The 2021 Akron Section Award Winner, Anne McNeil, will be speaking at this event. Anne McNeil is 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. Anne has been at Michigan since 2007, when she began her independent career. Prior to Michigan, Anne was a L’Oreal 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). To learn more and to sign up, visit the event page.