Vi Kie Soo graduated with honours in bachelor of engineering with major in Electronic and Communication Systems from the Australian National University in 2012. In 2013 she commenced her PhD study at the Australian National University, funded by AutoCRC research program, on Life Cycle Impact of Different Joining Decisions on Vehicle Recycling. She has engaged in a number of field studies in collaboration with industry and other universities. She is currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow, funded by the ARC Training Centre in Lightweight Automotive Structures (ATLAS) at the Australian National University.
Vi Kie Soo's research interests include sustainable product development, life cycle engineering and manufacturing that incorporate a wide range of approaches such as Life Cycle Assessment, Eco-design, System Dynamics, or a combination of these methods towards pragmatic sustainability. She has been involved in a wide range of projects with a focus on end-of-life management, design for recyclability, etc. in collaboration with industry in areas such as electronic waste, vehicle recyclability and material recycling. Researching on issues pertaining to the manufacturing and recycling sectors through industry engagement has always been her passion and she is keen to continue research in areas relevant to sustainable manufacturing and life cycle engineering.
Soo, V, Compston, P & Doolan, M 2016, 'Is the Australian Automotive Recycling Industry Heading towards a Global Circular Economy? - A Case Study on Vehicle Doors', CIRP Conference on Life Cycle Engineering, LCE 2016, ed. Seliger G.Kruger J., Elsevier, Netherlands, pp. 10-15.
Sonoc, A, Jeswiet, J & Soo, V 2015, 'Opportunities to improve recycling of automotive lithium ion batteries', CIRP Conference on Life Cycle Engineering, LCE 2015, ed. Kara S., Elsevier Ltd, TBC, pp. 752-757.
Soo, V, Featherston, C, Featherston, C et al 2013, 'E-waste Assessment in Malaysia', 20th CIRP International Conference on life Cycle Engineering, ed. Nee, Andrew Y. C., Song, Bin, Ong, Soh-Khim, Springer, Singapore, pp. 389-395.