Sustainability is at the core of our philosophy and our researchers are developing the technologies to revolutionise energy use and usher in the circular economy. These research areas include:

The core aims of the SMaRT Centre are to develop novel research for sustainable materials and manufacturing processes, build industry partnerships to activate research for real world impact, and to disseminate green materials and manufacturing technologies that benefit industries, local communities, and enhance sustainable economic growth internationally.

FLEET addresses a grand challenge: reducing the energy used in information technology, which now accounts for 8% of the electricity use on Earth, and is doubling every 10 years.

Hilmer Building

In 2015 the new home of the School of Materials Science and Engineering was created in the Hilmer Building. This new building features a range of sustainable design features including louvres which orient in accordance to the direction of the sun and glazing and insulation which reduce the need for air conditioning.




You can find out more about the ground breaking sustainability record of UNSW, including our divestment from fossil fuels and and 100% renewable energy powered operations at our UNSW Sustainability.