Honors & Awards

  1. Highly Cited Paper, “A fuzzy synthetic evaluation approach for risk assessment: A case of Singapore's green projects", Journal of Cleaner Production (SCIE, Q1, IF: 5.651), recognized by Essential Science Indicators, Clarivate Analytics.
  2. Research Excellence Appreciation Award, “Implementation of an Integrated Approach to the Application of Recognized Capital Project Management Best Practices and Productivity Measurement for Participants from the Energy & Chemicals and Process Construction & Maintenance Industry”, jointly presented by Productivity Council of Singapore, Singapore Chemical Industry Council, and Association of Process Industry of Singapore.
  3. Built Environment Project and Asset Management Highly Commended Paper Award, “Assessment of Green Retrofit of Existing Mature Residential Estates in Singapore.” The 7th World Construction Symposium, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 29 June – 1 July, 2018.
  4. Most Cited Article, “Identifying critical leadership styles of project managers for green building projects” published to International Journal of Construction Management, has been recorded as one of the “Most Cited Articles”, International Journal of Construction Management, June 2018.
  5. Highly Cited Paper, “Investigating residents' perceptions of green retrofit program in mature residential estates: The case of Singapore”, Habitat International, recognized by the Essential Science Indicators, Clarivate Analytics.
  6. Peer Review Award, 2017 Publons Peer Review Award, Publons, January 2018.
  7. Most Cited International Journal of Project Management Articles, three journal papers, “Project Management Knowledge and Skills for Green Construction: Overcoming Challenges”, “Public Private Partnership Projects in Singapore: Factors, Critical Risks and Preferred Risk Allocation from the Perspective of Contractors”, and “Risk Management in Small Construction Projects in Singapore: Status, Barriers and Impact”, published to International Journal of Project Management (SSCI; 2017 Impact Factor – 4.034), have been recorded as “Most Cited Articles (published since 2013; extracted from Scopus)”, International Journal of Project Management, Jan 2018.
  8. Teaching Excellence Award, School of Design and Environment, National University of Singapore, February 2016.
  9. Best Paper Award, “A Preliminary Study on Identifying Risk Factors Causing Damages on Bridges by Analyzing Safety Inspection and Precise Safety Diagnosis Reports Based on Text-mining Techniques” 2016 KICEM Conference, Incheon, Korea, November 2016.
  10. Top 20 Most Cited Journal Articles, "Measuring the Impact of Rework on Construction Cost Performance", American Society of Civil Engineering (ASCE) Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, January to March 2016 and various months from 2008 to 2015.
  11. Top 25 Hottest Articles, "Project Management Knowledge and Skills for Green Construction: Overcoming Challenges" , International Journal of Project Management, Decision Sciences, Science Direct, July to September 2015, January to March 2014, and Full Year 2013
  12. The Chinese Government National Merit Scholarship Award (Supervisee: Dr. Xianbo Zhao), April 2015.
  13. Premier Dissertation Award (Supervisee: Ms. Chin Wei Yan, Eileen), CIOB International Innovation & Research Award 2014, April 2015.
  14. Excellent Paper Award, the International Symposium on the Advancement of Construction Management and Real Estate , organized jointly by the Chinese Research Institute of Construction Management (CRIOCM) and Chongqing University, Chongqing, China, November 2014.
  15. Top 25 Hottest Articles, "Risk Management in Small Construction Projects in Singapore: Status, Barriers and Impact" , International Journal of Project Management, Decision Sciences, Science Direct , January to March 2014, October to December 2013.
  16. NUS Research Highlight of the Month, the journal paper "Project management knowledge and skills for green construction: Overcoming challenges" published to International Journal of Project Management (volume 32; issue 2; pp272-284) was selected as "Research Highlight of the Month" by Office of Deputy President (Research & Technology), National University of Singapore, 2013.
  17. Outstanding Reviewer Award, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Awards 2012 for "ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management", ASCE, 2012.
  18. Innovative Paper Award, International Construction Business and Management Symposium (ICBMS2011) in conjunction with the Joint Meeting of the CIB TG82 "Marketing in Construction" and CIB W112 "Culture in Construction", KL, Malaysia, 2012.
  19. Outstanding Reviewer Award, Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence 2012 for the journal "Engineering, Construction, and Architectural Management", Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2012.
  20. Best Paper Award, Emerald and Research Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), 2009 RICS COBRA Conference, Cape Town, South Africa, 2009.
  21. FIATECH CETI (Celebration of Engineering & Technology Innovation) Award - Honourable Mention, Austin, Texas, USA, 2008 (Co-Work w/Construction Industry Institute, Austin, Texas, USA).
  22. Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship, Construction Industry Institute, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, USA, 2007 - 2008.
  23. Research Assistantship, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, USA, 2003 - 2006.
  24. Best GPA Award, School of Architectural Engineering, Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea.
  25. Architectural Design Award, Graduate Exhibition, School of Architectural Engineering, Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea.
  26. Academic Achievement Scholarship, School of Architectural Engineering, Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea.

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