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About the Centre for Atmospheric Chemistry

Research at the Centre for Atmospheric Chemistry is focussed on atmospheric trace-gas atmosphere/biosphere exchange, aerosol chemistry and long term changes in atmospheric composition - from the laboratory to the field and at local to global scales.

The Centre for Atmospheric Chemistry maintains a strong measurement focus with a wide portfolio of research including in-situ measurements for characterising sources of emissions to the atmosphere (e.g., from agricultural activities, fires, etc.) and remote sensing measurements of gases and aerosols for understanding regional-scale atmospheric composition changes. More recently we have strengthened our modelling portfolio to include regional and global chemical transport modelling. Laboratory studies utilise numerous modern techniques including tunable laser systems and mass spectrometry. We collaborate widely in Australian and international atmospheric science communities including other universities, CSIRO, ANSTO, the Bureau of Meteorology, federal and state government departments and international networks.

The Centre for Atmospheric Chemistry has recently been recognised as a Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health Research Cluster. The Research Cluster seeks to capitalise on existing research strengths, whilst broadening its portfolio to include more fundamental laboratory research into chemical mechanisms and applied research in air quality. We are always looking for exciting opportunities to collaborate with other research groups in order to expand our capabilities and grow our research team. Cluster funding will help support research internships for high quality students and seed funding to explore new collaborations.


We are always open to inquiries from prospective undergraduate, honours and PhD students interested in pursuing research in atmospheric chemistry. Key contacts are listed on each of the major research pages -- if you have a desire to work in one of these specific areas, please contact the person mentioned.

For general enquiries regarding research opportunities within Atmospheric Chemistry, please contact Stephen WilsonClare Murphy or Jenny Fisher. For research projects in Laser Chemistry and laboratory spectroscopy, email Adam Trevitt. The more specific the question, the more useful the answer!

In general, PhD scholarships are available through the University of Wollongong, and the application dates are given on the University of Wollongong website. When we have specific funding opportunities (scholarships, postdoctoral positions, etc.), we will list them below.