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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 analysis, sustainability impact assessment, the renewable energy transition, industrial symbiosis, sustainable development and eco-efficiency. Her leadership of SEG is focused on the development of applied sustainable engineering research and the extension of sustainable engineering education.

2020 Research

  • Use of 3D processes to aid sustainable manufacturing outcomes
  • The use of block chain technology to improve sustainability performance in the agricultural industry and agricultural supply chain
  • Complex systems modelling of renewable energy integration into the grid and public policy implications
  • Reducing urban heat island effects associated with pavement design and building construction
  • Use of incineration waste products in construction materials
  • Eco-efficiency comparison of current waste management technologies
  • Review of core sustainability concepts in sustainability education
  • Life cycle assessment of waste management technologies
  • The value of industrial symbiosis in adding value to industrial development and sustainability performance

The Future Of Podcast

Listen to the latest podcast episode on The Future Of Sustainable Engineering featuring Professor Michele John and Associate Professor Wahidul Biswas.


If you are interested in spending some time in research collaboration at SEG, please contact Professor Michele John.

Sustainable Engineering Group

Curtin University
GPO Box U1987
Perth Western Australia 6845


Building 204, Room 519
Hayman Road
Bentley, Perth, WA

Tel: +61 8 9266 4240
Fax: +61 8 9266 4811