Nanjappa Ashwath

Central Queensland University

Dr. Nanjappa Ashwath has been researching Australian plants for more than 40 years. He has conducted restoration research on uranium, coal, and nickel mines and on landfills, heavy metal contaminated sites and disturbed mangrove habitats. He was also instrumental in promoting phytocapping technology in Australia for landfill remediation. Dr. Ashwath teaches undergraduate and postgraduate courses in environmental science and has supervised more than thirty-five postgraduate students. His passion for research has won him a “Rotary International University Fellowship” and a \"Vice Chancellor’s Award for Progress in Research.” He has published extensively and serves on the editorial boards of about ten journals. He actively participates in science promotion activities and collaborates with researchers at Texas A&M University, USA, Amrita University, India, and Queensland.