Veena Sahajwalla

Veena Sahajwalla

Waste has got a bad reputation. But when we hold our noses as we scuttle past the bin, we are passing by a world of opportunities. In material science, the idea of a used can, a discarded tyre or a smashed iPhone is a gateway to an untapped world of new products.

UNSW Winners of the 2022 Eureka Prize Awards

Scientia Professor Veena Sahajwalla, Professor Raina MacIntyre, The Environment Recovery Project and researchers from the Garvan Institute of Medical Research have all received prestigious 2022 Eureka Prize awards.

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Six UNSW Sydney projects chosen as finalists for Australia’s leading science awards.

Young child showing vision by strapping on a pair of wings, reaching for the sky.

From tech startups to platforms that make healthcare more accessible, UNSW alumni, students and staff feature as some of the movers and shakers in this year’s ‘Innovators 2022’ list.

UNSW Kensington campus

A recycling and clean energy initiative, led by UNSW Sydney in partnership with the University of Newcastle, has been endorsed to assist the country’s economic recovery under the Trailblazer Universities Program.

UNSW Kensington campus

UNSW's ranking continues its rise in the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings, which measure an institution's research, outreach and stewardship against UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Turtle entangled in ghost net

A joint report by environmental not-for-profit organisation TierraMar and the UNSW SMaRT Centre outlines solutions for the fight against discarded ‘ghost’ nets and other fishing marine debris in northern Australia.

NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet presents Veena Sahajwalla with her award

UNSW Sydney scientist, engineer and inventor has been recognised for her pioneering research into waste, turning it into a new generation of green materials and products.

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UNSW Sydney celebrates 10 finalists in the ‘Oscars of science’.

kitchen splashback and island bench front made from green ceramics

A new display apartment shows how recycling techniques developed at UNSW Sydney could change the way we build our homes.

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