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February 23, 2016

Melhem honored with teaching scholar endowment

Submitted by Mary Rankin

Hani Melhem, professor of civil engineering, has been appointed the Darold and Debbie Davis Cornerstone Teaching Scholar in Civil Engineering. The purpose of this award is to honor Darold and Debbie Davis and to promote teaching excellence in the department of civil engineering.

With a specialty in structural engineering, his research focuses on artificial intelligence and information systems, computer-controlled testing, experimental analysis and fatigue and fracture of structures, and finite element and numerical modeling of structures with a goal to enhance and preserve the nation's infrastructure.

Melhem holds a bachelor's degree from Cairo University, and master's and doctoral degrees from the University of Pittsburgh, all in civil engineering.

He is a fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers, having served as president of the Kansas section of the organization. He has been recognized by the College of Engineering with both the Larry and Laurel Erickson Public Service Award, and the Charles S. Scholer Faculty Award.