Anthony Milnes

Dr Anthony Milnes

Visiting Research Fellow

School of Physical Sciences

Faculty of Sciences


PhD on Cambrian granites and metamorphics in 1973. Post-doctoral research on phosphate ores (1973-78; Monash University, CSIRO Mineral Chemistry) and later studies (1978-onwards; CSIRO Land & Water) on the mineralogy and geochemistry of weathering in soils and landscapes (silcretes, calcretes, ferricretes). Initiated research on mine wastes and mine landforms focussing on rehabilitation strategies from mid-1980's until 2010 while in CSIRO and, later, Rio Tinto. Now Visiting Research Fellow in Earth Sciences at the University of Adelaide. Current research interests in weathering and landscape evolution.

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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2012 Visiting Research Fellow University of Adelaide
    1996 - 2010 General Manager Environmental Strategy Rio Tinto Group
    1978 - 1996 Chief Research Scientist CSIRO
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    1968 - 1973 University of Adelaide Australia PhD
  • Postgraduate Training

    Date Title Institution Country
    1976 - 1978 Post-doctoral Research CSIRO Mineral Chemistry Australia
    1974 - 1976 Post-doctoral Research Monash University Australia
  • Certifications

    Date Title Institution name Country
    1990 Fellow Australian Institute for Mining & Metallurgy Australia
    1990 Life Member American Society for Mining & Reclamation
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  • Board Memberships

    Date Role Board name Institution name Country
    1997 - 2015 Board Member Cooperative Research Centre for Sustainable Use of Tropical Savannas Charles Darwin University Australia
  • Committee Memberships

    Date Role Committee Institution Country
    2002 - 2005 Member Engineering & Environmental Sciences Expert Advisory Committee Australian Research Council Australia
    2001 - 2010 Member Alligator Rivers Region Technical Committee Australian Government Australia
    1997 - 2001 Member Consultative Committee CSIRO Tropical Ecosystems Research Centre, Darwin Australia
  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    1990 - ongoing Member American Society for Mining & Reclamation Australia
    1990 - ongoing Member Australasian Institute for Mining & Metallurgy Australia
    1968 - ongoing Member Geological Society of Australia Australia
  • Position: Visiting Research Fellow
  • Email: anthony.milnes@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Mawson Laboratories, floor G
  • Room: G 18a
  • Org Unit: Earth Sciences

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