IWWG - International Waste Working Group is a non-profit association that aims to provide a forum to encourage economic and ecological waste management world-wide and to promote scientific advancement in the field

William Clarke

The University of Queensland (AU)


Why I joined IWWG

I joined the IWWG to learn from leaders in waste management research and innovation and to stay abreast of developments in policies, technologies and emerging issues from all over the world. Like minded, positive people at IWWG events always make me think we can make a difference and achieve a sustainable future.


2011 - present

The University of Queensland (AU)


• 2011 - 2016: Director of the Centre of Solid Waste Bioprocessing, UQ
• 2022 - present: Director, Teaching and Learning, School of Civil Engineering
• 2008 - 2013: Associate Editor, Waste Management, Elsevier

1994 - 2011

The University of Queensland (AU)

Lecturer / Senior Lecturer / Associate Professor

1993 - 1994

Woodward-Clyde (AU)

Environmental Engineering consultant

Main research interest

Fermentation and digestion of solid organic waste;
Landfill biodegradation processes;
Biodegradation of bioplastics.

Most relevant projects

• End of life options for hygiene products
• Assessing the biodegradability of bioplastics
• Anaerobic digestion of mixed food and garden waste


66 journal publications, H-Index = 25 (Web of Science), >70 conference papers.

Awards / Other

“Top Reviewer Award” for Waste Management, Elsevier, 2019-20, 2020-21


e-mail: william.clarke@uq.edu.au
phone: +61 413 183 411