Fields of Research (FoR)Building, Building information modelling and management, Automation and technology in building and construction, Building construction management and project planning
Cynthia received her PhD degree in Civil Engineering from University of Sydney, and after graduation, she started her academic career in construction management area and since then developed her research in this area. Cynthia joined UNSW in 2011 and has been conducting research on information and knowledge management in Architecture Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry, and Building Information Modelling (BIM) applications on...view more
Cynthia received her PhD degree in Civil Engineering from University of Sydney, and after graduation, she started her academic career in construction management area and since then developed her research in this area. Cynthia joined UNSW in 2011 and has been conducting research on information and knowledge management in Architecture Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry, and Building Information Modelling (BIM) applications on construction planning, cost management and facility management. Cynthia’s another research area is on reducing carbon footprint in the construction process for sustainable development and green building rating. Recently, Cynthia’s research is focusing on combining these two areas, and using BIM, digital twin and other ICT technologies to improve the efficiency and productivity, and reduce carbon emissions for smart city and infrastructure development. Cynthia also carries out research on women in Construction, construction health and safety, etc.
2023 Australian Government Innovation Connection Project "Advanced Manufacturing of Sustainable Building Using Prefaricated Modular Panels" ($100,000)
2022-2026 Australian Government Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet "Attracting, Retaining and Empowering Women in Construction" ($2,311,000)
2020 CIOB Australasia Regional Small Research Seed Funding "A Pilot Study of Empowering Women in Construction via Technology Advancement and STEM Education" ($2000)
2017-2021 Australian government "New Colombo Plan Mobility Grant" ($113,150)
2017 UNSW Inspired Learning Initiative Teaching Grant "Using Digital Technology to Enhance Students Learning Experience" ($10,000 + inkind support)
2017 UNSW Faculty of Built Environment Teaching Grant "Online Student-Centred Flexible Learning" ($10,000)
2016 UNSW Faculty of Built Environment Course Design Competition Winner "Beyond the Lecture and the Classroom - An Innovative Course Design" ($8000)
2014-2015 Australian government AsiaBound Travel Grant ($66,000)
2012 UNSW Faculty of Built Environment Research Grant - Improving Document and Information Management in the AEC industry: From Web-based Information System to BIM Integration ($20,000)
2011 BE Big Research Idea Grant: Reducing Carbon Footprint in the Construction Process for Sustainable Development of the 21st Century City ($10,000)
2011 Faculty Learning and Teaching Action Research Grant: Support Self-directed Learning in Undergraduate and Postgraduate Courses to Improve Students’ Satisfaction ($2,000)
2008-2009 The Chartered Institute of Building’s Australasia Research Development Grant ($5,000)
B.E., M.E. PHD (USyd, 2001)
2021 Best Paper Award in the International Conference of Digital and Empathic Engagement in the New Era for Architecture and Civil Engineering, Aug. 2021, Indonesia, for the paper entitled “Empowering female students to be successful professionals in the construction industry”.
2019 UNSW Faculty of Built Environment - Learning and Teaching Excellence Award
My Research Activities
Dr. Wang is active in the following research areas:
- Application of advanced ICT technologies to improve the efficiency and sustainability of prefabricated construction.
- Integration of BIM and digital twin technologies to achieve net-zero carbon emission in building life cycle process.
- Developing rapid 3D digital twin city modelling from point cloud data.
- Sustainable development by reducing carbon footprint in the construction process.
- Empowering women in construction.
- Constructon health and safety.
Member of CIOB (Chartered Institute of Building)
Construction Scheduling Techniques
Construction Organisational Behaviour
International Construction Study Tour
Construction Planning and Control