John P. Hassett | Chemistry | SUNY-ESF
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John P. HassettProfessor

John Hassett

321 Jahn Lab
1 Forestry Drive
Syracuse, NY 13210

315-470-6827 | 315-470-6855
jphasset@esf.edu

Ph.D., 1978, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Postdoctoral Fellow, Drexel University, Philadelphia, 1978-1979; Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Florida-Gainesville, 1980.

John Hassett is particularly interested in the behavior of organic chemicals in the environment. His research includes study of partitioning interactions of hydrophobic chemicals such as PCBs and mirex between water, the gas phase and natural organic matter phases. He is also working on reaction of organic compounds with photochemically-generated intermediates such as hydrated electrons and hydroxyl radicals in water. These reactions may be important pathways for breakdown of otherwise recalcitrant contaminants in natural systems, and they have potential treatment applications in engineering systems.

Dr. Hassett is also developing sampling and extraction methods for trace organic contaminants in water that will improve precision and accuracy of analyses, provide better detection limits than existing technology, and lower the costs of field sampling and analysis. These devices include passive, long-term samplers, active short-term samplers and real-time monitors. They are being used as research tools for studies of organic contaminant behavior in aquatic systems. They are also being developed cooperatively with regulatory agencies for use as tools in environmental monitoring and for hunting down sources of contaminants.

Selected Publications

Prospective students are strongly encouraged to contact members of the faculty directly.

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Current Graduate Advisees

Current Graduate Advisees

Hollis HarringtonHollis Harrington
hcharrin@syr.edu

  • Degree Sought: MS
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Hassett
  • Area of Study: Environmental Chemistry

Christopher HustonChristopher Huston
cphuston@syr.edu

  • Degree Sought: PHD
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Hassett
  • Area of Study: Environmental Chemistry

Alana InghamAlana Ingham
aingham@syr.edu

  • Degree Sought: MS
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Hassett
  • Area of Study: Environmental Chemistry
  • Undergraduate Institution: SUNY Binghamton (Environmental Science)

Hosea MakHosea Mak
hmak100@syr.edu

  • Degree Sought: MS
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Hassett
  • Area of Study: Environmental Chemistry
  • Undergraduate Institution: CUNY College Of Staten Island (Chemistry)

Crystal WelchCrystal Welch
cjwelch@syr.edu

  • Degree Sought: MS
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Hassett
  • Area of Study: Environmental Chemistry
  • Undergraduate Institution: SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (Environmental Chemis)