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Veena Sahajwalla

Professor Veena Sahajwalla is an internationally recognised materials scientist, engineer, and inventor revolutionising recycling science. She is the Director of the UNSW Sustainable Materials Research and Technology (SMaRT) Centre, and the inventor of polymer injection technology, known as Green SteelTM, an eco-friendly process for using recycled tyres and other wastes in steel production. In 2018, Veena launched the world's first of her MICROfactories® and she is the Director of the ARC Microrecycling Research Hub, as well as Leader of the new national Sustainable Communities and Waste Hub. Veena was also named the 2022 NSW Australian of the Year.

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Building policy momentum for green manufacturing

2022-10-25

Australia has world-leading research on recycling and green manufacturing. Here’s how the right policy settings can harness it.

Veena Sahajwalla

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Australia’s smart waste opportunity to electrify the world

2022-05-09

Almost all the materials used for electrification are finite. Waste recycling should play a major role in the transition to a decarbonized economy.

Veena Sahajwalla

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