New ARC Laureate Fellow Veena Sahajwalla

8 October 2014

Scientia Professor Veena Sahajwalla has been awarded the Australian Research Council's most prestigious fellowship - a Georgina Sweet Australian Laureate Fellowship.

Veena is the Director of the Centre for Sustainable Materials Research and Technology (SMaRT) and is a current ARC Future Fellow. Her Fellowship will allow her to work on transforming toxic electronic waste (e-waste) into value-added metals and alloys - simulataneously segregating hazardous constituents and preventing the generation of harmful emissions during processing.

This is an exceptionally prestigious award, with only 16 awarded across Australia and just 2 of those to UNSW. We congratulate Veena on a truly outstanding achievement.