Welcome to our Research Group webpage!
Our research is focused in the following 4 main areas:
- Development of flow-based methods and instrumentation for automatic on-line chemical analysis of environmental pollutants such as heavy metals, nutrients and toxic anions.
- Development, study and application of novel extracting polymeric materials (polymer inclusion membranes and beads) for environmentally friendly separation and preconcentration of chemical species in industry, water clean-up, chemical analysis, and environmental monitoring.
- Development of microfluidic paper-based analytical devices for on-site environmental and clinical analysis.
- Study of the environmental fate and remediation of pollutants of considerable environmental interest in mine tailings, biosolids and landfills involving metal hyperaccumulating plants.
Our Research Group is an active member of the Victorian Centre for Aquatic Pollution Identification and Management.