Ke Xing

Committee Member


Prof. Ke Xing is the Program Director for Mechanical Engineering degree programs and the Stream Leader for ‘Innovative Infrastructure and Asset Management’ of the Sustainable Infrastructure and Resource Management (SIRM) research concentration at the UniSA STEM Academic Unit.

Ke has strong research expertise in applying systems thinking, value engineering and life cycle assessment approaches for modelling, analysis and optimisation of techno-economic systems for smart infrastructure and asset stewardship solutions in achieving resource efficiency and net-zero targets for carbon reduction in the built environments. He has conducted extensive research projects as a Chief Investigator on life-cycle resource/carbon efficiency in manufacturing, construction and service industries, funded by industries and government agencies. He has also delivered multiple opportunity/capability assessment reports on digital transformation and business model innovation for circular product-service systems, decarbonisation and energy efficiency, with particular interest in decentralised green energy and water assets.

Over his academic career, Ke has been dedicated to incorporating social, economic, and environmental perspectives into tertiary engineering education to prepare graduates becoming professional engineers with specialized knowledge and skills for achieving sustainability in engineering practice. 

  • Smart infrastructure
  • Asset stewardship solutions
  • Built environment

University of South Australia


Program Director


Sufficiency, value chains