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Civil and Architectural Engineering

College of Engineering and Applied Science

Song Jin

Adjunct Professor of Environmental Engineering

Engineering Building
University of Wyoming
College of Engineering and Applied Science
Department of Civil & Architectural Engineering
Dept. 329
1000 E. University Avenue
Laramie, WY 82071
Office Phone: 970.449.9711
Fax Number: 307.766.2221


Song Jin


  • Ph.D., Zoology and Physiology (Environmental Microbiology), University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY, 1997
  • M.S., Plant Physiology (Molecular Biology), University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY, 1994
  • B.S., Biochemistry, Anhui University, Anhui, CHINA, 1990


Research Interests

Environmental Remediation - anaerobic and  anaerobic biodegradation of organic (e.g., petroleum, chlorinated solvents) and inorganic contaminants (e.g., heavy metals, acidity, sodicity) in soils, sediments and ground water; bioelectrochemical technologies and applications in remediation of soil and groundwater contamination; biological source treatment and prevention of acid mine/rock drainage

Value-added Conversion of Wastes - biochemically enhanced methane production from coal, oil shale, and other carbonaceous deposits; microbially and bioelectrochemically catalyzed conversion of carbon dioxide to organic acids and methane; bioelectrochemical conversion of graphite to grephene oxides under ambient conditions


Professional Certificate and Affiliations

  • Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM #12077), Institute of Hazardous Materials Management, 2003-present
  • American Chemistry Society
  • Association of Environmental Health and Safety (AEHS)
  • International Water Association (IWA)


Refereed Journal Publications

  1. Zhang, M., Lu, J., He, Y., Xu, Z., Zhang, B., S. Jin. 2015. Removal of polybrominated diphenyl ethers in pure water using Fe/Pd biometallic nanoparticles. Frontiers of Environmental Science & Engineering, DOI 10.1007/s11783-015-0778-x
  1. Wang, Y., Lu, J., Wu, J., Liu, Q., Zhang, H., and Jin, S. 2015. Adsorptive removal of fluroquinolone antibiotics using bamboo biochar. Sustainability, 7:12947-12957
  1. Wu, J., Zhao, W., Lu, J., Jin, S., Wang, J., Qian, J. 2015. Geographic information system based approach for the investigation of groundwater nitrogen pollution near a closed old landfill site in Beijing, China. Environmental Engineering and Management Journal. In press
  1. Wang, H., Luo, H., Fallgren, P., Jin, S., Ren, Z. 2015. Bioelectrochemical system platform for sustainable environmental remediation and energy generation. Journal of Biotechnology Advances, 3:317-334
  1. Chen, L., Liu, Y., Jin, S., and Liu, F. 2014. Presence of semi-volatile organic contaminants in shallow groundwater of selected regions in China. Groundwater Monitoring & Remediation. 34:33-43
  1. Chen, L., Liu, Y., Liu, F., and Jin, S. 2014. Treatment of co-mingled benzene, toluene and TCE in groundwater. Journal of Hazardous Materials. 275: 116-120
  1. Wu, J., Gao, L., Zhang, Z., Jin, S. 2014.  Characteristics variation of tailings using cemented paste backfill technique.  Water, Air, & Soil Pollution.  225:1974
  1. Lu, L., Yazdi, H., Jin, S., Zuo, Y., Fallgren, P.H., and Ren, Z.J. 2014. Enhanced bioremediation of hydrocarbon-contaminated soil using pilot-scale bioelectrochemical systems. Journal of Hazardous Materials. 274: 8-15
  1. Hou, G., Liu, F., Liu, M., Kong, X., Li, S., Chen, L., Colberg, P.J.S., Jin, S., Chen. H. 2014. Performance of a permeable reactive barrier for in situ removal of ammonium in groundwater.  Water Science Technology: Water Supply. 14: 585-592
  1. Lu, L., Huggins, T., Jin, S., Zuo, Y., Ren, Z.J. 2014. Microbial metabolism and community structures in response to bioelectrochemically enhanced remediation of petroleum hydrocarbon-contaminated soil. Environmental Science & Technology. 48: 4021-4029
  1. Ye, L., Qian, J., Jin, S., Zuo, S., Mei, H., Ma, S. 2013 Algicidal effects of four Chinese herb extracts on bloom-forming Microcystis aeruginosa and Chlorellapyrenoidosa. Environmental Technology. 35: 1150-1156
  1. Huggins, T., Fallgren, P.H., Jin, S., and Z. J. Ren, 2013. Energy and performance comparison of microbial fuel cell and conventional aeration treating of wastewater. J. Microbial Biochem Technol.,
  1. Fallgren, P.H., Jin, S., Zeng, C., Ren, Z., Lu, A., Colberg, P.J.S. 2013. Comparison of coal rank for enhanced biogenic natural gas production. In press. International Journal of Coal Geology 
  1. Fallgren P.H., Zeng, C., Ren, Z., Lu, A., Ren, S., Jin, S. 2013. Feasibility of microbial production of new natural gas from non-gasproducing lignite. In press. International Journal of Coal Geology 
  1. Chen, L., Jin, S., Fallgren, P.H., Liu, F., Colberg, P.J.S. 2013. Passivation of zero-valent iron by denitrifying bacteria and the impact on trichloroethene reduction in groundwater. Water Science and Technology. 67: 1254-1259
  1. Geng, J., Zou, Y., Hua, R., Yan, X., Ding, Z., Wang, H., Dong, C., Hu, X., Li, R., Shen, W., Jin, S., Tao Y., Wang, L. and 35 associated editors. 2012.  Q&A on Quality and Safety of Agricultural Products. Handbook and alternatives for highly toxic organic phosphate-containing pesticides (181 pages), Anhui Science and Technology Publishing Company, China
  1. Chen, L., Jin, S., Fallgren, P.H,, Swoboda-Colberg, N.G., Liu, F., Colberg, P.J.S. 2012. Electrochemical Depassivation of Zero-Valent Iron for Trichloroethene Reduction. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 239-240: 265-269
  1. Lu, A., Y. Li, S. Jin, X. Wang, X.L. Wu, C. Zeng, R. Hao, H. Ding, M. Lv, C. Wang, Y. Lai, Y. Tang, Y. Yan, S. Qin, X. Chuan, D. Ye, H. Dong. 2012. Growth of non-phototrophic microorganisms through mineral photocatalysis Nature Communications, 3: 768-775 
  1. J. Morris and Jin, S. 2012.  Enhanced biodegradation of hydrocarbon-contaminated sediments using microbial fuel cells.  Journal of Hazardous Material, 213-214: 474-477
  1. A.Lu, Y.Li, and Jin, S. 2012.  Synergies between semiconducting minerals and nonphototrophic bacteria under light.  Elements, 8:125-130
  1. Li, Y., Wan, W., Jin, S., Wu, Y., Sun, Y., Zhou, Y. 2011. Study on the antipollution of phreatic system in northern Shaanxi, China.  Desalination and Water Treatment, 32: 65-71 
  1. Qian, J., Wang, Z., Jin, S., Liu, Y., Chen, T., Fallgren, P. 2010. Nitrate removal from groundwater in columns packed with reed and rice stalks.  Environmental Technology, 32: 1589-1595  
  1. Luo, H., Jin, S., Fallgren, P., Park, H-J, Johnson, P. 2010. A novel laccase-catalyzed cathode for microbial fuel cells. Chemical Engineering Journal, 165: 524-528
  1. Luo, H., Jin, S., Fallgren, P., Colberg, P., Johnson, P.  2010. Prevention of iron passivation and enhancement of nitrate reduction by electron supplementation. Chemical Engineering Journal, 160:185-189
  1. Fallgren, P.H., Jin, S., Zhang, R., and Stahl, P.D.  2010.  Parameter-based models estimating microbial hydrocarbon-degrading activity in a diesel-contaminated soil.  Bioremediation Journal, 14(2):1–11, 2010
  1. Jin, S., Fallgren, P., Luo, H. 2010.  Feasibility of Enhanced Biodegradation of Petroleum Compounds in Groundwater under Denitrifying Conditions. Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, 84: 357-361.
  1. Lu, A., Li, Y., Jin, S.; Ding, H., Zen, C., Wang, X., Wang, C.  2010.  Microbial fuel cell equipped with a photocatalytic rutile-coated cathode. Energy & Fuels, 24: 1184–1190
  1. Ding, H., Lu, A., Li, Y., Jin, S., Quan C., Wang, C., Wang, X., Zeng, C., Yan, Y. 2010.  Photocatalytically improved azo dye reduction in a microbial fuel cell with rutile-cathode. Bioresources technology, 101: 3500–3505
  1. Cui, K., and Jin, S. 2010.  Competition between electron acceptors in anodic chamber of microbial fuel cells.  Environmental Science Research (Chinese), 23:90-93.
  1. Geng, J., Zou, Y., Jin, S.,Xiao, M., Hua, R., Gao, Gao, T., Yu, X., Zhang, S., Hu, C., and Xin, J. 2010.  Q&A: Diseases control and prevention for wheat (170 pages), Anhui Science and Technology Publishing Company, China
  1. Jin, S. and Fallgren, P. 2009.  Electrically induced reduction of trichloroethene in clay. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 153: 127-130
  1. Morris J.M. and Jin. S. 2009.  Influence of NO3 and SO4 on Power Generation from Microbial Fuel Cells. Chemical Engineering Journal, 153: 127-130
  1. Morris, J.M., Fallgren, P.H. and Jin, S. 2009.  Enhanced denitrification through microbial and steel fuel-cell generated electron transport.  Chemical Engineering Journal, 153: 37-42.
  1. Y. Li, A. Lu, H. Ding, S. Jin, Y. Yan, C. Wang, C. Zen, X.Wang. 2009. Cr(VI) reduction at a rutile-catalyzed cathode in microbial fuel cells. Electrochemistry Communications, 11: 1496-1499
  1. Li, Y., Lu, A., Wang, C., and Jin, S. 2009.  Photo-reductive decolorization of an azo dye by natural sphalerite : case study of a new type of visible-light-driven photocatalyst.  Journal of Hazardous Materials, 170 : 479-486
  1. Jin, S., Cui, K., Fallgren, P.H., Urynowicz, M.A., and J. Qian. 2009.  Adsorption of guar gum and humic acid by layered double hydroxides.  Water Environment and Technology, 59: 1641-1647
  1. Chen, T-H., Huang, X-M., Pan, M., Jin, S., Peng, S-C, Fallgren, P.H. 2009. Treatment of coking wastewater by using manganese and magnesium ores. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 168: 843-847
  1. Peng, S., Ma, M., Jin, S, Cui, K., and Chen, T. 2009.  Kinetics of p-nitrophenol adsorption by layered double oxides during its hydration.  Water Environmental Research. 1:91-96.
  1. Luo, H-P., G-L. Liu, R-D. Zhang, and S. Jin.  2009.  Phenol degradation in microbial fuel cells. Chemical Engineering Journal, 147: 259-264
  1. Yaoguo Wu, Yunfeng Li, Lin Hui, Ying Tan, Song Jin. 2009.  Effects of Ethanol on Benzene Degradation Under Denitrifying Conditions.  Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, 82: 145-152
  1. Yunfeng Li, Weifeng Wan, Jin Song, Yaoguo Wu, Yanjuan Xu, Maosheng Zhang. 2009. Classification of groundwater contamination in Yunxi River Valley, Shaanxi Privince, China. Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, 82: 234-238
  1. Cui, K., Fallgren, P.H., Jin, S., Peng, S., and Chen, T.  2008.  Adsorption of guar gum from aqueous solution by anionic clay.  Environmental Pollution Control, 30; 21-25
  1. Morris, J., S. Jin, B. Crimi, and A. Pruden.  2008.  Enhanced anaerobic biodegradation of diesel in microbial fuel cell.  Chemical Engineering Journal, 145: 160-163
  1. Cui, K., and Jin, S.  2008.  Performance evaluation of a novel single chamber microbial fuel cell without proton exchange membrane.  Research of Environmental Science, 21:1-5
  1. Morris, M.J., Cui, K., and Jin, S., 2008.  Removal of endocrine active compounds using layered double hydroxide material. Chemical Engineering Journal., 146: 161-167
  1. Jin, S., Fallgren, P., Morris, J., and Edgar, E.  2008.  TCE degradation in groundwater by supplemented electrons.  Chemical Engineering Journal, 140: 642-645
  1. Luo, H-P., G-L. Liu, R-D. Zhang, and S. Jin.  2008.  Production of electricity from phenol using a microbial fuel cell. Acta Scientiae Circumstantiae, 28 (7)
  1. Jin, S., Fallgren, P.H., Morris, J. M., and Cooper, J.S., 2008.  Assessment of diesel contamination in groundwater using electromagnetic induction geophysical techniques.  Journal of Environmental Science and Health-Part A, 43: 584-588
  1. Geng, J., Zou, Y., Hu, C., Jin, S.,Chen, Z., Hua, R., Gao, T., Yang, D., and Xu, Z. 2008.  Q&A Pesticides use in rice farms (170 pages), Anhui Science and Technology Publishing Company, China
  1. Jin, S., Fallgren, P.H., Morris, J. M., and Cooper, J.S., 2008.  Source treatment of acid mine drainage at a backfilled coal mine using remote sensing and biogeochemistry.  Water, Air and Soil Pollution, 188: 205-212
  1. Morris, J. M. and Jin, S. 2008. Feasibility of using microbial fuel cell technology in bioremediation of hydrocarbons in groundwater.  Journal of Environ. Sci. Health, Part A., 43: 18-23
  1. Fallgren, P.H. and Jin. S. 2008. Biodegradation of Petroleum Compounds in Soil by a Solid-phase Circulating Bioreactor with Poultry Manure Amendments.  Journal of Environ. Sci. Health, Part A., 43: 1-7
  1. Cui Kangping, Jin Song, Paul H. Fallgren, Peng Shuchuan, Patricia J.S. Colberg. 2008. Adsorption Kinetics of Humic Acid from Aqueous Solution by Anionic Clay. Safety and Environmental Engineering, 15: 86-89
  1. Jin, S., Fallgren, P.H., Morris, J. M., and Gossard, R.B. 2007.  Biological source treatment of acid mine drainage using microbial and substrate amendments: microcosm studies.  Mine Water and the Environment, 27:20-30
  1. Geng, J., Zou, Y., Hu, C., Jin, S., Jin, G., Wang, X., Gu, Z., Li, Q., Hua, R., and Gao, T. 2007.  Handbook and alternatives for highly toxic organic phosphate-containing pesticides (220 pages), Anhui Science and Technology Publishing Company, China
  1. Jin, S. and P.H. Fallgren.  2007.  Site-Specific Limitations of Using Urea as a Nitrogen Source in Biodegradation of Petroleum Wastes in Soil.  Soil & Sediment Contamination.  16:1-9
  1. Urynowicz, M.A., W.C. Boyle, M.E. Bedessem, and S. Jin. 2007. The Effect of Recycle Ratio and Temperature on Nitrogen Removal in Recirculating Sand Filter-Upflow Anaerobic Systems. J. Environ. Eng.5: 464-470
  1. Morris, J.M., Jin, S., Wang, J., Zhu, C., and Urynowicz. M. 2007. An alternative cathode catalyst in MFC cathode.  Electrochem Comm. 9: 1730-1734
  1. Jin, S., Fallgren, P.H., Morris, J.M., A. A. Bilgin, and P.W. Barnes. 2007. Anaerobic biodegradation of benzene, ethylbenzene, and xylenes in groundwater using sulfate-reducing bacteria.  Environ. Tox. and Chem., 26: 249-253
  1. Jin, S., J.I. Drever, and P.J.S. Colberg. 2007. Effects of Copper on Bacterial Sulfate Reduction in Metal-Contaminated and Metal-Free Sediments. Environ. Tox. and Chem., 26: 225-230
  1. Jin, S., P Fallgren, J. Morris, and Q. Chen. 2007. Removal of Bacteria and Viruses from Waters Using Layered Double Hydroxide Nanocomposites. Science and Technology of Advanced Materials, 8: 67-70
  1. Jin, S., R. Zhang, and T.H. Brown.  2003.  Soil microbial respiration rates related to various soil propertiesAgronomy Abstracts 95:188-190
  1. Jin, S., N. G. Swoboda-Colberg, and P. J. S. Colberg.  1997.  Microbial degradation of quadricyclane-derived tricyclo[,6]heptan-3-ol in soil.  Can. J. Microbiol., 43: 300-303
  1. Langland, J. O., S. Jin, B. L. Jacobs, and D. Roth.  1995.  Identification of a plant-encoded analog of PKR, the mammalian double-stranded RNA-dependent protein kinase.  Plant Physiology, 108:1259-1267


Patents (awarded):

  1. Downey, R., Jin, S., and Fallgren, P. 2015. Biogasification of coal to methane and other useful products.  US Patent# 9102953
  1. Jin, S., Fallgren, P., and Nelson, C. 2015.  Methods for enhanced oxidative and reductive remediation. US Patent#9045354
  1. Jin, S. and Bland A. 2010. Formation pretreatment with biogenic methane production enhancement system.  US patent# 8127839 (awarded March 6, 2012)
  1. Urynowicz, M., Bagley, D., Baseli, F., and Jin, S., 2009.  Method for converting coal to biogenic methane, US Patent#7556094
  1. Jin, S., Fallgren, P.H., and Morris, J.M., 2008.  Treatment and prevention systems for acid mine drainage and halogenated contaminants.  US Patent #8105489
  1. Jin, S., Morris, J.M., and Fallgren, P.H. 2008.  Influential fuel cell systems including effective cathode and use with remediation effects. US Patent #7858243B2
  1. Jin, S. and P.H. Fallgren.  2008.  Methods of enhancing biodegradation of groundwater contaminants, US Patent #7384556
  1. Morris, J., Jin, S., and Cui, K. 2008.  A microbial fuel cell design that generates power from wastewater treatment. Chinese patent # ZL 2007 20044221.4
  1. Jin, S., Q. Chen, and J. Wang.  2007.  Techniques for mine acid water treatment, Chinese Patent# 200610096219
  1. Jin, S., T.H. Brown, and A. E. Bland.  2004.  Bioagent air filtration systems, US patent with PCT publication#7625428
  1. Jin, S., T.H. Brown, Y.W. You, and G.F. Vance,.  2004.  Charge-based water filtration systems, US patent with PCT publication #7625492


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