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Biographical entry Sahajwalla, Veena

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materials scientist

Summary

Veena Sahajwalla is renowned for her research into the properties of carbon-bearing materials. Her work has revolutionised recycling science by demonstrating that waste plastics and rubber under high-temperature conditions can be a partial substitute for coal and coke in the manufacture of iron, steel and ceramics. Sahajwalla is Director of the Sustainable Materials Research and Technology Centre at the University of New South Wales.

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1994 - 1996
Career position - Lecturer, Faculty of Science, University of New South Wales
1996 - 2001
Career position - Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Science, University of New South Wales
1998
Award - Engineering Excellence Award (Engineering R&D Training and Processes:, Institution of Engineers, Australia
2001 - 2004
Career position - Associate Professor, Faculty of Science, University of New South Wales
2004 -
Career position - Member, Editorial Board of Review, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions B
2004 - 2009
Career position - Professor, Faculty of Science, University of New South Wales
2005
Award - Eureka Prize for Scientific Research, Australian Museum
2005 - 2015
Award - Fellow, Institution of Engineers, Australia
2006
Award - Environmental Technology Award, Association of Iron and Steel Technology (AIST)
2007 -
Award - Fellow, Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering
2008 -
Career position - Director, Centre for Sustainable Materials Research and Technology, University of New South Wales
2008 -
Career position - Associate Dean (Strategic Industry Relations), Faculty of Science, University of New South Wales
2008
Award - New South Wales Premier's Prize for Engineering Sciences
2009 -
Career position - Scientia Professor of Materials Science, University of New South Wales
2009
Award - ARC Future Fellow
2011
Award - Pravasi Bharatiya Award for Outstanding Achievement in Science, Government of India
2011
Award - Nokia Business Innovation Award, Telstra Business Women's Awards
2012
Award - CRC Australian Collaboration Innovation Award
2012
Award - GE Eco Innovation Award, Banksia Environmental Foundation
2014 -
Career position - Director, Australian Research Council Industrial Transformation Research Hub
2014
Award - Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering Australian Laureate Fellowship
2014
Award - ARC Laureate Fellowship and Georgina Sweet Award
2015 -
Award - Honorary Fellow, Institution of Engineers, Australia
2017
Award - Honorary Bragg Member, Royal Institution of Australia
2018 -
Award - Fellow, Australian Academy of Science

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