The Weekly Newsletter of the MIT Chemistry Department
Volume 12, Number 33
Friday, November 1, 1996
Next issue: November 8,1996. Chemformation is published by the Office of the Department Chairman. The deadline for the next issue is Tuesday, November 5th. Please convey items of interest (or mailing list changes) to Linda Earle, Room 18-393, Department of Chemistry, MIT, Cambridge, MA 02139, 617/253-4080; 617/258-7500 (fax) or email to firstname.lastname@example.org Back issues of Chemformation can be accessed via the Chemistry Department Website.
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- Dr. Mike Scott
- Lippard Group
- "Carbon-Carbon Bond Forming Reactions with Group 4 Tropocoronand Complexes"
- Wednesday, November 6, 1996
- 4:00 p.m. in Room 6-120
- Refreshments @ 3:45 p.m. in Room 6-321
- Seminar in Inorganic Chemistry
- Theodore S. Widlanski
- Indiana University
- "New Paradigms for the Development of Enzyme Inhibitors"
- Thursday, November 7, 1996
- 4:00 p.m. in Room 6-120
- Refreshments foyer of 6-120 @ 3:45 p.m.
- Seminar in Biological Chemistry
- Professor Charlie Riordan
- Kansas State University
- "Bioorganometallic Chemistry: From Modeling Nickel-Containing Enzymes to Photodynamic Therapy"
- Wednesday, November 13, 1996
- 4:00 in Room 6-120
- Refreshments @ 3:30 pm in 6-321
- Seminar in Inorganic Chemistry
- Dr. Harald Hess
- Bell Laboratories/Lucent Technologies
- "Observing Quantum Caverns Using Near Field Spectroscopy"
- Thursday, November 14, 1996
- MIT 5:00 p.m. in Room 6-120
- Refreshments @ 4:30 p.m. in 6-233
- Harvard/MIT Physical Chem Seminar
Baby Congratulations !!
Congratulations to Professor Steve Buchwald and his wife Susan Haber on the birth of their son Nathan Haber-Buchwald who weighed in at 8 pounds and 5 ounces born on October 29th,1996 at 8:31 p.m. at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Mother, baby and especially Dad are all doing great.
Glass Blowing Services Available
Bob DiGiacomo will be coming in on Wednesdays or Thursdays to pick up any glass blowing work that you may have available. Please bring any work to room 6-031 or call Ed Utas or John Annese at 3-4505. Bob will do the work on a first-come basis.
Help Get Organized!
Call Ed Utas at 253-4505 or stop by Room 6-026 if students, faculty or staff need help in organizing their MIT space!
- SRI International in Charleston, South Carolina: Has a client seeking a pigment chemist in the St. Louis, MO area. Must have 3-5 years in developing pigments for food and cosmetic colorants. Should have strong organic background and working knowledge of spectrophometric and spectroscopic analytic techniques and instrumentation. Must understand physical properties of organic dyes and how surface characteristics affect properties such as shade, etc. Please contact: John Wigginton at 800-837-5627 or fax a resume to 803-572-4045.
- Pirelli Cables of North America, Lexington, SC: Seeks a polymer chemist with a minim MS in Chemistry who possesses extensive knowledge and experience in the operation and capabilities of analytic equipment, knowledge of polymer behavior and properties and technical writing skills. Interested individuals should fax their resumes to: Mr. Patrick Coplen at 803-957-8654. For more information contact: Dr. Stephen H. Foulger at Pirelli Cable Corp. 710 Industrial Drive, Lexington, SC 29072 or e-mail him: email@example.com or call him at 803-356-7760.
- University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida: Seeks postdoctoral fellow to work in the research group of David Micha involving work on first principles quantum molecular dynamics, and its applications to interactions in the gas phase, in clusters, and at solid surfaces. The applicant should have experience on molecular dynamics and the use of electronic structure computational software. Familiarity with Fortran, Unix, OSS and good communication skills are desirable. Contact Prof. David A. Micha, 366 Williamson Hall, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611-8435.
- Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA: Has an opening for a postdoctoral associate in synthesis and properties of nanoparticles in solution and/or on support for study of catalysis and to collaborate with the femtosecond laser researchers in the group of Professor M. A. El-Sayed to study the rapid relaxation dynamics of the photo-excited nanoparticles as a function of the size and shape. Contact: Professor M.A. El-Sayed, School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 30332-0400.
Please note, unless otherwise specified, most faculty positions require a resume, short description of research plans and to arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent directly to the specific university or college.
- Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881: The following position was advertised in the September 23, 1996 issue of Chemical and Engineering News. Applicants should note that a CV must be received by the November 4th deadline (with other materials to follow shortly) in order to be considered for this position. Marquette University seeks tenure-track assistant professor for Fall 1997. All areas of chemistry will be considered with a preference for biophysical and bioanalytical chemistry. Applications for higher rank will be considered. Postdoctoral experience preferred. Teaching excellence and development of a vigorous fundable research program are expected. Submit CV, detailed research proposal, budget of start-up costs, statement of teaching interests and philosophy, and arrange for 3 letters of recommendation to be sent to: Chair of the Faculty Search Committee, Marquette University, Department of Chemistry, P.O. Box 1881, Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881 FAX: (414) 288 - 7066. The application deadline is November 4, 1996. Application materials and/or inquiries may also be addressed to the members of the search committee listed below.
Prof. Scott Reid (physical) REIDS@VMS.CSD.MU.EDU
Prof. Michael Ryan (analytical) 6169RYANM@VMS.CSD.MU.EDU
Prof. Mark Steinmetz (organic and inorganic) 6565STEINMET@VMS.CSD.MU.EDU
Jeanne M. Hossenlop (414) 288-3537 (414) 288-7066 [FAX] 6123HOSSENLO@VMS.CSD.MU.EDU
- Temple University, Philadelphia, PA: Seeks applicants for two positions in the area of analytical and inorganic chemistry for the fall of 1997. The candidates should possess strong commitment to teaching at both graduate and undergraduate levels. Please address correspondence to: Chair, Faculty Selection Committee, Department of Chemistry, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA 19122. Check the web at http://www.chem.temple.edu
- The University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA: Initiating searches for up to three tenure-track faculty for appointments in the areas of analytical, inorganic and organic chemistry. Applicants should be excellent teachers and researchers. Send applications by November 15th to Professor Andrew D. Hamilton, Chair, Department of Chemistry, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260.
- University of Nebraska, Omaha, NE: Applications and nominations are sought for Department Chairman. Position is available on July 1st. Direct inquiries to: Professor David Smith, Chemistry Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, University of Nebraska at Lincoln, Lincoln, NE, 68588-0304.
- Florida International University, Miami, FL: Invites applications for two tenure-track positions in organic and in analytical chemistry for fall of 1997. Research interests should emphasize the biomedical and environmental aspects of chemistry. Send materials to: Faculty Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, Florida International University, Miami, FL 33199-0036.
- Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI: Invites physical chemists to apply for two positions for those interested in experimental and theoretical chemistry. Send applications including future research plans to: Gerald T. Babcock, Chairman, Department of Chemistry, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MIT 48824-1322.
- University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL: Searching for the right candidate for assistant professor of organic chemistry for 1997-98. Primary interest is that the candidate should be bright, energetic, enthusiastic, and imaginative with extraordinary potential for research and teaching. Send inquiry to: Professor Paul W. Bohn, Head, Department of Chemistry, University of Illinois, 505 S. Mathews Avenue, Urbana, Illinois 61801 and you may call him directly at 217-333-6310.
- University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN: Asking for applications from organic, analytical and physical chemists for June 1997 or later. Applications must be received by November 30, 1996. Forward materials to: Faculty Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, University of Minnesota, 207 Pleasant Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455. Contact the Department at 612-626-7541
- Tulane University, New Orleans, LA: Candidates sought for positions in inorganic and organic chemistry, preference being given to those candidates complementing current research efforts. Submit materials to: Chair, Organic or Inorganic Search, Tulane University, Department of Chemistry, New
Orleans, LA, 70118.
- College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA: Invites any specialty of chemistry for open positions for fall of 1997. Send materials to: Search Committee, Dept. of Chemistry, College of William and Mary, P.O. Box 8795, Williamsburg, VA 23187-8795.
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