QUT’s Distinguished Professor Lidia Morawska, an international air quality expert, has been named in the 2021 TIME100, the annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world.
The list, now in its eighteenth year, recognizes the impact, innovation and achievement of the world’s most influential individuals. The full list and related tributes appear online now at time.com/time100 and in the September 27 / October 4 issue of Time.
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Professor Morawska has been at the forefront of a group of international experts who in 2020 alerted the world to the importance of airborne transmission of COVID-19 and other respiratory infections.
In the early months of the pandemic, she published a warning that authorities should face the reality of airborne transmission, and followed that up by leading about 240 international experts in an open letter saying it was time to address airborne transmission of COVID-19.