Joseph L. Woo

Assistant Professor
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Lafayette College
Visting Assistant Professor
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Lafayette College
Postdoctoral Research Scientist
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Columbia University
Ph.D., Chemical Engineering
Columbia University
M.S., Chemical Engineering
Columbia University
B.S., Chemical Engineering
Columbia University


Lafayette College Aaron O. Hoff Superior Teaching Award in Engineering or Natural Sciences
May 2017

Columbia University Presidential Graduate Teaching Award
May 2012

Columbia University SEAS Extraordinary Teaching Assistant Award
December 2011


  • “In Situ Surface Tension Measurements of Hanging Droplet Methylglyoxal/Ammonium Sulfate Aerosol Mimics under Photooxidative Conditions” T Beier, ER Cotter, MM Galloway, and JL Woo. ACS Earth and Space Chem. 3 (7) 1208-1215 (2019) (Link to paper)
  • “Impact of Aerosol-Cloud Cycling on Aqueous Secondary Organic Aerosol Formation” Tsui, W.G., Woo, J.L., McNeill, V.F. Atmosphere 10(11), 666 (2019) (Link to paper)
  • “Concept for an electrostatic focusing device for continuous ambient pressure aerosol concentration” JL Woo, N Sareen, AN Schwier, and VF McNeill, Atmos. Meas. Tech. 12, 3395-3402 (2019). (Link to paper)
  • “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)
  • “Inorganic salts interact with organic di-acids in submicron particles to form material with low hygroscopicity and volatility” GT Drozd, JL Woo, SAK Hakkinen, A Nenes, and VF McNeill. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 14, 5205-5215 (2014). (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)

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