Zoran Ristovski's broad research interests include atmospheric sciences,atmospheric aerosol science, air quality and the environment, and climate change.
His main research areas include Nanoparticle emission from internal combustion engines, developing new methodologies to improve our understanding of the health effects of airborne nanoparticles and developing new tools to improve our understanding of the climate effects of airborne nanoparticles.
He is also interested in nanoparticle emission from internal combustion engines. Most of the research is now realised within the Biofuels Engine Research Facility (BERF).
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.
Other research interets include 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 around 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.