DR Augustine Doronila

DR Augustine Doronila


  • Technical, and Laboratory Support, Chemistry
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Restoration Ecology



  • Dr Augustine Doronila, PhD, He is currently a Senior Analyst with the Technology Platform - Trace Analysis for Chemical, Earth and Environmental Sciences. He worked in Italy and Switzerland as a contract horticulturist from 1985-89. In 1989, Augustine moved to Curtin University of Technology, Western Australia working as a Senior Tutor and Research Associate for 12 years with the the Department of Environmental Biology, where he was involved in post mining land rehabilitation with different mining and extractive industries. He has coordinated ca. 50 contract research and monitoring projects. He then took his Doctoral studies at the School of Botany, University of Melbourne in 2001 on phytoremediation of arseniferous gold mine tailings. He was also a research fellow with the environmental and analytical chemistry research group at the School of Chemistry, University of Melbourne and undertakes research on arsenic and mercury bioavailability and food chain transfer, heavy metal bioavailability, metal hyperaccumulation in plants, soil chemistry and plant nutrition, restoration ecology and post mining reclamation.   


Member of

  • American Society for Mining Reclamation. Member 2006 -
  • Society for Ecological Restoration. Member 2001 - 2014


Selected publications



Education and training

  • PhD, University of Melbourne 2007
  • M.ApplSc, Victorian College of Pharmacology 1986
  • BSc Hons, La Trobe University 1981

Awards and honors

  • Crawford Fund Agricultural Capacity Building Program Award, Crawford Fund - Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, 2011
  • Philippines Department of Science and Technology Balikscientist (expat Filipino Scientist), Philippines Department of Science and Technology, 2010



Available for supervision

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