With UNSW Sydney, learning doesn’t stop at graduation.

Learn@Lunch is a fast, easy-to-digest, one-hour session that offers alumni the exclusive opportunity to foster lifelong learning.

Whether it’s new discoveries in neuroscience, innovative methods for managing bushfires, or the next generation of artificial intelligence, the series features a wide breadth of significant research insights sure to feed your mind. 

2019 Program

Wed 10 Apr    Associate Professor Hank Haeusler
                        Artificial Intelligence

Wed 8 May     Scientia Professor Henry Brodaty          

Wed 12 Jun    Professor Pasi Sahlberg
                      Gonski Institute

Thurs 18 Jul   Professor Louise Chappell                        
                        The Australian Human Rights Institute

Wed 14 Aug    Scientia Professor Veena Sahajwalla                  Registrations now open!  
                        Sustainable Materials

Wed 11 Sep    Professor Carole Comerton-Forde
                        Modern Securities Markets

Wed 9 Oct      Professor Travis Waller
                       Transport Innovation

Wed 13 Nov   Associate Professor Jason Sharples

Wed 4 Dec     Professor Mari Velonaki   
                       Designing Social Robots

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Next Learn@Lunch Event

Microfactories: Our secret weapon in the War on Waste

As images of rising landfills and environmental devastation dominate our news feeds, society is officially awake to the impact that waste is having on our planet.

While keep cups and reusable grocery bags have become common totems of progress, Scientia Professor Veena Sahajwalla is leading her own quiet revolution against waste, with incredible results.

Under her leadership, the dynamic team at the UNSW Centre for Sustainable Materials Research and Technology (SMaRT) aims to eliminate the concept of ‘waste’ through bold new Microfactory TM recycling capabilities.

At our next Learn@Lunch session, ‘waste trailblazer’ and materials scientist, Professor Sahajwalla, will explain how an unwanted shirt, coffee grounds and other common waste items can be transformed into sustainable building materials.

Meanwhile, her process for developing ‘green steel’ has diverted millions of old tyres from landfills. Through exploring this ground-breaking work, Professor Sahajwalla’s presentation will unpack how such initiatives are crucial to help create a circular economy where materials are kept in use for as long as possible, to create a more sustainable society.


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For all Learn@Lunch enquiries, please contact alumnievents@unsw.edu.au.