Department of Chemistry Newsletter for 04/17/2017

XLI - No. 3 April 17th, 2017

2017 Dates of Finance/Department Meetings
Department/Executive Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 9341 Chemistry


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

May 2 May 16

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chemistry. Professor Kevin Wilson, Lawrence Berkeley Lab "The Interfacial Chemistry of Organic Aerosols and Cloud Droplets"
Tuesday, April 18th, 2017 - General, Analytical Special Event, 1:00 pm, 1315 Chemistry (Seminar Hall). Albert Heck, Utrecht University and Netherlands Proteomics Ctr "Hybrid mass spectrometry approaches targeting cellular signaling"
Wednesday, April 19th, 2017 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Dr. Wendy Shaw, PNNL "Mimicking Enzymatic Function in Molecular Catalysts for Energy Transformations"
Thursday, April 20th, 2017 - Analytical, Physical Seminar, 12:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Ariel Alperstein, Zanni Research Group at UW-Madison "Are cataracts an amyloid disease? A 2D IR investigation into protein aggregation and treatment of cataracts"
Tuesday, April 25th, 2017 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 am, Chem 1315. Professor Huan-Xiang Zhou, Florida State University "Integrated Computational and Experimental Studies on the Structure and Function of Ion Channels"
Tuesday, April 25th, 2017 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Chemistry 1315 Seminar Hall. Professor Varinder Aggarwal, University of Bristol "Gilbert Stork Lectures in Organic Chemistry "Assembly Line Synthesis""
Wednesday, April 26th, 2017 - Organic Seminar, 1:30 pm, Chemistry 1315 Seminar Hall. Professor Varinder Aggarwal, University of Bristol "Gilbert Stork Lectures in Organic Chemistry "From Boronic Acid Transformations to Prostanoid Syntheses""
Wednesday, April 26th, 2017 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Christopher Chang, University of California, Berkeley "Inorganic Seminar-TBD"
Thursday, April 27th, 2017 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 am, Chemistry 1315 Seminar Hall. Prof. Karen Goldberg, University of Washington "Organic McElvain Seminar"
Friday, April 28th, 2017 - General Special Event, 3:30 pm, TBD. UW-Madison Department of Chemistry, "Student Awards Ceremony"
Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chemistry. "Physical Chemistry Graduate Student Award Talks"
Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Nathaniel Szymczak, University of Michigan "Inorganic seminar -TBD"
Thursday, May 4th, 2017 - Chemical Biology, Organic Seminar, 2:30 pm, Chemistry Seminar Hall #1315. Prof. Wilfred van der Donk, University of Illinois "Novartis Chemical Sciences Lecturship"
Friday, May 5th, 2017 - Chemical Biology Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 105 Psychology Building. Prof. Peter Schultz, Scripps Research Institute "Chem. Bio. McElvain seminar - New Opportunities at the Interface of Chemistry and Biology- from Stem Cells to the Genetic Code'"
Tuesday, May 9th, 2017 - General Conference/Meeting, 1:30 pm, 9341 Chemistry. "Department Meeting"
Wednesday, May 10th, 2017 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Eric Hegg, Michigan State University "Inorganic seminar -TBD"
Friday, May 12th, 2017 - General Special Event, 3:00 pm, TBD. UW-Madison Department of Chemistry, "Chemistry Graduation Celebration"
Wednesday, May 17th, 2017 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Christopher Cummins, MIT "Inorganic McElvain seminar -TBD"
Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017 - Organic Special Event, 8:30 am, Chemistry Seminar Hall #1315. 4th Year Organic Students, UW-Madison "4th Year Organic Student Research Seminar"
Wednesday, July 26th, 2017 to Friday, July 28th, 2017 - General Career Services, 8:00 am, "PfLAGS"
March for Science
EARTH DAY, April 22, 2017, Madison, Wisconsin
ON APRIL 22, 2017, WE WALK OUT OF THE LAB AND INTO THE STREETS. The Madison March for Science will begin at 1pm at James Madison Park and move towards UW Library Mall. Informational booths will be set up along Library Mall and State Street Mall around 2pm, and speakers will begin around 2:30pm, once all participants have completed the route.
Keynote speakers for the March for Science Madison include:
     •    Tia Nelson, Managing Director, Climate, Outrider Foundation.
     •    Mike McCabe, Founder, Blue Jean Nation.
     •    Paul Sondel, Reed and Carolee Walker Professor of Pediatrics, Human Oncology and Genetics,
          Director of Research, Division of Pediatric Hematology, Oncology and Bone Marrow Transplant,
          University of Wisconsin - Madison.
     •    Bassam Z. Shakhashiri, Professor of Chemistry, First William T. Evjue Distinguished Chair for the
          Wisconsin Idea, Wisconsin Initiative for Science Literacy, University of Wisconsin - Madison.
     •    Tyson Cook, Director of Science and Research, Clean Wisconsin.
     •    Kavin Senapathy, Author, Co-Founder, March against Myths.
The March for Science is a celebration of our passion for science and a call to support and safeguard the scientific community. Recent policy changes have caused heightened worry among scientists, and the incredible and immediate outpouring of support has made clear that these concerns are also shared by hundreds of thousands of people around the world. The mischaracterization of science as a partisan issue, which has given policymakers permission to reject overwhelming evidence, is a critical and urgent matter. It is time for people who support scientific research and evidence-based policies to take a public stand and be counted.
We are scientists, science enthusiasts, and concerned citizens. We come from all races, all religions, all political perspectives, all professions, all gender identities, all sexual orientations, all abilities, all socioeconomic backgrounds, and all nationalities. Our diversity is our greatest strength: a wealth of opinions, perspectives, and ideas is critical for the scientific process. What unites us is a love of science, and an insatiable curiosity. We all recognize that science is everywhere and affects everyone.
Science is often an arduous process, but it is also thrilling. A universal human curiosity and dogged persistence is the greatest hope for the future. This movement cannot and will not end with a march. Our plans for policy change and community outreach will start with marches worldwide and a teach-in at the National Mall, but it is imperative that we continue to celebrate and defend science at all levels - from local schools to federal agencies - throughout the world.
Stopped-Flow NMR and Quantitative GPC Reveal Unexpected Complexities for the Mechanism of NHC-Catalyzed Lactide Polymerization.
Dunn, AL; Landis, CR*.
Macromolecules, 50 (6):2267-2275; 10.1021/acs.macromol.6b02139 MAR 28 2017.
First Evidence of Vibrationally Driven Bimolecular Reactions in Solution: Reactions of Br Atoms with Dimethylsulfoxide and Methanol.
Shin, JY; Shaloski, MA; Crim, FF*; Case, AS.
Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 121 (11):2486-2494; 10.1021/acs.jpcb.7b00035 MAR 23 2017.
Detection of Palladium(I) in Aerobic Oxidation Catalysis.
Jaworski, JN; McCann, SD; Guzei, IA*; Stahl, SS*.
Angewandte Chemie-international Edition, 56 (13):3605-3610; 10.1002/ange.201700345 MAR 20 2017.
Regulation and Plasticity of Catalysis in Enzymes: Insights from Analysis of Mechanochemical Coupling in Myosin.
Lu, XY; Ovchinnikov, V; Demapan, D; Roston, D; Cui, Q*.
Biochemistry, 56 (10):1482-1497; 10.1021/acs.biochem.7b00016 MAR 14 2017.
Recent developments in the field of photoluminescent organically modified cyclosiloxanes.
Cai, YJ; Samedov, K; West, R*.
Dalton Transactions, 46 (10):10.1039/c6dt04168j MAR 14 2017.
Ab Initio Atomistic Thermodynamics Study of the (001) Surface of LiCoO2 in a Water Environment and Implications for Reactivity under Ambient Conditions.
Huang, X; Bennett, JW; Hang, MMN; Laudadio, ED; Hamers, RJ*; Mason, SE.
Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 121 (9):5069-5080; 10.1021/acs.jpcc.6b12163 MAR 9 2017.
Complex and Noncentrosymmetric Stacking of Layered Metal Dichalcogenide Materials Created by Screw Dislocations.
Shearer, MJ; Samad, L; Zhang, Y; Zhao, YZ; Puretzky, A; Eliceir, KW; Wright, JC*; Hamers, RJ*; Jin, S*.
Journal of the American Chemical Society, 139 (9):3496-3504; 10.1021/jacs.6b12559 MAR 8 2017.
Enantioselective Photochemistry through Lewis Acid Catalyzed Triplet Energy Transfer.
Blum, T; Guzei, I*; Miller, Z; Yoon, T*; Bates, D*.
Synthesis-Stuttgart, 49 (5):A44-A47; MAR 2017.
Nanomaterials and Global Sustainability.
Hamers, RJ*.
Accounts of Chemical Research, 50 (3):633-637; 10.1021/acs.accounts.6b00634 MAR 2017.
Naked-Eye Detection of Reversible Protein Folding and Unfolding in Aqueous Solution.
Carlson, TM; Lam, KW; Lam, CW; He, JZ; Maynard, JH*; Cavagnero, S*.
Journal of Chemical Education, 94 (3):350-355; 10.1021/acs.jchemed.6b00507 MAR 2017.
Simplified AIP-II Peptidomimetics Are Potent Inhibitors of Staphylococcus aureus AgrC Quorum Sensing Receptors.
Vasquez, JK; Tal-Gan, Y; Cornilescu, G; Tyler, KA; Blackwell, HE*.
Chembiochem, 18 (4):413-423; 10.1002/cbic.201600516 FEB 16 2017.
GXXXG-Mediated Parallel and Antiparallel Dimerization of Transmembrane Helices and Its Inhibition by Cholesterol: Single-Pair FRET and 2D IR Studies.
Yano, Y; Kondo, K; Watanabe, Y; Zhang, TQO; Ho, JJ; Oishi, S; Fujii, N; Zanni, MT*; Matsuzaki, K.
Angewandte Chemie-International Edition, 56 (7):1756-1759; 10.1002/anie.201609708 FEB 6 2017.
Catalytic Site-Selective Acylation of Carbohydrates Directed by Cation-n Interaction.
Xiao, GZ; Cintron-Rosado, GA; Glazier, DA; Xi, BM; Liu, C; Liu, P; Tang, WP*.
Journal of the American Chemical Society, SN 0002-7863, MAR 29, 2017, VL 139, IS 12.
Developing a Thermodynamic Model for the Interactions between Water and Cu in the Zeolite SSZ-13.
Golt, F; Love, AM; Hermans, I*.
Journal of Physical Chemistry C, SN 1932-7447, MAR 23, 2017, VL 121, IS 11.
18-Electron Resonance Structures in the BCC Transition Metals and Their CsCl-type Derivatives.
Vinokur, AI; Fredrickson, DC*.
Inorganic Chemistry, SN 0020-1669, 1520-510X, MAR 6, 2017, VL 56, IS 5.
Effect of Low-Concentration Polymers on Crystal Growth in Molecular Glasses: A Controlling Role for Polymer Segmental Mobility Relative to Host Dynamics.
Huang, CB; Powell, CT; Sung, Y; Cai, T; Yu, L*.
Journal of Physical Chemistry B, SN 1520-6106, MAR 2. 2017, VL 121, IS 8.
Cinchonine induces apoptosis of HeLa and A549 cells through targeting TRAF6.
Qi, YH; Pradipta, AR; Li, M; Zhao, X; Lu, LL; Fu, XG; Wei, J; Hsung, RP*; Tanaka, K; Zhou, LJ.
Journal of Experimental & Clinical Cancer Research, SN 1756-9966, FEB 23, 2017, VL 36.
Liebig's Kaliapparat and the Origins of Scientific Glassblowing.
Drier, TO*, Jackson, CM.
Fusion, 65 (1): 19-24, February 2017.
Vanderbilt Institute of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (VINSE). Cleanroom Staff: Staff Engineer II / Process Engineer. VINSE operations are moving into new cleanroom and advanced imaging facilities on the main and basement levels, respectively, of Vanderbilt University's new 230,000 sqft Engineering and Science Building (ESB). These facilities will be focal points at the ESB with the new VINSE cleanroom totaling approximately 10,000 total sqft of floor space. As a key part of this expansion into the new ESB facilities, VINSE is recruiting a cleanroom-focused process engineer to support research and coursework activities. The ideal candidate will possess a relevant science or engineering background supported by strong communication, teamwork, personal management, interpersonal and problem-solving skills.
The successful candidate will play a critical role in VINSE's efforts to support research across a broad range of technical disciplines and interests, to advance undergraduate education and to expand outreach activities with schools and other community groups. This person must have a strong technical background to meet the following performance expectations with minimal oversight:
     •    Actively involved in the development and implementation of cleanroom processes along with
          ensuring the facility complies with all health and safety standards.
     •    Develop and improve processes and capabilities of interest to the VINSE research community and
          ensure appropriate documentation is created, revised and maintained.
     •    Assist VINSE users with research activities including troubleshooting problems and assisting with
          the development of unique processing capabilities.
     •    Proactively work with researchers to ensure a positive and productive experience in VINSE facilities.
     •    Help specify and install new equipment along with the development of the associated processes and            procedures that expand VINSE's technical capabilities.
     •    Work with other staff members to maintain VINSE facilities and supporting infrastructure including
          coordinating, recommending and/or providing preventive maintenance and repairs of equipment.
     •    Train users on cleanroom processes and equipment.
This position is a great opportunity to become involved across a broad spectrum of cleanroom-based activities involving interdisciplinary research and undergraduate education. Countless opportunities for personal and professional growth exist for the motivated candidate.
Preferred Education, Skills, and Experiences:
     •    MS or PhD in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Materials
          Science, Chemistry or Physics; BS considered for candidates with five or more years of relevant
     •    Previous cleanroom experience.
     •    Expertise in one or more of the following areas is required: Chemical vapor deposition (CVD) of
          thin films including microwave plasma CVD, plasma-enhanced CVD (PECVD) and thermal CVD;
          thermal evaporation, sputter and electron-beam deposition of thin films; reactive ion etching (RIE);
          wet chemical etching and cleaning; photolithography; soft lithography techniques; and                        electron-beam lithography.
Vanderbilt is a private, internationally recognized research university located on 330 park-like acres 1.5 miles from downtown Nashville, Tennessee. With a metro population of approximately 1.5 million people, Nashville has been named the "It" city by Time magazine and one of the 15 best U.S. cities for work and family by Fortune magazine. Vanderbilt University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action employer that aspires to become a leader among peer institutions in making meaningful and lasting progress in responding to the needs and concerns of women and members of under-represented minority groups.
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