Rumana Hossain

Research Associate

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The Recipient of an Australian Postgraduate award in 2015 and UNSW Science PhD Writing Scholarship in 2019, Rumana Hossain has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, a Master of Engineering in Advanced Engineering Management and holds a PhD in Material Science and Engineering. She joined the SMaRT Center in 2015 as a PhD student and research assistant. Before that she was a lecturer in Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB). After finishing her PhD, she joined SMaRT center in 2019 as a MICROfactorie® officer and in 2020, as a Research associate. Rumana is a skilled, professional academic and research specialist with experience across a range of recycling technologies, materials synthesis, and characterisation methods for industrial applications. She is an expert in various analytical, mechanical, and electrochemical characterisation instruments and methods, and materials processing instruments. Her research interest is to utilise waste as a resource in the production of a new generation of green materials/products. Her research also focuses on the solid-state phase transformation mechanism and surface modification of metals and alloys.  

 

publications

Journal articles
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Hassan K; Hossain R; Sahajwalla V, 2022, 'Recycled ZnO-fused macroporous 3D graphene oxide aerogel composites for high-performance asymmetric supercapacitors', Journal of the American Ceramic Society, vol. 105, pp. 7467 - 7478, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jace.18697
2022
Hossain R; Islam MT; Shanker R; Khan D; Locock KES; Ghose A; Schandl H; Dhodapkar R; Sahajwalla V, 2022, 'Plastic Waste Management in India: Challenges, Opportunities, and Roadmap for Circular Economy', Sustainability (Switzerland), vol. 14, pp. 4425 - 4425, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/su14084425
2022
Islam MT; Huda N; Baumber A; Hossain R; Sahajwalla V, 2022, 'Waste battery disposal and recycling behavior: a study on the Australian perspective', Environmental Science and Pollution Research, vol. 29, pp. 58980 - 59001, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11356-022-19681-2
2022
Shanker R; Khan D; Hossain R; Islam MT; Locock K; Ghose A; Sahajwalla V; Schandl H; Dhodapkar R, 2022, 'Plastic waste recycling: existing Indian scenario and future opportunities', International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13762-022-04079-x
2022
Hossain R; Sahajwalla V, 2022, 'Microrecycled Co3O4from waste lithium-ion battery: Synthesis, characterisation and implication in environmental application', Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering, vol. 10, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jece.2022.107858
2022
Khayyam Nekouei R; Mofarah S; Hossein R; Maroufi S; Sahajwalla V, 2022, 'Roles of experimental variables in optimised fabrication of microrecycled CuO-based photoelectrodes', Materials Today Sustainability, vol. 18, pp. 100111 - 100111, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.mtsust.2022.100111
2022
Hossain R; Nekouei RK; Al Mahmood A; Sahajwalla V, 2022, 'Value-added fabrication of NiO-doped CuO nanoflakes from waste flexible printed circuit board for advanced photocatalytic application', Scientific Reports, vol. 12, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-022-16614-4
2022
Hossain R; Islam MT; Ghose A; Sahajwalla V, 2022, 'Full circle: Challenges and prospects for plastic waste management in Australia to achieve circular economy', Journal of Cleaner Production, vol. 368, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2022.133127
2022
Hossain R; Hassan K; Sahajwalla V, 2022, 'Utilising problematic waste to detect toxic gas release in the environment: fabricating a NiO doped CuO nanoflake based ammonia sensor from e-waste', Nanoscale Advances, vol. 4, pp. 4066 - 4079, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/d1na00743b
2022
Hossain R; Al Mahmood A; Sahajwalla V, 2021, 'Recovering renewable carbon materials from automotive shredder residue (ASR) for micro-supercapacitor electrodes', Journal of Cleaner Production, vol. 304, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2021.127131
2021
Hassan K; Hossain R; Farzana R; Sahajwalla V, 2021, 'Microrecycled zinc oxide nanoparticles (ZnO NP) recovered from spent Zn–C batteries for VOC detection using ZnO sensor', Analytica Chimica Acta, vol. 1165, pp. 338563 - 338563, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aca.2021.338563
2021
Islam MT; Huda N; Baumber A; Shumon R; Zaman A; Ali F; Hossain R; Sahajwalla V, 2021, 'A global review of consumer behavior towards e-waste and implications for the circular economy', Journal of Cleaner Production, vol. 316, pp. 128297 - 128297, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2021.128297
2021
Hossain R; Sahajwalla V, 2021, 'Molecular recycling: A key approach to tailor the waste recycling for high-value nano silicon carbide', Journal of Cleaner Production, vol. 316, pp. 128344 - 128344, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2021.128344
2021
Hemati S; Hossain R; Sahajwalla V, 2021, 'Selective thermal transformation of automotive shredder residues into high-value nano silicon carbide', Nanomaterials, vol. 11, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/nano11112781
2021
Hossain R; Al Mahmood A; Sahajwalla V, 2021, 'Facile Solution for Recycling Hazardous Flexible Plastic-Laminated Metal Packaging Waste to Produce Value-Added Metal Alloys', ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering, vol. 9, pp. 16881 - 16895, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acssuschemeng.1c04368
2021
Hossain R; Sahajwalla V, 2021, 'Microrecycling of waste flexible printed circuit boards for in-situ generation of O- and N-doped activated carbon with outstanding supercapacitance performance', Resources, Conservation and Recycling, vol. 167, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.resconrec.2020.105221
2021
Hossain R; Nekouei RK; Mansuri I; Sahajwalla V, 2021, 'In-situ O/N-heteroatom enriched activated carbon by sustainable thermal transformation of waste coffee grounds for supercapacitor material', Journal of Energy Storage, vol. 33, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.est.2020.102113
2021
Hassan K; Hossain R; Sahajwalla V, 2021, 'Novel microrecycled ZnO nanoparticles decorated macroporous 3D graphene hybrid aerogel for efficient detection of NO2 at room temperature', Sensors and Actuators, B: Chemical, vol. 330, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.snb.2020.129278
2021
Mahmood AA; Hossain R; Bhattacharyya S; Privat K; Sahajwalla V, 2021, 'Rapid transformation of the metal-polymer laminated packaging materials into ceramic carbide reinforced Al-alloy', Resources, Conservation and Recycling, vol. 167, pp. 105374 - 105374, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.resconrec.2020.105374
2021
Hossain R; Kumar U; Sahajwalla V, 2021, 'Selective thermal transformation of value added cobalt from spent lithium-ion batteries', Journal of Cleaner Production, vol. 293, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2021.126140
2021
Rezaei M; Zarei-Hanzaki A; Anousheh AS; Abedi HR; Pahlevani F; Hossain R; Sahajwalla V; Berto F, 2021, 'On the damage mechanisms during compressive dwell-fatigue of β-annealed Ti-6242S alloy', International Journal of Fatigue, vol. 146, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijfatigue.2021.106158
2021
Sahajwalla V; Hossain R, 2020, 'The science of microrecycling: a review of selective synthesis of materials from electronic waste', Materials Today Sustainability, vol. 9, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.mtsust.2020.100040
2020
Al Mahmood A; Hossain R; Bhattacharyya S; Sahajwalla V, 2020, 'Recycling of polymer laminated aluminum packaging (PLAP) materials into carbonaceous metallic microparticles', Journal of Cleaner Production, vol. 269, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2020.122157
2020
Garole DJ; Hossain R; Garole VJ; Sahajwalla V; Nerkar J; Dubal DP, 2020, 'Recycle, Recover and Repurpose Strategy of Spent Li-ion Batteries and Catalysts: Current Status and Future Opportunities', ChemSusChem, vol. 13, pp. 3079 - 3100, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/cssc.201903213
2020
Hossain R; Sahajwalla V, 2020, 'Material Microsurgery: Selective Synthesis of Materials via High-Temperature Chemistry for Microrecycling of Electronic Waste', ACS Omega, vol. 5, pp. 17062 - 17070, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsomega.0c00485
2020
Kumar R; Soam A; Hussain R; Mansuri I; Sahajwalla V, 2020, 'Carbon coated iron oxide (CC-IO) as high performance electrode material for supercapacitor applications', Journal of Energy Storage, vol. 32, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.est.2020.101737
2020
Haque E; Pahlevani F; Gorjizadeh N; Hossain R; Sahajwalla V, 2020, 'Thermal transformation of end-of-life latex to valuable materials', Journal of Composites Science, vol. 4, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/jcs4040166
2020
Babasafari Z; Pan AV; Pahlevani F; Hossain R; Sahajwalla V; Du Toit M; Dippenaar R, 2020, 'Effects of austenizing temperature, cooling rate and isothermal temperature on overall phase transformation characteristics in high carbon steel', Journal of Materials Research and Technology, vol. 9, pp. 15286 - 15297, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jmrt.2020.10.071
2020
Al Mahmood A; Hossain R; Sahajwalla V, 2020, 'Investigation of the effect of laminated polymers in the metallic packaging materials on the recycling of aluminum by thermal disengagement technology (TDT)', Journal of Cleaner Production, vol. 274, pp. 122541 - 122541, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2020.122541
2020
Hossain R; Pahlevani F; Sahajwalla V, 2020, 'Revealing the mechanism of extraordinary hardness without compensating the toughness in a low alloyed high carbon steel', Scientific Reports, vol. 10, pp. 181, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-55803-6
2020
Hossain R; Pahlevani F; Sahajwalla V, 2019, 'Stability of retained austenite in high carbon steel – Effect of post-tempering heat treatment', Materials Characterization, vol. 149, pp. 239 - 247, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.matchar.2019.01.034
2019
Hossain R; Pahlevani F; Cholake ST; Privat K; Sahajwalla V, 2019, 'Innovative Surface Engineering of High-Carbon Steel through Formation of Ceramic Surface and Diffused Subsurface Hybrid Layering', ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering, vol. 7, pp. 9228 - 9236, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acssuschemeng.9b00051
2019
Al Mahmood A; Hossain R; Sahajwalla V, 2019, 'Microrecycling of the metal–polymer-laminated packaging materials via thermal disengagement technology', SN Applied Sciences, vol. 1, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s42452-019-1099-7
2019
Handoko W; Pahlevani F; Hossain R; Sahajwalla V, 2019, 'Stress-Induced Phase Transformation and Its Correlation with Corrosion Properties of Dual-Phase High Carbon Steel', Journal of Manufacturing and Materials Processing, vol. 3, pp. 55 - 55, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/jmmp3030055
2019
Singla I; Kumar H; Pahlevani F; Handoko W; Cholake ST; Hossain R; Sahajwalla V, 2019, 'From waste to surface modification of aluminum bronze using selective surface diffusion process', Scientific Reports, vol. 9, pp. 1559, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-38120-2
2019
Hossain R; Nekouei RK; Mansuri I; Sahajwalla V, 2019, 'Sustainable Recovery of Cu and Sn from Problematic Global Waste: Exploring Value from Waste Printed Circuit Boards', ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering, vol. 7, pp. 1006 - 1017, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acssuschemeng.8b04657
2019
Banerjee A; Hossain R; Pahlevani F; Zhu Q; Sahajwalla V; Prusty BG, 2019, 'Strain-rate-dependent deformation behaviour of high-carbon steel in compression: mechanical and structural characterisation', Journal of Materials Science, vol. 54, pp. 6594 - 6607, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10853-018-03301-x
2019
Hossain R; Pahlevani F; Sahajwalla V, 2019, 'Surface modification of high carbon steel through microstructural engineering', Materials Characterization, vol. 148, pp. 116 - 122, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.matchar.2018.12.020
2019
Handoko W; Anurag A; Pahlevani F; Hossain R; Privat K; Sahajwalla V, 2019, 'Effect of selective-precipitations process on the corrosion resistance and hardness of dual-phase high-carbon steel', Scientific Reports, vol. 9, pp. 15631, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-52228-z
2019
Maroufi S; Nekouei RK; Hossain R; Assefi M; Sahajwalla V, 2018, 'Recovery of Rare Earth (i.e., La, Ce, Nd, and Pr) Oxides from End-of-Life Ni-MH Battery via Thermal Isolation', ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering, vol. 6, pp. 11811 - 11818, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acssuschemeng.8b02097
2018
Karbalaei Mirza Shahrbabaki Z; Pahlevani F; Gorjizadeh N; Hossain R; Ghasemian M; Gaikwad V; Sahajwalla V, 2018, 'Direct Transformation of Metallized Paper into Al-Si Nano-Rod and Al Nano-Particles Using Thermal Micronizing Technique', Materials, vol. 11, pp. 1964 - 1964, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ma11101964
2018
Hossain R; Pahlevani F; Sahajwalla V, 2018, 'Evolution of Microstructure and Hardness of High Carbon Steel under Different Compressive Strain Rates', Metals, vol. 8, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/met8080580
2018
Hossain R; Pahlevani F; Witteveen E; Banerjee A; Joe B; Prusty G; Dippenaar R; Sahajwalla V, 2017, 'Hybrid structure of white layer in high carbon steel – Formation mechanism and its properties', Scientific Reports, vol. 7, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-017-13749-7
2017
Pahlevani F; Hossain R; Sahajwalla V, 2017, 'Effect of small addition of Cr on stability of retained austenite in high carbon steel', Materials characterization, vol. 125, pp. 114 - 122, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.matchar.2017.02.001
2017
Pahlevani F; Kumar R; Gorjizadeh N; Hossain R; Cholake ST; Privat K; Sahajwalla V, 2016, 'Enhancing steel properties through in situ formation of ultrahard ceramic surface', Scientific Reports, vol. 6, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/srep38740
2016
Pahlevani F; Dippenaar R; Gorjizadeh N; Cholake ST; Hossain R; Kumar R; Sahajwalla V, 2016, 'Surface Modification of Steel Using Automotive Waste as Raw Materials', Procedia Manufacturing, vol. 7, pp. 387 - 394, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.promfg.2016.12.007
2016
Hossain R; Pahlevani F; Quadir MZ; Sahajwalla V, 2016, 'Stability of retained austenite in high carbon steel under compressive stress: An investigation from macro to nano scale', Scientific Reports, vol. 6, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/srep34958
2016
Patents
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Sahajwalla V; Hossain R, 2021, A process for converting flexible printed circuit boards to useful materials, Patent No. Australian pat no.2021106597
2021
Sahajwalla V; Hossain R, 2021, A process for recovering cobalt from lithium-ion batteries, Patent No. Australian pat no.2021106578
2021
Conference Abstracts
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Al Mahmood MA; Hossain R; Sahajwalla V, 2020, 'Thermal Disengagement Technology: the Perspective of Microrecycling of Polymer-metal Multilayer Packaging Materials', in Recycling of Secondary, Byproduct Materials and Energy, San Diego, USA, presented at 2020 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition, San Diego, USA, 23 February 2020 - 27 February 2020, http://www.programmaster.org/PM/PM.nsf/ApprovedAbstracts/9FFCBA1D7E0D7F9F852584290023378C?OpenDocument
2020
Conference Papers
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Hossain R; Pahlevani F; Sahajwalla V, 2018, 'Solid State Phase Transformation Mechanism in High Carbon Steel Under Compressive Load and with Varying Cr Percent', in TMS 2018 147th Annual Meeting & Exhibition Supplemental Proceedings, Springer, Cham, Phoenix, Arizona, USA, pp. 797 - 802, presented at TMS 2018 147th Annual Meeting & Exhibition, Phoenix, Arizona, USA, 11 March 2018 - 15 March 2018, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-72526-0_75
2018
Pahlevani F; Dippenaar, R. ; Gorjizadeh, N. ; Cholake, S. T. ; Hossain, R. ; Kumar, R. ; Sahajwalla VH, 2017, 'Surface Modification of Steel Using Automotive Waste as Raw Materials', in Surface Modification of Steel Using Automotive Waste as Raw Materials, International Conference on Sustainable Materials Processing and Manufacturing, SMPM 2017, Kruger National Park, South Africa, presented at International Conference on Sustainable Materials Processing and Manufacturing, SMPM 2017, Kruger National Park, South Africa, 23 January 2017 - 25 January 2017, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.promfg.2016.12.007
2017