Mr Zhenan Feng

M.Sc. in International Construction Management, B.Eng. in Water Supply and Drainage Engineering

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Doctoral Candidate - Doctor of Philosophy


Zhenan Feng has been a Ph.D. candidate within the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Auckland since March 2017. His research topic is "Editable Immersive Virtual Reality Serious Games to Enhance Indoor Post-Earthquake Preparedness and Evacuation Processes".

Zhenan got his M.Sc. in International Construction Management from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, in 2015, and B.Eng. in Water Supply and Drainage Engineering from Hunan University, China, in 2011.

Before he started the research career, he also had worked in China as a design engineer from 2015 to 2016, and in Singapore as a construction engineer from 2011 to 2014.

Research | Current

Virtual reality and serious games applications related to evacuation, simulation, and construction management and engineering problems.

Teaching | Current

CIVIL 743 - Special Topic: Building Information Modelling, Graduate Teaching Assistant, tutoring Revit and Navisworks.

CIVIL 756 - Capstone Project, Teaching Assistant, tutoring AutoCAD.

CIVIL 791 - Construction Management, Graduate Teaching Assistant, tutoring Revit.

Areas of expertise

Virtual Reality

Serious Games

Building Information Modelling

Construction Management

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Feng, Z., González VA, Amor, R., Lovreglio, R., & Cabrera-Guerrero, G. (2018). Immersive virtual reality serious games for evacuation training and research: A systematic literature review. Computers and Education, 127, 252-266. 10.1016/j.compedu.2018.09.002
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Robert Amor, Vicente Gonzalez
  • Lovreglio, R., Gonzalez, V., Feng, Z., Amor, R., Spearpoint, M., Thomas, J., ... Sacks, R. (2018). Prototyping virtual reality serious games for building earthquake preparedness: The Auckland City Hospital case study. ADVANCED ENGINEERING INFORMATICS, 38, 670-682. 10.1016/j.aei.2018.08.018
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Vicente Gonzalez, Robert Amor


Contact details

Primary office location

Level 1, Room 145
New Zealand

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