Christopher Miller

Research Associate
Sch-Civil & Environmental Eng
Contact details:

Vallentine Annexe (H22)
Level 1, Room VA133A
Kensington Campus

Research Associate in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research interest


Level 1: I use chemistry to better understand how we interact with our environment

Level 2: I study advanced oxidation processes in natural and engineered systems

Level 3: I develop mechanistic models of redox processes of relevance to both advanced oxidation processes and natural trace metal biogeochemistry in order to better understand their relevance in natural systems and to enhance their application to solve engineering problems.


Interest in engineering

Why did you get into engineering?

To develop the skills needed to apply rigorous, technically sound solutions to real world problems

What are your research goals?

To further our mechanistic understanding of redox processes of relevance to natural systems and treatment processes to enable better evaluation of natural system function and to allow for meaningful assessment of our impact upon such systems.

What do people not understand about what you do?

Many processes are applied in practice without a real understanding of how they work at a fundamental level; however, developing this level of understanding allows for much more powerful application and improvement of existing technology.

Advice for prospective environmental engineers

Whilst we have come a long way in our understanding of how we interact with natural systems, the knowledge that awaits our discovery is enormous.

Looking for students for projects related to:

Biogeochemistry of iron and copper, including their use in advanced oxidation treatment processes and their potential role in natural organic matter transformations

Professional Organisations and Consulting positions

Graduate Member, Engineers Australia



PhD (Environmental Engineering) University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia; 2012


B.E. (Environmental Engineering, Honours 1, University Medal) University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia; 2007

B.Sc. (Chemistry) University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia; 2007