Dr. Amos Darko is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Construction Management at the University of Washington. He earned his Ph.D. degree from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) in 2019, and his BSc degree (First Class Honors) from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in 2014. Before joining the University of Washington, Dr. Darko was a Research Assistant Professor at PolyU. Dr. Darko has also worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow and as a Research and Teaching Assistant at PolyU and KNUST, respectively. Dr. Darko has published numerous papers in leading international peer-reviewed journals, conferences, and books. His papers have been rated as highly cited and hot papers by the Web of Science. His paper is the most cited paper of all time in the International Journal of Construction Management. He is an Associate Editor of Green Building and Construction Economics, an Associate Editor of Humanities and Social Sciences Communications, an Academic Editor of Advances in Civil Engineering, and member of editorial boards of other international peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Darko is also an active reviewer for several international peer-reviewed journals. In recognition of his elite contributions, he received the Global Top Peer Reviewer Award from the Web of Science Group in 2019. He has received several other awards for his outstanding work, including the Best Construction Technology and Management Student Award from KNUST in 2014, the Outstanding Overseas Young Scholars Award from Central South University in 2019, the Green Talents Award from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research in 2020, and Best and Highly Commended Paper Awards in 2020 & 2023. Dr. Darko has been ranked among the world’s top 2% most cited scientists by Elsevier BV and Stanford University. Dr. Darko’s work has been supported by several internal and external competitive grants. A Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DfMA) certified academic, his research interests cover sustainability, sustainable built environment, sustainable construction, green building, modular and offsite construction, project management, and digital technologies including building information modeling and artificial intelligence.
Dr. Darko teaches CM 335 Sustainable Construction.