Department of Chemistry Newsletter for 10/23/2017

Bucky UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON
DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY NEWSLETTER
XLI - No. 19 October 23rd, 2017

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SOME SAD NEWS
We have learned that Stephen Nelsen, emeritus professor of Chemistry, died on Saturday, September 23rd.  The family has asked for privacy, so there was no obituary. Steve joined the Chemistry faculty in 1965, immediately after receiving his PhD at Harvard with P. D. Bartlett.  He maintained an international reputation as a physical-organic chemist, studying radicals, radical ions, and electron transfer.  He was appointed emeritus professor upon his retirement in 2012, and maintained an office in Chemistry for a few years after his retirement.
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2017 Dates of Finance/Department Meetings
Department/Executive Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 9341 Chemistry

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

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

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 24th, 2017 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 am, Chem 1315. Prof. Susanna L. Widicus Weaver, Emory University "Prebiotic Astrochemistry in the THz-Gap"
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Tuesday, October 24th, 2017 - Chemical Biology, Organic Special Event, 7:00 pm, "Science Café"
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Wednesday, October 25th, 2017 - General Special Event, 9:30 am, 9341. "GSFLC Student Faculty Breakfast"
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Wednesday, October 25th, 2017 - Chemical Biology, Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Chemistry #1315. Prof. Frances Arnold, California Institute of 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 of 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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Wednesday, November 1st, 2017 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Katerina Hilleke, UW-Madison, UW-Madison (Fredrickson Group) "Inorganic seminar - TBD"
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Thursday, November 2nd, 2017 - General, Materials Seminar, 12:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry (Seminar Hall). Dennis Nordlund, Stanford University "McElvain Materials Seminar"
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Friday, November 3rd, 2017 - General Colloquium, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry (Seminar Hall). Professor Qiang Cui, UW-Madison Physical Chemistry "Department Colloquium: Journey through the Impossible: Adventures in the World of Biomolecules with the Cyber Virgil"
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Sunday, November 5th, 2017 - General Special Event, 2:00 pm, "Science is Fun Extravaganza"
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Monday, November 6th, 2017 - General Career Services, 6:00 pm, Chemistry Room 9341. Drs. Ravi Ranatunga & Pete Ellingson, P&G "P&G Info Session"
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Tuesday, November 7th, 2017 - General Career Services, 8:00 am, Chemistry Room 1108. Drs. Ravi Ranatunga & Pete Ellingson, P&G "P&G Campus Interviews"
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Tuesday, November 7th, 2017 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 am, Chem 1315. Prof. Paul Smith, Kansas State University "Residue Based Contributions to the Thermodynamic Properties of Proteins"
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Tuesday, November 7th, 2017 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Chemistry #1315. Prof. X. Peter Zhang, Boston College "Organic Seminar "Metalloradical Catalysis for Stereoselective Radical Reactions""
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Tuesday, November 7th, 2017 - General Special Event, 4:30 pm, 9341. Several presenters talking about various resources for chemistry majors, UW-Madison "Chemistry Connections"
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Tuesday, November 7th, 2017 - General Special Event, 5:30 pm, 8335 Chemistry Building. "GSFLC Board Game Night"
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Wednesday, November 8th, 2017 - General Special Event, 12:30 pm, Room 9341 Chemistry. GSFLC and Partners in Giving Silent Auction, UW-Madison "Partners in Giving Silent Auction"
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Wednesday, November 8th, 2017 - General Career Services, 6:00 pm, 2373 Chemistry. AbbVie "AbbVie Info Session"
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Thursday, November 9th, 2017 - General Career Services, 8:00 am, "AbbVie Info Session"
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Thursday, November 9th, 2017 - Chemical Biology, Organic Seminar, 11:00 am, Chemistry #1315. Prof. James Nowick, University of California Irvine "Unlocking the Mysteries of Amyloid Diseases with Macrocyclic beta-Sheet Peptides"
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Thursday, November 9th, 2017 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry (Seminar Hall). Prof. Alexander Barnes, Washington Univ., St. Louis "Dynamic nuclear polarization and electron decoupling with pulsed microwaves for high-resolution NMR"
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Friday, November 10th, 2017 - Inorganic, Organic Seminar, 4:00 pm, , 4:00 pm, Union South. TBD, UW-Madison "Super Group meeting"
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Tuesday, November 14th, 2017 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 am, Chem 1315. Dr. Xiao-Ying Yu, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory "In Situ Molecular Imaging of the Air-Liquid Interface and the Solid-Liquid Interface Using Microfluidics"
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Tuesday, November 14th, 2017 - General Conference/Meeting, 1:30 pm, 9341. "Department Meeting "
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Tuesday, November 14th, 2017 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Chemistry #1315. Prof. Frank Glorius, University of Muenster "On Discovery in Catalysis"
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Wednesday, November 15th, 2017 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Katherine Van Heuvelen, Harvey Mudd College "Inorganic seminar - TBD"
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Thursday, November 16th, 2017 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 am, Chemistry #1315. Dr. Martin Eastgate, Bristol-Myers Squibb "Organic McElvain Seminar "Innovation in the Synthesis of Complex Pharmaceutical Compounds""
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Thursday, November 16th, 2017 - General, Analytical Seminar, 12:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry (Seminar Hall). Prof. Christy Landes, Rice University "McElvain seminar - Single-molecule dynamics at soft interfaces: from basic science to a $100,000,000,000 problem"
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Friday, November 17th, 2017 - Inorganic, Organic Seminar, 4:00 pm, , 4:00 pm, Union South. TBD, UW-Madison "Super Group meeting"
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Thursday, November 30th, 2017 - Chemical Biology, Organic Seminar, 11:00 am, Chemistry #1315. Prof. Elizabeth Sattely, Stanford University "Joint Chemical Biology Seminar"
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RECENT PUBLICATIONS
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Parallel DNA Synthesis on Poly(ethylene terephthalate).
Holden, MT; Carter, MCD; Ting, SK; Lynn, DM*; Smith, LM*.
CHEMBIOCHEM, 18 (19):1914-1916; 10.1002/cbic.201700321 OCT 5 2017.
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Quantitative proteomics reveals that long non-coding RNA MALAT1 interacts with DBC1 to regulate p53 acetylation.
Chen, RB; Liu, Y; Zhuang, H; Yang, BC; Hei, KW; Xiao, MM; Hou, CY; Gao, HJ; Zhang, XR; Jia, CX; Li, LJ*; Li, YM; Zhang, N.
NUCLEIC ACIDS RESEARCH, 45 (17):9947-9959; 10.1093/nar/gkx600 SEP 29 2017.
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Liquid Microjet Measurements of the Entry of Organic Acids and Bases into Salty Water.
Sobyra, TB; Melvin, MP; Nathanson, GM*.
JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY C, 121 (38):20911-20924; 10.1021/acs.jpcc.7b07887 SEP 28 2017.
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Not All beta-Sheets Are the Same: Amyloid Infrared Spectra, Transition Dipole Strengths, and Couplings Investigated by 2D IR Spectroscopy.
Lomont, JP; Ostrander, JS; Ho, JJ; Petti, MK; Zanni, MT*.
JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY B, 121 (38):8935-8945; 10.1021/acs.jpcb.7b06826 SEP 28 2017.
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Electronic Structural Analysis of Copper(II)-TEMPO/ABNO Complexes Provides Evidence for Copper(I)-Oxoammonium Character.
Walroth, RC; Miles, KC; Lukens, JT; MacMillan, SN; Stahl, SS*; Lancaster, KM.
Journal of the American Chemical Society, 139 (38):13507-13517; 10.1021/jacs.7b07186 SEP 27 2017.
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Helix Propensities of Amino Acid Residues via Thioester Exchange.
Fisher, BF; Hong, SH; Gellman, SH*.
Journal of the American Chemical Society, 139 (38):13292-13295; 10.1021/jacs.7b07930 SEP 27 2017.
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Single-Crystal Thin Films of Cesium Lead Bromide Perovskite Epitaxially Grown on Metal Oxide Perovskite (SrTiO3).
Chen, J; Morrow, DJ; Fu, YP; Zheng, WH; Zhao, YZ; Dang, LN; Stolt, MJ; Kohler, DD; Wang, XX; Czech, KJ; Hautzinger, MP; Shen, SH; Guo, LJ; Pan, AL; Wright, JC*; Jin, S*.
Journal of the American Chemical Society, 139 (38):13525-13532; 10.1021/jacs.7b07506 SEP 27 2017.
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Stilbene Boronic Acids Form a Covalent Bond with Human Transthyretin and Inhibit Its Aggregation.
Smith, TP; Windsor, IW; Forest, KT*; Raines, RT*.
JOURNAL OF MEDICINAL CHEMISTRY, SN 0022-2623, 1520-4804, SEP 28, 2017, VL 60, IS 18.
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Selective Oxidation of n-Butane and Isobutane Catalyzed by Boron Nitride.
Venegas, JM; Grant, JT; McDermott, WP; Burt, SP; Micka, J; Carrero, CA; Hermans, I*.
CHEMCATCHEM, SN 1867-3880, 1867-3899, JUN 22, 2017, VL 9, IS 12.
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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
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Rotations Assignment & Logistic: Our program provides a combination of regionally based and national assignments in any of the following multiple areas: Quality Management Systems, Operational Excellence, Customer Service, Technical Lab and Patient Services. We are looking for candidates who are excited by the opportunity to be mobile for the next two years and are fully committed to relocate with our support. Our Tampa, Chicago/Kansas City, and Los Angeles metropolitan areas offices will serve as our hub locations for regional assignments and national assignment could be at any of our locations across the US.
Upon Completion of the Program: Your development doesn't stop with the program. You will be part of our talent pipeline of next generation leaders! After the successful competition of the program, you will be placed in a full time role with line management responsibility and have the opportunity for further your leadership career growth.
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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS
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The Department of Chemistry at the University of Wyoming invites applications for an extended term Academic Professional Lecturer (APL) in organic chemistry. The successful candidate will teach at the undergraduate organic chemistry level and manage the undergraduate organic teaching labs. Responsibilities for the organic teaching labs will include experiment development and testing, supply purchasing, weekly lab setup, managing teaching assistants and maintenance of instruments and labs. The organic lab facilities are comprised of three labs with associated instrument rooms and computer analysis rooms in the recently completed Enzi Undergraduate Lab Facility (http://www.uwyo.edu/chemistry/building/). The successful applicant will also be required to contribute to departmental and university services.
Review of applications will begin January 15, 2018 and continue until suitable candidates are identified. The position will start Fall 2018 and will be filled at the Assistant APL level (6 year renewable terms via 9-month appointments). The University of Wyoming invites diverse applicants to consider our employment opportunities. We are also especially interested in candidates who have experience working with diverse populations and/or diverse initiatives.
Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. or equivalent in chemistry.
Desired Qualifications: a strong background in practical organic laboratory operations, teaching experience at the undergraduate level and a strong understanding of mechanistic organic chemistry. Required Materials: Complete the online application using the below link and upload as one document: a CV listing relevant organic laboratory experience, graduate level organic coursework, any teaching experience and include a statement of teaching philosophy.
https://jobs.uwyo.edu/psp/EREC/UWEXTERNAL/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?Pag.... Additionally, applicants should also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted on their behalf to chemistry@uwyo.edu.
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The Department of Chemistry at Colorado State University, located in Fort Collins, CO, seeks to hire at least one tenure-track faculty member. While exceptional candidates from all areas of chemical science are encouraged to apply, those with research interests in analytical and/or experimental physical chemistry are of particular interest. Exceptional candidates will be able to contribute to current research strengths in chemical biology, environmental chemistry, and materials chemistry.
We aim to fill this position at the Assistant Professor level, but will consider exceptional candidates at the Associate Professor rank. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent degree and be capable of outstanding teaching, scholarship, and research. Postdoctoral experience is highly desirable. Complete applications must include a detailed CV, descriptions of research plans and teaching interests, and the names of at least three references. For more information or to apply see http://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/50249. Questions regarding the searches should be directed to: Chair, Faculty Search Committee, CHEM_search@mail.colostate.edu. Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled; applications completed by 11:59 PM (MT) on November 10th, 2017 will receive full consideration. Files of semifinalists (including reference letters) will be available to all Chemistry Department regular faculty.
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POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AND/OR JOBS
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Postdoctoral positions at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. We have openings for several postdoctoral associates in our group in the following areas:
Biological lignin valorization - we are looking for multiple candidates with expertise in synthetic biology, metabolic engineering, microbiology, or biochemistry. These positions will focus on conversion of lignin-derived aromatic compounds to value-added products in non-model hosts and understanding the mechanistic basis of enzymatic lignin depolymerization and catabolism.
Chemical synthesis and analytical chemistry for lignin - we have a need for a postdoctoral associate skilled in organic synthesis to design new routes to lignin model compounds and to develop rapid analytics for lignin using NMR and/or MS-based methods.
Interested candidates should send a cover letter and CV to gregg.beckham@nrel.gov. Contact: Gregg T. Beckham, MSCEP, PhD, Group Leader, National Bioenergy Center, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, 15013 Denver West Parkway, Golden, CO 80401, Phone: (+01) 303-384-7806, www.nrel.gov/gbeckham.
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Please submit all newsletter information or address changes to: goldade@chem.wisc.edu or 262-0293. Thanks.
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