Professor Vian Shawket Ahmed | American University of Sharjah


College / Department

Teaching areas

Construction Project Management & IT, Research Methodology, capstone project course.

Research areas

Research interests are (but not limited to) construction management and IT, and other related areas such as sustainability, BIM, PPP/PFI, education, disaster & resilience management. and performance management She has supervised many successfully completed PhDs and enjoys research training and supervision.


PhD, Construction It & Education, Loughborough University, United Kingdom, 2000
Master, Construction, Loughborough University, United Kingdom, 1988
Bachelor, Civil Engineering, Hatfield Polytechnic, United Kingdom, 1987

Professional experience

Professor In Industrial Engineering, Industrial Engineering, American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, 2018 - Present


Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Building (FCIOB), CIOB, International, The world’s largest and most influential professional body for construction management and leadership, with nearly 50, 000 members in more than 100 countries., September 2013
Senior Fellow of Higher Education Academy (SFHEA), HEA, International, HEA is an independent non-profit organisation committed to world-class teaching in higher education. HEA works in partnership with institutions and individuals in higher education supporting student success, and bring the sector together to collaborate, and share teaching strategies and practice. HEA is embedded in the UK, but has been adopted by increasing numbers of higher education institutions globally, from the Americas to Australasia. As of December 2018 there are over 111,000 Fellows across the world., January 2013
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