Vallentine Annexe (H22)
Research Associate in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering's Water Research Centre (WRC)
Dr Adele Jones is a research associate at the Water Research Centre (in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering) whose research interests expand a wide variety of areas including investigations into the reduction of contaminants in the environment by natural Fe(II)-Fe(III) mineral systems and iron nanoparticles. Refer to the weblink http://water.unsw.edu.au/site/staff/biogeochemical-processes-staff/adele-jones/ for more information.
She completed her PhD in 2010 entitled “Chemical Transformations of Fe and Al from Acid Sulfate Soils to Coastal Waters” - a project which had a large field-based component. Indeed, her PhD work helped identify an acid sulfate soil hotspot in the Tweed River area which has since undergone sucessful remediation.
The most current project in which Adele is involved (as of January 2020) is the ARC Special Research Initiative grant entitled “Development of electrochemically activated sorbents for PFAS defluorination" (SR180100030). This work combines Adele's background in investigating naturally occurring reductive degradation solutions for contaminant degradation, her background in electrochemistry (stemming from her 1-year Swiss Government Postdoctoral Fellowship at EAWAG investigating the electrochemistry of iron oxides) and her passion for remediating environments contaminated with recalcitrant organics.
Adele has a great passion for the environment and enjoys research which combines fundamental and applied aspects. She is particularly fond of field work.