Appearing in the wider media online and in print, a compilation of all the articles, features, interviews and films published
about our work at the SMaRT Centre...

15 February 2017

UNSW’s internationally renowned waste innovator, Scientia Professor Veena Sahajwalla, is the first woman to be awarded the prestigious Jubilee Chair and Professorship by the Indian Academy of Sciences.

30 April 2016

For Movement Conception, Tanaya Joshi speaks with Professor Veena Sahajwalla about the challenges that face women in the field of science and the importance of programs like Science 50:50 to inspire young women and shed light on what working in...

29 April 2016

There’s much more at stake at Australian steelmaker Arrium than today’s jobs, writes Veena Sahajwalla in The Australian.

15 April 2016

Judged top of the innovation category in the 2015 Australian Financial Review and Westpac 100 Women of Influence awards, Professor Veena Sahajwalla's mantra is '"reduce, recycle, re-use," and most importantly, "re-form".

14 April 2016

In Fast Business Darren Baguley writes, "The advances technology has made in the last few decades have changed our world incredibly, but the built-in obsolescence of our gadgets has created a massive problem – e-waste" – and scientists are...

21 January 2016

As Brigid Delaney writes for The Guardian Australia, it’s an unwavering passion for innovation that drives Professor Veena Sahajwalla to turn waste into valuable resources, support developing countries through social technologies and inspire...

26 November 2015

The circular economy relies on research and innovation, and the inventor of ‘green steel’ Professor Veena Sahajwalla is leading the way by transforming waste into valuable resources.

26 November 2015

The collaboration between OneSteel and the SMaRT Centre at UNSW has resulted in ‘green steel’, a world first in sustainable steelmaking commercialised in Australia, Europe and Asia.

19 November 2015

The ARC Industrial Transformation Research Hub for green manufacturing officially launched at the SMaRT Centre at UNSW Australia today.

18 November 2015

The first ARC Industrial Transformation Research Hub for UNSW will see industry partners Arrium, Brickworks, TES-AMM Australia, Tersum Energy and Jaylon leading a greener manufacturing future.

15 November 2015

At the annual Women of Influence Awards held in Sydney last night, Professor Veena Sahajwalla was recognised for her scientific breakthroughs and for inspiring
the next generation of engineers.

12 November 2015

Growing up in Mumbai where waste is considered a valuable resource, Professor Veena Sahajwalla is making the most of its enormous potential.

28 October 2015

Science 50:50 is a mentorship program to inspire young women to pursue a career in science founded by Scientia Professor and Laureate Fellow Veena Sahajwalla at UNSW Australia.

16 October 2015

Leading the way for women engineers around the world, Professor Veena Sahajwalla has been named in this year’s top 100 Women of Influence.

4 October 2015

Inventor, scientist, engineer and environmental crusader, this interview with Professor Veena Sahajwalla looks at the global impact of her research.

19 August 2015

Research and innovation is the driving force for Professor Veena Sahajwalla, the director of the SMaRT Centre who is also known as the ‘alchemist of waste’.

1 August 2015

The vision for ‘green steel’ has its roots in the city of Mumbai where Professor Veena Sahajwalla gained inspiration for transforming waste into valuable resources.

21 July 2015

Scientia Professor Veena Sahajwalla has earnt a place on the Engineer’s Australia 2015 list of Australia’s top 100 engineers.

6 July 2015

For The Conversation, Professor Veena Sahajwalla writes that Australian industries "are beginning to recognise the cost-effectiveness of reusing materials, and the importance of high value-add, small, agile and localised processing facilities."...

12 June 2015

Professor Veena Sahajwalla, director of the SMaRT Centre at the University of New South Wales, and an Australian Research Council Laureate Fellow, spoke with Good Habitat about green manufacturing and her vision for cities as the above ground...

1 June 2015

Professor Veena Sahajwalla joins the list of Australia’s most influential engineers in 2015.

1 June 2015

On the eve of the World Resources Forum and International Sustainability Symposium hosted by the SMaRT Centre, UTS: Institute for Sustainable Future and the World Resources Forum in Sydney, The Tasmanian Times writes that Australia must innovate...

4 March 2015

“I believe girls need to hear real stories from real people whose own pathways to success make it abundantly clear that science and technology really is for girls,” said Professor Veena Sahajwalla at the launch of Science 50:50.

15 January 2015

Science 50:50 officially launched last night at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra leading the way for young women to engage in science, technology, engineering and maths.

23 December 2014

Awarded an ARC Laureate Fellowship this year, Professor Veena Sahajwalla will not only be using it to transform toxic e-waste into value-added metal alloys she has also launched Science 50:50 to support and mentor young women into science.

22 October 2014

The 2014 cohort of ARC Australian Laureate Fellows was announced by Minister for Education, the Hon. Christopher Pyne MP, at a ceremony in Adelaide.

13 December 2013

In India to speak at the Confederation of Indian Industry in Mumbai and to business leaders in Ahmedabad, Professor Veena Sahajwalla shared the success of ‘green steel’ technology and the potential for waste.

30 November 2013

As Cheryl Jones writes for The Australian, the biggest new opportunity in recycling is not turning glass into glass, or plastic into plastic, but producing completely new resources.

7 August 2013

Following the success of ‘green steel’ Professor Veena Sahajwalla is now looking beyond the car tyre to the car itself, turning waste plastics, glass and metals into valuable ferrosilicon alloys.

13 May 2013

As Peter Hannam writes for the Sydney Morning Herald, the ‘standout’ technology behind ‘green steel’ is transforming waste into a resource revolution.

10 May 2013

Using her expertise in the iron and steel industry Professor Veena Sahajwalla has developed a new "green steel" making process that is diverting waste tyres from landfill.

6 March 2013

Smarter resources could help Australia develop an economy that will thrive long after its mineral riches have diminished.

12 December 2012

Professor Veena Sahajwalla has won the $30,000 top prize in the Innovation Challenge awards run by The Australian newspaper.

12 December 2012

Professor Veena Sahajwalla and the SMaRT Centre have taken out this year’s Australian Innovation Challenge for their invention of ‘green steel’.