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Person Details: Thomas Michael Young

Superfund Research Program

Thomas Michael Young

University of California-Davis
Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
3113 EUIII
Davis, California 95616
Phone: 530-754-9399
Fax: 530-752-7872


Research Briefs




  • Alaimo CP, Li Y, Green PG, Kleeman MJ, Young TM. 2021. Diversity of carbonyl compounds in biogas and natural gas revealed using high-resolution mass spectrometry and nontarget analysis. Environ Sci Technol 55:PMID:34523924
  • Black G, Ho G, Denison MS, Young TM. 2021. Using Estrogenic Activity and Nontargeted Chemical Analysis to Identify Contaminants in Sewage Sludge. Environ Sci Technol 55:6729-6739. doi:10.1021/acs.est.0c07846 PMID:33909413
  • Kim K, Shin H, Wong L, Young TM, Bennett DH. 2021. Evaluating couch polyurethane foam for a potential passive sampler of semivolatile organic compounds. Chemosphere 271:129349. doi:10.1016/j.chemosphere.2020.129349 PMID:33429263 PMCID:PMC7969436
  • Kim K, Shin H, Wong L, Young TM, Bennett DH. 2021. Temporal variability of indoor dust concentrations of semivolatile organic compounds. Indoor Air 31(3):doi:10.1111/ina.12759 PMID:33022817
  • Pinkanjananavee K, Teh SJ, Kurobe T, Lam CH, Tran F, Young TM. 2021. Potential impacts on treated water quality of recycling dewatered sludge supernatant during harmful cyanobacterial blooms. Toxins (Basel) 13(2):99. doi:10.3390/toxins13020099 PMID:33572944
  • Rodgers KM, Bennett DH, Moran R, Knox K, Stoiber T, Gill R, Young TM, Blum A, Dodson RE. 2021. Do flame retardant concentrations change in dust after older upholstered furniture is replaced?. Environ Int 153:doi:10.1016/j.envint.2021.106513 PMID:33770624 PMCID:PMC8154740
  • Wrightwood OM, Hattaway ME, Young TM, Bischel HN. 2021. Assessment of woodchip bioreactor characteristics and their influences on joint nitrate and pesticide removal. ACS ES&T Wat
  • Young TM, Black G, Wong L, Bloszies CS, Fiehn O, He G, Denison MS, Vogel CF, Durbin-Johnson BP. 2021. Identifying toxicologically significant compounds in urban wildfire ash using in vitro bioassays and high-resolution mass spectrometry. Environ Sci Technol 55:3657-3667. doi:10.1021/acs.est.0c06712 PMID:33647203 PMCID:PMC8351470


  • Black G, Anumol T, Young TM. 2019. Analyzing a broader spectrum of endocrine active organic contaminants in sewage sludge with high resolution LC-QTOF-MS suspect screening and QSAR toxicity prediction. Environ Sci Process Impacts 21(7):1099-1114. doi:10.1039/c9em00144a PMID:31179481 PMCID:PMC7036296
  • Garrido JA, Parthasarathy S, Moschet C, Young TM, McKone TE, Bennett DH. 2019. Exposure assessment for air-to-skin uptake of semivolatile organic compounds (SVOCs) indoors. Environ Sci Technol 53(3):1608-1616. doi:10.1021/acs.est.8b05123 PMID:30525510 PMCID:PMC7036297
  • Middleton ER, Talaugon S, Young TM, Wong L, Fluharty S, Reed K, Cosby C, Myers II R. 2019. Bi-directional learning: Identifying contaminants on the Yurok Indian Reservation. Int J Environ Res Public Health 16:pii:E3513. doi:10.3390/ijerph16193513 PMID:31547171 PMCID:PMC6801823
  • Shin H, Moschet C, Young TM, Bennett DH. 2019. Measured concentrations of consumer product chemicals in California house dust: Implications for sources, exposure, and toxicity potential. Indoor Air 30(1):60-75. doi:10.1111/ina.12607 PMID:31587372 PMCID:PMC6917863


  • Moschet C, Anumol T, Lew BM, Bennett DH, Young TM. 2018. Household dust as a repository of chemical accumulation: new insights from a comprehensive high-resolution mass spectrometric study. Environ Sci Technol 52:2878-2887. doi:10.1021/acs.est.7b05767 PMID:29437387


  • Moschet C, Lew BM, Hasenbein S, Anumol T, Young TM. 2017. LC- and GC-QTOF-MS as complementary tools for a comprehensive micropollutant analysis in aquatic systems. Environ Sci Technol 51(3):1553-1561. doi:10.1021/acs.est.6b05352 PMID:28026950


  • Bair DA, Mukome FN, Popova IA, Ogunyoku TA, Jefferson A, Wang D, Hafner SC, Young TM, Parikh SJ. 2016. Sorption of pharmaceuticals, heavy metals, and herbicides to biochar in the presence of biosolids. J Environ Qual 45(6):1998-2006. doi:10.2134/jeq2016.03.0106 PMID:27898796
  • Parry E, Young TM. 2016. Comparing targeted and non-targeted high-resolution mass spectrometric approaches for assessing advanced oxidation reactor performance. Water Res 104:72-81. doi:10.1016/j.watres.2016.07.056 PMID:27518144


  • Ogunyoku TA, Young TM. 2014. Removal of triclocarban and triclosan during municipal biosolid production. Water Environ Res 86(3):197-203. PMID:24734467 PMCID:PMC3989550



  • Ahn K, Kasagami T, Tsai H, Schebb N, Ogunyoku TA, Gee SJ, Young TM, Hammock BD. 2012. An immunoassay to evaluate human/environmental exposure to the antimicrobial triclocarban. Environ Sci Technol 46:374-381. doi:10.1021/es202494d PMID:22077920 PMCID:PMC3258304 (Completed with ARRA Funds)
  • Jorgenson BC, Wissel-Tyson C, Young TM. 2012. Factors contributing to the off-target transport of pyrethroid insecticides from urban surfaces. J Agric Food Chem 60(30):7333-7340. doi:10.1021/jf301241n PMID:22784034 PMCID:PMC3646940





  • Huang X, Massoudieh A, Young TM. 2006. Measured and predicted herbicide removal by mulch. J Environ Eng (New York) 132(8):918-925.


  • Huang X, Fong S, Deanovic LA, Young TM. 2005. Toxicity of herbicides in highway runoff. Environ Toxicol Chem 24(9):2336-2340. PMID:16193763
  • Ju D, Young TM. 2005. The influence of natural organic matter rigidity on the sorption, desorption, and competitive displacement rates of 1,2-dichlorobenzene. Environ Sci Technol 39(20):7956-7963. PMID:16295861
  • Ju D, Young TM. 2005. The influence of the rigidity of geosorbent organic matter on non-ideal sorption behaviors of chlorinated benzenes. Water Res 39(12):2599-2610. PMID:15967474
  • Massoudieh A, Huang X, Young TM, Marino MA. 2005. Modeling fate and transport of roadside-applied herbicides. J Environ Eng (New York) 131(7):1057-1067.
  • Moore AM, Young TM. 2005. Chloride interactions with iron surfaces: implications for perchlorate and nitrate remediation using permeable reactive barriers. J Environ Eng (New York) 131(6):924-933.
  • Watanabe N, Schwartz E, Scow KM, Young TM. 2005. Relating desorption and biodegradation of phenanthrene to SOM structure characterized by quantitative pyrolysis GC-MS. Environ Sci Technol 39(16):6170-6181. PMID:16173578


  • Huang X, Pedersen TL, Fischer M, White R, Young TM. 2004. Herbicide runoff along highways. 1. Field observations. Environ Sci Technol 38(12):3263-3271. PMID:15260322
  • Huang X, Pedersen TL, Fischer M, White R, Young TM. 2004. Herbicide runoff along highways. 2. Sorption control. Environ Sci Technol 38(12):3272-3278. PMID:15260323
  • Ju D, Young TM. 2004. Effects of competitor and natural organic matter characteristics on the equilibrium sorption of 1,2-dichlorobenzene in soil and shale. Environ Sci Technol 38(22):5863-5870. PMID:15573583
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