My field of research is high temperature metallurgical processes and iron-steel making where I have used my interdisciplinary skill and knowledge (Materials Science and Engineering, and Chemical Engineering) to develop new science and technology for the recycling of waste and producing a new generation of green materials, products and resources made entirely, or primarily, from waste.
In 2019, I used my experience and knowledge in the area of sustainability to fully design two new elective courses of MATS6006 (Recycling of waste) and MATS6007 (Sustainable Materials Engineering) for postgraduate students in School of Materials Science and Engineering, based on an entirely new teaching pedagogy which I developed.
2020-Present: EF-Lecturer at School of Materials Sci. & Eng., UNSW, Sydney, Australia.
2018-2020: Lecturer at School of Materials Sci. & Eng., UNSW, Sydney, Australia.
2015-2018: Research Associate, SMaRT Centre, School of Materials Sci. & Eng., UNSW, Sydney, Australia.
2013: Student at CSIRO, Melbourne, Australia.
2012-2015: PhD student, Materials Sci. & Engineering, UNSW, Sydney, Australia.
2021: Science Faculty Research grant ” Controlled Design of Defective Mn1−x−y(CexLay)O2−δ film as a New Generation of Cathode Materials for Hybrid Batteries” $8000, Samane Maroufi, Rasoul Khayyam Nekouei and Sajjad Mofarah.
2020: NSW Research Attraction & Acceleration Program, Microrecycling of battery and consumer wastes, Samane Maroufi and Veena Sahajwalla, $100,000.
2020: AMGC C240 Project, Development and Implementation of Next Generation of Polymer Injection Technology in Steelmaking, MolyCop, Samane Maroufi and Veena Sahajwalla $750, 000.
2019: Chief investigator (CI) in Australian Research Council (ARC) Industrial transformation Hub for “Microrecycling of battery and consumer wastes”, $3,317,500.
2019: Product Improvement Program Grant for “Transforming complicated wastes into value-added products” Samane Maroufi and Veena Sahajwalla, $ 50,000.
2018: Small equipment grant for “Rheolab QC Viscometer for Furnace Integration”, Samane Maroufi, O. Ostrovski, I. Mansuri, F. Pahlevani, V. Sahajwalla, $14,752.30.
2021: Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
2017-present: Co-leading hub research project "Microreccyling of battery and consumer waste"
2017-present: Leading industrial research project with Molycop (Arrium Mining Consumables) on “developing zero-coke GRenew pellets derived from 100% waste materials”
2015-present: Research project on electronic waste (e-waste) recycling (ARC Australian Laureate fellowship).
2015-2016: Industrial research project on “polymer injection technology (PIT) and slag foaming” with OneSteel, Sydney.
2015-2016: Industrial research project on “the use of waste materials as the carbon source in iron making” with OneSteel, Whyalla.
2013-2014: Research project on “silicate slag’s physical properties at high temperature (Chemical Diffusivity)”, CSIRO’ Minerals Down Under Flagship in Melbourne, Clayton, Australia.
2012-2015: UNSW-TEMCO (Tasmanian Electro Metallurgical Company) collaborative industrial research project on “the production of silicomanganese”, UNSW, Sydney, Australia.
“Recycling of wastes, MATS6006", 2020-present.
"Sustainable Materials Engineering, MATS6007", 2020-present.
“Fundamentals of Materials Design, MATS6002” 2018-2019.
Guest lecturing “Fundamental of Materials Processing, MATS6001”, 2016-2020.
Guest Lecturing “Sustainable Materials Processing, MATS2007” 2015-2019.