Dr Claudia Alejandra Echeverria Encina
Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr Claudia Alejandra Echeverria Encina

2019   Doctor of Philosophy in Materials Science and Engineering.
           School of Materials Science and Engineering. Faculty of Science, UNSW Sydney, Australia.
           Thesis: ‘Multifunctional hybrid materials from end-of-life polymers heterogeneous mixtures with organic and inorganic constituents
    
 2005   Architect Licensure. Distinction. GDLA. Maximum Distinction. 
            Faculty of Architecture, Design and Urban Studies. Pontifical Catholic University of Chile. Santiago, Chile. 
            Final project and thesis subject: ‘Territory, Water, and Architecture’.

2003    Bachelor of Architecture.                        
            Faculty of Architecture, Design and Urban Studies. Pontifical Catholic University of Chile. Santiago, Chile
 

Engineering
Sch: Chemical Engineering

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 LM Plus team working in CO2 capture and conversion into carbonaceous solid Nanomaterials via LM-based technology. More information https://lmplus.com.au/

Location
Centre for Advanced Solid and Liquid based Electronics and Optics (CASLEO), School of Chemical Engineering Level 5, Science and Engineering Building (SEB) (E8)

Publications

  • Book Chapters | 2018
    Dr Claudia Alejandra Echeverria Encina
    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
    Book Chapters | 2018
    Dr Claudia Alejandra Echeverria Encina
    Maroufi S; Echeverria CA; Pahlevani F; Sahajwalla V, 2018, 'Green Manufacturing: From Waste to Value Added Materials', in Crocker R; Saint C; Chen G; Tong Y (ed.), UNMAKING WASTE IN PRODUCTION AND CONSUMPTION: TOWARDS THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY, EMERALD GROUP PUBLISHING LTD, pp. 261 - 279, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/978-1-78714-619-820181021
    Book Chapters | 2018
    Dr Claudia Alejandra Echeverria Encina
    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
  • Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Claudia Alejandra Echeverria Encina
    Echeverria CA; Pahlevani F; Lim S; Sahajwalla V, 2021, 'Synthesis and characterization of biomorphic 1D-SiC nanoceramics from novel macroalga precursor material', Journal of Cleaner Production, vol. 312, pp. 127808 - 127808, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2021.127808
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Claudia Alejandra Echeverria Encina
    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
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Claudia Alejandra Echeverria Encina
    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
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Claudia Alejandra Echeverria Encina
    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
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Claudia Alejandra Echeverria Encina
    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
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Claudia Alejandra Echeverria Encina
    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
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Claudia Alejandra Echeverria Encina
    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
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Claudia Alejandra Echeverria Encina
    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
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Claudia Alejandra Echeverria Encina
    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
    Journal articles | 2007
    Dr Claudia Alejandra Echeverria Encina
    Felsenhardt C; Muhr H; Zunino J, 2007, 'Parque Juan Pablo II: Las Condes, Chile', ARQ (Santiago), http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/s0717-69962007000300011
  • Conference Papers | 2018
    Dr Claudia Alejandra Echeverria Encina
    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
    Conference Papers | 2017
    Dr Claudia Alejandra Echeverria Encina
    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
    Conference Abstracts | 2017
    Dr Claudia Alejandra Echeverria Encina
    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
    Conference Papers | 2016
    Dr Claudia Alejandra Echeverria Encina
    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

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