Department of Chemistry Newsletter for 10/02/2017

Bucky UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON
DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY NEWSLETTER
XLI - No. 17 October 2nd, 2017

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

October - 10th November - 14th December - 12th February - 13th
March - 13th April - 10th May - 8th  

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

October - 10th October - 17th October - 24th November - 7th
November - 21st December - 5th December 19th if needed January - 16th
January 30th February - 20th February - 27th March - 6th
April - 3rd April - 17th May - 15th May - 22nd if needed

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SEMINARS
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Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chem. Prof. Nicholas L. Abbott, UW - Chemical and Biological Engineering "Molecular Self-Assembly in Topological Defect of Liquid Crystals"
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Thursday, October 5th, 2017 - Analytical, Materials Seminar, 12:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry (Seminar Hall). Prof. Nikolai Klimov, "Temperature metrology of tomorrow: Ultra-high resolution photonics-based thermometry on a chip"
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Friday, October 6th, 2017 - Inorganic, Organic Seminar, 4:00 pm, , 4:00 pm, Union South. TBD, UW-Madison "Super Group meeting"
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Tuesday, October 10th, 2017 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 am, Chem 1315. Prof. Graeme Henkelman, University of Texas - Austin "Correlating the Structure and Function of Alloy Nanoparticle Catalysts"
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Tuesday, October 10th, 2017 - General Conference/Meeting, 1:30 pm, 9341. "Department Meeting "
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Tuesday, October 10th, 2017 - Chemical Biology Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry (Seminar hall). Prof. Eranthie Weerapana, Boston College "Chemical Biology Seminar - Chemical-proteomic Strategies to Investigate Reactive Cysteines"
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Wednesday, October 11th, 2017 - Inorganic, Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry (Seminar hall). Prof. Clark Landis, University of Wisconsin-Madison "Inorganic/Organic Seminar - Enanatioselective Hydroformylation: Application and Mechanism"
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Thursday, October 12th, 2017 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry (Seminar Hall). Prof. Barbara Finlayson-Pitts, "Atmospheric organic particles in the atmosphere: Why so complicated?"
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Friday, October 13th, 2017 - Analytical, Materials, Physical Seminar, 11:00 am, 5310 Chamberlin Hall (Physics). Prof. Jeffrey A. Davis, Swinburne University of Technology "Revealing interactions in complex systems with coherent multi-dimensional spectroscopy"
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Friday, October 13th, 2017 - General Ph.D. Thesis Defense Seminar, 12:00 pm, 9341 Chemistry. Arielle Mensch, UW Madison - Hamers group "Thesis Defense - Title TBA"
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Friday, October 13th, 2017 - General Colloquium, 3:00 pm, 1315 Chemistry (Seminar Hall). Prof. Barbara Finlayson-Pitts, "Pesticides to particles: Some interesting heterogeneous chemistry in the lower atmosphere"
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Monday, October 16th, 2017 - Physical Seminar, 3:30 pm, Chem 1315. Prof. Abraham Nitzan, University of Pennsylvania "Hirschfelder Seminar - Adventures in Nanoland: Molecular Conduction and Beyond"
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Tuesday, October 17th, 2017 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 am, Chem 1315. Prof. Abraham Nitzan, University of Pennsylvania "Hirschfelder Seminar - Transport and Spectroscopy in Illuminated Molecular Junctions"
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Wednesday, October 18th, 2017 - Physical Seminar, 3:30 pm, Chem 1315. Prof. Abraham Nitzan, University of Pennsylvania "Hirschfelder Seminar - Molecular Heat Transport and Energy Conversion"
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Tuesday, October 24th, 2017 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 am, Chem 1315. Prof. Susanna L. Widicus Weaver, Emory University "Physical Chemistry Seminar"
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Wednesday, October 25th, 2017 - Chemical Biology, Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Chemistry #1315. Prof. Frances Arnold, California Institute for Technology "Hirschmann Lecture Series: Innovation by Evolution: Expanding the Enzyme Universe"
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Thursday, October 26th, 2017 - Chemical Biology, Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Chemistry #1315. Prof. Frances Arnold, California Institute for Technology "Hirschmann Lecture Series: Biocatalysts for Non-Natural Reactions: Bringing New Chemistry to Life"
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Friday, October 27th, 2017 - Inorganic, Organic Seminar, 4:00 pm, , 4:00 pm, Union South. TBD, UW-Madison "Super Group meeting"
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Tuesday, October 31st, 2017 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 am, Chem 1315. Prof. Martin Margittai, University of Denver "Self-templating conformers of tau fibrils: Agents of pathology spreading in Alzheimer's disease"
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2017 Christmas Lecture Tickets Now Available at scifun.org

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RECENT PUBLICATIONS
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In Situ Electrochemical Activation of Atomic Layer Deposition Coated MoS2 Basal Planes for Efficient Hydrogen Evolution Reaction.
Kim, Y; Jackson, DHK; Lee, D*; Choi, M; Kim, TW; Jeong, SY; Chae, HJ; Kim, HW; Park, N; Chang, H; Kuech, TF*; Kim, HJ.
ADVANCED FUNCTIONAL MATERIALS, 27 (34):10.1002/adfm.201701825 SEP 13 2017.
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Targeted Mass Spectrometry Approach Enabled Discovery of O-Glycosylated Insulin and Related Signaling Peptides in Mouse and Human Pancreatic Islets.
Yu, Q; Canales, A; Glover, MS; Das, R; Shi, XD; Liu, Y; Keller, MP; Attie, AD; Li, LJ*.
ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY, 89 (17):9184-9191; 10.1021/acs.analchem.7b01926 SEP 5 2017.
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Synthetic Applications of Flexible SNO-OCT Strained Alkynes and Their Use in Postpolymerization Modifications.
Burke, EG; Schomaker, JM*.
JOURNAL OF ORGANIC CHEMISTRY, 82 (17):9038-9046; 10.1021/acs.joc.7b01506 SEP 1 2017.
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Elucidating Protein-DNA Interactions in Human Alphoid Chromatin via Hybridization Capture and Mass Spectrometry.
Buxton, KE; Kennedy-Darling, J; Shortreed, MR; Zaidan, NZ; Olivier, M; Scalf, M; Sridharan, R; Smith, LM*.
JOURNAL OF PROTEOME RESEARCH, 16 (9):3433-3442; 10.1021/acs.jproteome.7b00448 SEP 2017.
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Mechanistic Studies of Hafnium-Pyridyl Amido-Catalyzed 1-Octene Polymerization and Chain Transfer Using Quench-Labeling Methods.
Cueny, ES; Johnson, HC; Anding, BJ; Landis, CR*.
Journal of the American Chemical Society, 139 (34):11903-11912; 10.1021/jacs.7b05729 AUG 30 2017.
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Amorphous calcium carbonate particles form coral skeletons.
Mass, T; Giuffre, AJ; Sun, CY; Stifler, CA; Frazier, MJ; Neder, M; Tamura, N; Stan, CV; Marcus, MA; Gilbert, PUPA*.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, SN 0027-8424, SEP 12, 2017, VL 114, IS 37.
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Mechanical strain sensing implicated in cell shape recovery in Escherichia coli.
Wong, F; Renner, LD; Ozbaykal, G; Paulose, J; Weibel, DB*; van Teeffelen, S; Amir, A.
NATURE MICROBIOLOGY, SN 2058-5276, SEP, 2017, VL 2, IS 9.
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Ubiquitin Chain Enrichment Middle-Down Mass Spectrometry (UbiChEM-MS) Reveals Cell-Cycle Dependent Formation of Lys11/Lys48 Branched Ubiquitin Chains.
Rana, ASJB; Ge, Y*; Strieter, ER.
JOURNAL OF PROTEOME RESEARCH, SN 1535-3893, 1535-3907, SEP, 2017, VL 16, IS 9.
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Temporal patterns of chronic wasting disease prion excretion in three cervid species.
Plummer, IH; Wright, SD; Johnson, CJ; Pedersen, JA*; Samuel, MD.
JOURNAL OF GENERAL VIROLOGY, SN 0022-1317, 1465-2099, JUL; 2017; VL 98, IS 7.
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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS
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Department of Chemistry, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Competition No. - A104930146. Closing Date - Open Till Filled.
The Department of Chemistry at the University of Alberta invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the field of Analytical Chemistry. The starting date is July 1, 2018. The rank for this position is directed at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. Preferential consideration will be given to an outstanding individual whose research interests complement current faculty expertise in the Department. The Department has vibrant research programs encompassing most areas of modern chemistry including analytical chemistry, chemical biology, materials and nanoscience, catalysis, synthesis and medicinal chemistry, and computational chemistry (www.ualberta.ca/chemistry). An outstanding research environment is offered with access to excellent support facilities.
Candidates must hold a Ph.D. and have demonstrated excellence in research and teaching. Criteria for research excellence will include a strong record of publications and presentations in high impact venues, a successful research funding history (in the case of applicants who already hold a tenure-track position), a summary of planned research projects, and appropriately supportive and detailed letters of reference. Evidence of high-calibre teaching and supervisory potential will be documented via a teaching dossier, letters of reference, and a statement of teaching philosophy. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an innovative and robust externally-funded research program, regularly engage in relevant domestic and international research networks, teach both undergraduate and graduate classes, supervise and mentor graduate and undergraduate students, and provide service to the Department, the Faculty, and the University, as well as to professional and external communities.
Interested individuals should submit a curriculum vitae, a proposal that details innovative and original research, a statement of teaching philosophy, and arrange to have three confidential letters of reference sent on their behalf (to the email address below). To assist the University in complying with mandatory reporting requirements of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (R203(3)(e), please include the first digit of your Canadian Social Insurance Number in your application (within your cover letter). If you do not have a Canadian Social Insurance Number, please indicate this in your application (within the cover letter). Consideration of applications will commence on October 21, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.
How to Apply - Mail: Chair Department of Chemistry E3-38 Gunning/Lemieux Chemistry Centre University of Alberta Edmonton, AB Canada T6G 2G2, Email: chair@chem.ualberta.ca.
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Duke University, Durham, North Carolina. The Department of Chemistry invites applications and nominations for a tenure-track position at the assistant or associate professor level, to begin July 1, 2018. We are seeking a colleague with strong commitments to research, teaching, and embracing a diverse and inclusive community of scholars. Candidates should have research interests in experimental or theoretical approaches in Inorganic or Physical Organic Chemistry, particularly those that intersect with multidisciplinary areas of biological sciences, materials science, and nanoscience. Applications received by November 1 will be guaranteed consideration, although extraordinary applicants may be considered after this date. To guarantee consideration, all applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, list of publications and description of research interests via the website https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9685. Applicants should also arrange to have three letters of recommendation submitted on their behalf via this website. Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.
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Assistant Professor Positions in Organic and Bioorganic Chemistry at New College of Florida. New College of Florida invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Organic Chemistry and a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Bioorganic Chemistry, both starting in August 2018. A Ph.D. in chemistry is required for both positions. The successful candidates must be committed to excellence in teaching and research. Teaching experience and postdoctoral research experience are strongly preferred. New College is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty. Women and candidates from underrepresented groups or whose knowledge or skills can support an inclusive culture and learning environment are especially encouraged to apply.
The teaching load is two courses per semester plus sponsoring individual and group tutorials. In addition to classes and tutorials, faculty members provide academic advising, supervise independent study projects, sponsor senior undergraduate theses/projects, and serve on baccalaureate committees. We are particularly interested in candidates who have a demonstrated commitment to innovative undergraduate liberal arts teaching. The successful candidates are expected to establish and maintain a program of research. New College welcomes research programs that complement those of the current faculty. Situated on the Gulf Coast of Florida and Sarasota Bay, New College is a nationally recognized, highly-selective public honors college with an 11:1 student/faculty ratio. Students are intellectually independent and highly motivated. Undergraduate research has a central role in the curriculum, and a senior thesis/project is required of all students. Students receive narrative evaluations in lieu of grades. New College is committed to excellence in undergraduate teaching and research and encourages collaborative student-faculty scholarship. www.ncf.edu. A description of the Division of Natural Sciences is at: https://www.ncf.edu/academics/undergraduate-program/division-of-natural-....
A complete application will include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, the names of three references (including at least one who can address teaching), unofficial graduate transcripts, a statement of teaching philosophy that includes course proposals, a statement regarding the candidate's contributions or approaches to supporting an inclusive culture and learning environment, and a description of proposed research that specifically highlights how undergraduates would participate. Review of completed applications will begin October 2 and continue until the position is filled. According to Florida law, applications and meetings regarding applications are open to the public upon request. An online application: https://ncf.simplehire.com/ should be completed. New College of Florida is an EOE institution.
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The Amherst College Department of Chemistry, https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/departments/chemistry invites applications for a full-time tenure-track appointment in inorganic chemistry at the rank of assistant professor beginning in July 2018.
Amherst College is one of the most diverse liberal arts colleges in the country. Forty-five percent of our students identify as domestic students of color, and another 10 percent are international, with non-U.S. citizenship; 17 percent are the first members of their families to attend college. Fifty-one percent of our students are women. Amherst is committed to providing financial aid that meets 100 percent of every student's demonstrated need, and 58 percent of our students receive financial aid. Our expectation is that the successful candidate will excel at teaching and mentoring students who are broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion.
The position requires a Ph.D. in chemistry and calls for teaching general chemistry and advanced inorganic chemistry at the undergraduate level. Opportunities for teaching electives and interdisciplinary courses are also available. The successful candidate will be expected to establish a vigorous research program in experimental inorganic chemistry in which undergraduates can substantively participate. Applicants with expertise in any sub-discipline of inorganic chemistry-for example, bioinorganic, environmental, materials, or organometallic chemistry-are encouraged to apply.
Applicants should submit electronically to https://apply.interfolio.com/43211 a cover letter; a curriculum vitae; a statement of teaching philosophy, including philosophy of teaching a diverse student body; a detailed description of research plans; and the contact information for three confidential references. Review of applications will begin September 18, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. Questions may be directed to Professor David Hansen, Chair of Chemistry, at dehansen@amherst.edu.
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The Department of Chemistry at the University of Iowa solicits applications to fill a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor position in Physical Chemistry at the Chemistry/Biology interface, effective August 2018.  Applications are encouraged in physical/biophysical chemistry as related to protein folding, misfolding, aggregation, and biomolecular interactions, with particular interest in candidates that will complement ongoing research in the University's new Iowa Neuroscience Institute (INI).  The University of Iowa has dedicated substantial new investments to Neuroscience research, already involving a large community with more than 100 faculty members across five colleges and 26 departments. The INI offers extensive opportunities and support for vibrant interdepartmental collaboration with researchers across campus. Neuroscience core facilities under development include a Neural Circuits and Behavior Core and a Stem Cell Core.  Potential for interactions with other major campus initiatives in Aging Mind and Brain and Genetics would also be desirable.
Applicants should clearly demonstrate potential to develop and lead a nationally-prominent, externally-funded research program and commitment to excellence in teaching chemistry at all levels of coursework (small and large enrollment, laboratory, and graduate courses).  Candidates must have a doctoral degree in chemistry or a closely related field, postdoctoral experience, and a promising record of scholarship and productivity. Application materials must include a cover letter, CV, academic transcripts, statement of teaching interests, and detailed proposals that demonstrate the planned research program. Do not mail paper applications. Please arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to chem-facsearch@uiowa.edu. Application review will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Applicants must have a PhD in experimental physical chemistry or a related area, in hand by August 15, 2018. Applicants should clearly demonstrate potential to develop and lead a nationally-prominent, externally-funded research program Applicants should demonstrate their commitment to excellence in teaching chemistry at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Applicants must have postdoctoral experience. Applicants must have a promising record of scholarship and productivity.
Online Application Required Documents: Curriculum Vitae; Name and Contact Information of References; Letter of Interest; Academic Transcripts; Statement of teaching interests; Detailed proposals of the planned research program; Number of References: 3.
To start the Online Application process for this position, go to: https://jobs.uiowa.edu/login/driver.php. Additional Application Materials: Please arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to chem-facsearch@uiowa.edu. The materials listed above are not part of any online process. Please send the materials to the contact information below.
Contact Information: Brenna Goode - chem-facsearch@uiowa.edu, Clas-Chemistry, Chemistry Building, 251 Capitol St N, E331 CB, Iowa City, IA 52242, Department URL: https://chem.uiowa.edu/.
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The Department of Chemistry at the University of Iowa seeks applications to fill a tenure-track Assistant Professor or early Associate Professor position in Organic Chemistry at the Chemistry/Biology interface, effective August 2018.  The Chemistry Department has appointed 15 new faculty members over the past 10 years and recently completed a major building ren       ovation that provides state-of-the-art facilities for teaching and research. The University also provides a wide range of accessible state-of-the-art research facilities, as well as outstanding opportunities for interdisciplinary interactions with major campus initiatives and centers in fields such as Aging Mind and Brain, Genetics, Informatics, Obesity, Biocatalysis, and Neuroscience.
Applicants must clearly demonstrate potential to develop and lead a nationally-prominent, externally-funded research program. The successful candidate must also add to the teaching mission of the Department in organic/bioorganic chemistry through excellent teaching skills and a commitment to excellence in instruction at all levels (small and large enrollment, laboratory, and graduate courses).  Candidates must have a doctoral degree in chemistry or a closely related field, postdoctoral experience, and a strong, promising record of scholarship and productivity.  Application materials must include a cover letter, CV, academic transcripts, statement of teaching interests, and detailed proposals that clearly describe the planned research program and its potential.  Applications must be submitted online at http://jobs.uiowa.edu/; refer to requisition number 71661.  Do not mail paper applications.  In addition, please arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to chem-facsearch@uiowa.edu. Application review will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Education Requirement: Applicants must have a PhD in organic chemistry or a related area, in hand by August 15, 2018.
Required Qualifications: Applicants should clearly demonstrate potential to develop and lead a nationally-prominent, externally-funded research program. Applicants should demonstrate their commitment to excellence in teaching chemistry at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Applicants must have postdoctoral experience. Applicants must have a promising record of scholarship and productivity.
Online Application Required Documents: Curriculum Vitae, Name and Contact Information of References, Letter of Interest, Academic Transcripts, Statement of teaching interests, Detailed proposals of the planned research program, Number of References:3.
To start the Online Application process for this position, go to: https://jobs.uiowa.edu/login/driver.php.
Additional Application Materials: Please arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to chem-facsearch@uiowa.edu. The materials listed above are not part of any online process. Please send the materials to the contact information below.
Contact Information: Brenna Goode - chem-facsearch@uiowa.edu, Clas-Chemistry, Chemistry Building, 251 Capitol St N., E331 CB, Iowa City, IA 52242, Department URL: https://chem.uiowa.edu/.
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