Professor of environmental engineering
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Matthew Currell is a professor of environmental engineering in the School of Engineering at RMIT University. He completed his PhD in Geosciences at Monash University in 2011. He teaches hydrogeology, geochemistry, and groundwater modelling to environmental and civil engineering students and supervises PhD and masters projects in applied hydrogeology. His research is focused on using isotopes in groundwater to understand the impacts of land-use change and resource extraction on groundwater and its connected values. He has been awarded more than $1 million in research funding as a chief investigator on more than a dozen grants and has published more than 65 peer-reviewed international journal articles, with an h-index of 25. He has served on the editorial board of the Hydrogeology Journal and has acted as an independent expert witness examining groundwater impacts of mining and other development activities, including government inquiries into impacts of unconventional gas, court proceedings and planning commission hearings.