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Esther Obonyo

Associate Professor
Director, Global Building Network

Affiliation(s):

  • School of Engineering Design, Technology and Professional Programs
  • Engineering Design
  • Humanitarian Engineering and Social Entrepreneurship
  • Architectural Engineering
  • Law, Policy, and Engineering

213 Hammond Building

eao4@psu.edu

814-865-2952

Research Website

Google Scholar Profile

Research Areas:

Building Construction; Engineering Design; LPE Academic Working Group; LPE Research Working Group

 
 

 

Education

  • BA, Building Economics, University of Nairobi, 1998
  • MA, Architectural Technology, University of Nottingham, 2000
  • Ph D, Civil and Building Engineering, Loughborough University, 2004

Publications

Books

  • Dan Lin, Daphne Sanchez, Esther Obonyo, Felicia Davis, Gary Harris, Jacqui Patterson, Mandy Lee and Maya Henderson, 2021, Guidelines for Equitable Community Involvement in Building & Development Projects and Policies, NAACP, State College, USA, pp. 101
  • K. Ghavami, Esther A. Obonyo, N. P. Barbosa and J. A. G. Neto, 2020, 18th International Conference on Non-Conventional Materials and Technologies (IC-NOCMAT 2019), Curran Associates, Inc.
  • Srinath Perera, Bingunath Ingirige, Kirti Ruikar and Esther A. Obonyo, 2017, Advances in Construction ICT and e-Business 1st Edition, Routledge, Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon, UK

Journal Articles

  • Peter Donkor, Esther A. Obonyo and Christopher Ferraro, 2021, "Fiber Reinforced Compressed Earth Blocks: Evaluating Flexural Strength Characteristics Using Short Flexural Beams", Materials, 14, (22), pp. 6906
  • Modeste Kameni Nematchoua, Somayeh Asadi, Esther A. Obonyo and Sigrid Reiter, 2021, "Environmental analysis of health damages coming from a residential neighborhood built in 150 countries", Journal of Housing and the Built Environment, pp. 1--23
  • Junqi Zhao and Esther A. Obonyo, 2021, "Applying Incremental Deep Neural Networks-based Posture Recognition Model for Injury Prevention in Construction", Advanced Engineering Informatics, 50, (10)
  • Modeste Kameni Nematchoua, Orosa, Jos\'e A, Paola Ricciardi, Esther A. Obonyo, Eric Jean Roy Sambatra and Sigrid Reiter, 2021, "Transition to zero energy and low carbon emission in residential buildings located in tropical and temperate climates", Energies, 14, (14), pp. 4253
  • Junqi Zhao, Esther A. Obonyo and Sven G Bilen, 2021, "Wearable Inertial Measurement Unit Sensing System for Musculoskeletal Disorders Prevention in Construction", Sensors, 21, (4), pp. 1324
  • Elizabeth Lyons, Karen Lips and Esther A. Obonyo, 2021, "Catalyzing U.S. Higher Education to Build a Better post-Pandemic Future through Science Diplomacy", Science Diplomacy, 48, (COVID Special Issue)
  • Esther A. Obonyo and James Mutunga, 2020, "A global building network research for advancing healthy and affordable housing", Cities & Health, (Special Issue: COVID-19), pp. 1-4
  • Junqi Zhao and Esther A. Obonyo, 2020, "Convolutional long short-term memory model for recognizing construction workers’ postures from wearable inertial measurement units", Special Issue in Advanced Engineering Informatics, 46, (101177), pp. 16
  • Modeste Kameni Nematchoua, Jose A. Orosa, Cinzia Buratti, Esther A. Obonyo, Donghyun Rim, Paola Ricciardi and Sigrid Reiter, 2020, "Comparative analysis of bioclimatic zones, energy consumption, CO2 emission and life cycle cost of residential and commercial buildings located in a tropical region: A case study of the big island of Madagascar", Energy, 202, pp. 117754
  • Shayrar Habibi, Esther A. Obonyo and Ali M Memari, 2019, "Design and Development of Energy Efficient Re-roofing Solutions", Renewable Energy, 151, pp. 10
  • Junqi Zhao and Esther A. Obonyo, 2018, "Towards a Data-Driven Approach to Injury Prevention in Construction.", Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 10863, pp. 385-411
  • Esther A. Obonyo and Junqi Zhao, 2018, "Towards A Real-Time Data-Driven Approach for Proactive Injury Prevention in Construction", Advancements in Civil Engineering & Technology, 2, (2), pp. 1-5
  • Esther A. Obonyo, Sumit Pareek and Dawit Okubatsion Woldu, 2018, "Decision Making within the Built Environment as a Strategy for Mitigating the Risk of Malaria and other Vector-Borne Diseases", Buildings, pp. 17
  • Bingunath Ingirige, Srinath Perera, Kirti Ruikar and Esther A. Obonyo, 2017, "20 Conclusions--Summary, the status quo and future trends", Advances in Construction ICT and e-Business, pp. 462
  • Sumit Pareek, 2017, "Pathways to Impact at Scale for Malaria Prevention: Using the Built Environment as a Global Health Strategy"
  • Esther A. Obonyo and Chimay Anumba, 2017, "The multi-agent paradigm in construction e-business and its use in the next generation of data-driven decision-making tools", Advances in Construction ICT and e-Business, pp. 450--461
  • P. Donkor and Obonyo Esther, 2016, "Compressed Soil Blocks: Influence of Fibers on Flexural Properties and Failure Mechanism", Construction & Building Materials, 121, pp. 8
  • Peter Donkor and Esther A. Obonyo, 2015, "Earthen construction materials: Assessing the feasibility of improving strength and deformability of compressed earth blocks using polypropylene fibers", Materials & Design, 83, pp. 813-819
  • Esther A. Obonyo, Elie Kamseu, Patrick N Lemougna, Arlin B Tchamba, Uphie Melo and Cristina Leonelli, 2014, "A Sustainable Approach for the Geopolymerization of Natural Iron-Rich Aluminosilicate Materials", Sustainability, 6, (9), pp. 5535-5553
  • Elie Kamseu, Maria Cannio, Esther A. Obonyo, Fey Tobias, Maria C Bignozz, Vincenzo M Sglavoe and Cristina Leonelli, 2014, "Metakaolin-based inorganic polymer composite: Effects of fine aggregate composition and structure on porosity evolution, microstructure and mechanical properties", 53, pp. 258-269
  • Peter Donkor, Esther A. Obonyo, ME Rinker and Sr, 2014, "Closing Construction Materials Loops: A Case Study of Compressed Stabilized Earth Blocks as a Locally Available Low Embodied Energy Walling Material", iiSBE NET ZERO BUILT ENVIRONMENT, pp. 393
  • Esther A. Obonyo and P. Donkor, 2014, "Effect of Fibrillated Polypropylene Fiber Aspect Ratio on the Flexural and Compressive Strength of Compressed Stabilised Earth Blocks", Construction Research Congress 2014: Construction in a Global Network, pp. 661-670
  • Esther A. Obonyo, 2013, "Enhancing Intelligent Knowledge Systems Using Organization-Centered Agent Models", Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, 27, (2), pp. 196-201
  • J. Onyango, C. McGeough and Esther A. Obonyo, 2012, "Waste to Worth: Evaluation of potential waste heat recovery system within Commercial Kitchens in Northern Ireland", Journal of Green Building, 7, (4), pp. 62-69
  • Esther A. Obonyo, 2012, "Developing enhanced, lignocellulosic fibre reinforcement for low-cost, cementitious, construction materials", Architectural Engineering and Design Management, 8, (1), pp. 30--41
  • Esther A. Obonyo and Chimay Anumba, 2011, "Organization-oriented multi-agent systems for construction supply chains", Electronic Journal of Information Technology in Construction, 16, pp. 727-744
  • Esther A. Obonyo, 2011, "Optimizing the Physical, Mechanical and Hygrothermal Performance of Compressed Earth Bricks", Sustainability, 3, (4), pp. 596-604
  • Esther A. Obonyo, E. Kamseu, C. Leonelli and U. C. Melo, 2011, "Engineering Properties and Chemical Environments Behavior of Geopolymer Materials for sustainable building applications: A review", Sustainability, 3, (2)
  • Esther A. Obonyo, 2011, "Developing Enhanced, Lignocellulosic Fiber Reinforcement for Low Cost, Cementitious, Construction Materials", Architectural Engineering and Design Management, 8, pp. 30-41
  • E. Kamseu, C. Leonelli and Esther A. Obonyo, 2011, "Evolution of fired clay products into sustainable building ceramics", Interceram, 60, (3), pp. 221-225
  • EA Obonyo, 2011, "Developing Global Scientists and Engineers: Engineering Sustainable Building Systems", Quality Education for Societal Transformation Nairobi, Kenya July 20-22, 2011, 20, pp. 170
  • E Kamseu, C Leonelli and Esther A. Obonyo, 2011, "Evolution of fired clay products: from origin to sustainable building ceramics", InterCeram: International Ceramic Review, 60, (3), pp. 221--225
  • Esther A. Obonyo, 2010, "Towards Agent-Augmented Ontologies for Educational VDC Applications", Electronic Journal of Information Technology in Construction, 11, (2), pp. 313-334
  • Esther A. Obonyo, 2010, "An Agent-based Intelligent Virtual Learning Environment for Construction Management", Journal of Construction Innovation: Information, Process, Management, 11, (2), pp. 142 - 160
  • A. McGuffin and Esther A. Obonyo, 2010, "Enhancing Performance: A Case Study of the Effects of Employee Coaching in Construction Practice", Journal of Construction Management and Economics, 28, (2), pp. 141 – 149
  • Esther A. Obonyo and R. R. Issa, 2010, "Editorial, Special Issue on Advanced Digital Technologies for Built Environment Education and Learning", ITcon, 15, pp. 269-270
  • Esther A. Obonyo, D. Tate and M. Tia, 2010, "A Research Roadmap for Advancing the Structural Use of Earth-based Bricks: Key Findings from the NSF US-Tanzania 2009 Workshop", Sustainability, 2, (11), pp. 3561-3571
  • Obonyo Esther Adhiambo and Issa Raja Raymond, 2010, "Advanced digital technologies for built environment education and learning", Journal of Information Technology in Construction (ITcon), 15, (20), pp. 269--270
  • Esther A. Obonyo, 2008, "Using web-based knowledge forums to internationalize construction education", ITcon, 13, pp. 212-223
  • Esther A. Obonyo and Chimay J Anumba, 2008, "Agent-Based Systems: The Competitive Advantage for AEC-Specific e-Business", e-Business in Construction, pp. 104--122
  • EA Obonyo and CJ Anumba, 2007, "Towards a multi-agent approach for knowledge-based virtual construction", Collaborative Human Futures. Hong Kong: Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Faculty of Construction and Land Use
  • Esther A. Obonyo and Alfred Omenya, 2006, "Semantic markup of information on sanitation initiatives in informal settlements"
  • Esther A. Obonyo, Peter Donkor, Fabio Matta and Ece Erdogmus, 2005, "Keep me logged in", Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering
  • Esther A. Obonyo, C. J. Anumba and A. Thorpe, 2005, "APRON: an agent-based specification and procurement system for construction products", Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, 12, (4), pp. 329-350
  • Esther A. Obonyo, C. J. Anumba and A. Thorpe, 2004, "Specification and Procurement of Construction Products, A Case for an Agent-based System", International Journal of IT in Architecture, Engineering and Construction, 2, (3)
  • EA Obonyo, CJ Anumba and A Thorpe, 2004, "Specification and procurement of construction products: the case for an agent-based system", INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF IT IN ARCHITECTURE ENGINEERING AND CONSTRUCTION, 2, pp. 203--216
  • CJ Anumba, Z Aziz and EA Obonyo, 2003, "Mobile communications in construction--trends and prospects", Innovative Developments in Architecture, Engineering and Construction, Chimay Anumba (ed.), pp. 159--168
  • Michael A Adewumi and Esther A. Obonyo, , "The Thermodynamic System as a Metaphor for Engineering Education in Africa", Nigerian Academy of Engineering
  • Esther A. Obonyo and Peter Donkor, , "Earthen construction materials: Assessing the feasibility of improving strength and deformability of compressed earth blocks using polypropylene fibers", Article in Materials and Design, 83, pp. 813-819
  • Elizabeth Mae Andrzejewski, Marcus S Shaffer and Esther A. Obonyo, , "The “Lost” Motion Machine of Wachsmann, Bollinger and Mendoza", Technology | Architecture + Design

Conference Proceedings

  • Darpan Triboan, Esther A. Obonyo, Aladdin Ayesh, Suleiman Y Yerima, Barnali Basak, Wangari Wang’Ombe, Daniel Olago, Lydia A Olaka, Kristin K Sznajder and Carvalho Madivate, 2021, "A Transdisciplinary Framework for AI-driven Disaster Risk Reduction for Low-income Housing Communities in Kenya"
  • Junqi Zhao and Esther A. Obonyo, 2021, "Applying Incremental Deep Neural Networks-based Posture Recognition Model for Ergonomics Risk Assessment in Construction", Advanced Engineering Informatics, Elsevier, pp. 22
  • Esther A. Obonyo and James Mutunga, 2020, "Advancing from healthy buildings to healthy cities through building science epidemiology", 4th Healthy City Design 2020 International Congress, SALUS, United Kingdom
  • Sarah Ritter, Esther A. Obonyo, Andrew S Lau and Sven G Bilen, 2020, "Client-Driven Project on Sustainability within First-Year Cornerstone Design", pp. 1-8
  • Junqi Zhao and Esther A. Obonyo, 2020, "Applying Incremental Deep Neural Networks-based Posture Recognition Model for Injury Risk Assessment in Construction", arXiv preprint arXiv:2008.01679
  • Zhao Junqi and Esther A. Obonyo, 2020, "Applying Deep Incremental Learning-based Posture Recognition Model for Injury Prevention in Construction", Proceedings of EG-ICE 2020 Workshop on Intelligent Computing in Engineering, 2020
  • S. Welch, Esther A. Obonyo and A. Memari, 2020, "Trends and Practices of Retrofitting Existing Residential Buildings to Passive House Criteria and Similar Standards", Proceedings of 2020 Residential Building Design and Construction Conference
  • Shayrar Habibi, Esther A. Obonyo and Ali M Memari, 2019, "A New Concept for the Integration of Bamboo in Contemporary and Vernacular Architecture, Housing in the Third Millennium between Tradition, and Innovation", Proceedings of the 43rd IAHS (International Association for the Science of Housing) World Congress on Housing
  • Esther A Obonyo, Normando Perazzo Barbosa, José Augusto Gomes Neto and Khosrow Ghavami, 2019, "Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Non-Conventional Materials and Technologies – IC NOCMAT 2019", Associação Para o Desenvolvimento da Ciência e da Tecnologia, João Pessoa, Paraíba, Brazil
  • S. Habibi, Esther A. Obonyo and A. Memari, 2019, "Design and Development of Energy Efficient Re-roofing Solutions", Proceedings of Building Simulation 2019, 16th Conference of IBPSA
  • J. C. Diarte Almada, M. S. Shaffer and Esther A. Obonyo, 2019, "Panelized Building System for Low-Cost Housing Using Waste Cardboard and Repurposed Wood", Proceedings of 18th International Conference on Non-Conventional Materials and Technologies (NOCMAT), pp. 155 to 166
  • S. Habibi, Esther A. Obonyo and A. Memari, 2019, "A design Concept for Using Bamboo in Low Income Housing", Proceedings of 18th International Conference on Non-Conventional Materials and Technologies (NOCMAT), pp. 523 to 530
  • J. Zhao and Esther A. Obonyo, 2019, "Convolutional Long Short-Term Memory Model for Recognizing Postures from Wearable Sensor", CEUR Workshop Proceedings, 2394
  • Julio Diarte, Marcus S Shaffer and Esther A. Obonyo, 2019, "Developing a Panelized Building System for Low-Cost Housing Using Waste Cardboard and Repurposed Wood"
  • Julio Urbina, Jose F Oliden, Patrick J Tunno, Akhlesh Lakhtakia, Juan Rodriguez, Miguel Luis Estrada, Esther A. Obonyo, Sarah E Zappe, Christine Masters and Fernando Fonseca Pacheco, 2019, "Experience-Based Learning: Global Engineering Culture and Society"
  • Esther A. Obonyo and Chimay Anumba, 2019, "The multi agent paradigm and organizational abstractions in construction e-business"
  • Mary Njenga, Esther A. Obonyo and Ruth M. Mendum, 2018, "Technology is Culture: Building a Transdisciplinary Team to Address Community Energy and Urban Revitalization Challenges"
  • Junqi Zhao and Esther A. Obonyo, 2018, "E-health of Construction Works: A Proactive Injury Prevention Approach", IEEE Communications Society
  • Simion Kintingu and Esther A. Obonyo, 2016, "Research and Development-Driven Delivery of Affordable Housing in Tanzania"
  • Esther A. Obonyo, Abraham Goldman and Wilkistar Otieno, 2016, "Rethinking Sustainable Housing in Sub-Saharan Africa"
  • Erdogmus Ece, B Wagner, Linsey Rohe, Eric Garcia, A Shwer, Fabio Matta and Esther A. Obonyo, 2015, "Design of Compressed Stabilized Earthen Wall Systems for High-Wind Resistant Residential Unit Construction"
  • Esther A. Obonyo, Peter Donkor, Fabio Matta and Erdogmus Ece, 2015, "Challenges, Opportunities, and Solutions in Low-cost Building Envelopes: A Case Study of Low-strength Masonry Systems"
  • Peter Donkor, Esther A. Obonyo, Fabio Matta and Erdogmus Ece, 2015, "Effect of Polypropylene Fiber Length on the Flexural and Compressive Strength of Compressed Stabilized Earth Blocks"
  • Esther A. Obonyo, P. Donkor, F. Matta and E. Erdogmus, 2014, "Challenges, Opportunities and Solutions in Low Cost Building Envelopes: A Case Study of Low Strength Masonry Systems"
  • P. Donkor, Esther A. Obonyo, F. Matta and E. Erdogmus, 2014, "Effect of Polypropylene Fiber Length on the Flexural and Compressive Strength of Compressed Stabilized Earth Blocks", Construction in a Global Network – Proc. 2014 Construction Research Congress (CRC2014)
  • M. C. Cuéllar-Azcárate, F. Matta and Esther A. Obonyo, 2014, "Structural Design of Affordable and Energy Efficient Earth Masonry Dwellings for Tornado Wind Loads,", Proc. ASCE/SEI Structures Congress 2014
  • Esther A. Obonyo, 2013, "From Affordability to Sustainability and Durability: Earthen Masonry for Hot and Humid Regions", Proceedings of the Modern Methods and Advances in Structural Engineering and Construction, The Seventh International Structural Engineering and Construction Conference (ISEC-7)
  • Esther A. Obonyo, C. Kibert, A. Goldman, C. Bwenge and H. Kintingu, 2013, "Managing Context-Specific Cultural Drivers and Barriers to Sustainable and Resilient Building Systems: Lessons from Tanzania", Proceedings of CIB World Building Congress 2013: Built Environment Research Focused on Social Outcomes
  • Esther A. Obonyo and W. Wei, 2013, "Sea Level Rise and Smart Historic Coastal Communities, Lessons from Savannah, GA and St Augustine, Fl", Proceedings of CIB World Building Congress 2013: Built Environment Research Focused on Social Outcomes
  • J. Onyango and Esther A. Obonyo, 2013, "Does an urban design laboratory process contribute to construction of assets that responds to social needs?", Proceedings of CIB World Building Congress 2013: Built Environment Research Focused on Social Outcomes
  • J. Onyango and Esther A. Obonyo, 2013, "A comparative study of how supply chain management in small-medium enterprises (SMEs) in the UK and Kenya contribute to social needs", Proceedings of the CIB World Building Congress 2013: Built Environment Research Focused on Social Outcomes
  • Esther A. Obonyo, P. Donkor, M. Baskaran and F. Amezugbe, 2013, "Advancing the Structural Use of Earth-based Bricks: Assessing the Reliability of Existing Testing Procedures", Proceedings of the 2013 AEI Architectural Engineering Institute Conference, pp. 988-996
  • Esther A. Obonyo, 2012, "Designing Sustainable Earthen Masonry for Durability: A Case Study of the Hot and Humid Tanzanian Context", Proceedings of the iNTA 2012 4th International Network for Tropical Architecture Conference
  • Esther A. Obonyo and C. Anumba, 2012, "Organizational Multi-Agent Systems for Dynamic Highway Maintenance Planning", Proceeding of the 2012 ASCE International Workshop on Computing in Civil Engineering, pp. 161-169
  • I. Flood, Esther A. Obonyo and G. Vala, 2011, "Truck Weigh-in-Motion using Reverse Modeling and Genetic Algorithms", Proceedings of the 2011 ASCE International Workshop on Computing in Civil Engineering, pp. 219-226
  • Esther A. Obonyo and C. Anumba, 2010, "The multi agent paradigm and organizational abstractions in construction e-business", 2010 Computing in Civil and Building Engineering, Proceedings of the International Conference, pp. 221
  • Esther A. Obonyo, C. J. Anu andba, , 2007, "Towards A Multi-Agent Approach for KnowledgeBased Virtual Construction", Collaborative Futures Workshop
  • Esther A. Obonyo and A. Omenya, 2006, "Agent-based Modelling of Urban Sanitation: Informal Settlements in Nairobi", Proceedings of the Joint International Conference on Computing and Decision Making in Civil and Building Engineering, pp. 2781-2790
  • Esther A. Obonyo, 2006, "A Proposal for Developing an Innovation Strategy within a Construction Company", Proceedings of the 42nd International Conference of Associated Schools of Construction
  • Esther A. Obonyo, C. J. Anumba and A. Thorpe, 2003, "Software Agents in the Specification and Procurement of Construction Products", Innovation in Architecture, Engineering and Construction, Millpress Science Publishers, pp. 131-138
  • C. J. Anumba, Z. Aziz and Esther A. Obonyo, 2003, "Mobile Communications in Construction Trends and Prospects, In Innovation in Architecture", Engineering and Construction, Millpress Science Publishers, Rotterdam, pp. 159-168
  • Esther A. Obonyo, CJ Anumba, A Thorpe and B Parkes, 2001, "Agent-based support for electronic procurement in construction", pp. 268--279
  • Esther A. Obonyo, C. J. Anumba, A. Thorpe and B. Parkes, 2001, "Specification and Procurement of Construction Products: Potential Role of Intelligent Agents", Proceedings, International Conference on Intelligent Agents, Web Technologies and Internet Commerce (IAWTIC), pp. 268-279
  • Elizabeth Mae Andrzejewski, Marcus S Shaffer and Esther A. Obonyo, , "Re-engaging the Kinematics of Building Assembly: An Exploration of Konrad Wachsmann’s Architecture Machine through a Technological Dialog with the L.O.M.", International Conference on Computing in Civil Engineering (i3CE 2021)
  • Qin Yin, Esther A. Obonyo, Junqi Zhao and Azzah Eskandrani, , "Accelerating the Uptake of Advanced Digital Technologies for Health and Safety Management within Construction Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)", International Conference on Computing in Civil Engineering (i3CE 2021)

Abstracts

  • Esther A. Obonyo, 2019, "Building Materials at the Human Scale Workshop", pp. 2

Other

  • Esther A. Obonyo, 2017, "The Worldwide Elusive Search for Affordable Housing", Engineering for Change
  • Srinath Perera, Bingunath Ingirige, Kirti Ruikar and Esther A. Obonyo, 2017, "Advances in Construction ICT and e-Business"
  • Esther A. Obonyo, J. Exelbirt and M. Baskaran, 2010, "Durability of Compressed Earth Bricks: Assessing Erosion Resistance Using the Modified Spray Testing", Sustainability, 2, (12), pp. 3639-3649
  • Esther A. Obonyo, 2004, "APRON: Agent-based specification and procurement of construction products"

Research Projects

  • April 2021 - March 2024, "Belmont Forum Collaborative Research: Advancing Resilience in Low Income Housing Using Climate-Change Science and Big Data Analytics," (Sponsor: National Science Foundation).
  • April 2021 - June 2022, "Community engagement and interdisciplinary collaboration to direct air quality research at industrial sites near Pittsburgh," (Sponsor: Institures of Energy and Environment).
  • April 2021 -  , "Catalytic Support for the Global Building Network," (Sponsor: Penn State Institutes of Energy and Environment).
  • April 2021 -  , "Energy retrofit policy and programs in low-income housing markets: Implications for energy equity in Cleveland, Ohio," (Sponsor: Penn State Institutes of Energy and Environment).

Honors and Awards

  • 2022 Senior Fellow for the Global Council for Science and the Environment, Global Council for Science and Environment (GCSE), January 2022 - December 2022
  • PhiLDev Visiting Professor, PhilDev supported by UNDP and Australian Govt, August 2021 - December 2021
  • ASME Engineering for Change Academic Ally Award, ASME Engineering for Change, December 2021 - December 2021
  • PhiLDev Visiting Professor, PhilDev supported by UNDP and Australian Govt, August 2020 - December 2020
  • PhiLDev Visiting Professor, PhilDev supported by UNDP and Australian Govt, August 2019 - December 2019
  • PhiLDev Visiting Professor, PhilDev supported by UNDP and Australian Govt, April 2018 - December 2018
  • IASPIRE Facuty Fellowship, University of Georgia, July 2021
  • Rice 360 Faculty Fellowship, Rice University, September 2021

Service

Service to Penn State:

  • Committee Work, Committee Member, Office of the Vice President for Sponsored Research Social Justice Committee, May 2021
  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Co-Organizer, Global Building Network Sessions during the Energy Days, Penn State IEE, Energy Days, May 2021 - May 2021
  • Contributions to Programs to Enhance Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging, Committee Member, Social Justice Advisory Council, Penn State, Office of the Vice President for Sponsored Research Social Justice Committee, June 2021
  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Co-Chairperson, https://www.psu.edu/news/research/story/call-researchers-participate-health-built-environment-workshop-series/, Penn State, Climate, health and the built environment, June 2021
  • Other, Committee Member, IEE Search Committee for Executive Director, IEE, IEE Search Committee for Executive Director, November 2021
  • Other, Chairperson, GBN Search Committee for Operations Director, College of Engineering/ SEDTAPP, GBN Search Committee for Operations Director, November 2021
  • Other, Chairperson, GBN Search Committee for Assistant Research Professor, College of Engineering/ SEDTAPP, GBN Search Committee for Assistant Research Professor, November 2021
  • Other, Committee Member, Social Science Research Institute Search Committee for Executive Director, Social Science Research Institute, Social Science Research Institute Search Committee for Executive Director, November 2020 - February 2021
  • Committee Work, Committee Member, Stewarding our Planet's Resources, October 2018
  • Other, Committee Member, IEE Search Committee for Operations and Partnership, IEE, IEE Search Committee for Operations and Partnership, November 2018 - December 2018
  • Other, Committee Member, Search Committee for AE Department Chair, College of Engineering, Search Committee for AE Department Chair, January 2018 - April 2018
  • Committee Work, Committee Member, Penn State, Stewarding Our Planet's Resources, January 2017

Service to External Organizations:

  • Participation in or Service to Professional and Learned Societies, Co-Chairperson, Co-leader and Co-founder of Carbon Leadership Forum Philadephia Chapter, Carbon Leadership Forum Philadephia Chapter (CLF Philly), May 2021
  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Committee Member, Proceedings of i3CE International Conference on Computing in Civil Engineering,, 2021 ASCE International Conference on Computing in Civil Engineering, September 2021 - September 2021
  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Committee Member, Proceedings of EG-ICE 2021, EG-ICE 2021, June 2021 - July 2021
  • Voluntary Consultation and/or Advising, Board Member, Social Justice and the built environment, Pittsburgh Platform, June 2021
  • Voluntary Consultation and/or Advising, Judge, Idea2Startup Program Pitching activity, ADNU University, Philippines, July 2021 - July 2021
  • Other, Judge, Judge for Groundbreaker Awards, Green Building United, November 2021 - November 2021
  • Voluntary Consultation and/or Advising, Board Member, Social Justice and the built environment, Sustainable Development Fund, June 2021
  • Service to Public and Private Organizations, Board Member, Community engaged research, GCC Limited, August 2020
  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Committee Member, Conference Technical Committee, American Society for Civil Engineering, November 2020
  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Co-Organizer, Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program, IIE/ Carnegie Corporation, June 2020
  • Participation in or Service to Professional and Learned Societies, Co-Organizer, Non-Conventional Building Materials and Technology 2020/2021, December 2019
  • Service to Citizen and/or Client Groups, Committee Member, Social Justice, NAACP Centering Equity in the Sustainable Building Sector (CESBS) Initiative,, July 2018
  • Participation in or Service to Professional and Learned Societies, Chairperson, Chair for Non-Conventional Building Materials and Technology 2019, December 2017
 


 

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