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Research Fellow and Project Development Manager, Cities Research Institute, Griffith University

Dr Savindi Caldera is a Research Fellow in the Cities Research institute, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia. Savindi’s research serves to transform manufacturing practices, creating innovative lean and green strategies that enable businesses to operate in ways that are good for both the planet and people. As a sustainability researcher she investigates the techniques of cleaner production that position sustainability in organisational processes to drive innovation, engagement and resilience. She completed her PhD in Environmental Engineering (Lean and green thinking) at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and received the 2019 QUT Siganto Foundation Medal for demonstrating excellence in engineering-related doctoral research.

Over the last decade, Savindi has been collaborating nationally and internationally to build capacity for lean and green thinking, resource efficiency and cleaner production. She has led several research projects on business sustainability, circular economy and waste management and collaborated with industry partners such as Rocky Point, City of Gold Coast and Sustainable Built Environment National Research Centre (SBEnrc). She is a member of the Griffith University Sustainability Committee (Aviation Emissions Reduction Working Group) and Australasian Association of Engineering Education (AAEE).


  • –present
    Research Fellow (Sustainability and Environmental Engineering) , Griffith University


  • 2018 
    Queensland University of Technology , PhD (Sustainability and Environmental Engineering)