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Department of Chemistry, Physics, and Atmospheric Sciences – CHEMISTRY
College of Science, Engineering, and Technology


Chemistry is the study of how matter behaves at its most basic level. The central science, chemistry, is involved in everything that we do. Its applications stretch across all areas of life, including medicine, engineering and agriculture.

Fengxiang X. Han

Associate Professor

 fengxiang 1400 J. R. Lynch Street, P.O. Box 17910 Jackson, MS 39217-0510
Physical location: John A. Peoples Science Building Office: Room 528B
Contact: E-mail:
Tel: (601) 979-3487 Fax: (601) 979-3674  


General Chemistry & Laboratory; Environmental Chemistry, Advanced Environmental Chemistry, Radiochemistry

Research Interests

Nutrient recycling (C, N, P) and eutrophication,  environmental chemistry and biogeochemistry of heavy metals, trace elements and radionuclides, phytoremediation/bioremediation/chemical remediation of polluted soil and water, surface chemistry of clay minerals, carbon sequestration and global warming, and remote sensing technology.

  1. Environmental chemistry and biogeochemistry of heavy metals, trace elements and radionuclides
  2. Biogeochemistry of wetland and coastal/marine ecosystems.
  3. Global nutrient recycling (C, N, P) and eutrophication of water body (river, lake, coastal area and marine)
  4. Remediation (phytoremediation/bioremediation/chemical remediation) of polluted soil, water, sediment and waste
  5. Surface chemistry of clay minerals
  6. Carbon sequestration and global warming
  7. Ecotoxicology and plant stress physiology
  8. Environmental soil chemistry

Selected publications (Click here for full list)

YJ Li, J Chen, M Xian, LG Zhou, FX Han, LJ Gan, ZQ Shi, In Site Bioimaging of Hydrogen Sulfide Uncovers Its Pivotal Role in Regulating Nitric Oxide-Induced Lateral Root Formation, PloS one 9 (2), e90340, 2014. 

Y Zhu, LQ Ma, X Dong, WG Harris, JC Bonzongo, F HanIonic strength reduction and flow interruption enhanced colloid-facilitated Hg transport in contaminated soilsJournal of hazardous materials 264, 286-292, 2014

L Fan, Z Cai, K Zhang, F Han, J Li, C He, X Mo, X Wang, H WangGreen electrospun pantothenic acid/silk fibroin composite nanofibers: Fabrication, characterization and biological activityColloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, 117, 14-20, 2013. 

S Hua, J Jie, X Li, W Qun, F Han, Biological Effects of Reformative Red Soils Degenerated from Heavy Metal PollutionJOURNAL OF PURE AND APPLIED MICROBIOLOGY 7 (2), 1307-1312, 2013.

Li F., M.  Liu, Z. Li, C. Jiang, F.X. Han and Y. Che. Changes  in  soil  microbial  biomass  and  functional  diversity  with  a  nitrogen gradient  in  soil  columns. Applied  Soil  Ecology  64:1- 6, 2013.

Chen, J., F.X. Han, F. Wang, H. Zhang, and Z. Shi. Accumulation and phytotoxicity of microcystin-LR in rice (Oryza sativa). Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety. 76 (2012) 193–199, 2012.

Khodaverdiloo, H., M. Rahmanian, S. Rezapour, S.G. Dashtaki, H. Hadi, and F.X. Han. Effect of Wetting-Drying Cycles on Redistribution of Lead in Some Semi-Arid Zone Soils Spiked with a Lead Salt. Pedosphere 22(3): 304: 313, 2012.

Han, F.X., Y. Su, Z. Shi, Y. Xia, W. Tian, V. Philips, D.L. Monts. Mercury distribution and speciation in floodplain soils and uptake into native earthworms (Diplocardia spp.). Geoderma 170 (2012) 261–268, 2012.

Kelly, J., F.X. Han, Y. Su, Z. Shi, Y. Xia, V. Philips, D.L. Monts, S.T. Pichardo. 2012. Rapid determination of mercury in contaminated soil and plant samples using Hg Direct Analyzer without sample preparation, A comparative study.  Water Air and Soil Pollution 223: 2361-2371.

Han, F.X., R.L. King, J. S. Lindner, T.Z. Yu, D.L. Monts, Y. Su, J.C. Luthe, S.S. Durbha, N.H. Younan, and M.J. Plodinec. Nutrient fertilizer requirements for sustainable biomass supply to meet U.S. bioenergy goal. Biomass and Bioenergy 35: 253-262, 2011.

 Lv, M., Z.P. Li, Y. Che, F.X. Han and M. Liu. Soil organic C, nutrients, microbial biomass, and grain yield of rice (Oryza sativa L.) after 18 years of fertilizer application to an infertile paddy soil. Biology and Fertility of Soils. 47 (7), 777-783, 2011.

F. X. Han. Biogeochemistry of Trace Elements in Arid Environments, pp ~ 380, Springer, 2007.



Important Dates

CSET Scholars Academy

Community Engagement


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Jackson State University
Department of Chemistry
1325 J. R. Lynch St.
P.O. Box 17910
Jackson, MS 39217-0510


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