I was sincerely grateful to receive the 2018 Emerging Sustainability Leader Award. The award supported my ongoing research interest to understand the dynamics of achieving transformational change at scale in support of sustainable development principles. This theme was built upon my Ph.D. dissertation, which covered the sustainability dynamics of large-scale integrated ecosystem rehabilitation and poverty reduction projects. I completed my Ph.D. at the Centre for Sustainable Development, University of Cambridge, UK. The award contributed to my applied research as an AsiaGlobal Fellow at the Asia Global Institute, University of Hong Kong, where I continued exploring sustainability in the context of social enterprise as a business model to provide essential services (e.g., water and energy supply) to Asia's un/under-served populations
, at scale. I achieved a lot, including collaborating with the Australian National University, on the potential of remote engineering systems to fast-track the design of decentralized essential service systems for use in un/under-served communities.