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Ann Moyal Lecture: Scientia Professor Veena Sahajwalla

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  • National Library of Australia
    Parkes Way, Parkes ACT 2600, Australia

The annual Ann Moyal Lecture is given by a distinguished speaker on a contemporary question.

In 2024, the lecture will be delivered by Scientia Professor Veena Sahajwalla. The lecture is titled 'A smart vision for a sustainable future: SMaRT technologies and MICROfactories™ creating sustainable materials and products from waste.'

Entry is free to this event, but bookings are essential.

The talk will be available to view live online via the Library's Facebook and YouTube pages. You do not need to book a ticket to watch the event online.

Professor Veena Sahajwalla is an internationally recognised materials scientist, engineer, and inventor. She is revolutionising recycling science. She is renowned for pioneering the high temperature transformation of waste. Particularly in the production of a new generation of ‘green materials’ at the UNSW Sustainable Materials Research and Technology (SMaRT) Centre. Professor Veena Sahajwalla is the Founding Director of the SMaRT Centre. Professor Sahajwalla is the inventor of polymer injection technology, known as green steel. Green steel is an eco-friendly process for using recycled tyres in steel production.

In 2018, she launched the world's first e-waste MICROfactorie. In 2019 she launched her plastics and green ceramics MICROfactories. These factories were a recycling technology breakthrough. Professor Sahajwalla is the director of the ARC Industrial Transformation Research Hub for ‘microrecycling’, a leading national research centre. This centre works in collaboration with industry. Helping to ensure new recycling science is translated into real world environmental and economic benefits. She has also been appointed hub leader of the national NESP Sustainable Communities and Waste Hub.

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