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
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
American Academy of Environmental Engineers, Honor Award (Research) for
Excellence in Environmental Engineering (for research conducted with Camp,
Dresser, and McKee and ALCOA on developing a protocol for deriving cleanup
levels for soils and sediments, April 22, 1999)
Consulting Engineers Council of New York, Silver Medal Award (for research
conducted with Camp, Dresser, and McKee and ALCOA on developing a protocol
for deriving cleanup levels for soils and sediments, February 8, 1999)
American Water Works Association Distribution and Plant Operations Division
Best Paper Award (with T.J. Brady, J.E. Van Benschoten, D.P. Lewis, and
J. Sferrazza for: Sampling and Enumeration of Zebra Mussel Veligers: Implications
for Control. J. Amer. Water Works Assoc., 85(6), 100-103,
Certificate of Merit, American Chemical Society (for presentation with
T. Coulibaly), 1991
Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching, 1995
University Teaching Fellow, 1991
American Chemical Society, Graduate Student Award in Environmental Chemistry,
Thomas J. Watson Fellow, 1980-81
California Institute of Technology, graduation with honor, 1980
Caltech Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow, 1979
J.N. Jensen. A Userís Guide to Engineering. John Wiley and Sons,
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,
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,
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