School of Built Environment staff

On this page, find contact and expertise details for all staff at the School of Built Environment. Find out about Visiting Professors here.

Head of School

  • Prof Monty Sutrisna

    Prof Monty Sutrisna

    Head of School of Built Environment - School of Built Environment

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    Professor of Construction and Project Management and Head of School School of Built Environment. A senior academic leader, an active researcher and an award winning educator who has been actively championing close collaborations between Industry and Academia. His academic career spans for almost 20 years in the UK, Australia and New Zealand.

All staff

  • Associate Professor Naseem Ameer Ali

    Associate Professor Naseem Ameer Ali

    Associate Professor - School of Built Environment

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    Associate Professor and Director for Internationalisation, School of Built Env, Massey University; Adjunct Professor University of Science Malaysia; Visiting Professor Taylors University Malaysia

    Multidisciplinary construction professional with over 30 years of industry and academic experience. Past President of the Royal Institution of Surveyors Malaysia. Currently on the New Zealand Institute of Quantity Surveyors Auckland branch board and New Zealand Society of Construction Law council.

    Author of the world's first construction contract (STCC-RSP 2015) to attain the Plain Language Commission UK’s Clear English Standard accreditation.

    Advocate of plain language, which is heavily emphasised in the Master of Construction (Construction Law) programme.

  • Chinthaka Atapattu

    Chinthaka Atapattu

    Tutor - School of Built Environment

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    Chinthaka Atapattu is a Tutor in Quantity Surveying at the School of Built Environment, Massey University, New Zealand. Currently, he is reading for his PhD in the same school. He has 10 years of industry experience as a Quantity Surveyor in Oman, Qatar, and Sri Lanka. Chinthaka is a member of the New Zealand Institute of Building (MNZIOB) and the Royal Society New Zealand (MRSNZ).

  • Dr Mostafa Babaeian Jelodar

    Dr Mostafa Babaeian Jelodar

    Senior Lecturer in Construction Engineering and Management - School of Built Environment

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    Mostafa is a Civil Engineer and researcher with multidisciplinary interests in construction engineering and management. His main research focus crosses over construction innovation, new technologies, productivity, off-site construction, Decision Support Systems (DSS), integrated design and procurement. He is an expert in data analysis, operations research; mathematical and statistical modelling in combination with qualitative research methods. His publications appear in many well respected world class journals. Mostafa is also member of PMI, PrefabNZ, CIB and Engineering NZ. He has been on editorial and review duties for different international journals and served on the scientific committee of various international and local conferences.

  • Dr Mikael Boulic

    Dr Mikael Boulic

    Senior Lecturer - School of Built Environment

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    My area of expertise is focused on the interface of the Building Technology and Public Health. I have led a few intervention studies where we have investigated the relationship between domestic heaters, ventilation and the level of pollutants (mould, bacteria, chemicals and moisture) in homes and in classrooms. These studies had a strong sympathy for vulnerable communities with low income, Māori
    and Pasifika communities being particularly at risk through a higher burden of disease. 

  • Thao (Alice) Bui

    Thao (Alice) Bui

    Tutor - School of Built Environment

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    Thao (Alice) Bui is a Tutor in Construction Management at the School of Built Environment, Massey Univerity, New Zealand. She is also completing her PhD research in Climate Change and Sustainable Built Environment. Alice has a background in Civil Engineering and Project Management with a demonstrated history of working in the construction industry. She is member of the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), New Zealand Institute of Building (NZIOB), The Facilities Management Association of New Zealand (FMANZ), International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB), and New Zealand Green Building Council (NZGBC).

  • Dr Gregory Chawynski

    Dr Gregory Chawynski

    Senior Lecturer - School of Built Environment

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    Senior Lecturer in Construction Management. Gregory has a demonstrated history of working in the construction industry. He has held a number of key appointments including governance roles on boards and trusts. He brings a wealth of practical experience to the School of Built Environment that aligns well with his research interests and lectures.

  • Chris Chitty

    Chris Chitty

    Research Laboratory Technical Manager - School of Built Environment

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    Chris is highly regarded as an innovator, and has excellent relationships with end-users. 

    His reputation as a technology-focussed innovator with an unusual approach to solutions means he is often approached by individuals and companies seeking advice on products or technologies.

     

    Through his work with the “Let’s Get Inventing” TV show he was further able to inspire, advise and assist young inventers to create and patent their dreams.

     

    Chris has vast professional experience in the robotics and patient simulation, and is presently researching the unintended effects of modern lighting on humans and other biological lifeforms.

  • Dr Niluka Domingo

    Dr Niluka Domingo

    Senior Lecturer in Quantity Surveying - School of Built Environment

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  • Dr Mohamed Elkharboutly

    Dr Mohamed Elkharboutly

    Lecturer in Built Environment - School of Built Environment

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  • Azin Fathianpour

    Azin Fathianpour

    Tutor - School of Built Environment

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    Azin is a tutor in Construction Management at the School of Built environment, Massey University, New Zealand. She is also completing her PhD degree in Resilience and Disaster Risk Reduction. Azin has a background in Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering. She is a member of the RMP communications. 

  • Dr Zhenan Feng

    Dr Zhenan Feng

    Lecturer in Digitial Built Environment - School of Built Environment

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    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.

  • Dr Claire Flemmer

    Dr Claire Flemmer

    Senior Lecturer in Building Technology - School of Built Environment

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    Claire is a Senior Lecturer in the Building Technology courses at Massey University’s School of Built Environment. She has a PhD in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and 20 years of experience in industrial robotics and automation. Her research interests in the Built Environment include life cycle assessment, sustainability, building energy, fire safety, acoustics and indoor air quality.

  • Ryo Hajika

    Ryo Hajika

    Research Laboratory Technical Manager - School of Built Environment

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  • Ravindu Kahandawa

    Ravindu Kahandawa

    Lecturer in Quantity Surveying - School of Built Environment

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  • Dr Thi Hoai An Le

    Dr Thi Hoai An Le

    Postdoctoral Fellow in Construction Management - School of Built Environment

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    My background is in Quantity Surveying (BQSurv) and Construction Management (MSc), with experience in teaching QS courses for more than 4 years in Vietnam before relocating to New Zealand.
    My research interests include construction project management, cost management, sustainable construction, health and safety in construction, Building Information Modelling, stakeholder engagement, and zero carbon buildings.
    I am keen to get more industry experience relevant to my field of studies and expand my research collaboration.

  • Dr Ruggiero Lovreglio

    Dr Ruggiero Lovreglio

    Senior Lecturer in Building Technology - School of Built Environment

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    I am a Senior Lecturer teaching BIM and Building Innovation Tools such as Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality.
    I obtain a doctorate in Civil Engineering investigating human behavior in Disasters using Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality tools. Please visit www.lovreglio.info for more information.

    My studies embed:
    - Decision-Making during Emergencies;
    - Evacuation and Pedestrian Modelling;
    - Human Behavior in Disasters;
    - Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality (Oculus, VIVE, Unity)
    - Data Collection and Data Analysis (R, MATLAB, SPSS, Ngene);
    - Discrete Choice Analysis (Biogeme, Nlogit);
    - Applied statistics for Medial Image Analysis.

  • Susan Mander

    Susan Mander

    Lecturer - School of Built Environment

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    Susan has over 20 years’ experience in illumination engineering and presently leads the IESANZ-accredited lighting programme.  She also manages the university’s photometric laboratory, which is used for teaching and research as well as commercial product development.  Susan has a strong industry focus, having worked previously as a senior electrical engineer for an international consultancy group.  Susan is the current Education Chair for the New Zealand Chapter Committee of the IESANZ. 

  • Dr Amarachukwu Nwadike

    Dr Amarachukwu Nwadike

    Postdoctoral Fellow in Construction Management - School of Built Environment

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    Nwadike Amarachukwu is a researcher at the School of Built Environment, Massey University, Auckland. His current research centres around creating capacity and capability for the construction sector and the impact of building code amendment in New Zealand. He is also researching how the building code regulation can help to improve resilience in the built environment before, during and after earthquakes.

  • Dr Daniel Paes

    Dr Daniel Paes

    Lecturer in Digital Built Environment - School of Built Environment

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    Dr. Daniel Paes holds a B.Sc. degree (Hons) in Architecture and Urbanism and an M.Sc. degree in Construction Management (thesis-track) from the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil (9th in Latin America - THE ranking), as well as a Ph.D. degree in Building Construction with a minor concentration in Cognitive Psychology from the Georgia Institute of Technology, United States (10th globally - THE ranking, engineering & tech).

  • Sophie-Jane Painting

    Sophie-Jane Painting

    Postgraduate Research Administrator - School of Built Environment

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    A Massey Business Graduate now helping the staff and students in the School of Built Environment. I am here to help with communicating events and the like to students on behalf of the school and committees. Also helping with the administrative duties of the school.

  • Prof Regan Potangaroa

    Prof Regan Potangaroa

    Professor of Resilient and Sustainable Built Environment (Maori Engagement) - School of Built Environment

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    I am a Professor of Resilience and Sustainable Built Environment responsible for Māori engagement at the School of Built Environment. I am international expert in Humanitarian Engineering with over 200 deployments in 22 countries since 1996.

  • Deepak Purusram

    Deepak Purusram

    Tutor - School of Built Environment

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  • Dr Eziaku Rasheed

    Dr Eziaku Rasheed

    Senior Lecturer in Sustainable Built Environment - School of Built Environment

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    My research is focused on the interface between sustainability and building performance. I investigate the relationship(s) between building users' interaction, comfort and productivity with building performance (energy use/efficiency, facilities, systems, and Indoor Environment Quality (IEQ)) in residential and commercial buildings.

    If you are interested in this field of research and wish to join my research team as a Masters or PhD student, do not hesitate to contact me.

  • Tanya Roberts

    Tanya Roberts

    Executive Assistant - School of Built Environment

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  • Associate Professor James Rotimi

    Associate Professor James Rotimi

    Associate Professor - School of Built Environment

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  • Dr Don Samarasinghe

    Dr Don Samarasinghe

    Lecturer in Built Environment - School of Built Environment

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    I am a highly enthusiastic research and education professional with a passion for developing and unleashing the potential of tertiary students. I have a strong background in the development and delivery of quality technical learning, including Construction Technology, Building Services, Digital Built Environment, Construction Project Management and Property Development, for a range of tertiary institutions in New Zealand. My teaching philosophy is driven by Experiential Learning, where students learn through reflection on doing. I have conducted collaborative and interdisciplinary research projects and extensively published in the areas of construction technology, supply chain management and experiential learning in construction education.

  • Dr Wajiha Shahzad

    Dr Wajiha Shahzad

    Senior Lecturer in Construction Management - School of Built Environment

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    Wajiha is a lecturer in construction management. She is  a civil engineer with a doctorate in construction management. Wajiha has more than 15 years of industry and academic experience. Her research expertise includes prefabrication, construction innovation and construction management. 

  • Prof Monty Sutrisna

    Prof Monty Sutrisna

    Head of School of Built Environment - School of Built Environment

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    Professor of Construction and Project Management and Head of School School of Built Environment. A senior academic leader, an active researcher and an award winning educator who has been actively championing close collaborations between Industry and Academia. His academic career spans for almost 20 years in the UK, Australia and New Zealand.

  • Raymond Tan

    Raymond Tan

    Tutor - School of Built Environment

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  • Marama Tepania

    Marama Tepania

    Assistant Lecturer in Digital Built Environment (Maori Support) - School of Built Environment

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    Marama is an assistant lecturer in the School of Built Environment.  Her role supports the learning of Maori and International students.  Marama is also a researcher in CanConstructNZ. 

  • Lara Tookey

    Lara Tookey

    Senior Tutor in Construction - School of Built Environment

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  • Dr Hennie van Heerden

    Dr Hennie van Heerden

    Senior Lecturer in Building Technology - School of Built Environment

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    Dr (Andries) Hennie van Heerden [BSc Construction Management, BSc Hons Technology Management, MSc Technology Management (UP)] was involved as a site agent and project manager for different residential and commercial projects from 2003 to 2011. At the end of 2011, he joined SABMiller, and in 2012, he was appointed as a lecturer in the Department of Construction Economics at the University of Pretoria, South Africa. He obtained his PhD in Construction Management in 2018.  His research interest is well-being in the construction environment.

  • Dr Priya Vishnu

    Dr Priya Vishnu

    Lecturer in Building Services - School of Built Environment

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    Priya attained PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Cantebury after securing a Masters in Aeronautical Engineering and Bachelors in Engineering. Having a diverse academic and research background, she enjoys working collaboratively on multi-disciplinary projects. 

  • Achini Weerasinghe

    Achini Weerasinghe

    Tutor - School of Built Environment

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    Achini Weerasinghe is a Tutor in Facilities Management at the School of Built Environment, Massey University, New Zealand. Currently, she is reading for her PhD in the same school. Achini completed her Masters by Research and BSc (Hons) in Facilities Management from the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka. Achini has five years of experience in teaching and research in New Zealand and Sri Lanka. She is a member of the Institute of Facilities Management Sri Lanka (MIFMSL) and working towards her professional qualifications in Facilities Management Association New Zealand (FMANZ) and the New Zealand Institute of Buildings (NZIOB).

  • Prof Suzanne Wilkinson

    Prof Suzanne Wilkinson

    Associate Dean Research - College of Sciences

    Professor of Construction Management - School of Built Environment

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    I am Professor of Construction Management in the New School for Built Environment, Massey University, Auckland.

    I have a PhD in Construction Management, and a BEng (Hons) in Civil Engineering, both from Oxford Brookes University, UK.

    I have a Graduate Diploma in Business Studies (Dispute Resolution) from Massey University.

    My research focuses on disaster management, construction innovation, resilience and smart cities. 

    I am interested in how cities, communities and organisations, including construction organisations, plan for disasters and manage hazard events and how to make them more resilience.

    At the moment I am working on ideas on construction climate mitigation.

  • Raymond Wu

    Raymond Wu

    Tutor - School of Built Environment

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    Raymond is a member of NZIQS and NZIOB and has more than ten years of experience in Property Development and Construction Management in New Zealand and overseas. He is currently working on his PhD project on "Monitoring technology adoption at the construction sites".

  • Associate Professor Tak Wing Yiu

    Associate Professor Tak Wing Yiu

    Associate Professor - School of Built Environment

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    Kenneth is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor (MRICS) and Construction Manager (MCIOB). He is an internationally recognised academic in the field of construction engineering and management. He has already produced more than 100 research outputs, including international refereed journal articles, research monograph, book chapters and conference papers. Notably, two of his papers received the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) best paper award. His total number of citations is growing annually with the current H-index of 23 and over 1720 citations (As of March 2022 in Scopus). Currently, he is the Research Lead at the School of Built Environment.

  • Dr Azam Zavvari

    Dr Azam Zavvari

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Construction Management - School of Built Environment

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    My background is computer science. My research interests include machine learning algorithms and applications of Artificial Intelligence in construction and building.