Academic Credentials
  • Ph.D., Civil and Environmental Engineering, Princeton University, 2011
  • M.A., Civil and Environmental Engineering, Princeton University, 2008
  • B.S.E., Civil Engineering, Duke University, 2006
Academic Appointments
  • Visiting Affiliate Faculty (Current)
  • Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford University
  • Newton Program Visiting Faculty, 2016-2017
  • School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering, University of Manchester, UK
  • Visiting Research Scholar, 2014
  • Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UC Berkeley
Professional Honors
  • Newton Research Collaboration Fellow, 2016-2017
  • Marie Curie Fellow, 2013-2015
  • Princeton University, Civil and Environmental Engineering Graduate Prize, 2006
  • Duke University, International Honors Program, 2006
  • Pratt Undergraduate Research Fellow, 2005-2006
Professional Affiliations
  • Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE)
  • National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • Fire Protection Technical Committee, ASCE/SEI
  • Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI)

Dr. Selamet is a Manager in Exponent's Thermal Sciences practice. He specializes in fire protection engineering with focus on building and structures. His responsibilities include stability and critical temperature assessment of structural members, passive fire protection, performance-based structural analysis under fire conditions, compartment fires and heat transfer analyses of steel and concrete sections.

Dr. Selamet has specialized experience in solving complex fire-structure related problems by developing finite element modeling solutions. He has substantial experience in thermo-mechanical modeling and response using finite element software Abaqus and OpenSees Fire. In addition, he has gained experience using computer zone models such as OZone and Consolidated Model of Fire and Smoke Transport (CFAST).

Dr. Selamet is currently on the editorial board of Fire Safety Journal and reviewer of civil and fire engineering journals including Fire Technology, Engineering Structures, Journal of Structural Engineering, Journal of Constructional Steel Research, Journal of Building Engineering and Turkish Journal of Civil Engineering. He has served in technical committees including ASCE/SEI Fire Protection and European Convention of Constructional Steelwork TC3 Fire.

Prior to joining Exponent, Dr. Selamet was an Associate Professor at Bogazici University in Istanbul, Turkey. He held the faculty position for over 10 years doing research and consulting on structural fire engineering, fire protection optimization, finite element modeling of steel connections, multi-hazard risk (earthquake and fire) evaluation of buildings. Dr. Selamet taught various courses including Strength of Materials, Structural Analysis, Steel Structures and Fire Engineering Design. He is the author of the first Fire Engineering Textbook published in Turkey.

Dr. Selamet holds an appointment as an Affiliated Visiting Professor in the School of Engineering at Stanford University where he teaches the course Fire Engineering Design for Buildings