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Chancellor's Postdoctoral Research Fellow and Lecturer in Air and Noise Pollution, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Technology Sydney

Dr Peter Irga is a Post-Doctoral Research fellow in air quality research in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at UTS.

Peter is an internationally recognised expert in indoor air pollution and the main technologies and protocols used for air pollution monitoring, with specialist knowledge on pathogenic fungal spores and contaminated buildings.

His current research interests lie in the application of atmospheric science to inform policy on air quality, the relationship between air quality and health, and on the linkages between air quality and climate change.

He has also worked extensively on projects involving optimizing plants potential to improve air quality, especially through biotechnology. Peter’s recent work is focused on the use biotechnology for the reduction of air pollutants, namely biofilter systems.


  • 2018–present
    Postdoctoral research fellow, University of Technology Sydney