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Professor Michele John

Michele Rosano

Professor Michele John (B.Ec, MBus, PhD) is the Director of the Sustainable Engineering Group (SEG) at Curtin University, Perth Western Australia.

Michele is a resource economist with particular research interests in life cycle assessment, environmental economics and resource efficiency. Her focus at SEG is in the development of applied sustainable engineering research and the extension of sustainable engineering education.

2019 Research

  • Use of 3D processes in sustainable manufacturing
  • Eco-efficiency of electric vehicles in WA
  • Use of waste products in construction materials
  • Block chain technology to improve agricultural industry sustainability
  • Renewable energy integration and public policy implications
  • Reducing Urban Heat Island effects from building and construction materials
  • Development of ‘cool pavement materials’ under climatic change
  • Sustainability assessment of waste management technologies
  • Review of core sustainability concepts in engineering and science education
  • Corporate governance models for enhanced sustainability management
  • Assessing the sustainability benefits in re-manufacturing
  • Enhancing construction durability and service life
  • Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) for concrete manufacture


Sustainable Engineering Group

Curtin University

GPO Box U1987

Perth Western Australia 6845


Building 204, Room 519

Hayman Road


Perth, WA

Tel: +61 8 9266 4240

Fax: +61 8 9266 4811