Jenny Wong | Mount Allison

Jenny Wong

Assistant Professor
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Office
Barclay 317 (Office); Barclay 305 (Lab)

Publications

Zhang, Q.; Pardo, M.; Rudich, Y.; Kaplan-Ashiri, I.; Wong, J.P.S.; Davis, A.Y.; Black, M.S.; Weber, R.J. Chemical Composition and Toxicity of Particles Emitted from a Consumer-level 3D Printer using Various Materials, Environ. Sci. Technol., 53, 12054-12061, 2019.

Wong, J.P.S.; Tsagaraki, M.; Mihalopoulos, N.; Violaki, K.; Kanakidou, M.; Nenes, A.; Weber, R.J. Effects of Atmospheric Processing on the Oxidative Potential of Biomass Burning Organic Aerosols, Environ. Sci. Technol., 12, 6747-6756, 2019.

Wong, J.P.S.; Carslaw, N.; Zhao, R.; Zhou, S.; Abbatt, J.P.D. Observations and Impacts of Bleach Washing on Indoor Air Chlorine Chemistry, Indoor Air,  27, 1082-1090, 2017.

Wong, J.P.S.; Lee, A.K.Y.; Abbatt, J.P.D. Impacts of Sulfate Seed Acidity and Water Content on Isoprene Secondary Organic Aerosol Formation, Environ. Sci. Technol. , 49, 13215-13221, 2015.

Wong, J.P.S.; Zhou, S.; Abbatt, J.P.D. Changes in Secondary Organic Aerosol Composition and Mass due to Photolysis: Relative Humidity Dependence, J. Phys. Chem. A.  119, 4309-4316, 2014.

Wong, J.P.S.; Lee, A.K.Y.; Slowik, J.G.; Cziczo, D.J.; Leaitch, W.R.; MacDonald, A.; Abbatt, J.P.D. Oxidation of Biogenic Secondary Organic Aerosol (SOA) by Hydroxyl Radical: Effects on Cloud Condensation Nuclei Activity, Geophys. Res. Lett. 38, L22805, 2011.

Education

Postdoctoral Fellowship/Research Scientist, School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Georgia Institute of Technology

PhD, MSc Environmental Chemistry, University of Toronto

H BSc Chemistry, University of Toronto

Teaching

Fall 2022

CHEM 3521 - Environmental Chemistry

Winter 2023

CHEM 3421 — Analytical Chemistry II: Instrumental Methods of Analysis

CHEM 4991 — Analytical Environmental Chemistry

Research

The field of environmental chemistry focuses on understanding the chemical processes that occur in the environment, such as the sources, reactions, transport, and fate of chemical species in air, soil, and water; and their impacts. Environmental chemistry is highly interdisciplinary in nature; applying concepts in analytical, physical, organic and inorganic chemistry in order to understand and solve environmental issues.

Our research explores the chemistry involving atmospheric aerosols and impacts on climate and human health. We do this by combining lab experiments with field measurements, as well as developing new analytical tools. Our current research focuses on addressing the following questions:

  • What are the (outdoor and indoor) sources of aerosol containing well-known and emerging toxic species?
  • Do chemical processes involving aerosol affect its toxicity?
  • Is there a cost-effective, but highly sensitive approach to measure metals in aerosols?