ISI adjuncts

Victoria University has consolidated its research activity. From 2018 research of the Institute for Sustainability & Innovation (ISI) is located within the Institute for Sustainable Industries & Liveable Cities.

We use adjuncts to source research funding, students, skills, expertise and infrastructure.


Dr Mayumi Allinson

University of Melbourne
Mayumi is currently a Research Fellow at School of Chemistry of the University of Melbourne within the Centre for Aquatic Pollution Identification and Management (CAPIM).

She undertakes analytical method development and validation, including documenting methods to identify research questions in the area of organic contaminants in the environment and design appropriate experimental plans to address these with CAPIM staff and collaborating Japanese organizations, e.g. National Institute for Environmental Studies, Nagasaki University, University of Kitakyushu, Tsukuba University, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Engineering, Chiba Institute of Technology. Mayumi provides leadership, direction and training for CAPIM students and technical staff involved in laboratory work in these areas.

Dr Hal Aral

Jervois Mining Ltd
Hal joined CSIRO Minerals in 1990. He has led numerous projects over a diverse range of disciplines including extraction of salts from Australia's inland saline waters, treatment of waste waters of the gold processing and food industry, and removal of arsenic and heavy metals from various industrial and urban waters.  Hal is currently the R&D manager with Jervois Mining Ltd.

Dr Andrew Barton

Grampians Wimmera Malle Water (GWMWater)
Andrew's main areas of expertise are civil engineering hydraulics, experimental fluid mechanics, integrated water cycle management and general water resources engineering.

Stewart Burn

Stewart was the leader for the "Integrated Urban Water Systems" stream, at CSIRO Land and Water, where he had been employed for the last 28 years. His work includes fundamental research on the development of asset management, planning, prioritisation and risk assessment systems for Water and Energy infrastructure.

Ian Campbell

Ian was a lecturer in the School of Engineering for approximately 27 years and has now retired.  Ian is interested in sustainable building projects, as well as designing courses around building services engineering.

Dr Tim Carroll

Fonterra (NZ)
Tim is a senior R&D Manager at Fonterra (NZ) and is an expert on dairy processing.  He is a chemical engineer with international skills, expertise and reputation in processing of dairy products and has developed several new commercial products.

Dr John Cary

John was Interim Director of the Institute for Sustainability and Innovation 2005 to 2006. He has over 30 years of experience undertaking behavioural research related to natural resource management, water use, and public attitude measurement. He is a member of the Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) Social Science Expert Advisory Group and is a FSANZ Fellow.

Nigel Corby

City West Water
Nigel is currently employed by City West Water as the Water Innovation Srategy Leader.

Dr Dharma Dharmabalan

Dharma is currently employed by Tasmania Water as their General Manager, Works Delivery. Previous to taking up this position, he served at Coliban Water, Central Highlands Water for five years and Barwon Water for 13 years. He is an active member with CRC for Water Quality and Treatment and currently Project Leader & Deputy Program Leader, for Distribution systems.

Dr Kein Gan

Melbourne Water
Kein is the Senior IWM Manager and Expert Reviewer for Melbourne Water and he has also worked with Yarra Valley Water for 20 years as Manager in water planning and other water related areas.

Dr Edward (Ted) Anderson Gardner

ex Central Queensland University
Ted was the foundation manager (Chief Scientist) of the Urban Water Cycle Science Group at the Environment Resources Centre at Indooroopilly.   His specialist fields are in system thinking as applied to the Urban Water Cycle, metabolism of ecologically sensitive subdivision (water, energy and nutrient balances), microbiology and quantitative microbial risk assessment of alternative urban water supplies etc.

Dr Andrew Groth

Evoqua Water Technologies
Andrew is the Global R&D Director for Evoqua Water Technologies.  He is a polymer chemist with international skills and expertise in "living polymerisation" process for the control of polymer molecular weights and nanocomposite materials.

Dr Syed Hussainy

ex Melbourne Water
Syed was a senior scientist with Melbourne Water for nearly 30 years. He has over 40 years experience in aquatic ecology, management of algal blooms in reservoirs, waste-water treatment lagoons and recreation lakes. He is also experienced in liquid waste management and the sustainable re-use of the end products of liquid waste management.

Dr Anthony Ladson

Moroka Pty Ltd
Tony is the Director of Moroka Pty Ltd.  Tony has 30 years experience in hydrology and water management and has worked on projects throughout Australia and in the US, Taiwan and PNG.

Dr Eddy Ostarcevic

Eddy is a process engineer specialising in developing, employing, managing and optimising water and wastewater treatment technology to provide solutions to water challenges. He has thirty-four years of experience in the water industry with “cradle to grave” responsibility that extends from client negotiations, conceptual design and proposal development through to commissioning and handover. Specific areas of responsibility include business development, research, research commercialisation, feasibility development and assessment, planning, design, operational reviews and optimisation, risk assessment, Regulator and Stakeholder negotiations, and expert advice on water and wastewater treatment issues to legal counsel.

Dr Shiroma Maheepala

City West Water
Shiroma was a Principal Researcher at CSIRO's Water for a Healthy country Flagship program, and is nationally known for her water resources modelling research. She is an expert in modelling of water demands and yields, and the impact of climate change on these

Dr Muthu Muthukaruppan

City West Water
Muthu is the Manager, water innovation within City West Water and a key research partner of Victoria University.

Dr Eric Peterson

University of Queensland
Eric is a valued contributor to ISI and he has had several research projects with ISI in the area of solar powered desalination, rating tools for sustainable housing. Eric will look for opportunities to collaborate with VU, and having him in Queensland may assist in accessing funds from Queensland that might not otherwise be available to VU.

Dr Harry Ridgway

AquaMem Scientific Consultants
Harry is a senior researcher in the membrane and water industry, and is an expert on biofouling and computation chemistry approaches to modelling of membrane processes.

Professor Jean-Louis Roubaty

Université Paris-Diderot
Jean-Louis is a scientific advisor for a worldwide leader on the environmental market (drinking water, municipal and industrial wastewater, liquid and solid wastes).  He is an honorary professor, supervisor of master and bachelor teaching at Paris-Diderot University.  He does lectures for the doctorate school on the industrial research, management of research contracts between private and public laboratories.  Professor Roubaty is also the scientific and technical advisor for the Saur group on desalination, removal of micro pollutants, sludge reduction, energy reduction and reuse of wastewater.

Grace Tjandraatmadja

Grace is a water professional and consultant, and had worked as Senior Research Scientist at CSIRO for 13 years.  Grace is an expert in water and wastewater treatment, integrated urban water management, decentralised systems and water sensitive urban design.

Contact us

For information about becoming an adjunct with ISI, please contact us:

Stephen Gray
Director, ISI