Kumaraswamy, MM

 

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Professor Kumaraswamy, Mohan Maheswaran 顧茂翰

Title:
Honorary Professor

Biography

Mohan Kumaraswamy, now an Honorary Professor at The University of Hong Kong (HKU), was on the full time staff of the Dept. of Civil Engineering, HKU from 1992 to June 2013. Previously, he worked on designs, construction and construction management in Sri Lanka and Nigeria, after his B.Eng. (Civil) from Sri Lanka, and before his M.Sc. in Construction Management from Loughborough University, UK from where he also received his PhD in 1991. After his MSc, he was a Construction Manager and then a Director of the first construction project management company in Sri Lanka, and led many innovative projects and internationally funded consultancies. 
He was awarded a DSc by Loughborough University, UK in Feb. 2013, for published work constituting a sustained, substantial and original contribution to knowledge. His R&D interests cover many critical areas in construction project management, infrastructure asset management and construction industry development. He is active in many international research groups, including as Joint Co-ordinator of the international Task Force (TG72) on Public Private Partnerships of the CIB - International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction.

He is also on many Editorial Boards of reputed international journals in construction engineering and management and is Editor-in-Chief of the journal of ‘Built Environment Project and Asset Management’ (BEPAM) - www.emeraldinsight.com/bepam.htm. 

Mohan has been active in professional bodies, including the HKIE, where he was Chairman of the Civil Division in 1997-98, the Chartered Institute of Building, where he was the Sri Lanka representative until 1992, and later a Vice Chairman of CIOB Hong Kong in 1996-97. He contributed to industry development bodies such as the Construction Industry Council, and was President of the Asian Construction Management Association from 1999-2002. He is now the ‘Founding Director’ of the Centre for Infrastructure & Construction Industry Development (CICID), having been its first Executive Director (from 2002 to June 2013).

 
Honours, Awards & Prizes
AwardeesAward DateHonours / Awards / PrizesCategory
2006-10-01UNIVERSITAS 21 Fellowship (2006): The University of Hong Kong
Research Achievement
2008-06-012008 Award for Excellence as ‘Outstanding Reviewer' for the ‘Jnl. of Engineering, Construction & Architectural Management’: Emerald Literati Network
Research Achievement
2008-05-01‘Engineering Overseas Visitor Programme Fellowship’: Engineering Faculty, The University of Hong Kong
Research Achievement
2002-06-01CIVCAL web-based teaching-learning package: Honourable Mention Award (for 3rd place) under ‘Best Web-based / IT-enhanced learning initiative', in the ‘IT in Education Awards Contest’ of the Academic Council for IT in Education (ACITE).
Teaching Accomplishment
Ugwu, OO
Ekambaram, P
Rahman, MM
2005-04-01Literati Club 2005 Award for Excellence - Outstanding Paper (Engineeing, Construction and Architectural Management): Emerald Literati Club, Emerald, Bradford, UK
Research Achievement
Ekambaram, P
2002-04-18CIOB Innovation Award 2001: Research Papers Competition Runner Up (Title of Paper: A centralised system for contractor registration using web-based technologies): Chartered Institute of Building, London, UK
Research Achievement
Anvuur, AM
Smyth, HJ
2009-10-01Best Paper Award for paper entitled: Super-charging supply chains - through 'relational integration' for 'overall value' at International Conference on ‘Changing Roles: New Roles, New Challenges’,: Facilities Journal published by Emerald Group, TU Delft Faculty of Architecture, Real Estate & Housing, Netherlands
Research Achievement
Professional Societies
Term PeriodPositionProfessional Societies
2003Assessor, ICE Professional ReviewInstitution of Civil Engineers
05/1996 - 04/1997Vice ChairmanChartered Institute of Building (Hong Kong)
05/1993 - 04/2000Council MemberChartered Institute of Building (Hong Kong)
05/1994 - 04/1996Convenor, Social & Industrial Concern WorkgroupChartered Institute of Building (Hong Kong)
07/1997 - 06/1998Chairman, Civil DivisionHong Kong Institution of Engineers
07/1996 - 06/1997Vice Chairman, Civil DivisionHong Kong Institution of Engineers
07/1993 - 06/1996 + 07/1999 - 06/2002Committee Member, Civil DivisionHong Kong Institution of Engineers
07/2002 - 06/2004Member, Building Discipline Advisory PanelHong Kong Institution of Engineers
07/1999 - 06/2001Member, Civil Discipline Advisory PanelHong Kong Institution of Engineers
07/1999 - 06/2001Civil Discipline Rep. on Education & Examination CommitteeHong Kong Institution of Engineers
07/1998-06/1999Member, Community Service CommitteeHong Kong Institution of Engineers
07/1998-06/1999Member, Group 1 CommitteeHong Kong Institution of Engineers
01/1997 -06/1997Convenor (& Founder Chairman), Committee for the 'Civil Engineering papers of the Year' (CEPYA annual competition)Hong Kong Institution of Engineers
07/1993 - 06/2002Assessor/Lead Assessor, Building DisciplineHong Kong Institution of Engineers
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