• Each of our three “synthesis” labs has standard synthetic equipment.
  • 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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June 2020

Please join me in welcoming undergrad Mackenzie and post-doc Graeme to the McNeil Group! We look forward to the day you can actually step foot inside the lab 🙂

May 2020

Congrats to Gloria de la Garza for receiving an NSF Predoctoral Fellowship!

May 2020

Congrats to Gloria de la Garza for passing her candidacy exam!

May 2020

Congrats to Jessica Tami for passing her candidacy exam!

January 2020

We are happy to have Rebecca as a rotation student for the winter term!

November 2019

Congratulations to Dr. Tomohiro Kubo for getting a job (to be announced soon)!

November 2019

Our latest paper – Adapting Meaningful Learning Strategies to Teach Liquid–Liquid Extractions – is online in J. Chem. Educ.!

October 2019

Our latest work on having students create infographics to help them connect real-world concepts to their learning of organic chemistry is online in J. Chem. Educ.!

Latest McNeil Group Tweets

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1 day ago
MEMBER SPOTLIGHT🌟 Undergrad, Morgan Young, will graduate in winter 2021 w/ a B.S. in Chemistry. Her research involves synthesizing/investigating catalysts for catalyst transfer polymerization (CTP) to make conjugated polymers. On campus she teaches Honors Organic Chemistry (1/2) https://t.co/sBsXaZrsbS McNeilGroup photo
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MEMBER SPOTLIGHT💫 Post-doc, Danielle Fagnani, is investigating degradation mechanisms of polymers&finding ways to intercept these processes for productive chemistry. She also does education work which involves developing a course on sustainable polymers for high school students! https://t.co/X50ns4rHqo McNeilGroup photo
6 days ago
(don’t) eat the rainbow – synthesize it! @gloriadgrz has been synthesizing some new tetrazines 💗❤️🧡 https://t.co/efBQPNvv2C McNeilGroup photo