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July 23, 2018

Kyle Moor recently published a paper in Environmental Science & Technology on using singlet oxygen phosphorescence as a probe for measuring triplet-excited state dissolved organic matter (3DOM*) reactivity.  The concept for this project originated more than a deca...

June 19, 2018

 

Christine Egli has a new paper in in Environmental Science & Technology on photochemically induced site-specific damage in aquatic extracellular enzymes. This work presents an optimized proteomics approach to study simultaneous inactivation and site-specific molecular...

May 13, 2016

Chiheng Chu has a new paper in Environmental Science & Technology on the photochemical reactivity of cysteine (Cys) under environmentally relevant conditions.  This study is the culmination of years of methodological development and represents the work of many people,...

April 30, 2016

Rachel Lundeen's paper on the photochemistry of bacitracin A appeared online in Environmental Science & Technology today.  There are a couple of aspects that make this paper special for us.  It is our first paper of what we hope will be a series on the photochemistry o...

February 15, 2016

Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology have announced their choices for the top papers of 2015.  Among the three chosen was one from our team.  The work published was conducted primarily by Noah Hensley and Jill Kerrigan, both of Bill Arnold's group at...

January 20, 2016

Kris McNeill has been named Editor-in-Chief of Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts, a Royal Society of Chemistry journal.  ESPI is focused on the environmental chemistry of natural environments, including pristine environments and those impacted by human activit...

January 19, 2016

Check out the interview of Kris by Mark Peplow of ACS Central Science (link).  Kris discusses defluorination catalysis research by former group member Rebekka Baumgartner and ongoing research on the degradation of biodegradable polymers in soil in collaboration with Dr...

January 5, 2016

Michael Zumstein has a paper in the latest issue of Environ. Sci. Technol.  that was published today.  The topic is the breakdown of polyester plastics by enymatic hydrolysis and is relevant to the degradation of polyester plastics in soils.  Polyesters are the leading...

October 22, 2015

Chiheng Chu is the lead author on a new paper in ES&T on the photooxidation of histidine-containing oligopeptides.  In this study, a series of custom oligopeptides were designed to assess the effect of organic matter association on the photooxidation of histidine.  The...

May 16, 2015

UPDATE (24-Aug): All positions have been successfully filled! (Link)

 

We are looking for three PhD students on two different projects.  The first project involves the environmental photochemistry of amino acid-based biomolecules.  The second project is on the environmen...

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The McNeill Research Group studies environmental chemistry in aquatic systems, with a focus on elucidating reaction mechanisms.  Currently the group is studying photochemical processes in surface waters, the degradation of pharmaceutical and personal care product contaminants, the fate of amino acid-based molecules in natural systems and degradation of synthetic plastics in soil.  The McNeill Group is part of the Environmental Chemistry Group in the Institute for Biogeochemistry and Pollutant Dynamics in the Department of Environmental Systems Science at ETH Zurich.

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