Researcher biography

Dr. Wang has been working over the last ten years developing approaches for monitoring, identification and analysis of organic chemical pollutants in the environment and human. He led the research contributing to new understanding on the spatial and temporal trends in concentrations of atmospheric pollutants, new/changing source profiles and global comparative data. His research also provided insight of novel/emerging contaminants that can emit from thermodynamic processes such as bushfires and for the first time determined their emission factors. On the other hand, through human biomonitoring approaches, his research work provides new knowledge of age trends of contaminants with emerging concern (CEC) in general population with a particular focus on infants and young children under 12-year old. His work identified age trends in exposure levels of a wide range of CECs and sensitive factors for infants and young children for the first time. Outcomes have led to a novel finding of changing source patterns at different ages for different chemicals.

Featured projects Duration
Identification of Chemical and Biological Determinants, and their Sources, and Strategies to Promote Healthier Homes in Europe
National Health and Medical Research Council
Per-and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Contamination in the Indoor Environment and its Contribution to Human Exposure in Aqueous Film Forming Foam Impacted Communities
National Health and Medical Research Council
Exposure to Plastic Additives and their Association with Oxidative Stress Biomarkers
Chemical Contamination in Humans and Links to Neurodegenerative Diseases
The University of Queensland
2023
Chemicals in Compostable Food Contact Paper Packaging Materials
ARC Linkage Project
Reducing Glyphosate Exposure from High Use Practices
ARC Linkage Project
Human Exposure to PFAS and their Precursors in the Human Environment and their Biotransformation Processes
National Health and Medical Research Council
Establishing a National Program to Characterise Indoor Chemical Exposures
ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
Understanding Third Hand Exposure of Australian People to Methamphetamine
ARC Linkage Project
Identifying Baby Food Pouch Migrants and Evaluating their Potential Risk
Firefighter Exposure Risks and Subsequent Reproduction Effects
Fire and Rescue New South Wales (FRNSW)
20162023
Understanding Human Exposure to Benzotriazoles and Benzotriazole UV-Stabilizers in the Australian Population Using Human Biomonitoring and Wastewater Analysis
ARC Australian Laureate Fellowship
Microplastics in Air
The University of Queensland
Developing Protocols to Measure Plastic Chemicals in Human Brain, Blood and Urine
Minderoo Foundation