Major Award:
  • The Research & Innovation Award 2023 from the Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure in the United Arab Emirates for the project titled: “INVESTIGATIONS ON THE UTILIZATION OF PALM TREES FOR SUSTAINABLE CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS”  

  • Fellow of Institution of Civil Engineers
  • Rotary Club of Suzhou - Paul Harris Fellow, President Elect, Secretary, Chair for Administration
  • Academic Board Member at XJTLU
  • Management Committee Member (representing Ireland) of COST Action FP1004 Enhance mechanical properties of timber, engineered wood products and timber structures
  • Management Committee Substitute (representing Ireland) and Working Group Member of COST Action FP1402 Basis of structural timber design - from research to standards
  • Member of Working Group 2 of COST Action FP1101 Assessment, Reinforcement and Monitoring of Timber Structures
  • Member of Task Group 1 of Timber Standards Consultative Committee of National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI)
  • Society of Wood Science and Technology Civil Engineering Research Association of Ireland
Editorial duties:
  • Guest Editor of Special Issue of Sustainability Journal. Emerging Technologies to Promote Sustainability and Mitigate Climate Change through Asset Lifecycle
  • Editorial Board of Journal of Architectural Design and Construction Technology
  • Scientific Board of Materialy Budowlane
  • ​Reviewer of Construction and Building Materials Reviewer of Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering
  • Reviewer of Wood and Fibre Science
  • Reviewer of Journal of Civil Engineering and Architecture Editor Area of Journal of Building Chemistry 'Chemical modifications of wood'
Invited presentations:
  • EXPO 2020 Dubai. Panelist, Advanced sustainable trends in built environment to advance wellbeing
  • Carbon Footprint Summit 2021
  • International Conference on Smart Technologies for Energy, Environment & Sustainable Development (ICSTEESD-2020)​. Keynote, Novel construction materials and technologies with potential in post COVID-19 era
  • Co-Chair: 44th International JVE Conference, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • ‘International Conference on Recent Advancements in Civil Engineering and infrastructural developments (IC-RACEID-2019). Keynote, Emerging trends in sustainable construction materials, (Nagpur, India)
  • Promatap 2019 (Lodz Expo, Poland)
  • International Eco-Conference EKON 2018 (EKON Foundation, Poland)
  • GLOBAL BAMBOO AND RATTAN CONGRESS 2018 (China National Convention Center, Beijing)
  • International Eco-Conference EKON 2017: Circular Economy-The Economy of the Future (EKON Foundation, Poland)
  • The National Sustainability Summit 2015 (Aviva Stadium, Dublin)
  • Innovations in Timber Construction, Industry Seminar (National University of Ireland, Galway)
  • COST Action FP 1011. Trainer, Training School on Reinforcement of timber structures (National University of Ireland, Galway, 2014)
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