Name: McNeil, Laurie E.
Title: Bernard Gray Professor
Contact
Office: 325 Chapman Hall
Email: mcneil at physics
Phone: (919) 962-0963
Web page: http://www.physics.unc.edu/~mcneil/home.html
Background
Education
  • Ph.D., Physics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1982.
  • M.S., Physics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1979.
  • A.M., Physics, Harvard University, 1977.
  • A.B., Chemistry and Physics, Radcliffe College, Harvard University, 1977.
  Professional History (since Ph.D.)
  • Visiting Scholar, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore July-November 2009
  • Chair, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, Univ. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2004 – 2009.
  • Interim Chair, Curriculum in Applied and Materials Sciences, UNC-CH, 2007 – 2008.
  • Assistant Chair for Advancement, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, Univ. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1999 – 2004.
  • Visiting Research Scientist, DuPont Central Research and Development, 1998 – 1999
  • Professor, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy and Curriculum in Applied and Materials Sciences (now Curric. in Appl. Sci. and Engineering), Univ. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1996 – present.
  • Associate Chair for Graduate Studies, Curriculum in Applied and Materials Sciences, Univ. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1995 – 1998.
  • Faculty Research Participant, Materials Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory, 1990.
  • Assistant, then Associate Professor, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy and Curriculum in Applied Sciences, Univ. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1984 – 96.
  • Postdoctoral Associate and I.B.M. Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Materials Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1983 – 84.
Research

My current research activities at UNC-CH are focused on the optical properties of organic semiconductors.

  • Optical studies of organic semiconductors (with Dr. Christian Kloc [NTU, Singapore] and Dr. Oana Jurchescu [Wake Forest Univ.])
  • Brillouin scattering studies of biological tissue (a project we are just getting off the ground)
Publications:

For a list of selected publications organized by topic, see my publications page.