Opinion: In steel, the innovation economy is already here
The Guardian: Veena Sahajwalla on making the most of waste
The Hon. Simon Birmingham visits the Green Manufacturing Hub
Veena Sahajwalla: 2015 Australian Financial Review-Westpac Women of Influence
Visit by The Nationals Primary Industry Resources and Energy Policy Committee
Green Manufacturing Hub research briefing with the City of Sydney
Talking sustainability at the Randwick City Council Eco-Living Fair Sydney
The Conversation: The future of manufacturing in Australia is smart, agile and green
From waste passenger tyres to ‘green steel’, a SMaRT success story
2015 World Resources Forum Asia Pacific
2015 International Sustainability Symposium
The Australian Innovation Challenge Award

About us

Founded in 2008 by ARC Laureate Fellow Scientia Professor Veena Sahajwalla, the Centre for Sustainable Materials Research and Technology (SMaRT) at the University of New South Wales works with industry, SMEs, global research partners, NGOs, local, state and federal government, policy makers and the community on the development of innovative environmental solutions for the world’s biggest waste challenges.

Based out of the Faculty of Science, the SMaRT Centre brings together researchers from the faculties of Science, Engineering, and the Built Environment. The centre has 30 personnel, state-of-the-art furnaces and laboratories, and sophisticated analytical and processing equipment. Combining the distinctive research capabilities of UNSW's academics, the SMaRT Centre has a track record of delivering research and technology suitable for rapid implementation.

The core aims of the SMaRT Centre are to develop novel research for sustainable materials and manufacturing processes, build industry partnerships to activate research for real world impact, and to disseminate green social technologies that benefit local communities and enhance sustainable economic growth internationally.


TEDxSydney - Veena Sahajwalla - Reviving Waste
Smart Recycling
Veena Sahajwalla - The E-Waste Alchemist
Green alloys
TEDx Sydney talk by Veena Sahajwalla

On stage at CarriageWorks in Sydney, Veena Sahajwalla presented ‘Reviving Waste: Innovative Recycling’ and what it means to bring waste back to life...

SMaRT Recycling

Onsite with industry partner OneSteel, the SMaRT Centre is carrying out research into the transformation of difficult to recycle waste materials...

UNSW TV, Veena Sahajwalla: The e-waste alchemist

TES-AMM Austraia is one of the industry partners of the Green Manufacturing...

Green Alloys on ABC Catalyst

The latest research into green alloys by the SMaRT Centre's founder, Professor Veena Sahajwalla, is explored in this episode of ABC Catalyst....