We have built up a scientific program that is recognized internationally through a high publication rate in reputable international journals, visits by scholars from around the world to the facility, and invitations to our key researchers to address international conferences and participate in national and international projects and initiatives.

Our research focuses on the complex, interdisciplinary field of air quality and its impacts on human health and climate, with a specific focus on fine, ultrafine and nano particles. Our broad research areas cover:

  • air quality, exposure and risk assessment
  • association between asthma and fine particles
  • bioaerosols
  • characterisation of emissions from motor vehicles and vehicle emission factors
  • deposition of particles in the human respiratory tract
  • effects of ventilation and filtration on particles
  • marine aerosols
  • emissions from biomass burning
  • emission of particles and gaseous pollutants from urban traffic
  • indoor residential and workplace exposure to particles
  • instrumentation and measuring techniques
  • modelling of particles and gaseous pollutants behaviour
  • organic and inorganic chemistry of particles and gaseous pollutants
  • particles and gaseous pollutants in ambient urban air: modelling and monitoring
  • particles in a hospital environment
  • particle morphology
  • performance of nebulisers for drug treatment
  • photochemical haze and secondary organic aerosol formation
  • theory of particles and gaseous pollutants interaction and transport

Expert witness

In Australia, both the Queensland State and the Federal government and non-government organizations regularly seek the expertise of this facility. To request expert advice from our team, please contact us.