Department of Plant and Soil Sciences
University of Delaware
157 Townsend Hall
Newark, DE 19716
Ph.D., Environmental Toxicology, University of California, Riverside, 1994
M.S., Soil Chemistry, New Mexico State University, 1989
B.S., Soil Science, Agricultural University of Hebei, China, 1983
Dr. Jin’s research is in the general area of measurement of modeling of contaminant interfacial reaction and transport in porous media, with special emphasis on the vadose (unsaturated) zone. Dr. Jin’s group is currently engaged in the following research activities: assess environmental fate and transport behavior of pathogens (viruses, bacteria, protozoa) in soil and groundwater; elucidate mechanisms of colloidal interfacial interactions in porous media; investigate the extent and conditions of colloid-facilitated contaminant transport; development of a new technology for removal and inactivation of waterborne pathogenic microorganisms; study of agglomeration, retention, and transport behavior of manufactured nanoparticles in saturated and unsaturated systems. Studies include traditional batch and column studies as well as innovative methodologies employing micromodels and state-of-the-art microscopic and spectroscopic instruments.
Dr. Jin teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in the areas of environmental soil physics and fate and transport of contaminants in porous media.