Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christoph Herrmann
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christoph Herrmann is university professor for Sustainable Manufacturing & Life Cycle Engineering and director of IWF, Institute of Machine Tools and Production Technology, Technische Universität Braunschweig. From 2005 to 2008 he was also scientific director of KERP Center of Excellence Environment & Electronics, Vienna. From 2009 to 2013 he was scientific director and member of the board of the NFF (Automotive Research Center Niedersachsen), 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 Ministry of Economics and Technology, Germany. In 2013 the lecture “Product and Life Cycle Management” was rewarded with the LehrLEO award by the TU Braunschweig as the best lecture in the bachelor degree programme. 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 as well as the 3rd CIRP Conference on Industrial Product Service Systems both held in Braunschweig in 2011. Prof. Herrmann is member of the International Academy of Production Engineering (CIRP).
Prof. Dr. Sami Kara
Professor Dr. Sami Kara is currently the Director of Postgraduate Research at the Faculty of Engineering. He is the founder and academic-in-charge of the Sustainable Manufacturing & Life Cycle Engineering Research Group in the University of New South Wales (SMLCE@UNSW). He is also the technical leader and the member of Scientific Advisory Committee of Cooperative Research Centre for Advance Manufacturing (AMCRC). 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. Recently he has been elected as the chairman of the CIRP Scientific Technical Committee on Life Cycle Engineering (STC LCE/A). Prof. Kara is a member of Institute of Engineers Australia and the elected fellow of the International Academy of Production Engineering (CIRP).
Dr.-Ing. Sebastian Thiede
Dr. Sebastian Thiede leads the team “Sustainable Manufacturing” within the Institute of Machine Tools and Production Technology (IWF) of the TU Braunschweig. His major fields of research comprise production management specifically focusing on energy and resource efficiency in manufacturing, simulation and life cycle costing. He has published more than 50 papers on conferences and scientific journals and is research affiliate of the International Academy of Production Engineering (CIRP).
Dr. Wen Li
Dr. Wen 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.