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V. Faye McNeill

Professor of Chemical Engineering and Earth and Environmental Sciences


V. Faye McNeill is a Professor of Chemical Engineering and Earth and Environmental Sciences at Columbia University and a member of the Earth Institute faculty. She is the principal investigator of the Clean Air Toolbox for Cities Initiative. She joined Columbia in 2007 and received tenure in 2014. She received her B.S. in Ch.E. from Caltech in 1999 and her PhD in Ch.E. from MIT in 2005, where she was a NASA Earth System Science Fellow. From 2005-2007 she was a postdoctoral scholar at the University of Washington Department of Atmospheric Sciences. She received the NSF CAREER and the ACS Petroleum Research Fund Doctoral New Investigator awards in 2009. She was the recipient of the Kenneth T. Whitby Award of AAAR in 2015 and a Mellichamp Emerging Leaders Lecturer in 2018. She is an Associate Editor for ACS Earth and Space Chemistry and was a co-editor of Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics from 2007-2017. She has served in multiple elected officer positions in AIChE, AAAR, and AGU. She is an appointed member of the IUPAC panel on kinetic data evaluation and the ACS Committee on Environmental Improvement.

Research interests: 
Air pollution, aerosols, atmospheric chemistry. Our research spans laboratory studies to improve our fundamental understanding of the Earth system, modeling work to improve large-scale models of atmospheric chemistry and climate, and solutions-oriented research to improve air quality in the global south.


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