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Professor Alfio Parisi

Professor Alfio Parisi
Name Alfio Parisi
Position Professor (Radiation Physics)
Section School of 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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Executive Support

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

Sharma, Ekta and Deo, Ravinesh C.ORCID: and Prasad, Ramendra and Parisi, Alfio V. (2020) A hybrid air quality early-warning framework: an hourly forecasting model with online sequential extreme learning machines and empirical mode decomposition algorithms. Science of the Total Environment, 709 (Article 135934). ISSN 0048-9697

Turner, Joanna and Igoe, Damien and Parisi, Alfio V. and McGonigle, Andrew J. and Amar, Abdurazaq and Wainwright, LisaORCID: (2020) A review on the ability of smartphones to detect ultraviolet (UV) radiation and their potential to be used in UV research and for public education purposes. Science of the Total Environment, 706 (Article 135873). ISSN 0048-9697

Igoe, Damien P. and Downs, Nathan J.ORCID: and Parisi, Alfio V. and Amar, Abdurazaq (2020) Evaluation of shade profiles while walking in urban environments: A case study from inner suburban Sydney, Australia. Building and Environment, 177:106873. pp. 1-7. ISSN 0360-1323

Dawes, Adrian J. and Igoe, Damien P. and Rummenie, Katherine.J. and Parisi, Alfio V. (2020) Glass transmitted solar irradiances on horizontal and sun-normal planes evaluated with a smartphone camera. Measurement, 153 (Article 107410). pp. 1-7. ISSN 0263-2241

Jebar, Mustapha A. and Parisi, Alfio V. and Downs, Nathan J.ORCID: and Turner, Joanna (2020) Influence of Clouds on OMI Satellite Total Daily UVA Exposure over a 12-year Period at a Southern Hemisphere Site. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 41 (1). pp. 272-283. ISSN 0143-1161

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