• 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, and designing redox active molecules for energy storage applications.

  • 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

All News
December 2022

The UM Record highlights our PVC work! To read, click here.

December 2022

Chemistry World highlights our recent PVC work! Click here for the story.

November 2022

Macro PhD student Henry Thurber joins the lab – welcome Henry!

November 2022

Danielle & Han’s work on using waste PVC to chlorinate small molecules is now online in Nature Chemistry!

October 2022

The group welcomes THREE new rotators this Fall – Lucas, Malavika, and Liz!

October 2022

Celebrating Izzy’s successful gateway exam – congrats Izzy! Check out the pics here.

August 2022

Say “hello” to our newest undergraduate – Grace Cook!

August 2022

Gloria’s paper on s-tetrazines as anolytes in redox flow batteries is now published in J. Mater. Chem. A (click here) – congrats!

Latest McNeil Group Tweets

All Tweets
We’d like to give a warm welcome to our newest member, Henry Thurber! Henry is a first year PhD student in the Macromolecular Science & Engineering program, and will be joining team #microplastics! https://t.co/JHYdbqFc8a McNeilGroup photo
We’re in the market for a new flash column system! Which do you prefer? Which models are you using?
Playing with our NEW stereomicroscope this afternoon by… looking at strands of hair 🤓 Whose hair is the thickest 👀 https://t.co/ZRTlXXWCPX McNeilGroup photo