School of Engineering and IT

Research in Environmental Engineering at Murdoch University

Research in Environmental Engineering is an interdisciplinary field covering a wide range of topics centred on engineering technology to achieve sustainable development whilst achieving positive social and economic outcomes. Research is undertaken in conjunction with industry, government and community partnerships located in urban, rural and remote communities within Australia and developing countries. Research topics predominantly relate to:

  • Water systems
  • Resource recovery
  • Pollution mitigation
  • Food production systems
  • Built environmental and
  • Low carbon energy systems

Research into these discrete topics is often couched with a view towards integrated and decentralised systems. Environmental Engineering staff at Murdoch University have world-class rankings in the areas stated, with their website profiles providing specific information on their expertise and experience.

The staff form a research group called EELS (Environmental Engineering & Life Systems) that include a number of professors, senior tenured staff and postgraduate research students.