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Jason McNeill



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Educational Background

A.S., Chemistry, Sauk Valley Community College
B.S., Chemistry, Northern Illinois University
Ph.D., Chemical Physics, University of California at Berkeley

Profile/About Me

Jason McNeill obtained his Ph.D. in Chemical Physics from the University of California at Berkeley in 1999. After a postdoctoral appointment at University of Texas, Austin, he joined the faculty at Clemson in 2002. In 2006 he was the recipient of the CAREER award from the National Science Foundation.

Research Interests

Research in the McNeill laboratory includes the development and application of laser spectroscopy methods such as single molecule spectroscopy and kinetics, picosecond / femtosecond fluorescence spectroscopy, super-resolution fluorescence microscopy. Research is focused at the interface of nanomaterials and biology, including the development of highly fluorescent nanoparticles for sensing and chemical imaging, and photoswitching nanoparticles for advanced nanoscale imaging applications. Research also involves understanding charge transport in organic photovoltaic materials.

Courses Taught

CH 3310 Physical Chemistry I
CH 3320 Physical Chemistry II
CH 4350 Atomic and Molecular Structure
CH 8300 Quantum Chemistry
CH 9300 Modern Laser Spectroscopy

Selected Publications

Y. Jiang, M. Novoa, T. Nongnual, R. Powell, T. Bruce, J. McNeill, “Improved Superresolution Imaging Using Telegraph Noise in Organic Semiconductor Nanoparticles,” Nano Letters, 17, 3896 (2017).
Y. Jiang, J. McNeill, “Nanoscopy of Single Charge Carrier Jumps in a Conjugated Polymer Nanoparticle,” J. Phys. Chem. C, 122, 1376 (2018).
Y. Jiang, J. McNeill, “Superresolution Mapping of Energy Landscape for Single Charge Carriers in Plastic Semiconductors,” Nature Communications, 9, 1 (2018).
Y. Jiang, Q. Hu, H. Chen, J. Zhang, D. T. Chiu, J. D. McNeill, “Dual?Mode Superresolution Imaging using Charge Transfer Dynamics in Semiconducting Polymer Dots,” Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 59, 16173 (2020).
Y. Jiang, H. Chen, X. Men, Z. Sun, Z. Yuan, X. Zhang, D. T. Chiu, C. Wu, J. McNeill, “Multimode Time-Resolved Superresolution Microscopy Revealing Chain Packing and Anisotropic Single Carrier Transport in Conjugated Polymer Nanowires,” Nano Letters 21, 4255 (2021).


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