Dr Veljko   Prodanovic

Dr Veljko Prodanovic

Water Research Centre

Research Associate in School of Civil and Environmental Engineering's Water Research Centre (WRC)


Veljko Prodanovic is currently working on modelling and validating the effectiveness of urban stormwater mitigation options (infrastructure and policies) on pollution levels, through exploratory and integrated model approach. During his PhD, Veljko worked on Integrated multi-functional urban water systems, focusing on the interdisciplinary challenges in delivering green sustainable urban water infrastructures capable of treating various sources of wastewater (most notably greywater and stormwater). His work involved developing and testing new green water treatment technologies such as Green walls for greywater reuse. Veljko is keen on continuing his work on developing green sustainable technologies, and currently looking for new collaborations in this field. His other past and present research topics include: stormwater quality modelling and sensitivity analysis, and design of water infrastructure. Aside from research projects, Veljko is also passionate about teaching, being involved in student mentoring (leading 8 Final Year Projects) and tutoring engineering subjects.  


  • PhD (2014 - 2018) - Doctor of Philosophy - Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
  • MSc (2012 - 2013) - Master of Civil Engineering - University of Belgrade, Serbia
  • BSc (2008 - 2012) - Bachelor of Civil Engineering - University of Belgrade, Serbia 

Work Experience

  • Current - Research Associate, Water Research Centre, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • 2014 - 2017 - Undergraduate Engineering Course Tutor, Monash University, Australia 
  • 2013 - 2014 - Structural design engineer for Water supply and Sewerage, EHTING – Environmental and Hydraulic Engineering & Consulting, Belgrade, Serbia


(+61 2) 9385 4368
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  • Journal articles | 2021
    Ullah KR; Pignatta G; Prodanovic V; Deletic A; Santamouris M, 2021, 'Technological advancements towards the net-zero energy communities: A review of 23 case studies around the globe', Solar Energy, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.solener.2021.06.056
    Journal articles | 2021
    Zhang S; Chen J; Sang W; Li M; Prodanovic V; Zhang K, 2021, 'Metagenomic insights into the explanation of biofilter performance distinction induced by dissolved oxygen increment', Process Safety and Environmental Protection, vol. 153, pp. 329 - 338, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.psep.2021.07.035
    Journal articles | 2021
    Zinger Y; Prodanovic V; Zhang K; Fletcher TD; Deletic A, 2021, 'The effect of intermittent drying and wetting stormwater cycles on the nutrient removal performances of two vegetated biofiltration designs', Chemosphere, vol. 267, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2020.129294
    Journal articles | 2021
    Zhang S; He X; Prodanovic V; Zhang K, 2021, 'Effect of filling ratio and backwash on performance of a continuous-flow SPD reactor packed with PCL as carbon source', Water Environment Research, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/wer.1530
    Journal articles | 2021
    Zhang K; Barron NJ; Zinger Y; Hatt B; Prodanovic V; Deletic A, 2021, 'Pollutant removal performance of field scale dual-mode biofilters for stormwater, greywater, and groundwater treatment', Ecological Engineering, vol. 163, pp. 106192 - 106192, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoleng.2021.106192
    Journal articles | 2020
    Bakheet B; Prodanovic V; Deletic A; McCarthy D, 2020, 'Effective treatment of greywater via green wall biofiltration and electrochemical disinfection', Water Research, vol. 185, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.watres.2020.116228
    Journal articles | 2020
    Prodanovic V; Hatt B; McCarthy D; Deletic A, 2020, 'Green wall height and design optimisation for effective greywater pollution treatment and reuse', Journal of Environmental Management, vol. 261, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2020.110173
    Journal articles | 2020
    Coyne T; Melo Zurita MDL; Reid D; Prodanovic V, 2020, 'Culturally inclusive water urban design: a critical history of hydrosocial infrastructures in Southern Sydney, Australia', Blue-Green Systems, vol. 2, pp. 364 - 382, http://dx.doi.org/10.2166/bgs.2020.017
    Journal articles | 2019
    Prodanovic V; McCarthy D; Hatt B; Deletic A, 2019, 'Designing green walls for greywater treatment: The role of plants and operational factors on nutrient removal', Ecological Engineering, vol. 130, pp. 184 - 195, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoleng.2019.02.019
    Journal articles | 2019
    Prodanovic V; Wang A; Deletic A, 2019, 'Assessing water retention and correlation to climate conditions of five plant species in greywater treating green walls', Water Research, vol. 167, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.watres.2019.115092
    Journal articles | 2018
    Prodanovic V; Zhang K; Hatt B; McCarthy D; Deletic A, 2018, 'Optimisation of lightweight green wall media for greywater treatment and reuse', Building and Environment, vol. 131, pp. 99 - 107, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.buildenv.2018.01.015
    Journal articles | 2017
    Prodanovic V; Hatt B; McCarthy D; Zhang K; Deletic A, 2017, 'Green walls for greywater reuse: Understanding the role of media on pollutant removal', Ecological Engineering, vol. 102, pp. 625 - 635, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoleng.2017.02.045
  • Conference Papers | 2019
    Deletic A; Zhang K; Jamali B; Charette-Castonguay A; Kuller M; Prodanovic V; Bach PM, 2019, 'Modelling to Support the Planning of Sustainable Urban Water Systems', in Mannina G (ed.), New Trends in Urban Drainage Modelling, Springer International Publishing, pp. 10 - 19
    Conference Papers | 2019
    Guo D; Lintern A; Prodanovic V; Kuller M; Bach PM; Deleticb A; Shi B; McCarthy D; Ryua D; Webb JA; Liu S; Western AW, 2019, 'Future water: Comparing and contrasting approaches to predicting water quality', in 23rd International Congress on Modelling and Simulation - Supporting Evidence-Based Decision Making: The Role of Modelling and Simulation, MODSIM 2019, pp. 1112 - 1118
    Conference Presentations | 2018
    Prodanovic V; Wang A; Deletic A, 2018, 'Hydrology of Green Walls: Factor Assessment and Water Balance Modelling', presented at 11th International Conference on Urban Drainage, Palermo, Italy, 23 September 2018 - 26 September 2018
    Theses / Dissertations | 2018
    Prodanovic V, 2018, Green walls for greywater reuse, Monash University, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
    Conference Presentations | 2017
    Prodanovic V; Hatt B; McCarthy D; Deletic A, 2017, 'Green walls for greywater reuse: Reducing the water stress on urban drainage systems', presented at 14th IWA/IAHR International Conference on Urban Drainage, Prague, Czech Republic, 10 September 2017 - 15 September 2017
    Conference Presentations | 2016
    Prodanovic V; Hatt B; McCarthy D; Deletic A, 2016, 'Pollutant removal process study of two media types used for greywater recycling green walls', presented at 2016 International Low Impact Development Conference, Beijing, China, 26 June 2016 - 29 June 2016
    Conference Presentations | 2015
    Prodanovic V; Hatt B; McCarthy D; Deletic A, 2015, 'Development of green walls for water treatment: the role of filter media', presented at 2015 Stormwater Victoria Conference, Melbourne, Australia, 05 May 2015 - 07 May 2015
    Conference Presentations | 2014
    Prodanovic V; Randelovic A; Deletic A; Jacimovic N, 2014, 'Dealing with uncertainty in calibration of a stormwater biofilter model', presented at 13th International Conference on Urban Drainage, Sarawak, Malaysia, 07 September 2014 - 12 September 2014