World-leading Research Focus

University of Sydney researchers will partner with researchers from other universities and research organisations, including those from the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS).

The research will focus on applying advanced process intensification principles to deliver portable, scalable manufacturing solutions and technologies to waste transformation in order to add value to products derived from waste.
It will centre on the following four themes:

  • Waste water
  • Organics and municipal solid waste
  • Industrial waste
  • e-Waste

Multidisciplinary expertise

Waste transformation requires a multidisciplinary approach. The Waste Transformation Research Hub will draw on the expertise of University of Sydney researchers in the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, the School of Mechanical Engineering, the School of Chemistry, the School of Physics, the Faculty of Agriculture and Environment, the Business School and the Sydney Environment Institute. Contributions from other faculties, schools and centres, including the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and the School of psychology, are also expected.

Expertise will also be drawn from UTS’s Institute for Sustainable Futures, and from other organisations including CSIRO, Environmental Protection agency, Bioenergy Australia and the Australian Waste Management Association.