V. Faye McNeill

Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering

Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering
816 Mudd Bldg.
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Email: vfm2103@columbia.edu
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Research Interests:

Atmospheric aerosol particles and ice in the environment have a profound influence on Earth’s climate and atmospheric composition.  We perform laboratory and modeling studies of the chemistry and physics of atmospheric aerosols and ice in the environment, with a special focus on heterogeneous chemistry and interfaces. The results of these studies increase our understanding of the effects of human activities on the environment and improve the predictive power of atmospheric chemistry and climate models.

Selected Publications:

"Ozone Oxidation of Oleic Acid Surface Films Decreases Aerosol CCN Activity" AN Schwier, N Sareen, T Lathem, A Nenes, and VF McNeill. J. Geophys. Res.-Atmos., 116, D16202, doi:10.1029/2010JD015520 (2011) link to paper

"Modeling Interfacial Liquid Layers on Environmental Ices" MH Kuo, SG Moussa, VF McNeill. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 11, 9971-9982 (2011) link to paper

"Ozone oxidation of surface-adsorbed polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs): Role of PAH-surface interaction" SN Chu, S Sands, MR Tomasik, PS Lee, VF McNeill.J. Am. Chem. Soc., 132 (45), 15968-15975 (2010) link to paper

"Glyoxal-Methylglyoxal Cross-Reactions in Secondary Organic Aerosol Formation" AN Schwier, N Sareen, D Mitroo, EL Shapiro, VF McNeill. Environ. Sci. Technol, 44 (16), 6174-6182 (2010) link to paper

"Secondary organic aerosol material formed by methylglyoxal in aqueous aerosol mimics" N Sareen, AN Schwier, EL Shapiro, D Mitroo, VF McNeill. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 10, 997-1016 (2010) link to paper

"Light-absorbing secondary organic aerosol material formed by glyoxal in aqueous aerosol mimics" EL Shapiro, J Szprengiel, N Sareen, CN Jen, MR Giordano, VF McNeill. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 9, 2289-2300 (2009) link to paper

"Ice in the environment: connections to atmospheric chemistry" VF McNeill, MG Hastings. Environ. Res. Lett., 3, 045004, doi:10.1088/1748-9326/3/4/045004 (2008) link to paper

"Heterogeneous OH Oxidation of Palmitic Acid in Single Component and Internally Mixed Aerosol Particles: Vaporization and the Role of Particle Phase" VF McNeill, RLN Yatavelli, JA Thornton, CB Stipe, O Landgrebe. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 8, 5465-5476 (2008) link to paper

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