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Dr Simon Apte

Senior Senior Principal Research Scientist


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Dr Simon Apte’s research focuses on the analysis of trace metals and the links between trace metal speciation and bioavailability in waters. Much of his current work is directed to understanding the impacts of mining on aquatic environments, the impact of hydraulic fracturing in the unconventional gas industry and the fate of nanomaterials in the environment.

Prior to joining CSIRO, Dr Apte was a Research Scientist in the Environmental Chemistry Group, Water Research Centre in the United Kingdom (UK) from 1985 to 1990.He was Lecturer in Environmental and Analytical Chemistry, Department of Applied Sciences, University of Technology, Papua New Guinea from 1989 to 1990.He is a: Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry (MRSC, C.Chem) Fellow of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (FRACI) Member of the Society for Ecotoxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) Member of the American Geophysical Union (AGU).

Academic Qualifications

  • 1980

    Bachelor of Science, with Honours, Environmental Science
    University of Southampton, UK

  • 1985

    Doctor of Philosophy, Environmental Analytical Chemistry
    University of Southampton, UK