Air Quality in Qatar: With Heat and Construction – What do we breathe

Presented by Prof. Terrance Murphy, Carnegie Mellon University Qatar

Terrance Murphy, Ph.D., is a Visiting Professor of Chemistry at Carnegie Mellon Qatar since 2008. He teaches all levels of general and inorganic chemistry at the university and has a strong interest in chemical education. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in chemistry education; a MAT in chemistry; and a Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry, all from the University of Washington in Seattle.

His current research interests involve air quality issues in Qatar, especially the monitoring of small particulate matter (PM2.5) and its effect on health. He has done coordination chemistry research including the development of iron chelators used in the treatment of iron overload diseases. Prof. Murphy has taught at the University of Washington, Ithaca College, Sultan Qaboos University in Oman, Zayed University in the UAE, and Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar. He is a member of the American Chemical Society, the American Scientific Affiliation, and the American Association of Aerosol Research.