Fien Degryse

Dr Fien Degryse

Senior Research Fellow

School of Agriculture, Food and Wine

Faculty of Sciences

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.


Fien Degryse joined the Fertiliser Technology Research Centre (FTRC) at the University Adelaide in 2010. The FTRC focuses on the understanding of fundamental processes controlling fertiliser efficiency, using a combination of chemical, spectroscopic and radio-isotopic techniques, as well as pot and field trials. Her other research interests include speciation, mobility and bioavailability of metals in terrestrial and aquatic systems.

Research interests:

  • Crop nutrition and fertiliser use
  • Distribution and transport of heavy metals in soils
  • Speciation of metals in soil, soil solution and water
  • Bioavailability of heavy metals to plants, algae, Caco2-cells
  • Speciation and availability of phosphorus in soils
  • Sorption and fixation of radiocaesium in soils and clay minerals

 

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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2010 Senior Research Fellow University of Adelaide
    2003 - 2010 Postdoctoral Researcher University of Leuven
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    1999 - 2003 University of Leuven Belgium PhD (Environmental Sciences)
    1994 - 1999 University of Leuven Belgium BSc + MSc Bioengineering
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  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2018 Co-Supervisor Development of New Slow Release Fertilisers for Soils using Mechanochemical Synthesis Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Bo Zheng
    2016 Co-Supervisor Bio fortification of Wheat With Selenium Fertilizers and Crop Residue Management Doctor of Philosophy under a Jointly-awarded Degree Agreement with Doctorate Full Time Miss Chandnee Ramkissoon
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2012 - 2014 Co-Supervisor The isotopic discrimination of copper in soil-plant systems: Examining sources, uptake and translocation pathways. Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Miss Brooke Marie Ryan
    2012 - 2016 Co-Supervisor Elemental Sulphur Oxidation in Australian Cropping Soils Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Cuicui Zhao
    2011 - 2014 Co-Supervisor Improving phosphorus availability in Andisols and Oxisols Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mrs Daniela Fernanda Montalvo Grijalva
    2011 - 2014 Co-Supervisor The development of new slow-release boron fertilizers Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mrs Margaret Anak Abat
  • Position: Senior Research Fellow
  • Phone: 83137467
  • Email: fien.degryse@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 8313 6511
  • Campus: Waite
  • Building: Prescott (CSIRO), floor 3
  • Room: 3 13
  • Org Unit: School of Agriculture, Food and Wine

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