Staff Members

Dr Eric SivretEric Sivret
Senior Research Associate

Eric manages the operations of The University of New South Wales’ Odour Research Laboratory. He has 14 years of experience in the air quality/odour sector, providing consulting services and managing projects in both consulting and research environments. Eric’s areas of expertise include odour assessment and abatement, air quality and industrial emissions monitoring campaign development, assessment of greenhouse gas emissions, emission inventory development, data quality control and interpretation, air quality modelling, and environmental impact assessment.

Dr Xinguang WangXinguang Wang
Senior Research Associate

Xinguang Wang has 21 years’ experience in environmental science and technology relating to the measurement, assessment and treatment of odorous emissions from different odour sources. He joined UNSW Odour Laboratory in 1999 and has extensive experience in field sampling, odour and odorant identification, indoor air quality investigation, odour impact assessment and odour abatement technology evaluation.

Dr Nhat LeNhat Le Minh
Post-doctoral Research Fellow

Nhat is currently a research associate in UNSW Water Research Centre and involved in many research and consulting works associated with air quality control and management, odour assessment and abatement, air dispersion modelling, indoor quality assessments, sewer, biosolid, composting and landfill gas emissions management.  He possesses more than 5-year-experience in environmental science and technology associated with water and wastewater treatment. Performing the analysis of trace organic contaminants in aqueous samples, volatile organic compounds, malodorous sulfur compounds in gaseous samples via GC, LC and olfactory-GC techniques is also his expertise with a nearly 10-year-experience.

Dr. Alfredo AncenoAlfredo Anceno
V-C’s Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Dr Anceno’s work experience and/or research interests in 14 years spans across areas of postharvest technology, bioprocess technology, microbial aspects of wastewater treatment and valorisation, environmental chemistry and microbiology, microbial risk assessment, environmental nanotechnology, climate-water-sustainability related policies, and emerging agro-environmental remediation technologies. He is currently investigating photocatalysis based treatment of gas-phase odour as well as bioelectrochemical treatment cum valorisation of liquid-phase odour.

Dr. Radoslav BarczakRadoslav Barczak
Visiting Academic, Post-doctoral Research Fellow

Dr Radosław Barczak is currently a visiting academic at the UNSW Odour Laboratory and will be in Sydney to the 15th October 2016. He is fellow of Marie Curie International Outgoing Fellowship for Career Development. He received a master's degree in Environmental Engineering from the Warsaw University of Technology in 2003 after which he started work in the Department of Waste Management in the Polish Ministry of the Environment. After 2 years he returned to University and obtained a PhD in 2014. Over the last 7 years, he has developed practical and theoretical experience in environmental science and technology, especially focused in odour. He has compared different odour measurements methods with particular focus on wastewater treatment plants.

Professor Richard StuetzRichard Stuetz

Richard is Professor in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at The University of New South Wales, and Co-Director of the UNSW Water Research Centre. He has over 18 years’ experience in the assessment and treatment of odorous and gaseous emissions with over 50 journal publications and the author of two books on odour assessment and treatment.


PhD Students

Mark DunlopMark Dunlop

Mark is undertaking a PhD with a focus on reducing odour emissions from poultry litter by improving the understanding of how litter conditions affect odour production. This research has investigated the water cycle and water holding properties of poultry litter and is measuring odorant emissions using a variety of techniques including TD-GC-MS, sulfur gas analysis and PTR-ToFMS. His research is funded by the Poultry CRC and is part of a larger research program to improve the environmental sustainability of intensive poultry production.

Mark graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering (Agriculture) from the University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, in 2001. He has since worked for the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (formerly Department of Primary Industries), Queensland, to continuously improve the environmental sustainability of intensive animal production. He has led a number of research projects focussed on odour emissions, plume dispersion, energy usage, ventilation efficiency and waste management.

Ruth FisherRuth Fisher

Ruth is currently undertaking a PhD looking at the reduction of odour emissions from biosolids.  Her research is part of a project funded by the CRC for Low Carbon Living to promote the ‘Beneficial Re-use of Wastewater treatment biosolids’.  She is focusing on understanding how the production of odorants and odours are affected by biosolids production.  

Ruth completed a combined Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical) and Bachelor of Science (Biology) with First-class Honours at the University of Sydney in 2009.  After working at CSIRO for two years on projects in advanced water treatment and industrial emission mitigation she completed a Masters in Environmental Engineering (Water, Wastewater and Waste management) at UNSW Australia.

James HayesJames Hayes

James completed a BA Psychology (honours) degree at UWS studying olfactory psychology. He has also been involved in cross-collaboration research between laboratories in UWS and Macquarie University and was an invited guest speaker at the 2nd UWS Neuroscience Sensory Symposium. His current research is the investigation of community’s reactions to environmental malodour exposure. To that end, he is implementing a variety of techniques including surveys, odour tests, as well as Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry/Olfactometry (GC-MS/O).

Nor Hidayaty KamarulzamanNor Hidayaty Kamarulzaman

Nor completed her Bachelor of Science (Industrial Chemistry) in 2002 and a Master of Science (Material Chemistry) in 2005, both from the University Putra Malaysia. She is working with the Malaysian Rubber Board as a Research Officer since 2005 and is currently pursuing her PhD study at the University of New South Wales. Her research area is to analyse the chemical compositions of raw rubber material by focusing on Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) as well as Volatile Organic Sulfur Compounds (VOSCs), which are associated with various odour problems in the rubber industry.

Hung Le Hung Le

Hung has a background in instrumental analytical chemistry (monitoring the contamination of heavy metals and hydrocarbons in soil and water using GC, IR, UV-VIS, and AAS), and chemical engineering (process modeling and system analysis). His current research is focusing on determining the fate of volatile organic sulfur compounds in odour sampling processes.

Ademir Prata JrAdemir Prata Jr

Ademir obtained a B.Sc. degree in Environmental Engineering from the Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo – UFES (Brazil) and his PhD at UNSW is sponsored by Brazilian Federal Government’s Science Without Borders scholarship program. His PhD research combines Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and laboratory analysis to investigate enclosure devices for sampling of odorous emissions at liquid surfaces. He is also studying predictive emission models and their relation with sampling devices. His major interests are transport phenomena applied to air quality, wastewater treatment and odorous emissions.

Ari ShammayAri Shammay

Ari Shammay completed a bachelor degree in Chemical Engineering with First Class Honours and has a Masters in Commerce specialising in Business Strategy. Ari has 8 years experience in wastewater and odour related engineering consulting from investigative works through design, commissioning and troubleshooting. Ari's current research interests include determining mechanisms for odour constituent removal in abatement systems throughout sewer networks.




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UNSW Collaborators

Professor Paul Thomas, Department of Medicine, Prince of Wales Clinical School

Professor Deo Prasad, Faculty of Built Environment

Dr Pierre Le-Clech, School of Chemical Engineering


Visiting Academics

Dr Stuart Dever, GHD, Australia

Professor Mel Suffet, UCLA, USA


Academic Visitors

Dr Antonio David Dorado CASTAÑO

Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain

Visiting - 1 February – 31 July 2012


Dr Iván Orlando Cabeza Rojas

Institute of Natural Resources and Agrobiology, Science Research Council (CSIC), Spain

Visited – 7 September – 22 December 2011


Dr Raul Muñoz Torre

 University of Valladolid, Spain

Visited – 30 June – 2 October 2009


Professor Carlos Chernicharo

Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil

Visited – 1 February 2008 – 31 January 2009