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Dr Vaibhav Gaikwad

Research Associate
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Vaibhav Gaikwad has a Bachelor of Technology from the Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai, and holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Newcastle. Vaibhav joined the SMaRT Centre in 2015 to work on the development of composite fabrication technology from recycled wood and plastic, e-waste recycling, waste characterisation and life-cycle assessment, while also teaching undergraduate students in Materials Science and Engineering. In 2014 Vaibhav received a Postgraduate Research prize and second place in the finals of the ‘3 Minute Thesis’ competition at the University of Newcastle.