Jay Gan | Professor of Environmental Chemistry


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Dr. Jay Gan is a Professor of Environmental Chemistry in the Department of Environmental Sciences at UC Riverside, where he also served as the Department Chair in 2007-2010. He is a fellow of the American Society of Agronomy (2006), a fellow of American Association for the Advancement of Science (2008), a fellow of Soil Science Society of America (2010), and a fellow of American Chemical Society-AGRO Division (2017). Professor Gan is a Co-Editor-in-Chief for Science of the Total Environment (STOTEN). He served as the Chair of Environmental Quality Division (S11) of Soil Science Society of America (2009-11), and the Chair of Agrochemicals Division of American Chemical Society (2014-16).

Professor Gan received his Ph.D. degree from Zhejiang University in China in 1988, followed by postdoctoral training at the UN-International Atomic Energy Agency’s Laboratories in Seibersdorf, Austria (1990-91), University of Minnesota (1991-93) and the USDA George E. Brown Salinity Laboratory (1993-95), where he was also a project scientist till 2001. He joined the faculty rank at UCR in 2001. Professor Gan is the (co)author of over 260 peer-reviewed journal articles, 4 edited books, and about 30 book chapters. As of September, 2019, his publications received over 9500 citations (ISI Web of Knowledge), with an H-index of 54. His Google Scholar citations were 12,500, h-index 61 and i10-index 244.

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