Dr. Deb P Jaisi is an Associate Professor at the University of Delaware, Newark, DE.
He is currently a NSF Fellow at California Institute of Technology (CalTech), Pasadena,
CA. Before joining UD, he was Interdepartmental Bateman Fellow in Geology and
Geophysics and Chemical and Environmental Engineering departments at Yale
University, New Haven, CT. He serves as visiting faculty in several other institutions.
Notable awards for him are NSF CAREER, NSF Fellowship, ACS Early Investigator
Award, and ORAU Junior Faculty Award. He serves as an associate editor of Clays and
Clay Minerals, PLoS One, and Pedosphere, and editorial board member of ACS Earth
and Space Chemistry and Soil Methods.
His research thrust lies central to the environmental chemistry of phosphorus (P) under
three axes: i) P as an essential nutrient for all living beings, ii) P as a contaminant to
open waters, and iii) P as a biocidal agent (e.g., herbicide) spanning over a trillion-fold
scale from chemical bond formation/cleavage to macro scale processes in soil,
sediment, and water. He has published 62 peer-reviewed papers, book chapters, and
his current Google citation h-index is 25 and i10-index is 41.