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Yusuf Nimr Tamimi, PhD, Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who

Dr. Tamimi has been endorsed by Marquis Who's Who as a leader in the fields of soil science and higher education

Yusuf Nimr Tamimi not only discovered the formation of teranakite, ammonium aluminum phosphates, in soils but also determined the soil critical levels for Hawaii.

    HILO, HAWAII, November 09, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Yusuf Nimr Tamimi, PhD, with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. Tamimi celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Retired for more than 20 years, Dr. Tamimi is an emeritus professor of soil science who taught at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa in Honolulu between 1963 and 1996. Teaching to Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy level students in courses on such topics as tropical soils, soil chemistry and advanced soil fertility, he also conducted a great amount of research during his tenure. Dr. Tamimi not only discovered the formation of teranakite, ammonium aluminum phosphates, in soils but also determined the soil critical levels for Hawaii.

Dr. Tamimi has held such esteemed positions as visiting soil scientist at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, senior soil scientist for Washington State University in Pullman and both a senior soil scientist and senior consultant for the United States Agency for International Development. He has also taught soil science and served as the department head at the University of Jordan in Amman between 1978 and 1979. During his academic career, Dr. Tamimi published approximately 120 articles in scientific journals in his area of expertise.

Although Dr. Tamimi's commitment was mainly in education and research, he also devoted time to helping ranchers and farmers in the state of Hawaii, which he found very rewarding. He even had the opportunity to participate in the establishment of a research center in the Jordan valley, which provided fertilizer recommendations to all Hawaiian farmers. A longstanding member of such organizations as the American Society of Agronomy, the American Society for Horticultural Science, the International Union of Soil Science and Sigma Xi, Dr. Tamimi served as the vice president and president of the Hawaii Farm Bureau Federation in Hilo, Hawaii.

Prior to embarking on his career, Dr. Tamimi received a Bachelor of Science in general agriculture from Purdue University. Following this accomplishment, he earned a Master of Science in soil chemistry from New Mexico State University in Las Cruces and a Doctor of Philosophy in soil chemistry from the University of Hawai'i at Manoa. The recipient of several grants by the agricultural coordinator committee in Honolulu between 1990 and 1993, Dr. Tamimi has also been cited in the third edition of Who's Who in Science and Engineering.

In recognition of outstanding contributions to his profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Dr. Tamimi has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit for more information about this honor.

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