Researcher

Dr Claudia Alejandra Echeverria Encina

Keywords

Fields of Research (FoR)

Biomaterials, Composite and Hybrid Materials, Nanomaterials

Biography

Academic | Researcher | Inventor | Entrepreneur 

Postdoctoral fellow at Centre for Advanced Solid and Liquid-based Electronics and Optics (CASLEO), Engineering UNSW, Sydney (2021).
Researcher/Inventor at Centre for Sustainable Materials Research and Technology, SMART UNSW and SMART Green Microfactory, Sydney (2015-2019).
Casual Academic, Master of Sustainable Development, School of Architecture, Faculty of Built Environment UNSW, Sydney...view more

Academic | Researcher | Inventor | Entrepreneur 

Postdoctoral fellow at Centre for Advanced Solid and Liquid-based Electronics and Optics (CASLEO), Engineering UNSW, Sydney (2021).
Researcher/Inventor at Centre for Sustainable Materials Research and Technology, SMART UNSW and SMART Green Microfactory, Sydney (2015-2019).
Casual Academic, Master of Sustainable Development, School of Architecture, Faculty of Built Environment UNSW, Sydney (2016-2019).

Dr. Echeverria is a PhD in Materials Science and Engineering at UNSW Sydney. The objective of her work at UNSW has been the development of multi-scale green solutions through R&D interdisciplinary approach integrating Science, Engineering, and Built Environment. Her work in materials innovation, prototyping and development is based on multiple synthesis methods at low and high temperatures, targeting novel solutions to complex issues of major concern, such as env. pollution, noise control, flood control, waste resource recovery, materials toxicity, and biodegradation. The highlight of her doctoral studies was the transfer of complex heterogeneous wastes ─polymers, bioceramics, and green wastes─  into resources for high-end applications; including multi-phase hybrid systems for building applications, novel synergistic green fire-retardant additives, biomorphic 1D Nanoceramics, and high surface area polymer-derived carbons and biocarbons. As a scholar, she is committed to excellence, cross-faculty collaboration, and multi-sector engagement to continue the advancement of materials innovation under a circular economy scheme.

Currently, Dr. Echeverria is a Postdoctoral fellow at the Centre for Advanced Solid and Liquid-based Electronics and Optics (CASLEO) as part of LM Plus team working in CO2 capture and conversion into carbonaceous solid Nanomaterials via LM-based technology. More information https://lmplus.com.au/


My Qualifications

2019   Doctor of Philosophy in Materials Science and Engineering.
           School of Materials Science and Engineering. Faculty of Science, UNSW Sydney, Australia.
           Thesis: ‘Multifunctional hybrid materials from end-of-life polymers heterogeneous mixtures with organic and inorganic constituents
    
 2005   Architect Licensure. Distinction. GDLA. Maximum Distinction. 
            Faculty of Architecture, Design and Urban Studies. Pontifical Catholic University of Chile. Santiago, Chile. 
            Final project and thesis subject: ‘Territory, Water, and Architecture’.

2003    Bachelor of Architecture.                        
            Faculty of Architecture, Design and Urban Studies. Pontifical Catholic University of Chile. Santiago, Chile
 


My Research Activities

Sustainability| Circular Economy & Innovation│Multifunctional green materials
 

 

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Location

Centre for Advanced Solid and Liquid based Electronics and Optics (CASLEO), School of Chemical Engineering
Level 5, Science and Engineering Building (SEB) (E8)


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