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ISIAQ 2020 Special Award for an Extraordinary Academic Leadership

Congratulations to Distinguished Professor Lidia Morawska who has been awarded the International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate (ISIAQ)2020 Special Award for an Extraordinary Academic Leadership in relation to her initiative in “…acting swiftly at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic (March 2020) to address these new (old…

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New Director of the Centre for the Environment

Many congratulations to Professor Zoran Ristovski who will step into the role of Director of the Centre for the Environment at QUT today…

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CRRG Webinar: Physics of respiratory infections: do we understand it?

Professor Lidia Morawska gave a presentation for the COVID Research and Resources Group (CRRG) Webinar series, titled “Physics of respiratory infections: do we understand it?” To view the presentation

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Open Letter ranked in the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric !

Our Open Letter published in the Clinical Infectious Diseases titled, “It is Time to Address Airborne Transmission of COVID-19”, was ranked in the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric in 2020, and sits at #8 in the Top 100 Altmetric papers for 2020

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Vice-Chancellor's Award for Excellence, QUT Recognition Program 2020

Many congratulations to Professor Lidia Morawska, who was the recipient of the Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Excellence, QUT Recognition Program 2020…

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Professor Morawska in the Top 40 Australian Researchers in The Australian Research magazine!

Many congratulations to Professor Lidia Morawska, who has been named named in the list of Top 40 Australian Researchers in The Australian Research Magazine – please see page 9, and scroll to the Life Sciences & Earth Sciences section (https://specialreports.theaustralian.com.au/1540291/9/

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Al Jazeera News: Professor Lidia Morawska explains "Coronavirus: What did they get wrong?"

Professor Lidia Morawska appeared in an Al Jazeera news YouTube video on the 19 August, on the topic of “Coronavirus: What did they get wrong?” To view the Video &nbsp…

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COMMENTARY: It is Time to Address Airborne Transmission of COVID-19

A group of 239 scientists from around the world, co-led by Professor Lidia Morawska, Director of the ILAQH, has changed the global approach to infection control. They appealed to the medical community and to national and international bodies (including the World Health Organisation) to recognize the potential for airborne spread of…

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JUST PUBLISHED: COVID-19 patients in earlier stages exhaled millions of SARS-CoV-2 per hour

Another COVID paper success story. A paper titled, “COVID-19 patients in earlier stages exhaled millions of SARS-CoV-2 per hour” (ciaa1283, 2020), by Jianxin Ma, Xiao Qi, Haoxuan Chen, Xinyue Li, Zheng Zhang, Haibin Wang, Lingli Sun, Lu Zhang, Jiazhen Guo, Lidia Morawska, Sergey A. Grinshpun, Pratim Biswas, Richard C. Flagan, Maosheng…

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QUT Media Release: We ignore COVID-19 airborne spread indoors at our peril: 239 scientists

A plea issued by 239 scientists from around the world to recognise and mitigate airborne transmission of COVID-19 addressed to international health authorities is to be published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases. The 239 signatories from 32 countries come from many different areas of science and engineering, including…

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Podcast "From Australian bushfires to disease transmission: Role of aerosols"

Atmospheric Tales is a podcast that covers themes related to air pollution and climate change. Episode 04 of the Podcast dated 11 June, features an interview with Professor Lidia Morawska titled “From Australian bushfires to disease transmission: Role of aerosols” to discuss bushfires in Australia and their impact on air quality. For

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JUST PUBLISHED: How can airborne transmission of COVID-19 indoors be minimised?

There is a new paper in Environment International titled, “How can airborne transmission of COVID-19 indoors be minimised?”, published by a group of multidisciplinary co-authors from around the world, led by Professor Lidia Morawska…