Dr. Cora Young completed her undergraduate and doctoral studies in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Toronto under the supervision of Scott Mabury, where she studied the atmospheric fate and transport of polyfluorinated compounds. She then took on a postdoctoral position at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), working with Steve Brown. There, she developed new optical techniques to study trace reactive species that impact air quality, including nitrous acid. Cora was an assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry at Memorial University from 2012 to 2017. She joined the Department of Chemistry at York University in July of 2017 as the Guy Warwick Rogers Chair in Chemistry. Her research focuses on the development and application of new analytical techniques to increase our understanding of issues in air quality, climate change, and pollutant transport.
2017–present Assistant Professor and Rogers Chair, Department of Chemistry, York University
2012–2017 Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Memorial University
2010–2012 NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
2010 PhD, University of Toronto
2004 BSc(Hon), University of Toronto