Dr Vi Kie Soo

Research Fellow
Research Area:
Diploma (Electronic Engineering), BE (Hons), PhD
+61 2 6125 6011

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. She 


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. She is interested in engaging with highly motivated undergraduate students to explore issues in sustainable manufacturing, end-of-life products, material circularity, etc. Please feel free to contact her for any available projects in her area of research and other tailored projects based on students' research interest.


Soo, V, Compston, P, Doolan, M, 2019, 'Life Cycle Modelling of End-of-Life Products: Challenges and Opportunities towards a Circular Economy', Procedia CIRP, vol. 80, pp. 607-612.

Soo, V, Peter, J, Compston, P, Doolan, M, Duflou, JR 2019, 'Economic and Environmental Evaluation of Aluminium Recycling based on a Belgian Case Study', Procedia Manufacturing, vol. 33, pp. 639-646.

Doolan, M, Moloney, B, Soo, V 2019, 'Effectiveness of Product Recovery Systems', Procedia Manufacturing, vol. 33, pp. 679-684.

Soo, V,  2018, 'Life Cycle Impact of Different Joining Decisions on Vehicle Recycling' PhD Thesis.

Soo, V, Compston, P & Doolan, M 2018, 'The Impact of Joining Choices on Vehicle Recycling Systems', Procedia CIRP, vol. 69, pp. 843-848.

Soo, V, Peeters, J, Paraskevas, D et al 2018, 'Sustainable aluminium recycling of end-of-life products: A joining techniques perspective', Journal of Cleaner Production, vol. 178, pp. 119-132.

Soo, V, Peeters, J, Compston, P et al 2017, 'Comparative Study of End-of-Life Vehicle Recycling in Australia and Belgium', Procedia CIRP, vol. 61, pp. 269-274pp.

Soo, V, Compston, P & Doolan, M 2017, 'The influence of joint technologies on ELV recyclability', Waste Management, vol. 68, pp. 421-433pp.

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.

Boyden, A, Soo, V & Doolan, M 2016, 'The Environmental Impacts of Recycling Portable Lithium-Ion Batteries', Procedia CIRP, vol. 48, pp. 188-193pp.

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.

Yu, Z, Soo, V & Doolan, M 2015, 'The Effect of Consumer Behaviour on the Life Cycle Assessment of Energy Efficient Lighting Technologies', Procedia CIRP, vol. 40, pp. 185-190.

Soo, V, Compston, P & Doolan, M 2015, 'Interaction between new car design and recycling impact on life cycle assessment', Procedia CIRP, Vol29, pp. 426-431.

Soo, V & Doolan, M 2014, 'Recycling mobile phone impact on life cycle assessment', Procedia CIRP, vol. 15, pp. 263-271.

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.

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