John Sivey

Professor & Director, Environmental Science Graduate Programs


Contact Info

Science Complex, Room 4301 D
By Appointment


B.S., Chemistry
Central Michigan University

M.S., Environmental Engineering & Science
Clemson University

Ph.D., Environmental Engineering & Chemistry
Johns Hopkins University

Postdoctoral Associate
Yale University

Areas of Expertise

Analytical Chemistry
Aquatic Chemistry
Environmental Organic Chemistry

Research Interests

Research in the Sivey Lab focuses on environmental organic chemistry and the chemistry of drinking water treatment.  Specifically, our group examines the chemistry of aqueous disinfectants (including free chlorine and free bromine) as well as the generation disinfection by-products.  The reactivity of biologically-important molecules (e.g., amino acids) toward chlorinating and brominating agents is of particular interest. Our group also examines the transformation mechanisms and environmental fate of agrochemicals (including pesticides and "inert" ingredients).

Recent Posters:

Anaerobic Abiotic Reduction of Dichloroacetamide Safeners in Fe(II)-Amended, Heterogeneous Mineral Systems (PDF)

Influence of Often-Overlooked Free Chlorine and Free Bromine Species on Regiospecific Halogenation Rates of Salicylic Acid (PDF)