Personal profile


Tony works in the School of Chemistry at Monash University as an Associate Professor.

Tony's research areas of interest are in:

  • Organic chemistry - particularly relating to the chemistry of soil organic matter, humic substances and related green chemistry.

This research interest also includes studies of organic amendments such as composts and other soil amendments. The research has focussed on the nature of the organic matter in soil, reactions of organic matter in the soil environment and how environmental conditions affect the nature of this organic matter. The overall aim of this work is to understand the dynamics of soil organic matter (including added waste materials from industry) in the environment, in order to assist with improved management practices for use of sustaining soil fertility and retaining carbon in the soil.


  • Catalytic Processes
  • Transforming Nom
  • Carbon Sequestration
  • Green Catalytic Processes That Transform Nom and Assist Carbon Sequestration in Soil
  • Structure
  • Reactivity and Uses of Natural Organic Matter (NOM)
  • From Soils, Lignites and Composts
  • Use of Biomass for Producing Feed-Stocks
  • Fuel Additives and Soil Amendments

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Projects 2001 2020

Research Output 1997 2018

Studies to optimize the process of biofuel production from castor stalk

Kotia, V., Vijayaraghavan, R., Rangaswamy, V., Aduri, P., Noronha, S. B., MacFarlane, D. R. & Patti, A. F. 2018 In : Pure and Applied Chemistry. 90, 2, p. 271–284 14 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Open Access

Bioactives from fruit processing wastes: green approaches to valuable chemicals

Banerjee, J., Singh, R., Ranganathan, V., Macfarlane, D., Patti, A. & Arora, A. 15 Jun 2017 In : Food Chemistry. 225, p. 10-22 13 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewReview Article

Oxidized Lignin Depolymerization using Formate Ionic Liquid as Catalyst and Solvent

Dai, J., Patti, A. F., Longe, L., Garnier, G. & Saito, K. 24 Jul 2017 In : ChemCatChem. 9, 14, p. 2684-2690 7 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Probing the functionality of nanostructured MnCeOx catalysts in the carbon monoxide oxidation: Part II. Reaction mechanism and kinetic modelling

Arena, F., Di Chio, R., Filiciotto, L., Trunfio, G., Espro, C., Palella, A., Patti, A. & Spadaro, L. 5 Dec 2017 In : Applied Catalysis B: Environmental. 218, p. 803-809 7 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

A slow release nitrogen fertiliser produced by simultaneous granulation and superheated steam drying of urea with brown coal

Rose, M. T., Perkins, E. L., Saha, B. K., Tang, E. C. W., Cavagnaro, T. R., Jackson, W. R., Hapgood, K. P., Hoadley, A. F. A. & Patti, A. F. 2016 In : Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture. 3, 1, p. 1-14 14 p., 10

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Open Access