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Nader Asnafi

Title: Professor School/office: School of Science and Technology

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Nader Asnafi
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About Nader Asnafi

Nader Asnafi, born in 1960, is Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Örebro University. Nader has a long academic and industrial experience as Director of Studies at Luleå University of Technology, Researcher and Research Group Leader at the Swedish Institute for Metals Research, Head of Mechanical Properties at Sapa Technology, Manager of Product Design, Advanced Engineering and Technology Development at Volvo Cars Body Components, Senior Manager of Research and Advanced Engineering at Volvo Cars, Dean of the School of Engineering at Blekinge Institute of Technology, Vice President – R&D at Uddeholms AB, and Vice President and Head of Development at VA Automotive. Nader has

  • conducted market studies and business development, outlined customer offers, and realized management strategies and systems,
  • designed and implemented innovation strategies and systems, product, production and technology strategies, product plans, technology development systems and materials and production management systems,
  • implemented product, production and technology development and capital rationalization, and 
  • carried out and led research, development and advanced engineering to develop new sustainable products, manufacturing systems, processes and materials

both in Sweden and for Swedish companies and academic organizations internationally.

Keywords

Circular Economy, Sustainability, Digitization, Digitalization, Innovations, Business Development, Industrialization, Materials, Materials Development, Generative Design, Product Development, Manufacturing Engineering and Systems, Operations Management, Forming, Forging, Rolling, Subtractive Manufacturing, Additive Manufacturing, Joining, Finite-Element Simulations, Automation, Production Simulations, Supply Chain Management, Internal and External Logistics, Lightweighting, Carbon Steels, Stainless Steel, Tool Steels, Aluminium Alloys, Magnesium Alloys, Commercially Pure Titanium, Composites

Research

Nader’s main focus area in research and development is Digitalized Development and Operation / Use of Sustainable Products and Production/Manufacturing Systems. This includes product planning and realization, materials, product and production development, and manufacturing engineering and systems assisted by digitalization as means/tools and with sustainability as the target.

His current primary areas of research are integrated product and production development in a circular economy, sustainable logistics, logistics control towers, circular supplies, materials processing, advanced materials in promotion of new lightweight products, production processes and sustainability, 3D metal printing (metal additive manufacturing), industrial digitalization, digital manufacturing, smart factory, automation, remote & predictive maintenance, and cyber-physically controlled smart manufacturing systems. For more information, see also the Group Strategy.

Teaching

Nader has been/is the examiner and head lecturer in the following courses

  • Materials Processing, Cutting Processes, Non-Destructive Testing, Production Technology/Engineering and Lean, Production and Material Flow Analysis, Automation, and Sustainable Development (7 different courses), held in Swedish, and
  • Integrated Product and Production Development held in English.

Nader has led the international courses

  • Advanced Course in Sheet Metal and Tubular Forming in collaboration with Ohio State University, USA (Professor Taylan Altan) and Lund University of Technology, Sweden (Professor Jan-Erik Ståhl), and
  • Design for Metal Additive Manufacturing in collaboration with Vienna University of Technology, Austria (Professor Jürgen Stampfl), and University of Auckland, New Zealand (Professor Olaf Diegel).

 Professional education

  • MSc, Mechanical Engineering, Luleå University of Technology, 1987
  • PhD, Mechanical Engineering, Luleå University of Technology, 1997.

Academic appointments

  • Associate Professor (Docent), Materials Processing, Luleå University of Technology, 2002.
  • Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Örebro University, 2016.

Professional organizations and assignments

(The list above shows only the current status.)

Collaborations

 

Publications

Articles in journals |  Chapters in books |  Collections (editor) |  Conference papers |  Conference proceedings (editor) |  Reports | 

Articles in journals

Berns, H. , Melander, A. , Weichert, D. , Asnafi, N. , Broeckmann, C. & Gross-Weege, A. (1998). A new material for cold forging tools. Computational materials science, 11 (3), 166-180.

Chapters in books

Collections (editor)

Conference papers

Conference proceedings (editor)

Asnafi, N. (ed.) (2020). 3rd International Conference on Material Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 26–28 April 2019, Shanghai, China.. Institute of Physics Publishing (IOPP) (IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering 715).
Asnafi, N. (ed.) (2008). Proceedings of the IDDRG 2008 Conference: Best in class stamping, 16-18 June 2008, Olofström, Sweden. Olofström: Industriellt utvecklingscentrum i Olofström AB.

Reports

Asnafi, N. (2000). Analytical modelling of the forces and pressures required in hydropiercing.. Sapa Technology (Technical report D00-0290).
Asnafi, N. , Skogsgårdh, A. , Östergren, N. & Sjöstedt, J. (1998). HYFO98: Slutrapport.. Volvo Car Corporation, Body Components Division (On tube hydroforming TU98204).
Ekstrand, G. & Asnafi, N. (1998). On Testing of the Stiffness and the Dent Resistance of Autobody Panels.. Swedish Institute for Metals Research (Research report IM-3601).
Asnafi, N. & Ekstrand, G. (1998). Springback and Fracture in V-Die Air Bending of Thick Stainless Steel Sheets.. Swedish Institute for Metals Research (Research report IM-3599).
Asnafi, N. & Gabrielson, P. (1997). Formability of Stainless Steel and Commercially Pure Titanium Sheets in Plate Heat Exchanger Applications.. Swedish Institute for Metals Research (Research report IM-3499).
Asnafi, N. (1997). Hydroformability of Extra High Strength Steels in Structural Tubular Applications: an Analysis based on Literature Survey. Stockholm: Swedish Institute for Metals Research (Research report IM-3521).
Ekstrand, G. , Asnafi, N. & Hammam, T. (1997). Process Monitoring and Sheet Metal Formability in Pressing of Box-Shaped Components.. Swedish Institute for Metals Research (Research report IM-3518).
Schedin, E. , Asnafi, N. & Hammam, T. (1996). A comparison between flexforming and conventional forming: A study of semi-industrial components and real production parts.. Swedish Institute for Metals Research (Research report IM-3428).
Asnafi, N. (1996). On Springback of Double-Curved Autobody Panels, Part I: Theoretical Treatment.. Swedish Institute for Metals Research (Research report IM-3341).
Asnafi, N. (1996). On Springback of Double-Curved Autobody Panels, Part II: Experimental Analysis.. Swedish Institute for Metals Research (Research report IM-3342).
Asnafi, N. (1996). On Stretch and Shrink Flanging of Sheet Aluminium by Fluid Forming.. Swedish Institute for Metals Research (Research report IM-3410).
Asnafi, N. (1996). Springback & Fracture in V-Die Bending: A Literature Survey of Analytical Models.. Swedish Institute for Metals Research (Research report IM-3343).
Asnafi, N. (1996). Tool Design in Cold Heading of Fasteners, Part II: Finite Element Simulations and Experimental Analysis.. Swedish Institute for Metals Research (Research report IM-3333).
Asnafi, N. (1995). Tool Design in Cold Heading of Fasteners, Part I: Literature Survey and Analytical Modelling.. Swedish Institute for Metals Research (Research report IM-3332).
Asnafi, N. & Larsson, M. (1994). On Characterization of Cold Forging Properties of Steels: a New Testing Method.. Swedish Institute for Metals Research (Research report IM-3187).
Asnafi, N. (1993). On Strength, Stiffness and Dent Resistance of Car Body Panels.. Swedish Institute for Metals Research (Research report IM-2958).
Asnafi, N. (1993). The Influence of In-Process Variation of Blank Holding Force on Deep-Drawability.. Swedish Institute for Metals Research (Research report IM-3169).
Hammam, T. & Asnafi, N. (1992). Forming an aluminium semi-pipe with flexform technique (die-forming): a comparison with conventional technique.. Swedish Institute for Metals Research (Research report IM-3429).
Asnafi, N. (1987). Återfjädring vid bockning längs krökta linjer. Luleå: Tekniska högskolan (Teknisk rapport 1987: 18T).