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Dr Joanne Loh

Senior Research Scientist


After obtaining her Ph.D. in Chemistry from Curtin University in 2001, Joanne was employed as a Post Doctoral Fellow Researcher in the Solid State Chemistry Department of Radboud University in the Netherlands for 2 years. She rejoined CSIRO on her return to Australia where her research interests spanned areas such as: reaction mechanisms of organic compounds in alkaline solutions, hydrogen production and the formation of volatile organic compounds (VOC) in the Bayer process (used to refine bauxite ore to alumina, the precursor to aluminium metal), fundamentals of wet oxidation as an organics removal process, phosphate processing, the adsorption of lithium from solution and graphite purification. More recently, her role has focussed on research management of large, industry projects and the development of cross-sectorial research activities in the critical energy minerals domain.

Current Roles

  • Senior Research Scientist
    Science, strategy, people

Academic Qualifications

  • 1989-1992

    University of WA

  • 1997-2001

    Ph.D. (Chemistry)
    Curtin University

Professional Experiences

  • 2008-Present

    Senior Research Scientist

  • 2003-2008

    Research Scientist

  • 2001-2003

    Post-Doctoral Fellow
    Radboud University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands

  • 1994-1997

    Project Scientist

  • 1993-1994

    Research Officer
    Worsley Alumina (South32)