Chemistry Department

Dr. John P. Divincenzo

Dr. John P. Divincenzo CONTACT INFO:


Phone: (615)
Office: Wiser Patten Science 100A
P.O. Box : X157

(1996) Ph.D. University of Delaware 1996. Environmental Chemistry:
Fate of contaminants in the environment, with special emphasis on the reactions and analysis of contaminants in soil-water systems. More recently he has worked in urban geochemistry exploring the impacts of concrete and asphalt on water quality.     
Dr. DiVincenzo teaches Introduction to Environmental Chemistry and Environmental Soil Chemistry in addition to freshman level courses. He directs undergraduate and graduate research . Below is a list of recent publications, presentations, and research projects. Other interests include bicycling, hiking, photography, music and sports.

Water quality studies pertaining to the use of pervious concrete.
Detection of petroleum products in water.

Occurrence, fate, and toxicity of PAHs in river sediments


James, R.R., P. Wilbon, and J.P. DiVincenzo (2010) Pervious and impervious urban stormwater runoff in a rapidly urbanizing region: Occurrence of fluoranthene and pyrene. Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, 85:32-36. 

DiVincenzo, J.P. (2007) Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in urban environments: A potential role for pervious concrete. University of the South Department of Chemistry Seminar Series, Sewanee, April 27.

Wilbon, P. and J.P. DiVincenzo (2007) Gas chromatography analysis of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in sediment and stormwater runoff samples collected in Murfreesboro, TN. 17 th Annual Tennessee Water Resources Symposium, Burns, TN. April 17-19.

Weatherly, J., H. Brown and J.P. DiVincenzo (2006) Leaching and adsorption of contaminants associated with fly ash amended pervious concrete. Annual meeting, Tennessee Academy of Science, Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, Nov 16-17.

Ogden, A.E., R.R. James, and J.P. DiVincenzo (2006) Ground water tracing results for springs in Rutherford county, Tennessee. Journal of the Tennessee Academy of Science, 81(3-4), 66-72.

James, R.R., A.E. Ogden, and J.P. DiVincenzo (2006) A water quality study in Rutherford county, Tennessee: Student group project. Journal of Natural Resources and Life Science Education, 35, 118-126.

Rogers, M.R., G.J. Clark and J.P. DiVincenzo (2006) Analysis of chlorpyrifos by gas chromatography: methodology concerns. Electronic Journal of Environmental, Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 5(5), 1509-1514.

James, R.R. and J.P. DiVincenzo. EPA Method-1664, SPE, and GC-MS for analysis of organics in runoff, Proceedings of the 1 st International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology, Volume 2, New Orleans, January 23-26 ; Lyon, W., Hong, J., Reddy, R., Eds; American Sciences Press: New Orleans , 2005; pp 654-659.

Ogden, A.E., R.R. James and J.P. DiVincenzo. Quantifying organic constituents of urban runoff in Murfreesboro, Tennessee: Potential Impact on Spring Water Chemistry, Proceedings of the 14 th Annual Tennessee Water Resources Symposium, Burns, TN, March 31-April 2, 2004; pp 2B35-2B39.

Parks, K.D., W.L. Anderson, F.C. Bailey, T.V. Johnston and J.P. DiVincenzo (2002) Copper and zinc levels at a Middle Tennessee State University Vineyard Site. Journal of the Tennessee Academy of Science. 77 (3): 64-67.