James N. Jensen - Short CV


James N. Jensen is currently Associate Professor of Civil Engineering and Director of the Master's of Science program in Environmental Science in the Environmental Engineering and Science group at the State University of New York at Buffalo. Dr. Jensen received his B.S. in Engineering and Applied Sciences from the California Institute of Technology in 1980. He received an MSPH in 1983 and Ph.D. in 1988 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


Dr. Jensen's current research interests are aimed at the fundamental chemistry and application of chemical oxidants in natural and engineered systems.  His research work has been funded by numerous federal agencies (e.g., Environmental Protection Agency, Fish and Wildlife Service), state agencies (e.g., NYS Energy Research and Development Authority), industry, and utilities.  Currently, Dr. Jensen and his students are conducting research in four areas: chemical oxidation, disinfection, pharmaceuticals in the environment, and pollutant availability.  More information of these research thrusts can be found here.


Dr. Jensen's teaching responsibilities are in the area of environmental engineering, with emphasis on environmental chemistry and physicochemical processes. He also directs and teaches the freshman engineering course EAS 140 (Engineering Solutions).  Dr. Jensen is preparing several textbooks, as described here.

Awards and Service

Dr. Jensen has served as the Chairman for the Standard Methods Joint Task Group on Oxidant Demand/Requirement.  Awards received by Dr. Jensen include:




Selected  Publications

J.N. Jensen. A Userís Guide to Engineering. John Wiley and Sons, 1999.

U. Ghosh, A.S. Weber, J.N. Jensen, and J.R. Smith, Jr. Congener Level PCB Desorption Kinetics of Field-Contaminated Sediments. J. Soil Contamination, 8(5), 593-613, 1999.

Yoon, J. and J.N. Jensen. Chlorine Transfer from Inorganic Monochloramine in Chlorinated Wastewater. Water Environ. Res., 67(5), 842-847, 1995.

Derrigan, J., L.-Y. Lin, and J.N. Jensen. Comparison of Free and Total Chlorine Measurement Methods in Municipal Wastewaters. Water Environ. Res., 65(3), 205-212, 1993.

 Yoon, J. and J.N. Jensen. Distribution of Aqueous Chlorine with Nitrogenous Compounds: Chlorine Transfer from Organic Chloramines to Ammonia. Environ. Sci. Technol., 27(2), 403-409, 1993.

Van Benschoten, J.E. J.N. Jensen, D.P. Lewis, and T.J. Brady. Chemical Oxidants for Controlling Zebra Mussels: A Synthesis of Laboratory and Field Studies. In: Zebra Mussels: Biology, Impacts and Controls, T.F. Nalepa and D.W. Schloesser (eds.). Lewis P ubl., Chelsea, MI, pp. 599-619, 1993.

Stowell, J.P. and J.N. Jensen. Dechlorination of Chlorendic Acid with Ozone. Water Research, 25(1), 83-90, 1991.

Last Updated: June 20, 2000