Selim Gürgen works at Eskişehir Osmangazi University, Eskişehir, Turkey. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Gazi University and Middle East Technical University respectively. His Ph.D. degree is in Mechanical Engineering from Eskişehir Osmangazi University. He visited the University of Wollongong, Australia for a project on smart materials. He worked as a Researcher in the School of Transportation, Anadolu University for four years. Prior to his academic life, he worked as a Manufacturing Engineer in a joint venture of KMWE-Dutch Aero, the Netherlands for three years. He contributed to several industrial and research projects in collaboration with major organizations such as Fiat Automotive Industry, Turkish Air Force and the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK). He has many publications in refereed international journals and conferences. He co-authored a book and a book chapter on aviation. He holds Research Priority Area Grant (from TÜBİTAK, 2015), Publication Performance Award (from Anadolu University, 2017-2018) and Polytex Award (from International R&D Project Summit, 2018). He deals with materials science in particular smart fluids and their applications in composite structures.