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Welcome Dr. Sharifah Akmam Syed Zakaria from Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia to be committee member!


Dr. Sharifah Akmam Syed Zakaria

Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia

Research Area:

Construction and Technology Management (Building)

Research Experience:

Dr. Sharifah Akmam Syed Zakaria is a senior lecturer at the School of Civil Engineering, Universiti Sains Malaysia where she has been a school member since 2001. Sharifah completed her PhD in Construction Management (Building) at the University of Newcastle, Australia and her undergraduate studies in Malaysia. She received awards from both The Australian Institute of Building (AIB) Chapter President’s Research Award (2015) and The Chartered Institute of Building Australasia (CIOBA) Excellent Building Research Postgraduate Award (2015). She currently teaches Project Finance, Disaster Management and Construction Technology for undergraduate level and Engineering Management for postgraduate level. Her research focuses on the managerial and behavioural aspects associated with built environment in the context of project, construction and disaster management. Specifically, her main area of research are construction technology management, sustainable infrastructure developments, behavioural economics, decision governance and engineering education. She has authored 3 books, besides published and edited over 50 scholarly pieces of work including journal papers, conference proceedings, teaching modules and scholarly magazine articles. Sharifah has presented her work in various forms including conferences, workshops, seminars and invited presentations.