Joint German-Australian Research Group Sustainable Manufacturing and Life Cycle Engineering
BraunschweigTechnische Universiät BraunschweigUNSW Australiasidney

Selected Publications

Eco-efficiency of Grinding Processes and Systems

Winter, Marius (2016)
Eco-efficiency of Grinding Processes and Systems
Springer Verlag

Towards Energy Transparent Factories

Posselt, Gerrit (2016)
Towards Energy Transparent Factories
Springer Verlag

Energy and Resource Efficiency in Aluminium Die Casting

Heinemann, Tim (2016)
Energy and Resource Efficiency in Aluminium Die Casting
Springer Verlag

Disassembly Automation

Vongbunyong, S., Chen, Wei Hua (2015)
Disassembly Automation
Springer Verlag

Efficiency of Manufacturing Processes

Li, W. (2015)
Efficiency of Manufacturing Processes
Springer Verlag

Transition towards Energy Efficient Machine Tools

Zein, A. (2013)
Transition towards Energy Efficient Machine Tools
Springer Verlag

Energy Efficiency in Manufacturing Systems

Thiede, S. (2012)
Energy Efficiency in Manufacturing Systems
Springer Verlag

Managing Green Business Model Transformations

Sommer, A. (2012)
Managing Green Business Model Transformations
Springer Verlag

Sustainability of surgical instruments

Dettmer, T.; Ibbotson, S.; Kara, S.; Herrmann, C. (2012)
Sustainability of surgical instruments
JGARG Review, Issue I/2012

Journals, Conferences, Working Papers

Hauschild, M. Z., Herrmann, C., & Kara, S. (2017). An Integrated Framework for Life Cycle Engineering. Procedia CIRP, 61, 2-9.

Li, W., Alvandi, S., Kara, S., Thiede, S., & Herrmann, C. (2016). Sustainability Cockpit: An integrated tool for continuous assessment and improvement of sustainability in manufacturing. CIRP Annals-manufacturing technology, 65(1), 5-8.

Alvandi, S., Li, W., Schönemann, M., Kara, S., & Herrmann, C. (2016). Economic and environmental value stream map (E2VSM) simulation for multi-product manufacturing systems. International journal of sustainable engineering, 9(6), 354-362.

Mousavi, S., Thiede, S., Li, W., Kara, S., & Herrmann, C. (2016). An integrated approach for improving energy efficiency of manufacturing process chains. International Journal of Sustainable Engineering, 9(1), 11-24.

Winter, M., Ibbotson, S., Kara, S., & Herrmann, C. (2015). Life cycle assessment of cubic boron nitride grinding wheels. Journal of Cleaner Production, 107, 707-721.

Dettmer, T., Ibbotson, S., Öhlschläger, G., Herrmann, C., & Kara, S. (2015). Technical applications of Jatropha oil—environmental effectiveness of renewable resources. The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment, 20(10), 1376-1386.

Egede, P.; Dettmer, T.; Herrmann, C.; Kara, S. (2015), Life Cycle Assessment of Electric Vehicles – A Framework to Consider Influencing Factors. In: The 22nd CIRP Conference on Life Cycle Engineering, Sydney, Australia.

Schmidt, C.; Li, W.; Thiede, S.; Kara, S.; Herrmann, C. (2015), A Methodology for Customized Prediction of Energy Consumption in Manufacturing Industries. In: International Journal of Precision Engineering and Manufacturing-Green Technology, Vol. 2,2.

Cerdas, F.; Kurle, D.; Andrew, S.; Thiede, S.; Herrmann, C.; Zhiquan, Y.; Low Sze Choong, J.; Bin, S.; Kara, S. (2015), Defining Circulation Factories – A pathway towards Factories of the Future. In: The 22nd CIRP conference on Life Cycle Engineering, Vol. 29.

Winter, M.; Ibbotson, S.; Kara, S.; Herrmann, C. (2015), Life cycle assessment of cubic boron nitride grinding wheels. In: Journal of Cleaner Production.

Posselt, G.; Fischer, J.; Heinemann, T.; Thiede, S.; Alvandi, S.; Weinert, N.; Kara, S.; Herrmann, C. (2014), Extending Energy Value Stream Models by the TBS Dimension – Applied on a Multi Product Process Chain in the Railway Industry. In: 21st CIRP International Conference on Life Cycle Engineering, Trondheim, Norway.

Winter, M.; Li, W.; Kara, S.; Herrmann, C. (2014), Stepwise approach to reduce the costs and environmental impacts of grinding processes. In: The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Vol. 71, 5-8.

Ghadimi, P.; Li, W.; Kara, S.; Herrmann, C. (2014), Integrated Material and Energy Flow Analysis towards Energy Efficient Manufacturing. In: 21st CIRP Conference on Life Cycle Engineering, Trondheim, Norway.

Ibbotson, S.; Kara, S.; Herrmann, C.; Thiede, S. (2013), Impact of Process Selection on Material and Energy Flow. In: Re-engineering Manufacturing for Sustainability, 20th CIRP International Conference on Life Cycle Engineering, Singapore.

Winter, M.; Li, W.; Kara, S.; Herrmann, C. (2013), Determining optimal process parameters to increase the eco-efficiency of grinding processes. In: Journal of Cleaner Production, Vol. 66.

Ibbotson, S.; Dettmer, T.; Kara, S.; Herrmann, C. (2013), Eco-efficiency of disposable and reusable surgical instruments – a scissors case. International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment, Springer.

Duflou, J.; Sutherland, J.W.; Herrmann, C.; Jeswit, J.; Kara, S.; Hauschild, M. (2012), Towards energy and resource efficient manufacturing: A processes and systems approach. In: CIRP Annals – Manufacturing Technology, Vol. 61,2.

Li, W.; Winter, M.; Kara, S.; Herrmann, C. (2012), Eco-efficiency of Manufacturing Processes. CIRP Annals – Manufacturing Technology, Vol. 61,1.

Heinemann, T.; Machida, W.; Thiede, S.; Herrmann, C.; Kara, S. (2012), A Hierarchical Evaluation Scheme for Industrial Process Chains: Aluminum Die Casting. In: 19th CIRP International Conference on Life Cycle Engineering, Berkeley, USA.

Thiede, S.; Spiering, T.; Kohlitz, S.; Herrmann, C.; Kara, S. (2012), Dynamic Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) Calculation of Injection Moulding Machines. In: 19th CIRP International Conference on Life Cycle Engineering, Berkeley, USA.

Mennenga, M.; Thiede, S.; Beier, J.; Dettmer, T.; Kara, S.; Herrmann, C. (2012), A Forecasting Model for the Evaluation of Future Resource Availability. In: 19th CIRP International Conference on Life Cycle Engineering, Berkeley, USA.

Winter, M.; Öhlschläger, G.; Dettmer, T.; Ibbotson, S.; Kara, S.; Herrmann, C. (2012), Using jatropha oil based metalworking fluids in machining processes: A functional and ecological life cycle evaluation. In: 19th CIRP International Conference on Life Cycle Engineering, Berkeley, USA.

Bogdanski, G.; Spiering, T.; Li, W.; Kara, S.; Herrmann, C. (2012), Energy Monitoring in Manufacturing Companies – Generating Energy Awareness through Feedback. In: 19th CIRP International Conference on Life Cycle Engineering, Berkeley, USA.

Herrmann, C.; Kara, S.; Thiede, S. (2011), Dynamic life cycle costing based on lifetime prediction. International Journal of Sustainable Engineering , Taylor and Francis.

Herrmann, C.; Thiede, S.; Kara, S.; Hesselbach, J. (2011), Energy oriented simulation of manufacturing systems – Concept and application. CIRP Annals – Manufacturing Technology, Vol. 60,1.

Schulz, J.; Pschorn, J.; Kara, S.; Herrmann, C.; Ibbotson, S.; Dettmer, T.; Luger, T. (2011), Environmental Footprint of Single-Use Surgical Instruments in Comparison with Multi-Use Surgical Instruments. In: 18th CIRP Conference on Life Cycle Engineering, Braunschweig, Germany.

Thiede, S.; Herrmann, C.; Kara, S. (2011), State of Research and an innovative Approach for simulating Energy Flows of Manufacturing Systems. In: 18th CIRP Conference on Life Cycle Engineering, Braunschweig, Germany.

Zein, A.; Li, W.; Herrmann, C.; Kara, S. (2011), Energy Efficiency Measures for the Design and Operation of Machine Tools: An Axiomatic Approach. In: 18th CIRP Conference on Life Cycle Engineering, Braunschweig, Germany.

Li, W.; Zein, A.; Kara, S.; Herrmann, C. (2011), An Investigation into Fixed Energy Consumption of Machine Tools. In: 18th CIRP Conference on Life Cycle Engineering, Braunschweig, Germany.

Kara, S.; Bogdanski, G.; Li, W. (2011), Electricity Metering and Monitoring in Manufacturing Systems. In: 18th CIRP Conference on Life Cycle Engineering, Braunschweig, Germany.

Herrmann, C. (2010), Ganzheitliches Life Cycle Management – Nachhaltigkeit und Lebenszyklusorientierung in Unternehmen. Reihe: VDI-Buch, Springer, ISBN: 978-3-642-01420-8.

Kara, S.; Manmek, S.; Herrmann, C. (2010), Global Manufacturing & the Embodied Energy of Products. CIRP Annals, Vol. 59.

Herrmann, C.; Kara, S.; Thiede, S.; Luger, T. (2010), Energy Efficiency in Manufacturing – Perspectives from Australia and Europe. In: 17th CIRP Conference on Life Cycle Engineering, Hefei, China.

Herrmann, C.; Thiede, S. (2009), Process chain simulation to foster energy efficiency in manufacturing. CIRP Journal of Manufacturing Science and Technology, Vol. 1/4.

Herrmann, C.; Frad, A.; Luger,T. (2008), Integrating the end-of-life evaluation and planning in the product management process. Progress in Industrial Ecology – An International Journal, Vol. 5/1&2.

Herrmann, C.; Thiede, S.; Stehr, J.; Bergmann, L. (2008), An environmental perspective on Lean Production. In: 41th CIRP International Seminar on Manufacturing Systems, Tokyo, Japan.

Herrmann, C.; Bergmann, L.; Thiede, S.; Halubek, P. (2007), Total Life Cycle Management – An Integrated Approach Towards Sustainability. In: 3rd International Conference on Life Cycle Management, Zurich.

Hesselbach, J.; Herrmann, C.; Luger, T. (2007), Assessment of Recyclability. In: Seliger, G. (ed.): Sustainability in Manufacturing – Recovery of Resources in Product and Material Cycles.

Herrmann, C.; Spengler, T.; Luger, T.; Walther, G.; Schmid, E. (2006), Design and Control of material flow net-works for the re-cycling of WEEE. In: IEEE Computer Society; International Association of Electronics Recyclers (eds.): Proceedings of the 2006 IEEE International Symposium on Electronics & the Environment.

Duflou, J. R.; Seliger, G.; Kara, S.; Umeda, Y.; Ometto, A.; Willems, B. (2008), Efficiency and Feasibility of Product Disassembly: A Case Based Study. CIRP Annals, Vol. 57/2.

Jeswiet, J.; Kara, S., (2008), Carbon Emissions and CES in Manufacturing. CIRP Annals, Vol. 57/1.

Kara, S.; Manmek, P.; Kaebernick, H. (2007), An Integrated Methodology to Estimate the External Environmental Costs of Products. CIRP Annals, Vol. 56/1.

Kara, S.; Manmek, S.; Kaebernick, H.; Ibbotson, I. (2008), Assessment of Products for Minimal Manufacturing. CIRP Annals, Vol. 57/1.

Kaebernick, H.; Kara, S. (2006), Reuse and Recycling Technologies. In: Kutz, M. (ed.): Handbook of Environmentally Conscious Design.

Kara, S.; Kaebernick, H.; Ibbotson, S. (2006), Using Design for Environment for Redesigning a Household Appliance. In: Brissaud, D.; Tichkiewitch, S.; Zwolinski, P. (eds.): Innovation in Life Cycle Engineering and Sustainable Development.

Kara, S.; Mazhar, M. I.; Kaebernick, H.; Ahmed, H. (2005), Determining the Reuse Potential of Components Based on Life Cycle Data. Annals of the CIRP, Vol. 54/1.