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Dr. Madhu Krishna Murali
Research Fellow, Civil Struct & Env. Eng.


Madhu is a water researcher specializing in the fields of wastewater treatment, urban drainage modelling, water recycling, and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD). He has experience implementing both experimental and modelling techniques in his research alongside significant time spent in the field during his positions in the water industry. He is passionate about inter-disciplinary teaching and research related to the climate resilience of urban water systems, particularly in equitable access to water services, the water-energy nexus, resource recovery from wastewater, and passive wastewater treatment.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Murali M.K., Hipsey M.R., Ghadouani A., Yuan Z., An investigation into the impacts of water demand management and decentralized water recycling on excess sewer sediment deposition, Journal of Environmental Management, 279, 2021 Journal Article, 2021 DOI

Nagpal H, Spriet J, Murali M, McNabola A., Heat Recovery from Wastewater - A Review of Available Resources, Water, 13, (1274), 2021, p1-26 Journal Article, 2021 DOI

Murali M.K., Hipsey M.R., Ghadouani A., Yuan Z., SewerSedfoam: A model for free surface flow, sediment transport, and deposited bed morphology in sewers, Water (Switzerland), 12, (1), 2020 Journal Article, 2020 DOI

Murali M.K., Hipsey M.R., Ghadouani A., Yuan Z., The development and application of improved solids modelling to enable resilient urban sewer networks, Journal of Environmental Management, 240, 2019, p219 - 230, p219-230 Journal Article, 2019 DOI

Research Expertise


COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS; NATURE-BASED SOLUTIONS; Resource Recovery; Urban Drainage; WASTEWATER TREATMENT; Water Resource Management, Engineering