Responding to an invitation from Robyn Schuck, UNSW Sydney’s Head of Government Relations, Ms Robyn Preston MP, Parliamentary Secretary for Science, Innovation and Technology and Member for Hawkesbury, NSW, paid a visit to the UNSW’s Randwick campus on 29 August.
The visit was organised to highlight UNSW’s strengths in
- electricity grid transformation, as shown by the research output of the UNSW Digital Grid Futures Institute;
- recycling and waste management, as evidenced by the work of the Centre for Sustainable Materials Research and Technology (SMaRT); and
- food science research, demonstrated through several successful collaborations between UNSW researchers and industry partners under the Future Food Systems CRC.
As part of Ms Preston’s campus tour, she stopped in at Future Food Systems CRC HQ in UNSW’s Hilmer Building and talked with Cordelia Selomulya, Professor of Food & Health in UNSW’s School of Chemical Engineering and the Future Food Systems CRC’s Research & Commercialisation Director, and with CRC Interim CEO Richard Norton.
Ms Preston also spent time with Professor Scott Kable, UNSW Dean of Science; School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications Professor and Director of the UNSW Digital Grid Futures Institute, John Fletcher; and Anirban Ghose, Head of Microfactories, Sustainable Materials Research & Technology.
Lead image: Richard Norton and Prof. Cordelia Selomulya show Ms Robyn Preston, MP (right), some of the capabilities of the CRC’s largest partner university, UNSW Sydney, on Ms Preston’s visit to UNSW’s Randwick campus on 29 August 2022. Credit: Future Food Systems CRC