Jon Benskin

Associate professor
Room: V518
Phone: +46 76 426 5490

About Me

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.


Research Highlights


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.


Gilljam et al. Is ongoing Sulfluramid use in South America a significant source of perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS)? Production inventories, environmental fate, and local occurrence included in a special virtual issue of ES&T focused on PFASs.

Poly- and Perfluoroalkyl Substances virtual issue


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


Benskin et al. Per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances in landfill leachate: Patterns, time trends, sources featured in Chemical Watch: Global Risk & Regulation News


Martin et al. 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

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Benskin et al. Perfluorinated acid isomer profiling in water and quantitative assessment of manufacturing source featured in Chem. Eng. News


Benskin et al. Simultaneous characterization of perfluoroalkyl carboxylate, sulfonate, and sulfonamide isomers by liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry featured in Analytical Chemistry News

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Latest scientific papers

Perfluoroalkyl acids (PFAAs) in serum from 2-4-month-old infants – influence of maternal serum concentrations, gestational age, breastfeeding and contaminated drinking water

Irina Gyllenhammar, Jonathan P. Benskin, Oskar Sandblom, Urs Berger, Lutz Ahrens, Sanna Lignell, Karin Wiberg, and Anders Glynn
2018 | Environ. Sci. Technol. | In Press

Determination of Chlorinated Paraffins by Bromide-Anion Attachment Atmospheric-Pressure Chemical Ionization Mass Spectrometry

Yuan B, Benskin JP, Chen CL, Bergman Å
2018 | Environ. Sci. Technol. | In Press

Biodegradation and Uptake of the Pesticide Sulfluramid in a Soil/Carrot Mesocosm

Itsaso Zabaleta, Ekhine Bizkarguenaga, Deborah B. O. Nunoo, Lara Schultes, Juliana Leonel, Ailette Prieto, Olatz Zuloaga, and Jonathan P. Benskin
2018 | Environ. Sci. Technol. | In Press

Short-, medium-and long-chain chlorinated paraffins in wildlife from paddy fields in the Yangtze River Delta

Du X, Yuan B, Zhou Y, Benskin JP, Qiu Y, Yin G, Zhao J
2018 | Environ. Sci. Technol. | In Press

Perfluoroalkyl acid levels in first-time mothers in relation to offspring weight gain and growth

Gyllenhammar I, Diderholm B, Gustafsson J, Berger U, Ridefelt P, Benskin JP, Lignell S, Lampa E, Glynn A.
2018 | Environ Int | 111 (191-199)

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Contaminant Chemistry

Pollutants in the environment: Where they come from, where they go, and who gets exposed.

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