Industry Research Partnerships & Capabilities
SMaRT has strong relationships with Industry and Research partners from the metallurgical, materials, building, construction and mining sectors across the globe. The Centre has 20 academic staff and postdoctoral researchers.
The Centre also has state-of-the-art Research Infrastructure funded through the Vice- Chancellor's strategic priorities funding, along with well-equipped sustainable materials laboratories.
The Centre for Sustainable Materials Research and Technology (SMaRT@UNSW) brings together researchers from the Faculties of Science, Engineering, Built Environment and ADFA to work with industry on the development of innovative, sustainable materials and manufacturing processes.
Achieving sustainability targets set by industry has created a need for commercially relevant and globally significant R&D. The SMaRT Centre works with industry partners to develop the fundamental and applied science underlying sustainable materials and technologies.
SMaRT brings together the distinctive research capabilities of UNSW's academics and a track record of delivering research and technology suitable for rapid implementation.
Industry and research partnershipsRecycling and
renewable materials Sustainability of existing materials and processes New stustainable materials and processes Sustainable Manufacturing
Goals of the Centre
The overall aim of the Centre is to develop innovative, sustainable materials and processes through world-class research, with strong emphasis on environmental and economic benefits.
- Lead scientific and engineering advances in sustainability of materials and associated technologies
- Strengthen links with local and international institutions and industries for research into developing sustainable materials and associated technologies through ARC Linkage Grants, ARC Discovery Grants, Industry Funds, and visiting researchers
- Facilitate rapid transfer of technology by addressing the scientific & engineering barriers
|2009||Josef Kapitan Award AIST USA|
|2009||NSi Inventor of the Year Award in Science/Engineering|
|2008||New South Wales Scientist of the Year Award in Engineering Sciences|
|2006||Charles Briggs Award AIST USA|
|2006||Environmental Technology Award AIST USA|
|2005||Eureka Prize for Scientific Research Australia|
|2004||Fresh Innovators Award Australia|
|2003||Josef Kapitan Award ISS USA|
|2003||Frank McKune Award ISS USA|
July 7, 2011 - July 8, 2011
Sustainable materials, processes & technologies:
Future pathways for reducing greenhouse gas impacts of materials
7-8 July 2011
UNSW, Sydney, Australia
Veena wins inventor proze for converting waste rubber to steel
Technology that turns used tyres and plastic into steel.
Not-so-nutty idea for building products
Smart@UNSW and UNSW Built Environment PhD student Andrea Wechsler takes by-products from the forestry industry such as macadamia shells and pine cones to make particle boards that can be used in kitchens and bathrooms.
SMaRT Centre Researchers
Scientia Professor & Director of Centre
Prof Veena Sahajwalla
Veena is known internationally for her advances in plastic and rubber tyres recycling in EAF steelmaking and sustainable processing in materials industries.
Read more about Veena's work:
Professor Veena Sahajwalla
Director of SMaRT@UNSW
N Saha - Chaudhury
Industry Relations Administrator
(02) 9385 4426
(02) 9385 4292
School of Materials Science and Engineering
University of New South Wales
Building E8, Room 116
UNSW Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia