Thursday, December 28, 2017

Chemistry Bumper Cars, 2018

Multiple anonymous internet comments agree: Faculty moves still occur with rapidity and fluidity. Think of them like a "jobs plasma," flowing around major campuses every few years.

The 2017 list had grown like a wild blackberry bramble, so it needed a trim. If you hear of an impending 2018 move, please tell me in the comments, and I'll post in the "Pending Confirmation" section. Escape from this purgatory involves sending me a link or other documentation from the new institution. Happy speculating!

Moves

Nozomi Ando (Princeton to Cornell)  two sources
Alan Aspuru-Guzik (Harvard to Toronto)  three sources
Yimon Aye (Cornell to EPFL)
Mark Banaszak Holl (Michigan to Monash)
Christoph Bostedt (Northwestern to EPFL)
Kenneth Brown (Georgia Tech to Duke ECE)
Tim Cernak (Merck to Michigan)
Philip Cole (JHU to Harvard)
Qiang Cui (Wisconsin to BU)
Tanja Cuk (Berkeley to UC Boulder)
Li Deng (Brandeis to Westlake Inst, China)
Eilaf Egap (Emory to Rice)
Aaron Esser-Kahn (UCI to Chicago)
Fabien Gagosz (CNRS to Ottawa)
Sharon Hammes-Schiffer (UIUC to Yale)
Eva Harth (Vanderbilt to Houston)
Jen Heemstra (Utah to Emory
Ryan Hili (UGA to York)
Rong Huang (VCU to Purdue)  
Kami Hull (UIUC to UT Austin)
Tristan Lambert (Columbia to Cornell
Jared Lewis (Chicago to Indiana)
Fu-Sen Liang (UNM to CWRU)
Michael McGehee (Stanford to UC Boulder)
Brian McNaughton (CSU to Delaware)
Christian Melander (NC State to Notre Dame)
Pere Miro (UNF to South Dakota)  
Garrett Miyake (UC Boulder to Colorado State
Bill Morandi (Max Planck to ETH)
Peter Nemes (GWU to UMD - College Park)
Jens Norskov (Stanford to DTU)
Hien Nguyen (Iowa to Wayne State)
Rob Paton (Oxford to Colorado State)  
Christine Payne (Georgia Tech to Duke ME)
Poul Petersen (Cornell to RUB)
Scott Phillips (PSU to Boise State) 
Jen Pokorski (CWRU to UCSD)
Mario Rivera (Kansas to LSU)
Michael Rubenstein (UNC to Duke)
Jayaraman Sivaguru (North Dakota to BGSU)
Christine Thomas (Brandeis to Ohio State)
Bill Tolman (Minnesota to Washington U St. Louis)  thanks, Chemjobber and Bill!
Jeff Van Humbeck (MIT to Calgary)
Greg Verdine (Fog or LifeMine)
David Walt (Tufts to Wyss Institute
Ryan White (UMBC to Cincinnati
Elizabeth Young (Amherst to Lehigh)
Junrong Zheng (Rice to Peking) 

Pending Confirmation

Karena Chapman (Argonne to Stony Brook)
Ming Hammond (Berkeley to Utah)
Tom Mallouk (PSU to Penn)
Douglas Philip (St. Andrews to Northwestern)  two sources
Ian Webb (PNNL to IUPUI)


OK, it's an imperfect employment metaphor, but stellar profs *are* like mutant superheroes....right?

New Hires

Netz Arroyo (JHU)
Bram Axelrod (Purdue)
Keriann Backus (UCLA Biochem)
Buz Barstow (Cornell)
Kwabena Bediako (Berkeley)
Elizabeth Bess (UCI)
Ambika Bhagi-Damodaran (Minnesota)
Aaron Bloomfield (Duquesne)
Zarko Boskovic (Kansas)
Jennifer Bridwell-Rabb (Michigan)
Carl Brozek (Oregon)
Carson Bruns (UC Boulder)
Jonathon Caranto (Central FL)
Amanda Cook (Oregon)
Luke Davis (Tufts)
Selvan Demir (MSU)
Megan Fieser (USC)
Joseph Fournier (Wash U St. Louis)
Stephen Fried (JHU)
Rebecca Gieseking (Brandeis)
Robert Gilliard (UVA)
Grace Han (Brandeis)
Hee-Sun Han (Illinois)
Scott Hansen (Oregon)
Jordan Harshman (Auburn)
Dugan Hayes (URI)
Mark Hedglin (Penn State)
Shabnam Hematian (UNCG)
Raul Hernandez Sanchez (Pitt)
Glen Hocky (NYU)
Scott Horowitz (University of Denver)
Ashlee Howarth (Concordia)
Ying Hu (UIC)
Tao Huan (UBC)
Michael Inkpen (USC)
Jiangbing Jiang (Cincinnatti)
Tim Johnstone (UCSC)
Rashad Karimov (Auburn)
Christopher Kelly (VCU)
Sarah King (Chicago)
Lydia Kisley (CWRU)
Abigail Knight (UNC Chapel Hill)
Joshua Kogot (Miss State)
Kevin Kou (UC Riverside)
Mike Larsen (Western Washington)
Steven Lopez (Northeastern)
Marek Majewski (Concordia)
Lara Malins (ANU)
Amanda Manhart (Temple)
Jeff Martell (Wisconsin)
Jarad Mason (Harvard)
Jesse McDaniel (Georgia Tech)
Quentin Michaudel (Texas A+M)
Jeff Mighion (Kent State)
Phillip Milner (Cornell)
Thomas Montgomery (Duquesne)
Shuming Nie (UIUC)
Lea Nienhaus (FSU)
Lisa Olshansky (UIUC)
Zachariah Page (UT Austin)
Malay Patra (TIFR)  
Amanda Patrick (Miss State)
Shauna Paradine (Rochester)
Joe Patterson (UCI)
Nicholas Race (Minnesota)
Monika Raj (Auburn)
Lindsay Repka (Middlebury)
Jon Rittle (Berkeley)
Anthony Rojas (Salisbury)
Sudeshna Roy (Ole Miss)
Michael Ruggiero (UVM)
Tomce Runcevski (SMU)
Joel Smith (FSU)
Rachel Steinhardt (Syracuse)
Troy Stich (Wake Forest)
Alexandra Strom (Smith)  two sources
John Swierk (Binghamton)
Sesha Vempati (IIT Bhilai)
Bess Vlaisavljevich (South Dakota) 
Wenjing Wang (Michigan)
Alison Wendlandt (MIT)
Sidney Wilkerson-Hill (UNC)
Xin Yan (Texas A+M)
Elizabeth Young (Lehigh)
Ran Zhao (Alberta)


Pending Confirmation

Robert Comito (Houston)
Scott Cushing (Caltech)
Ryan Hadt (Caltech)
Neel Shah (Columbia)


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For 2017 moves, click here
For 2016 moves, click here
For 2015 moves, click here
For 2014 moves, click here.
For 2012-2013 moves, click here

329 comments:

  1. Saw this recently. You could call this 2017-2018:

    https://chemistry.cas2.lehigh.edu/content/welcome-professor-elizabeth-young

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    1. She was previously at Amherst, so dunno if this is a new hire.

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  2. Christian Melander (NC State to Notre Dame) http://chemistry.nd.edu/people/christian-melander/

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  3. Scott Horowitz is University of Denver, not CU Denver (they're different!)

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  4. Trauner moved in the summer, not new for 2018. Niu and Wang also started during the 2017 academic year and were on last year's list.

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  5. Didn't see on last year's list, but Lindsay Repka started at Middlebury this last semester

    http://www.middlebury.edu/academics/chem/faculty/node/555137

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  6. Michael Rubenstein (UNC to Duke) http://mems.duke.edu/faculty/michael-rubinstein

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  7. Robert Comito to Houston

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  8. Hien Nguyen from University of Iowa to Wayne State University http://chem.wayne.edu/faculty/nguyen/index.html

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    1. I heard that he moved to Wayne State as Carl Johnson Endowed Chair. Just saw his profile on Wayne State's website

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  9. Sivaguru to BGSU
    https://www.bgsu.edu/arts-and-sciences/chemistry/faculty/jayaraman-sivaguru.html

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  10. Hee-Sun Han (MIT PhD, Harvard postdoc) was hired at Illinois in Fall 2017.

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  11. Douglas Philp from St Andrews to Northwestern

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    1. What is the source for this? Seems highly unlikely

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    2. His name is already in Northwestern directory:
      http://directory.northwestern.edu/?pq=philp+affiliations%3Demployee&query=handle%3D53616c7465645f5f4fa9e6c91574866887d0f498990c7c915506ddefd6cc33144c053667c937bc76d130eb77060d5f5f&more=1&a=0

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    3. He's listed as an **adjunct professor**. not exactly evidence of a poach.

      could be evidence of a sabbatical.....or a collaboraton requiring 'employee' status.

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    4. Doug is moving to Northwestern to be part of a super group nominally headed by Fraser Stoddart. I guess it comes with a lot of freedom and funding to do his own work.

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  12. Where is the people that interviewed for this cycle? Some of them probably got the offer already

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  13. Mark Banaszak Holl has left Michigan to become chair of Chemical Engineering at Monash University

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  14. In addition to Rashad Karimov, Monika Raj and Jordan Harshman started working at Auburn last semester (Fall 2017). Raj was previously faculty at Seton Hall.

    Source: http://www.auburn.edu/cosam/faculty/chemistry/

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  15. New hires at Berkeley -
    Kwabena Bediako
    Jon Rittle

    https://chemistry.berkeley.edu/news/college-chemistry-welcomes-new-professors

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  16. Jonathon Caranto (Postdoc at Cornell, Lancaster group) to Central Florida University.
    https://sciences.ucf.edu/chemistry/people/caranto-jonathan/

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  17. Buz Barstow (Princeton Researcher) starting at Cornell
    https://bee.cals.cornell.edu/people/buz-barstow

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  18. fyi the Smith hire is *Alexandra Strom, not Alison

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  19. Joel Smith (Scripps postdoc) to Florida State: https://twitter.com/GargLab/status/952543822659035136

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    1. https://www.chem.fsu.edu/smith-bio.php

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  20. Yeah, Nozomi Ando will move to Cornell this summer (summer 2018)

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  21. Did Jeff Van Humbeck move from MIT to the University of Calgary? His group webpage hasn't been updated (http://vanhumbeck.squarespace.com/), but he is listed as an assistant professor on the University of Calgary's website (http://www.ucalgary.ca/chem_info/profiles/jeffrey-van-humbeck) and not on MIT's (http://chemistry.mit.edu/people/faculty).

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    1. Yep, he's already there. From what I understand it was solving a two-body problem (plus moving back to Canada doesn't look so bad in the current political climate...)

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    2. It must suck for his students who are in year 4. Kind of a dick move to abandon ship when the students are so close to finishing.

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    3. Not really, i believe they will have a choice and finish their degree at MIT. I have seen it often when PIs move senior students and even postdocs stay in the original school and finish their work there. It is the semi-new students who have to move. But then again they will alos have a choice to stay and switch advisors.

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    4. All the grad students in his group switched to a new advisor at MIT last summer/autumn

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    5. Anyone knows why he moved back to Canada?

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    6. Solving the two body problem.

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    7. It clearly had nothing to do with his mediocre performance at MIT.

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    8. March 02 Anon. I wouldn't be surprised if this part of the reason. A single paper after 4 years doesn't cut it, unless it is solving the origin of life.

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    9. Even then, that wouldn't cut it

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    10. David MacMillan bet on this guy ... pushed him a lot. I had a friend at Princeton; she said he was good, but not that much better than others in the MacMillan group. One more misjudgement of MacMillan ... Know at least 2 people from his group who so badly wanted academia, and did not have any support from MacMillan! And they had tons of papers ... Where is this world going?

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  22. Amanda Patrick is a new hire at Mississippi State University

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    1. Source: https://www.chemistry.msstate.edu/highlights/dr-amanda-patrick-join-msu-assistant-professor-chemistry/

      A few others from this year's cycle...
      Duquesne has made two hires, Aaron Bloomfield and Thomas Montgomery.
      Sources: (see news box) http://www.duq.edu/academics/schools/natural-and-environmental-sciences/academic-programs/chemistry-and-biochemistry

      http://www.duq.edu/academics/faculty/aaron-bloomfield
      http://www.duq.edu/academics/faculty/thomas-montgomery

      Tufts has made one hire, Luke Davis.
      Source: http://chem.tufts.edu/faculty/davis/index.html

      Temple has made one hire, Amanda Manhart.
      Sources: (see news box) https://chem.cst.temple.edu/
      https://chem.cst.temple.edu/manhart.html

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  23. Qiang Cui from UW Madison to Boston U
    http://www.bu.edu/chemistry/

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  24. Time to go through and moderate the comments again - the wizards are back.

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  25. Anthony Rojas (Buchwald) new hire at Salisbury University.

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  26. Does anyone know what's happening with Jared Lewis?

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    1. No, but I'm very curious. I saw he had an interview at Indiana, December I think, judging by their seminar calendar.

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    2. Did he not get tenure?

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    3. no, not at Chicago

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    4. He interviewed at Iowa, Temple, Indiana, Minnesota, and Michigan. I believe he got the offers from Iowa, Temple, and Indiana and is still waiting to hear from Michigan and Minnesota.

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    5. He didn't interview at Michigan.

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    6. Offers aren’t accurate either

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    7. He didn’t interview at MN either

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    8. Rumor is Illinois (unconfirmed)

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    9. Lots of fake news with respect to JL. Wish the speculation would stop.

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    10. JCL's own perspective on his tenure case. https://twitter.com/JCLewisLab/status/976285415526117381

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    11. Jared's moving to Indiana: https://twitter.com/JCLewisLab/status/977943935363567617

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  27. Who knows where Alison Wendlandt (Jacobsen Postdoc) is going?

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    1. Hopefully MIT. She gave a phenomenal talk. She'll likely have her pick of the litter though.

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    2. MIT. See: http://chemistry.mit.edu/alison-wendlandt-join-department

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  28. Two new hires at USC Inorganic:
    Megan Fieser and Michael Inkpen
    Confirmation via Brutchey Lab Twitter and Megan's personal facebook announcement https://twitter.com/BrutcheyGroup/status/961311577298296832

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  29. UVM has a new hire in P-Chem: Michael Ruggiero -- see twitter feed on their webpage.https://www.uvm.edu/cas/chemistry

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  30. Shuming Nie to UIUC https://chemistry.illinois.edu/directory/profile/nies

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    1. Actually he is in Bioengineering at UIUC, and has a zero time appointment in chemistry.

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  31. Anyone knows whether Raul Hernandez Sanchez (Nuckolls postdoc) has decided where to go?

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    1. Between this and the Wendlandt comment (that's in the same format), it seems like someone on an inorganic committee (or competitor) is trying to figure things out.

      Both have had interviews just in the past week or two, so it is extremely unlikely that either have made a decision. A lot of the places they've interviewed have not even sent offers out already.

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    2. I could go to his office and ask him LOL :-P

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    3. Ditto to Anon 11:46, I felt this and the previous comment were unprofessional. Wait until its officially announced or if the person themselves announce rather than asking...

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    4. Eh. They've each had too many interviews. I'd like them settled and out of the way so the rest of us mere peons can possibly advance instead of this waiting purgatory. So walk down the hall and pester him. And where IS Wendlandt going?

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    5. probably mit

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    6. Good for her!

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    7. And where IS Raul Hernandez Sanchez going?

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  32. Shabnam Hematian (Gray Postdoc) to UNC Greensboro

    https://chem.uncg.edu/department-welcomes-new-faculty-member-dr-shabnam-hematian/

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  33. Shauna Paradine (Jacobsen postdoc) to Rochester.

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    1. Confirmed on her website: https://scholar.harvard.edu/sparadine/home

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    2. Also on the Rochester chemistry site: http://www.sas.rochester.edu/chm/people/faculty/paradine-shauna/index.html

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  34. Does anyone know what's happening with Jeff Martell - postdoc with Jeff Long and PhD with Alice Ting? He interviewed at a lot of top places (MIT, Princeton, Wisconsin, and etc).

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    1. How about Sidney Wilkerson-Hill? Also interviewed at a lot of top places (MIT, Princeton and etc). Outcompeted by Alison Wendlandt?

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    2. Wilkerson-Hill to UNC.

      http://www.chem.unc.edu/people/faculty/wilkerson-hill/index.html

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    3. Good for him. I figured he was just testing the waters this year and was going to get a paper out or Emory before really diving in. Guess that's unnecessary when you're already so qualified.

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  35. Abigail Knight to UNC Chapel Hill

    https://www.abigailsknight.com

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  36. Ambika Bhagi-Damodaran to Minnesota

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    1. https://chem.umn.edu/news/ambika-bhagi-damodaran-phd-joins-chemistry-faculty

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  37. Tim Cernak (Merck) to Michigan
    https://lsa.umich.edu/chem/people/faculty/tcernak.html

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  38. Kevin Kou hired at UC Riverside https://twitter.com/Vy_Dong_Group/status/967083474380242944

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  39. Ming Hammond to University of Utah.

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  40. Poul B. Petersen to Ruhr-Universität Bochum, RUB from Cornell University

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    1. Are there any physical chemists left at Cornell?

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  41. New hires at University of Southern California Chemistry - Michael Inkpen (currently postdoc at Columbia University with Latha Venkataraman and Philippe Hapiot); and Megan Fieser (postdoc at Minnesota with Bill Tolman). Per department news: http://chem.usc.edu/dept/allnews.php

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  42. Anyone knows if Emily Weinert is moving or is she staying at emory?

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  43. Raul Hernandez Sanchez to Univ of Pittsburgh

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    1. http://www.chem.pitt.edu/news/department-chemistry-pleased-announce-addition-ra-l-hern-ndez-s-nchez-faculty-fall-semester

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  44. Brian McNaughton - Colorado State University to University of Delaware

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    1. Announced on his twitter account (@mcnaughton_lab).

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    2. wow. good pick up for Delaware!

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    3. conformation on this. score for Delaware

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    4. chair or boat? ;)

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    5. https://www.chem.udel.edu/people/full-list-searchable/mcnaught

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  45. Rachel Steinhardt to Syracuse
    https://twitter.com/jenn_prescher/status/968883932971245568

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  46. Norskov is moving from stanford back to DTU

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    1. What? Really? Do you have a link for this?

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    2. I heard through a friend...

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    3. http://www.dtu.dk/english/news/2018/01/dtu-professorship-for-top-researcher-from-stanford-university?id=21ed8a03-2f5c-4254-bf29-1061b0c1c43e

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  47. Two new hires at the University of Oregon:
    Amanda Cook - ETH postdoc (Coperet), UMich PhD (Sanford)
    Carl Brozek - UW postdoc (Gamelin), MIT PhD (Dinca)

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  48. Canadian ChemistMarch 08, 2018 1:52 PM

    Bill Morandi from Max Planck to ETH
    https://twitter.com/morandilab/status/971806421435199489?s=19

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    1. Erick Carreira is now the modern-day Leopold Ružička at ETH LOC.

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    2. @anonymous: rumor has it that "LOC" is an acronym for Laboratories of Carreira.

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  49. Christoph Bostedt moving from Northwestern to EPFL
    https://www.ethrat.ch/en/media/releases/appointments-march18

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  50. Canadian ChemistMarch 10, 2018 6:24 AM

    Elizabeth Bess (UCSF postdoc) to UC Irvine: https://twitter.com/jenn_prescher/status/972313990553481221

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  51. New hire: Quentin Michaudel, Texas A&M

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    1. http://www.chem.tamu.edu/faculty/quentin-michaudel/

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  52. Sidney Wilkerson-Hill to UNC Chapel Hill

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  53. Jon Pokorski from CWRU to UCSD

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    1. Is his partner moving as well?

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  54. Tom Mallouk moving to Penn.

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    1. Ouch, Penn St loses another superstar.

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    2. It is confirmed, I talked to a mallouk group member. Im sure a website posting will be appearing soon at Penn

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  55. Christopher Kelly-Penn (Molander) to VCU

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  56. Brandeis University posted two new hires on their website, Rebecca Gieseking and Grace Han (http://www.brandeis.edu/chemistry/faculty/research-faculty.html)

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    1. They never even bothered to send a rejection letter.

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    2. They did to me ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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  57. Jiangbing Jiang (brudvig postdoc - Yale) and Yujie Sun (Utah State) to University of Cincinnati

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    1. Yujie Sun just received a local Utah state funding. Hard to believe he would be leaving.

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    2. He was advertising to the incoming class of graduate students at Cincinnati a couple weeks ago.

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  58. John Swierk - Yale (Schuttenmaer) and Hao Liu (Argonne) to Binghamton University

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  59. Ian Webb (PNNL Scientist) to IUPUI (Analytical) source from accepted-students weekend

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  60. Confirmed: Alison Wendlandt to MIT.

    http://chemistry.mit.edu/alison-wendlandt-join-department

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  61. Troy Stich (Britt postdoc) to Wake Forest. Announcement from his Twitter account. https://twitter.com/pinenut666/status/976205691839918080

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    1. Great pickup by WF!

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  62. New hire: Tomce Runcevski (SMU)

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  63. Not quite sure why, but Christine Payne from GATech Chemistry to Duke Mechanical Engineering: http://mems.duke.edu/faculty/christine-payne

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    1. Kenneth Brown also moved from GATech to Duke, in the Computer and Electrical Engineering Department. Both of them have joint appointments in Duke Chemistry Dept. Are they a couple?

      http://ece.duke.edu/faculty/kenneth-brown

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    2. Yea I think so. Sometimes you see relocations like this for an admin job, but here, no idea...

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    3. Moved to smaller depts. outside of chem without promotion? Can any techies out there weigh in?

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    4. Ken Brown was poached by Duke. His work is on Quantum Computing so the departmental switch makes sense. His wife is Christine, and the MechE designation is because that's the department that agreed to absorb her as part of Duke's deal with Ken Brown.

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  64. Penn State hires their own Mark Hedglin.

    http://chem.psu.edu/about/chemistry-spotlights/mark-hedglin-arrives

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    1. That announcement has been there for months. Probably since the last cycle.

      I'm always surprised and dismayed to see so many department websites sporting "news" from early 2017 or even 2016. If you're not going to maintain a News section, just remove it. It looks ridiculous.

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  65. New hire: Ying Hu (Salk postdoc, Rice PhD) to UIC Chemistry:
    http://chem.uic.edu/news-stories/dept-welcomes-dr-ying-hu/

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  66. https://twitter.com/JCLewisLab/status/976285415526117381

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    1. "I am extremely proud of what the folks in my lab accomplished at Chicago. Guangbin, Wenbin, Chuan, and two others (cannot confirm who) were not impressed."

      Wow, he is burning bridges! He better has his IU deal all set.

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    2. Glad to see he's back on his feet, but those tweets makes me wonder if he gained humility and experience from this process or reinforced other traits. Best of luck to Jared, IU on their wager, and especially the students.

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    3. Wow, that's... not a good look for him!

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    4. In his defense, the environment at UChicago seems highly toxic... and this might be justified from that standpoint.
      Might not be appropriate to openly say it like this, but Chicago might want to think about how they treat people.

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    5. Jennifer Heemstra told tons of people how bad she was treated at Utah. She is active in twitter but I do not think she openly criticized her former colleagues. Calling out names in public is just a low class move and does not make him look good.

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    6. I think what he did is fine. A colleague for 5 years is pitched over the side with zero explanation of the tenure vote. UC is fine to make whatever choices they want, but to not even explain is a step below unprofessional. It's not like he had a poor case for tenure on paper.

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    7. He's good on paper, but Chicago is known to have a very high bar when it comes to impact on the field. His twitter response gives insight into his professional attitude. I wonder how much that played into the decision.

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    8. Perhaps, the three Chinese profs want him gone so that can get another Chinese person in...I believe that this is what he wants to tell us when he called out their names on twitter!

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    9. I appreciate his candidness in this case. The tenure process should be more transparent.

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    10. I actually agree with JCL here. IF UChicago denied him tenure, they should at least give the reasons why.

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    11. Jared is an excellent scientist and accomplished exactly what he set out to do when he started at Chicago. That said, the last tweet and calling people out is inappropriate.

      People are denied tenure for many reasons, including teaching and collegiality (when there are MAJOR issues with these). I don't know Jared, but my colleagues said these tweets are par for the course, so maybe there are personal reasons why they didn't want him. I have no idea, but from his research output, he's an excellent scientist. And absolutely they should have told him why he was denied tenure. I have never heard of someone not being given a reason. Ever.

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    12. Did he ever say he wasn't given a reason, though? He just said that he doesn't know who voted no, beyond the three he names (which, as Anon 1:30 states, lends itself to racial issues, whether that was intended or not).

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    13. He said: "I wasn’t given a justification for the no vote" in the very first tweet of the thread.

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    14. So he says.

      It seems that the administration tried to set it up so everyone could save face. A unilateral move away from that position speaks volumes.

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    15. Not only should he have tweeted this, he has a *responsibility* to. Can you imagine deciding between U Chicago and another school in the next five years, and not knowing you should be carefully checking into this specific story? Maybe there's nothing to the story, but people interviewing there should know about it and can now look into it and satisfy themselves that they aren't risking the same booting out at the 5-year mark followed by a big step down in number of locations you can move to.

      We have to think from the point of view of the next young buck coming along and considering working there. The institution itself *not* deserving of hiding this issue, but *are* deserving of having their side heard when the next make a job offer.

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    16. No one has a *responsibility* to call specific people out of a *departmental* tenure decision.

      Everything he posted until the last tweet was fine and good. The last tweet crossed the line and was an unnecessary personal attack.

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    17. Naive young scientist here...why is it viewed as a personal attack? If you're not impressed by someone's tenure case and voted against their promotion, then you should be okay with others knowing your decision and defend it if you need to. Anonymity just leads to the usual gossip and speculation. Jared's tweet opens the door for the tenure committee to explain their decision in a way that is informative for aspiring faculty, or for everyone to move on and stop speculating.

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    18. Tenure decisions are a department-wide decision. All tenured faculty have a vote (after extensive discussions and sometimes debate). To specifically call out select people is a personal attack, IMO.

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  67. Getting tenure is a complicate process, especially in an elite school. That is the contract you signed up, so man up and live through it Jared. Good luck at IU and be nice to your future junior colleagues who cannot even apply for the Packard Fellowship.

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    1. Some cant even get jobs to begin to even dream of writing a post like that :) Can't play a victim in an intrinsically flawed (unfair?) system of which we are all part of.

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  68. Aspuru-Guzik (Harvard) to University of Toronto as a Canada 150 Chair:
    https://www.facebook.com/aspuru/posts/10104750995064601

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    1. http://www.thecrimson.com/article/2018/3/30/chem-prof-to-canada/

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  69. Omar Yaghi to MIT

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  70. Florida State hires Lea Nienhaus (and Joel Smith, announced earlier)
    https://www.chem.fsu.edu/nienhaus-bio.php

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  71. Joshua Kogot Joins MSU as Assistant Professor of Chemistry in the fall of 2018
    https://www.chemistry.msstate.edu/highlights/dr-joshua-kogot-join-msu-assistant-professor-chemistry/

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  72. Texas A&M Chemistry hires Xin Yan:
    http://www.chem.tamu.edu/faculty/xin-yan/

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  73. U Minnesotta hires Nicholas Race:
    https://chem.umn.edu/news/nicholas-j-race-phd-joins-department-chemistry-faculty

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  74. Cornell hires Phillip Milner
    http://chemistry.cornell.edu/ccb-welcomes-dr-phillip-milner-cornell

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  75. Columbia hires Neel Shah (Kuriyan Postdoc, Berkeley)

    Source: Was told by PI.

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  76. JHU hires Stephen Fried, 2018
    http://chemistry.jhu.edu/2017/05/19/stephen-fried-to-join-chemistry-faculty-in-summer-2018/

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  77. Li Deng (Brandeis) is moving to WIAS (Westlake Institute for Advanced Study) in China

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  78. Michigan hires Wenjing Wang (joint between Chemistry and LSI). Announced in department twitter.

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  79. Tao Huan to UBC

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  80. Michigan State hires Selvan Demir
    https://www.chemistry.msu.edu/news/selvan-demir-to-join-faculty/

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  81. UIUC hires Lisa Olshansky:
    https://chemistry.illinois.edu/news/2018-04-11/lisa-olshansky-join-inorganic-area

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  82. Glen Hocky (postdoc at UChicago with Voth) to NYU

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  83. Rob Comito Confirmation

    http://www.uh.edu/nsm/chemistry/people/faculty/comito/

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  84. Ryan Hadt and Scott Cushing to Caltech; official confirmation to come.

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  85. Lydia Kisley (Gruebele Postdoc) to Case Western Reserve University

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    1. I heard that she had an offer from UCSD. This is an interesting choice.

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    2. It says on her LinkedIn that she's going to CWRU.

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    3. two body problem?

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    4. She is from Ohio. Perhaps she wants to be closer to home...

      https://twitter.com/Lydia_Kisley/status/988428115872485376

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  86. any news about profs going up for tenure this year?

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    1. Fu-Sen Liang from UNM to CWRU.

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  87. Kami Hull uiuc to ut-Austin per twitter.

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    1. https://cm.utexas.edu/news/entry/kami-hull-and-zach

      Also Zach Page to UT-Austin

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    2. What happened to Kami Hull? Did she get tenured at UIUC? The Organic Division at UIUC is much better than that at UT Austin.

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    3. Eh, UT Austin and state of Texas are in much better shape financially. UIUC lost quite a bit of its stellar faculty over the past few years. And besides UT is a top public university every bit as good as UIUC so no loss there.

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    4. Also Austin has a bit more going on than Urbana...

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    5. We are talking about Organic Division here. Although UT is a top public school, we should look at the current situation in the Organic Division at UT and there is no comparison with UIUC.

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    6. The Champaign/Urbana paper actually reported that the UT system has a dedicated pool of money for poaching Illinois faculty.

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  88. Jeff Martell to Wisconsin- yeah!!

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  89. Joe Fournier (Univ. of Chicago; Tokmakoff Group) to Washington University in St. Louis Chemistry Department

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