On this page you will find information on the PhD students currently working with the WfW Cluster on P1, P2 and P3. If you are interested in completing a Masters or PhD with the Wealth from Waste Cluster please identify which program (1, 2, 3 or 4) relates most to your research interests and contact the appropriate program leaders.  Alternatively you can contact wealthfromwaste@uts.edu.au



Eléonore Lèbre
University of Queensland
Eléonore Lèbre joined CSRM in July 2014 as a PhD student. Her thesis was undertaken in the field of industrial ecology related to minerals and metals recycling. This research project focuses on the connections between the non-technical and technical aspects of complex materials and manufacturing recycling. Full PhD Profile

Mohammad Al Hossaini Shuva
Swinburne University of Technology
I received my bachelor and master degrees from Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology (BUET), Dhaka, Bangladesh in Materials and Metallurgical Engineering. My masters’ research was on the recovery of valuable metals from spent Li-ion batteries using hydrometallurgy route. Full PhD Profile

Muhamad Firdaus
Swinburne University of Technology
I am a Ph.D. candidate in Mechanical Engineering with a specialization/concentration in critical metal recycling at the Swinburne University of Technology. My work focuses on the recovery of rare earth elements from permanent magnets. More specifically, to examines the behaviour of Nd based permanent magnet in high temperature recycling process. Full PhD Profile



Kaye Follett
Monash University
Prior to commencing her PhD, Kaye’s career involved roles in community engagement and education, policy analysis, implementation of natural resource management strategies, land-use planning and quasi research activities across local, state and Commonwealth governments over a 17 year period. Kaye’s bachelor studies at the Australian National University included majors in environmental science and sociology, with a sub major in economic history. Kaye’s honours research evaluated land and water salinity management plans in the Shepparton Irrigation area in Northern Victoria. Full PhD Profile

Tim Werner
Monash University
Tim's holds bachelor degrees in the fields of environmental engineering (sustainable chemical processing) and science (geographical) from Monash University. His honours research focused on the process design and industrial ecology of a bio-plastics production facility for Gippsland. Tim has separately worked as a sustainability officer and consultant, performing research on energy efficient appliances and climate change adaptation strategies for local councils. His current research aims to determine the amount of specialty metals in mine wastes and electronic wastes, and model the effects of extracting from these sources in future. Full PhD Profile



Simon Wright
University of Technology, Sydney
Simon joined UTS on April 1 2014 as a PhD student on the Wealth from Waste Cluster, a 3-year research program funded primarily by the CSIRO that aims to identify viable options for the recycling of metals from existing products in Australia. Simon's PhD research is analysing the role of networks in generating and diffusing innovation across industrial ecology clusters. Of particular interest is how different approaches to industrial ecology may impact the forms of the network and hence the type and rate of innovation across the cluster. Full PhD Profile

Jacob Fry
University of Sydney and University of Technology, Sydney
Jacob Fry began his PhD in 2013 and is supervised by Professor Manfred Lenzen from the University of Sydney and Associate Professor Damien Giurco from the ISF. His research focuses on tracing the flow of waste products through the Australian economy. This research is done in collaboration with the Industrial Ecology Virtual Laboratory and Wealth from Waste projects. Full PhD Profile