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Tanveer Adyel received his Ph.D. degree in Environmental Engineering at The University of Western Australia.  His research topic was to assess the performance of two constructed wetlands in stormwater nutrient attenuation over diurnal to decadal scale. Moreover, he developed a novel dissolved oxygen based "metabolism" as a proxy indicator of wetland function. Before joining Monash University, he worked at:

  • The University of Western Australia
  • Murdoch University, Australia
  • China University of Mining and Technology, China
  • Water Corporation (as iPREPWA Fellow), Western Australia

Research interests

- Integrated multi-functional green infrastructure (GI) or nature-based solutions (NBSs) for urban liveability and resilience

  • GI/NBSs i.e., green wall, green roof, constructed wetland etc for urban stormwater management
  • GI/NBSs for urban heat island mitigation
  • Sponge city for stormwater pollution control in Chinese context
  • Retro-fication of aging water asset

- Water pollution control and water quality engineering

- Micro-plastics

  • Its environmental impact and low cost management options 

Supervision interests

I am always happy to discuss topics for research students related to stormwater management, water quality monitoring, and development of sensor-based index for water environment. Students are also well come to share their own ideas for further discussion. 

Some potential scholarship links:

1. Monash Scholarship/RTP: https://www.monash.edu/graduate-research/future-students/apply

2. Monash Suzhou (China) Scholarship: https://www.monash.edu/graduate-research/future-students/scholarships/monash-suzhou-scholarships

3. Australia Awards: http://dfat.gov.au/people-to-people/australia-awards/pages/australia-awards.aspx

4. Endeavour Awards: https://internationaleducation.gov.au/Endeavour%20program/Scholarships-and-Fellowships/Pages/default.aspx

Monash teaching commitment

CIV 5882 Flood Hydraulics and Hydrology

CIV 5884 Water Sensitive Stormwater Design

ENG 5005 Research Methods A

ENG 5006 Research Methods B


  • Urban stormwater management
  • Green infrastructure
  • Water Sensitive Urban Design
  • Water quality
  • Sponge city
  • Urban heat island
  • Micro-plastics

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Research Output 2012 2019

A retrofitted living stream to attenuate metal-containing stormwater run-off in Western Australia

Adyel, T., Oldham, C. E. & Hipsey, M. R., 2019, Managing Stormwater: Practices and Challenges for Reuse and Recycling. Anwar, A. H. M. F. (ed.). New York NY USA: Nova Science Publishers, p. 59-71 13 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

Shifts of Resilience and Recovery of Aquatic Metabolism in Stormwater Green Infrastructure

Adyel, T., Oldham, C. & Hipsey, M., 2019, New Trends in Urban Drainage Modelling UDM 2018. Mannina, G. (ed.). Cham Switzerland: Springer, p. 40-45 6 p. (Green Energy and Technology).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference PaperResearchpeer-review

A multi-functional and multi-compartment constructed wetland to support urban waterway restoration

Adyel, T., Hipsey, M. R. & Oldham, C. E., 1 Dec 2018, In : Water Practice and Technology. 13, 4, p. 764-770 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Dissolved oxygen based metabolism as a proxy indicator of stormwater receiving constructed wetland function

Adyel, T., Hipsey, M. & Oldham, C., 2017, p. 173-174. 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstractOther

Storm event-scale nutrient attenuation in constructed wetlands experiencing a Mediterranean climate: A comparison of a surface flow and hybrid surface-subsurface flow system

Adyel, T. M., Oldham, C. E. & Hipsey, M. R., 15 Nov 2017, In : Science of the Total Environment. 598, p. 1001-1014 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review


2018 Australia-Malaysia Travel Grant Scheme

Tanveer Adyel (Recipient), 2018

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Best Oral Presentation Award

Tanveer Adyel (Recipient), 2016

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Best Poster Award

Tanveer Adyel (Recipient), 2016

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Best Poster Award

Tanveer Adyel (Recipient), 2017

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Best Poster Presentation Award

Tanveer Adyel (Recipient), 2015

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)