In the past six years, Hani Salim has served as a mentor for more than 25 undergraduate students working on engineering research. One former student recalls working with Salim to help establish the National Center for Explosion Resistant Design at MU in 1997. “The formation of this research center,” he says, “was a valuable learning experience for me and could never have been accomplished without Dr. Salim’s motivation and hard work.”
The same student recalls Salim’s classroom teaching with just as much admiration: “It was apparent by his class preparation and unselfish out-of-class instruction that Dr. Salim strived to ensure that his students did not merely understand the engineering principles being taught but that they realized the real-life applications of these principles.” Another student pays Salim one of the highest compliments an overworked college student can offer: “The class was very early in the morning, but Dr. Salim made it easy to stay awake and want to learn.”
Salim earned his bachelor’s degree from Jordan University of Science and Technology and his master’s and doctoral degrees from West Virginia University. He joined the MU faculty in 1999, and he has since received numerous teaching awards, including the College of Engineering Award for Teaching Excellence. He has received the teaching award from the graduating seniors of his department more times than anyone else on the faculty.