Volume 15, Number 18
Friday, May 21, 1999
Chemformation is published by the Office of the Department Chairman. Please convey items of interest (or mailing list changes) to Linda Earle, Room 18-390, Department of Chemistry, MIT, Cambridge, MA 02139, 617/253-4080; 617/258-7500 (fax) or e-mail to email@example.com. Back issues of Chemformation can be accessed via the Chemistry Department Website.
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Thursday, May 27, 1999
Professor Eiichi Nakamura|
4:00 p.m. in Room 6-120
Seminar in Organic Chemistry
Refreshments @ 3:30 in Norris Room
Undergraduate chemistry majors were honored for their achievements and service at the 1999 Chemistry Awards Dinner, held at the Hyatt Regency in Cambridge on May 12th. The evening began with an address by guest speaker, Professor Emeritus Frederick D. Greene.
The Alpha Chi Sigma Award, given in recognition of outstanding achievement in research, scholarship and service to the department was given to Joshua Bittker, a senior from Katowah, NY and Jason Wong, a senior from Clifton, VA.
The Undergraduate Research Award, given in recognition of outstanding research in the field of chemistry by an undergraduate, was given to Iat Chio Chan, a senior from New York, NY, Susan Lang, a senior from Fairfield, CT, and J. Christopher Thomas, a senior from Hugo, MN.
The Frederick D. Greene Teaching Award, given in recognition of outstanding teaching in the field of chemistry by an undergraduate, was given to Matthew Bowman from Wray, CO. Three seniors received the Merck Index award for outstanding scholarship: Shirley Mihardja of Daly City, CA, Nathan Scott of Guilford, CT, and Alina Vrabioiu of Bucharest, Romania.
Songpon Deechongkit, a senior from Washington, DC, was the recipient of the American Institute of Chemists Foundation Award, for outstanding achievement, ability, leadership and character.
Stop by and say hello to Keysha Jones, who is a recent addition to the staff of the Undergraduate Education Office, located in Room 2-204. Keysha is looking forward to meeting and working with the faculty, staff and students in the Department. She can be reached at ext.3-7271 and her email is: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 10th Edition of the Minority & Women Doctoral Directory will be published in Fall 1999. If you are interested in being included, please pick up a Release Form from the Department's Headquarters Office (18-390) or the Chemistry Education Office (2-204). Form can also be downloaded from www.mwdd.com.
Complete the Form and submit it with a rÈsumÈ to M.-T. Kouo or Kitty Valleli in 18-390. Listing is free for the first listing. Updates are available to students and graduates listed in the prior editions for $20. Deadline: 8/31/99.
Call Ed Udas at 253-4505 or stop by room 4-065 if students, faculty, or staff need help in organizing their MIT space.
Also, 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 4-064 or call Ed Udas or John Annese at 3-4505. Bob will do the work on a first-come, first-served basis.
The Institute of Solid State Physics A postgraduate position in Surface Physics leading to a PhD is available at the Institute of Solid State Physics in Graz, Austria. The topic of this work is the experimental investigation of the degrees of freedom of desorbing molecules by using laser spectroscopy (REMPI). Financial support is granted for three years (ATS 200.000.- per year). Application please send to Prof. A. Winkler, Institute of Solid State Physics, Technical University Graz, Petersgasse 16 A-8010 Graz, Austria, Phone: ++43 316 873 8463, e-mail: email@example.com
Nanoscale Physics Research Laboratory Birmingham University, UK. Up to 4 post-doc positions are available in the Nanoscale Physics Research Laboratory at Birmingham University, UK. Preference is for candidates with experience in experimental surface science, cluster science or instrumentation/devices. Projects include. (i) UHV STM, HREELS etc to explore physics and chemistry of size-selected clusters of metals or semiconductors on surfaces, (ii) manipulation/dissociation of individual molecules or passivated clusters with the STM, (iii) chemical preparation of surface films and applications in friction. Please ask potential candidates to make contact by e-mail to:- nprl.bham.ac.uk
Research Associate positions, experimental surface/nano physics Summer '99. Research areas: surface/nano physics with emphasis on magnetic and electronic properties of 1D, 2D and 3D nanostructures, magnetic superlattices, memory materials, spin electronics and devices, spin-polarized electron spectroscopies, magnetic scanning microscopies, focused ion beam nano-lithography, magneto-optical Kerr effect, scanning tunneling microscopy/spectroscopy. Experience with electron beams, ion beams and UHV is required. Send resume and three letters of recommendation to: Prof. Carl Rau, Physics Department, MS61, Rice University, P.O.Box 1892, Houston, TX77251, USA. Rice University is an EO/AA employer.
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.
The University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK: Applications are invited for two new positions in the School of Chemistry, which received a Grade 5 in the last Research Assessment Exercise. Candidates with research interests in any area of physical chemistry, chemical physics, or theoretical chemistry will be welcomed, although preference may be given to applicants whose interests will broaden the present research base in the Physical Chemistry section of the School. Applications are invited from candidates at different stages of their careers; that is, from those with established positions seeking to advance their careers, as well as those seeking their first tenured position. The successful applicants will be expected to initiate and develop strong research programmes and to teach at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. It is hoped to have both appointees in post by the start of next academic year. The closing date for applications is June 11, 1999. Further particulars may be obtained from: Staffing Services, The University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT. Tel: 0121-414-6486; fax: 0121-414-4802; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Informal enquiries can be made to: Professor Ian W.M. Smith FRS at the School of Chemistry: Tel: 0121-414-4422; fax: 0121-414-4426; E-mail: email@example.com or Professor Peter P. Edwards FRS Head of the School of Chemistry. Tel: 0121-414-4379; fax: 0121-414-4403; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lehigh University: position of Chair of Department. Should possess administrative and leadership experience and have an outstanding record of accomplishment in teaching and research. Send application by October 16th to: Chair Search Committee, Dept. of Chemistry, Lehigh University, 6 East Packer Avenue, Bethelhem, PA 18015-3172.
Wichita State University, Wichita, KS: Seeks assistant professor for fall of 1999 or spring of 2000 with experience in mass spectrometry instrumentation; also to teach analytical chemistry. Send materials to: Prof. W. Robert Carper, Chair of Search Committee, Dept. of Chemistry Wichita State University, Wichita, KS 67260-0051, Tel.(316-978-3120), Fax: (316) 978-3431. Email: email@example.com Check their website at: http://www.mrc.twsu.edu/chemistry
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