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Guna Selvaduray

San Jose State University

Chemical & Materials Engineering Department
San Jose, CA 95192-0082
Tel: (408) 924-3874
Fax: (408) 924-4057
Email: guna.selvaduray@sjsu.edu
Website: www.sjsu.edu/faculty/selvaduray

• Consultant
• Professor
• Researcher

• Author
• Speaker

Active research in earthquake hazard mitigation over the last 25 years, specializing in nonstructural hazard reduction and earthquake caused hazardous materials releases. Fluent in Japanese.

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND
B. Eng in Mechanical Engineering - Tokyo Institute of Technology (1969)
M.S. in Materials Science - Stanford University (1976)
Ph.D. in Metallurgy - Stanford University (1978)

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Plant Engineer, Design Engineer, Engineering Consultant, Research Scientist, University Professor. Twelve years in private sector; twenty years in university teaching, research and administration. Close to thirty years experience in emergency management and disaster mitigation. Executive Director, The Collaborative for Disaster Mitigation.

ACTIVE ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIPS
California Emergency Services Association, Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, ASM International, The Materials Society, Biomedical Engineering Society

FEE STRUCTURE
Professional fees negotiated on scope and content of work, either on an hourly basis or a project basis.

TOPICS FOR SPEAKING, WRITING, & CONSULTING

  • Nonstructural hazard mitigation
  • Earthquake caused hazardous materials releases
  • Corporate earthquake preparedness and planning
  • Engineering design for hazard mitigation

OTHER RELEVANT INFORMATION
Fluent in Japanese