Dr. Brandon Winfrey

Dr. Brandon Winfrey

Lecturer in Water Engineering
Department of Civil Engineering
Room G22, 23 College Walk (B60) Clayton Campus
I completed my PhD in environmental science and technology at the University of Maryland, evaluating sustainability assessment techniques for waste treatment systems. Before starting as a lecturer at Monash in civil engineering, I worked as a postdoctoral scholar at UCLA investigating the roles of plants and fungi in stormwater infrastructure.
My research focuses on ecological engineering with specialisations in: water sensitive urban design, mine drainage treatment, municipal wastewater constructed wetlands, novel passive treatment systems, plant functional ecology, ecosystem services, and systems ecology. My most recent projects have focused on the roles of plants and fungi in stormwater biofilters, plant health in green roofs, and maintenance of water sensitive urban design assets.
If you are interested in pursuing a PhD in my lab, please take a look at the requirements for admission and send me your completed Expression of Interest. From there, we can chat about potential projects and funding opportunities. In most cases, you will need to be eligible for a central scholarship.


  • Doctor of Philosophy,(Ph.D), University of Maryland College Park
  • Master of Environmental Engineering, Stanford University
  • Bachelor of Environmental Engineering, University of Oklahoma

For the most updated list of my publications, please see my Google Scholar Profile.

Teaching Commitments

  • CIV4288 - Water Treatment
  • CIV5178/6178 - Water Treatment
Last modified: 17/02/2021