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Prof Slobodan Djordjevic

Professor of Hydraulic Engineering


Telephone: 01392 722079

Extension: (Streatham) 2079

Slobodan Djordjevic joined the Centre for Water Systems at the University of Exeter in 2002. He obtained degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of Belgrade. His work focuses on development and application of advanced tools for urban drainage and floods modelling and analysis as well as other areas of water and infrastructure management.

Slobodan has been awarded research grants worth £9m, mostly as the principal investigator. He led EU FP7 CORFU research consortium and in that capacity co-chaired the International Conference of Flood Resilience: Experiences in Asia and Europe, held in Exeter (ICFR2013). 

Current research grants (April 2018, old projects are shown on CWS):

  • PEARL – Preparing for extreme and rare events in coastal regions  (EU FP7, 2014-2018)
  • EU-CIRCLE – A pan-European framework for strengthening critical infrastructure resilience (EU H2020, 2015-2018)  
  • RESCCUE – Resilience to cope with climate change in urban areas (EU H2020, 2016-2020)
  • RECONECT – Regenerating Ecosystems with nature-based solutions for hydro-meteorological risk reduction (EU H2020, 2018-2022)
  • SINATRA – Susceptibility of catchments to intense rainfall and flooding (NERC, 2014-2018)
  • CHANSE – Coupled human and natural systems environment for water management under uncertainty in the Indo-Gangetic Plain (NERC/ESSO/Newton-Bhabha Fund, 2016-2019)
  • WISE – Water Informatics: Science & Engineering Centre for Doctoral Training  (EPSRC, 2014-2022)
  • Experimental and numerical investigation of pluvial flood flows and pollutant transport (EPSRC, 2014-2018)
  • RAMB – Risk assessment of masonry bridges under flood conditions (EPSRC, 2015-2018)
  • ESPRIT – Embedding strategic planning in flood resilient cities in China (RAEng, 2018-2020)

Current PhD students – project title, funding body, co-supervisor:

  • Steve Adkins – Modelling of odours in sewer systems, EPSRC DTA, D. Savic
  • Priscila Alves – Geospatial technologies for integrated water resources management, Brazilian Government, A. Javadi
  • Aisawan Chankarn – Seasonal rainfall forecast for Thailand, Thai Government, M. Collins
  • Hamdy Ali El-Sayed – Trans-boundary water management of large river systems, Egyptian Government, D. Savic
  • Jessica Penny – Nature based solutions for reduction of hydro-meteorological risks, A. Chen
  • Katya Pyatkova – Modelling of impacts of flooding on traffic in cities, EU FP7, D. Butler
  • Laura Wignall – Flood forecasting as a tool flood risk management, EPSRC WISE, Z. Kapelan

Applications for PhD study at Exeter are very welcome. Interested candidates – including those who have their own funding or intend to apply for national scholarships – are encouraged to discuss research ideas prior to submitting their application, ideally by emailing an outline research proposal and the CV to

Highlights from Slobodan's Piano Recital on his Inaugural can be viewed here. Slobodan playing with his sons can be seen here. September 2017 gig with the Jazz Flood band can be seen here.

Jazz Flood will perform in Sinnerman on Saturday 4 August at 9:30 pm and at Nišville Jazz Festival Open Stage on Saturday 11 August at 10:30 pm.