Samad’s excellent research capability has been demonstrated by conducting an empirical study to investigate the extremely complex issues related to the practices of technology adoption and develop a uniform framework for understanding its process. His other areas of interest are related to creating needs and applications for new technologies (Digital Twin, Blockchain, Geo-ICT, Scanners, BIM and GIS, Drones) in order to solve problems in city, infrastructure, construction, and mining.
Samad developed several research initiatives with senior researchers, PhD and masters by research students in construction, MBA, and urban development. Recently, he has collaborated with master and undergraduate honour thesis students to pursue research dissertations on innovation, BIM adoption and implementation of lidar systems in construction. His other activities/achievements are:
Appointments and scientific services
Research Grants and Projects
Selected seed and engagement grants
Scientia PhD Scholarships and Higher Degree Research (HDR) Projects
Two of his joint projects awarded Scientia PhD Scholarships to recruit PhD students. This was a prestigious and highly competitive award aimed at harnessing cutting-edge research to solve complex problems. The projects are:
Some other projects funded by students’ external sponsors are: