22 Feb 2023

SETAC Asia-Pacific Student Research Grant Winner

Stacey O'Brien

Stacey O'Brien is the 2023 winner of the SETAC Asia-Pacific Student Research Grant! 

The SETAC Asia-Pacific Student Research Grant awards a research student AU$2,500 to advance a research project that makes an important contribution to environmental chemistry and/or toxicology in the Asia-Pacific region. 

O'Brian is researching examining micro plastics in the environment. The proposed research will use a simultaneous sampling program to calculate the mass concentration of plastics in various compartments using Pyr-GC/MS. This is aimed to understand the fluxes, relationships and sources of plastics in air. 

You can keep up to date with O'Brian's research on Twitter and ResearchGate

Honourable mentions go to Shannon Kaiser and Rachel Mackie for their excellent proposals.