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Professor of Environmental Engineering, Deakin University

Wendy is interested in water and the earth. Her role as a Professor at Deakin University involves teaching and research across Civil & Environmental Engineering.

Wendy is a Chartered Engineer and a hydrogeologist, working with soils and rocks on and within the earth. She enjoys working in interesting and remote places, utilising new technologies beyond a laboratory, and integrating information in models and 'big pictures'.

Balancing water needs for many water purposes is challenging, specially with variable water quality. So Wendy works with industry research partners and promotes high quality education that helps solve real world challenges.

These are the research areas that keep Wendy busy with colleagues and students:
* water-energy nexus & carbon sequestration in sub-surface
* waste engineering & sustainability
* water quality & environment
* geological barriers to control flow & contaminants
* hydrogeomechanics of underground mining & tunneling

Wendy is a past Vice-President of the International Association of Hydrogeologists, and continues to work towards the wise use of groundwater to support development around the world. Wendy also serves on independent expert review panels including the IESC for the Commonwealth of Australia.


  • 2018–present
    Professor , Deakin University, School of Engineering
  • 2012–2018
    Director of Postgraduate Studies, UNSW, School of Mining Engineering
  • Waurn Ponds, Victoria, Australia
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