Veena Sahajwalla

16 May 2012 –Scientist and engineer, Professor Veena Sahajwalla, who invented a process of recycling plastics and rubber tyres in steelmaking to reduce greenhouse gas in the industry, has been appointed to The Climate Commission.

Professor Sahajwalla is associate dean (strategic industry relations), faculty of science, and director, of the centre for sustainable materials research and technology, at the University of New South Wales.

She received the 2011 National Nokia Business Innovation Award at the Telstra Business Women’s Awards.

She replaces Dr Susannah Eliott, who has left because of professional commitments with the Australian Science Media Centre.