Invited Research Lecture on Sustainable Use of Resources in Manufacturing


Date : 19-Jul-2017
Time : 9.30am - 11.15am (Registration starts at 9.00am)
Venue : Seminar Room 2, Level 6, Kinesis Tower, FP2
Registration : Registration Closed

Synopsis

With mounting pressure to be more environmentally friendly, industries will need to think out of the box and develop innovative ways to stay competitive. Added to the fact that more countries are implementing carbon tax to halt the growth of carbon emission, having a sustainable manufacturing process has never been more pressing. Sustainable use of resources can be done through several ways, such as minimizing consumption of natural resources, and selecting environmentally-friendly materials to name a few. Adapting their operations with these paradigms, industries will be able to answer the future challenges ahead.

 

Programme

Time

Programme

9.00am

Registration

9.30am

Part 1: Sustainable Use of Resources for Low-carbon Manufacturing

10.15am

Coffee Break

10.30am

Part 2: The Impact of Carbon Taxes on Manufacturing

11.15am

End of Lecture

 

About the speaker

Professor Christoph Herrmann is a full professor and Director at the Institute of Machine Tools and Production Technology (IWF), Sustainable Manufacturing and Life Cycle Engineering at Technische Universität Braunschweig in 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.  His research interests comprise the development of models, methods, and tools for a total life cycle management.

He has led research projects on the areas of energy and resource efficiency in production, service management, as well as information and process management to close the loop between product and material consumption.

In 2011, his research team won the German Resource Efficiency Award from the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology, Germany.

In 2013, the lecture on "Product and Life Cycle Management" was rewarded with the LEO award by the TU Braunschweig as the best lecture in the bachelor degree programme.