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A new research project commenced on the transition towards cleaner energy practices in Oceania: A pilot study in Solomon Islands

A new research project commenced in 2019 titled, Overcoming cultural and developmental barriers to transition towards cleaner energy practices in Oceania: A pilot study in Solomon Islands, funded by the Centre for Air pollution, energy and health Research (CAR) Seed Funding Project.  A small batch of low-cost air-quality monitors have…

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Blue Mountains and Lithgow AirWatch project went live this week!

The New South Wales Office of Environment and Hermitage (OEH) Blue Mountains and Lithgow AirWatch project went live this week! Twelve KOALAs developed by QUT are being used in this project and presently sending data to their in-cloud database. The project will start in May 2019 and run until May 2020, providing a better picture of air…

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ARC Linkage Success!

The most comprehensive urban air quality study undertaken in the southern hemisphere will be led by QUT researchers. Professor Lidia Morawska, director of the ILAQH, was just awarded a $889,000 project to investigate the impact of urban ultrafine particles in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth and Auckland. Intensive monitoring…

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New QUT-JNU joint Laboratory for Air Quality Science and Management!

Professor Zoran Ristovski initiated a Joint PhD Program between Jinan University (JNU) and QUT, which was signed in April 2018.Professor Zoran Ristovski initiated a Joint PhD Program between Jinan University and QUT, which was signed in April 2018. To accompany this joint PhD agreement, a QUT-JNU joint Laboratory for Air Quality Science…

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A new research project commenced in 2018, on children’s exposure to air pollution in Fiji!

A new research project commenced in 2018 titled, Assessment of children’s exposure to air pollution in Fiji, its drivers and the burden of disease attributable to it, funded by the Centre for Air pollution, energy and health Research (CAR) Seed Funding Project. A batch of low-cost air-quality monitors have been deployed by Dr Tom…

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WHO Regional Director visit

New Regional Director of the World Health Organisation (WHO)’s Western Pacific Regional Office, Dr Takeshi Kasai, recently visited the International Laboratory for Air Quality and Health (ILAQH) at QUT. The facility is a WHO Collaborating Centre for Air Quality and Health, led by Professor Lidia Morawska.  On Tuesday, 26 February 2019,…

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Air pollution, from monitoring to action interview with Professor Lidia Morawska

We need political will to take action against air pollution, says Professor Lidia Morawska, Director, International Laboratory for Air Quality and Health, Queensland University of Technology, Australia. She was interviewed at the first Global Conference on Air Pollution and Health, organised by the World Health Organization,…

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Awarded the 2018 Eureka Prize for Infectious Diseases Research!

Congratulations to the “CF Air” Team, who has been awarded the 2018 Eureka Prize for Infectious Diseases Research! ‘The CF Air team has uncovered the process by which the deadly pathogens causing airway infections are transmitted between cystic fibrosis (CF) patients. Their research has attracted considerable attention from the…

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