Jason   Parsons

Associate Professor  

Phone: (956) 665-7462
Email: jason.parsons@utrgv.edu

Dr. Jason Parsons





Selected Publications


  • Abigail Zepeda , Daisy Gonzalez, Luis Gonalez Heredia, Karina Marquez, Cesar Perez, Erika Pena, K Flores, C. Valdes, T. Eubanks , Jason Parsons, and J. Cantu. "Removal of Cu2+ and Ni2+ from aqueous solution using SnO2 nanomaterial effect of: pH, time, temperature, interfering cations.," No. Microchemical Journal 141, (September 2018): 188-196.

  • Jesus Cantu , D Gonzalez, Yevette Cantu , T Eubanks , and Jason Parsons . "Eubanks, J.G. Parsons. Thermodynamic and kinetic study of the removal of Cu2+ and Pb2+ ions from aqueous solution using Fe7S8 nanomaterial. ," no. Microchemical Journal 140 , (April (2nd Quarter/Spring) 2018): 80-86.

  • H Compos, J Ayala , C. Valdes, Jason Parsons , and Mataz Alcoutlabi. "The use of Fe3O4/composite fibers as anode materials in lithium ion batteries.," NO. MOJ Poly SCI 2, no. 2 (April (2nd Quarter/Spring) 2018): 44-46.

  • Frank Dirrigl, Zachariah Badaoui, Carlos Tamez, Christopher Vitek, and Jason Parsons. "Use of the sea hare (Aplysia fasciata) in biomonitoring metals in a hypersaline lagoon. ," no. Marine Pollution 129, (April (2nd Quarter/Spring) 2018): 681-688.

  • Jason Parsons, J Sollner, D Gonzalez, J Leal, and T Eubanks. "HDS of dibenzothiophene with CoMoS2 synthesized using elemental," Inorganica Chimica Acta 466, (June 2017): 212-218.

  • Jose Peralta-Videa, Yuxiong Huang, Jason Parsons, Lijuan Zhao, Laura Lopez-Moreno, Jose Hernandez-Viezcas, and Jorge Gardea-Torresdey. "Plant-based green synthesis of metallic nanoparticles: scientific curiosity or a realistic alternative to chemical synthesis?," Nanotechnology for Environmental Engineering 1, no. 4 (2016): 1-29.

  • Jesus Cantu, Louis Gonzalez, Jacqueline Goodship, Monica Contreras, Meera Joseph, Cameron Garza, TM Eubanks, and JG Parsons. "Removal of arsenic from water using synthetic Fe 7 S 8 nanoparticles," Chemical Engineering Journal 290, (2016): 428–437.

  • M Jasim Uddin, Glenn Grissom, Tarek Trad, Ahmed Touhami, Nazmul Islam, Jason Parsons, and H. Justin Moore. "Self-aligned carbon nanotubes yarns for multifunctional optoelectronic applications," Proceedings of the ASME , V010T13A032, no. IMECE2016-67441 November 2016: 5.

  • Karina Castillo, Jason Parsons, and Russell Chianelli. Synthesis of acidic silica to upgrade heavy feeds. Google Patents, September 2016.

  • J Cantu, Laura Gonzalez, J Goodship, M Contreras, M Joseph, C Garza, T Eubanks, and Jason Parsons. "Removal of Arsenic from water using synthetic Fe7S8 nanoparticles.," Chemical engineering journal (Lausanne, Switzerland : 1996) 290, (April (2nd Quarter/Spring) 2016): 428-437.



Selected Grants and Fellowships


  • Yuanbing Mao. IFSEEN-Integrating Food Science/Engineering & Education Network: An Educational Linkage to Collaboratively Generate Future Hispanic Food Safety/Science Professionals and Leaders, USDA NIFA, $2,000,000.00 (September 1, 2015 - August 31, 2019)

  • Robert Dearth. UTPA RISE Undergraduate Training Program, NIH-NIGMS, $1,790,000.00 (September 9, 2012 - August 31, 2018)

  • Jason Parsons . Composite Inorganic and Organic Materials for Catalytic and Energy Systems, UTRGV COS , $25,000.00 ( )

  • Mataz Alcoutlabi. Synthesis, processing and characterization of novel hyper organic/inorganic materials for catalytic applications, American Chemical Society, $140,000.00 ( )

  • Michael Persans. An Experiential Learning Program at Two Hispanic Serving Institutions for Underrepresented Students Focused on Food Safety and Security, USDA-HSI, $315,331.00 (September 1, 2012 - August 31, 2016)

  • Jason Parsons. Removal of Silica from water using Nanoparticles, Granting Institution SANDIA Nation Laboratory, (May 2008)

  • Jason Parsons. Investigation into the Uptake, Formation, and Extraction of Gold Nanoparticles from Live and Inactivated Biological Tissues, (October 2005 - April 2007)

  • Jason Parsons. XAS Investigations into the Mechanisms of Lanthanide Uptake and Adsorption by Biomaterials, Granting institution SSRL (Stanford Synchrotron Research Laboratory)., (July 2006)



Selected Presentations


  • Jesus Cantu, Carolina Valdes , John Valle , Kenneth Flores, and Jason Parsons. "Adsorption of Pb(II) and Cu(II) from Water Using TiS2," UTSA COS Meeting, UTSA, San Antonio (October 2018)

  • John Valle and Jason Parsons. "Binding of Cr(III) and Cr(VI) to Rancieite-Type Nanomaterial Under Light Conditions.," UTSA COS Meeting, UTSA, San Antonio (October 2018)

  • Javier Perez, Alex Garza, Troy Olson , Diego Gonzalez, Carolina Valdes , Jesus Cantu, and Jason Parsons. "Effects on Alternating the Concentration of the Bases and Temperature in Suzuki Cross Coupling Reactions. ," UTSA COS Meeting, UTSA, San Antonio (October 2018)

  • Elizabeth Fletes, Helia Morales , and Jason Parsons. "Doping of TiO2 nanoparticles with Vanadium and Titanium Phthalocanine to Increase Absorption for Solar cell Applications. ," UTRGV High Scholars Symposium, UTRGV, Edinburg (August 2018)

  • Denise Garcia , Kenneth Flores , Alexandira Castillo, and Jason Parsons. "Removal of Cu(II) ions via TiO2. ," UTRGV High Scholars Symposium. , UTRGV, Edinburg (August 2018)

  • Kenneth Flores , Diego Gonzales , and Jason Parsons. "Adsorption of Chromium (III) & (VI) via Amino modified Biochar.," ARC2018 College of Sciences Annual Research Conference, UTRGV, Edinburg (April 2018)

  • John Valle and Jason Parsons . "Chromium(III) and Chromium(VI) removal from Aqueous solution using K2Mn4O9 under light conditions," ARC2018 College of Sciences Annual Research Conference. April 2018, UTRGV, Edinburg (April 2018)

  • Javier Perez, Alex Garza, Troy Olson, Diego Gonzalez, Carolina Valdes, Jesus Cantu , and Jason Parsons. "Effects on alternating the concentration of the bases and temperature in Suzuki Cross Coupling reactions.," ARC2018 College of Sciences Annual Research Conference. April 2018, UTRGV, Edinburg (April 2018)

  • Juan Luna , Helia Morales, and Jason Parsons . "Synthesis and Catalytic Activity of NiMoS2 in the Removal of Dibenzothiophene from Model Fuels," ARC2018 College of Sciences Annual Research Conference. April 2018, UTRGV, Edinburg (April 2018)

  • Diego Gonzalez, Kenneth Flores , and Jason Parsons. "Removal of Chromium(VI) and Chromium(III) ions from aqueous solution using bio-char generated from agricultural waste products.," ARC2018 College of Sciences Annual Research Conference. April 2018., University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, Edinburg (April 2018)

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