Mintesinot Jiru

External Advisory Board Member

Working closely with SESYNC from its very first year, Dr. Mintesinot (Minte) Jiru was a key advisor and member of the External Advisory Board throughout SESYNC’s years. Minte is the Chair and Professor of Biology at Coppin State University, a Historically Black College and University (HBCU). As a researcher with extensive experience in synthesis, Minte’s work focuses on land degradation, food security, and water management issues. Minte’s current research focuses on understanding the socio-environmental and biophysical issues encompassing water quality in Baltimore, Maryland’s watersheds. He has over 20 years of teaching and research experience in areas of climate change and environmental systems and is actively pursuing a research program on understanding the effects of pharmaceuticals (mainly estrogen) on aquatic life. Minte also is co-lead of a multi-institution study focusing on infusing climate change modules in science and education courses at various HBCUs. He has served on various panels and task forces including a Maryland Governor’s task force that was charged to author a white paper to develop graduate programs in alternative energy in HBCUs. Minte received his PhD in Applied Biological Sciences from Ghent University. 

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2011 - 2020
Areas of Expertise
environmental contaminants
Research Interests
climate change
surface water quality
contaminant remediation chemistry
Methods of Expertise
quantitative analysis
qualitative analysis
socio-environmental synthesis