Few educators get recognised by their peers for making a difference in the lives of others – and for this, the University of Johannesburg's (UJ) Professor Clinton Aigbavboa, Vice-Dean: Postgraduate Studies, Research and Innovation in the University FEBE, will be honoured with IEOM Teaching Excellence Award on Friday, 28 September 2018 in Washington, DC.
This accolade is awarded to Prof Aigbavboa for his exceptional contributions to the field of industrial engineering and operations management by the IEOM Society International. He will receive the prize at the IEOM 3rd North American Conference Awards Dinner.
IEOM Society International recognises educators, researchers, and professionals for the significant contribution through teaching, research and publication, service, innovation, or leadership in the field of industrial engineering and operations management.
"The award does not belong to me, but to all my students, mentors, professors and faculty for supporting me throughout my career. I feel very honoured to be awarded the prestigious IEOM Teaching Excellence Award."
Other awards range from IEOM Lifetime Achievement Award, IEOM Global Diversity Award, IEOM Spirit / Innovation Award, IEOM Global Manufacturing Award, among the twenty-one various accolades awarded to the nominees.
The awards are selected by the Awards Selection committee and presented at the discretion of the Awards Selection Committee.
About Prof Aigbavboa:
Before entering academia, he was involved as quantity surveyor on several infrastructural projects, both in West Africa and South Africa. He holds a PhD in Engineering Management and has published over 500 research papers and Five (5) scholarly books with Springer Nature and CRC Press in his areas of interest. He has extensive knowledge in practice, research, training and teaching.
Qualifications: HND (Auchi Poly.); MTECH (UJ); PhD (UJ); Certificate in Good Governance (UNISA)
NRF Ratings: Y2
Research Interests: His research interest are situated in the fields of sustainable human development, with the focus on: sustainable housing regeneration (urban renewal and informal housing), Life Cycle Assessment in the Construction Industry, remanufacturing, leadership in low-income housing, sustainable construction thinking, biomimicry, digitalisation of the construction industry, infrastructure development, construction industry development, construction and engineering management, construction industry development and research methodological thinking and paradigm, post-occupancy evaluation and green job creation.