Darryl Hawker is Emeritus Professor of Environmental Chemistry at Griffith University in Brisbane. He graduated BSc (Hons) with undergraduate majors in chemistry and mathematics from the University of Queensland, subsequently undertaking a PhD there on “Kinetic and Stereochemical Studies of Organometallic Compounds” that involved much synthesis and NMR spectroscopy as well as kinetics. He later earned the first higher doctorate (DSc) awarded by the University of Queensland in Environmental Chemistry.

He is an Honorary Professor with QAEHS, and contributes expertise in chemical fate and behaviour (including modelling), kinetics and thermodynamics, complementing existing skills at QAEHS. He has assisted in the research supervision of a number of current QAEHS staff and continues to do so with current students. Foci include investigation of fate, behaviour and quantification of PFASs and PPCPs in various aquatic matrices and PAHs in air.