Young, Mark
Chemistry of the atmosphere, hydrosphere, and lithosphere

Contact Information
Teaching Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Office: Urey Hall 2246
Phone: 858-534-8890
1987 Ph.D., Physical Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley
1979 A.B., Princeton University
1990-2018 Professor, University of Iowa
Research Interests
Dr. Young’s research interests include the optical properties of atmospheric aerosol, especially light absorbing organic particles of anthropogenic and biogenic origin. He is interested in the photochemistry of environmental surface waters and photochemical reactions involving atmospheric aerosol. The environmental fate of various pollutants, nanomaterials, and biological particles is also a subject of study. Dr. Young continues to develop mass spectrometric and optical techniques to detect and characterize atmospheric particulate matter and trace species in the air and water.
Primary Research Area
Chemical Education
Interdisciplinary interests
Atmospheric and Environmental
Computational and Theoretical

Selected Publications