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

    Our research is aimed at addressing some of the world's biggest challenges through chemical recycling or upcycling of waste plastics, developing methods to capture microplastics, designing redox active molecules for energy storage applications, and novel adsorbents for PFAS remediation.

  • Our Core Values

    Everyone is welcomed, valued, and respected within our group.

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

  • 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.

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

McNeil Group News

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September 2021

Our diaper upcycling work is highlighted in Nature Chem!

September 2021

The group is excited that first-year graduate students Faridat Agboola and Maddie Clough have joined the lab as rotation students!

September 2021

Congrats to Han, Emily, and Danielle on their recent paper on conjugated polymer-based stabilizers for organic solar cells, now published in ACS Appl. Polym. Mater.!

August 2021

Congrats to Matt Hannigan for publishing “Using JPP to Identify Ni Bidentate Phosphine Complexes In Situ” in Inorganic Chemistry!

August 2021

Congrats to the newest Dr. in the group – Dr. Emily Mueller!!!!

August 2021

To read more about our latest chemical recycling project, check out this news story and this highlight!

August 2021

Takunda’s paper on chemical recycling of diapers into adhesives is now published in Nature Communications!

July 2021

The group welcomes Dr. Patrick Lutz, who is back for summer research.

Latest McNeil Group Tweets

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4 weeks ago
We’re excited to have ya’ll in lab 🤗 https://t.co/4bVL7cqnVG
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Anne McNeil @AnneJMcNeil
The @McNeilGroup welcomes first-year graduate students Faridat Agboola and Maddie Clough to the lab as rotation students! They are joining #TeamUpcycling and #TeamMicroplastics! https://t.co/90Z1SrGC6x
1 month ago
Thank you to all of the volunteers!!! https://t.co/mhmmCUP1n4
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Anne McNeil @AnneJMcNeil
Yesterday, over 75 volunteers from @MichiganChem (organized by @McNeilGroup) took to the parks of Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti with one goal in mind: pick up litter. Within 2 hrs, over 13,673 items were collected! (tracked w/ @DebrisTracker) Some photos from the event (🧵) @umichLSA https://t.co/0gDLMLBuZn
1 month ago
We’re prepping the cleanup kits the second department-wide Huron River Water Cleanup event tomorrow! Can’t wait! 🤗🌎 ♻️ #MichiganChem #CleanupA2 #CleanA2 https://t.co/PcWuxjyTzQ McNeilGroup photo