6th, 2010 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Francois Gabbai, Texas A&M University.
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Wednesday, October 6th, 2010 - Hirschfelder Lectures, 2:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor John C. Tully, Yale University. "Dynamics at Metal Surfaces:  The Role of Electronic Excitations"
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Thursday, October 7th, 2010 - Materials Science Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Robert Hamers, UW-Madison.
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Tuesday, October 12th, 2010 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Timothy P. Lodge, University Minnesota. "Polymer Micelles and Gels in Ionic Liquids: New Opportunities in Science and Engineering"
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Tuesday, October 12th, 2010 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Andrei Kutateladze, ETH. "Photoassisted Combinatorial Synthesis and Screening"
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Tuesday, October 19th, 2010 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building.  Professor Christian Hackenberger, Free University of Berlin.
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Tuesday, October 19th, 2010 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Rex T. Skodje, Boulder Co. "Vibrational Overtone Induced Chemical Reactions in Gas and Cluster Phase"
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Wednesday, October 20th, 2010 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Gregory Hillhouse, University of Chicago. "Unusual Chemistry of Two- and Three-Coordinate Nickel"
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Thursday, October 21st, 2010 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Murray Johnston, University of Delaware.
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Tuesday, October 26th, 2010 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Stuart Rowan, Case Western Reserve.
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Tuesday, October 26th, 2010 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Scott Kable, University of Sydney.
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Wednesday, October 27th, 2010 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor John Corbett, Iowa State University.
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Thursday, October 28th, 2010 - Analytical McElvain Seminar, 12:15 P.M., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. Dennis Wesolowski, EPA Regional Office in Chicago.
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Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm. Room 1315 Chemistry Building.  Professor Emmanuel LaCote, CNRS, Paris.
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Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Ralph I. Kaiser, University Hawaii. "The Origin and Chemical Evolution of Titan's Aerosol Layers"
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Thursday, November 4th, 2010 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Norman Dovichi, University of Washington.
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Friday, November 5th, 2010 - Chemistry Department Colloquium, 4:00 p.m., Room 1351 Chemistry Department. Professor Clark Landis, UW-Madison, Department of Chemistry.
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Tuesday, November 9th, 2010 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Jon Ellman, UC-Berkeley.
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Tuesday, November 9th, 2010 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Stephan Link, Rice University. "Collective Plasmon Modes in Nanoparticle Assemblies"
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Wednesday, November 10th, 2010 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Douglas Stephan, University of Toronto. "Frustrated Lewis Pairs: A New Paradigm for Reactivity and Catalysis"
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Tuesday, November 16th, 2010  - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Gerard C.L. Wong, University of California Los Angeles.
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Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Gary J. Pielak, University of North Carolina. "Macromolecular Crowding & Protein Chemistry: Views from Inside & Outside Cells"
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Friday, December 3rd, 2010 - Chemistry Department Colloquium, 4:00 p.m., Room 1351 Chemistry Department. Pupa Gilbert, UW Physics Department.
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Tuesday, December 7th, 2010 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor William van der Donk, University of Illinois-Urbana.
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Tuesday, January 18th, 2011 - Willard Lectures, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor W. Carl Lineberger, University of Colorado at Boulder.
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Tuesday, January 18th, 2011 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building.  Professor Tehshik Yoon, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
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Wednesday, January 19th, 2011 - Willard Lectures, 2:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor W. Carl Lineberger, University of Colorado at Boulder.
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Tuesday, January 25th, 2011 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Jose Onuchic, University of California San Diego.
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Wednesday, January 26th, 2011 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Curtis Berlinguette, University of Calgary.
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Tuesday, February 1st, 2011 - Physical McElvain Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building.  Professor Carolyn Larabell, University of California, San Francisco.
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Friday, February 4th, 2011 - Chemistry Department Colloquium, 4:00 p.m., Room 1351 Chemistry Department. Deborah Blum, UW Department of Journalism and Mass Communications; author: "The Poisoner's Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York"
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Tuesday, February 15th, 2011 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building.  Professor David Cane, Brown University.
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Tuesday, February 15th, 2011 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Sharon C. Glotzer, University of Michigan.
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Tuesday, February 22nd. 2011 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor David A. Case, Rutgers University. "Biomolecular Simulations Using Implicit Solvent Models"
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Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Regan Thomson, Northwestern University.
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Tuesday, March 1st, 2011 - Organic McElvain Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building.  Professor Robert Bergman.
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Tuesday, March 1st, 2011 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Steven J. Sibener, University of Chicago.
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Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Nicolai Lehnert, University of Michigan.
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Thursday, March 3th, 2011 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Barbara Imperiali, MIT.
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Tuesday, March 8th, 2011 - Physical McElvain Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Donald G. Truhlar, University of Minnesota
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Tuesday, March 8th, 2011 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Brad Nilsson, University of Rochester.
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Wednesday, March 9th, 2011 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Gary Brudvig, Yale University.
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Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Suzanne Blum, University of California, Irvine.
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Thursday, March 31st, 2010 -Materials Sciences Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Sarah Trimpin, Wayne State University.
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Friday, April 1st, 2011 - Chemistry Department Colloquium, 4:00 p.m., Room 1351 Chemistry Department. Dr. K.V. Reddy, Founder and President of Printel, Inc.
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Tuesday, April 5th, 2011 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Philip Cole, Johns-Hopkins University.
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Tuesday, April 5th, 2011 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Giulia A. Galli, University of California, Davis.
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Thursday, April 7th, 2011 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Ryan Bailey, The University of Illinois, UC.
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Tuesday, April 12th, 2011 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Ephraim Woods III, Colgate University.
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Wednesday, April 13th, 2011 - Materials Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Vince Rotello, University of Massachusetts -Amherst.
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Thursday, April 14th, 2011 - Organic Seminar - Abbott Lecture, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building.  Professor Barry Sharpless, The Scripps Research Institute.
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Friday, April 15th, 2011 - Chemistry Department Shain Colloquium, 4:00 p.m., Room 1351 Chemistry Department. Barry Sharpless, The Scripps Research Institute.
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Tuesday, April 19th, 2011 - Organic McElvain Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building.  Dr. John Tallarico, Novartis.
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Tuesday, April 19th, 2011 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Daniel P. Raleigh, SUNY Stony Brook.
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Wednesday, April 20th, 2011 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Geoff Coates, Cornell University.
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Thursday, April 21st, 2010 -Materials Sciences Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Kyoung-Shin Choi, Purdue University.
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Monday, April 25th, 2011 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Hirschmann Lectures - Professor Donald Hilvert, ETH Honggerberg.
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Tuesday, April 26th, 2011 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Srikanth Sastry, Center for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore, India.
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Tuesday, April 26th, 2011 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Hirschmann Lectures - Professor Donald Hilvert, ETH Honggerberg.
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Wednesday, April 27th, 2011 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Gerald Meyer, Johns Hopkins University.
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Monday, May 2nd, 2011 - Inorganic McElvain Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Phil Powers, University of California, Davis.
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Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Malika Jeffries-El, Iowa State University.
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Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Mark S. Gordon, Iowa State University.
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Wednesday, May 4th, 2011 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Amy Palmer, University of Colorado, Boulder.
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Thursday, May 5th, 2011 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Kim Prather, Scripps Institution of Oceanography.
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Tuesday, May 9th, 2011 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Kian Tan, Boston University.
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Wednesday, May 11th, 2011 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Alan Balch, University of California, Davis.
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The Mathworks is Going to be on Campus 10/5/10!
Join MathWorks for free MATLAB seminars on Tuesday, October 5, 2010 at the University of Wisconsin at the John D. Wiley Conference Center (Waisman Center, T216). Faculty, staff and students are all welcome to  attend.
Seminars on Medical Image Processing and Parallel Computing with MATLAB at the University of Wisconsin. Register for these seminars at: http://www.mathworks.com/seminars/uow1010.
9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Session 1: Medical Image Processing with MATLAB. This seminar will be particularly valuable for anyone using or intending to use MATLAB to acquire, process, and analyze medical images for algorithm development. We will begin by demonstrating how to import, display, analyze and examine images in MATLAB. We will then step you through an example involving the segmentation of an image to extract quantitative information, how to develop and leverage an algorithm for batch processing, explore volume visualization of a brain MRI image stack and multimodal image registration, and demonstrate ways to create applications and share results. Highlights include: Technical computing workflow: quantify tissue metastasis; Volume visualization from a brain MRI image stack; Multimodal image registration; optimizing the alignment of CT and MRI data; Atomic force microscopy example; Quantifying retinal blood flow.
1:00 - 3:00 p.m. - Session 2:  Speeding Up Applications with Parallel Computing in MATLAB. In this session we will demonstrate how to perform parallel and distributed computing in MATLAB to boost execution speed on computationally intensive problems, including large data sets.  We will highlight our add-on tools that offer built-in ability to take advantage of parallel computing resources without requiring any extra coding. Using the Parallel Computing Toolbox, we will introduce you to parallel processing constructs such as parallel for-loops, distributed arrays and message-passing functions that allow you to convert serial MATLAB applications to parallel MATLAB applications with few code modifications. This session will cover: Toolboxes with built-in support for parallel computing; Speeding up applications: Task parallel processing; Working with larger data sets: Data parallel processing; Speeding up MATLAB computations with GPUs; Scaling up to a cluster using the MATLAB Distributed Computing Server; Numerous tips on developing parallel code.
Register for these seminars at: http://www.mathworks.com/seminars/uow1010. We hope you can join us. Please contact me with any questions at: angelo.damato@mathworks.com or 508-647-7516.
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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS
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SMU Chemistry offers a tenure track biochemistry or organic/medicinal chemistry Assistant Professor position starting 8/1/11. For further information, email: laurieann@smu.edu.
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The Department of Chemistry at Illinois Wesleyan University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Analytical Chemistry (beginning August 2011) and anticipates hiring at the rank of Assistant Professor. Our ACS-certified department values student-faculty interaction and seeks candidates who share our enthusiasm for involving students in interactive learning and student-faculty research. The successful candidate will teach quantitative analysis, instrumental analysis, and the associated upper level laboratories. Additional teaching responsibilities will include introductory and/or general chemistry and contributing to university-wide academic programs. Consistent with these responsibilities, the successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in analytical chemistry or a closely related field (or anticipate the Ph.D. by summer of 2011); have experience with a wide range of instrumentation; and demonstrate commitment to scholarly research and the liberal arts. Research and/or teaching experience beyond the earned doctoral degree is preferred. Illinois Wesleyan is a selective liberal arts college located in central Illinois. The university cultivates productive scholarship through start-up funding, a vigorous faculty development program, and assistance with external grant writing. Illinois Wesleyan is committed to diversity and especially welcomes applications from women and members of underrepresented minority groups. A complete application (a cover letter, CV, unofficial transcripts, a description of teaching philosophy, a description of research plans including funding ideas and a list of start-up priorities and costs) and three letters of reference should be sent to: Analytical Search, Department of Chemistry, Illinois Wesleyan University P.O. Box 2900, Bloomington, IL 61702-2900. More information about the department and facilities is available at: http://www2.iwu.edu/chemistry/. Inquiries may be sent to chem@titan.iwu.edu. All applications received by October 19th will receive full consideration. Applications will be ccepted until the position is filled.
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University of Nebraska - Lincoln. Assistant or Associate Professor in Catalytic Chemistry. Apply online http://employment.unl.edu to Requisition #100306. The Department of Chemistry at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL), in collaboration with the Nebraska Center for Energy Sciences Research (www.ncesr.unl.edu), invites applications for a tenure-track/tenured faculty position in the area of homogeneous or heterogeneous catalysis directed toward addressing important problems in energy science, for example, renewable energy technologies, green chemistry, energy transduction, energy storage, photoconversion, or processes leading to decreased global CO2 production. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in chemistry or a related discipline, a demonstrated research record, the potential for establishing and/or maintaining a nationally prominent and competitively funded research program, and a commitment to excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching. Information about the Department and this faculty position can be found at: http://www.chem.unl.edu. Applicants should go to http://employment.unl.edu, click on the red "Faculty Tenure / Tenure Leading" button, select view for "Assistant or Associate Professor in Catalytic Chemistry" and complete the application as instructed (requisition #100306). To be considered, the faculty academic/administrative information form must be completed and a cover letter, detailed curriculum vitae, detailed description of proposed research projects, summary of past, current and pending research support (if applicable), brief teaching statement, and names of three references uploaded. Applicants for assistant professor must also arrange for three confidential letters of reference to be sent by email to: chemsearch@unl.edu or to: Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE 68588-0304. Review of applications will begin October 1, and continue until the position is filled.
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Faculty Position in Energy/Materials Chemistry. The Department of Chemistry of the University of Kentucky invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level. We are seeking a candidate who will develop a strong, nationally and internationally recognized research program in a chemical specialty that addresses energy issues, especially the characterization and modification of surfaces and interfaces related to enhanced power generation or storage efficiency. Successful candidates should also be dedicated to excellence in teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. See http://www.chem.uky.edu/facultysearch for a complete description of the position and application details. Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vita, a detailed description of research plans and a statement of teaching philosophy to: Chair, Energy/Materials Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506-0055. Applicants at the assistant professor level should arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent directly to the Search Committee. Initial consideration of applications will begin on Oct. 11, 2010, with an anticipated starting date of August 2011.
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The University of New Mexico, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology seeks to fill a faculty position at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor for Fall 2011. This is a probationary appointment leading to a tenure decision. Candidates are sought in the field of experimental organic chemistry with an emphasis on bioorganic chemistry and/or organometallic chemistry with a focus on biomedical applications. Minimum qualifications include a PhD in chemistry. Preferred qualifications at the assistant professor level include a PhD in organic chemistry, post-doctoral experience, and outstanding potential for research and teaching. Preferred qualifications at the associate professor level include the above plus outstanding established research and teaching records. The successful applicant will be expected to demonstrate, as part of the interview process, their ability to teach undergraduate and graduate organic chemistry courses and their ability to build a nationally recognized and externally funded research program. The research programs and facilities housed within the UNM Medical School and the Department of Biology offer many opportunities for multi-disciplined collaborative research as do those at the nearby Sandia and Los Alamos National Laboratories. For best consideration, applicants should apply by December 1, 2010.  The position will remain open until filled. Applicants should attach their cover letter, CV teaching philosophy, and research plans to their online application via UNMJobs website: https://unmjobs.unm.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=59460. Please convert all files to PDF format before uploading to UNMJobs. The Organic Chemistry position is listed as posting number 0807936. Additionally, three letters of recommendation should be sent to: Organic Chemistry Search Coordinator, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, MSC03 2060, 1 University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001, U.S.A. All materials, including the three letters of recommendation, must be received before the candidate's file will be reviewed.
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The Department of Chemistry at Brown University invites applications for a faculty position in Nanoscience - Chemistry. The nanoscience position is part of the University's Center for Nanoscience and Soft Matter http://www.brown.edu/Departments/IMNI. Applicants whose research connects with solid state, inorganic, electro chemistry or energy science are particularly encouraged to apply. The preferred start date for the position is July 01, 2011. The position is available at a tenure-track Assistant Professor rank or tenured senior rank (Associate Professor or Full Professor). To guarantee full consideration, all application materials should be received by October 15, 2010. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in chemistry, or in a closely related field. Assistant Professor applicants must demonstrate potential for outstanding scholarship and teaching. Associate and Full Professor applicants should have an outstanding record of independent research accomplishment, with concomitant strong evidence of emerging or realized leadership in their field. All candidates should submit complete curriculum vitae, publication list and statement of research plans to: The Nanoscience Search Committee, c/o Ms. Amanda Figgins, Department of Chemistry, Box H, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912-9108. Additionally, Assistant Professor applicants should have three letters of reference sent. Associate Professor and Full Professor applicants should provide names of five references from which letters can be solicited.
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The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The Department of Chemistry invites applications for full-time tenure-track positions at the Assistant Professor level in all major areas of chemistry including analytical, chemical biology, inorganic, materials, organic, physical, and theoretical. Candidates will be expected to establish a high-quality, externally funded research program and have a commitment to outstanding graduate and undergraduate teaching. Salary is negotiable. Applicants must have a Ph.D. (or equivalent) in hand or show clear evidence of completion by the time the appointment begins. They are expected to present evidence of excellence in research and teaching. To ensure full consideration you must provide a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement, and email addresses for 3 references by the close date of October 19, 2010. Create your University of Illinois application through https://jobs.illinois.edu and upload your cover letter and curriculum vitae. The Department of Chemistry will then send you an email (within 2 days) with instructions for uploading your research statement and entering contact information for three references. For further information contact: Chemistry Faculty Search Committee at chemhead@scs.illinois.edu or (217)-333-5071. Starting date is August 18, 2011.
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The National Institutes of Health, the nation's premier agency for biomedical and behavioral research, is pleased to announce a new call for top-tier tenure-track candidates to become "NIH Earl Stadtman Investigators." We have multiple positions to offer. Some of the areas of active recruitment include sensory biology and the neurosciences, symptoms research, systems biology, stem cells, infectious diseases and bioinformatics. Candidates must have an M.D., Ph.D., D.D.S./D.M.D., D.V.M, D.O., R.N./Ph.D., or equivalent doctoral degree and have an outstanding record of research accomplishments as evidenced by publications in major peer-reviewed journals. Preference will be given to applicants who are in the early stages of their research careers; only non-tenured applicants will be considered. Candidates in any area of biomedical, translational and behavioral research are invited to apply. Complete applications must be received by October 1, 2010. Interested applicants must submit a curriculum vitae, a three-page research plan, a one-page description of their vision for their future research and its potential impact, and contact information for three professional references through our online application system at: http://tenuretrack.nih.gov/apply. Letters of recommendation will be requested automatically when you submit your application. No paper applications will be accepted. Search committees of subject-matter experts will review and evaluate applicants based on the following criteria: publication record, potential scientific impact of current and proposed research, scientific vision, demonstrated independence, and awards. The committees will identify the most highly qualified candidates to invite to the NIH for a lecture open to the NIH scientific staff in December 2010 and for interviews with the search committees. Top candidates then will be nominated as finalists for Earl Stadtman tenure-track positions.  The Scientific Directors, who lead our 23 intramural programs, and the search committee chairs will work together to identify the finalists to be recruited as Earl Stadtman Investigators. Candidates not selected as Stadtman finalists can be considered for other open NIH research positions. The entire process from application review to job offer may take several months, depending on the volume of applications. More information about the NIH Intramural Research Program is at http://intramural.nih.gov/search and http://sourcebook.od.nih.gov/sci-prgms/sci-prgms-toc.htm. Specific questions regarding this recruitment effort may be directed to Dr. Roland Owens, Assistant Director, NIH Office of Intramural Research at owensrol@mail.nih.gov. For frequently asked questions about the Earl Stadtman Investigator search, refer to http://tenuretrack.nih.gov/apply/faq/stadtman.html.
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Faculty Position in Biological Chemistry. The Department of Chemistry at the University of Kentucky invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level.  Applications at the associate or full professor level may be considered in exceptional cases.  We are seeking a candidate who will develop a strong, nationally and internationally recognized interdisciplinary research program that combines biological chemistry with other areas of research.  We are especially interested in research programs focusing on normal aging and/or diseases of aging.  Successful candidates should be dedicated to excellence in teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. See http://www.chem.uky.edu/facultysearch for a complete description of the position and application details.  Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vita, a detailed description of research plans and a statement of teaching philosophy/teaching interests to: Chair, Biological Chemistry Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506.  Applicants should arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent directly to the Search Committee.  Initial consideration of applications will begin Oct. 11, 2010, with an anticipated start date of August 2011.
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POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AND/OR JOBS
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