Lebanese MIT professor named winner of Great Arab Minds award

Fadel Adib, former principal investigator at the Abdul Latif Jameel Water and Food Systems Lab (J-WAFS) and the MIT Jameel Clinic and associate professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is named as the first recipient of the Great Arab Minds award for engineering and technology, recognised for his work in wireless sensing technology.

Fadel says: "My hope is that it will encourage people to realise that by shedding light on the accomplishments that we've done, that they are capable of making significant impacts on the world, through technology and through science, and that if people work hard enough, then they're able to achieve accomplishments like this."


A Lebanese professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology who specialises in wireless technology and wireless sensing has become the second recipient of the Great Arab Minds Award.

Fadil Adib, associate professor at MIT, won the 2023 award in engineering and technology for his research and inventions that "have significantly expanded the possibilities of wireless sensing technology", the award announcement said.

Prof Adib said he was thrilled to win the award and earn recognition for his accomplishments in the Arab world.

The National