UW Madison Chemistry Newsletter for 9/22/2014

XXXVIII - No. 27 September 22nd, 2014

2014-15 Dates of Finance/Department Meetings

Department/Executive Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 9341 Chemistry

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 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


Monday, September 22nd, 2014 - Materials Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry (Seminar Hall). Prof. Joshua Goldberger, Ohio State University "Solid-state Materials at the Atomic Scale"
Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 - Chemical Biology, Graduate, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building (Seminar Hall). Professor Julie Biteen, University of Michigan "Single-Molecule Imaging and Plasmon-Enhanced Fluorescence: Understanding of Bacterial Function on the Nanoscale"
Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Professor Guangbin Dong, UT Austin "Organic Seminar"
Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 - Environmental Chemistry Seminar (CEE 909), Noon, 1800 Engineering Hall. Nathan Johnson, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Civil Engineering, U. Minnesota,  Duluth. "Evaluating the Impact of Sulfate on Freshwater Resources in Northern Minnesota"
Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Wenbin Lin, The University of Chicago "Seminar -TBA"
Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 - General Lecture, 4:00 pm, Room 159 Education Building. Professor Bassam Shakhashiri, UW-Madison Department of Chemistry "Opportunities and Challenges in Graduate Research and Education"
Friday, September 26th, 2014 - Department Colloquium, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Professor Andy Jorgensen, University of Toledo "Department Colloquium"
riday, September 26th, 2014 - Department Colloquium, 3:30 pm, Chemistry Room 1315. Prof. Andy Jorgenson, University of Toledo "Global Climate Change: What Is It? How Will It Affect Us? Can We Reduce the Impact By Our Actions?"
Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 - Graduate, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building (Seminar Hall). Professor Lai-Sheng Wang, Brown University "Electrospray Photoelectron Spectroscopy: From Multiply Charged Anions to Ultracold Anions"
Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Shannon Boettcher, University of Oregon "Seminar -TBA"
Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 - Analytical, Physical Lecture, 12:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Khalid Salaita, Emory University "Using light to visualize and manipulate molecular forces in living systems"
Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 - General, Graduate Special Event, 4:00 pm, Chemistry 1381 (Graduate Computer Lab). Ariel Andrea, Chemistry Librarian, UW-Madison "Managing Citations with EndNote"
Monday, October 6th, 2014 - Department, Graduate, Physical, Theoretical Lecture, 2:00 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor George C. Schatz, Northwestern University "Silver and Gold Nanoparticles"
Monday, October 6th, 2014 - Materials Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry (Seminar Hall). Prof. Franz Geiger, Northwestern University "Materials Seminar"
Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 - Department, Graduate, Physical, Theoretical Lecture, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor George C. Schatz, Northwestern University "Using self-assembly to make functional materials"
Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 - Department, Graduate, Physical, Theoretical Lecture, 2:00 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor George C. Schatz, Northwestern University "Challenges with harnessing the properties of carbon nanotubes and graphene for making strong materials"
Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Kenneth Suslick, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign "Seminar -TBA"
Thursday, October 9th, 2014 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chemistry - Seminar Hall. Professor Robin Yonggui Chi, Nanyang Technological University "Organic Seminar"
Thursday, October 9th, 2014 - Analytical, Graduate Seminar, 12:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Dr. Allison Doerr, Sr. Editor of Nature Methods "Analytical McElvain Seminar (Title TBA)"
Friday, October 10th, 2014 - Graduate, Physical, Theoretical Special Event, 5:00 pm, Garner Park - 333 S. Rosa Road. "Physical Chemistry Picnic"
Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 - Graduate, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building (Seminar Hall). Professor Rodney Priestly, Princeton University "Physical Chemistry Seminar"
Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 - Department Special Event, 1:30 pm, 9341. "Department Meeting"
Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Professor Uttam Tambar, UT Southwestern "Organic Seminar"
Thursday, October 16th, 2014 - Analytical, Physical Seminar, 12:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Lynn Mazzoleni, Michigan Technological Institute "Analytical Seminar (Title TBA)"
Friday, October 17th, 2014 - Department Special Event, 8:30 am, "Chemistry Board of Advisers Meeting"
Saturday, October 18th, 2014 - Department Special Event, 10:00 am, Room 1351 Chemistry Building. Professor Bassam Shakhashiri, Department of Chemistry "Science is Fun Extravaganza at the Wisconsin Science Festival"
Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 - Graduate, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building (Seminar Hall). Professor William Wimley, Tulane University "Physical Chemistry Seminar"
Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 - Analytical Lecture, 12:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry (Seminar Hall). Prof. Andrew Marcus, University of Oregon "Analytical Seminar (Title TBA)"
Monday, October 27th, 2014 - Department, Graduate, Physical, Theoretical Lecture, 2:00 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry Building (Seminar Hall). Professor Cynthia Friend, Harvard University "Science as a Vehicle for Meeting Societal Challenges"
Monday, October 27th, 2014 - Analytical, Chemical Biology, Department, Materials Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Dr. Rana Mohtaki, TEMA TTC Toyota "McElvain Materials Seminar"
Tuesday, October 28th, 2014 - Department, Graduate, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building (Seminar Hall). Professor Cynthia Friend, Harvard University "Catalysis for Sustainable Chemical Production Surface Chemistry Guiding Catalyst Discovery"
Wednesday, October 29th, 2014 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Linda Doerrer, Boston University "Seminar -TBA"

Measurement of NMDA receptor antagonist, CPP, in mouse plasma and brain tissue following systemic administration using ion-pair LC-MS/MS.
Gemperline, E; Laha, K; Scarlett, CO; Pearce, RA; Li, LJ*.
ANALYTICAL METHODS, 6 (16):6389-6396; 10.1039/c4ay01168f AUG 21 2014.
Synthesis and scavenging role of furan fatty acids.
Lemke, RAS; Peterson, AC; Ziegelhoffer, EC; Westphall, MS; Tjellstrom, H; Coon, JJ*; Donohue, TJ.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 111 (33):E3450-E3457; 10.1073/pnas.1405520111 AUG 19 2014.
Practical Aerobic Oxidations of Alcohols and Amines with Homogeneous Copper/TEMPO and Related Catalyst Systems.
Ryland, BL; Stahl, SS*.
Angewandte Chemie-international Edition, 53 (34):8824-8838; 10.1002/anie.201403110 AUG 18 2014.
[2+2] Cycloaddition of 1,3-Dienes by Visible Light Photocatalysis.
Hurtley, AE; Lu, Z; Yoon, TP*.
Angewandte Chemie-international Edition, 53 (34):8991-8994; 10.1002/anie.201405359 AUG 18 2014.
Non-native acylated homoserine lactones reveal that LuxIR quorum sensing promotes symbiont stability.
Studer, SV; Schwartzman, JA; Ho, JS; Geske, GD; Blackwell, HE*; Ruby, EG.
ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY, 16 (8):2623-2634; 10.1111/1462-2920.12322 AUG 2014.
Plant Responses to Bacterial N-Acyl L-Homoserine Lactones are Dependent on Enzymatic Degradation to L-Homoserine.
Palmer, AG; Senechal, AC; Mukherjee, A; Ane, JM; Blackwell, HE*.
ACS CHEMICAL BIOLOGY, 9 (8):1834-1845; 10.1021/cb500191a AUG 2014.
Ultrafast pump-probe and 2DIR anisotropy and temperature-dependent dynamics of liquid water within the E3B model.
Ni, YC; Skinner, JL*.
JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS, 141 (2):10.1063/1.4886427 JUL 2014.
Iron-catalyzed kinetic resolution of N-sulfonyl oxaziridines.
Williamson, KS; Sawicki, JW; Yoon, TP*.
CHEMICAL SCIENCE, 5 (9):3524-3527; 10.1039/c4sc01371a SEP 2014.
Functional Evolution of Ribonuclease Inhibitor: Insights from Birds and Reptiles.
Lomax, JE; Bianchettl, CM; Chang, A; Phillips, GN; Fox, BG; Raines, RT*.
JOURNAL OF MOLECULAR BIOLOGY, 426 (17):3041-3056; 10.1016/j.jmb.2014.06.007 AUG 26 2014.
In-Depth Identification of Protein Sequence Variants and Posttranslational Modifications in 10 Human Cell Lines.
Cesnik, AJ; Shortreed, MR; Sheynkman, GM; Frey, BL; Smith, LM*.
n ->pi* Interactions Engender Chirality in Carbonyl Groups.
Choudhary, A; Newberry, RW; Raines, RT*.
ORGANIC LETTERS, 16 (13):3421-3423; 10.1021/ol5012967 JUL 4 2014.
Identification of ante-mortem prion disease biomarkers.
Gushue, DL; Herbst, A; Li, LJ*; McKenzie, D; Aiken, J.
PRION, 8 78-78; S APR-JUN 2014.
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Public Engagement: One of the hallmarks of the Wisconsin Initiative for Science Literacy. Www.scifun.org.
     •    Saturday, October 18th. Science is Fun Extravaganza with Theodore Gray at the Wisconsin
          Science Festival. 10:00 a.m., Room 1351 Chemistry Building
     •    Sunday, November 30th. Once upon a Christmas Cheery, In the Lab of Shakhashiri 2:00 p.m..
          Wisconsin Union Theater
The Wisconsin Alumni Association is now accepting nominations for its top honor, the Distinguished Alumni Award. The deadline is October 10.
You'll recognize this as a great opportunity to widely share inspiring stories of alumni whose lives and careers reflect the excellence of your schools, colleges, departments and units on campus. It also provides a dynamic platform for you and your unit leaders to join WAA in directly engaging with these honorees.
We hope you will share this opportunity with your campus colleagues and stakeholders, and consider a nomination of your own. Here's where to start: http://www.uwalumni.com/about/alumni-awards/distinguished-alumni-awards/....
About WAA's Distinguished Alumni Award: The Distinguished Alumni Awards are the highest honor bestowed by the Wisconsin Alumni Association. Since 1936, WAA has been presenting the awards to the most prestigious graduates of UW-Madison for their professional achievements, contributions to society and support of the university. Learn more and see this year's honorees at: http://www.uwalumni.com/about/alumni-awards/distinguished-alumni-awards/.


Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in Chemical Biology, University of California, Davis. The Department of Chemistry in the Division of Mathematical and Physical Sciences and the Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Medicine in the School of Medicine seek to fill a joint tenured or tenure-track professorial position in the area of Chemical Biology involving research in biological chemistry that can translate into biomedical research applications. Candidates must possess the degree of PhD, MD/PhD or equivalent and show exceptional scientific creativity and productivity. The successful tenured candidate will be expected to maintain a high quality extramurally funded research program, demonstrate excellence in the teaching of graduate, undergraduate, and medical students, and possess a strong commitment to providing service to the department, university, and professional communities. The successful tenure-track candidate will be expected to demonstrate interest, and the potential to achieve such a record, in the areas of research, teaching and service.
Fields of particular interest include but are not limited to molecular imaging, theranostics, and new chemistry for biomedical science. Further information on the Chemistry Department is linked at: http://chemistry.ucdavis.edu/. Interested candidates should upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, names and addresses of three references, statement of research and a statement of teaching to: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF00334. This position will be "Open Until Filled", but for full consideration applications should be completed by October 31, 2014. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
The Department of Chemistry at The University of Tennessee at Knoxville (UTK, www.chem.utk.edu) invites applications for two tenure track faculty positions in the area of Analytical Chemistry, broadly defined. Ideally, the applicant's proposed research program will augment existing expertise in the department. Both positions are at the rank of Assistant Professor and require a Ph.D. degree in chemistry, or a closely related field, and at least one year of experience as a post-doctoral research associate. One of these positions is structured for a candidate having additional experience as an independent researcher and scholar. Successful candidates are expected to develop an internationally recognized, externally funded research program and will contribute to the Department's teaching and service missions.
The University of Tennessee at Knoxville (UTK) is the flagship campus of the University of Tennessee system with an enrollment of >21,000 undergraduate and ~6,000 graduate students. The Chemistry Department is in a vigorous growth phase and currently consists of 29 full-time faculty members, nine lecturers and lab directors, ~20 postdoctoral associates, ~140 graduate students, and ~220 chemistry majors. The Department offers excellent support facilities including five NMR spectrometers (solution and solid state), four mass spectrometers ranging from walk-on to proteomics instruments, a Raman spectrometer, powder and single crystal X-ray diffractometers, and a fully equipped, state-of-the-art polymer characterization laboratory.
The University and in particular the Chemistry Department enjoy strong collaborative research ties to the nearby Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). All of our faculty members have unique collaborative research opportunities with ORNL, UTK-ORNL Joint Institutes for Biological Sciences, Computation, Neutron Sciences, and Advanced Materials as well as the Genome Science and Technology School. A strong teaching commitment to undergraduate and graduate education is expected. Successful applicants will contribute to the Department's teaching mission in analytical and general chemistry courses on the undergraduate level as well as in graduate level classes within the applicant's area of expertise. The Knoxville campus of the University of Tennessee is seeking candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University.
A competitive start-up package will be provided to supply the successful candidates with the time and funds required to initiate a strong research program. Furthermore, The University of Tennessee at Knoxville is located in the vicinity of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and offers a high quality of life. Appointments are expected to begin on August 1, 2015. Interested applicants are requested to submit a cover letter, CV, description of proposed research, and teaching philosophy as one pdf document to: analyticalsearch@ion.chem.utk.edu. Furthermore, applicants should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to the same email address. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2014 and continue until the positions are filled.

Lubrizol. R&D Chemist PhD in Midland Michigan, United States. As a Research Chemist, your innovations will impact our future. Your primary focus will be researching fundamental chemical structure-performance relationships and applying that research to new product development.
Roles and Responsibilities:
     •    Understand and comply with all applicable internal corporate and external health, safety and
          environmental policies; act consistently with corporate standards of integrity
     •    Determine chemical structure-performance relationships
     •    Conduct organic synthesis of new target compounds when required
     •    Perform independent research in a multidisciplinary environment on complex issues
     •    Utilize advanced chemical knowledge, data, modelling and statistical tools to solve technical challenges
     •    Design, conduct and document rigorous scientific experimentation
     •    Interpret and communicate results to colleagues, sponsors and customers
     •    Actively participate in project review meetings
     •    Build relationships with the global commercial and technical teams
     •    Develop a good understanding of the intellectual property landscape and keep up with pertinent literature
     •    Provide technical support to commercial team through product development efforts and
          customer-directed research programs.
     •    Anticipate, determine, and understand customers' unmet needs and market trends and apply product technologies to satisfy those requirements
     •    Participate in industry conferences and symposiums as required by the management team
     •    Provide support to customers
Initiate and organize laboratory work to meet multiple assignments and objectives.
Requirements   Education, Experience, Skills:
     •    Ph.D. in Chemistry required
     •    Track record of innovative thinking and technical accomplishments
     •    Ability to work independently and cooperatively in a multidisciplinary environment
     •    Excellent organizational and communication skills
     •    Excellent decision making, problem solving skills, and the ability to interpret and translate experimental results into customer needs
     •    Ability to generate new and creative approaches to new product development and problem solving; demonstrate flexibility in thinking
     •    Ability to set objectives and identify resources/processes to accomplish goals
     •    Ability to anticipate, identify, and effectively assess issues/situations, gather data and background information, analyze information and determine steps for solution
     •    Ability to maintain an accurate clear legal record of experimental results and provide written summaries and interpretation of results
     •    Strong organizational, interpersonal, written and oral communication skills
     •    Strong team focus
     •    Willingness to travel as needed
Considered a Plus:
     •    Knowledge of lubricant formulations and lubricant technologies through experience on the bench and experience with product manufacturers or key raw material suppliers
     •    Knowledge and experience of tribology mechanisms and tribological testing
     •    Tribological test equipment design
     •    Thermodynamic modeling of gas/liquid systems
     •    Phase behavior, equations of state and their practical application
Job: Research and Development. Primary Location: North America-United States-MI-Midland. Req ID: 1402122.
To Apply go to:
http://lubrizol.jobs/midland-mi/rd-chemist-phd/02C23D6087EF4504A4F42124F... and click on the "Apply Now" Link.
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