Yan Jin


  • 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)

Contact Information Yan Jin

Edward and Elizabeth Rosenberg Professor
Soil Physics/
Environmental Tox

Plant and Soil Sciences
473 Harker ISE Laboratory
221 Academy Street
Newark, DE 19716
Phone: (302) 831-6969
Email: yjin@udel.edu