Salek Seraj gained his Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Structural Engineering from Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, University of London, United Kingdom. He holds Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) licence and Building Design Specialist (BDS) designation from Professional Engineers Ontario, Canada. He possesses Project Management Professional (PMP) credential from Project Management Institute, USA.
Salek Seraj has worked seamlessly in the academia and in the industry, bridging the gap between theory and practice. Research and professional interests of Salek Seraj include analysis, design, rehabilitation and testing of various structures, seismic design, hazard-resistant house building technologies, construction management and project management. Some of his research publications have been made available on this website for possible use by present-day researchers.
A safe house that safeguards its inhabitants from the destructive effects of natural elements is a basic human right. Substantial research has been carried out worldwide on developing hazard-resistant housing, yet millions of people in the poorer parts of the world still remain at the mercy of natural hazards. It is not the lack of available solutions, but poverty that creates this vulnerability. This website is dedicated to the vulnerable people of the developing world, where, just like cyclones, floods and earthquakes, poverty may also be considered as a disaster.