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Dr Zhenan Feng PhD, MSc, BEng

Lecturer in Digitial Built Environment

Doctoral Co-Supervisor
School of Built Environment

Zhenan is a lecturer in Digital Built Environment in the School of Built Environment at Massey University. Zhenan has teaching and research experience on digital technologies for built environment, such as virtual reality, augmented reality, serious games, building information modelling, 3D scanning, and photogrammetry.

Zhenan has obtained a doctorate in Civil Engineering, investigating customizable VR SGs for earthquake emergency training.

Zhenan's research interests lie in:

- Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, and Mixed Reality;

- Serious Games and Gamification;

- Building Information Modelling;

- Digital Construction;

- Simulation;

- Evacuation.

Zhenan has obtained his Doctoral degree in Civil Engineering from The University of Auckland (New Zealand) in 2020, Master of Science degree in International Construction Management from Nanyang Technological University (Singapore) in 2015, and Bachelor of Engineering degree in Water Supply and Drainage Engineering from Hunan University (China) in 2011.

Before his academic career, he worked in China as a designer for an architectural consultant from 2015 to 2016 and in Singapore as a site engineer for a contractor from 2011 to 2014, taking care of the plumbing, sanitary, and water-based firefighting systems of buildings.

Zhenan is a lecturer in Digital Built Environment in the School of Built Environment at Massey University. Zhenan has teaching and research experience on digital technologies for built environment, such as virtual reality, augmented reality, serious games, building information modelling, 3D scanning, and photogrammetry.

Zhenan has obtained a doctorate in Civil Engineering, investigating customizable VR SGs for earthquake emergency training.

Zhenan's research interests lie in:

- Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, and Mixed Reality;

- Serious Games and Gamification;

- Building Information Modelling;

- Digital Construction;

- Simulation;

- Evacuation.

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Professional

Contact details

  • Ph: +6492136194
    Location: 3.39, Quadrangle Building A
    Campus: East Precinct, Gate 1, Albany Highway, Auckland, 0632

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy - University of Auckland (2020)
  • Master of Science - Nanyang Technological University (2015)
  • Bachelor of Engineering - Hunan University (2011)

Certifications and Registrations

  • Licence, Co-Supervisor, Massey University

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, and Mixed Reality

Serious Games and Gamification

Building Informatics and Building Information Modelling

Digital Construction

Simulation

Evacuation

Thematics

21st Century Citizenship, Design – for Commerce, Community and Culture

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Built Environment And Design (120000):
Civil Engineering (090500): Construction Engineering (090502): Engineering (090000):
Information And Computing Sciences (080000):
Interdisciplinary Engineering (091500)

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 1 1

Research Outputs

Journal

Qian, Y., Yu, M., Wang, T., Yuan, R., Feng, Z., & Zhao, X. (2022). Evolutionary Game and Simulation of Green Housing Market Subject Behavior in China. Computational intelligence and neuroscience. 2022, 7153270
[Journal article]Authored by: Feng, Z.
Dai, D., Wu, X., Si, F., Feng, Z., & Chu, W. (2022). Complex characteristics analysis of time-delay digital supply chain driven by cybersecurity. Kybernetes.
[Journal article]Authored by: Feng, Z.
Lovreglio, R., Thompson, P., & Feng, Z. (2022). Automation in Fire Safety Engineering Using BIM and Generative Design. Fire Technology. 58(1)
[Journal article]Authored by: Feng, Z., Lovreglio, R.
Feng, Z., González, VA., Mutch, C., Amor, R., & Cabrera-Guerrero, G. (2021). Instructional mechanisms in immersive virtual reality serious games: Earthquake emergency training for children. Journal of Computer Assisted Learning. 37(2), 542-556
[Journal article]Authored by: Feng, Z.
Feng, Z., González, VA., Mutch, C., Amor, R., Rahouti, A., Baghouz, A., . . . Cabrera-Guerrero, G. (2020). Towards a customizable immersive virtual reality serious game for earthquake emergency training. Advanced Engineering Informatics. 46
[Journal article]Authored by: Feng, Z.
Feng, Z., González, VA., Trotter, M., Spearpoint, M., Thomas, J., Ellis, D., . . . Lovreglio, R. (2020). How people make decisions during earthquakes and post-earthquake evacuation: Using Verbal Protocol Analysis in Immersive Virtual Reality. Safety Science. 129
[Journal article]Authored by: Feng, Z., Lovreglio, R.
Feng, Z., González, VA., Amor, R., Spearpoint, M., Thomas, J., Sacks, R., . . . Cabrera-Guerrero, G. (2020). An immersive virtual reality serious game to enhance earthquake behavioral responses and post-earthquake evacuation preparedness in buildings. Advanced Engineering Informatics. 45
[Journal article]Authored by: Feng, Z., Lovreglio, R.
Lovreglio, R., Gonzalez, V., Feng, Z., Amor, R., Spearpoint, M., Thomas, J., . . . Sacks, R. (2018). Prototyping virtual reality serious games for building earthquake preparedness: The Auckland City Hospital case study. Advanced Engineering Informatics. 38, 670-682
[Journal article]Authored by: Feng, Z., Lovreglio, R.
Feng, Z., González, VA., Amor, R., Lovreglio, R., & Cabrera-Guerrero, G. (2018). Immersive virtual reality serious games for evacuation training and research: A systematic literature review. Computers and Education. 127, 252-266
[Journal article]Authored by: Feng, Z., Lovreglio, R.

Book

Feng, Z., Gao, Y., & Zhang, T. (2022). Gamification for Visualization Applications in the Construction Industry. In Structural Integrity. (pp. 495 - 514).
[Chapter]Authored by: Feng, Z.

Conference

Peng, W., & Feng, Z. (2022). The applications of building information modelling for the lifecycle performance of green buildings: a systematic literature review. Proceedings of the 7th New Zealand Built Environment Research Symposium. Auckland, New Zealand
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Feng, Z.
Aheleroff, S., Zhong, RY., Xu, X., Feng, Z., & Goyal, P. (2020). Digital twin enabled mass personalization: A case study of a smart wetland maintenance system. ASME 2020 15th International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference, MSEC 2020. Vol. 2
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Feng, Z.
Feng, Z., González, VA., Ma, L., Al-Adhami, MMA., & Mourgues, C. (2018). Rapid 3D Reconstruction of Indoor Environments to Generate Virtual Reality Serious Games Scenarios. Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Construction Applications of Virtual Reality. Auckland, New Zealand: 18th International Conference on Construction Applications of Virtual Reality (CONVR2018)
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Feng, Z.

Consultancy and Languages

Languages

  • English
    Last used: Today
    Spoken ability: Excellent
    Written ability: Excellent
  • Mandarin
    Last used: Today
    Spoken ability: Excellent
    Written ability: Excellent

Teaching and Supervision

Courses Coordinated

  • 218.324 Integrating Building Information and the Supply Chain
  • 218.336 Construction Management Capstone
  • 218.712 Advanced Building Information Modelling

Graduate Supervision Statement

I am currently accepting doctoral candidates under my supervision on the topics related to my research interests and expertise.

Some scholarships from the University and School:

1. Massey University Doctoral Scholarship: https://www.massey.ac.nz/massey/admission/scholarships-bursaries-awards/scholarship-bursary-award_home.cfm?id=83B45FEA-2E17-48C0-B717-CA5F15B27B6E

2. China Scholarship Council (CSC) PhD Scholarship: https://www.massey.ac.nz/massey/admission/scholarships-bursaries-awards/scholarship-bursary-award_home.cfm?id=A166B5BD-3364-4ADB-BA06-E0D7FF24FD0B

3. School of Built Environment Fee-only Scholarship

Please feel free to contact me to discuss any details regarding your PhD application.

 


Dr Zhenan Feng is available for Masters and Doctorial supervision.

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
Co-supervisor 6 0

Current Doctoral Supervision

Co-supervisor of:

  • Zhidong Xu - Doctor of Philosophy
    Leveraging augmented reality technologies to improve productivity in the construction industry
  • Dorothy Liu - Doctor of Philosophy
    Mixed Reality Applications for Construction Training
  • Amir Karimi - Doctor of Philosophy
    Configuration a comprehensive framework for utilising DfMA technology in New Zealand construction
  • Parisa Amirtash - Doctor of Philosophy
    Developing domain-specific ontology model of capability and capacity in the construction industry of New-Zealand
  • Noushin Naraghiaraghi - Doctor of Philosophy
    Utilising digital technologies to facilitate building damage assessment after earthquakes
  • Hesam Khorrami Shad - Doctor of Philosophy
    Identifying and Addressing Potential Risks in Construction Sites Using Technology

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