School of Civil and Environmental Engineering

We deliver authentic learning and teaching, undertake impactful research, and effectively engage with industry and communities. By sharing knowledge, we’re educating the next generation of professional engineers, researchers and leaders for the jobs of the future.

What is civil and environmental engineering?

Civil engineering serves society with its infrastructure needs, including roads, buildings and water supply.

Creating a liveable and sustainable society means understanding how infrastructure development affects the world around us. By combining civil and environmental engineering, we’ve built a foundation that will give greater insight into ways we can mitigate the environmental impact of the infrastructure lifecycle.

Our research and teaching creates opportunities to specialise in a number of disciplines, including construction, geotechnical, structural, transport and water engineering. This cross-disciplinary expertise allows us to focus on holistic approaches to safe, efficient, sustainable and resilient infrastructure—now and into the future.

Our research

Our research, learning and teaching, and professional services cover four disciplines:

  • geoengineering and construction
  • structural engineering
  • transport engineering
  • water and environmental engineering.

We proactively engage with key stakeholders from government, industry and the community to provide sustainable solutions to real-world engineering challenges. Our expertise is leading to safer, more efficient and more resilient civil infrastructure.

Structural engineering

Our research in structural engineering meets emerging demands and explores new technologies in infrastructure safety, masonry, and wind and fire research.

Explore our structural engineering research discipline's website

Transport engineering

We're making important advancements in transport infrastructure systems, intelligent transport systems, transport safety, advanced mobility, and transport policy and planning.

Explore our transport engineering research discipline's website

Geoengineering and construction

At the intersection of geology and safer building, our research covers economical, sustainable and long-lasting road pavements, monitoring geotechnical structures for safety, mining geotechnics and dealing with problematic soils.

Explore our geoengineering and construction research discipline's website

Water and environmental engineering

Our researchers are exploring new ways of safeguarding one of our most precious resources, with water quality studies, and investigation into climate change adaptation and improved water treatment.

Explore our water and environmental engineering research discipline's website

Research showcase

Want to know more about our research strengths and explore opportunities for collaboration?

Our Civil and Environmental Engineering Research Showcase, held on 19 February 2021, is your chance to meet our researchers, see our work and find out how we're changing our world for the better.

Register for the event

Our people

Our school brings together a diverse team of experts who deliver world-class education and achieve breakthroughs in research.

Explore our staff profiles to discover the amazing work our researchers are contributing to.

Meet our experts

Professor Les Dawes
Position
Head of School, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Division / Faculty
School of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Research fields
Environmental Engineering
Curriculum and Pedagogy
Environmental Science and Management
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Professor Tommy Chan
Position
Professor in Civil Engineering
Division / Faculty
School of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Research field
Civil Engineering
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Professor Ashantha Goonetilleke
Position
Professor
Division / Faculty
School of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Research fields
Civil Engineering
Environmental Engineering
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Professor Mahen Mahendran
Position
Professor
Division / Faculty
School of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Research field
Civil Engineering
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Professor Alexander Paz
Position
Professor and TMR Chair
Division / Faculty
School of Civil & Environmental Engineering
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Professor David Thambiratnam
Position
Professor
Division / Faculty
School of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Research field
Civil Engineering
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Associate Professor Ashish Bhaskar
Position
Associate Professor in Civil Engineering
Division / Faculty
School of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Research field
Civil Engineering
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Associate Professor Hafizah Binti Ramli
Position
Associate Professor in Structural Engineering
Division / Faculty
School of Civil & Environmental Engineering
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Associate Professor Jonathan Bunker
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Associate Professor
Division / Faculty
School of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Research field
Civil Engineering
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Associate Professor Chaminda Gallage
Position
Associate Professor
Division / Faculty
School of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Research field
Civil Engineering
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Associate Professor Shimul (Md. Mazharul) Haque
Position
Associate Professor
Division / Faculty
School of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Research field
Civil Engineering
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Dr Duzgun Agdas
Position
Senior Lecturer
Division / Faculty
School of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Research field
Civil Engineering
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