Professor Sami Kara
Professor

Professor Sami Kara

Engineering
Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

Professor Sami Kara is a researcher and a lecturer in the School of Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering, UNSW. He is also the founder and academic-in-charge of the Sustainable Manufacturing & Life Cycle Engineering Research Group at UNSW (LCE@UNSW). In addition, Professor Kara, together with Prof Christoph Herrmann, is the joint-director of the Joint German-Australian Research Group (JGARG)  "Sustainable Manufacturing and Life Cycle Management".

Professor Kara is an engineer with a PhD in manufacturing. He has a professional background of 30 years in industry, research and tertiary education, including several engineering and management positions in manufacturing companies in Australia and around the world. In 2000 he joined UNSW and since then has successfully completed s number of 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.

Professor Kara is a member of the Institute of Engineers Australia and a fellow of the International Academy of Production Engineering (CIRP).

Professor Kara's research interests include:

Life Cycle Engineering
Sustainability in Manufacturing, Energy and Resource Efficiency in Manufacturing, End-of-Life Product Collection and Management,  Life Cycle Design, Design for disassembly, Design for environment / Eco-design, Logistics and reverse supply chain, Environmental impact assessment, Cleaner production.

Additive Manufacturing (AM)

Design for Additive Manufacturing, Energy and Resource Efficiency in AM, Process Design for AM, Rapid Prototyping, 3D printing, Laser Sintering,  Stereolithography.

Phone
+61 2 9385 5757
Location
Ainsworth Building (J17) Level 3, Room 301A Kensington Campus
  • Book Chapters | 2012
    Heinemann T; Machida W; Thiede S; Herrmann C; Kara S, 2012, 'A Hierarchical Evaluation Scheme for Industrial Process Chains: Aluminum Die Casting', in Leveraging Technology for a Sustainable World, Springer Berlin Heidelberg, pp. 503 - 508, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-29069-5_85
    Book Chapters | 2012
    Kim SJ; Kara S, 2012, 'Impact of Technology on Product Life Cycle Design: Functional and Environmental Perspective', in Leveraging Technology for a Sustainable World, Springer Berlin Heidelberg, pp. 191 - 196, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-29069-5_33
    Book Chapters | 2012
    Qureshi F; Li W; Kara S; Herrmann C, 2012, 'Unit Process Energy Consumption Models for Material Addition Processes: A Case of the Injection Molding Process', in Leveraging Technology for a Sustainable World, Springer Berlin Heidelberg, pp. 269 - 274, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-29069-5_46
    Book Chapters | 2012
    Thiede S; Spiering T; Kohlitz S; Herrmann C; Kara S, 2012, 'Dynamic Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) Calculation of Injection Moulding Machines', in Leveraging Technology for a Sustainable World, Springer Berlin Heidelberg, pp. 275 - 280, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-29069-5_47
    Book Chapters | 2012
    Vongbunyong S; Kara S; Pagnucco M, 2012, 'A Framework for Using Cognitive Robotics in Disassembly Automation', in Leveraging Technology for a Sustainable World, Springer Berlin Heidelberg, pp. 173 - 178, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-29069-5_30
    Book Chapters | 2012
    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 Leveraging Technology for a Sustainable World, Springer Berlin Heidelberg, pp. 311 - 316, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-29069-5_53
    Book Chapters | 2011
    Kara S; Bogdanski G; Li W, 2011, 'Electricity Metering and Monitoring in Manufacturing Systems', in Glocalized Solutions for Sustainability in Manufacturing, Springer Berlin Heidelberg, pp. 1 - 10, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-19692-8_1
    Book Chapters | 2011
    Li W; Zein A; Kara S; Herrmann C, 2011, 'An Investigation into Fixed Energy Consumption of Machine Tools', in Glocalized Solutions for Sustainability in Manufacturing, Springer Berlin Heidelberg, pp. 268 - 273, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-19692-8_47
  • Journal articles | 2022
    Foo G; Kara S; Pagnucco M, 2022, 'Artificial Learning for Part Identification in Robotic Disassembly Through Automatic Rule Generation in an Ontology', IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TASE.2022.3149242
    Journal articles | 2013
    Winter M; Li W; Kara S; Herrmann C, 2013, 'Determining optimal process parameters to increase the eco-efficiency of grinding processes', Journal of Cleaner Production, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2013.10.031