Dr Di He
Research Associate

Dr Di He

PhD (ANU), B.E (Hon) (ANU)

UNSW Canberra
School of Engineering & IT

I obtained my PhD degree at the Australian National University where I investigated novel recycling strategies to improve the reuse potential and environmental performance of recycled carbon fibre in the automotive industry. During my PhD, I worked at the Research and Innovation Centre of Ford Motor Company in the U.S. to develop and evaluate the use of recycled materials in vehicle production. As a Research Associate at UNSW Canberra, I am now researching the dynamic impacts of technological transitions such as electrification, lightweighting and shared mobility on the auto material flows and the sustainability aspects of the vehicle fleet. I am broadly passionate about research that enhances sustainability and circular economy in the rapidly transforming transportation sector.

  • 2021: Recipient of the LEO Award for the Best Paper at the 28th CIRP Conference on Life Cycle Engineering

In the Media:

  • He, D (2020, August 18). Deakin University researchers create recycled carbon fibre surfboard start-up as solution to landfill problem. ABC NEWS. Retrieved from https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-08-16/recycled-surfboards-a-solution-to-carbon-fibre-waste-landfill/12545020
  • He, D (2021, August 23). Riding and recycling | Carbon fibre and the environment. Flow Mountain Bike. Retrived from https://flowmountainbike.com/features/riding-recycling-carbon-fibre-environment/
  • He, D (2019, October 21). What’s all the racquet about recycling carbon fibre? Australian National University. Retrived from https://cecc.anu.edu.au/news/whats-all-racquet-about-recycling-carbon-fibre