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Biography

Dr Amos Darko is currently a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Building and Real Estate at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU). He received his PhD degree from PolyU in 2019, and BSc degree (First Class Honours) from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in 2014. Prior to his current appointment, he worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow and as a Research and Teaching Assistant at PolyU and KNUST, respectively. Dr Darko has published many papers in leading international peer-reviewed journals, conferences and books. His papers have been rated as highly cited and hot papers by the Web of Science. He is Associate Editor of Green Building and Construction Economics, Associate Editor of Humanities and Social Sciences Communications, Academic Editor of Advances in Civil Engineering, and member of editorial boards of other international peer-reviewed journals. Dr Darko is also an active reviewer for several international peer-reviewed journals. In recognition of his elite contributions, he received the Global Top Peer Reviewer Award from the Web of Science Group in 2019. He has received several other awards, including the Best Construction Technology and Management Student Award from KNUST in 2014, the Outstanding Overseas Young Scholars Award from Central South University in 2019 and the Green Talents Award from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research in 2020. Dr Darko has been ranked among the world's top 2% scientists by Elsevier BV and Stanford University. A Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DfMA) certified academic, his research interests cover sustainability, sustainable built environment, sustainable construction, green building, modular and offsite construction, and digital applications including building information modelling (BIM), artificial intelligence (AI) and other digital technologies.

Research interests

Sustainability, sustainable built environment, sustainable construction, green building, modular and offsite construction, building information modelling (BIM), artificial intelligence (AI)

Teaching

Research methods, construction project management, construction economics

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

Keywords

  • TH Building construction

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  • Green Talents Award

    Darko, Amos (Recipient), 1 Aug 2020

    Prize: Prize (research)