Researcher biography

Ni Made Sri Suliartini (Ade) is passionate about water science and has been involved in some water research projects. When she was an undergraduate, she cooperated with a local mining company in West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia to conduct research on acid mine drainage treatment using a natural hot spring. In 2020, she pursued her Master of Science majoring in Water Quality and Treatment at Curtin University, Perth through the Australia Awards Scholarship and joined the Curtin Water Quality Research Center (CWQRC). During her master’s thesis, she was working on acid mine drainage treatment using layered double hydroxides called hydrotalcite. After graduating from Curtin University, she was accepted for a PhD position at the Australian Center for Water and Environmental Biotechnology (ACWEB) at the University of Queensland through the UQ RTP Scholarship. The PhD project is about drinking water treatment focusing on the development of new electrochemical technology to remove nitrate and heavy metals from groundwater for Australian remote communities. The objectives of the research are to investigate the efficiency of electrochemical technology for nitrate, uranium and arsenic removal, and to investigate the possible fate of nitrate, uranium and arsenic during the electrochemical removal from the groundwater.

The principal supervisor is Dr Pablo Ledezma.