UW Madison Chemistry Newsletter for 7/22/2013

XXXVII - No. 22 July 22nd, 2013

On behalf of the Aldrich Graduate Student Innovation Award (GSIA) Committee, we would like to congratulate John Lukesh on being selected as a 2013 GSIA Awardee! John is a Graduate student in Professor Ron Raines' Labs. This national award is limited to the first 200 applications, with 8 prizes awarded.
The Award comes with $1000 cash, an iPad 3, and an all-expense paid trip to the 2013 GSIA Symposium at the Aldrich campus in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. All awardees give a short presentation on their research (20-25 minutes with 5 minutes Q&A) at the Symposium, scheduled for Thursday, August 15th, 2013. Congratulations John!!
2013 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

Monday, July 29th, 2013 - General Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. Brad Steinhoff, Eastman Chemical Company "Methanol Carbonylation Without Added Alkyl Halides Using Ionic Liquids"
Friday, August 2nd, 2013 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Professor Chulbom Lee, Seoul National University "Seminar"
Wednesday, August 21st, 2013 - Department Special Event, 1:00 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Chemistry Faculty, UW Madison "Faculty Presentations for First-Year Graduate Students"
Thursday, August 22nd, 2013 - Department Special Event, 9:00 am, , 9:00 am, 1315 Chemistry. "Faculty presentations for 1st year graduate students"
Friday, August 23rd, 2013 - Department Special Event, 9:00 am, , 9:00 am, 1315 Chemistry. "Faculty presentations for 1st year graduate students"
Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013 - Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Patrick Charbonneau, Duke University "Physical Chemistry Seminar"
Thursday, September 5th, 2013 - Materials Seminar, 12:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Bart Bartlett, University of Michigan "Material Seminar"
Sunday, September 8th, 2013 - Department Special Event, 5:00 pm, "Department Reception at ACS National Meeting (Indianapolis)"
Tuesday, September 10th, 2013 - Graduate, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 4:00 pm, 1800 Engineering Hall. Professor David A. Weitz, Harvard University "Kramer Lecture in Physical Chemistry"
Friday, September 13th, 2013 - Department Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Melanie Cooper, Michigan State University "Discipline-Based Education Research: An NRC Report from an Emerging Field ChemEd Series"
Tuesday, September 17th, 2013 - Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Ken Merz, University of Florida "Physical Chemistry Seminar"
Wednesday, September 18th, 2013 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Guy Bertrand, University of California, Riverside "TBD"
Tuesday, September 24th, 2013 - Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Jorg Wrachtrup, University of Stuttgart "Physical Chemistry Seminar"
Tuesday, September 24th, 2013 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Professor Matt Sigman, The University of Utah "Organic seminar"
Wednesday, September 25th, 2013 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Cliff Kubiak, University of California, San Diego "TBD"

Semi-automated liquid chromatography-mass spectrometric imaging platform for enhanced detection and improved data analysis of complex peptides.
Zhang, ZC; Jiang, S; Li, LJ*.
JOURNAL OF CHROMATOGRAPHY A, 1293 44-50; 10.1016/j.chroma.2013.03.042 JUN 7 2013.
Structural Characterization of Peptide Oligomers Containing (1R,2S)-2-Aminocyclohexanecarboxylic Acid (cis-ACHC).
Choi, SH; Ivancic, M; Guzei, IA*; Gellman, SH*.
EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF ORGANIC CHEMISTRY, (17):3464-3469; SI 10.1002/ejoc.201300118 JUN 2013.
n ->pi* Interactions of Amides and Thioamides: Implications for Protein Stability.
Newberry, RW; VanVeller, B; Guzei, IA*; Raines, RT*.
Journal of the American Chemical Society, 135 (21):7843-7846; 10.1021/ja4033583 MAY 29 2013.
Highly Potent Inhibitors of Quorum Sensing in Staphylococcus aureus Revealed Through a Systematic Synthetic Study of the Group-III Autoinducing Peptide.
Tal-Gan, Y; Stacy, DM; Foegen, MK; Koenig, DW; Blackwell, HE*.
Journal of the American Chemical Society, 135 (21):7869-7882; 10.1021/ja3112115 MAY 29 2013.
A defined glycosaminoglycan-binding surface facilitates endoderm differentiation of human embryonic stem cells.
Hernandez, BA; Wrighton, PJ; Klim, JR; Kiessling, LL*.
"Shrink-to-Fit" Superhydrophobicity: Thermally-Induced Microscale Wrinkling of Thin Hydrophobic Multilayers Fabricated on Flexible Shrink-Wrap Substrates.
Manna, U; Carter, MCD; Lynn, DM*.
ADVANCED MATERIALS, 25 (22):3085-3089; 10.1002/adma.201300341 JUN 11 2013.
Differential Impact of beta and gamma Residue Preorganization on alpha/beta/gamma-Peptide Helix Stability in Water.
Shin, YH; Mortenson, DE; Satyshur, KA; Forest, KT; Gellman, SH*.
JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 135 (22):8149-8152; 10.1021/ja403319q JUN 5 2013.
Generation of Rhodium(I) Carbenes from Ynamides and Their Reactions with Alkynes and Alkenes.
Liu, RH; Winston-McPherson, GN; Yang, ZY; Zhou, X; Song, WZ; Guzei, IA*; Xu, XF; Tang, WP.
JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 135 (22):8201-8204; 10.1021/ja4047069 JUN 5 2013.
Aerobic Dehydrogenation of Cyclohexanone to Cyclohexenone Catalyzed by Pd(DMSO)(2)(TFA)(2): Evidence for Ligand-Controlled Chemoselectivity.
Diao, TN; Pun, D; Stahl, SS*.
JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 135 (22):8205-8212; 10.1021/ja4031648 JUN 5 2013.
Aerobic Dehydrogenation of Cyclohexanone to Phenol Catalyzed by Pd(TFA)(2)/2-Dimethylaminopyridine: Evidence for the Role of Pd Nanoparticles.
Pun, D; Diao, TN; Stahl, SS*.
JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 135 (22):8213-8221; 10.1021/ja403165u JUN 5 2013.
OH and HO2 radical chemistry during PROPHET 2008 and CABINEX 2009-Part 1: Measurements and model comparison.
Griffith, SM; Hansen, RF; Dusanter, S; Stevens, PS; Alaghmand, M; Bertman, SB; Carroll, MA; Erickson, M; Galloway, M; Grossberg, N; Hottle, J; Hou, J; Jobson, BT; Kammrath, A; Keutsch, FN*; Lefer, BL; Mielke, LH; O'Brien, A; Shepson, PB; Thurlow, M; Wallace, W; Zhang, N; Zhou, XL.
ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS, 13 (11):5403-5423; 10.5194/acp-13-5403-2013 2013.
Interplay of surface chemical composition and film thickness on graphoepitaxial assembly of asymmetric block copolymers.
Kim, M; Han, E; Sweat, DP; Gopalan, P*.
SOFT MATTER, 9 (26):6135-6141; 10.1039/c3sm50307k 2013.
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Stanford University, Department of Chemistry. Our department is seeking applicants for a tenured faculty position in the area of Theoretical Chemistry. Applicants are expected to have renowned scholarly achievements at the frontier of theoretical chemistry. Candidates must have a record of outstanding success in creative theoretical research as well as a proven commitment to excellence in teaching undergraduate and graduate students. Applications can be submitted electronically to: AcademicJobsOnLine.Org. (https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/2754), OR, Mailed to: STANFORD UNIVERSITY, Department of Chemistry, Mudd Bldg, Room 121, 333 Campus Dr., Stanford, CA 94305-4401, Attn: Faculty Affairs Officer, and should include:
     •    Current curriculum vitae & publications list
     •    Brief statement of research interests
     •    Teaching Statement
For full consideration, materials must be received by: September 1, 2013. Appointment commences on or after: September 1, 2014.

The NSF supported Center for Selective C-H Functionalization is pleased to announce the creation of a new Communicating Chemistry Postdoctoral Fellow position. At a time when effective, fluent communication and dissemination of significant scientific advancements to a broad and diverse audience are of the upmost importance, the CCHF seeks to be at the forefront of this revolution. This position will be pivotal in realizing the CCHF’s ambitions to develop novel and innovative forms of communicating state-of-the-art science. Candidates must have an interest in engaging not only in revolutionary scientific research but also mastering various methods of communicating chemistry to the public, particularly through animations, digital/social media, science journalism, exhibits, television/radio, and public events. Furthermore, they will explore, test and assess new methods and technologies for this dissemination. The candidate for this position must have a Ph.D. in chemistry, preferably with a focus on C-H Functionalization. We estimate that half of the Fellow¡|s time will be spent conducting lab-based research in one of the Emory-based Center member labs (Davis, Blakey, MacBeth, and Musaev), while the remaining half of the Fellow’s time will focus on research communication activities with the Center’s Director of Education, Outreach, and Diversity and staff. Opportunities and training in communicating research to public audiences will be provided. In turn, the Fellow will use these skills to enhance the Center’s research and outreach activities. This position is ideal for candidates interested in pursuing careers in academia, industry, or nontraditional pathways in Chemistry.
The overall goals of this post-doctoral fellowship are to:
     •    Perform and publish high-quality collaborative research in the field of C-H Functionalization
     •    Promote chemical literacy among diverse public and professional audiences through participation in
          effective communication of science seminars/workshops, 3D animation training, and special
     •    Expand the Center¡|s reach and impact on diverse audiences by building its capacity to            communicate its research in a variety of formats
     •    Learn more about the spectrum of career opportunities available to future Chemists.
Fellowship Requirements:
     •    This is a full- time 1 year postdoctoral fellowship position.
Candidate Eligibility:
     •    Must have a Ph.D. in Chemistry, preferably with a focus in C-H Functionalization.
     •    Requested documents must be submitted via email by August 9, 2013.
     •    *Candidates from underrepresented groups in Chemistry are strongly encouraged to apply.
Candidate Application Documents:
     •    Current curriculum vitae or resume
     •    Statement of Interest (include your proposed research, interest in science research communication, & a brief explanation of how this fellowship will be useful in the achievement of your future career goals)
     •    Letters of recommendation from two previous supervisors/employers
     •    If you are currently a post-doctoral student within the Center, a letter of support from your current
          research supervisor is required.
Contact Information: Application materials & inquiries should be directed to: Dr. Monya Ruffin, CCHF,
Director of Education, Outreach, and Diversity, Emory University Email:
cchfresearchopps@nsf-cchf.com; Phone: (404) 727-9075.
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