8 February 2016 - The SMaRT Centre's latest research on recycling and materials transformations published in the Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis, Iron and Steel Technology, Procedia... read more
At the SMaRT Centre we are working on green manufacturing in collaboration with industry, using waste and end‐of‐life products as raw materials and rethinking the way we have traditionally done... read more
The concept of green manufacturing is something that we’ve developed at the SMaRT Centre at UNSW Australia.
This project will develop a novel approach for recycling automotive waste glass and plastic mixtures into silicon-carbon resources.
Thermal degradation kinetics of co-pyrolysis of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) blended and macadamia nut shell was investigated using a large-scale customised thermogravimetric analysis (TGA)... read more
The project aims to create the fundamental science for innovative recycling of lignocellulosic agricultural waste for iron oxide reduction at steelmaking temperatures (1550-1650°C).
15 March 2016 - The SMaRT Centre's latest research on sustainability of materials processes published in the Journal of Metallurgical and Materials Transactions B, ISIJ International, Fuel, Steel... read more
The project aims to deliver the science for new ironmaking technology that uses simultaneous reduction and carburisation with composite inputs at the relatively low temperature range of 1000-1200°... read more
The aim of this project is to develop process fundamentals for producing lightweight ferrous alloys (Fe-Al-C) directly from the carbothermic reduction of alumina (Al2O3) and iron oxide (Fe2O3) at... read more
ARC Linkage program, LKAB (Sweden), HATCH and Hyundai Steel (South Korea).
Researchers: Ryan Park, Rakhi Bandyopadhyay, Dr Sushil Gupta and Dr Hewitt Park.
1 February 2016 - The SMaRT Centre's latest research on new technologies and products published in the Royal Society of Chemistry, Material Letters, ACS Industrial & Engineering Chemistry, AIP... read more
Micro e-waste recycling offers the opportunity for a major paradigm shift – to transform waste destined for landfill into beautiful valuable materials.
Deriving materials from waste reduces the level of extraction of natural raw materials from nature and consequent damage to the environment.
Carbon-based nanomaterials such as graphene and carbon nanotubes have huge potential in environment, energy and water purification technologies.
The rapid consumption and obsolescence of electronics has resulted in e-waste being one of the fastest growing waste streams worldwide.
Australian Research Council Laureate Fellowship and OneSteel.
1 February 2016 - The SMaRT Centre's research on sustainable manufacturing and translational research is published in the Journal of Materials and Design.
The SMaRT Centre’s concept for a Sustainability Incubator focuses on the activation of world-leading sustainability research by linking UNSW with industry partners all the way through the journey... read more
Established at the SMaRT Centre in 2014, the ARC Industrial Transformation Research Hub at the SMaRT Centre - also known as the 'Green Manufacturing Hub' - brings different industries together... read more
The SMaRT Centre is currently collaborating with the CRC for Low Carbon Living and EPA NSW on projects that investigate the use of difficult to recycle waste as new raw materials in the... read more
The SMaRT Centre has teamed up with SME Robological to R&D a vertically integrated micro-recycling solution for e-waste separation using a Baxter robot as key enabler.
This research explores the utilisation of waste from the agricultural and local forestry... read more
Industry partners: Arrium, Brickworks and Midwaste