Community & Student Engagement

Connecting with students and the wider community is core to the SMaRT Centre's philosophy to engage the wider community
with sustainability research and address global waste issues that affect all of us directly...

9 August 2018

Professor Veena Sahajwalla presented her vision of the future of green manufacturing at the IMPACT7 event held in Melbourne on the 9th of August.

31 July 2018

SMaRT Centre is working with Planet Ark and Bingo Industries to repurpose used coffee grounds.

16 May 2016

In March the SMaRT Centre took part in a Women In Science Symposium at the Australian National Maritime Museum. The Hon Pru Goward MP gave a speech which she has kindly allowed to be shared through our website.

29 April 2016

There’s much more at stake at Australian steelmaker Arrium than today’s jobs, writes Veena Sahajwalla in The Australian.

19 April 2016

Joining Question Time at the Wheeler Centre in Melbourne on Tuesday night, Veena Sahajwalla and an expert panel, including Miriam Lyons of GetUp! and economist Ross Garnaut, discussed the growing shift to renewables worldwide and the impact for...

14 April 2016

In Fast Business Darren Baguley writes, "The advances technology has made in the last few decades have changed our world incredibly, but the built-in obsolescence of our gadgets has created a massive problem – e-waste" – and scientists are now...

11 April 2016

As Louise Upton writes for Ruby Connections, Veena Sahajwalla was fascinated by the entrepreneurial vision for re-use and recycling she saw growing up in India and that inspiration has underpinned an extraordinary career reinventing waste.

11 January 2016

Veena Sahajwalla headed to Coffs Harbour to launch the latest installation by The Frugal Forest, a project that connects with nature and involves artists, musicians, scientists, schools and community across the Mid North Coast.

19 December 2015

The SMaRT Centre’s internship program is providing students with in-the-field experience and mentorship, and for Master of Engineering student Sharron Liu it has taken her to the beautiful wilds of Tasmania. We spoke with Australian Harvestore...

1 November 2015

The circular economy relies on research and innovation, and the inventor of ‘green steel’ Professor Veena Sahajwalla is leading the way by transforming waste into valuable resources.

28 October 2015

Science 50:50 is a mentorship program to inspire young women to pursue a career in science founded by Scientia Professor and Laureate Fellow Veena Sahajwalla at UNSW Australia.

2 October 2015

Joining UNSW Sustainability for the Grand Climate Challenge, the Oaktree Collective Future Speaking Tour, Veena Sahajwalla addressed the need for social technologies to address both waste and poverty.

18 September 2015

The inaugural Parallels Conference at the National Gallery of Victoria involved 25 leading international and local designers and thinkers who shared their views on the changing worlds of craft and design.

15 September 2015

Professor Veena Sahajwalla was invited to speak at the 2015 Eco-living Fair hosted by Randwick City Council at the Environmental Park.

6 July 2015

For The Conversation, Professor Veena Sahajwalla writes that Australian industries "are beginning to recognise the cost-effectiveness of reusing materials, and the importance of high value-add, small, agile and localised processing facilities."...

1 June 2015

On the eve of the World Resources Forum and International Sustainability Symposium hosted by the SMaRT Centre, UTS: Institute for Sustainable Future and the World Resources Forum in Sydney, The Tasmanian Times writes that Australia must innovate...

24 March 2015

“I believe girls need to hear real stories from real people whose own pathways to success make it abundantly clear that science and technology really is for girls,” said Professor Veena Sahajwalla at the launch of Science 50:50.

23 December 2014

Awarded an ARC Laureate Fellowship this year, Professor Veena Sahajwalla will not only be using it to transform toxic e-waste into value-added metal alloys she has also launched Science 50:50 to support and mentor young women into science.

6 March 2013

Smarter resources could help Australia develop an economy that will thrive long after its mineral riches have diminished