Center for Collision Safety and Analysis

The Center for Collision Safety and Analysis (CCSA) at GMU is focused on using advanced technology to understand collisions involving transport vehicles and to develop means to avoid or mitigate them to enhance safety and security.

CCSA brings together a strong and richly experienced team of scientists and engineers.

CCSA is associated with the College of Science at George Mason University and the National Center for Manufacturing Science (NCMS).

Cing-Dao (Steve) Kan

Professor, Computational Solid Mechanics, College of Science, George Mason University
Director, Center for Collision Safety and Analysis (CCSA) , GMU

Dr. Kan was a pioneer in research on the implementation of the non-linear explicit FE code on high-performance parallel computer platforms. His research and development efforts in benchmarking of high performance computing platforms for crash simulations have become standards used today in the automotive industry.

Under his leadership the NCAC landed multi-million dollar contracts that involved more than 60 task orders for testing, modeling building and validations, analysis of highway barrier crashworthiness, vehicle safety, occupant risk analysis, outreach programs, and crash information management.

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