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Professor Ana Deletic
Executive Dean, Faculty of Engineering
Faculty of Engineering,
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Other Engineering, Other Chemical Sciences, Other Physical Sciences
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PhD (Universtiy of Aberdeen)

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008


Professor Ana Deletic joins QUT from the University of New South Wales (Sydney) where she was Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research) and Professor in the Water Research Centre, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering since 2017.

Prior to that, Ana was Associate Dean of Research in the Engineering Faculty and the Founding Director of Monash Infrastructure Research Institute at Monash University.

An internationally engaged and respected researcher, Ana has been researching in the field of urban water engineering for almost 30 years and is the most published researcher in the world on the topic of storm water management.

Ana has a PhD from the University of Aberdeen and is an Honorary Fellow of Engineers Australia, a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE), and Editor of Water Research.

In 2012, the Victorian State Government awarded Professor Deletic the Victoria Prize for Science and Innovation (Physical Sciences) for her lifelong achievements in stormwater research.

With a consultative, evidence-based approach, a feature of Ana’s leadership roles over the past decade has been her focus on bringing together multiple partners from industries, governments, and the university sector, to set-up and deliver large research programs. Ana also has significant experience in leading change – most recently at UNSW she was involved in a major reorganisation of all faculties as a response to the impact of COVID-19. She also developed and implemented university-wide initiatives that have underpinned the steep rise of UNSW in major international rankings.

This information has been contributed by Professor Ana Deletic.


Academic Leadership Summary:

  • 2021-now    Executive Dean, Faculty of Engineering at QUT
  • 2017-2021   Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research), University of New South Wales
  • 2016-2017   Director, Monash Infrastructure, Monash University
  • 2014-2017   Associate Dean of Research, Faculty of Engineering, Monash University
  • 2010-2015   Director of Monash Water for Liveability, formerly the Centre for Water Sensitive Cities
  • 2012-2013   Regional Executive Director of CRC for Water Sensitive Cities
  • 2010-2012   Deputy Director of Cities as Water Supply Catchment Program, Monash University
  • 2005-2010   Research Manager, Facility for Advancing Water Biofiltration, Monash University
  • 2004-2010   Deputy Director of the Institute for Sustainable Water Research
  • 2007-2009   Director of Research, Department of Civil Engineering, Monash University.
  • 2004-2005   Deputy Director of CRC for Catchment Hydrology.
This information has been contributed by Professor Ana Deletic.


For more publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.


Awards and recognition

Editorial Role for an Academic Journal
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Blue Green Systems: An Open Access journal of International Water Association
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Council of Engineers Australia Elected Honorary Fellow
Editorial Role for an Academic Journal
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Water Research
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
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Victoria Prize for Science and Innovation: Physical Sciences
Fellowship of a Learned Academy or Membership of AIATSIS
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Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering Elected Fellow