• Each of our three “synthesis” labs has standard synthetic equipment.
  • Our new materials are characterized using a suite of instruments – both in house and on campus.
  • Our department has several state-of-the-art instrumentation facilities for walk-on use.
  • Graduate students have an opportunity to mentor undergraduate student researchers.
  • Both formal and informal collaboration among students is encouraged.
  • McNeil Group

    Our research program includes organic/organometallic synthesis and catalysis, polymer synthesis and applications, depolymerization/recycling, responsive hydrogel formation, and chemistry education.

  • Each graduate student and post-doc has their own bench and hood.

  • Each of our three “synthesis” labs has standard synthetic equipment.

  • Air- and moisture-free techniques are often required in our work.

  • Our new materials are characterized using a suite of instruments – both in house and on campus.

  • Our department has several state-of-the-art instrumentation facilities for walk-on use.

  • Graduate students have an opportunity to mentor undergraduate student researchers.

  • Undergraduate researchers have the opportunity to guide their own research projects.

  • Both formal and informal collaboration among students is encouraged.

McNeil Group News

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September 2018

The group welcomes Cheyanne, Julie and Gloria as Fall-term rotators!

August 2018

Congrats to Amanda Leone for successfully defending her PhD today! (Check out the group pictures too.)

August 2018

Congrats to Patrick & Matthew for their Coord. Chem. Rev. on materials & applications enabled by catalyst-transfer polymerization, appearing now in ASAPs!

August 2018

The group celebrated a productive summer with kayaking down the Huron River & a BBQ! Check out the photos!

July 2018

The group welcomes our newest post-doc – Dr. Danielle Fagnani – who hails from Ron Castellano’s group at UF!

June 2018

Congrats to Amanda & Pete for their paper in JACS on efficiency of ring-walking catalysts in CTP!

June 2018

The group welcomes our newest post-doc – Dr. Tomo Kubo – who hails from Brent Summerlin’s group at UF!

June 2018

The group welcomes our newest undergraduate researchers – Maddie, Kikel, Julia, and Mia!

Latest McNeil Group Tweets

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1 week ago
Had a good discussion about . @JuliaKalow ‘s awesome photo-controlled gels at lit meeting. Can’t wait to see more of this chemistry soon! https://t.co/ydIq07cKtq McNeilGroup photo
2 weeks ago
"Chain-growth polymerization is not as great as it's hyped up to be" https://t.co/FbcRG4LURM