Welcome to my website. I am an Assistant Professor in the Stock Development Department of Construction Management at Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU). I am also the director of the Construction Safety and Emergency Management (ConSEM) Lab. At ConSEM, we focus on investigating health, safety, and emergency management issues of the construction industry. Prior to joining FGCU, I earned my Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from North Carolina State University (NC State) with a concentration in Construction Engineering. I have worked as a Research Assistant in Construction Safety Lab with Dr. Alex Albert. I also have a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from University of Dhaka (DU) and a Master of Science (MSc) in Construction Management from Florida International University (FIU). I did my Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree in Civil Engineering from University of Asia Pacific, Bangladesh.
[Nov 22, 2023] Obtained LEED® Green Associate™ Certification.
[Sep 16, 2023] Multiple papers got accepted for publication and presentation at CRC 2024 Conference.
[Aug 7, 2023] Started new position of Assistant Professor in the Stock Development Department of Construction Management at Florida Gulf Coast University.
[Jun 23, 2023] Successfully defended PhD Dissertation and earned the doctorate degree.
[Apr 24, 2023] Paper titled "Leveraging ChatGPT to Aid Construction Hazard Recognition and Support Safety Education and Training" got accepted in Sustainability Journal.
[Apr 22, 2023] Received the Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award from NC State University.
[Apr 10, 2023] Received the David Johnston Graduate Award from the department of civil, construction, and environmental engineering at NC State University in recognition of research and teaching efforts during the graduate study.
[Apr 3, 2023] Paper titled "Health and Safety Challenges Among Post-Disaster Reconstruction Workers" got accepted in Construction Economics and Building Journal.
[Jan 2, 2023] Assigned as "Instructor of Record" to teach CE 301 Civil Engineering Surveying and Geomatics at NC State University.
[Dec 23, 2022] Received Mentored Teaching Fellowship (MTF) from the College of Engineering at NC State for Spring 2023.
[Dec 20, 2022] Paper titled "YouTube as a Source of Information: Early Coverage of the COVID-19 Pandemic in the Context of the Construction Industry" got accepted in Construction Management and Economics Journal.
[Mar 11, 2022] Presented two papers at the CI & CRC Joint Conference 2022.
[Mar 9, 2022] Attending CI & CRC Joint Conference 2022 from March 9 to March 12.
[Nov 30, 2021] Successfully defended PhD dissertation proposal.
[Aug 23, 2021] Paper titled "Is the workers’ health and safety scenario different in post-disaster reconstruction from conventional construction? A case study in Bhaktapur, Nepal" published in International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction.
[Aug 10, 2021] Passed the Doctoral Candidacy Examination.
[Apr 29, 2021] Paper titled "Work-related safety incidents among driver license examiners" published in Safety Science.
[Feb 6, 2021] Paper titled "Early Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the United States Construction Industry" published in International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.
[Dec 12, 2020] Presented in 13th ASNEngr Annual (Web) Conference on Post Disaster Reconstruction Issues in Nepal.
[Oct 24, 2020] Paper titled "Hazard Recognition Patterns Demonstrated by Construction Workers" published in International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.
[Aug 5, 2020] Been acknowledged as "Expert Peer Reviewer" by the Construction Research Congress 2020.
[July 23, 2020] Received Mentored Teaching Fellowship (MTF) from the College of Engineering at NC State for Fall 2020.
[Aug 18, 2019] Started PhD in Civil Engineering at NC State University.
[May 1, 2019] Received the "Outstanding Graduate Student (Masters) Award" from the College of Engineering and Computing, at FIU.
[April 27, 2019] Abstract got accepted in Construction Research Congress (CRC) 2020
[April 26, 2019] Co-author Mr. Jeetendra Prajapati Presented our paper in 2nd International Conference on Earthquake Engineering and Post Disaster Reconstruction Planning (ICEE-PDRP) in Nepal.
[April 12, 2019] Presented in ASC 55th Annual Conference in Denver, Colorado
[March 29, 2019] Successfully Defended Master's Thesis entitled "Construction Workers' Health and Safety during Post-Disaster Reconstruction (PDR) Phase - A Case Study in Nepal".
[March 2, 2019] Received Travel Fund from The Graduate and Professional Student Committee (GPSC) for Presenting in ASC Conference.
[Feb 28, 2019] Participated in the 3 Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition at College of Engineering and Computing at FIU.
[Feb 28, 2019] Presented in MSCIS Graduate Seminar.