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Dr Ruhi Humphries

Senior Research Scientist

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I have been studying atmospheric science and aerosols since 2009 while at the University of Wollongong (UOW). I graduated my PhD in 2015 from UOW, having studied aerosol formation in the pristine atmosphere of the Antarctic sea ice region. In 2015, I joined CSIRO as a post-doctoral scientist and continued in 2018 as a Research Scientist to investigate the physics and chemistry of the Southern Ocean atmosphere. In addition to undertaking aerosol research in the Southern Ocean and Antarctic regions, I also manage the aerosol measurement program of the World Meteorological Organisation’s (WMO) Global Atmosphere Watch (GAW) station of the RV Investigator. I am also part of the scientific team managing ongoing measurements at the Cape Grim Baseline Air Pollution Station.

With the onset of COVID-19 in 2020, I pivoted my research to investigating aerosol generation in clinical settings, with the aim to shed more data on aerosol generating procedures, and help to prove the efficacy of new COVID-19 relevant PPE, accelerating its progress to market.

Professional Areas

Current Roles

  • Research Scientist

Academic Qualifications

  • 2015

    Doctor of Philosophy
    University of Wollongong, Australia

  • 2010

    Bachelor of Science Advanced Honours (Chemistry and Mathematics)
    University of Wollongong, Australia

  • 2012

    European Research Course on Atmospheres
    Université Joseph Fourier, France