Professor Felicity Roddick

Position

Professor

School /
Work Unit

Civil, Environmental & Chemical Eng

Contact Details

+61 3 9925 2080

felicity.roddick@rmit.edu.au

Location

Building: 10
Level: 11
Room: 28

City Campus

College/Portfolio

Science, Engineering & Health

"Professor Felicity Roddick"

Qualifications

  • DEng (RMIT University)
  • MAppSc in Environmental Engineering (University of Melbourne)
  • BAppSc (Applied Biology) with Distinction (RMIT)
  • FRMIT- Fellowship Diploma in Applied Biology

Employment History

  • 2008-Associate Dean (Research and Innovation) College of Science Engineering and Health
  • 2004- Professor (Environmental Technologies)
  • 2001-2004 Foundation Head, School of Civil and Chemical Engineering, RMIT University
  • 1999- Professor (Environmental Technologies) Head, Department of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering, RMIT University
  • 1998 Associate Head of Department, as above
  • 1991- Associate Professor (Biochemical Engineering) in the Foundation Professoriate, as above

Affiliations / Professional Memberships

  • Institution of Engineers, Australia (Fellow)
  • Institution of Chemical Engineers (Fellow)
  • Environment Institute of Australia (Fellow)
  • Australian Water Association (Member)
  • Water: Effective Technologies and Tools Research Centre at RMIT University (Director)

Educational Activities

Responsible for the development and delivery of environmental engineering and biochemical engineering subjects in the Chemical Engineering program.

RMIT University representative for Water Research Australia (successor organisation to CRC for Water Quality and Treatment) and Chairman of its Education Committee.

Have supervised 35 (as senior supervisor) and 11 (as second supervisor) postgraduate students.

Areas of Research and Consulting Expertise

  • Potable and waste water treatment via physical, chemical and biological means, and combinations of these
  • Characterisation and removal of organic matter from all water types
  • Advanced oxidation processes and membrane processes

Recent Selected Publications

  • Zhang X., Fan L. & Roddick F.A. (2013) Influence of the characteristics of soluble algal organic matter released from Microcystis aeruginosa on the fouling of a ceramic MF membrane, Journal of Membrane Science 425-426, 23-29
  • Umar M., Roddick F.A. & Fan L. (2012) Application of ozone for the removal of bisphenol A from water and wastewater- A review, Chemosphere (10.1016/j.chemosphere.2012.09.090, In Press)
  • Rajasekhar P., Fan L., Nguyen T. & Roddick F.A. (2012) A review of the use of sonication to control cyanobacterial blooms, Water Research 46 (5) 4319-4329
  • Rajasekhar P., Fan L., Nguyen T. & Roddick F.A. (2012) A review of the use of sonication to control cyanobacterial blooms, Water Research 46 (14) 4319-4329
  • Fan L., Nguyen T. & Roddick F.A. (2011) Characterisation of the impact of coagulation and anaerobic bio-treatment on the removal of chromophores from molasses wastewater, Water Research, 45 (13) 3933-3940
  • Liu K., Roddick F.A. & Fan L., (2012) Impact of salinity and pH on the UV/H2O2 treatment of reverse osmosis concentrate produced from municipal wastewater, Water Research (46) 3229-3239
  • Meizler, A., Roddick, F. and Porter, N (2011) A novel glass support for the immobilization and UV-activation of horseradish peroxidase for treatment of halogenated phenols. Chemical Engineering Journal 172, 792– 798
  • Puspita, P., Roddick, F. A. and Porter, N. A. (2011) Decolourisation of secondary effluent by UV-mediated processes, Chemical Engineering Journal 171 (2), 464-473
  • Fan L., Nguyen T. and Roddick F.A. (2011) Characterisation of the impact of coagulation and anaerobic bio-treatment on the removal of chromophores from molasses wastewater, Water Research 45 No. 13, 3933-3940
  • Hakata Y., Roddick F.A. and Fan L. (2011) Impact of ultrasonic pre-treatment on the microfiltration of a biologically treated municipal effluent, Desalination 283, 74-79
  • Liu K., Roddick F.A. and Fan L. (2011) Potential of UV/H2O2 oxidation for enhancing the biodegradability of municipal reverse osmosis concentrates, Water Science and Technology 63 (11) 2605-2611
  • Goh, Y. T., Harris. J. L. and Roddick F. A. (2011) Impact of Microcystis aeruginosa on membrane fouling in a biologically treated effluent. Water Science and Technology 63 (12) 2853-2859
  • Meizler, A., Roddick, F.A. and Porter, N. (2010) Continuous enzymatic removal of 4-bromophenol initiated by UV irradiation. Water Science and Technology 62(9) 2016-2020
  • Nguyen, S. and Roddick, F.A. (2010) Effects of ozonation and biological activated carbon filtration on membrane fouling in ultrafiltration of an activated sludge effluent. Journal of Membrane Science 363 (1-2) 271-277
  • Solarska, S., May. T., Roddick, F. A. and Lawrie, A. C. (2009) Isolation and screening of natural organic matter-degrading fungi. Chemosphere, 75 (6), 751-758