Islam El-adaway, Ph.D., P.E., F.ICE, F.ASCE, an associate professor and the construction engineering and management (CEM) program coordinator in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, has been named a Fellow by the ASCE Board of Direction.
El-adaway’s work has been supported by various regional, national, and international agencies, and has resulted to date in 79 peer-reviewed papers (41 journal papers and 38 conference papers), both with his graduate/undergraduate students and with fellow colleagues, which were published or presented in the most highly regarded journals and well-attended conferences in the CEM specialty area. Besides his academic affiliation, he provides consulting services in the area of construction conflicts, claims, and disputes.
He serves on National Science Foundation review panels and is an associate editor of ASCE’s Journal of Management in Engineering. He is also a member of the scientific and organizing committees for multiple ASCE conferences, including the Construction Research Congress. He is, in addition, an active reviewer for many peer-reviewed journals in the United States, Canada, and Europe. As well as being a licensed professional engineer, he is a registered chartered engineer (CEng.).
The efforts of El-adaway and his research team have resulted in multiple recognitions. Internationally, he is a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers. Nationally, he is a recipient for an ASCE 2017 Best Paper Award, was selected four times as an Outstanding Reviewer by ASCE, and was invited by the National Academy of Engineering to attend its Frontiers of Engineering Education Symposium as one of the most innovative engineering educators. Regionally, he is a recipient of the Young Faculty Research Award by the American Society of Engineering Education, of which he is a member. At the University level, he was selected to receive an Outstanding Teaching Recognition Award, Academy of Distinguished Teachers Award, Young Faculty Research Award, David Carlisle Hull Faculty Leadership Award, and Chip Crane State Pride Award.
El-adaway came to UTK from Mississippi State University, where he was an associate professor of civil engineering and the Richard A. Rula Endowed Professor of CEM. He earned his Ph.D. in civil engineering from Iowa State University, and earlier his M.Sc. and B.Sc. in construction engineering from the American University in Cairo.