Lecturer, School of the Environment, University of Technology Sydney

Fraser Torpy began at UTS in 1991 as an undergraduate, and has gone on to pursue Honours and a PhD there. He is now part of their academic team at UTS.

Dr Torpy’s research has focussed on several areas of microbial ecology, notably on the biodegradation of volatile organic pollutants by soil bacteria and the aetiology of respiratory fungal disease.

Since 1995 Dr Torpy has taught in a diverse array of fields which include experimental design and data analysis, computing, ecology, botany, general, clinical and environmental microbiology (bacteriology, mycology, epidemiology), biochemistry, instrumental analysis, environmental engineering, evolution and first year biology, and recently, urban sustainability.


  • 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)