Griffith University’s Head of Environmental Engineering, Dr Sunil Herat, has been appointed Associate Editor of the world-leading journal Waste Management & Research.

Published on behalf of the International Solid Waste Association, its topics include wastes, processes and technologies, management systems and tools, policy and regulatory frameworks and sustainable waste management designs, operations, policies and practices.

Dr Herat will serve as Associate Editor until June 2016 and brings considerable international expertise to the role, particularly in the field of electronic waste (E-waste).

As well as presenting workshops throughout the world, Dr Herat has provided training in municipal solid waste management, hazardous waste management and cleaner production and eco-efficiency.

He maintains a special interest in developing and emerging nations and this is reflected in his work with the United Nations Regional 3R (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) Forum for Asia, a global panel of experts.

Griffith University has a strong connection with the UN, including as Sub-Regional Secretariat of the International Partnership for Expanding Waste Management Services of Local Authorities (IPLA), which disseminates information and promotes research in waste management and sustainable environments.

Dr Herat says he is enjoying his new role with Waste Management & Research.

“The journal is one of the three premier waste management publications in the world and I believe my appointment is good for Griffith University’s already impressive reputation in the field,” he says.

“Working on the journal is something different for me and involves receiving papers, seeking experts to review submissions, taking their feedback and analysing content before coming to a decision on acceptance for publication.

“I hope my time as Associate Editor helps to further awareness of the importance of sound waste management practice and research.”