Our research focuses on the design and synthesis of novel organic materials. One program involves developing synthetic methods to prepare π-conjugated copolymers with controlled sequences. π-Conjugated polymers are active components of numerous emerging technologies, including thin-film solar cells and light-emitting diodes. A second program involves the design, synthesis and study of small molecules that form gels when exposed to chemical stimuli. These materials, which alter their physical properties in response to a change in their environment, impact diverse fields such as medicine, materials science, engineering, separation science, and sensing.

Prof. McNeil is also active in a number of education initiatives. For more information about these activities, see the following websites: REBUILD and HHMI.

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