Professor M. A. Salau is a renowned Academician and Professional, with a Ph.D in Civil Engineering from the Odessa Civil Engineering Institute, Ukraine and membership of several professional bodies including the Nigerian Academy of Engineering (Fellow), Nigerian Society of Engineers (Fellow), Nigerian Institution of Structural Engineers (Fellow) , Nigerian Institution of Structural Engineers (Fellow) and Nigerian Institute of Management.

Prof. Salau has a vast wealth of experience as acted in the capacity of a consultant on the following projects; Reconstruction of Damaged Mechanical Engineering Department Building, Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu Campus; Environmental Impact Assessment of the Proposed Festac Phase II Sand Filling; Final Engineering Design of Roads for the Gaduwa District, Abuja; Construction of 78No. 18m Bored Cast In-situ Piles for the Proposed Maternal and Child Centre (MCC) at Gbaja, Surulere, Lagos State; Engineering Design of School of Engineering Complex, Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu Campus; Sub-soil Investigation on the Proposed Development for Total Nigeria Plc at the Lekki Free Trade Zone; Lagos State, Design and construction supervision of 3km Okpu – Umuoba Road and Bridge in Abia State; Geotechnical Investigation of Proposed 400MW Combined Cycle Power Plant at Egbema, Imo State; Consultancy Services for Factory Extension at International Breweries, Ilesha; Appraisal of Design Calculations and Drawings of the Proposed Steel Flyover Bridge at Osogbo, Osun State; Report on Structural Condition Survey of a Building Situated at Block 10B, Layi Yusuf Crescent, off Admiralty Way, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos State, Soil test for proposed Faculty of Law building, University of Lagos.