Vaibhav Gaikwad

Dr Vaibhav Gaikwad

New Generation Network (NGN) Fellow
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Dr. Vaibhav Gaikwad is a New Generation Network (NGN) fellow at the SMaRT centre, UNSW. He holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Newcastle, Australia and his research focusses on the development of innovative processes to transform complex waste streams into sustainable value-added products such as energy storage materials, 3D printing filaments, high calorific value fuels and polymer composites. He also undertakes Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) studies to quantify the environmental benefits of sustainable manufacturing processes. Dr. Gaikwad has published several papers in reputed international journals and has delivered invited lectures at international conferences. He was awarded the highly competitive and prestigious AII-NGN fellowship in 2016. Dr. Gaikwad is an alumnus of the Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai and is actively engaged in collaborative research with several industries and universities. He is passionate about teaching and supervises Honours, Masters and PhD students.