Cora Young, PhD

Cora’s research focuses on the development and application of new analytical techniques to increase understanding of issues in air quality, climate change and pollutant transport.

Cora is a leader in environmental chemistry with expertise in the fate and transport of pollutants, using state-of-the-science analytical techniques to characterize chemicals, their sources and their fates in the environment. 

She completed her undergraduate and doctoral studies in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Toronto where she studied the atmospheric fate and transport of polyfluorinated compounds. She then took a postdoctoral position at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) where she developed new optical techniques to study trace reactive species that impact air quality, including nitrous acid.

“Our group develops new analytical techniques to provide unique insights into unknown or poorly constrained environmental chemical processes. We focus on problems at the leading edge of environmental chemistry, including climate change, air quality and long-range transport of contaminants.”

Cora Young