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Professor Alfio Parisi

Professor Alfio Parisi
Name Alfio Parisi
Position Associate Dean (Academic)
Section Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
Office T414
Location Toowoomba Campus
Phone +61 7 4631 2226
Extension 2226
Qualifications BSc(Hons) JCU , MAppSc CQU , PhD QUT
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Fields of Research (FoR)

  • Physical Sciences not elsewhere classified ( 029999 )
  • Atmospheric Sciences not elsewhere classified ( 040199 )

Research interests
Solar UV, Dosimetry, Specroradiometry, Physics of solar radiation

Industry affiliations
Member of Australian Institute of Physics
Member of Australasian Radiation Protection Society

USQ Research affiliations

  • International Centre for Applied Climate Sciences (ICACS)

Currently teaching courses/programs
PHY3303 Modern Physics
PHY2206 Medical Physics

Excellence in Teaching University of Southern Queensland award 2007

Citation from Carrick Institute in 2007 for the development of curricula, imaginative resources and teaching and learning scholarship that enhance life-long undergraduate and postgraduate learning in Physics

Teaching experience(Tertiary)
30 Years

Administrative responsibilities
Associate Dean (Academic), Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences

Research most recent
Full list of publications are available from the University ePrints site below:

. Igoe, D. P. and Amar, A. and Parisi, A. V. and Turner, J. (2017) Characterisation of a smartphone image sensor response to direct solar 305 nm irradiation at high air masses. Science of the Total Environment, 587-588. pp. 407-413. ISSN 0048-9697
. Igoe, D, Parisi, A.V. Carter, B, 2914 “A method for determining the dark response for scientific imaging with smartphones” Instrumental Science and Tech vol.42, pp.586-592.
. Downs, N., Parisi, A.V. & Igoe, D. 2014, “Measurements of occupational ultraviolet exposure and the implications of timetabled yard duty for school teachers in Queensland, Australia: preliminary results” Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology B: Biology. vol.131, pp. 84-89.
. Parisi, A.V. & Turnbull, D.J. 2014, “Shade provision for UV minimisation: a review” Photochemistry and Photobiology, vol.90, pp.479-490.
. Siani, A.M., Casale, G.R., Modesti, S., Parisi, A.V. & Colosimo, A. 2014, “Investigation on the capability of polysulphone for measuring biologically effective solar UV exposures,” Photochemical and Photobiological Sciences, vol.13, pp.521-530.
. Igoe, D., Parisi, A.V. & Carter, B. 2014, “Smartphone-based Android app for determining UVA aerosol optical depth and direct UVA irradiances,” Photochemistry and Photobiology, vol.90, pp.233-237.
. Amar, A.A. & Parisi, A.V. 2013, “Optical properties of an ultra long chemical UV dosimeter based on solvent cast polyvinyl chloride (PVC)” J. Photochemistry and Photobiology B: Biol. vol.128, pp.92-99.
. Amar, A. & Parisi, A.V. 2013, “Spectral response of solvent-cast polyvinyl chloride (PVC) thin film used as a long-term UV dosimeter,” Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology B: Biology, vol.125, pp.115-120.
. Downs, N., Schouten, P.W. & Parisi, A.V. 2013 “Seasonal variations of the subsurface ultraviolet-B on an inshore Pacific coral reef ecosystem,” Photochemistry and Photobiology, vol.89, pp.1234–1243.
. Igoe, D., Parisi, A.V. & Carter, B. 2013, “Evaluating UVA aerosol optical depth using a Smartphone camera,” Photochemistry and Photobiology, DOI: 10.1111/php.12082

Research most notable
Parisi, A.V., Sabburg, J. & Kimlin, M.G. 2004, Scattered and Filtered Solar UV Measurements, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht.

Publications in ePrints

Igoe, Damien P. and Parisi, Alfio V. and Amar, Abdurazaq and Downs, Nathan J. and Turner, Joanna (2018) Atmospheric total ozone column evaluation with a smartphone image sensor. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 39 (9). pp. 2766-2783. ISSN 0143-1161

Igoe, D. P. and Parisi, A. V. and Downs, N. J. and Amar, A. and Turner, J. (2018) Comparative signal to noise ratio as a determinant to select smartphone image sensor colour channels for analysis in the UVB. Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, 272. pp. 125-133. ISSN 0924-4247

Turner, Joanna and Parisi, Alfio V. (2018) Investigation of correlation of broadband UVA reflection to broadband visible reflection for a variety of surfaces in the built environment. Building and Environment, 136. pp. 259-268. ISSN 0360-1323

McGonigle, Andrew J. S. and Wilkes, Thomas C. and Pering, Tom D. and Willmott, Jon R. and Cook, Joseph M. and Mims III, Forrest M. and Parisi, Alfio V. (2018) Smartphone spectrometers. Sensors, 18 (Art 223). pp. 1-15. ISSN 1424-8220

Harrison, Simone L. and Downs, Nathan J. and Rawlings, Alex T. and Parisi, Alfio V. (2018) The Garment Protection Factor (GPF): an index for sun-protective clothing that combines garment coverage and UVR transmittance. In: 4th International Conference on UV & Skin Cancer Prevention 2018, 1-4 May 2018, Toronto, Canada.

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