Dr Abdurazaq Amar


Dr Abdurazaq Amar
NameDr Abdurazaq Amar
Email Addressabdurazaq.amar@unisq.edu.au
Job TitleLecturer (Pathways)
QualificationsBSc Al Zawiya University (Seventh of April University), MAppPhysics National Tech University, PhD USQ
DepartmentUniSQ College (Pathways)
AffiliationsSchool of Mathematics, Physics and Computing
Centre for Applied Climate Sciences
ORCIDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-1953-9623
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Biography

Dr Abdurazaq Amar is a Lecturer at the University of Southern Queensland College. Solar ultraviolet (UV) radiation is a key area of focus in his research. This includes the effects of atmospheric conditions on UV levels, UV dosimetry, novel approaches for monitoring UV exposure, measures to strengthen UV protection, strategies for improving public awareness of risks related to UV exposure. Additionally, his work also involves initiatives aimed at improving students' interest and engagement in online STEM courses.

Employment

PositionOrganisationFromTo
Lecturer UniSQ College2022

Expertise

Atmospheric physics

Solar ultraviolet (UV) radiation

BSc
Al Zawiya University (Seventh of April University)
2008
MAppPhysics
National Tech University
2005
PhD
USQ
2017

Satellite monitoring of environmental solar ultraviolet A (UVA) exposure and irradiance: a review of OMI and GOME-2

Parisi, Alfio V., Igoe, Damien, Downs, Nathan J., Turner, Joanna, Amar, Abdurazaq and A Jebar, Mustapha A.. 2021. "Satellite monitoring of environmental solar ultraviolet A (UVA) exposure and irradiance: a review of OMI and GOME-2." Remote Sensing. 13 (4), pp. 1-19. https://doi.org/10.3390/rs13040752

Solar blue light radiation enhancement during mid to low solar elevation periods under cloud affected skies

Parisi, Alfio V., Igoe, Damien P., Amar, Abdurazaq and Downs, Nathan. 2020. "Solar blue light radiation enhancement during mid to low solar elevation periods under cloud affected skies." Sensors. 20 (15), pp. 1-13. https://doi.org/10.3390/s20154105

Evaluation of shade profiles while walking in urban environments: A case study from inner suburban Sydney, Australia

Igoe, Damien P., Downs, Nathan J., 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, pp. 1-7. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.buildenv.2020.106873

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

Turner, Joanna, Igoe, Damien, Parisi, Alfio V., McGonigle, Andrew J., Amar, Abdurazaq and Wainwright, Lisa. 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, pp. 1-15. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.135873

Assessment of Biologically Effective Solar Ultraviolet Exposures for Court Staff and Competitors During a Major Australian Tennis Tournament

Igoe, Damien P., Amar, Abdurazaq, Schouten, Peter, Parisi, Alfio V. and Turner, Joanna. 2019. "Assessment of Biologically Effective Solar Ultraviolet Exposures for Court Staff and Competitors During a Major Australian Tennis Tournament." Photochemistry and Photobiology. 95 (6), pp. 1461-1467. https://doi.org/10.1111/php.13132

A site-specific standard for comparing dynamic solar ultraviolet protection characteristics of established tree canopies

Downs, N. J., Butler, H. J., Baldwin, L., Parisi, A. V., Amar, A., Vanos, J. and Harrison, S.. 2019. "A site-specific standard for comparing dynamic solar ultraviolet protection characteristics of established tree canopies." MethodsX. 6, pp. 1683-1693. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mex.2019.07.013

Development of a model for calculating the solar ultraviolet protection factor of small to medium sized built shade structure

Parisi, Alfio V., Amar, Abdurazaq, Downs, Nathan J., Igoe, Damien P., Harrison, Simone L. and Turner, Joanna. 2019. "Development of a model for calculating the solar ultraviolet protection factor of small to medium sized built shade structure." Building and Environment. 147, pp. 415-421. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.buildenv.2018.10.010

Beyond the current Smartphone Application: Using smartphone hardware to measure UV radiation

Turner, J., Igoe, D. P., Parisi, A. V., Downs, N. J. and Amar, A.. 2018. "Beyond the current Smartphone Application: Using smartphone hardware to measure UV radiation." NIWA UV Workshop 2018 - UV Radiation: Effects on Human Health and the Environment. Wellington, New Zealand 04 - 06 Apr 2018 New Zealand.

Comparative signal to noise ratio as a determinant to select smartphone image sensor colour channels for analysis in the UVB

Igoe, D. P., Parisi, A. V., Downs, N. J., 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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sna.2018.01.057

Atmospheric total ozone column evaluation with a smartphone image sensor

Igoe, Damien P., Parisi, Alfio V., Amar, Abdurazaq, 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. https://doi.org/10.1080/01431161.2018.1433895

Median filters as a tool to determine dark noise thresholds in high resolution smartphone image sensors for scientific imaging

Igoe, Damien P., Parisi, Alfio V., Amar, Abdurazaq and Rummenie, Katherine J.. 2018. "Median filters as a tool to determine dark noise thresholds in high resolution smartphone image sensors for scientific imaging." Review of Scientific Instruments. 89 (1), pp. 1-8. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5006000

Characterisation of a smartphone image sensor response to direct solar 305 nm irradiation at high air masses

Igoe, D. P., Amar, A., 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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.02.175

Long-term UV dosimeter based on polyvinyl chloride for plant damage effective UV exposure measurements

Parisi, Alfio V., Amar, Abdurazaq and Igoe, Damien P.. 2017. "Long-term UV dosimeter based on polyvinyl chloride for plant damage effective UV exposure measurements." Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. 243, pp. 68-73. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agrformet.2017.05.012

Detection of ultraviolet B radiation with internal smartphone sensors

Turner, Joanna, Parisi, Alfio V., Igoe, Damien P. and Amar, Abdurazaq. 2017. "Detection of ultraviolet B radiation with internal smartphone sensors." Instrumentation Science and Technology. 45 (6), pp. 618-638. https://doi.org/10.1080/10739149.2017.1298042

Online educative activities for solar ultraviolet radiation based on measurements of cloud amount and solar exposures

Parisi, A. V., Downs, N., Turner, J. and Amar, A.. 2016. "Online educative activities for solar ultraviolet radiation based on measurements of cloud amount and solar exposures." Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology, B: Biology. 162, pp. 434-440. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jphotobiol.2016.07.015

Solar radiation and the UV index: an application of numerical integration, trigonometric functions, online education and the modelling process

Downs, Nathan, Parisi, Alfio, Galligan, Linda, Turner, Joanna, Amar, Abdurazaq, King, Rachel, Ultra, Filipina and Butler, Harry. 2016. "Solar radiation and the UV index: an application of numerical integration, trigonometric functions, online education and the modelling process." International Journal of Research in Education and Science. 2 (1), pp. 179-189.

Development and characterisation of an ultra-long exposure UV dosimeter

Amar, Abdurazaq A. A.. 2014. Development and characterisation of an ultra-long exposure UV dosimeter. PhD Thesis Doctor of Philosophy. University of Southern Queensland.

Optical properties of a long dynamic range chemical UV dosimeter based on solvent cast polyvinyl chloride (PVC)

Amar, Abdurazaq and Parisi, Alfio V.. 2013. "Optical properties of a long dynamic range chemical UV dosimeter based on solvent cast polyvinyl chloride (PVC)." Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology, B: Biology. 128, pp. 92-99. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jphotobiol.2013.09.001

Spectral response of solvent-cast polyvinyl chloride (PVC) thin film used as a long-term UV dosimeter

Amar, Abdurazaq and Parisi, Alfio 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. 125, pp. 115-120. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jphotobiol.2013.05.012

Investigation of unstabilized polyvinyl chloride (PVC) for use as a long-term UV dosimeter: preliminary results

Amar, Abdurazaq and Parisi, Alfio V.. 2012. "Investigation of unstabilized polyvinyl chloride (PVC) for use as a long-term UV dosimeter: preliminary results." 37th Annual Conference of the Australasian Radiation Protection Society (ARPS 2012): Radiation Safety: Bridging the Gap. Sydney, Australia 14 - 17 Oct 2012 Hobart, Australia.

Investigation of unstabilized polyvinyl chloride (PVC) for use as a long-term UV dosimeter: preliminary results

Amar, Abdurazaq and Parisi, Alfio V.. 2012. "Investigation of unstabilized polyvinyl chloride (PVC) for use as a long-term UV dosimeter: preliminary results." Measurement Science and Technology. 23 (8), pp. 1-7. https://doi.org/10.1088/0957-0233/23/8/085703