Mélanie KAH, Dr. 
Elise-Richter Research Fellow


currently distinguished visitor at CSIRO Land / Water, Adelaide, Australia

Research interests

Contribute to the better understanding and prediction of the fate and effects of contaminants in the environment; Ionizable compounds; Interactions between contaminants and engineered and natural colloids; Exposure and risk assessment; Applications and implications of nanotechnology in agriculture (nanopesticides and nanofertilisers in particular)

Curriculum vitae

Since August 2015: Elise Richter Fellow (FWF V408-N28)

2009-2015: Assistant at the Department for Environmental Geosciences

2007-2009: Environmental Scientist (Fate Modeller) in the EcoChemistry team, Food and Environmental Research Agency (FERA, former Central Science Laboratory ), York, UK

2004-2007: PhD on the Behaviour of ionisable pesticides in soils 
University of York, based at the Central Science Laboratory, York, UK

2002-2003: M.Sc. equivalent in Soil Sciences, Nancy, France 

2000-2003: M.Sc. equivalent in Agronomy and Environmental Sciences, Nancy, France from the National School of Agronomy and Food Sciences (ENSAIA)


  • EAG: European Association of Geochemistry
  • SETAC: Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
  • ACS: American Chemical Society


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Kookana, RS, Boxall, ABA, Reeves, PT, Ashauer, R, Beulke, S, Chaudhry, Q, Cornelis, G, Fernandes, TF, Gan, J, Kah, M, Lynch, I, Ranville, J, Sinclair, C, Spurgeon, D, Tiede, K & Van den Brink, PJ 2014, 'Nanopesticides: Guiding Principles for Regulatory Evaluation of Environmental Risks' Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, vol 62, no. 19, pp. 4227-4240. DOI: 10.1021/jf500232f

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