Dr. Sharifah Akmam Syed Zakaria
Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
and Technology Management (Building)
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.