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Hani Salim Associate Dean of Academic Programs

Hani A. Salim is associate dean of academic programs in the College of Engineering and a C.W. LaPierre Professor in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at the University of Missouri. Salim is a member of the ASCE Technical Committee on Blast, Shock and Impact as well as the ASCE Blast Protection of Building Standards Committee. He is director of the MU’s National Center for Explosion Resistant Design, which conducts research on designs and strategies to protect against explosions. Salim serves as an associate editor of the International Journal of Protective Structures. He has received funding from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Applied Research Associates, the Missouri Department of Transportation, the Air Force Research Laboratory and the U.S. Army Research Laboratory. He received the 2005 William T. Kemper Fellowship for Teaching Excellence and the 2005 Outstanding Teaching Award in the college. He is a registered professional engineer.

Technical Focus

  • Structures and solid mechanics
  • Composite materials
  • Blast mitigation and design


  • PhD and MS from West Virginia University
  • BS from the Jordan University of Science and Technology