• 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.
  • 2018 Holiday Photo

    Happy Holidays from the McNeil Group!

  • 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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January 2019

The group welcomes Jessica Tami as a Winter-term rotator!

November 2018

The McNeil Group participated in FEMMES with hands-on activities showing plastics that seem “alive with heat”!

November 2018

Check out our latest publication – a perspective on the future of catalyst-transfer polymerization in JACS!

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!

Latest McNeil Group Tweets

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3 weeks ago
Slowly but surely the McNeil group is becoming the University of Florida as we welcome our third UF person, Jessica Tami for her Winter-term rotation! https://t.co/59bcmjxtY4 McNeilGroup photo
4 weeks ago
Michigan winter means our reactions get their own happy lights too #photochembabies https://t.co/y9t67DeZ7O McNeilGroup photo
1 month ago
Happy birthday to gloria, tomo, emily, and han! https://t.co/haqYztwsla McNeilGroup photo
2 months ago
What happens when we schedule a late group cleanup and the buisness office closes early for the holidays? A LOT of packages arrive on the same day! Its like second a Christmas https://t.co/LN3QupNUTk McNeilGroup photo