UW Madison Chemistry Newsletter for 8/04/2014

XXXVIII - No. 23 August 4th, 2014

We're very sad to report that Dr. Gene Wong (PhD 2012),  recent graduate of our Department, former
student in the Clark Landis research group, and friend to many, died last weekend in Seattle. At the time
of his death, Gene was a postdoctoral fellow for Professor Karen Goldberg at the University of
Washington.  Gene was known throughout the Department for his wide smile and cackling laugh, his keen
mind, and his unusual generosity to all.  We are devastated by Gene's loss.
We regret to inform you of the death of one of our Chemistry colleagues, Dr. Chetan Mahajan.  Chetan
received his PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin in 2013, and he was a
postdoc in the research group of Qiang Cui since November. Our condolences to his family and friends.
2014-15 Dates of Finance/Department Meetings
Department/Executive Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 9341 Chemistry

Sept 9, 2014 Oct 14, 2014 Nov 11, 2014 Dec 9, 2014
Feb 10, 2015 Mar 10, 2015 Apr 14, 2015 May 12, 2015

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

Sept 2, 2014 Sept 23, 2014 Oct 7, 2014 Oct 21, 2014 Nov 4, 2014 Nov 18, 2014
Dec 2, 2014 Dec 16, 2014 Jan 20, 2015 Feb 3, 2015 Feb 17, 2015 Mar 3, 2015
Mar 17, 2015 Apr 7, 2015 Apr 21, 2015 May 5, 2015 May 26, 2015  


Sunday, August 10th, 2014 - Department Special Event, 5:00 pm, Grand Ballroom C. "Department
Reception at ACS National Meeting (San Francisco)"
Monday, August 11th, 2014 - General Special Event, 8:00 am, Moscone Center South Building Esplanade
Ballroom 304. "Advancing Chemistry and Communicating Chemistry: Looking Around and Looking Ahead
with Bassam Shakhashiri"
Monday, August 18th, 2014 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 8335 Chemistry. Prof. Koushik
Venkatesan, University of Zurich "Seminar -TBA"
Wednesday, August 20th, 2014 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, 8335. Dr. Manabu Abe Professor of
Chemistry, Hiroshima University, Japan "Organic Seminar"
Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 - Graduate, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chemistry
Building - Seminar Hall. Professor Oleg Prezhdo, University of Southern California "Physical Chemistry
Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 - Department Special Event, 1:30 pm, 9341. "Department Meeting"
Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Susan
Kauzlarich, University of California - Davis "Seminar -TBA"
Thursday, September 11th, 2014 - Department Special Event, 4:00 pm, 9341 Chemistry. Cheri Barta &
Desiree Bates - Organizers, UW Madison Department of Chemistry "CHOPs Graduate Recruiting Event
Sept 11 - 13"
Thursday, September 11th, 2014 - Department, Materials, Physical Lecture, 4:00 pm, 1610 Engineering
Hall. Professor Joanna Aizenberg, Harvard University "Kramer Lecture"
Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 - Graduate, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315
Chemistry Building (Seminar Hall). Professor Lynden Archer, Cornell University "Physical Chemistry
Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Roald
Hoffmann, Cornell University "McElvain TBD"
Friday, September 19th, 2014 - Department Colloquium, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry (Seminar Hall). Dr.
William Banholzer, UW Madison Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering/Chemistry "William
Banholzer - Department Colloquium"
Saturday, September 20th, 2014 - Department Special Event, 12:00 pm, Rennebohm Park. GSFLC,
Monday, September 22nd, 2014 - Materials Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry (Seminar Hall). Prof.
Joshua Goldberger, Ohio State University "Materials Seminar"
Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 - Graduate, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315
Chemistry Building (Seminar Hall). Professor Julie Bitten, University of Michigan "Physical Chemistry
Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Professor Guangbin Dong,
UT Austin "Organic Seminar"
Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Wenbin
Lin, The University of Chicago "Seminar -TBA"
Friday, September 26th, 2014 - Department Colloquium, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Professor Andrew
Jorgensen, University of Toledo "Department Colloquium"
Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 - Graduate, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315
Chemistry Building (Seminar Hall). Professor Lai-Sheng Wang, Brown University "Physical Chemistry

[3+2] Photooxygenation of aryl cyclopropanes via visible light photocatalysis.
Lu, Z; Parrish, JD; Yoon, TP*.
TETRAHEDRON, 70 (27-28):4270-4278; 10.1016/j.tet.2014.02.045 JUL 8 2014.
A survey of diverse earth abundant oxygen evolution electrocatalysts showing enhanced activity from
Ni-Fe oxides containing a third metal.
Gerken, JB; Shaner, SE; Masse, RC; Porubsky, NJ; Stahl, SS*.
ENERGY & ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE, 7 (7):2376-2382; 10.1039/c4ee00436a JUL 2014.
Measuring the Formaldehyde Protein-DNA Cross-Link Reversal Rate.
Kennedy-Darling, J; Smith, LM*.
ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY, 86 (12):5678-5681; 10.1021/ac501354y JUN 17 2014.
Assessment of amide I spectroscopic maps for a gas-phase peptide using IR-UV double-resonance
spectroscopy and density functional theory calculations.
Carr, JK; Zabuga, AV; Roy, S; Rizzo, TR; Skinner, JL*.
JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS, 140 (22):10.1063/1.4882059 JUN 14 2014.
A Symposium in Honor of Peter B. Dervan, the 2014 ACS Chemical Biology Lectureship Award Winner.
Soares, JA; Kiessling, LL*.
ACS CHEMICAL BIOLOGY, 9 (6):1221-1223; 10.1021/cb5003703 JUN 2014.
Collagen-Based Biomaterials for Wound Healing.
Chattopadhyay, S; Raines, RT*.
BIOPOLYMERS, 101 (8):821-833; 10.1002/bip.22486 AUG 2014.
Bay-Type H center dot center dot center dot H "Bonding" in cis-2-Butene and Related Species: QTAIM
Versus NBO Description.
Weinhold, F*; Schleyer, PV; McKee, WC.
JOURNAL OF COMPUTATIONAL CHEMISTRY, 35 (20):1499-1508; 10.1002/jcc.23654 JUL 30 2014.
Building Proficient Enzymes with Foldamer Prostheses.
Mayer, C; Muller, MM; Gellman, SH*; Hilvert, D.
Angewandte Chemie-international Edition, 53 (27):6978-6981; 10.1002/anie.201400945 JUL 2014.
Advanced methods for the analysis of chromatin-associated proteins.
Guillen-Ahlers, H; Shortreed, MR; Smith, LM*; Olivier, M.
PHYSIOLOGICAL GENOMICS, 46 (13):441-447; 10.1152/physiolgenomics.00041.2014 JUL 2014.
Versatile Approach to Formation of Light-Harvesting Complexes on Nanostructured Metal Oxide Surfaces
via "On-Surface" Assembly.
Putans, BA; Bishop, LM; Hamers, RJ*.
CHEMISTRY OF MATERIALS, 26 (12):3651-3659; 10.1021/m500511d JUN 24 2014.
Diffusion-Assisted Photoexcitation Transfer in Coupled Semiconducting Carbon Nanotube Thin Films.
Grechko, M; Ye, YM; Mehlenbacher, RD; McDonough, TJ; Wu, MY; Jacobberger, RM; Arnold, MS; Zanni,

ACS NANO, 8 (6):5383-5394; 10.1021/nn4041798 JUN 2014.
A Dual-Catalysis Approach to Enantioselective [2+2] Photocycloadditions Using Visible Light.
Du, JN; Skubi, KL; Schultz, DM; Yoon, TP*.
SCIENCE, 344 (6182):392-396; 10.1126/science.1251511 APR 25 2014.
Overview of the Manitou Experimental Forest Observatory: site description and selected science results
from 2008 to 2013.
Ortega, J; Turnipseed, A; Guenther, AB; Karl, TG; Day, DA; Gochis, D; Huffman, JA; Prenni, AJ; Levin,
EJT; Kreidenweis, SM; DeMott, PJ; Tobo, Y; Patton, EG; Hodzic, A; Cui, YY; Harley, PC; Hornbrook, RS;
Apel, EC; Monson, RK; Eller, ASD; Greenberg, JP; Barth, MC; Campuzano-Jost, P; Palm, BB; Jimenez,
JL; Aiken, AC; Dubey, MK; Geron, C; Offenberg, J; Ryan, MG; Fornwalt, PJ; Pryor, SC; Keutsch, FN*;
DiGangi, JP; Chan, AWH; Goldstein, AH; Wolfe, GM; Kim, S; Kaser, L; Schnitzhofer, R; Hansel, A;
Cantrell, CA; Mauldin, RL; Smith, JN.
ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS, 14 (12):6345-6367; 10.5194/acp-14-6345-2014 2014.
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Dear faculty, staff and students,
Please mark your calendar for this year's CHOPs event which is approaching fast on Sept. 11-13.
Chemistry Opportunities (CHOPs) is a program that invites highly qualified underrepresented students to
the UW-Madison Chemistry Department for an all-expense paid weekend to explore the chemistry
graduate program. This year we have 15 confirmed participants.
We will attach a schedule of events closer to the date.  Keep watch for future emails on ways to
Best, Cheri Barta & Desiree Bates  
Hello everyone,
The 31st annual Snout-Out will take place from 12 pm - 4 pm on Saturday, September 20th, at
Rennebohm Park.
There will be plenty of food and drinks, and of course the softball tournament -
bragging rights are at stake! Registration forms will be sent out in mid-August, but for now, mark the date
on your calendar!
Thanks! The GSFLC.

Chemistry Lecturer. University of Wisconsin-Rock County. The Department of Chemistry at the University
of Wisconsin-Rock County in Janesville invites application for a part-time lecturer of Chemistry for the Fall
2014 and Spring 2015 semesters.
Qualifications: Candidate should have at least a Master's of Science degree in Chemistry or a very closely
related discipline.  Teaching experience at the university level is strongly desired.
Fall: Teach 3.4 contact hours of lab sections for CHE 125: Introduction to Chemistry and 3.4 contact hours
of lab sections for CHE 145: General Chemistry.
Spring: teach 6.8 contact hours of lab sections of CHE 155: General Chemistry II
Course descriptions can be found at: http://www.uwc.edu/catalog/. Start Date: The Fall contract begins on
August 25th, 2014.  Classes begin September 2nd, 2014. Depending on qualifications and number of
credit hours taught, the position pays $964-1105 per contact hour.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. To apply, submit the
     1.   A cover letter that relates your teaching philosophy to your experience and qualifications
     2.   Curriculum vita
     3.   Unofficial transcripts
     4.   Statement of preference regarding confidentiality. There is no penalty to applicants who wish to
           have their applications held in confidence.
     5.   Names and phone numbers of three references
Send your application by email to BOTH: Dr. Tricia Clasen (tricia.clasen@uwc.edu), Associate Dean for
Academic Affairs, UW-Rock Co., and Dr. Caroline Geary
(caroline.geary@uwc.edu), Chemistry
Department Chair.
Please direct questions about this position to Dr. Clasen at the email address above, or
by phone at 608.758.6565 x325. A criminal background check is a condition of employment. UW-Rock
County is an AA/EO employer and encourages women, members of minority groups and veterans to
apply. This notice will be posted on the UW-Colleges employment website at:
http://www.uwc.edu/jobs/faculty/ and at the UW-Rock County employment website at:

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at New Mexico State University (NMSU), Las Cruces,
invites candidates with a Ph.D. in Chemistry or a closely related area to apply for a full-time, nine-month
non-tenure-track lecturer position at the College Assistant Professor level (Position #718317) beginning
either January 2015 or August 2015. Primary teaching assignments will include general chemistry and
undergraduate-level organic chemistry, both lecture and laboratory. Successful candidates must have
demonstrated excellence in teaching undergraduate lecture or laboratory courses and be committed to
providing quality undergraduate education. Applicants must submit three letters of reference, a cover
letter, CV, copy of transcripts with degree posted, statement of professional goals and teaching
philosophy, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. NMSU is a public, land grant, minority-serving
institution recognized by the Carnegie Foundation as a RU/H (Research University with high research
activity) institution. For more information see: http://www.chemistry.nmsu.edu/.
Applications should be submitted on-line at: https://jobs.nmsu.edu/. New Mexico State University is an
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer; Minorities, Females, Veterans, and those with a Disability
are encouraged to apply. To begin Searching for Job Openings, please click "Search Jobs" in the left
navigation section (Quicklink: http://jobs.nmsu.edu/postings/18404). To apply for Job Openings, please
create an account by clicking the "Create Account" link. If you need assistance, please contact Human
Resource Services at (575) 646-8000.
Review of applications will begin October 1, 2014. NMSU is an
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and encourages applications from women and
underrepresented minority candidates.
The Amherst College Department of Chemistry
https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/departments/chemistry invites applications for a fulltime
tenure-track or tenured appointment in organic chemistry beginning in July 2015. This is an open-rank
search. A senior appointment with tenure will be contingent upon a tenure review. The position requires a
Ph.D. in Chemistry and calls for teaching primarily organic chemistry at the introductory undergraduate
level. Opportunities for teaching in advanced and interdisciplinary courses and programs are also
available. The successful candidate will be expected to establish a vigorous research program in
experimental organic chemistry in which undergraduates can substantively participate. Additionally, he or
she will demonstrate competence and sensitivity in working in a department in which students are broadly
diverse with regard to gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion. Applicants
should submit electronically to:
https://apply.interfolio.com/25258 a cover letter, curriculum vitae,
statement of teaching philosophy, detailed description of their research plans, and confidential letters of
recommendation. Applicants should also arrange for the forwarding of official undergraduate and graduate
transcrpts to: Ms. Catherine Stillerman, Academic Department Coordinator, Department of Chemistry,
Amherst College, P.O. Box 5000, Amherst, MA 01 002-5000.
Review of materials will begin September
19, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled.
Assistant Professor Theoretical & Computational Chemistry. The Department of Chemistry at the
University at Buffalo (UB) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in theoretical &
computational chemistry at the Assistant Professor level. All relevant research areas will be considered;
candidates with interests in materials research, structure and dynamics of bio-organic or bio-inorganic
systems, electron dynamics, multi-scale modeling of complex systems down to the quantum level, or
development of new electronic structure methods, are particularly encouraged to apply. An assistant
professor is expected to develop a vigorous, externally funded research program, to be committed to
teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels, to mentor students, and to serve the department,
university, and discipline.
Applicants should upload their application package (in PDF format) to:
https://www.ubjobs.buffalo.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=57304, including: cover letter, Curriculum
Vitae, teaching statement, research proposals (ten page limit), and names and contact information
(including address, email, phone numbers) for three references. References will be asked to submit letters
online at:
Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. Questions
may be addressed to tcsearch@buffalo.edu.

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