Hesham El-Emam - Mizzou Engineering

Hesham El-Emam

Hesham El-Emam

Assistant Research Professor

E1501 Lafferre Hall

Phone: 573.810.4436

Email: elemamh@umsystem.edu

Civil and Environmental Engineering


Hesham EL-Emam is an Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Missouri, specializing in structural performance under extreme hazards, composite materials, and fracture mechanics. With a PhD in Civil Engineering from the University of Missouri and a M.Sc. in Materials Engineering from Zagazig University, he has a robust academic and research background. His career spans roles as a postdoctoral fellow, assistant professor, and program leader, with extensive teaching and leadership experience. He has contributed significantly to research on blast mitigation, structural dynamics, and fatigue strengthening, supported by multiple grants and numerous high-impact publications. His work continues to advance the field through innovative research and dedicated mentorship. He is a registered professional engineer (P.E.).


Ph.D. from University of Missouri
M.S. from Zagazig University, Egypt
B.S. from Zagazig University, Epypt

Technical Focus

Blast mitigation and design and structural dynamics

Civil structural deterioration and fracture assessment

Composite materials/fatigue strengthening/fracture mechanics

Experimental investigation of structural materials and systems

Numerical simulation of structural materials and systems

Structural performance under extreme multiple hazards

Structures and soft mechanics