Centre for Integrative Ecology
Deakin University, Burwood campus
221 Burwood Hwy, VIC 3125
Lenka is an analytical and environmental chemist, with a particular interest in marine and coastal environments. Lenka’s research has involved developing new flow analytical methods and tools for monitoring marine water quality, including a novel ammonia passive sampling device and microfluidic sensors for seawater pH using neural network-based calibration.
Lenka has nine years’ experience in chemistry research and laboratory practice as well as experience working for government agencies, where she has developed an interest in understanding the risks to human health and the environment from industrial pollution, waste and legacy contamination.
Chemistry, flow analysis, water quality, pH, pollution, contamination
Šraj, L.O.C., Almeida, M.I.G., Sharp, S.M., McKelvie, I.D., Morrison, R. and Kolev, S.D., 2020. Monitoring of ammonia in marine waters using a passive sampler with biofouling resistance and neural network-based calibration. Environmental Pollution, 267, p.115457.
Peters, J.J., Almeida, M.I.G., Šraj, L.O.C., McKelvie, I.D. and Kolev, S.D., 2019. Development of a micro-distillation microfluidic paper-based analytical device as a screening tool for total ammonia monitoring in freshwaters. Analytica chimica acta, 1079, pp.120-128.
Šraj, L.O.C., Almeida, M.I.G., Bassett, C., McKelvie, I.D. and Kolev, S.D., 2018. Gas-diffusion-based passive sampler for ammonia monitoring in marine waters. Talanta, 181, pp.52-56.
Šraj, L.O.C., Almeida, M.I.G., McKelvie, I.D. and Kolev, S.D., 2017. Determination of trace levels of ammonia in marine waters using a simple environmentally-friendly ammonia (SEA) analyser. Marine Chemistry, 194, pp.133-145.
Šraj, L.O.C., Almeida, M.I.G., Swearer, S.E., Kolev, S.D. and McKelvie, I.D., 2014. Analytical challenges and advantages of using flow-based methodologies for ammonia determination in estuarine and marine waters. TrAC Trends in Analytical Chemistry, 59, pp.83-92.
Šraj, L.O.C., Khairallah, G.N., da Silva, G. and O’Hair, R.A., 2012. Who wins: Pesci, Peters, or Deacon? Intrinsic reactivity orders for organocuprate formation via ligand decomposition. Organometallics, 31(5), pp.1801-1807.