My name is Muhammad T. Hatamleh. I’m from Jordan. I go to The University of Alabama where I am a PhD candidate in Civil Engineering/ Construction Management.
What sustainability, energy, and community issues are important to you?
The word sustainability by itself implies having integration between the environment and the economy in a way that both sides can live with it. Therefore, the consumption of the material, energy, and water will always be an issue starting from the day to day practices that an individual does all the way to the Industrial facilities practices, not to mention the pollution in general and its impact on the environment.
What exciting projects/research are you working on now?
I’m working on identifying the components and the practices that will help to improve the project management process in developing countries, by studying the impact of implementing what is called Project Management Maturity Model (PM3) throughout the construction projects lifecycle, with highlighting the effect of Risk Management as part of the model on the overall project performance.
What are your plans for the next five years?
Finish my degree and start exploring the academic felid, publish at least 5 academic papers, and to be able to spread my knowledge when I start my work as an assistant professor.
What made you want to apply to SISE?
First of all, it will help to gain more knowledge about sustainability. The SISE program especially this year it's about implementation which makes it a unique program (other than discussing the problems, we will actually try to find and look for some answers and by that, I believe it will at least enhance and improve the world as we know it right now). It might seem ambitious but we got to start somewhere. Furthermore, because of all of the networking opportunities.
What are you most looking forward to doing in Chicago?
Other than SISE 2019, I'm looking forward to experience the ''TILT'' by 360 Chicago observation deck.
Do you like Cats? If not, are you willing to learn to like cats?
Of course I do. :)