Synthetic Approaches to Sustainable Polymers

Synthetic Approaches to Sustainable Polymers

Mar 24, 2023 - 1:10 PM
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Dr. Anne McNeill, University of Michigan

Host: Dr. VanVeller

Plastics have completely transformed our lives, while at the same time having a significant negative impact on our environment. Our research is aimed at developing synthetic approaches to more sustainable polymers. This talk will highlight two projects ongoing within our group. In both projects we aim to use synthetic chemistry to give a current high-production-volume plastic a second life, attenuating its impact on the environment.

Anne McNeill is currently the Carol A. Fierke Collegiate Professor of Chemistry and Macromolecular Science and Engineering at the University of Michigan. She is also an Arthur F. Thurnau Professor and HHMI Professor. Prior to Michigan, Anne was a L’Oreal Post-doc Fellow with Prof. Tim Swager at MIT from (2005–2007), earned her PhD from Cornell with Prof. Dave Collum (1999–2004), and graduated summa cum laude with a BS in Chemistry from the College of William and Mary (1999).