Green microfactories: products from waste

Green microfactories

Scientia Professor Veena Sahajwalla presents: Green Microfactories: Products from Waste.

6 June 2018 - 6 June 2018
7:30am - 9:30am
Address Details
Parliament of New South Wales, 6 Macquarie Street Sydney

The NSW Chief Scientist & Engineer invites you to join her at The Science & Research Breakfast Seminar with Scientia Professor Veena Sahajwalla, University of New South Wales (UNSW).

Leading materials scientist and engineer Professor Veena Sahajwalla was born and raised in Mumbai, India – one of the most densely populated cities on Earth. As such, she is all too aware of the huge amounts of waste which society can produce and has made it her personal mission to lessen its environmental and social impact.

Scientia Professor Veena Sahajwalla Sahajwalla is the Director of UNSW Sydney’s Centre for Sustainable Materials Research and Technology (SMaRT Centre), which has developed innovative pathways to reduce the environmental harm caused by vast amounts of electronic waste.

The world’s waste mountains are packed with useful elements like carbon and hydrogen, and materials like silica and metals, which our industries would otherwise have to access from virgin resources.

Sahajwalla is leading the global race to create microfactory technology that is successful in untangling the complexity of electronic waste, through her selective thermal transformation solutions, which bring a small-scale solution to the world’s massive waste problem for the first time. In future, these microfactories will enable industries to produce many products and resources using materials largely derived from waste.

By decentralising manufacturing, this new microfactory technology will also bring positive economic and social impacts, particularly in remote locations such as island markets or regional areas, where the logistics of waste transportation and processing are prohibitively expensive.

Scientia Professor Veena Sahajwalla will discuss her team’s innovative research when she presents ‘Green Microfactories: Products from Waste’.

2018 Science & Research Breakfast Seminar Series

The 2018 Science & Research Breakfast Seminar Series is held in the Strangers’ Function Room at Parliament House of New South Wales, Sydney. Guests are required to undergo routine security screening.

Breakfast, tea and coffee will be served from 7.30am. Seminars will commence at 8am sharp and conclude by 9am. Tea and coffee will also be available afterwards.


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