Sayed Hassan

NAME Sayed Hassan
TITLE Associate Research Scientist and Director of the Laboratory for Environmental Analysis
DEPARTMENT Crop and Soil Sciences; Soil, Water and Waste Management
PHONE 706-227-7993
FAX 706-542-0914
ADDRESS 2555 Phoenix Rd.
Athens, Georgia 30605
EDUCATION Ph.D.Pharm.Sci., Analytical Chemistry, UC, Egypt
M.Pharm.Sci., Analytical Chemistry, UC, Egypt
B.Pharm. and Pharm.Chem, UC, Egypt
RESEARCH INTERESTS Analytical method development for organic and inorganic environmental pollutants, Chemical and phyto remediations, Degradation pathways, Hyphenated instrumentation

Sayed Hassan


I do research, teaching and provide analytical support to projects carried out by UGA scientists as well as those working for non-for-profit organizations nationwide. My research interests include Abiotic remediation of halogenated organic contaminants (VOCs, chlorinated Solvents, Pesticides, PCBs and others) in the environment using zero-valent metals amended with metal sulfides. On the biotic side, I am using macrophytes for phytoremediation and metabolic substrates to enhance bioremediation of contaminated soils. I also participate in studying of health implications of environmental pollutants.

In addition, I am responsible for supervising the work and providing the technical expertise for the well performance of the Lab for Environmental Analysis. The self-supported lab was initiated in 1996 and has been equipped with state-of-the-art instrumentation to provide analytical support in both the organic and inorganic fields. In this respect, biofuels and biodiesel production, hormonal content of chicken litter and their fate if added as soil amendment, certain terpene contents of cotton leaves, study of non isothermal Henry's law constant for VOCs, and distribution of per-fluorinated compounds in ecological habitat are among the main UGA projects supported by the lab.


Ryan P. Jones, Sayed M. Hassan, and John H. Rodgers Jr., 2008. Influence of contact duration on sediment-associated copper fractionation and bioavailability. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, Available online 8 November 2007.

Sarah E. Sundberg-Jones, and Sayed M. Hassan, 2007. Sediment-associated elements in a constructed wetland treatment system: Distribution, characterization, and toxicity. Bioremediation, Biodiversity and Bioavailability 1(1), 41-55.

Sarah E. Sundberg-Jones, and Sayed M. Hassan, 2007. Macrophyte Sorption and Bioconcentration of Elements in a Pilot Constructed Wetland for Flue Gas Desulfurization Wastewater Treatment. Water Air Soil Pollut 183:187-200

Sundberg, S.E., Hassan, S.M., and Rodgers Jr., J.H. (2006). Enrichment of elements in detritus from a constructed wetland and consequent toxicity to Hyalella azteca. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 64, 264-272.

Das, K.C., Minkara, M.Y., Kastner, J.R., and Hassan, S.M. 2002. Reduction of volatile organic compounds and stabilization of industrial biosolids through composting. Journal of Solid Waste Technology and Management, 28:71-78.

Hassan, S.M, 2000. Reduction of halogenated hydrocarbons in aqueous media: I. Involvement of sulfur in iron catalysis. Chemosphere 40(12):1357-1363.

Hassan, S.M., A.W. Garrison, H.E. Allen, D.M. DiToro and G.T. Ankley. 1996. Estimation of partition coefficients for five trace metals in sandy sediments and application to sediment quality criteria. Environ. Toxicol. Chem., 15:2198-2208.

Hassan, Sayed M. and Arthur W. Garrison. 1996. Distribution of chromium species between soil and porewater. Chemical Speciation and Bioavailability, 8:85-103.