• 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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September 2020

Congrats to Justin for his paper recently published on localized cellulose hydrogels!

July 2020

Our paper on a sustainable polymers-themed short course for high school students is now online at J. Chem. Educ!

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)!

Latest McNeil Group Tweets

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3 days ago
Check it out! Localized hydrogels based on cellulose nanofibers and wood pulp for rapid removal of methylene blue. Awesome job Justin!😄 https://t.co/Zi5iPupImo
3 weeks ago
Who is part of your academic support system? Do you have a wisdom circle? A mentor? Peers? Tweeps? Tag them below or retweet to say thank you for supporting you! We are all in this together to learn and grow as scientists and people!🤗
1 month ago
Today is our group retreat where all grad students and post-docs present a single story for 20 mins and answer questions for ~5-10 mins. Usually we would go to the Huron River after to celebrate but with #COVID19 we are playing games online 💻 Great practice for future ACS talks!