A/Prof Sami Kara
School of Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering, UNSW, Australia
Associate 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 Research and the Head of Manufacturing Engineering in the School of Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering. He is the founder and academic-in-charge of Life Cycle Engineering Research Group in the University of New South Wales (LCE@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).
Associate Professor Kara together with Prof Christoph Herrmann, is the joint-director of the German-Australian Research Group (JGARG) on "Sustainable Manufacturing and Life Cycle Management".