Dr Divina Navarro

Divina Navarro
Lecturer
School of Agriculture, Food and Wine
Faculty of Sciences

My name is Divina Navarro and I’m an environmental chemist. I currently have a joint appointment with the University of Adelaide and CSIRO Land and Water as a Lecturer and Research Scientist in Soil/Environmental Chemistry. I work with Prof. Mike McLaughlin’s Soil Chemistry and Fertiliser Group at the UofA, and the Contaminant Biogeochemistry and Environmental Toxicology Group at CSIRO Land and Water. For more information about the research that I do, please visit: https://envichemistry.wordpress.com/

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Dr Divina Navarro

My name is Divina Navarro and I’m an environmental chemist. I currently have a joint appointment with the University of Adelaide and CSIRO Land and Water as a Lecturer and Research Scientist in Soil/Environmental Chemistry. I work with Prof. Mike McLaughlin’s Soil Chemistry and Fertiliser Group at the UofA, and the Contaminant Biogeochemistry and Environmental Toxicology Group at CSIRO Land and Water. For more information about the research that I do, please visit: https://envichemistry.wordpress.com/

My current research interests are on the fate and behaviour of emerging contaminants and remediation of known contaminants in the environment.

I am particularly interested in the risk assessment and safety of nanomaterials and perfluoroalkyl substances, developing new methods for analysis of contaminants in environmental matrices, and exploring materials suitable for remediation of contaminated sites. 

For more information about what I do please visit: https://envichemistry.wordpress.com/

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Appointments

Date Position Institution name
2015 Lecturer University of Adelaide
2015 Research Scientist CSIRO
2003 - 2006 Instructor University of the Philippines

Education

Date Institution name Country Title
2006 - 2011 The State University of New York University at Buffalo USA PhD Chemistry
1999 - 2003 University of the Philippines Los Baños, Los Baños Philippines BS Chemistry

Postgraduate Training

Date Title Institution Country
Postdoctoral Fellow Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Canberra Australia

Certifications

Date Title Institution name Country
Licensed Chemist Republic of the Philippines Professional Regulation Commission Philippine

Research Interests

Environmental Chemistry, Environmental Nanotechnology

Journals

Year Citation
2017 Walker, G. W., Kookana, R. S., Smith, N. E., Kah, M., Doolette, C. L., Reeves, P. T. ... Navarro, D. A. (2017). Ecological Risk Assessment of Nano-enabled Pesticides: A Perspective on Problem Formulation. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, -.
10.1021/acs.jafc.7b02373
2016 Navarro, D., Kookana, R., McLaughlin, M. & Kirby, J. (2016). Fate of radiolabeled C60 fullerenes in aged soils. Environmental Pollution, 221, 293-300.
10.1016/j.envpol.2016.11.077
2016 Doolette, C., Gupta, V., Lu, Y., Payne, J., Batstone, D., Kirby, J. ... McLaughlin, M. (2016). Quantifying the sensitivity of soil microbial communities to silver sulfide nanoparticles using metagenome sequencing. PLoS ONE, 11, 8, e0161979-1-e0161979-20.
10.1371/journal.pone.0161979
2016 Navarro, D. A., Kookana, R. S., Mclaughlin, M. J. & Kirby, J. K. (2016). Fullerol as a potential pathway for mineralization of fullerene nanoparticles in biosolid-amended soils. Environmental Science and Technology Letters, 3, 1, 7-12.
10.1021/acs.estlett.5b00292
2015 Doolette, C., McLaughlin, M., Kirby, J. & Navarro, D. (2015). Bioavailability of silver and silver sulfide nanoparticles to lettuce (Lactuca sativa): effect of agricultural amendments on plant uptake. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 300, 788-795.
10.1016/j.jhazmat.2015.08.012
2014 Navarro, D., Kirby, J., McLaughlin, M., Waddington, L. & Kookana, R. (2014). Remobilisation of silver and silver sulphide nanoparticles in soils. Environmental Pollution, 193, 102-110.
10.1016/j.envpol.2014.06.008
2014 Wegst-Uhrich, S., Navarro, D., Zimmerman, L. & Aga, D. (2014). Assessing antibiotic sorption in soil: a literature review and new case studies on sulfonamides and macrolides. Chemistry Central Journal, 8, 1, 1-12.
10.1186/1752-153X-8-5
2013 Navarro, D., Kookana, R., Kirby, J., Martin, S., Shareef, A., Du, J. & McLaughlin, M. (2013). Behaviour of fullerenes (C₆₀) in the terrestrial environment: potential release from biosolids-amended soils. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 262, 496-503.
10.1016/j.jhazmat.2013.08.021
2013 Batley, G., Halliburton, B., Kirby, J., Doolette, C., Navarro, D., McLaughlin, M. & Veitch, C. (2013). Characterization and ecological risk assessment of nanoparticulate CeO₂ as a diesel fuel catalyst. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 32, 8, 1896-1905.
10.1002/etc.2246
2013 Clabeaux, B. L., Navarro, D. A., Aga, D. S. & Bisson, M. A. (2013). Combined effects of cadmium and zinc on growth, tolerance, and metal accumulation in Chara australis and enhanced phytoextraction using EDTA. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 98, 236-243.
10.1016/j.ecoenv.2013.08.014
2012 Navarro, D. A., Bisson, M. A. & Aga, D. S. (2012). Investigating uptake of water-dispersible CdSe/ZnS quantum dot nanoparticles by Arabidopsis thaliana plants. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 211-212, 427-435.
10.1016/j.jhazmat.2011.12.012
2011 Akaighe, N., MacCuspie, R. I., Navarro, D. A., Aga, D. S., Banerjee, S., Sohn, M. & Sharma, V. K. (2011). Humic Acid-Induced Silver Nanoparticle Formation Under Environmentally Relevant Conditions. Environmental Science & Technology, 45, 9, 3895-3901.
10.1021/es103946g
2011 Navarro, D. A., Depner, S. W., Watson, D. F., Aga, D. S. & Banerjee, S. (2011). Partitioning behavior and stabilization of hydrophobically coated HfO2, ZrO2 and HfxZr1−xO2 nanoparticles with natural organic matter reveal differences dependent on crystal structure. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 196, 302-310.
10.1016/j.jhazmat.2011.09.028
2011 Clabeaux, B. L., Navarro, D. A., Aga, D. S. & Bisson, M. A. (2011). Cd Tolerance and Accumulation in the Aquatic Macrophyte, Chara australis : Potential Use for Charophytes in Phytoremediation. Environmental Science & Technology, 45, 12, 5332-5338.
10.1021/es200720u
2011 Navarro, D. A., Banerjee, S., Watson, D. F. & Aga, D. S. (2011). Differences in Soil Mobility and Degradability between Water-Dispersible CdSe and CdSe/ZnS Quantum Dots. Environmental Science & Technology, 45, 15, 6343-6349.
10.1021/es201010f
2010 Navarro, D. A., Banerjee, S., Aga, D. S. & Watson, D. F. (2010). Partitioning of hydrophobic CdSe quantum dots into aqueous dispersions of humic substances: Influence of capping-group functionality on the phase-transfer mechanism. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 348, 1, 119-128.
10.1016/j.jcis.2010.04.021
2009 Navarro, D. A., Watson, D. F., Aga, D. S. & Banerjee, S. (2009). Natural Organic Matter-Mediated Phase Transfer of Quantum Dots in the Aquatic Environment. Environmental Science & Technology, 43, 3, 677-682.
10.1021/es8017623

I co-coordinate the Environmental Toxicology and Remediation Course (Winter School Break) together with Prof. Mike McLaughlin.

Other teaching interests: Environmental Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, and General Chemistry.

  • Emma Knight (Co-supervised with Prof Mike McLaughlin), PhD Soil Science student
  • Supriya Lath (Co-supervised with Prof. Mike McLaughlin), PhD Soil Science student
  • Casey Doolette (Co-supervised with Prof. Mike McLaughlin), PhD Soil Science, Graduated 2015, now with the Department of Environment (Canberra)
    • Dissertation: Behaviour of silver and silver sulfide nanoparticles in the environment: Effects on wastewater treatment processes and soil organisms

 

Memberships

Date Role Membership Country
2015 - ongoing Member Australian Soil Science Society Australia
2015 - ongoing Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry - Nanotechnology Advisory Group
2007 - ongoing Member American Chemical Society
Position
Lecturer
Phone
83138587
Campus
Waite - CSIRO
Building
Prescott Building
Org Unit
School of Agriculture, Food and Wine

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