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Professor Zoran Ristovski

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

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Name
Professor Zoran Ristovski
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 *
Atmospheric Sciences, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Science and Management
Phone
+61 7 3138 1129
Fax
+61 7 3138 9079
Email
Location
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Identifiers and profiles
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Qualifications

Ph.d (University of Belgrade), B.E (Hons) (University of Belgrade)

Keywords

Aerosol physics, Air pollution, Air quality monitoring, Atmospheric nanoparticles, Vehicle emissions, Biodiesel

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008

Biography

Broad area of research: Atmospheric Sciences; Atmospheric Aerosol Science; Air Quality and the Environment; Climate Change

Research group: Prof. Ristovski is leading a large research group, including 2 academics, 3 Postdoctoral Fellows and over 10 Postgraduate students.

Main research areas: 

  • Nanoparticle emission from internal combustion engines.
  • Developing new methodologies to improve our understanding of the health effects of airborne nanoparticles.
  • Developing new tools to improve our understanding of the climate effects of airborne nanoparticles.

Nanoparticle emission from internal combustion engines: This is one of the more active areas of his group. Most of the research is now realised within the Biofuels Engine Research Facility (BERF) in collaboration with the group of A/Prof. Rischard Brown. BERF is a modern engine research facility with the capabilities of running diesel engines on various fuels (dual fuel capabilities, Ethanol fumigation, LPG, Hydrogen, Biodiesel, etc.). It has the state of the art engine emission testing equipment.  The main focus of this area is in developing understanding on the relationship between fuel composition and physical, chamical and toxicological properties of both primary and secondary particles emitted from combustion engines.

Developing new methodologies to improve our understanding of the health effects of airborne nanoparticles: The main focus of this research area is in the development and application of new methods for the measurment of the oxidative capacity of nanoparticles and is centered arround the application of new Profluorescent Nitroxide (PFN) chemical probes.  A real time Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS) monitor is beeing developed. This research is done in collaboration with Prof. Steven Bottle’s  group and The Instrumentation, Emissions, and Atmospheric Aerosols Group from Tampere University of Technology, Finland.

Developing new tools to improve our understanding of the climate effects of airborne nanoparticles: 

 

 

This information has been contributed by Professor Zoran Ristovski.

Teaching

Teaching discipline: Physics

Teaching areas within Physics

  • Electromagnetism
  • Environmental Physics

 

This information has been contributed by Professor Zoran Ristovski.

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
GBR as a significant source of climatically relevant aerosol particles
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
DP150101649
Start year
2015
Keywords
Aerosols; Corals; Atmospheric Particle Formation
Title
Characterisation of the elemental composition of sea spray particles collected during the Surface Ocean Aerosol Production (SOAP) 2012 voyage
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
ALNGRA13048
Start year
2013
Keywords
Marine Aerosols; Chemical Composition; Cloud Condensation Nucleai
Title
Natural Aerosol Production from Corals and their Effect on Climate over the Great Barrier Reef
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
Start year
2006
Keywords
Aerosol Production; Great Barrier Reef; Climate Change; DMS
Title
Holistic Evaluation of Diesel Exhaust Filters & related Measuring Instrumentation
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
C24022
Start year
2015
Keywords
Diesel; Dpm; Filtration; Monitoring; Undergound Mines
Title
A Fundamental Study into the Role of the Organic Fraction on the Toxicity of Combustion Generated Airborne Particles
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
DP120100126
Start year
2012
Keywords
Aerosol; Reactive Oxygen Species; Lung Cells; Air Quality
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
Diesel PM Risk Factors
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
50080
Start year
2011
Keywords
Diesel Emissions; Ultrafine Particles; Undeground Coal Mines
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
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
Title
Optimisation of Dual Fuel Compression Ignition (Diesel) Engines With Respect to Engine Performance and Pollutant Emissions
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
LP0775178
Start year
2007
Keywords
biofuels; ethanol; particulate emissions; transport; dual fuel; greenhouse gas emissions;

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