Dr Maroufi’s field of research is high temperature metallurgical processes andiron-steel making to develop new science and technology for the recycling ofwaste. From these new processes have come extraordinary developments inproducing a new generation of green materials, products and resources madeentirely, or primarily of waste. SMaRT was founded in 2008 at UNSW by ScientiaProfessor Veena Sahajwalla, best known for her Green Steel invention.Samane Maroufi has been very successful in attracting grants to support herresearch in this critical area. In 2020, she and Veena received $100,000 fortheir research program Microrecyclingof battery and consumer wastes, and later in the same yearattracted a grant of $3,317,500 in further support of this exciting project. In2021, she was awarded the Honour of Fellow of the Higher Education Academy(FEHA).