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Islam H. El-adaway

Islam H. El-adaway

Associate Professor and Construction Program Coordinator


Islam H. El-adaway came to UT from Mississippi State University where he was an Associate Professor and the Richard A. Rula Endowed Professor of Construction Engineering and Management in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering of the Bagley College of Engineering. 

El-adaway’s research and educational activities have been supported by various regional, national, and international agencies, and resulted to-date in 79 peer-reviewed papers (41 journal papers and 38 conference papers), all of which were respectively published and/or presented in the most highly regarded journals and highly-attended conference in the construction engineering and management specialty area. He is a licensed Professional Engineer.


Sustainable infrastructure management

Resilient hazard managment

Contractual and dispute management

Planning management

Modeling and simulation (multi agent systems, system dynamics, and social network analysis)

Safety management

Decision and risk managment

Engineering education

Engineering ethics


Ph.D., Iowa State University, Civil Engineering, Ames, Iowa, 2008.

M.Sc, The American University in Cairo, Construction Engineering, Cairo, Egypt, 2006.

B.Sc., The American University in Cairo, Construction Engineering, Cairo, Egypt, 2003.

Professional Service

Associate Editor, Journal of Management in Engineering

Technical Committee and Track Chair / Construction Research Congress

Faculty Senate, UTK

Faculty Advisor, AGC Student Chapter


Awards and Recognitions

2017 Best Paper Award, ASCE

Teaching Recognition Award, UTK

Outstanding Reviewer Award (4 times), ASCE

Young Faculty Research Award, ASEE

Academy of Distinguished Teachers, MSU

Frontiers of Engineering Education, National Academy of Engineering

Young Faculty Research Award, MSU

Chip Crane State Pride Award, MSU


Islam H. El-adaway

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