Jennifer Young, PhD


Chair and Associate Professor, Department of Biology and Chemistry

Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 6517

Email: [email protected]

Office Location: Segerstrom Science Center, Room 302

Video Introduction

Jennifer Young, PhD, completed her doctoral work at Texas A&M University and started her career as a part-time lecturer at California State University, Los Angeles, where she had the opportunity to teach a variety of chemistry classes. She enjoys designing chemistry courses that emphasize understanding of the course material, teaching, and interacting with students. Young's research focuses on the synthesis and reactivity of first-row transition metal complexes and their potential application in biological systems and/or catalysis. Her expertise is in synthetic inorganic chemistry with a focus on early transition metal complexes, air-sensitive synthetic techniques, and spectroscopic analysis of chemical compounds.


  • PhD, Inorganic Chemistry, Texas A&M University
  • BS, Chemistry, Grove City College

Academic Area

  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences


  • Bioinorganic Chemistry
  • Spectroscopic Analysis of Chemical Compounds
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Air-sensitive Synthesis Techniques
  • Chemistry
  • Chemical Synthesis

Courses Taught

  • CHEM 123 - General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry for the Health Sciences
  • Chem 151 - General Chemistry I
  • CHEM 152 - General Chemistry II
  • CHEM 300 - Quantitative Chemical Analysis Theory
  • CHEM 310 - Quantitative Chemical Analysis Laboratory
  • CHEM 461 - Inorganic Chemistry
  • WRIT 240 - Scientific Writing