Hudai Kara BSc MSc PhD
Dr Kara is a serial entrepreneur, eco-innovator, investor, LCA expert and sustainability thought provocateur with over 18 years of combined experience in resource efficiency, ecolabelling, low carbon sustainable technologies, critical metals research in the energy generation supply chain, carbon footprint and management, LCA, materials security, renewable energy, waste management, and research and development covering industries from metallurgy to materials, from chemicals and energy to building.
World expert in Type III Environmental Product Declarations (EPD), Dr Kara has so far successful completed for the award of over 70 EPDs from IBU of Germany to International EPD System. Expert LCA practitioner and trainer, He sits on the Technical Committee of the International EPD System and as an LCA consultant is one of few founding members of the ECO-Platform, established for the harmonization of EPDs in construction products across the EU. He is the recognized and approved EPD verifier for the Swedish Environdec and Slovenian ZAG EPD Operators. He has verified many EPDs from Europe, India and Middle East regions. He also acts as an Auditor for EPD Operators for a full membership to ECO-Platform and has audited Spanish Global EPD and Finnish RTS EPD Operators.
Well-known expert in Type I Eco-labels such as EU Ecolabel and Nordic Swan, Dr Kara has hands on experience in pre-assessment, dossier preparations and managing applications for clients. He was the senior project consultant for the establishment of Turkish Ecolabel system and adapted criteria for textiles, paper products and hard coverings. He also provided auditing and verification for early adapters for the system. He provided training of trainers for the Mauritius Eco-labelling system including managing applications, auditing and verification.
Dr Kara is an expert evaluator and assessors for EU research and development funding streams including Horizon 2020 (FP7), Eurostars, Cornet for the European Commission and Danish Eco-Innovation Fund. He is the author of over a dozen scientific papers in refereed journals and has presented at many international conferences.
Dr Kara has BSc and MSc degrees from Istanbul Technical University and a DPhil in Materials from the University of Oxford.