UW Madison Chemistry Newsletter for 05/11/2015

XXXIX - No. 16 May 11th, 2015

Congratulations to Professor Randy Goldsmith on receiving a 2015 Distinguished Honors Faculty Award from the College of Letters & Science. The L&S Honors Program selects awardees on the basis of student nominations of faculty members who have been especially valuable as teachers of Honors courses, as thesis supervisors of honors students, or as teachers and mentors of honors students. These awards recognize important and significant contributions to the educational experiences of L&S Honors students through research, career mentoring, and teaching. Congratulations, Randy!
The Chemistry Newsletter will be going to Bi-weekly publication for the Summer after this week's newsletter. Please continue to drop/send material for the newsletter to me in the copy center or e-mail to: goldade@chem.wisc.edu. We will publish the newsletter on the off week for special announcements. Thank You.
2014-15 Dates of Finance/Department Meetings
Department/Executive Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 9341 Chemistry

May 12, 2015

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

May 26, 2015


Wednesday, May 13th, 2015 - Department, Graduate, Physical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building (Seminar Hall). Professor Xiaowei Zhuang, Harvard University "Illuminating biology at the nanoscale with single-molecule and super-resolution imaging"
Wednesday, May 13th, 2015 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Michael Organ, York University in Canada "Catalyst Reactivity and Selectivity in Cross-Coupling: Are They Always at Odds With Each Other?"
Thursday, May 14th, 2015 - Department, Graduate, Physical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building (Seminar Hall). Professor Xiaowei Zhuang, Harvard University "Single-molecule and super-resolution studies of chromatin structure and gene expression"
Friday, May 15th, 2015 - Department Special Event, 3:00 pm, 1361 and Shain Atrium. Department of Chemistry, UW-Madison "Chemistry Graduation Celebration"
Thursday, May 21st, 2015 - Department, Inorganic Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Daniel Rabinovich, University of North Carolina, Charlotte "Inorganic Seminar -TBA"
Thursday, May 21st, 2015 - Inorganic Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Daniel Rabinovich, Univ. North Carolina-Charlotte "Synthetic Analogues of Methanobactin"
Tuesday, May 26th, 2015 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry (Seminar Hall). Amir Hoveyda, "Organic McElvain Seminar"
Wednesday, May 27th, 2015 - General Special Event, 8:00 am, ACS Great Lakes/Central Regions, "ACS Joint Great Lakes/Central Regional Meeting"
Wednesday, May 27th, 2015 - Chemical Biology Seminar, 10:00 am, 1315 Chemistry Building (Seminar Hall). Chemical Biology Ph.D. Path, "Chemical Biology Fourth-Year Student Seminar Day"
Friday, May 29th, 2015 - Department Colloquium, 11:00 am, 1315 Chemistry - Seminar Hall. Prof. Roger Hollingsworth, UW Madison - Department of History "Prof. Roger Hollingsworth"
Saturday, August 29th, 2015 - Department Special Event, 12:00 pm, Rennebohm Park. "Snout-Out"
Nominations are now open for the 2016 Forward Under 40 awards, presented by the Wisconsin Alumni Association. The nomination deadline is May 31. This program offers great visibility for young alumni who exemplify the Wisconsin Idea.
Selection criteria include:
     •    Achievements in their volunteer and/or professional life
     •    Uniqueness and impact of achievements for someone of their age
     •    Impact they've made in their area of focus (in their field or community)
     •    Current ties to the UW
     •    Demonstrated Badger spirit in terms of energy, initiative, creativity and drive in their
Submit a quick and easy nomination for a chemistry alum at: http://www.uwalumni.com/about/alumni-awards/forward-under-40/nominations/ All the best, Libby Dowdall
WISELI (the Women in Science and Engineering Leadership Institute at UW-Madison) is now accepting grant applications for its Celebrating Women in Science and Engineering Grant Program. This program
provides funds to departments, programs, centers, or student groups who wish to:
     •    increase the representation of  women scientists and engineers in seminar/colloquium series,
     •    increase awareness and generate discussion of issues/concerns important to women scientists and
     •    create new workshops, symposia, lecture series, or similar events in line with WISELI's mission to
          promote the participation and advancement of women in science and engineering.
More detailed information about the grant program and an application are available on our website: http://wiseli.engr.wisc.edu/celebrating.php. The application deadline is June 19, 2015. We thank the College of Agricultural & Life Sciences, Gaylord Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, College of Letters & Science, School of Pharmacy, School of Medicine & Public Health, School of Veterinary Medicine, and College of Engineering for their generous support of this grant program.
Date and time: June 16-July 9, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6-8pm.
Location: 1315 Chemistry Building.
Instructor: Professor Bassam Shakhashiri.

Professor Shakhashiri, known for his leadership in national science policy, promoting excellence in science education at all levels, and for his development and use of demonstrations in the teaching of chemistry, will be leading the Chemistry and Society Summer Forum. This forum will explore the role of chemistry in our daily lives and  the impact of chemistry on advancing the human condition and assuring the quality of life locally and globally. Selected topics in the fundamentals of chemistry will be introduced through engaging chemistry demonstrations and hands-on activities.  Speakers from selected areas of specialization will be invited to provide their rich perspectives on topics such as water quality, atmospheric chemistry, and general energy concepts and principles. Registration: The University Summer Forums are free and open to the public. Advance registration is requested. Please register HERE!
Students taking a Summer Forum for course credit must register through MyUW student center.
Roles of Intramolecular and Intermolecular Interactions in Functional Regulation of the Hsp70 J-protein Co-Chaperone Sis1.
Yu, HY*; Ziegelhoffer, T; Osipiuk, J; Ciesielskil, SJ; Baranowski, M; Zhou, M; Joachimiak, A; Craig, EA.
JOURNAL OF MOLECULAR BIOLOGY, 427 (7):1632-1643; SI 10.1016/j.jmb.2015.02.007 APR 10 2015.
Molecular bonding-based descriptors for surface adsorption and reactivity.
Dunnington, BD; Schmidt, JR*.
JOURNAL OF CATALYSIS, 324 50-58; 10.1016/j.jcat.2015.01.017 APR 2015.
Palladium-Catalyzed Aerobic Oxidative Dehydrogenation of Cyclohexenes to Substituted Arene Derivatives.
Iosub, AV; Stahl, SS*.
Journal of the American Chemical Society, 137 (10):3454-3457; 10.1021/ja512770u MAR 18 2015.
Consequences of Periodic alpha-to-beta(3) Residue Replacement for Immunological Recognition of Peptide Epitopes.
Cheloha, RW; Sullivan, JA; Wang, T; Sand, JM; Sidney, J; Sette, A; Cook, ME; Suresh, M; Gellman, SH*.
ACS CHEMICAL BIOLOGY, 10 (3):844-854; 10.1021/cb500888q MAR 2015.
Observing Electron Extraction by Mono layer Graphene Using Time-Resolved Surface Photoresponse Measurements.
Zhang, LS; Roy, SS; English, CR; Hamers, RJ*; Arnold, MS; Andrew, TL*.
ACS NANO, 9 (3):2510-2517; 10.1021/acsnano.5b01157 MAR 2015.
Metal-metal multiple bonded intermediates in catalysis.
Berry, JF*.
JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL SCIENCES, 127 (2):209-214; SI 10.1007/s12039-015-0773-6 FEB 2015.
Parametrization of DFTB3/3OB for Magnesium and Zinc for Chemical and Biological Applications.
Lu, XY; Gaus, M; Elstner, M; Cui, Q*.
JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY B, 119 (3):1062-1082; SI 10.1021/jp506557r JAN 22 2015.
Combined biomass valorization and hydrogen production in a photoelectrochemical cell.
AU Cha; HG Choi; KS AF Cha; Hyun Gil; Choi, Kyoung-Shin*.
SO Nature Chemistry, Pu Nature Publishing Group, Pi London, Pa Macmillan, Building, 4 Crinan St, London N1 9xw, England.
SIRT3 Mediates Multi-Tissue Coupling for Metabolic Fuel Switching.
Dittenhafer-Reed, KE; Richards, AL; Fan, J; Smallegan, MJ; Siahpirani, AF; Kemmerer, ZA; Prolla, TA; Roy, S; Coon, JJ*; Denu, JM.
CELL METABOLISM, 21 (4):637-646; 10.1016/j.cmet.2015.03.007 APR 7 2015.
Amorphous MoSxCly electrocatalyst supported by vertical graphene for efficient electrochemical and photoelectrochemical hydrogen generation.
Zhang, XW; Meng, F; Mao, S; Ding, Q; Shearer, MJ; Faber, MS; Chen, JH; Hamers, RJ*; Jin, S*.
ENERGY & ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE, 8 (3):862-868; 10.1039/c4ee03240c 2015.
Deterministic HOX Patterning in Human Pluripotent Stem Cell-Derived Neuroectoderm.
Lippmann, ES; Williams, CE; Ruhl, DA; Estevez-Silva, MC; Chapman, ER; Coon, JJ*; Ashton, RS.
STEM CELL REPORTS, 4 (4):632-644; 10.1016/j.stemcr.2015.02.018 APR 14 2015.
Functional Divergence of Heme-Thiolate Proteins: A Classification Based on Spectroscopic Attributes.
Smith, AT; Pazicni, S; Marvin, KA; Stevens, DJ; Paulsen, KM; Burstyn, JN*.
CHEMICAL REVIEWS, 115 (7):2532-2558; 10.1021/cr500056m APR 8 2015.
Tunable molecular orientation and elevated thermal stability of vapor-deposited organic semiconductors.
Dalal, SS; Walters, DM; Lyubimov, I; de Pablo, JJ; Ediger, MD*.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 112 (14):4227-4232; 10.1073/pnas.1421042112 APR 7 2015.
Thermal stability of vapor-deposited stable glasses of an organic semiconductor.
Walters, DM; Richert, R; Ediger, MD*.
JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS, 142 (13):10.1063/1.4916649 APR 7 2015.
Separation of Lignin from Corn Stover Hydrolysate with Quantitative Recovery of Ionic Liquid.
Underkofler, KA; Teixeira, RE; Pietsch, SA; Knapp, KG; Raines, RT*.
ACS SUSTAINABLE CHEMISTRY & ENGINEERING, 3 (4):606-613; 10.1021/sc500731c APR 2015.

Lubrizol. Research Chemist - Metals Processing in Wickliffe Ohio United States.
     •    Primary focus is formulating with metalworking additives
     •    Conduct occasional basic organic synthesis
     •    Work collaboratively with senior researcher to develop and evaluate novel metalworking (metal
          processing) additives and formulations
     •    Determine chemical structure-performance relationships
     •    Design, conduct and document rigorous scientific experimentation
     •    Interpret and communicate results to colleagues, sponsors and customers
     •    Collaborate with engineering team to support process development, scale-up, and process
     •    Qualify alternative components and raw materials
     •    Actively participate in project review meetings
     •    Build relationships with the global commercial and technical teams
     •    Build and maintain relationship with customers and suppliers
     •    Develop a good understanding of the intellectual property landscape and keep up with pertinent
     •    Follow safe laboratory practices
     •    Ph.D. in Chemistry
     •    Must have a good understanding of organic chemistry, structures and functionality
     •    Track record of innovative thinking and technical accomplishments
     •    Track record of designing and conducting rigorous scientific experimentation
     •    Excellent interpersonal skills are a must
     •    Ability to collaborate and interact with a diverse group of global colleagues
     •    Must be a self-starter who can lead and manage multiple projects independently with minimal
     •    Must be a team player who can work collaboratively in a multidisciplinary environment
     •    Must have excellent organizational and communication (written and verbal) skills
     •    Desire and willingness to learn, develop and grow as an individual
     •    Experience synthesizing, formulating and performance testing metalworking additives or related
          industrial technologies
Job: *Research and Development.
Title: Research Chemist - Metals Processing
Location: OH-Wickliffe
Requisition ID: 1501441
Apply Now at: http://lubrizol.jobs/wickliffe-oh/research-chemist-metals-processing/7E1....

Tennessee Technological University. Instructor: Department of Chemistry.  A full-time, nine (9) month, non-tenure-track appointment to begin August 1, 2015 (Full Benefits). This appointment can potentially be extended to include the 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 academic years and could be continued until TTU carries out a search for a tenure-track Organic Chemist.
Qualifications: A Ph.D. degree in Chemistry is required; Prior teaching experience is preferred.  Candidates must have a demonstrated potential to excel as an educator and ability to contribute to the teaching mission of the department, particularly Organic Chemistry and General Chemistry.  The candidates' research interests, should they desire to conduct research during this temporary appointment, should be in the general area of Organic Chemistry.
Essential Functions: The applicant will primarily teach undergraduate lecture and laboratory chemistry courses. Candidates will have the opportunity to further develop independent research during the term of their employment as space and funds allow. Applicants will be expected to demonstrate collegiality and cooperation within the Department, College, and University. Salary:  $43K
Application Procedure: Applicants must submit a resume, a Tennessee Technological University Application form, description of research plans (if applicable), teaching philosophy, copies of transcripts (official transcripts required on hire), and two (2) letters of recommendation. The application can be found at the following web address: http://www.tntech.edu/files/hr/forms/employment/Adjunct_Special_Term_Fac.... These materials may be sent via email (Jboles@tntech.edu) or US Mail to: Dr. Jeffrey O. Boles, Chair, Tennessee Technological University, Department of Chemistry, 55 University Dr., Cookeville, TN  38505.
Application Deadline: Initial review of application will begin immediately; applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
The Physical Sciences Collegiate Division (PSCD) of the University of Chicago invites applications for a Senior Lecturer in Chemistry. The Senior Lecturer will have responsibility for teaching general Chemistry courses and directing the Collaborative Learning program in Chemistry while helping to expand the program throughout the PSCD. The Senior Lecturer will also participate in course curriculum design, TA training and mentoring, student advising, and other contributions to a growing undergraduate program. The Senior Lecturer advises junior faculty on emerging pedagogical trends and developments for excellence in teaching.
Qualified applicants must have completed a PhD in Chemistry or related field and possess exceptional competence in teaching, superior academic credentials, and excellent organizational and leadership skills. The Senior Lecturer appointment would be ongoing with no set end date, but would be subject to reviews at least once every three years.
Applicants must apply through the University of Chicago Academic Career Opportunities website, https://academiccareers.uchicago.edu, select requisition #02584, and upload a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a teaching statement, and contact information for at least 3 references. Screening of applications will begin on June 1, 2015 and continue until the position is filled.  
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status or status as an individual with disability. The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity / Disabled / Veterans Employer.
The Department of Chemistry at Georgia State University anticipates hiring Lecturers and Limited Term Faculty Lecturer(s) for the academic year 2015-2016, pending budgetary approval. PhD required. Instruction will be in core chemistry lecture and lab courses ranging from introductory to advanced undergraduate lecture/laboratory courses. College level teaching experience preferred. Candidates with their highest degree from a foreign institution will require a foreign credential evaluation.
Mail CV, statement of teaching philosophy and 3 letters of reference to: Lecturer/Visiting Lecturer Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, Georgia State University, PO Box 3965, Atlanta GA 30303-3965.
Initial review will begin May 2015. Open until filled. Georgia State University, a Research University of the University System of Georgia, is an EEO/AA employer and encourages applications from women and people of color. Offers of employment will be conditional upon background verification
The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at The University of Toledo invites applications for up to four (4) one-year Visiting Assistant Professor positions. These positions, which are subject to budgetary approval, will start August 2015 and may be renewed for up to three (3) years. A Ph.D. degree in chemistry or a related discipline is preferred. Candidates with a masters' degree and past teaching experience will also be considered. The successful candidates will be expected to have a commitment to excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level in general, organic, analytical, biochemistry, inorganic or physical chemistry. Applicants should specify their field(s) of expertise. Opportunities for research collaboration with the current faculty are also possible for further professional development. The University is a comprehensive state institution in suburban Toledo with an enrollment of approximately 20,000 students. The University offers competitive salaries and an excellent package of benefits to its faculty. Further information on the department can be found on the departmental website (http://vvww.utoledo.edu/nsmichemistry/index.html). Applicants must submit a single pdf file to: https://jobs.utoledo.edu that includes a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and teaching statement. Applicants also should arrange for three reference letters to be sent to: utchem@utoledo.edu. Review of applicants will begin after May 1, 2015 and continue until the positions are filled.
St. Cloud State University .Assistant/Associate Professors in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Fixed-term, Non-tenure track, nine-month appointments. Salary and rank dependent upon academic qualifications and experience August 19, 2015
The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry in the College of Science and Engineering (COSE) at St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN has 14 full-time chemistry faculty positions and offers an American Chemical Society approved program. The department is well equipped with major instrumentation and research facilities, including an Agilent GC-MS, Agilent HPLC, JEOL NMR, JEOL SEM, an Asylum Instruments SPM, and a Bruker X-ray Diffraction System. Additional information about the College and the Department can be found at: http://www.stcloudstate.edu/cose/ and http://www.stcloudstate.edu/chemistry/.
The Chemistry and Biochemistry Department is seeking up to three full-time Fixed-Term Non-Probationary faculty positions contingent on funding. The responsibilities include teaching upper and lower division biochemistry, intermediate organic chemistry and introductory organic and biochemistry for allied health students, introductory chemistry/chemistry and the environment, and general chemistry, potentially in an online/hybrid format.
Faculty should be able to demonstrate effective teaching, conduct scholarly activities or research, continue preparation within discipline, contribute to student growth and development, and serve the department, university, and community.
     •    Ph.D. in Chemistry, Biochemistry or related fields.
     •    Evidence of ability to work with persons from culturally diverse backgrounds Preferred:
     •    Experience in teaching biochemistry, organic, general and/or introductory chemistry courses, to
          undergraduate students.
     •    Individuals with experience teaching chemistry courses in an online and/or hybrid format.
To apply for these positions directly, click on the web link: http://agency.povernmentjobs.com/stcloudstate/default.cfm (click "Apply" within this posting to complete
The completed application must include:
     •    Cover Letter
     •    Curriculum Vitae
     •    Teaching Philosophy Statement
     •    Copies of Transcript(s) (undergraduate/graduate/PhD); if advanced to finalist, official transcripts will
          be required.
     •    Name and contact information for three (3) current professional references
Contact Information for questions: E-mail: chemistryftnpsearch@stcloudstate.edu. The deadline for the receipt of all application materials is May 18, 2015. Materials received after this date cannot be guaranteed consideration.

National Bioenergy Center, Gregg Beckham. Our group has an immediate opening for a postdoctoral researcher in computational heterogeneous catalysis. I would appreciate if you could please send this announcement to students and current postdoctoral associates in your departments or groups.
This position will be an integral part of a large, multidisciplinary team of researchers conducting experimental and computational work towards improving catalysts for deoxygenation reactions relevant to biomass upgrading to fuels and chemicals. Successful candidates will use computational DFT tools to suggest improvements to catalysts and to elucidate molecular mechanisms for reactions of interest. Experience with VASP or other periodic DFT codes is essential.
Interested candidates should send a CV and a letter of interest to: Gregg Beckham, MSCEP, PhD., Senior Engineer, National Bioenergy Center, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, 15013 Denver West Parkway, Golden, CO 80401, Phone: (+01) 303-384-7806, Mobile: (+01) 617-960-7648, gregg.beckham@nrel.gov.
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