Thursday 16 July 2020
Prof. Veena Sahajwalla
The new microrecycling science and microfactories
for transforming waste into value-added materials
About the speaker
Professor Veena Sahajwalla is an internationally recognised materials scientist, engineer, and inventor revolutionising recycling science. She is renowned for pioneering the high temperature transformation of waste in the production of a new generation of ‘green materials.’
In 2018, Veena launched the world’s first e-waste MICROfactorieTM and in 2019 she launched her plastics MICROfactorieTM, a recycling technology breakthrough. She is producing a new generation of green materials and products made entirely, or primarily, from waste.
Veena heads the ARC Industrial Transformation Research Hub for ‘green manufacturing’, a leading national research centre that works in collaboration with industry to ensure new recycling science is translated into real world environmental and economic benefits. In 2019 she was appointed inaugural Director of the Circular Economy Innovation Network by the NSW Government through its Office of Chief Scientist and Engineer.