Contact Information


Jie Han

Professor, Ph.D. (Auckland)
XJTU Young Talent Tier-A Appointment
Institute of Global Environmental Change
School of Human Settlements and Civil Engineering
Xi’an Jiaotong University
Xi’an 710049, P.R. China
E-mail: jiehan (at)
Member, American Chemical Society
Member, International Water Association
Member, Council of Science Editors
Member, China Editology Society of Science Periodicals
Editorial Board, Animal Diseases (BMC Springer Nature)
Editorial Board, Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety (Elsevier)


I am the Principal Investigator (PI) of the Environmental and Public Health Group and a Professor with a 'Young Talent Tier A' appointment at Xi'an Jiaotong University (XJTU), member of the C9 league universities in China, which is ranked among the top 10 in science and engineering in the country. 


The overall theme of my research is on emerging contaminants and public health, and much of my previous work was on the migration of trace organic compounds into and out of polymers including membranes, plastics, and elastomers. I have a strong interest in advancing public health including exposure identification, risk assessment, mitigation, and science communication to the public. 


Prior to joining XJTU, I received research training and experience from the University of Auckland (UoA), National University of Singapore (NUS), University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (UIUC), and University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass Amherst), and worked with the PIs of several world-renowned laboratories in my fields. Since my Auckland times, I have supervised about 30 students, including several undergraduates and Master's students who later developed strong interests in scientific research and pursued PhDs. To date, I have delivered several research projects as the PI with about 3.5 million yuan in funding. I have a strong passion in scientific writing, editing, and communication. I hold appointments as the editorial board member of two scholarly journals and serve as a member of the Council of Science Editors and the China Editology Society of Science Periodicals.


Our current research covers the following domains:


(1) Drinking water safety


(2) Passive water sampling technologies


(3) Analytical techniques for determination of trace organic contaminants


(4) Industrial wastewater treatement and compliance on effluent discharge


(5) Extraction and recovery of compounds from high-loading industrial process and waste streams



We seek students, postdocs, visiting students or scholars, and collaborators from environmental science and engineering, civil or municipal engineering, applied or analytical chemistry, polymer science and engineering, and other related disciplines to conduct further work in these research domains.

Publications & Preprints


Catch Me If You Can: Chemical Adulteration in Wastewater Compliance Testing. Available at SSRN. (Date Written: 11 April 2021)

(刘丽平 等. 猫鼠游戏:污水排放检测中化学干扰剂的使用)



Research Article:
Urban flooding events could pose risks of virus spread and community outbreaks during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Science of the Total Environment. (Published 23 September 2020; Submitted 30 June 2020) (JCR Q1, IF 6.551)

(韩杰 等.  疫情期间的城市洪灾导致新冠病毒传播与社区爆发的风险)



Review / Perspective:

Open defecation and squat toilets, an overlooked risk of fecal transmission of COVID-19 and other pathogens in developing communitiesEnvironmental Chemistry Letters (Accepted 17 November 2020; Submitted 4 November 2020) (JCR Q1, IF 5.922)

(孙世翼 等.  露天排便和蹲厕:发展中社区中被忽视的新冠及其它粪源病原体的传播风险)



Research Article:

Consumer-grade polyurethane foam functions as a large and selective absorption sink for bisphenol A in aqueous media. Journal of Materials Chemistry A. (Published 23 March 2015)  (JCR Q1, IF 11.301)

(韩杰 等. 聚氨酯泡沫对水中双酚A塑化剂的大量选择性吸收)




Remarkable sorption properties of polyamide 12 microspheres for a broad-spectrum antibacterial (triclosan) in water. Journal of Materials Chemistry A. (Published 4 March 2013) (JCR Q1, IF 11.301)

(韩杰 等. 聚酰胺12微球对水中广谱抗菌剂三氯生的显著吸附性能)



Research Article:

Adsorption of ethinylestradiol (EE2) on polyamide 612: Molecular modeling and effects of water chemistry. Water Research. (Published 8 February 2013) (JCR Q1, IF 9.130)

(韩杰 等. 炔雌醇在聚酰胺6/12上吸附的研究:分子模拟及水化学效应)



Research Article:

Capturing hormones and bisphenol A from water via sustained hydrogen bond driven sorption in polyamide microfiltration membranes. Water Research. (Published 16 October 2012) (JCR Q1, IF 9.130)

(韩杰 等. 聚酰胺微滤膜通过氢键作用从水中持续性地捕获激素与双酚A)



Research Article:

Removal of ethinylestradiol (EE2) from water via adsorption on aliphatic polyamides. Water Research. (Published 10 August 2012) (JCR Q1, IF 9.130)

(韩杰 等. 脂肪族聚酰胺吸附去除水中的炔雌醇)



Research Article:

Comparative photocatalytic degradation of estrone in water by ZnO and TiO2 under artificial UVA and solar irradiation. Chemical Engineering Journal. (Published 5 October 2012) (JCR Q1, IF 10.652)

(韩杰 等.  人工紫外和太阳辐照下氧化锌与二氧化钛光催化降解水中雌酮的比较)



Research Article:

Potential dissolution and photo-dissolution of ZnO thin films. Journal of Hazardous Materials. (Published 18 January 2010) (JCR Q1, IF 9.038)

(韩杰 等.  氧化锌薄膜在水中的溶解与光溶解)



Research Article:

Surface Wettability of Nanostructured Zinc Oxide Films. Journal of Electronic Materials. (Published 30 December 2008) (JCR Q2, IF 1.774)

(韩杰 等.  纳米氧化锌薄膜表面的水润湿性)



Research Article (in Chinese):

Degradation of Linear Alkyl Benzens Sulfonate by Fenton Reagent Oxidationunder Ultrasonic Field Radiation. Chongqing Environmental Sciences. 重庆环境科学(北大核心中文期刊) (Published September 2003)

(赵景联 韩杰. 超声辐射Fenton试剂耦合法降解直链十二烷基苯磺酸钠的研究)