Dr Ziyad Abunada obtained his PhD degree from Cambridge University- UK- in Civil and Environmental Engineering in sustainable remediation and contaminated land management. His PhD was part of the largest collaborative project between academia and industry through Soil Mix Remediation Technology (SMiRT) project. He has more than 12 years of industrial experience working on civil engineering and construction projects including his work as procurement manager in Emergency Water Projects funded by The World Bank
Currently, Dr Abunada is working as a Lecturer at CQUniversity- School of Engineering and Technology, Melbourne. His research revolves around project management, waste management, water and wastewater management as well as engineering for sustainable development. In 2017, Dr Abunada’s research was ranked first and awarded the best research prize by ISESCO in the theme of environmental management. He also won the best paper award during AINAC conference in 2012 in UAE.
He is currently a member of Institute of Civil Engineering (ICE) and Royal Society of Chemistry-UK.