Centre for EcoLogical Technology Solutions 

Research Leader

Aisling O'Sullivan

Associate Professor
Civil & Natural Resources Engineering Rm E443
Internal Phone: 92045

Current Team

Biofabrication of Sustainable Materials for Clean Water Technologies

Benoit Guieysse

Professor
School of Food and Advanced Technology, Massey University

David Barker

Professor
Faculty of Science, Auckland University

Tim Huber

Senior Lecturer
West 319
Internal Phone: 94124

Rupert Craggs

Principal Scientist
NIWA's Aquatic Pollution Mitigation Group, Hamilton

Craig Pauling

Strategic Advisor
Ngāi Tahu, Boffa Miskell

Ricardo Bello-Mendoza

Senior Lecturer
Humanitarian Engineering (Co-director)
Civil & Natural Resources Engineering E429
Internal Phone: 92043

James J Stone

Professor
Head of Department
Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE), South Dakota School of Mines & Technology (SDSMT), USA

Kim L Pickering

Professor
Associate Dean Research
Environmental Research Institute, The University of Waikato

Ria Chapman

MBIE Programme Manager
Internal Phone: 90403

Mehrnoush Tangetani

Postdoctoral Fellow
Civil & Natural Resources Engineering, E320
Internal Phone: 91528

Stormwater Treatment Technologies

Tom Cochrane

Professor
Deputy Head of Department
Civil & Natural Resources Engineering E407
Internal Phone: 95074

Mike Hannah

Co-founder, Managing Director and Technical Engineer
Stormwater360

Frances Charters

Senior Lecturer
Parental leave 2021
Civil and Natural Resources Engineering E307
Internal Phone: 94632
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Fish Passage and Built Barriers

Tonny de Vries

Senior Lecturer
Civil & Natural Resources Engineering E431
Internal Phone: 95963

Sjaan Bowie

Technical Advisor (Freshwater)
Department of Conservation

Mike Hickford

Research Associate
Marine Ecology
Julius von Haast 345
Internal Phone: 95177

Frances Charters

Senior Lecturer
Parental leave 2021
Civil and Natural Resources Engineering E307
Internal Phone: 94632

Green Roofs

Tonny de Vries

Senior Lecturer
Civil & Natural Resources Engineering E431
Internal Phone: 95963

Mike Hannah

Co-founder, Managing Director and Technical Engineer
Stormwater360

Matthew Vining

Environmental & Ecological Engineering Student
Purdue University, USA

Engineering Education

Billy O'Steen

Associate Professor
Rehua 406
Internal Phone: 92093

William Vidal

Practitioner, PhD

PhD candidates

  • Honor Columbus (starting May 2021)(proposed topic) A Wellbeing Framework for assessing wastewater treatment infrastructure
  • Diana Ospina, (starting April 2021)(proposed topic) Floating Treatment Wetlands
  • Jéssika Carvalho - Quantifying the environmental and economic costs of stormwater treatment systems through Life Cycle Assessment Modelling and Cost Benefit Analysis Modelling
  • Gary Rorke - Valorisation of grape marc (waste) as a renewable energy that optimises for environmental, economic and social outcomes
  • Anna Nilsson - Anaerobic pond treatment of pig farm effluent in New Zealand: exploring opportunities for enhanced performance
  • Forrest Bilek - Investigation of the Variable Efficiencies of Stormwater Treatment Systems

Masters candidates

  • Stefanie Pratchett – Assessing performance of fish passage design for New Zealand native fish species
  • Bruce (Bhuri) Rodprasert - Living roofs to treat adjacent roof runoff using waste media substrates
  • Rachel Sykes - Mechanisms of heavy metal removal from stormwater by mussel shells

Funded PhD Opportunities on Clean Water Technologies

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  • Banon Hopkins – Product development of the Storminator™
  • Afrooz Bayat – Treating diffuse nutrients using waste seashells
  • Matthew Vining (Purdue) - Living roofs to treat adjacent roof runoff using waste media substrates

Turin Li

Research Assistant
Characterising the adsorption kinetics of 3D-printed biomaterials

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