Yan Jin

Department of Plant and Soil Sciences

Yan Jin

Edward and Elizabeth Rosenberg Professor
Soil Physics/ Environmental Tox


Office location:
473 Harker ISE Lab
Newark, DE 19716

Resources and links


  • Ph.D. – Environmental Toxicology/Soil Physics – University of California-Riverside
  • M.S. – Soil Chemistry – New Mexico State University
  • B.S. – Soil Science – Hebei Agricultural University, China

Current courses


We are interested in measurement, modeling, and interpretation of mass transport and transformation in soil and other environmental systems as well as colloidal processes at various interfaces. Our current research areas include: (1) fate and transport of colloids (including microorganisms and nanoparticles) in porous media; (2) the role of colloids in biogeochemical cycling of organic carbon, phosphorus, and other elements; (3) coupled physical (e.g., prefernetial flow) and biogeochemistry processes of soil organic carbon; (4) coupled physical, chemical, and biological processes in the rhizosphere; and (5) colloidal (microbial) processes at interfaces and food safety.

Professional activities

  • Associate Editor: Soil Systems
  • Associate Editor: Vadose Zone Journal
  • Chair, Soil Physics and Hydrology Division, Soil Science Society of America
  • Fellow, Soil Science Society of America
  • Member, American Geophysical Union
  • Member, International Society for Porous Media (InterPore)