Ibrahim Hasan Adawi(1930 - 2018)

Ibrahim Hasan Adawi, son of Hasan and Dabella (Miari) Adawi, was born on April 18, 1930 in Tur'an, Palestine. He came to United States in 1951 and was naturalized in 1961.
In 1953, he became the first to receive the degree of Bachelor of Science in Engineering Physics from Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri. He went on to receive his Doctorate of Philosophy in Engineering Physics from Cornell University in 1957.
Dr. Adawi went on to become technical staff at Radio Corporation of America Laboratories in Princeton, New Jersey. From there, he became a research consultant at Battelle Memorial Institute, Columbus, Ohio, an adjunct professor in electrical engineering at Ohio State University.
In 1968, Dr. Adawi became a professor of physics at the University of Missouri-Rolla (MS&T).
He went on to teach at the University of Hamburg (Germany), the University of East Anglia in Norwich, England, and became a Fulbright lecturer in Rabat Morocco. In 1997, Dr. Adawi was awarded Professor Emeritus Status at the University of Missouri-Rolla. He was also a senior scientist at Motorola in Phoenix, AZ and a research leader at the International Center of Theoretical Physics in Trieste, Italy.
Dr. Adawi was highly respected in the physics world and his work inspired the people of his home country. He was survived by his wife, Suad Adawi, daughters Nadia, Yasmin, Rhonda, and sons Omar and Tariq. He will be taken to Tur'an, Israel to be received, buried, and celebrated in his home town.

Published in The Rolla Daily News from May 3 to May 4, 2018