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
Philip Cole (JHU to Harvard)
Tanja Cuk (Berkeley to UC Boulder)
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)  
Tristan Lambert (Columbia to Cornell
Michael McGehee (Stanford to UC Boulder)
Christian Melander (NC State to Notre Dame)
Pere Miro (UNF to South Dakota)  
Garrett Miyake (UC Boulder to Colorado State
Peter Nemes (GWU to UMD - College Park)
Hien Nguyen (Iowa to Wayne State)
Rob Paton (Oxford to Colorado State)  
Scott Phillips (PSU to Boise State) 
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

Alan Aspuru-Guzik (Harvard to Toronto)  two sources
Doug Philip (St. Andrews to Northwestern)  two sources


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

New Hires

Keriann Backus (UCLA Biochem)
Jennifer Bridwell-Rabb (Michigan)
Carson Bruns (UC Boulder)
Scott Hansen (Oregon)
Dugan Hayes (URI)
Scott Horowitz (University of Denver)
Ashlee Howarth (Concordia)
Tim Johnstone (UCSC)
Rashad Karimov (Auburn)
Steven Lopez (Northeastern)
Marek Majewski (Concordia)
Lara Malins (ANU)
Jarad Mason (Harvard)
Jesse McDaniel (Georgia Tech)
Jeff Mighion (Kent State)
Malay Patra (TIFR)  
Lindsay Repka (Middlebury)
Anthony Rojas (Salisbury)
Sudeshna Roy (Ole Miss)
Bess Vlaisavljevich (South Dakota) 
Elizabeth Young (Lehigh)
Ran Zhao (Alberta)


Pending Confirmation

Robert Comito (Houston)
Hee-Sun Han (Illinois)
Alison Strom (Smith)


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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

77 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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  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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  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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  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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. Abigail Knight to UNC Chapel Hill

    https://www.abigailsknight.com

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

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

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  40. Ming Hammond to University of Utah.

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