Dr Veljko Prodanovic is a Senior Research Associate at UNSW’s Water Research Centre, Australia. Since first joining UNSW in 2018, he has been 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 involved in different national and international projects on using vegetated water treatment technology to clean and reuse different sources of wastewater. He is continuously striving to find innovative ways of utilising his diverse set of skills to improve performance of these systems and engage with stakeholders to communicate new knowledge. His other past and present research topics include stormwater quality modelling and sensitivity analysis, design of water infrastructure, agricultural water reuse, and promoting community inclusive sustainable infrastructure.
Veljko is lecturing CVEN9611 Urban Hydrology at UNSW Sydney and has tutored CIV2263 Water System at Monash University. He is actively involved in student mentoring (leading over 30 Honours and Master projects). Veljko is a scientific reviewer for many top journals, e.g., Water Research, Science of Total Environment, Building and Environment, with over 50 reviews since 2018.
Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Project - “Passive biofiltration processes for effective nitrogen removal from polluted waters”, Deletic, A., McCarthy, D., Zhang, K., Prodanovic, V., Cook, P., Goonetilleke, A.
Sydney Water, Water Literacy Community Grants - “Culturally Inclusive Water Urban Design (CIWUD) – Addressing the gap between water infrastructure and water literacy”, Prodanovic, V., Zurita, M.L.M., Saleh, N., Matos, C.F., Salt, B., Huxley, M.
Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) - “Greywater treatment and reuse using vegetated walls for sustainable urban greening in Qatar”, Deletic, A., Prodanovic, V., Zhang, K.
Center of Excellence for NEOM Research at King Abdulah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) Saudi Arabia - “Developing Cost-Effective Wastewater Treatment Cycle in Urban Areas: From anMBR to green technology and control”, Deletic, A., Prodanovic, V., Zhang, K.
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My Research Supervision
Hafiz Muhammad Abd-Ur-Rehman (PhD) - "Removal of XOCs using vegetated green wall systems"
Lihao Yuan (MPhil) - "Novel wastewater treatment biofiltration systems"
Khan Rahmat Ullah (PhD) - "Net zero energy settlement suitable for Australia"
Jiadong Zhang (PhD) - "Real-time control of stormwater biofiltration systems for micropollutant treatment"
CVEN 9611 - Urban Hydrology (Lecturer)