We are very happy to announce the publication of our exciting new results demonstrating the first direct detection of organic material at the gas-aerosol interface. This article is the first publication to result from the Columbia-Temple NSF Photoactivator collaboration.
Observation of Organic Molecules at the Aerosol Surface. Yajing Wu, Wanyi Li, Bolei Xu, Xia Li, Han Wang, V. Faye McNeill, Yi Rao, and Hai-Lung Dai J. Phys. Chem. Lett., Just Accepted Manuscript (2016). link to paper
Prof. McNeill visited the Department of Chemistry at Temple University to give a seminar on April 7, 2016. Here she is pictured with several members of the Columbia-Temple NSF Photoactivator Project team, including Prof. Hai-Lung Dai and Prof. Yi Rao.
AIRE is an acronym for “Atmospheric Information Resource for Educators and students” and is also Spanish for “air.” This website has been active since 2008 (under its former name, “Science of the Atmosphere,” until 2014). Our goal is to provide interesting, accessible, scientifically accurate information about our changing environment. We post and tweet in two languages (English and Spanish). Follow AIRE on twitter at @AIRE_outreach.
We are happy to announce that Dr. Joe Woo has joined the faculty at Lafayette College as a tenure-track Assistant Professor. He is the first McNeill Group alumnus to go on to a university-
level faculty position. Congratulations, Joe!
Today we had a very productive meeting with our collaborators from Temple University for an update on our joint NSF project, “Photoactivator Chemistry in Atmospheric Aerosols” (CHE-1506789). Left to right: Dr. Yi Rao (Temple), VFM, Yuan Zeng (Temple), Nabil Khan, Jian Xu, Alison Fankhauser, William Tsui, Yajing Wu (Temple).
Things are buzzing in the McNeill group this Fall! We are very happy to announce the addition of a new Columbia Chemical Engineering PhD candidate to the McNeill Group, William Gang Tsui. William is a graduate of Cooper Union. We also welcome Nate (Jian Xu), a CSC fellow and PhD student from Fudan University. We are joined by Masters’ students Leah Curry, from CCNY, and Linfeng Du. New undergraduate students include Mackenzie Blaine Humes and Dexter Dante Antonio. Finally, we welcome junior member Aayan, Prof. McNeill’s son, born 9/10/15!