Academic Credentials
  • Ph.D., Civil and Environmental Engineering, Princeton University, 2015
  • M.A., Civil and Environmental Engineering, Princeton University, 2012
  • M.S., Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford University, 2009
  • B.S., Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Irvine, 2008
Licenses & Certifications
  • Professional Engineer Civil, California, #85448
  • ASQ Certified Reliability Engineer
  • Certified Software Quality Engineer (CSQE)
Academic Appointments
  • Lecturer, University of California, Los Angeles
Professional Honors
  • National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellow 2011-2014
  • Consulting Engineers and Land Surveyors of California (CELSOC) Scholarship 2008
  • Member of Tau Beta Pi since 2008
  • UC Irvine Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) Fellow 2007/2008
Professional Affiliations
  • American Society of Civil Engineers

Dr. Glassman's expertise includes Civil and Structural Engineering, Systems Engineering, Reliability Engineering, Software Development, Data Analytics, and Emergency Management. He works closely with cross-functional client teams to solve complex systems engineering problems, including quantifying the reliability of large-scale infrastructure such as utility networks, identifying and mitigating data quality issues in enterprise data management systems, business intelligence development, verification and validation. 

In his role directing technology development, Dr. Glassman ensures software quality, data quality, and end user requirements are achieved in the product release by assembling and working with cross-functional client teams. He uses his multi-disciplinary training to help public and private sector clients gain enhanced situational awareness of their operating and planning risks, and to achieve enhanced business intelligence capabilities.

Dr. Glassman is a trusted expert for mission-critical field investigations of civil and structural engineering failures to identify root cause. His field experience includes investigating failures resulting from structural overloads (due to, for example, wind, seismic, fire, flooding, snow, and ice loads), damage due to construction defects, structural distress due to adjacent construction, and earth movement. He assists clients in identifying the applicability of building codes to their cases and projects. Dr. Glassman has been retained repeatedly as an expert witness. 

As a member of the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Urban Search and Rescue, Dr. Glassman is a cross-trained resource with field-tested experience responding to catastrophic incidents that overwhelm local, regional, and state resources. His technical specialties include structural collapse response, data analytics, communications, and mission planning and strategy. He is trained to work in accordance with the National Incident Management System (NIMS) Incident Command System (ICS).

Dr. Glassman is a Lecturer in the Civil & Environmental Engineering department at UCLA. His doctoral research focused on the fire performance of steel plate girder bridges, where he used nonlinear finite element analysis to evaluate how heat influenced the web shear buckling mechanism. From his research, he derived a new theory to predict more accurately the postbuckling shear strength of steel girder webs at ambient and elevated temperatures. Additionally, he has researched non-destructive testing methods to assess the protective integrity of military body armor, and conducted a seismic evaluation of a 16th-century, unreinforced masonry church in Almolonga, Mexico.

Prior to joining Exponent, Dr. Glassman was an Assistant Instructor at Princeton University and a field engineer with Caltrans in the Office of Structure Construction.