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Professor Godwin Ayoko

Science and Engineering Faculty,
Chemistry, Physics, Mechanical Engineering,
Nanotechnology and Molecular Science

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Name
Professor Godwin Ayoko
Position(s)
Professor
Science and Engineering Faculty,
Chemistry, Physics, Mechanical Engineering,
Nanotechnology and Molecular Science
IHBI Membership
Institute of Health Biomedical Innovation (IHBI),
IHBI Science and Engineering Projects,
IHBI Chem Physics Mech Engineering - HDHS
Discipline *
Physical Chemistry (incl. Structural), Analytical Chemistry, Environmental Science and Management
Phone
+61 7 3138 2586
Fax
+61 7 3138 1804
Email
Location
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Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy (University of Sussex)

Professional memberships
and associations
  • Member, Royal Society of Chemistry (UK)
  • Member, Royal Australian Chemical Institute
* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008

Biography

Research theme: Environment

Research program: Earth, Water and Climate Systems

Areas of expertise

  • developing and applying modern analytical techniques for characterising and monitoring pollutants in the environment.
  • applying multivariate data analysis techniques.
  • characterising emissions from vehicle and outboard motors.
  • synthesising, characterising and applying organometallic and inorganic complexes.
  • receptor modelling.

Research areas

Development and application of modern analytical procedures for characterising and monitoring pollutants in the environment

These projects use modern analytical techniques to resolve environmental problems.

SMPS, ICPMS, GCMS, Particle Size Analyzer, TOC Analyzer, and chemometrics techniques have been used in recent studies on:

  • emissions of ultrafine and nanoparticles
  • elements and organic compounds from motor vehicles
  • analysis of priority pollutants in soil, house dust, stormwater and ambient/indoor air.

Application of multivariate data analysis techniques to chemical data

These projects apply multivariate data projection techniques and multi-criteria decision-making procedures to data obtained from the following types of studies:

  • environmental
  • clinical
  • drug screening
  • chromatographic
  • spectroscopic.

These techniques:

  • recognise patterns in the data
  • predict outcomes
  • facilitate decision-making.

We are exploring the use of more complex factor analysis techniques.

Receptor modelling and source apportionment of pollutants in air, water and soil/dust samples

The projects use receptor models and meteorological data to:

  • unveil hidden structures in chemical data
  • identify plausible pollution sources
  • estimate their compositions
  • identify their possible locations
  • quantify their contributions to pollution at different receptor sites.

This should assist the development, planning and prioritisation of pollution control strategies.

Synthesis, characterisation and application of organometallic and inorganic compounds

These projects involve the synthesis, characterisation, reactivity and application of organometallic/inorganic compounds that may be used for specific purposes, e.g. removal of environmental pollutants, use as anti-fungi and anti-tumour agents etc.

Current grants

  • Time of Flight Aerosol Mass Spectrometer for Research on airborne particles and their impact on Health and the Environment – 2006 Australian Research Council LIEF Grant (with L. Morawska, Z.D. Ristovski, N. S. Holmes, M. R. Moore, B.N. Noller, J.C.Ng, D.L.Gilbert).
  • Physico-Chemical characterisation, source identification and source apportionment of airborne nanoparticles, QUT Incentive Scheme Funding for Australian Research Council Discovery (with R.Jayaratne and G.R.Johnson).
  • Emissions measurements from Scania Compressed Natural Gas Buses and New Generation diesel buses, 2006 Department of Transport (with L. Morawska, Z. Ristovski,R.Jayaratne and N. Meyer).
  • Assessment of emissions from Compressed Natural Gas and New Generation diesel buses, 2006 Department of Transport (with L. Morawska, Z. Ristovski, R. Jayaratne and N. Meyer).

Selected research projects

  • Development and application of modern analytical techniques for characterising and monitoring pollutants in the environment.
  • Characterisation of emissions from vehicle and outboard motors.
  • Receptor modelling and application of multivariate data analysis techniques to environmental pollution data.
  • Characterisation and source apportionment of pollutants in air, water and soil/dust samples.
  • Synthesis, characterisation and application of organometallic and inorganic compounds.
This information has been contributed by Professor Godwin Ayoko.

Teaching

Teaching discipline: Chemistry

Teaching areas:

  • Analytical chemistry
  • Chromatography
  • Molecular spectroscopy
  • Atomic spectrometry
This information has been contributed by Professor Godwin Ayoko.

Publications


For more publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.

Research projects

Grants and projects (Category 1: Australian Competitive Grants only)

Title
Establishing advanced networks for air quality sensing and analyses
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
LP160100051
Start year
2017
Keywords
Title
Optimising gaseous and particulate emissions from diesel engines
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
LP110200158
Start year
2012
Keywords
Internal combustion engines; particulate emissions; dual fuel technology; Alternative fuels; transport emissions
Title
The Effects of Nano and Ultrafine Particles from Traffic Emissions on Children s Health
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
LP0990134
Start year
2010
Keywords
Ultrafine Particles; Traffic Emissions; Combustion Nanoparticles; Environmental Exposure to Particles; Biostatistics of Airborne Particle Exposure;
Title
Nanoparticle From Urban Transport: Quantification Of Formation And Dynamics For Application For Health And Environmental Risk Reduction
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
DP0985726
Start year
2009
Keywords
Nanoparticles; Chemiions; Particle Formation Mechanisms; Secondary Particles; Particle Dynamics;
Title
Adaptation of Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) to Climate Change, Changing Transport Patterns and Urban Form
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
LP0882637
Start year
2008
Keywords
Stormwater Quality; Urban Water Quality; Water Sensitive Urban Design; Transport Impacts; Climate Change Impacts; Stormwater Infrastructure
Title
Quantification of Traffic Generated Nano and Ultrafine Particle Dynamics and Toxicity in Transit Hubs and Transport Corridors
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
LP0882544
Start year
2008
Keywords
Transport Pollution; Transit Hubs; Vehicle Emissions; Aerosol Dynamics; Nano Particles; Ultrafine Particles

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