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Bringing STEM to the community: Prof Veena Sahajwalla – Scientist, Engineer, Inventor
16 August 2019 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pmFree
Quantum Victoria and the Royal Society of Victoria are delighted to invite you to celebrate National Science Week with a presentation by ARC Laureate Professor Veena Sahajwalla – Materials Scientist, Engineer and Inventor.
Veena is revolutionising recycling science and is renowned for pioneering the high temperature transformation of waste in the production of a new generation of ‘green materials.’
In 2018 Veena launched the world’s first e-waste microfactory.
As the founding Director of the Centre for Sustainable Materials Research and Technology (SMaRT) at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, she is producing a new generation of green materials and products made entirely, or primarily, from waste. Veena also heads the ARC Industrial Transformation Research Hub for ‘green manufacturing’, a leading national research centre that works in collaboration with industry to ensure new recycling science is translated into real world environmental and economic benefits.
In 2016, Veena was named one of Australia’s Most Innovative Engineers and in 2015, Veena named Australia’s 100 Most Influential Engineers, both by Engineers Australia.
5.15 pm – 5.45 pm: Arrival and light refreshments and finger food – Gallery
5.45 pm – 6pm: Welcome by Director of Quantum Victoria, Ms Soula Bennett – Quantum Victoria Theatre
6pm – 7pm: Presentation by Prof Veena Sahajwalla – Quantum Victoria Theatre
We look forward to seeing you there.