Biographical entry Priestley, Anthony John (Tony) (1946 - )
Nambour, Queensland, Australia
- Chemical engineer and Water supply expert
Tony Priestley is a leading expert in water supply quality and water treatment technologies.
He began his career developing as part of a CSIRO team pioneering SIROFLOC water clarification system which led him to specialise in the area of urban water supply improvement.
In 1995 Priestley initiated and succeeded in a bid to establish the first Cooperative Research Centre for Water Quality & Treatment, which operated from 1995 to 2008.
Priestley retired from the CSIRO in 2010 and returned as an Honorary Fellow to pursue his research into repurposing wastewater and other ways to achieve sustainable urban water supplies.
- Education - Bachelor of Engineering degree with Honours, The University of Queensland
- 1968 - 1973
- Education - PhD scholarship at Monash University
- 1971 - 1974
- Career event - Collaborated on the development of the SIROFLOC water clarification system
- 1971 - c. 1974
- Career position - Quality control engineer, Kodak Australasia Pty Ltd
- Award - Humphreys & Glasgow Medal and Prize
- Award - CSIRO Medal for Research Achievement (jointly with SIROFLOC team)
- Award - Ian Clunies Ross National Science & Technology Award
- 1995 - 2008
- Career position - Deputy CEO at The CRC for Water Quality & Treatment
- Award - CSIRO Medal for Research Achievement (jointly with the MIEX team)
- Career event - Retired from the CSIRO
Controlled Corporate Bodies
- 'Priestley, A J (1946-)', Trove, National Library of Australia, 2009, http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-529952. Details
- Ward, C., 'Anthony John Priestley', in CSIROpedia, 2011, https://csiropedia.csiro.au/Priestley-Anthony-John. Details
Created: 3 May 2012, Last modified: 3 October 2012