Dr Rifat Farzana

Research Associate
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The joint recipient of a Sydney Engineering Excellence Award in 2014 and an Australian Postgraduate Award in 2012, Rifat Farzana has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and holds a PhD in Materials Science and Engineering. She joined the SMaRT Centre in 2014 and is currently working on novel research into the transformation of automotive waste into value-added materials. The research has the potential to transform the huge volumes of end-of-life auto-waste including safety glass, plastics and oxidised metals that currently end up in landfill. Rifat has published four journal papers and two peer-reviewed conference papers in the renowned journals Material Latter, Industrial Engineering and Chemistry Research, Sustainable Metallurgy, and Waste Management and Research.