McNeil Group News

June 2017

Welcome undergrads Siena, Mia, Neal and Tyler to the McNeil Group!

May 2017

Congrats to Matt for receiving a prestigious NDSEG fellowship!

May 2017

Congrats to post-doc Rachel Barnard for her new position as Instructor at Lyman Briggs College at MSU!

May 2017

Congrats to post-doc Danielle Zurcher for her new position as Lecturer in Chemistry at UNC-Chapel Hill!

May 2017

Congrats to post-doc Carol Ann (Pitcairn) Castañeda for her new position as Lecturer in Chemistry at UM!

May 2017

Congrats to Ariana for successfully defending her PhD today!!!

May 2017

Congrats to Kendra for completing her “data meeting” requirement today!

May 2017

Congrats to honorary McNeil Group member Rachel Merzel (educ) for receiving the Florence Fenwick Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award!

May 2017

Congrats to Amanda for receiving the Robert A. Parry Award for Outstanding Research by an Inorganic Chemistry Student!

April 2017

Welcome to the new first-years: Emily, Justin and Matthew!

April 2017

Congrats to Amanda for being selected to present in the Excellence in Graduate Polymer Research Symposium!

March 2017

Congrats to the new “Dr” in the house – Pete Goldberg!

February 2017

Kori, Jinhee and Emily joined the group as Winter term rotators – welcome!

January 2017

Congrats to Mitchell for successfully defending his PhD!

January 2017

Ariana & Se Ryeon’s paper on reactive ligands (w/collaborator Steven Wheeler) was accepted to J. Polym. Sci., Part A: Polym. Chem. today – congrats!

December 2016

Our collaborative paper on thiazole CTP with Paul Zimmerman was accepted to ACS Macro Lett. – congrats Mitchell and Amanda!

December 2016

Our (invited) Acc. Chem. Res. article was accepted – congrats to Amanda!

October 2016

Our collaborative book chapter on using Wikipedia in the classroom is now published!

October 2016

The group said goodbye today to post-doc Gesine Veits, who starts her new position at C4 Therapeutics on Halloween!

September 2016

Andrew Li joined the group as a Macro MS student – welcome Andrew!

September 2016

Ellen Butler, Matthew Hannigan, Justin Harris and Jessi Wilson join the McNeil Group as rotators!

September 2016

Our paper on identifying new gel scaffolds using crystal morphology prediction appears online in JACS today!

July 2016

Congrats to Amanda for winning a “best poster” award at the 2016 Karle Symposium!

July 2016

Anne gave a presentation titled “Talking Lions & Catalyst-transfer Polycondensations” at the Organometallic GRC!

 

May 2016

The group welcomes new undergraduate Dom Valentino to the McNeil lab!

May 2016

Congrats to Danielle for getting her official “hood” this past weekend!

March 2016

The McNeil Group (barely) wins the battle of wits with Breakout – The Room Escape Game.

March 2016

Congrats to Pete for winning the “audience choice” award for the 3-min thesis competition.

February 2016

Anne’s autobiographical perspective on her career path from early childhood to a faculty member working on molecular gels is now published in the Beilstein J. Org. Chem.

January 2016

Carol Ann Pitcairn joins the REBUILD team as a post-doc – welcome!

December 2015

Danielle Zurcher and Sameer Phadke join team HHMI as post-doctoral scholars in chemistry education research – welcome!

December 2015

Res Wiscons joins as a rotation student – welcome Ren!

December 2015

Congrats to Zack, Ariana, Carolyn and Jing for their paper being accepted to ACS Macro Letters!!!

December 2015

Congrats to Danielle on earning her PhD!!!

November 2015

Congratulations to Amanda for passing her candidacy exam!!

November 2015

Anne presents at the 2015 Oesper Symposium in honor of Karen Wooley! Many of her chemical “heroes” were also there and it was awesome to be a part of the special event. Go check out the photos.

October 2015

Gesine, Pete, Mitchell, Ariana, Kendra and Amanda present posters at the 2015 Merck @ UM Symposium!

October 2015

Our collaborative work with the Green Group (UM) on using gradient copolymers in solar cells is published in J. Mater. Chem. A!

October 2015

Chen Kong joins the McNeil Group as a new post-doc – Welcome Chen!

October 2015

Annabel Ansel joins the McNeil Group as a Fall rotator – Welcome Annabel!

September 2015

Welcome to new rotator Annabel Ansel and new post-doc Chen Kong!

September 2015

Our Wikipedia class project is highlighted in C&E News! Click here to read the article.

September 2015

Congrats to alumnus Jing Chen for being awarded the 2014 3M AAD Circle of Technical Excellence and Innovation Award

August 2015

Congrats to Pete, Danielle, Ariana and Amanda for winning best ‘talk’ and best ‘poster’ awards at the 2015 Karle Symposium!

August 2015

We recently hosted 12 incoming freshman from the Summer Bridge Program and helped them develop a “Campus Connection” with the Chemistry Department. It was a lot of fun and made an impact on the students involved. Thanks to everyone who participated. See our group photos for some awesome pictures!

August 2015

Congrats to Nicole, Ederson and Tyler (HHMI-supported community college students) for their successful summer of research and their poster presentations at the UROP Symposium!

July 2015

Check out photos from our hot and water-soaked group BBQ on Saturday!

July 2015

Congratulations to Zachary for accepting a job offer at Undercover Colors!

July 2015

Team HHMI gave a hands-on demonstration of the new 211 curriculum at the 2015 CSIE|UM Symposium

July 2015

Anne gives an invited talk at the Physical Organic GRC in Holderness, NH

June 2015

Danielle has been selected by the Chemistry department to receive a Henry Earle Riggs One-Term Dissertation Fellowship.  Congratulations!

June 2015

Undergraduates Jessi Wilson and Xinyu (Jenny) Liu join the group – Welcome Jessi and Jenny!

June 2015

Rotation student Monique Cook joins the group – Welcome Monique!

May 2015

Our collaborative paper with the Chen group is published in Langmuir!

May 2015

Zack successfully defends his PhD thesis – Congrats Zack!!

May 2015

Undergraduate David Vargas joins the group – Welcome David!

April 2015

Amanda Leone officially joins the group – Welcome Amanda!!

April 2015

Congrats to Carolyn for winning the American Chemical Society Organic Chemistry Award!

March 2015

The McNeil Lab ran an interactive demo called “Alive with Heat: Shrinking Polymers” for a FEMMES event on campus.

February 2015

Anne welcomes Michele Nelson to team HHMI!

February 2015

Congrats to Danielle for her Synopsis being accepted to JOC!

February 2015

The group welcomes Dr. Gesine Veits as post-doc!

January 2015

The group welcomes Amanda Leone as a rotator!

December 2014

The McNeil Lab ran an interactive demo called “Alive with Heat: Shrinking Polymers” for a FEMMES event on campus.

December 2014

Congrats to Kendra for passing her candidacy exam!!

November 2014

Our work with Sapling Learning is highlighted in the UM Record – read here.

October 2014

The group bids farewell to Dr. Fei Cheng!

October 2014

The Wiki Ed Blog writes about our Wikipedia project – read here.

September 2014

Welcome to rotator Aaron Proctor!

September 2014

Welcome to undergrad Carolyn Zhao!

September 2014

Anne is highlighted in the HHMI Bulletin – read here.

August 2014

Congrats to Pete and Danielle for winning a best poster award at the Vaughan Symposium!!

July 2014

Congrats to Kelsey for successfully defending her PhD!

July 2014

Welcome to incoming graduate student Ryan Hall for a rotation!

June 2014

Anne is named an HHMI Professor!!!!!!! Read more about it here.

June 2014

The group bids farewell to post-doc Ed Palermo!

June 2014

Ed’s book chapter on gradient copolymers is accepted!

June 2014

Congrats to Kelsey for accepting a position at Nalco!

June 2014

Welcome to undergraduates Aryeh and Sarah for the summer!

May 2014

Anne wins a 2014 Provost’s Teaching Innovation Prize!

May 2014

Congrats to Danielle for her paper being accepted to Chem. Commun.!

May 2014

Congrats to Pete for his paper (with the Green Group) being published in Adv. Funct. Mater.!

May 2014

Congrats to Se Ryeon for her paper (with the Lehnert Group) being published in Inorg. Chem.!

May 2014

Welcome to our newest lab member – Emily Anne Soellner – born on 5-14-14 at 9:25 am!

April 2014

Congrats to Ed for accepting a faculty position at RPI!!!

April 2014

Congrats to Ariana for passing her candidacy exam!

April 2014

Congrats to Se Ryeon Lee for defending her PhD thesis!

April 2014

Congrats to Melissa and Kendra for receiving NSF Predoctoral Fellowships!!!

February 2014

Kelsey’s paper is accepted to Langmuir – Congrats!

February 2014

Our multi-institutional (Stanford, Cornell and Michigan) grant on “multitasking catalysts” was funded through the ONR!

February 2014

Anne is named an Arthur F. Thurnau Associate Professor of Chemistry!

February 2014

Ed’s paper is accepted to J. Mater. Chem. C – Congrats!

January 2014

Congrats to Se Ryeon for accepting a position at PPG!

January 2014

The group welcomes Melissa, Kendra and Sam as rotators!

December 2013

Steve’s paper is accepted to Chem. Commun. – Congrats!

December 2013

Pete and Taylor get engaged – Congrats!

December 2013

McNeil – Soellner Joint Holiday Party – check out the pictures!

September 2013

Sam and Bijay join the group as Fall rotators – Welcome!

September 2013

Matthew, Patrick and Dylan join the group as undergraduate researchers – Welcome!

August 2013

Pete wins a “best poster” award at the Vaughan Symposium – Congrats!

August 2013

Zack’s Macromolecules Perspective article is accepted – Congrats!

July 2013

The annual summer BBQ was at Anne’s house (check out the photos)!

June 2013

Anne receives the 2013 Class of 1923 Memorial Teaching Award – Congrats!

June 2013

Ed’s paper is accepted to Polym. Chem. – Congrats!

June 2013

The group welcomes Josh Demuth and Kendra Souther as summer rotation students – welcome!

June 2013

The group welcomes Sarah Cox, Will Crosby and Jacob Lueck as summer REU students – welcome!

May 2013

The Regents of UM approve Anne’s promotion to Associate Professor with tenure – it’s official!!

May 2013

Mitchell passes his candidacy exam – Congrats!

May 2013

Ariana Hall officially joins the McNeil Group – Welcome!

April 2013

Julian presents his research at the 2013 UROP Spring Research Forum!

April 2013

Weiwei recieves the Ash Stevens Undergraduate Research Award for Organic Chemistry – Congrats!

April 2013

Weiwei graduates (BS in Chem) and is headed to Stanford for a PhD in Chemistry!

March 2013

Anne and Brian Coppola’s education proposal for the Transforming Learning for the Third Century Initiative is selected for funding!

March 2013

The College (LS&A) approves Anne’s promotion to Associate Professor with tenure!

January 2013

Zack’s paper is accepted to Chemical Science – Congrats!

January 2013

McNeil, Love, Shtein MCubed project is selected for funding!

December 2012

Halley graduates (BS in Chem) and accepts a position at Leco Corp. – Congrats!

December 2012

Pete passes his candidacy exam — Congrats!!!

December 2012

McNeil – Soellner Group Holiday Party at Anne’s house!!

December 2012

Se Ryeon’s paper is accepted to Dalton Transactions – Congrats!!!

December 2012

McNeil versus Soellner Group Laser Tag!!

November 2012

The department vote for tenure is positive!

September 2012

Anne gives her “tenure talk” to the department!

August 2012

Se Ryeon wins best oral presentation award at the Vaughan Symposium – Congrats!!!

August 2012

Zack wins a poster presentation award at the Vaughan Symposium – Congrats!!!

July 2012

Jonas successfully defends his PhD thesis – Congrats!

July 2012

Ed’s paper is accepted to Macromolecules – Congrats!

June 2012

Cheryl successfully defends her PhD thesis – Congrats!

June 2012

Group BBQ at Anne’s house!!

June 2012

Anne is profiled in the J. Phys. Org. Chem. for “Early Excellence in Physical Organic Chemistry”

May 2012

Congrats to Zack for receiving the Robert W. Parry Award for Research by an Inorganic Chemistry Student!!

May 2012

Congrats to Se Ryeon for receiving the Robert and Carolyn Buzzard Graduate Chemistry Student Leadership Award!!

May 2012

Congrats to Jing and Weiwei for their paper being accepted to Chem. Commun.!

May 2012

Anne receives a 2012 Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation Teacher-Scholar Award – Congrats!

April 2012

Jing successfully defends her PhD thesis – Congrats!

April 2012

Mitchell and Pete join the group as permanent members – Welcome!

April 2012

Zack and Mitchell’s paper is highlighted in MaterialsView – Congrats!

March 2012

Our ONR grant is successfully renewed!!!!

March 2012

Steve and Jing’s paper is accepted to Chem Commun – Congrats!

March 2012

Zack and Mitchell’s paper is accepted to Macromol Rapid Commun – Congrats!

February 2012

Se Ryeon’s paper is accepted to Chemical Science – Congrats!

February 2012

Harry van der Laan joins the group as a visiting scientist – Welcome!!

December 2011

Danielle passes her candidcay exam – Congrats!!!

December 2011

Zachary passes his candidacy exam – Congrats!!!

December 2011

Group Holiday Party at Anne’s house.

October 2011

Yash’s paper is accepted to Soft Matter – Congrats!

September 2011

Anne wins a PECASE Award – Congrats!!!

September 2011

Soellner versus McNeil Group Whirlyball Competition

September 2011

Maria and Jing’s paper is accepted to Langmuir – Congrats!

August 2011

Anne and Jonas present at the ACS National Meeting in Denver, CO.

August 2011

Cheryl and Raja’s paper is accepted to J. Org. Chem. – Congrats!

August 2011

Group BBQ at Anne’s house.

July 2011

Yash and Anne visit 3M in St. Paul, MN.

July 2011

Congrats to Jing and Se Ryeon for winning “best poster” awards at the 2011 Vaughan Symposium!

July 2011

Visiting graduate student Yuji Nakatani from Nagoya University joins the group!

July 2011

Visiting undergraduate student Xiao Zheng from Tsinghua University joins the group!

June 2011

Anne (Polymers) and Jing (Supramolecules) present at Gordon Research Conferences

June 2011

The group celebrates Anne’s wedding!

June 2011

Post-doc Ed Palermo joins the group – Welcome Ed!

June 2011

Erica, Jonas, and Christine’s paper is accepted to Macromolecules – Congrats!

May 2011

Anne receives an LSA Excellence in Education Award!

May 2011

Karen Sanders joins the group as a rotator – Welcome!

April 2011

Congrats to Kelsey for passing her candidacy exam!!!

April 2011

Congrats to Se Ryeon and Kelsey for receiving NSF pre-doctoral fellowships!!!

April 2011

Congrats to Se Ryeon for passing her candidacy exam!!!

March 2011

Post-doc Mark Burnworth joins the group – Welcome Mark!!

March 2011

Weiwei Wu receives a summer research fellowship – Congrats Weiwei!

February 2011

Anne receives a 2011 Sloan Research Fellowship!!!

January 2011

Erica successfully defends her PhD thesis!!!

January 2011

Rotators Zachary and Danielle join the group – Welcome!

December 2010

Group Holiday Party!

December 2010

Jing receives a Murrill Memorial Scholarship — Congrats Jing!!

November 2010

Our J. Chem. Educ. paper on the Wikipedia Project is highlighted in Science!

November 2010

Congrats to Kelsey for winning a “best” poster award at the Aldrich Symposium!!

October 2010

Jonas’s paper gets accepted to Macromolecules!!!

October 2010

Congrats to Se Ryeon and Angela for getting poster awards at the Huron Valley Chemistry Expo!!

September 2010

Casey and Brett join the group as rotators – Welcome!!

August 2010

Our J. Chem. Educ. is *finally* published online!!!

August 2010

Erica’s mechanism paper is accepted to Macromolecules!!!

August 2010

Kelsey, Jing, and Erica win “best poster” awards at the 2010 Vaughan Symposium – Congrats!!!

August 2010

Erica wins a “best poster” award at the Novartis Symposium – Congrats Erica!

July 2010

Erica presents at the DOC Graduate Symposium

July 2010

Christine and Jun present at the REU Symposium at Hope College

July 2010

Jing’s paper is accepted to Langmuir!!!

July 2010

Members of the Wikimedia Foundation visit the McNeil Lab

July 2010

Jun Xu joins the group through the China-US REU Program – Welcome!

June 2010

Anne and Jing visit 3M !

June 2010

Zachary joins the group as a summer rotator – Welcome!

June 2010

Post-doc Maria Muro-Small and REU student Christine Gleave join the group – Welcome!

May 2010

Congratulations to Cheryl for receiving the Milton Tamres Outstanding Teaching Award!!

May 2010

Anne and Cheryl visit Wikimedia in San Francisco and present our Wikipedia Class Project!

April 2010

Congratulations to Yash for passing his candidacy exam!

April 2010

Our article on the Wikipedia project is accepted to J. Chem. Educ.!!!!

April 2010

Se Ryeon and Kelsey officially join the group – Welcome!

March 2010

Kelsey’s paper is accepted to Chem. Commun.! Congrats Kelsey!

March 2010

Cheryl and Anne give talks at the ACS Meeting in SF!

January 2010

Anne receives an NSF CAREER Award!!!!!!!!!!!!

January 2010

Se Ryeon, Taylor, Hyung Ki, and Gabriel join the group as rotators – Welcome!

January 2010

Phil Stratton (undergrad) also joins the group – Welcome!

December 2009

1st Annual McNeil-Soellner Joint Group Christmas Party

December 2009

Congrats to Jonas for getting a Winter Term Fellowship!

November 2009

Anne and Erica present in Japan at the UM-Nagoya Symposium

October 2009

Erica wins “Best Synthesis” Poster at the Macro Symposium – Congrats Erica!

October 2009

Erica’s full paper is accepted to JACS!!!!

September 2009

Anna, Kate and Kelsey join the group as Fall Rotators – Welcome!

September 2009

Anne wins a Seyhan N. Ege Junior Faculty Award!

September 2009

Anne wins a 2009 Chemistry Faculty Research Award!

August 2009

Congrats to Cheryl and Jing for winning presentation awards at the Vaughan Symposium!

August 2009

Congrats to Cheryl for passing her candidacy exam!

July 2009

Anne presents as an alumni speaker for the Beckman Scholar’s Symposium in Irvine, CA.

July 2009

REU Student Amino (Xibei) Dang from Peking University joins the group – Welcome!

June 2009

The McNeil group surprises Anne with a birthday picnic

June 2009

Anne and Cheryl visit 3M in Minnesota

June 2009

Jing receives a Margaret and Herman Sokol Graduate Summer Research Fellowship!!!!

June 2009

Pioneer High School Student Gong He joins the group – Welcome Gong!

June 2009

Undergraduates Angela Gao and Maria Perez join the group – Welcome Angela and Maria!

June 2009

Summer Rotation student Kelsey King joins the group – Welcome Kelsey!

May 2009

Jonas passes his candidacy — Congrats Jonas!

May 2009

Anne wins a 2009 Beckman Young Investigator Award!

May 2009

Jing passes her candidacy — Congrats Jing!

May 2009

Tracy wins a Seyhan Ege-WISE Award!

April 2009

Anne receives a 2009 Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award!

April 2009

The TA Instruments Rheometer is installed

March 2009

C&E News highlights our research!!!

March 2009

Tracy wins a Knowles Science Teaching Foundation Physical Science Teaching Fellowship!!!

March 2009

Anne, Jing, and Tracy present at the ACS National Meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah!

March 2009

Yash passes his first-year qualifying exams for the Macromolecular Science and Engineering Program – Congrats Yash!

March 2009

Anne receives a 2009 Thieme Journal Award, Synthesis and Synlett!

January 2009

Anne recieves a 3M Nontenured Faculty Research Grant!!

January 2009

Material’s graduate student Ming Fang joins the group as a rotator – Welcome Ming!

January 2009

The Shimadzu HPLC is installed!

January 2009

McNeil Group Christmas Party

December 2008

Jing Chen and Cheryl Moy give their departmental seminar

December 2008

McNeil Group Holiday Party

November 2008

Jing Chen wins “Excellence in Research” Departmental Fellowship for Winter 2009!

November 2008

Our communication is accepted to JACS!!

October 2008

Macro Student Yash Adhia joins the McNeil Group – Welcome Yash!

October 2008

Erica Lanni wins a best poster award for Polymer Synthesis at the 32nd UM Macro Symposium.

October 2008

We submit our first paper!

October 2008

Jonas Locke gives his department seminar.

September 2008

Group Dinner with Prof. Eric Anslyn (UT-Austin) at Cottage Inn

September 2008

Army Research Office awards a STIR grant.

September 2008

Junior undergrad Matthew Kole joins the group – Welcome Matthew!

August 2008

Erica presents a poster at the Philadelphia ACS Meeting.

August 2008

Group Trip to Silver Beach

August 2008

Erica and Jing win Dow Travel Fellowship Awards for their poster presentations at PECRUM!

July 2008

Group BBQ at Anne’s house

July 2008

Tracy and Anne attend an Eli Lily Undergraduate Symposium

July 2008

The group has a farewell lunch for Dan – Good luck in your next adventure!

July 2008

David Feng arrives for a summer internship from Peking University – Welcome David!

June 2008

The group has a surprise party for Anne’s birthday and the lab’s 1 yr anniversary!

June 2008

Shana Santos and Lydia Benitez join the group – Welcome Shana and Lydia!

May 2008

Erica passed her candidacy exam — Congratulations Erica!

May 2008

Group trip to Putterz – A Mini-Golf Adventure

April 2008

Erica received an NSF Graduate Fellowship — Congratulations Erica!

April 2008

Dan received a 2008 Spring/Summer Rackham Research Award — Congratulations Dan!

April 2008

Tracy received a 2008 Eli Lilly Fellowship — Congratulations Tracy!

February 2008

The ReactIR is installed.

January 2008

Group trip to the International Auto Show in Detroit, MI

January 2008

Raja Kaliappan joins the group as a post-doc. Becky Lahti and Jonas Locke join the group as rotation students.

December 2007

Group Christmas Party

November 2007

The spin-coater is installed.

October 2007

Dan and Erica successful complete their seminar requirement.

September 2007

Cheryl Moy, Jing Chen, and Eric Majchrzak joined the group as new rotation students. Travis decided to stick around for another term.

September 2007

Tracy Lent joined the group as an undergraduate student.

August 2007

We moved into our new labs!!

July 2007

Anne and summer rotation student, Travis Clark, arrive at the University of Michigan.

July 2007

The group sets up a temporary space until the renovations on permanent laboratories are completed.

May 2007

Erica and Dan join the group and begin conducting research while being housed in the Sanford laboratory space.