Elizabeth Gaona Colmán

Postdoctoral Visitor, York University, 2018-present

Elizabeth completed her PhD at the National University of Córdoba in Argentina under the supervision of Prof. Teruel studying the kinetics and mechanisms of BVOC oxidation. She joined the group in fall 2018 to examine the atmospheric formation and chemistry of perfluoroalkyl acids.

graduate students


Joseph bautista

PhD, Memorial University, 2013-present

Joseph completed his BSc(Hon) and MSc at Ryerson University before joining CJY Group in 2013. His research focuses on the occurrence and long-range transport of flame retardants and their natural analogues in the environment.


teles furlani

PhD, York University, 2014-present

Teles completed his BSc(Hon) at Memorial University. He joined the CJY Group for his Honours project and then continued in the group for his PhD. Teles' research focuses on the detection, chemistry, and transport of atmospheric strong acids.


devon mcgrath

PhD, Memorial University, 2016-present

Devon completed his BSc(Hon) at St. Francis Xavier University. His project focuses on developing and testing novel materials specific to atmospheric pollutants. He is co-supervised by Prof. Michael Katz.


Jessica Clouthier

PhD, York University, 2018-present

Jessica completed her BSc(Hon) at Laurentian University, followed by a MSc at the University of Toronto before joining the group in September 2018. Her work focuses on the development of analytical methods to test our understanding of atmospheric formation and transport of contaminants.


andrea angelucci

MSc, York University, 2018-present

Andrea joined the group as an undergraduate student in January 2018 for his CHEM 4000 project. He chose to continue his work for an MSc degree, starting in September 2018. His work focuses on reactive chlorine in urban Toronto and its impacts on air quality.


Daniel Persaud

MSc, York University, 2018-present

Daniel completed his undergraduate training at the University of Guyana. He joined the group in September 2018. Daniel is using atmospheric deposition (precipitation and ice cores) to study the atmospheric formation and long-range transport of contaminants.

undergraduate students


Lisa Azzarello

BSc(Hon), York University

Lisa joined the group as a CHEM 4000 student in September 2018. She is studying the composition of size-resolved aerosols in Toronto.