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Researchers

Professor Sami Kara

Professor Kara is an engineer with a PhD in manufacturing. He has a professional background of 20 years in industry, research and tertiary education, including several engineering and management positions in manufacturing companies in Australia and around the world. In 1999 he has joined the University of New South Wales with research interests in sustainable manufacturing, sustainable product development and Life Cycle Engineering. Since then, he has successfully completed more than 12 large projects, mainly industry-driven in the area of Reuse and Recycling of products, Energy and Eco-efficiency of product and processes, Life Cycle Assessment and Costing with various applications such as nanotechnologies, composite materials and aircraft components.

He is currently the Director of Postgraduate Research, Faculty of Engineering. He is the founder and academic-in-charge of Life Cycle Engineering Research Group in the University of New South Wales - LCE@UNSW (now changed to Sustainable Manufacturing and Life Cycle Engineering Research Group - SMLCE@UNSW). He is the technical leader and the member of Scientific Advisory Committee of Cooperative Research Centre for Advance Manufacturing (AMCRC). He is also a member of Institute of Engineers Australia and the fellow of the International Academy of Production Engineering (CIRP).

Prof Kara together with Prof Christoph Herrmann, is the joint-director of the German-Australian Research Group (JGARG) on "Sustainable Manufacturing and Life Cycle Management".

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E-mail: s.kara@unsw.edu.au

Dr. Suphunnika Ibbotson (Manmek)
Dr Ibbotson is a Research Associate at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in the School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering. She received a Master of Science in mechanical engineering from the Imperial College London and a PhD in Manufacturing Engineering from the UNSW. She has been involved in company/institution projects. In her academic career, she was a lecturer and a Programme Director for a Master of Engineering in Manufacturing Management at Mahanakorn University Technology in Thailand. Her expertise and research interests are Life Cycle Assessment, Life Cycle Costing and Design for Environment as well as sustainable manufacturing and management.
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E-mail: suphunnika@unsw.edu.au

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Dr. Wen Li

Dr. Li is a postdoctoral fellow at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in the school of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering. He received a Master of Engineering Science and a PhD in Manufacturing Engineering and Management from UNSW. He has been involved in company/institution projects. In addition, he is an active member in the Joint German-Australian Research Group (JGARG) ‘Sustainable Manufacturing and Life Cycle Engineering’. His expertise and research interests are Energy and Eco-efficiency, Sustainability in Manufacturing, Cleaner Production, and Life Cycle Assessment.

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E-mail: wen.li@unsw.edu.au

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PhD Researchers

LCE

Scott Ibbotson 
PhD student
Project: Life Cycle Design for Energy Efficiency
E-mail: s.ibbotson@student.unsw.edu.au

Wei Lau
PhD student
Project: Heat and Mass Transfer Simulation of a Steam Sterilisation Process in an Industrial Autoclave
E-mail: wei.lau@unsw.edu.au

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Smaeil Mousavi
PhD student
Project: Energy and Utility Flow Modelling in Manufacturing
E-mail: S.Mousavi@outlook.com

Wei-Hua Chen
PhD student
Project: Learning and Reasoning in the Robotic Disassembly of EOL Electronics
E-mail: wei-hua@student.unsw.edu.au

LCE

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Samira Alvandi
PhD student
Project: Development of Environmental Value Stream Model for Assessing Sustainability in Manufacturing
E-mail: samira.alvandi@student.unsw.edu.au

Rasel Mahamud
PhD student
Project: Exergy Analysis and Energy Rating of Factories
E-mail: r.mahamud@student.unsw.edu.au

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Peng Wang
PhD student
Project: Material Efficiency of Critical Engineering Materials
E-mail: peng.wang5@student.unsw.edu.au

Shiva Abdoli
PhD student
Project: General Methodology for Warehouse Design
E-mail: s.abdoli@student.unsw.edu.au

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Georg Bienert
PhD student
Project: Generic Modelling for optimization of supply chains
E-mail: g.bienert@student.unsw.edu.au

Ashley Thornton
PhD student
Project: Energy Control and Forecasting Systems for Manufacturing Plants
E-mail: ashley.thornton@student.unsw.edu.au

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Master Degree Students

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Lutz Guenther
Masters Exchange Student
Project: Methodology for Automated Disassembly System Design
E-mail: Lutz.Guenther@outlook.de

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Honour Thesis Students

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Visiting Researchers

Emeritus Professor Hartmut Kaebernick

Emeritus Professor Hartmut Kaebernick
Emeritus Professor Kaebernick is a mechanical engineer with degrees from the Technical University of Berlin in Germany leading to the Doctor of Engineering in manufacturing. He has a professional background of over 30 years in industry, research and tertiary education, including several engineering and management positions in manufacturing companies and a professorship for production engineering at the University of Hamburg. In 1986, he moved to Australia to head the CSIRO Division of Manufacturing Technology's Sydney Laboratory with growing research activities in assembly automation and industrial lasers. From 1991 to 2008, he held the position of Professor of Manufacturing Engineering in the School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering at the University of New South Wales. He was the head of school from 2003 to 2008. Currently he is an emeritus professor and visiting resercher in the Life Cycle Engineering research group. His areas of interest include rapid prototyping, concurrent engineering, ecologically sustainable manufacturing, laser cutting, automation, robotics, and cellular manufacturing.
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E-mail: h.kaebernick@unsw.edu.au


Joint German-Australian Research Group

Prof. Dr.-Ing. C. Herrmann
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Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christoph Herrmann is university professor for Sustainable Manufacturing & Life Cycle Engineering and co-director of IWF, Institute of Machine Tools and Production Technology, Technische Universität Braunschweig. Prof. Herrmann has studied mechanical engineering / production engineering. He was research assistant at IFH (Institute of Production Automation and Handling Technology) and IWF. After his doctor degree (Dr.-Ing.) in 2003 he habilitated in production engineering in 2008 and was appointed associate professor (apl. Prof.) in 2011. As a company’s founder (2002 - 2007) he has transferred tools and services to support design for environment into the electric/electronic and automotive industry. From 2005 to 2008 he was also scientific director of KERP Center of Excellence Environment & Electronics, Vienna. From August 2009 to February 2013 he was scientific director and member of the NFF (Niedersächsisches Forschungszentrum Fahrzeugtechnik / Automotive Research Center Lower Saxony), Germany. In 2011 Prof. Herrmann’s team together with colleagues from Fraunhofer and industry partners has won the German Resource Efficiency Award from the Federal M! inistry of Economics and Technology, Germany. Professor Herrmann has conducted various industry and research projects in the context of life cycle engineering and sustainable manufacturing on national and international level. He was chairman of the international conference series Eco-X in 2005 and 2007 in Vienna and chairman of the 18th CIRP Conference on Life Cycle Engineering held in Braunschweig in 2011. He has published more than 200 papers and book publications as author, co-other and editor.

E-mail: c.herrmann@tu-braunschweig.de

Dr.-Ing. Sebastian Thiede
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Sustainable Manufacturing and Life Cycle Engineering Research Group, Institute of Machine Tools and Production Technology (IWF), TU Braunschweig

E-mail: S.Thiede@tu-braunschweig.de

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Dr.-Ing. Dipl.-Geoökol. Tina Dettmer
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Product- and Life-Cycle-Management Research Group, Institute of Machine Tools and Production Technology (IWF), TU Braunschweig

E-mail: T.Dettmer@tu-braunschweig.de

Dipl.-Wirtsch.-Ing. & Ingénieur diplômé Patricia Egede

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Sustainable Manufacturing and Life Cycle Engineering, Institute of Machine Tools and Production Technology (IWF), TU Braunschweig
E-mail: p.egede@tu-braunschweig.de

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