Dr Naomi Boxall

Research Scientist

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Dr Naomi Boxall researches waste innovation and biotechnological processes for environmental and industrial applications in the mining, water supply and wastewater treatment industries. Research topics have included bioleaching of metals from minerals and metal containing waste materials, biological oxidation of iron, removal and recovery of metals from mine and process waters, wastewater treatment and resource recovery, biocorrosion, bioremediation of contaminated sites, molecular detection and monitoring of microbial communities in natural and engineered environments, and isolation and description of novel microorganisms. Currently researching the development of a circular economy in Australia, and innovative waste management for multiple industries to benefit our economy.

Other Interests

Crochet, running and learning languages!

Achievements and Awards

  • 2010-2010

    Fresh Science
    Science in Public

  • 2010-2010

    WA Engineering Excellence for Environment Award
    WA Government

  • 2010-2010

    Innovation Award
    Australian Government

  • 2011-2011

    Inaugural AIRG Award
    Australasian Industrial Research Group

  • 2018-2018

    Land and Water Early Career Researcher Award
    CSIRO Land and Water

Academic Qualifications

  • 2015

    Certificate IV in Applied Languages (Spanish)
    Central TAFE

  • 2012

    PhD in Science (Environmental and Industrial Biotechnology)

  • 2006

    Bachelor of Science (Hons, Environmental Microbiology)

  • 2005

    Bachelor of Science (Majors: Environmental Microbiology, Biochemistry)

Professional Experiences

  • 2015-2018

    OCE Postdoctoral Fellow

  • 2012-2015

    Experimental Scientist

  • 2011-2012

    Environmental Scientist

  • 2011-2011

    Research Assistant
    Centre for Energy, UWA

  • 2006-2006

    Research Assistant

  • 2005-2005

    Research Assistant


  • 2018-2019

    Cutting Edge Science and Engineering Symposium: Waste innovation towards a circular economy

Community and Corporate Citizenship

  • 2012-2017

    Scientists in Schools

  • 2012-Current

    Laboratory Custodian - BC5.11/BC5.2 and PC2 facility, Floreat, WA


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