• 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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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.!

October 2019

Our paper describing student-designed green chemistry experiment is now online in J. Chem. Educ.!

September 2019

Our latest paper – Functionalized and Degradable Polyphthalaldehyde Derivatives – is online in JACS! Congrats to Patrick & Matt!

September 2019

Congrats to Han for receiving the PPG Summer Fellowship!

July 2019

Check out the pictures from our group kayaking adventure & BBQ!

July 2019

Our first education paper to come from our HHMI-funded work on redesigning the 1st semester undergraduate organic laboratory curriculum is now online!

June 2019

Our paper describing one‐pot olefin/thiophene block copolymer synthesis is now online in J. Polym. Sci., Part A: Polym. Chem.!

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