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ILAQH Researchers on Chanel 7 News

ILAQH Team members Dr. Tom Cole-Hunter and  Ms. Xiaoting Liu were interviewed on Chanel 7 news on Wednesday, 13 November for a short story on Brisbane’s air quality this week as a result of the bush fires. A KOALA, developed by the ILAQH, is hiding in the middle of this video! For more information on how the KOALAs operate. Link to view

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White Paper on “Ambient ultrafine particle evidence for policy makers” published on the EFCA website!

An international team of experts published a White Paper on “Ambient ultrafine particle evidence for policy makers”, which was led by Professor Lidia Morawska (International Laboratory for Air Quality and Health, Queensland University of Technology), Professor Annette Peters (Institute of Epidemiology, Helmholtz Center Munich – German…

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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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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 CF…

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QUT Engagement Innovation grant award

Project State-of-the-art air quality sensing network for the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games 2018: engaging the community and showcasing QUT as a global leader in innovative technologies. Overview The project aims to establish and operate a state-of-the-art miniature air quality sensing network at and around the Gold Coast Commonwealth…

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American Association for Aerosol Research (AAAR) award

The American Association for Aerosol Research (AAAR) made an announcement on the 18th October 2017 that Prof Lidia Morawska was the recipient of the 2017 David Sinclair Award!  This award memorializes David Sinclair, one of aerosol science’s great innovators, known for his knowledge, ingenuity and energy. The David Sinclair…

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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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Task Group TG86 on Building Healthy Cities appointment

Professor Lidia Morawska was appointed Coordinator of the new established Task Group TG86 on Building Healthy Cities. The Group is to stimulate and facilitate international corporation on research for building healthy cities, October 2013…

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Professor Zoran Ristovski's collaborative voyage

Professor Ristovski, chef scientist on a voyage to examining the air above the Great Barrier Reef. He is leading a world-first study by an international collaboration of climate scientists from 13 institutions that have come together on the voyage to confirm that coral creates rain. For years, researchers have documented the increasing…

Joint PhD Agreement signed
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Joint PhD Agreement signed

In 2016, a Joint PhD Agreement was also signed between the Lublin University of Technology, Poland, and the Queensland University of Technology, Australia…

FUTURA Agreement signed – international consortium
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FUTURA Agreement signed – international consortium

In 2016, an agreement of co-operation, the “FUTURA Agreement” was signed between a consortium of International Universities: Lublin University of Technology, Poland; University of Cassino and Southern Lazio, Italy; Queensland University of Technology, Australia; Aalto University, Finland; and Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain…

NHMRC CRE funding success
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NHMRC CRE funding success

An application for NHMRC CRE, of which we are co-investigators is among those approved for funding, as announced 27 October 2016 by NHMRC: https://www.nhmrc.gov.au/grants-funding/outcomes-funding-rounds. The Administering Organisation is the University of New South Wales, led by Prof Guy Marks. Prof Lidia Morawska is a Chief Investigator…

New ILAQH QUT paper published
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New ILAQH QUT paper published

April 2017. Our paper has been published in Science (Emergence and spread of a human-transmissible multidrug-resistant nontuberculous mycobacterium). The three co-another from the ILAQH, QUT include Graham Johnson, Nassib Jabbour and Lidia Morawska. QUT’s researchers played a significant role in this research and conducted the entire…

Publication grant awarded to PhD student Nassib Jabbour
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Publication grant awarded to PhD student Nassib Jabbour

PhD student Nassib Jabbour received ‘Research Support Grant’ for publishing in the journal Science from QUT for co-authoring the paper titled, Emergence and spread of a human-transmissible multidrug-resistant nontuberculous mycobacterium

Dean's Commendation for Doctoral Thesis Award
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Dean's Commendation for Doctoral Thesis Award

Tenzin Wangchuk, who completed his PhD under Professor Lidia Morawska’s supervision in 2016, received the 2016 Executive Dean’s Commendation for Doctoral Thesis Award. Read his thesis here.

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SEF High Achiever Award for August 2017

PhD student Tommaso Villa received the SEF High Achiever Award for the month of August 2017. Read the ABC story about the young climate researchers here.

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Best poster award at the CASANZ

PhD Student Tommaso Villa (Supervisor: Lidia Morawska) received the Best Poster presented at the 23rd International Clean Air and Environment Conference 2017, organized by the Clean Air Society for Australia and New Zealand (CASANZ), which was held in Brisbane this week (15-18 October…