Research Team


Associate Professor Tayyab Maqsood

Research Group Leader

RMIT University

َAssoc/Prof. Tayyab Maqsood has been involved in the research related to C&D waste management for over 10 years. His research explores the issues of C&D waste management from a regulatory perspective as well as technical, economic, and financial perspective. He is leading the C&D waste management research group at RMIT  and is a founder of Australia's first National Construction and Demolition Waste Research and Industry Portal. He is a strong proponent of the Circular economy or cradle to cradle approach. He is also Associate Dean at RMIT.


Professor Peter SP Wong

RMIT University

Professor Wong is the Associate Dean of the School of PCPM. As at 2018 he has more than 80 publications and was awarded over AUD$1.5 Million research grants. Professor Wong is a chartered construction manager and a chartered quantity surveyor with solid industry experience. His knowledge and experience particularly in organisational and operational management in construction will provide a fundamental basis for effective operation of this activity.

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Dr Salman Shooshtarian

Research Fellow

RMIT University

Dr Salman Shooshtarian received his PhD in the area of Built Environment from RMIT University in 2017. He is an active researcher in the fields of sustainability, environment, construction health and safety and urban ecosystem. He has published several books, journal articles and conference papers in these areas. He has experience in designing and performing empirical research projects (quantitative and qualitative) and has established collaboration with different research teams in several research projects. Salman is currently a member of the WMRAA's Victoria Waste Educator working group. 


Associate Professor Malik Khalfan

RMIT University

Dr Khalfan is an Associate Professor in the School of Property, Construction and Project Management. Malik is an expert in the area of supply chain and his knowledge and experience can help develop a market in which currently inadequate supply chain in recovery of C & D waste management. In 2012-2014 he was a co-leader a project on developing a supply chain framework for waste minimisation for the residential sector that was funded by Sustainability Victoria


Dr Rebecca J. Yang

RMIT University

Dr Rebecca Yang is a scholar of building, construction and social practice who undertakes pure and applied research that can provide innovative solutions to the industry by integrating theories with cutting-edge technologies. Her expertise in stakeholder analysis and life cycle assessment is central to successful delivering of this activity’s objective.