Claudia Echeverria Encina

PhD MSE, Postdoctoral Researcher at CASLEO, UNSW
Postdoctoral Fellow

Academic | Researcher | Inventor | Entrepreneur 

Postdoctoral fellow at Centre for Advanced Solid and Liquid-based Electronics and Optics (CASLEO), Engineering UNSW, Sydney (2021).
Researcher/Inventor at Centre for Sustainable Materials Research and Technology, SMART UNSW and SMART Green Microfactory, Sydney (2015-2019).
Casual Academic, Master of Sustainable Development, School of Architecture, Faculty of Built Environment UNSW, Sydney (2016-2019).


Dr. Echeverria is a PhD in Materials Science and Engineering at UNSW Sydney. The objective of her work at UNSW has been the development of multi-scale green solutions through R&D interdisciplinary approach integrating Science, Engineering, and Built Environment. Her work in materials innovation, prototyping and development is based on multiple synthesis methods at low and high temperatures, targeting novel solutions to complex issues of major concern, such as env. pollution, noise control, flood control, waste resource recovery, materials toxicity, and biodegradation. The highlight of her doctoral studies was the transfer of complex heterogeneous wastes ─polymers, bioceramics, and green wastes─  into resources for high-end applications; including multi-phase hybrid systems for building applications, novel synergistic green fire-retardant additives, biomorphic 1D Nanoceramics, and high surface area polymer-derived carbons and biocarbons. As a scholar, she is committed to excellence, cross-faculty collaboration, and multi-sector engagement to continue the advancement of materials innovation under a circular economy scheme.

Currently, Dr. Echeverria is a Postdoctoral fellow at the Centre for Advanced Solid and Liquid-based Electronics and Optics (CASLEO) as part of a team working in sonochemical CO2 conversion into carbonaceous solid Nanomaterials via LM-based co-catalysis.

publications

Journal articles
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Echeverria CA; Ozkan J; Pahlevani F; Willcox M; Sahajwalla V, 2021, 'Effect of hydrothermal hot-compression method on the antimicrobial performance of green building materials from heterogeneous cellulose wastes', Journal of Cleaner Production, vol. 280, pp. 124377 - 124377, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2020.124377
2021
Echeverria CA; Pahlevani F; Sahajwalla V, 2020, 'Valorisation of discarded nonwoven polypropylene as potential matrix-phase for thermoplastic-lignocellulose hybrid material engineered for building applications', Journal of Cleaner Production, vol. 258, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2020.120730
2020
Echeverria C; Ozkan J; Pahlevani F; Willcox M; Sahajwalla V, 2020, 'Multifunctional marine bio-additive with synergistic effect for non-toxic flame-retardancy and anti-microbial performance', Sustainable Materials and Technologies, vol. 25, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.susmat.2020.e00199
2020
Echeverria Encina C; Handoko W; Pahlevani F; Jiang C; Doolan C; Sahajwalla V, 2019, 'Engineered hybrid fibre reinforced composites for sound absorption building applications', Resources, Conservation and Recycling, vol. 143, pp. 1 - 14, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.resconrec.2018.12.014
2019
Echeverria C; Pahlevani F; Sahajwalla V, 2019, 'Mechanical particle size reduction methods as potential interfacial optimization alternative for a low-carbon particulate reinforced marine bio-composite', Journal of Cleaner Production, vol. 221, pp. 509 - 525, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2019.02.265
2019
Echeverria C; Handoko W; Pahlevani F; Sahajwalla V, 2019, 'Cascading use of textile waste for the advancement of fibre reinforced composites for building applications', Journal of Cleaner Production, vol. 208, pp. 1524 - 1536, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2018.10.227
2019
Roy H; Pahlevani F; Cholake S; Echeverria C; Banerjee A; Sahajwalla V, 2018, 'Simulation of Marine Bio-Composite Using Empirical Data Combined with Finite Element Technique', journal of composite science, vol. 2, pp. 48 - 48, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/jcs2030048
2018
Echeverria C; Pahlevani F; Gaikwad V; Sahajwalla V, 2017, 'The effect of microstructure, filler load and surface adhesion of marine bio-fillers, in the performance of Hybrid Wood-Polypropylene Particulate Bio-composite', Journal of Cleaner Production, vol. 154, pp. 284 - 294, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2017.04.020
2017
Felsenhardt C; Muhr H; Zunino J, 2007, 'Parque Juan Pablo II: Las Condes, Chile', ARQ (Santiago), http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/s0717-69962007000300011
2007
Book Chapters
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Maroufi ; Echeverria Encina C; Pahlevani ; Sahajwalla , 2018, 'Green Manufacturing: Unmaking Waste to Value Added Material', in Unmaking Waste in Production and Consumption: Towards Circular Economy, edn. First edition 2018, Emerald Publishing Limited, pp. 251 - 269
2018
Maroufi S; Echeverria CA; Pahlevani F; Sahajwalla V, 2018, 'Chapter 15 Green Manufacturing: From Waste to Value Added Materials', in Unmaking Waste in Production and Consumption: Towards the Circular Economy, Emerald Publishing Limited, pp. 261 - 279, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/978-1-78714-619-820181021
2018
Conference Papers
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Echeverria Encina CA; Pahlevani ; Sahajwalla , 2018, 'Interphase-interface characterization of novel engineered bio-composite systems with Scanning Electron Microscopy', in Interphase-interface characterization of novel engineered bio-composite systems with Scanning Electron Microscopy, 19th International Microscopy Congress, International Convention Centre (ICC), Sydney Australia, presented at 19th International Microscopy Congress, International Convention Centre (ICC), Sydney Australia, 09 September 2018 - 14 September 2018
2018
Pahlevani F; Echeverria Encina CA; Handoko W; Sahajwalla V, 2017, 'Mattresses and fabrics as new resources for innovative building material', in Mattresses and fabrics as new resources for innovative building material, Australian Industrial Ecology Conference 2017, Hunter Valley, NSW, presented at Australian Industrial Ecology Conference 2017, Hunter Valley, NSW, 06 September 2017 - 08 September 2017
2017
Echeverria, C. ; Gaikwad, V ; Pahlevani, F. ; Sahajwalla VH, 2016, 'Study of Macroalgae and Mollusc Wastes as Secondary Fillers in Novel Wood-Plastic Bio-composite Particleboard', in Biocomp 2016, The 13th Pacific Rim Bio-based Composites Symposium. Bio-based composites for sustainable futures, Concepcion, Chile, presented at The 13th Pacific Rim Bio-based Composites Symposium. Bio-based composites for sustainable futures, Concepcion, Chile, 13 November 2016 - 15 November 2016
2016
Conference Abstracts
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Echeverria C; Pahlevani F; Sahajwalla V, 2017, 'The effect of particle size reduction method in the mechanical performance of marine-polypropylene hybrid bio-composite material', in The effect of particle size reduction method in the mechanical performance of marine-polypropylene hybrid bio-composite material, ICNF 2017 - 3rd International Conference on Natural Fibers – Advanced Materials for a Greener World, Braga, Portugal,, presented at ICNF 2017 - 3rd International Conference on Natural Fibers – Advanced Materials for a Greener World, Braga, Portugal,, 21 June 2017 - 23 June 2017, https://www.icnf2017.fibrenamics.com/assets/uploaded/Files2017/ICNF2017%20-%20Final%20Programme.pdf
2017