Islam H. El-adaway is the Hurst-McCarthy Professor of Construction Engineering and Management, Professor of Civil Engineering, and Founding Director of Missouri Consortium of Construction Innovation within the Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering & the Department of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology (formerly known as, University of Missouri – Rolla). Prior to his current appointment, Dr. El-adaway held two academic positions at the University of Tennessee – Knoxville and Mississippi State University, respectively.
Dr. El adaway's research efforts have been part of funded projects from various regional, national, and international agencies. It is worth noting that Dr. El-adaway’s scholarly activities do not require any expensive physical laboratory setting, and only utilize and rely on personal computers and software packages. The work of Dr. El-adaway’s work resulted to-date in 136 peer-reviewed papers (73 journal papers and 63 conference papers), all of which were published and/or accepted in the most highly-regarded journals and highly-attended conferences in the his specialty area.
Dr. El-adaway mentored 5 Ph.D. students and 6 M.Sc. students towards earning their respective degrees as well as receiving multiple awards and prizes. To this end, Dr. El-adaway’s current research team includes 7 Ph.D. students.
The efforts of Dr. El-adaway resulted in multiple honors and recognitions, where:
- Nationally, his co-authored work with his graduate students earned the 2020 ASCE Thomas Fitch Rowland Prize, was selected in 2018 as the Editor's Choice peer-reviewed paper by two different ASCE journals, and was awarded the 2017 ASCE Best Peer-Reviewed Journal Paper by the Journal of Management in Engineering. Also, he was selected 7 different times as an Outstanding Reviewer by ASCE, and was invited by the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) to attend its Frontiers of Engineering Education Symposium as being one of the most innovative engineering educators.
- Regionally, he is selected as a 2019 Top Young Professional by the Engineering News Record, and a recipient of the 2014 Young Faculty Research Award by the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE).
- At the institutional levels, he was selected to receive an Outstanding Teaching Recognition Award, Academy of Distinguished Teachers Award, the David Carlisle Hull Faculty Leadership Award, a Young Faculty Research Award, and the Chip Crane State Pride Award.
Dr. El-adaway earned his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from Iowa State University, and his M.Sc. and B.Sc. in Construction Engineering from the American University in Cairo.