UNSW Built Environment has been awarded a grant by the Australia-India Strategic Research Fund (AISRF) from the Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education to develop an innovative, environmentally sustainable approach for processing hazardous e-waste that will significantly reduce harmful/toxic emissions and associated environmental pollution.

The $401,500 research grant has been awarded for a 3 year collaborative research project between the School of Material Science and Engineering, Built Environment, UNSW, and the Institute of Minerals and Material Technology, India.

The project team is led by Professor Veena Sahajwalla (Material Science, UNSW)

The team comprises of;

  • Associate Professor Rita Khanna (Material Science, UNSW)
  • Dr Miles Park, (Built Environment, UNSW)
  • Dr Peter Graham (Built Environment, UNSW)
  • Professor Barada Kanta Mishra (Institute of Minerals and Materials Technology, India)
  • Dr Partha Sarathy Mukherjee (Institute of Minerals and Materials Technology, India)
  • Professor Veena Choudhary (Institute of Minerals and Materials Technology, India)
  • Professor Vijaya Agarwala (Institute of Minerals and Materials Technology, India).

This is a great boost for the faculty and we will keep you posted on the research. Congratulations to all involved.