Air Quality

Everyday, we breathe in more hazardous chemicals and gases at home, work and in the environment than you think.

In this episode, Amelia and Jessica chat with Associate Professor Debbie Silvester-Dean about the hazardous gases in our homes and workplaces, and how cutting-edge research in electrochemistry will drive innovation in the detection of hazardous substances. 

In early 2021, Debbie won the Australian Academy of Science’s Le Fèvre medal for chemistry research.

  • Top reasons for poor air quality at home and at work [02:08]
  • Current methods of detecting hazardous gases [05:01]
  • What innovations are on the horizon? [06:37]
  • Why STEM research areas need more women [13:30]

Learn more, or connect with our expert guest

Associate Professor Debbie Silvester-Dean, School of Molecular and Life Sciences, Curtin University

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