Engineers Australia event

On 8 April 2022, Hub Leader Prof Veena will deliver a keynote speech to an Engineers Australia event in Newcastle talking about the importance of creating more sustainable communities and better waste management.

She will highlight the role and purpose of the new national Hub and some of the activities and innovations likely to be undertaken to achieve sustainable communities.

Event website and registration

Event host information:

Newcastle Division President, Pierre Gouhier invites you to an evening of celebration at the Sally Chapman Memorial Dinner. Join Engineers Australia Newcastle as we recognise and celebrate the Newcastle Young Engineer of the Year and Professional Engineer of the Year for 2021 and also our latest Fellow and EngExec recipients. The evening will incorporate a presentation by Scientia Professor Veena Sahajwalla, 2022 NSW Australian of the Year, Director Centre for Sustainable Materials Research & Technology, UNSW. Event includes a three-course meal & drinks.

We look forward to celebrating with you.

Sally Chapman Memorial

Sally Chapman was a much respected and admired Executive Director of the Newcastle Division of Engineers Australia and, after nearly 27 years became the longest serving staff member in the history of the organisation. Sadly, Sally passed away on 31 May 2009 but her legacy lives on and we are proud to formally remember her, and her enormous contribution, at the Sally Chapman Memorial Dinner.


Scientia Prof Veena Sahajwalla

2022 NSW Australian of the Year,

Director Centre for Sustainable Materials Research & Technology, UNSW

Professor Veena Sahajwalla is an internationally recognised materials scientist, engineer, and inventor revolutionising recycling science. She is renowned for pioneering the high temperature transformation of waste in the production of a new generation of ‘green materials’ at the UNSW Sustainable Materials Research and Technology (SMaRT) Centre, where she is Founding Director. Professor Veena is the inventor of polymer injection technology, known as green steel, an eco-friendly process for using recycled tyres in steel production.

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