Saturday, January 21, 2017

Chemistry Bumper Cars, 2017

In the age of globalization, Reddit, DM, and coffee shops, it's surprising when you don't hear about a faculty move at least two months ahead of it becoming reality.

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Last year's list has grown ungainly, and so it's time for a new batch. Same rules apply: If you hear of a move, please tell me in the comments, and I'll post in the "Pending Confirmation" section. Escape from pending purgatory involves sending me a link or other documentation from the new institution. Happy speculating!

Moves

Nathan Gianneschi (UCSD to Northwestern)
Karen Goldberg (Washington to Penn)
Laura Kiessling (Wisconsin to MIT)
Chenglong Li (OSU to Florida)
Christopher McCurdy (Mississippi to Florida)  thanks, Cunningham!
Randall Peterson (Harvard MGH to Utah, admin)
Ronald Raines (Wisconsin to MIT)
Kirk Schanze (Florida to UT-San Antonio)
Daniel Seidel (Rutgers to Florida)
James Skinner (Wisconsin to Chicago)
Greg Verdine (WaVe, WuXi Venture, Eleven, Fog)
Michael Wolfe (Harvard Med to Kansas)
Roy Wollman (UCSD to UCLA)
Chengguo Xing (Minnesota to Florida)  one source


Pending Confirmation

Andreas Lendlein (HZG to Texas A+M)
Carlos Silva (Montreal to Georgia Tech)
Junrong Zheng (Rice to Peking)



Very unlikely method - too much H2O gets into the deuterium oxide...


New Hires

Samuel Awuah (Kentucky)   thanks, Lippard lab!
Jean-Luc Ayitou (Illinois Institute of Tech)
Eszter Boros (Stony Brook)
Carlos Carrero (Auburn)  three sources
Christopher Dares (FIU two sources
Eric Detsi (UPenn)
Evan Joslin (U of the South)  one source
Jessica Kramer (Utah Bioengineering)
Ashley Longstreet (Tampa)   two sources
Tomoyasu Mani (UConn)
Andrew Nieuwkoop (Rutgers)
Michael Norris (Richmond)  one source
Eric Price (Saskatchewan)
Rebecca Quardokus (UConn)
Madalyn Radlauer (San Jose State)  personal communication
Jennifer Rupp (MIT)
Zachary Smith (MIT)
Mark Tibbitt (ETH)  one source
Gael Ung (UConn)
Konstantinos Vogiatzis (Tennesseeone source


Pending Confirmation

Jeff Bandar (Colorado State)
Christopher Hendon (Oregon)

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For 2016 moves, click here
For 2015-2016 moves, click here

For 2014-2015 moves, click here.
For 2012-2013 moves, click here

35 comments:

  1. Ashley Longstreet (MIT postdoc) to University of Tampa

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    1. If you are willing to take my word for it, I have a "personal communication" that Ashley Longstreet as accepted at Tampa. She will start in the fall and will be working on photoredox catalysis.

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  2. Carlos carrero isn't pending, he's been at Auburn since August of this year:
    http://www.eng.auburn.edu/programs/chen/faculty/#carrero

    http://www.ccarrerogroup.com/news/

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  3. Jean-Luc Ayitou

    https://science.iit.edu/people/faculty/jean-luc-ayitou

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  4. "Very unlikely method - too much H2O gets into the deuterium oxide..."

    Perhaps, but what makes it even more unlikely is that the SS United States is moldering away at a dock near Philly--and when I say moldering, I mean that the decay is visible from an airplane coming in to PHL to land. It's sad.

    Back to the happier news about hiring....

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  5. Daniel Suess new hire at MIT
    http://chemistry.mit.edu/daniel-suess-join-department

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    1. Got him on last year's list, thanks!
      http://justlikecooking.blogspot.com/2016/02/chemistry-bumper-cars-2016-2017.html

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  6. Chris McCurdy Mississippi to Florida Medicinal Chemistry: http://pharmacy.ufl.edu/faculty/christopher-mccurdy/

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  7. Samuel Awuah to University of Kentucky
    http://lippardlab.mit.edu/news

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  8. Chris Hendon from MIT to join University of Oregon

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    1. The coffee master! I wonder if he will make coffee for his colleagues.

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  9. Nathan Gianneschi to Northwestern

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    1. Yup I heard the same thing. Great catch of NW!

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    2. Returning to his alma mater, nice.

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    3. This may be why UCSD has multiple openings this year!

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  10. Chenglong Li, OSU to UFlorida

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  11. New hire: Eszter Boros at Stony Brook University
    http://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/chemistry/news/inthespotlight.html
    http://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/chemistry/faculty/Boros.Eszter.html

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  12. Jeff Bandar (Lambert PhD, Buchwald PostDoc) new hire at Colorado State University.

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  13. http://www.chem.colostate.edu/dr-jeff-bandar-to-join-faculty-in-august-2017/

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    1. He's got a page up at CSU:

      http://www.chem.colostate.edu/people/jsbandar/

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  14. xingchen ye from alivisatos group to IUB

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  15. heard the rumor that scarborough from emory is quitting academia and going to industry

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    1. I just looked at his publication record, he is probably quitting because he won't get tenure. His publication record is kind of shitty, only 6 papers in the past 6 years. That definitely doesn't cut it for tenure.

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    2. He's already at Syngenta.

      https://www.linkedin.com/in/chris-scarborough-17191a52

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    3. Decision was not motivated by tenure but by having more interest in industrial research. No need to start unsubstantiated rumors.

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  16. Semin Lee from Jeffrey Moore's group, new hire at LSU (http://www.lsu.edu/science/chemistry/people/Faculty/divisions/Organic_Division.php)

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  17. Long Luo from Dick Crook's group postdoc/ Henry White group PhD. is a new hire at Wayne State
    http://chem.wayne.edu/luogroup

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  18. Jiwoong Lee (Ben List PhD, Jeff Long PostDoc) new hire at Copenhagen University. http://jiwoonglee1222.wixsite.com/leelab

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  19. Alexey Silakov joins Chemistry Department of Penn State http://chem.psu.edu

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  20. University of South Dakota news: https://twitter.com/ChemProfCramer/status/833463509606400001

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