Serdar Selamet

Rank & Status: 

Assistant Professor, Full Time

Phone Number: 

+90(212) 359-6430

Fax: 

+90(212) 287-2457; +90(212) 265-8488

Education: 
Ph.D. Civil and Enviromental Engineering Princeton University, NJ, USA 2011
M.S. Civil and Enviromental Engineering Princeton University, NJ, USA 2008
B.S. Civil and Enviromental Engineering Duke University, NC, USA 2006
Service on the Faculty: 
Assistant Professor 2012-Present  
Experience: 
Responsibility Location Date
Post Doctoral Fellow Princeton University, NJ, USA 06/2011-01/2012
Research Assistant Princeton University, NJ, USA 06/2008-05/2011
Publications: 
  • Selamet S., Bolukbas C.  (2016). Fire resilience of composite floors with shear connections: Numerical investigation. Fire Safety Journal 81, 97-108.
  • Selamet S., Bolukbas C.  (2015). Fire performance of single plate shear connections in a composite floor system. Journal of Structural Fire Engineering, accepted.
  • Selamet S., Garlock M.E. (2014). Fire resistance of shear connections. Fire Safety Journal, 68: 52-60.
  • Selamet S., Garlock M.E. (2013) "Plate buckling strength of steel wide-flange sections at elevated temperatures" Journal of Structural Engineering ASCE 139(11): 1853-1865.
  • Pakala P., Kodur V., Selamet S., Garlock M. (2012) "Fire behavior of shear angle connections in a restrained steel frame" Journal of Constructional Steel Research 77: 119-30
  • Selamet S. and Garlock M.E. (2012) "Predicting the maximum compressive beam axial force during fire considering local buckling" Journal of Constructional Steel Research 71: 189-201.
  • Selamet S. and Garlock M.E. (2010) "Robust fire design of single plate shear connections" Engineering Structures, 32(8): 2367 - 2378.
  • Garlock M.E. and Selamet S. (2010) "Modeling and behavior of steel plate connections subject to various fire scenarios" Journal of Structural Engineering ASCE, 136(7): 897-906
 
CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS:
  • Selamet S, Akbas E. (2015). Reliability risk assessment of high-rise buildings in case of fire. 2nd International Conference on Performance-based and Lice-cycle Structural Engineering (PLSE), Brisbane, Australia.
  • Selamet S, Uzun M. (2015). A novel and efficient finite element software for heat transfer: FEHEAT. 1st International Conference on Structural Safety under Fire and Blast (CONFAB), Glasgow, Scotland.
  • Selamet S., Ozdemir T., Bolukbas C. (2014). Fire Performance of Steel Shear Connections in a Composite Floor. 8th International Conference on Structures in Fire/ Shanghai, China
  • Selamet S., Ozdemir T. (2013). Yüksek katlı yapılarda yangının çökmeye etkisi. TÜYAK 3rd Symposium on Fire and Security of Tall Structures, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Selamet S. (2013). The impact of fire scenario to the collapse of a tall structure. SEMC Fifth International Conference on Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation, Cape Town, South Africa. 
  • Kilic S.A., Selamet S. (2013). Symmetric and asymmetric collapse mechanisms of a multi-story steel structure subjected to gravity and fire. ASCE Structures Congress: Bridging your passion with your profession, Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Selamet S. (2013). Fire performance of an unprotected composite beam with semi-rigid end restraints. ASFE Applications of Structural Fire Engineering, Prague Czech Republic.
  • Glassman J.D., Garlock M., Selamet S. (2012) "Shear buckling behavior of steel plate girders at elevated temperatures. Structures" Accepted for Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Structures in Fire (SIF), Zurich, Switzerland.
  • Selamet S. and Garlock M. (2011) "A comparison between the single plate and angle shear connection performance under fire" ASCE Structures Congress: Don't Gamble on your Future, Las Vegas, NV.
  • Selamet S. and Garlock M.E. (2010) "Local buckling study of flanges and webs in I-shapes at elevated temperatures" ASCE Structures Congress, pages 1592-1603, Orlando, FL.
  • Selamet S. and Garlock M. (2010) "Improved details for fire-induced steel single plate shear Connections" ASCE Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Structures in Fire (SIF), pages 621-628, East Lansing, MI.
  • Selamet S. and Garlock M. (2010) "Guidelines for modeling three dimensional structural connection models using finite element methods" In International Symposium Steel Structures: Culture and Sustainability, pages 351-360, Istanbul, Turkey. ECCS.
  • Selamet S. and Garlock M.E. (2009) "Modified connection details for single plate steel connections under fire" ASCE Structures Congress: Don't Mess with Structural Engineers, pages 642-649, Austin, TX.
  • Selamet S. and Garlock M. (2008) "Behavior of steel plate connections subject to various fire Scenarios" In Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Structures in Fire (SIF), pages 139-149, Singapore.
 
CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS AND WORKSHOPS:
  • Organizing Committee Member and Chairman of presentation sessions in the 2nd International Conference on Protection of Historical Constructions PROHITECH 2014 / Antalya, Turkey (May 2014)
  • SEI/ASCE Fire Protection Committee Member to ASCE Structures Congress (ASCE) / Boston, MA (April 2014) 
  • COST-IFER Committee Member Krakow University of Technology / Krakow, Poland (February 2014) 
  • Invitee to Nanyang Technical University (NTU) / Singapore, Singapore (September 2013) 
  • Presenter and Invitee to Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation (SEMC) / Cape Town, South Africa (September 2013) 
  • Presenter and Committee Member to ASCE Structures Congress (ASCE) / Pittsburgh, PA (May 2013) 
  • Presenter and SEI/ASCE Fire Protection Committee Member to Applications in Structural Fire Engineering (ASFE) / Prague, Czech Republic (April 2013) 
  • Chairman of presentation sessions in the 7th International Conference on Structures in Fire (SIF), /Zurich, Switzerland (June 2012)
  • Invitee to National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Structural Fire Research Workshop, / Gaithersburg, MD (September 2011)
  • Presenter to ASCE Structures Congress, “Single Plate versus Angle Connections during Fire” / Las Vegas, NV (April 2011)
  • Presenter to Steel Structures: International Symposium on Culture and Sustainability, “Finite Element Modeling of Steel Connections”/ Istanbul, Turkey (September 2010)
  • Presenter to 6th International Conference on Structures in Fire (SIF), “Strengths and Weaknesses of Single Plate Connections in Fire” / East Lansing, MI (June 2010)
  • Presenter to ASCE Structures Congress, “Local Buckling of I-Beams near Connection” / Orlando, FL (May 2010)
  • Poster Presenter to NSF CMMI Research and Innovation Conference, Poster Presentation: “Collaborative Research: Guidelines for the Design of Steel Shear Angle Connections under Fire Hazard” /Honolulu, Hawaii (June 2009)
  • Presenter to ASCE Structures Congress, “Towards a Robust Connection Design against Fire” / Austin, TX (May 2009)
  • Presenter to 5th International Conference on Structures in Fire (SIF), “FE Simulations for Cardington Multi-Storey Building Test” / Singapore (June 2008)
  • Poster Presenter to National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Annual Fire Conference, “Modeling and Behavior of Single Plate Steel Connection under elevated Temperatures” / Gaithersburg, MD (April 2008)
  • Invitee to National Workshop on Structures and Fire, “State of the Art, Research and Training Needs” / East Lansing, MI (June 2007)
  • Invitee to National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Annual Fire Conference, “Steel Connections in Fire” / Gaithersburg, MD (April 2007)
 
Courses: 
Course Code Course Title Hours Per Week
CE 58P Structural Fire Safety: Theory and Applications 3 hrs. lecture
CE 58S Advanced Behavior and Design of Steel Structures 3 hrs. lecture
CE 245 Mechanics 4 hrs. lecture
CE 246 Strength of Materials 4 hrs. lecture
CE 353 Steel Structures 4 hrs. lecture
CE 355 Structural Analysis 4 hrs. lecture
CE 557 Matrix Methods of Structural Analysis 3 hrs. lecture

 

 

Awards: 
  • Newton Fellow and Visiting Professor at the University of Manchester, UK - March 2016  until July 2017
  • TUBITAK 2014 Award for European Union Funded FP7 Research Projects 
  • Academic Incentive Award by Boğaziçi University Foundation (BUVAK) for Academic Year 2013 
  • Visiting Scholar at University of California, Berkeley - Summer 2014 
  • Marie Curie International Incoming Fellowship IIF (2013-2015) Evaluation Score: 4.99/5.0 - [Highest score achieved for research proposals in Turkey] Budget: 160,000 Euros
  • Exclusively invited to collaborate and form a research agenda for BRFL fire testing facility at NIST (2011)
  • Princeton University 1st Year Fellowship (2006-2007)
  • Princeton Civil Engineering (CEE) Graduate Prize (2006)
  • Acceptance and graduate fellowship support at Harvard University, MIT, Stanford University, Columbia University, and University of Stuttgart in Germany in 2006 -- (all declined in favor for Princeton University)
  • International Honors Program at Duke University (2006)
  • Pratt Undergraduate Research Fellowship at Duke University (2005-2006)
  • Chi Epsilon (XE) National Civil Engineering Honor Society (2005)
  • Helga Wilde Bessent Scholarship for German Language and Literature (2004)
  • Delta Phi Alpha German Honor Society (2003-2006)
  • Junior Scholar at Miami University, Oxford, OH (2001)