Professor Zoran Ristovski

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Centre Director

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.

Additional information

Title
Aerosol Glassy States Promote Global Warming, Airborne Toxins and Pathogens
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
DP210103284
Start year
2021
Keywords
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
Pre-Linkage: Making Australia Resilient to Airborne Infection Transmission
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
00003559.0
Start year
2021
Keywords
Title
Airborne Ultrafine Particles in Australian Cities
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
LP180100516
Start year
2019
Keywords
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
Holistic Evaluation of Diesel Exhaust Filters and related Measuring Instrumentation
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
C24022
Start year
2015
Keywords
Diesel;Dpm;Filtration;Monitoring;Undergound Mines
Title
Characterisation of the elemental composition of sea spray particles collected during the Surface Ocean Aerosol Production (SOAP) 2012 voyage
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
ALNGRA13048
Start year
2013
Keywords
Marine Aerosols;Chemical Composition;Cloud Condensation Nucleai
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