Selim Gürgen is an Associate Professor of Aeronautical Engineering at Eskişehir Osmangazi University, Eskişehir, Turkey. He received his BSc and MSc degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Gazi University and Middle East Technical University, respectively. His PhD 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 at 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 Turkish Aerospace Industries, Fiat Automotive Industry, Katmerciler Defense Industry and Turkish Air Force. His projects were funded by the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK) and European Union (EU). He has many publications in refereed international journals and conferences. He co-authored a book and book chapters on aviation. He serves as an editorial member for different international journals. He holds Research Priority Area Grant (from TÜBİTAK, 2015), Publication Performance Award (from Anadolu University, 2017-2018; from Eskişehir Osmangazi University, 2019-2020), Polytex Award (from International R&D Project Summit, 2018) and Project Award in Priority Areas (from TÜBİTAK, 2020). He is ranked in the list of the World's Best Scientists of 2019 and 2020 (from Stanford University). He deals with materials science in defense and aerospace industry.