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Dr Quan Hua

Dr Quan Hua
Dr Quan Hua
Principal Research Scientist

Role at ANSTO

Dr Quan Hua is a Principal Research Scientist and the leader of the “Human Activities” project within the Environmental Research group at ANSTO. He has over 25 years of work experience in radiocarbon dating and its applications in Quaternary and climate change studies, and archaeology.His current research focuses on radiocarbon calibration, high-resolution proxy records of climate series from corals, speleothems, tree rings and sediments, and the linkage between historic societal change and climate variability. He has also contributed to developing the capability in preparing ultra-small radiocarbon samples for accelerator mass spectrometry analysis.


Radiocarbon, tree rings, corals, speleothems, accelerator mass spectrometry, small-mass radiocarbon, bomb-pulse radiocarbon, radiocarbon reservoir effects, radiocarbon calibration, atmospheric circulation, ocean circulation, archaeology

Qualifications & Achievements

  • Author of 177 refereed scientific publications and over 300 conference abstracts
  • PhD in Radiocarbon and Earth Sciences, University of Sydney
  • BSc in Physics, Dalat University, Vietnam
  • Awarded 17 successful research grant applications including (6) ARC DP, (1) ARC SRI, (4) ARC LIEF, (1) DAFF FtRG, (1) CERF, (2) Australian Antarctic Science Program, (1 )Environmental Trust and (1) National Geographic
  • Official collaborator of (2) overseas projects (US NSF and NZ Marsden)
  • Scientific Visit Award by the Ministry of Science and Technology of Taiwan, 2018
  • Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Invitation Fellowship for Research in Japan, 2009

Committees, Affiliations & Memberships

  • Associate Editor of Radiocarbon journal
  • Honorary Associate Professor, University of Queensland
  • Member of the Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering (AINSE) Archaeology and Geosciences Specialist Committee, 2005-2018
  • Member of the Asian Dendrochronology Association (ADA) Committee, 2007-2008
  • Member of the Australasian Quaternary Association (AQUA)
  • Member of the American Geophysical Union (AGU)