Assistant Professor
AEC 262
(610) 330-3291


  • Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, Columbia University
  • B.S., Chemical Engineering, Columbia University

Teaching Areas

  • Thermodynamics
  • Process Control
  • Environmental Chemistry

Research Interests

  • Atmospheric chemistry, focusing primarily on reactive uptake of volatile organic compounds onto inorganic atmospheric aerosols.
  • Computational prediction of aqueous secondary organic aerosol (SOA) mass formation under ambient conditions
  • Characterization of aerosol physical property changes due to formation of surface-active and light-absorbing species via photo-oxidation and aerosol aging

Selected Publications

  • “simpleGAMMA 1.0 – A reduced model of secondary organic aerosol formation in the aqueous aerosol phase (aaSOA)” JL Woo and VF McNeill, Geosci. Model. Dev. 8, 1821-1829 (2015)  (Link to paper)
  • “Aqueous aerosol SOA formation: Impact on aerosol physical properties” JL Woo, DD Kim, AN Schwier, R Li and VF McNeill. Faraday Discuss., 165, 357-367 (2013). (Link to paper)
  • “Aqueous-phase Secondary Organic Aerosol and Organosulfate Formation in Atmospheric Aerosols: A Modeling Study” VF McNeill, JL Woo, DD Kim, AN Schwier, NJ Wannell, AJ Sumner, JM Barakat. Environ. Sci. Technol.,  46 (15), 8075–8081 (2012). (Link to paper)