Dr. McNeely's life was characterized by his
many notable achievements, starting with his academic honors in the late 1940's, he developed the first practical chromatographic
method for separation and analysis of trace amounts of colorless sugars. He directed the extended research in xanthan gum,
which resulted in the first biogum approved as a food additive stabilizer. Dr. McNeely developed the first water-based dispersant
which was ultimately utilized on the Santa Barbara spill in 1969. Dr. McNeely published many leading edge technical
articles on various scientific matters and held over 30 scientific patents. Dr. McNeely was a careful environmentalist and
his interests included philosophy and theology and was an active member of the Foothills United Methodist Church.
Dr. McNeely Bio
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