Professor Zoran Ristovski

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Ph.d (University of Belgrade), B.E (Hons) (University of Belgrade)

Broad area of research: Atmospheric Sciences; Atmospheric Aerosol Science; Air Quality and the Environment; Climate Change Research group: Prof. Ristovski is leading a large research group, including 2 academics, 3 Postdoctoral Fellows and over 10 Postgraduate students. Main research areas: 

  • Nanoparticle emission from internal combustion engines.
  • Developing new methodologies to improve our understanding of the health effects of airborne nanoparticles.
  • Developing new tools to improve our understanding of the climate effects of airborne nanoparticles.

Nanoparticle emission from internal combustion engines: This is one of the more active areas of his group. Most of the research is now realised within the Biofuels Engine Research Facility (BERF) in collaboration with the group of A/Prof. Rischard Brown. BERF is a modern engine research facility with the capabilities of running diesel engines on various fuels (dual fuel capabilities, Ethanol fumigation, LPG, Hydrogen, Biodiesel, etc.). It has the state of the art engine emission testing equipment.  The main focus of this area is in developing understanding on the relationship between fuel composition and physical, chamical and toxicological properties of both primary and secondary particles emitted from combustion engines.

Developing new methodologies to improve our understanding of the health effects of airborne nanoparticles: The main focus of this research area is in the development and application of new methods for the measurment of the oxidative capacity of nanoparticles and is centered arround the application of new Profluorescent Nitroxide (PFN) chemical probes.  A real time Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS) monitor is beeing developed. This research is done in collaboration with Prof. Steven Bottle’s  group.

Projects

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Title
Secondary Aerosol Formation from Engine Exhaust Emissions
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
DP180102632
Start year
2018
Keywords
Title
GBR as a significant source of climatically relevant aerosol particles
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
DP150101649
Start year
2015
Keywords
Aerosols; Corals; Atmospheric Particle Formation
Title
A Fundamental Study into the Role of the Organic Fraction on the Toxicity of Combustion Generated Airborne Particles
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
DP120100126
Start year
2012
Keywords
Aerosol; Reactive Oxygen Species; Lung Cells; Air Quality
Title
Establishing Advanced Networks for Air Quality Sensing and Analyses
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
LP160100051
Start year
2017
Keywords
Title
Optimising gaseous and particulate emissions from diesel engines
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
LP110200158
Start year
2012
Keywords
Internal combustion engines; particulate emissions; dual fuel technology; Alternative fuels; transport emissions
Title
DPM Risk Factors Extension: Effect of Cooled Exhaust and Scrubber on Toxic Particulate Formation: Ext C20036
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
51073
Start year
2011
Keywords
Diesel Exhaust Particles; Toxic Particles; Underground Coals Mines; Wet Scrubbers
Title
Optimisation of Dual Fuel Compression Ignition (Diesel) Engines With Respect to Engine Performance and Pollutant Emissions
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
LP0775178
Start year
2007
Keywords
biofuels; ethanol; particulate emissions; transport; dual fuel; greenhouse gas emissions;
Title
Natural Aerosol Production from Corals and their Effect on Climate over the Great Barrier Reef
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
Start year
2006
Keywords
Aerosol Production; Great Barrier Reef; Climate Change; DMS
Title
Mechanisms of Virus Transport in Indoor Environments
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
DP0558410
Start year
2005
Keywords
Droplet dispersion model Aerosol dynamics Virus containing aerosol particles Airborne virus transport Virus aerosolation
Title
The effect of fuel type on health and environmental risks caused by motor vehicle emissions.
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
DP0211775
Start year
2002
Keywords
  • Emission Sources, Cloud-Relevant Properties and Variability of Aerosol Over the Southern and Pacific Oceans
    PhD, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Graham Johnson, Dr Branka Miljevic