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Dr Sunny Hu
Coordinator - Analytical
Institute for Future Environments,
IFE Directorate,
IFE Central Analytical Research Facility
Discipline *
Environmental Science and Management
+61 7 3138 7314
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Identifiers and profiles

Doctor of Philosophy (University of Canterbury), BSc(Hons) (University of Canterbury)

Professional memberships
and associations

MRACI CChem – Charted Member of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute

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


Wan-Ping (Sunny) Hu received her BSc (Hons) and PhD degrees from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, where she studied molecular dynamics using molecular beams with Professor Peter Harland. She carried out postdoctoral research on the construction, commission and operation of position sensitive coincidence time-of-flight mass spectrometer (PSCO-TOFMS) for the study of dication-neutral reactions with Professor Stephen Price at University College London, United Kingdom. After which, she returned to New Zealand where she was a research associate at the University of Canterbury working on the detection and measurement  of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in breath and other matrices using SIFT-MS for  in clinical studies, in addition to maintenance of the MarinLit database for Marine Natural Products. She then worked as a Research officer at the School of Earth Sciences, University of Queensland, on the operation of the Geochemistry laboratory specialized in (and trained users on) ICP-OES and ICP-MS for major and trace elements in a wide variety of matrices, as well as the Workplace Health and Safety Officer/Coordinator.  She is currently the Analytical Laboratory Coordinator, Central Analytical Research Facility, Institute for Future Environments. She coordinates and oversees a wide range of analytical instrumentation.

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  • Morelli G, Gasparon M, Fierro D, Hu S, Zawadzki A, (2012) Historical trends in trace metal and sediment accumulation in intertidal sediments of Moreton Bay, southeast Queensland, Australia, Chemical Geology p152-164
  • Endre ZH, Pickering JW, Storer M, Hu S, Moorhead KT, Allardyce R, McGregor DO, Scotter JM, (2011) Breath ammonia and trimethylamine allow real-time monitoring of haemodialysis efficacy, Physiological Measurement p115-130
  • Hu S, Langford VS, McEwan MJ, Milligan DB, Storer M, Dummer JF, Epton MJ, (2010) Monitoring chloramines and bromamines in a humid environment using selected ion flow tube mass spectrometry, Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry p1744-1748
  • Epton MJ, Ledingham K, Dummer JF, Hu S, Rhodes B, Senthilmohan ST, Scotter JM, Allardyce R, Cook J, Swanney MP, (2009) Interference of chlorofluorocarbon (CFC)-containing inhalers with measurements of volatile compounds using selected ion flow tube mass spectrometry, Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry p443-447
  • Blunt JW, Copp BR, Hu S, Munro MH, Northcote PT, Prinsep MR, (2009) Marine natural products, Natural Product Reports p170-244
  • Coker MS, Hu S, Senthilmohan ST, Kettle AJ, (2008) Pathways for the decay of organic dichloramines and liberation of antimicrobial chloramine gases, Chemical Research in Toxicology p2334-2343
  • Hu S, Harper SM, Price SD, (2005) The dynamics and kinematics of the electron transfer reactions of CF2/3+ with Ar, Molecular Physics: an international journal at the interface between chemistry and physics p1809-1819
  • Ricketts CL, Harper SM, Hu S, Price SD, (2005) The formation of NO+ from the reaction of N22+ with O2, The Journal of Chemical Physics p1-12
  • Harper SM, Hu S, Price SD, (2004) Collision complexes in dissociative single electron transfer between Ne2+ and N2, The Journal of Chemical Physics p7245-7248
  • Harper SM, Hu S, Price SD, (2004) Experimental studies of the dynamics of the bond-forming reactions of CF22+ with H2O using position-sensitive coincidence spectroscopy, The Journal of Chemical Physics p3507-3514

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