Matthias Young portrait

Matthias J. Young

Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering

W2025 Lafferre Hall

Phone: 573-882-9908

Email: matthias.young@missouri.edu

Chemical and Biomedical Engineering


Matthias J. Young is an assistant professor at the University of Missouri with a joint appointment in the Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering and the Department of Chemistry. Young received a BS in chemical engineering from the University of Missouri and a PhD in chemical engineering from the University of Colorado-Boulder. He is a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program recipient and a former National Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Boulder, Colorado. Young also worked as a postdoctoral researcher at Argonne National Laboratory prior to joining the faculty at the University of Missouri in 2018. Young runs the Mizzou Thin Film Coatings and Materials Electrochemistry Lab. His group focuses on the intersection of thin film coating chemistry and electrochemical material properties. Current research projects focus on electrode materials for energy storage and water treatment applications. Young is the recipient of the 2020 Paul H. Holloway Young Investigator Award from the American Vacuum Society Thin Film Division and has published more than 25 journal articles and five patents.


PhD Chemical Engineering, University of Colorado, Boulder
MS Chemical Engineering, University of Colorado, Boulder
BS Chemical Engineering, University of Missouri

Technical Focus

Atomic layer deposition

Atomic structure

Energy storage

Materials electrochemistry

Molecular layer deposition

Thin film coatings

Water desalination