Gary Codner

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Professor Gary Codner has a distinguished career in Environmental Engineering, including both education and industry. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Australia.

Professor Codner gained a Bachelor of Engineering (1971) and Doctor of Philosophy (1975) from the Department of Civil Engineering at Monash University. After seven years working in the water industry with the Snowy Mountain Engineering Corporation (SMEC) on national and international projects, he joined the Department of Civil Engineering as a lecturer in 1981. He was promoted to Professor at Monash University in 2009. In 1999 he became Director of Teaching and Deputy Head of the Department of Civil Engineering. During this time he implemented a unit evaluation process, a problem based learning approach to teaching, and raised the profile and standard of teaching within the Department. He was Founder and Director of the Environmental Engineering degree between 1995 and 2009. This involved developing the program and extending it to combined degree programs, resulting in a keystone program of the Faculty of Engineering.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 13 - Climate Action