Department of Chemistry Newsletter for 12/14/2015

XXXIX - No. 36 December 14th, 2015

The Chemistry Newsletter will not be published during the Christmas and New Year weeks. The Chemistry newsletter will return the first week of next year, 1/04/2016. Please continue to submit all of your newsletter items to: Thanks and have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!
2015 Dates of Finance/Department Meetings
Department/Executive Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 9341 Chemistry

2/09/2016 3/08/2016 4/12/2016 5/10/2016

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

12/22/2015 1/19/2016 2/02/2016 2/16/2016 3/01/2016
3/29/2016 4/05/2016 4/26/2016 5/03/2016 5/17/2016


Tuesday, December 15th, 2015 to Sunday, December 20th, 2015 - General Special Event, 8:00 am, "Pacifichem Meeting - Honolulu"
Tuesday, January 19th, 2016 - Department, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chemistry Building - Seminar Hall. Professor Heather Allen, Ohio State University "McElvain Seminar in Physical Chemistry"
Tuesday, January 19th, 2016 - Department Special Event, 3:00 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. See poster, See poster "CCHF VIRTUAL SYMPOSIUM"
Wednesday, January 20th, 2016 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Anastasiya Vinokur, UW-Madison (Fredrickson Group) "Inorganic Student Seminar"
Thursday, January 21st, 2016 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chemistry (Seminar Hall). Professor Joshua Price, Brigham Young University "Organic Seminar"
Thursday, January 21st, 2016 - Department, Analytical Seminar, 12:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry (Seminar Hall). Professor Tim Bertram, UW Madison Department of Chemistry "Special Department Seminar"
Monday, January 25th, 2016 - Inorganic, Materials Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Prof. Richard Kaner, University of California-Los Angeles "Exploring the Synthesis and Applications of Graphene"
Tuesday, January 26th, 2016 - Department, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chemistry Building - Seminar Hall. Dr. Kenneth Kearns, Dow Chemical Company "Characterization of molecular level packing and thermal properties in glasses used for OLED applications: Perspectives from within industry and academia"
Wednesday, January 27th, 2016 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Angela Marquard, UW Madison (Goldsmith Group) "Inorganic Student Seminar"
Thursday, January 28th, 2016 - General, Department, Chemical Biology, Organic Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Eric Strieter, UW-Madison Department of Chemistry "Special Department Seminar"
Thursday, January 28th, 2016 - Department, Analytical Seminar, 12:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry (Seminar Hall). Prof. Hongrui Jiang, UW-Madison ECE "Analytical Seminar"
Saturday, January 30th, 2016 - General Outreach, 9:00 am, UW-Madison Engineering Hall. Dr. Matt Bowman, UW-Madison Department of Chemistry "Wisconsin Middle School Regional Science Bowl"
The 2015 show will be broadcast on Wisconsin Public Television at the following times:
Saturday, December 19 at 6:00 a.m.
Thursday, December 24 at 10:30 a.m.
Friday, December 25 at 3:00 p.m.

And on the Wisconsin Channel:
Friday, December 25 at 12:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 26 at 5:00 p.m.

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Mass Spectrometry of Single GABAergic Somatic Motorneurons Identifies a Novel Inhibitory Peptide, As-NLP-22, in the Nematode Ascaris suum.
Konop, CJ; Knickelbine, JJ; Sygulla, MS; Wruck, CD; Vestling, MM*; Stretton, AOW.
Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry, 26 (12):2009-2023; 10.1007/s13361-015-1177-z DEC 2015.
High Throughput In Situ DDA Analysis of Neuropeptides by Coupling Novel Multiplex Mass Spectrometric Imaging (MSI) with Gas-Phase Fractionation.
OuYang, CZ; Chen, BM; Li, LJ*.
Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry, 26 (12):1992-2001; 10.1007/s13361-015-1265-0 DEC 2015.
Interception and Characterization of Catalyst Species in Rhodium Bis(diazaphospholane)-Catalyzed Hydroformylation of Octene, Vinyl Acetate, Allyl Cyanide, and 1-Phenyl-1,3-butadiene.
Nelsen, ER; Brezny, AC; Landis, CR*.
Journal of the American Chemical Society, 137 (44):14208-14219; 10.1021/jacs.5b09858 NOV 11 2015.
Fracture of molecular glasses under tension and increasing their fracture resistance with polymer additives
Powell, CT; Chen, YS; Yu, L*.
Journal of Non-crystalline Solids, Elsevier Science Bv, Amsterdam, Po Box 211, 1000 Ae Amsterdam, Netherlands, SN 0022-3093, 1873-4812, DEC 1, 2015, VL 429, BP 122, EP 128.
Bacterial transport of colloids in liquid crystalline environments
Trivedi, RR; Maeda, R; Abbott, NL*; Spagnolie, SE; Weibel, DB*.
Regularized Stokeslets; Proteus-mirabilis; Escherichia-coli; Drug-delivery; Urinary-tract; Propulsion; Motility; Motors; Mucus; Cells, Royal Soc Chemistry, Cambridge, Thomas Graham House, Science Park, Milton Rd, Cambridge Cb4 0wf, Cambs, England, SN 1744-683X, 1744-6848, 2015, VL 11, IS 43.


Winona State University. Physical Chemist. Application Deadline: Open until filled; Review begins immediately. Type of Appointment: Probationary/Tenure-Track, Nine-Month Appointment. Rank/title: Assistant Professor of Chemistry. Appointment Date: Aug. 15, 2016.
Responsibilities: Essential job functions:
     •    Teaching physical chemistry-related lectures and labs for science majors
     •    Teaching upper-level undergraduate/graduate electives in specialty area(s)
     •    Teaching general chemistry lecture and lab for science and non-science majors
     •    Minimum of ten scheduled office hours per week
     •    Student advising
Other expectations include:
     •    Direction of undergraduate research and participation in scholarly activities
     •    Willingness to teach evening courses as needed and/or teach over streaming media
     •    Departmental and university service
     •    Continuing professional improvement
QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum Qualification(s):
     •    Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry by 08/12/16 OR
     •    Ph.D. in Chemistry by 8/12/16 with extensive training and experience in physical chemistry OR
     •    An interdisciplinary Ph.D. by 8/12/16 with extensive training and experience in physical chemistry
Preferred Qualification(s):
     •    Ability to teach undergraduate physical chemistry lecture and laboratory
     •    Ability to teach specialty courses complementary to departmental offerings
     •    Ability to work harmoniously with faculty, students, and staff
     •    Evidence of effective oral and written English communication skills
     •    Experience with modern technology and instrumentation
     •    Potential to direct undergraduate research
The applicant should demonstrate a knowledge of and interest in diverse cultures and populations. NOTE: Employment for this position is covered by the collective bargaining agreement between the Inter Faculty Organization (IFO) and the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Board of Trustees which can be found at: plans/index.html. Position Available Pending Budgetary Approval.
APPLICATION INFORMATION: Please submit the following materials in addition to the online application: 1) A cover letter addressing how you meet the responsibilities and qualifications in the order listed above; 2) Curriculum vitae; 3) Transcripts (undergraduate and graduate); 4) a list of at least 3 references, with addresses and telephone numbers; and 5) at least three letters of reference. *Persons writing letters of reference should be advised of Minnesota's open record law which can make such letters available to applicants upon request.
The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Chemistry Department is searching for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Organic Chemistry to begin August 2016. The successful candidate will teach lecture and laboratory courses in Organic Chemistry as well as in freshman-level chemistry as needed, conduct research projects involving undergraduates, participate in Departmental and University committees and meetings, and be involved in service activities outside the Chemistry Department. Visit for more information about UW-Stevens Point.
Qualifications: Required:
     •    Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry or a related field - must be completed by August 2016
     •    Demonstrated promise for excellence in teaching
     •    Demonstrated potential to establish an externally funded research program that will involve
     •    Demonstrated commitment to undergraduate teaching and research
Appointment/Starting Date: August 29, 2016.
Terms of Employment: This is a full-time 9-month contract, tenure-track, Assistant Professor position. Deadline: Continuous recruitment with first review of completed applications starting January 4, 2016. To assure consideration, completed applications need to be received by end of day on January 3, 2016. Applications received on or after January 4, 2016 may be considered.
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