In pursuit of our vision for a more just and beautiful world, the College of Built Environments continues to implement an important part of our strategic framework: growing our capacity for collaborative interdisciplinary work with the goal of advancing climate solutions.
We are excited to announce that Dr. Amos Darko has joined the faculty as part of our interdisciplinary faculty cohort. Dr. Darko brings with him a wealth of expertise and experience in sustainability, sustainable built environment, sustainable construction, green building, modular construction, project management, and digital technologies including building information modeling and artificial intelligence.
Dr. Darko earned his Ph.D. degree from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) in 2019, and his BSc degree (First Class Honors) from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in 2014. Before joining the University of Washington, Dr. Darko was a Research Assistant Professor at PolyU.
Dr. Darko has published numerous 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. His paper is the most cited paper of all time in the International Journal of Construction Management. He has also been ranked among the world’s top 2% most cited scientists by Elsevier BV and Stanford University. Dr. Darko has received several awards for his outstanding work, including the Green Talents Award from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research in 2020, the Global Top Peer Reviewer Award from the Web of Science Group in 2019, the Outstanding Overseas Young Scholars Award from Central South University in 2019, and the Best Construction Technology and Management Student Award from KNUST in 2014.
Dr. Darko’s work has been supported by the Research Grants Council of Hong Kong, Chief Secretary for Administration’s Office of Hong Kong, and several internal grants.
Dr. Darko is an Associate Editor of Green Building and Construction Economics, an Associate Editor of Humanities and Social Sciences Communications, and an Academic Editor of Advances in Civil Engineering.
“I am excited to collaborate with colleagues from diverse disciplines to tackle the pressing challenges of sustainability and climate change, and to contribute to shaping a more just and beautiful world,” said Dr. Darko.