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Dr Trinchi is the leader of CSIRO's Active Materials Team and the Materials Upcycling and Sustainability Exploration Labs, which develops advanced, multi-functional and nanostructured materials. These are being deployed to solve key challenges in national priority areas, including: environmentally friendly processes for upcycling problematic waste streams; advanced chemical sensor technologies; and for embedding functionality into additive manufactured (3D printed) parts such as unique identifiers, structural enhancements, biocompatibility and sensors. With over 100 scientific publications, he is recognised internationally as an expert in functional materials and sensor technology.

Current Roles

  • Team Leader - Active Materials
    CSIRO Manufacturing

Achievements and Awards

  • 2018-2018

    Winner EUREKA International Innovation & Entrepreneurship Competition
    EUREKA International

  • 2015-2018

    Julius Career Award


  • 2024-2027

    Round Like A Record: Vinyl & The Circular Economy; Department of Industry; Cooperative Research Centres Projects (CRC-P)

  • 2023-2024

    High throughput catalysis testing for waste plastic upcycling; Sustainability Victoria; Waste to Energy Fund

  • 2022-2025

    Circular economy for upcycling waste polystyrene into high-valued chemicals; Department of Industry; Cooperative Research Centres Projects (CRC-P)

Community and Corporate Citizenship

  • 2024-2024

    Organizer and Co-Chair: Materials Upcycling and Sustainability Exploration Workshop

  • 2024-2024

    Science Working Group and Session Chair: CSIRO Ending Plastic Waste Symposium

  • 2022-2022

    Organising Committee of CSIRO's Cutting Edge and Engineering Symposium "Self-assembly meets additive for durable supply chains and transformative manufacturing"

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