Dr. O'Neil's CV

Gregory W. O’Neil

Department of Chemistry                                                            tel:  360-650-6283

Western Washington University                                                  fax: 360-650-2826

Bellingham, WA  98225                                                               oneilg@wwu.edu



Alexander-von-Humboldt Postdoctoral Fellow, Max-Planck Institut für Kohlenforschung, Mülheim Ruhr, Germany, 2006-2008

Ph. D. Organic Chemistry, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, 2002-2006

B. S. Chemistry, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA, 1998-2002


Research and Teaching Experience

Professor of Chemistry, Western Washington University, 2018 – present

Associate Professor of Chemistry, Western Washington University, 2012 – 2018

Visiting Scientist, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 2014 – 2015                        

Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Western Washington University, 2008 – 2012 

Postdoctoral Fellow, Max-Planck Institut für Kohlenforschung, Mülheim Ruhr, Germany; Advisor: Prof. Dr. Alois Fürstner, 2006 – 2008                                                        

Graduate Student Research Assistant, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO; Advisor: Prof. Andrew J. Phillips, 2002 – 2006

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, Woods Hole, MA; Advisor: Dr. Christopher Reddy, 2002

Undergraduate Research Assistant, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA; Advisor: Lawrence T. Scott, 2000 – 2002


Honors and Awards

Paul J. Olscamp Research Award, 2020

AMSEC SEED Grant, 2015, 2019

National Science Foundation Research in Undergraduate Institutions (NSF-RUI) Award, 2018

Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award, 2014

National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award, 2012

National Institutes of Health Academic Research Enhancement Award (AREA), 2012, 2016

Project Development Award, WWU Research and Sponsored Programs, 2011

ACS Organic Chemistry Division, Faculty Travel Award, 2009

Petroleum Research Fund Undergraduate New Investigator Award, 2009

Research Corporation, Cottrell College Science Award, 2008

Alexander-von-Humboldt Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2006-2008

Graduate Student Teaching Award, University of Colorado, 2005


Professional Responsibilities

Reviewer for journals and funding agencies such as: Organic Letters, Journal of Organic Chemistry, Energy & Fuels, Journal of the American Oil Chemists Society, ACS Petroleum Research Fund, Research Corporation, National Science Foundation

ACS National Meeting, San Francisco, March 2010: Session Chair

2010 ACS – Puget Sound Section Undergraduate Research Symposium: Session Chair

2013 ACS National Organic Symposium: Session Chair

ACS National Meeting, Dallas, March 2014: Session Chair

NSF Panelist, 2016

ACS Northwest Regional Meeting Chair, 2020


Professional Affiliations

American Chemical Society, member (since 2002)

American Oil Chemists’ Society, member (since 2015)

Society of Cosmetic Chemists, member (since 2016) 

Council on Undergraduate Research, individual member (since 2011)  

Alexander von Humboldt, Alumni Association, member (since 2008)


Professional Development

AAAS Communicating Science Workshop, WWU (September 2017)

Change-at-the-Core (C-Core) Student-Centered Learning and Teaching Workshop, WWU (August 2016)

NSF-REU Director Workshop, San Antonio, TX, July 2012.


Courses Taught          

Course Number/Title

CHEM 351/Organic Chemistry I

CHEM 352/Organic Chemistry II

CHEM 353/Organic Chemistry III

CHEM 354/Organic Chemistry Laboratory I

CHEM 355/Organic Chemistry Laboratory II

CHEM 425a/Natural Products Chemistry

CHEM 425b/Organic Reactions

CHEM 454,554/Organic Spectroscopy

CHEM,ENRG 381/Biofuels



Western Washington University

WWU Community Engagement Fellow (2016-2017)

Committee on University Programs, 2015-2019

University Library Sustainable Access Task Force Committee, 2015-2016

Marine Science Program Task Force Committee, 2015-2016    

Planning, Policy, and Budgetary Committee Member, 2012-2013 and Fall 2016

Back2Bellingham, presenter (2012)

College of Sciences and Technology Resource Committee Member, 2011

Poster Judge, Scholar’s Week Undergraduate Poster Presentation, 2008-present

Beckman Scholar’s Program Proposal Committee, co-Author (Summer 2009)

WWU Chemistry NSF-REU Program, Director (2011-2013)

Building the Future of the Library: A Dialogue.” Chemistry department representative, 2011

Western Preview, Chemistry Department Representative, 2010


Department of Chemistry

Chemistry Budget Committee (2014-present)

Chemistry Space Committee (2012-present, Chair 2016-present)

Department Assessment Committee (2013-2017)

General Chemistry Task Force Committee (2015-2016)

Faculty Search Committee, Chair (2014)

WWU Chemistry REU Program, Director (2011-2013)

Department Graduate Committee (2008 - present)

Department Library Liaison (2008 – 2014)

Department NMR Committee (2009 – present)

Chemistry Graduate Program Task Force, member (2010 - 2011)

“What, When, Where, and How of Graduate School in the Sciences.” panelist (2008, 2010, 2016)

“Meet the Chemistry Research Faculty.” Organic Chemistry representative (2011)

Guest Panelist for Future Teachers in SCED 294 (Prof. Emily Borda) Spring 2010

Chemistry Department Seminar Coordinator (Winter 2011, Fall 2020)

M.S Thesis Committee Member

Chemistry Department tour: Sehome High School (2011), Chinook Middle School (2011), Kulshan Middle School (2015)