Islam H. El-adaway, a licensed Professional Engineer (PE) in the US as well as a registered Chartered Engineer (CEng) in the UK, is the Hurst-McCarthy Professor specializing in Construction Engineering and Management (CEM) within the Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering (CArE) as well as the Department of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering (EMSE) at Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T, formerly known as the University of Missouri - Rolla). He joined Missouri S&T after two prior appointments with the University of Tennessee in Knoxville (UTK) and Mississippi State University (MSU), respectively. Dr. El-adaway earned his PhD in Civil Engineering from Iowa State University, and his MSc and BSc in Construction Engineering from the American University in Cairo.

Dr. El adaway's work has been supported by various funding agencies (i.e. National Science Foundation, Construction Industry Institute, Sloan Foundation, Departments of Transportation, Various Public and Private Construction Stakeholders, International Institutions and Firms, etc.). This resulted to-date in 136 peer-reviewed papers (73 journal papers and 63 conference papers) with his research team, all of which were respectively published(accepted) and/or presented in the most highly regarded journals and highly-attended conferences in the CEM specialty area. This is not to mention multiple pending-review journal and conference papers. He mentored 5 PhD students and 6 MSc students towards earning their respective degrees as well as earning multiple recognitions at the national and university levels. His current research team includes 7 PhD students.

The efforts of Dr. El-adaway resulted in multiple honors and recognitions. Professionally, he is a Fellow of ASCE (F.ASCE) and a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers (F.ICE). 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 2014 Young Faculty Research Award by the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE). At the University level, he was selected to receive an Outstanding Teaching Recognition Award, Academy of Distinguished Teachers Award, a Young Faculty Research Award, the David Carlisle Hull Faculty Leadership Award, and the Chip Crane State Pride Award.

Dr. El-adaway serves on National Science Foundation (NSF) review panels, and is the Associate Editor for the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Journal of Management in Engineering. Also, he is member of the scientific and organizing committees for the multiple ASCE conferences including the Construction Research Congress. In additions, he is an active reviewer for multiple peer-reviewed journals in the United States, Canada, Europe, and the Middle East.