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Director, Plants and Environmental Quality Research Group, University of Technology Sydney

Dr Torpy graduated with a PhD in 2000, and has held an academic position at UTS since this time. Fraser’s expertise extends across many fields, including air quality, horticultural biotechnology, indoor environmental quality, atmospheric microbiology, experimental design and data analysis, microbial ecology and biochemistry. His primary research focus is the bioremediation of air pollution through both plant and microbially-mediated processes.


  • 2000–present
    Lecturer at the School of the Environment, UTS
  • 2007–2009
    Project manager, UTS


  • 2000 
    UTS, PhD
  • 1994 
    UTS, BSc Hons (Biotechnology)
  • 1990 
    Sydney Institute of Technology, Associate Diploma Applied Science (Food Technology)