Professor Felicity Roddick

Position

Professor

School /
Work Unit

School of Engineering

Contact Details

+61 3 9925 2080

felicity.roddick@rmit.edu.au

Location

Building: 10
Level: 11
Room: 28

City campus

College/Portfolio

Science, Engineering and Health

Felicity Roddick is Professor of Environmental Technology with 25 years experience in the treatment of water and wastewater by various means including physical, chemical and biological processes.

"Professor Felicity Roddick"

Overview

Felicity Roddick is Professor of Environmental Technology with 25 years experience in the treatment of water and wastewater by various means including physical, chemical and biological processes.

She is currently Director of the Water: Effective Technologies and Tools (WETT) Research Centre after having undertaken many administrative roles at College and School level including Associate Dean (R&I) for the College of Science Engineering and Health, and foundation Head of the School of Civil, Environmental and Chemical Engineering. The WETT Centre won the RMIT Research Excellence – Team Award in 2013.

She was a researcher with the CRC for Water Quality and Treatment since its inception in 1995, and now its successor organization, Water Research Australia. She is the RMIT representative for Water Research Australia and Chairman of its Education Committee. She won the RMIT Research Excellence- Leadership award for 2013 and in 2014 she was awarded the Ralph McIntosh medal for outstanding service to students.

Professor Roddick’s main research interests are the characterisation and removal of organic matter from potable and wastewater, with a particular interest in advanced oxidation and membrane treatment processes. Her membrane-related research has involved the removal of natural organic matter from potable water sources, and more recently, the application of membrane processes for recycling wastewater, particularly with regard to the characterization and mitigation of fouling by organic matter.

Professor Roddick is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers, the Institution of Chemical Engineers and the Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand, as well as a member of the Australian Water Association and the International Water Association.

Areas of research and consulting expertise

  • Potable and waste water treatment via physical, chemical and biological means, and combinations of these
  • Characterisation and removal of organic matter from all water types
  • Advanced oxidation processes and membrane processes
  • Algal impacts on water quality

Qualifications

  • DEng (RMIT University)
  • MAppSc in Environmental Engineering (University of Melbourne)
  • BAppSc (Applied Biology) with Distinction (RMIT)
  • FRMIT- Fellowship Diploma in Applied Biology

Publications

View more publications in the RMIT Research Repository.

Grants

  • Protozoan mimics: Cryptosporidium surrogates for validation of granular media filtration. Funded by: Water Research Australia Grants from (2014 to 2016)
  • Particles, pathogens and micropollutants. Funded by: Australian Water Recycling - Centre of Excellence from (2013 to 2014)
  • A novel approach to quantify indirect ingestion of recycled water - improving the evidence base for water guidelines (Stage 2a). Funded by: Water Quality Research Australia (WQRA) from (2012 to 2013)
  • Destruction of toxicity and reduction of the organic content of municipal wastewater reverse osmosis concentrate. Funded by: Smart Water Fund (2012-2015)
  • An assessment methodology for screening wastewater streams causing reduction of UVT. Funded by: Water Research Australia (2014-2015)

Supervision projects

17 PhD Completions and 17 Masters by Research Completions

6 PhD Current Supervisions and 3 Masters by Research Current Supervisions

Supervisor interests

Drinking water and wastewater treatment. Membrane technology. Advanced Oxidation Processes. Water recycling. Algal impacts on water quality and treatment.