The Centre for Sustainable Materials Research and Technology (SMaRT@UNSW) brings together researchers from the discipline areas of Science, Engineering and design to work with industry on the development of innovative, sustainable materials and manufacturing processes.
Achieving sustainability targets set by industry has created a need for commercially relevant and globally significant R&D. The SMaRT Centre works with industry partners to develop the fundamental and applied science underlying sustainable materials and technologies.
SMaRT brings together the distinctive research capabilities of UNSW’s academics and a track record of delivering research and technology suitable for rapid implementation.
Goals of the Centre
The overall aim of the Centre is to develop innovative, sustainable materials and processes through world-class research collaboration with industry and research partners, with strong emphasis on environmental and economic benefits.
- To lead scientific and engineering advances in sustainability of materials and associated technologies and to strengthen links with local and international institutions and industries for research into developing sustainable materials and associated technologies through ARC Industrial Transformation Research Hub – Transforming Waste Directly in Cost-effective Green Manufacturing, ARC Linkage Grants, ARC Discovery Grants, Industry Funds, and visiting researchers
- To deliver the science that will underpin the reduction of the environmental impact, and enhance community benefits associated with materials-related industries and technologies by developing novel and innovative materials and processes
- To facilitate rapid transfer of technology by addressing the scientific and engineering barriers to technologies for transforming industry
- To collaborate with industries to apply the research strengths of UNSW to enhance sustainable development