Chemistry Ott Lecture: Microplastics are here, there, and everywhere INT 100/201 APPROVED!

Thursday, April 14, 2022
6:00 p.m.
Allendale Campus
Community, Faculty, Students

Anne McNeil, Ph.D.

The GVSU department of Chemistry is hosting Anne McNeil, Ph.D. for this year's Ott Lecture. The Ott Lecture features a distinguished chemist and researcher in the field for a seminar and reception that is open to the public. Ann McNeil 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. Her current research interests include chemical recycling of waste plastic, methods for capturing microplastics, developing adsorbents for poly- and per-fluoroalkylsubstances, and identifying new materials for redox flow batteries. She has received numerous awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, AAAS Fellow, Sloan Fellow, Dreyfus Fellow, Harold R. Johnson Diversity Service Award, Claudia Joan Alexander Trailblazer Award, and the Provost's Teaching Innovation Prize, among others. Prior to Michigan, Anne was a LOreal Post-doc Fellow with Prof. Tim Swager at MIT and earned her PhD from Cornell with Prof. Dave Collum, and graduated summa cum laude with a BS in Chemistry from the College of William and Mary (1999).

Thursday April 14, 2022
Reception at 5:00pm, Lecture at 6:00pm
Public lecture title: Microplastics are here, there, and everywhere.
Grand River Room KC 2250, Kirkhof Center, GVSU, Allendale Campus

Location Information

Grand River Room KC 2250, Kirkhof Center, GVSU, Allendale Campus

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Andrew Lantz

Associate Professor of Chemistry

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Chemistry Department


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