I am an environmental analytical chemist with interests in emerging contaminants and analytical method development. Research in my group covers four main themes: 1) Occurrence and behaviour of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) in humans and the environment; 2) Metabolomics as an emerging tool for chemical hazard assessment; 3) Fate and behaviour of micropollutants in the hyporheic zone; and 4) Suspect/non-target screening using UHPLC-orbitrap-MS.
Nyberg E, Awad A, Bignert A, Ek C, Sallsten G, and Benskin JP, Inter-individual, inter-city, and temporal trends of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances in human milk from Swedish mothers between 1972 and 2016, Environ. Sci.: Processes Impacts, 2018,20, 1136-1147, featured on the cover of Environmental Science: Processes and Impacts.
B Yuan, JP Benskin, CEL Chen, and Å Bergman, Determination of Chlorinated Paraffins by Bromide-Anion Attachment Atmospheric-Pressure Chemical Ionization Mass Spectrometry EST Letters 2018, 5, 348–353 featured on the cover of Environmental Science and Technology Letters.
PhD student Lara Schultes wins Otto Hutzinger Award for her interactive poster Temporal Trends of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances in Baltic Cod at the 37th International Symposium on Halogenated Persistent Organic Pollutants.
J Löfstedt Gilljam, J Leonel, IT Cousins, JP Benskin Is ongoing Sulfluramid use in South America a significant source of perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS)? Production inventories, environmental fate, and local occurrence ES&T 50, 653-659, included in a special virtual issue focused on PFASs.
Benskin et al. Biodegradation of N-ethyl perfluorooctane sulfonamido ethanol (EtFOSE) and EtFOSE-based phosphate diester (SAmPAP diester) in marine sediments featured in Chemical Watch: Global Risk & Regulation News
Environmental Science and Technology Excellence in Peer Review Award
JP Benskin, B Li, MG Ikonomou, JR Grace, and LY Li, Per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances in landfill leachate: Patterns, time trends, sources featured in Chemical Watch: Global Risk & Regulation News
JW Martin, BJ Asher, S Beesoon, JP Benskin, and MS Ross PFOS or PreFOS? Are perfluorooctane sulfonate precursors (PreFOS) important determinants of human and environmental perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) exposure? featured on cover of JEM and included in themed issue on top cited papers for 2009 and 2010
Benskin et al. Perfluorinated acid isomer profiling in water and quantitative assessment of manufacturing source featured in Chem. Eng. News
Latest scientific papers
Sulfluramid use in Brazilian agriculture: A source of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) to the environment
Inter-individual, inter-city, and temporal trends of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances in human milk from Swedish mothers between 1972 and 2016
Perfluoroalkyl acids (PFAAs) in serum from 2-4-month-old infants – influence of maternal serum concentrations, gestational age, breastfeeding and contaminated drinking water
Determination of Chlorinated Paraffins by Bromide-Anion Attachment Atmospheric-Pressure Chemical Ionization Mass Spectrometry