Emeritus Professor David Lockington

Emeritus Professor

School of Civil Engineering
Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
+61 7 336 53619


Em. Professor Lockington primarily researchs topics in the area of water transport in coastal soils and aquifers, including water exchange with plants and atmosphere. However, he has also conducted research on moisture transport in building materials and the design of sustainable tourism destinations. In addition to substantial contributions as a reviewer for a wide range of journals and funding bodies, Em. Prof Lockington has held editorial roles on two major journals in the area of hydrology and water resources research (Water Resources Research 2007 - 2012; Advances in Water Resources 1997 - 2020). Em. Prof. Lockington has undertaken a number of leadership roles across his career, including Program Leader for the Sustainable Tourism CRC I and II (Engineering and Design) from 2000 - 2008, Head of the Environmental Engineering Division (School of Engineering, UQ) from 2004 - 2010, and Research Program Leader for the ARC SRI funded National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training from 2009 - 2015. From 2010 to 2020 he frequently acted as Head of the School of Civil Engineering. Since 2007, he has been a Fellow of the Institute for Mathematics and its Applications.

Research Interests

  • Sustainable built environment.
    Quantitative assessment of water transport through the built environment including water sensitive urban design. Use of renewable energy and energy-efficient design of built environment.
  • Groundwater and soil hydrology
    Quantitative assessment of subsurface hydrology, including pollution fate.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Griffith University
  • Bachelor of Science, Griffith University


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