CEE Associate Professor Islam El-adaway was recently honored with the distinction of being named a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). This distinction is only granted to about one percent of the organization’s 150,000 members in the civil engineering profession.
El-adaway is also the Director of the Civil Infrastructure System-of-Systems Interdependency Laboratory (CI2SI-L), and his research focuses on mitigating the management challenges associated with the sustainability of infrastructure systems. In June he and CEE doctoral graduate Mohamed Saeid Eid were awarded the ASCE 2017 Journal of Management in Engineering Best Peer Reviewed Paper Award for their paper entitled “Sustainable Disaster Recover Decision-Making Support Tool: Integrating Economic Vulnerability into the Objective Functions of the Associated Stakeholders.” This research has implications for post-disaster recovery efforts in regard to reducing the economic vulnerability of the affected community.
ASCE stands at the forefront of a profession that plans, designs, constructs and operates society’s economic and social engine – the built environment – while protecting and restoring the natural environment. It is a leading provider of technical and professional conferences and continuing education, the world’s largest publisher of civil engineering content, and an authoritative source for codes and standards that protect the public.