Cing-Dao (Steve) Kan

sSeve Kan (at left( and Dhafer Marzougui


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.


Web:  CCSA page    LinkedIn   Physics & Astronomy page

Phone: (703) 993‒5898
Address: Commerce Building
4087 University Drive, Suite 2100
Fairfax, VA 22030


Dr. Kan received his Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Maryland in 1990. He joined George Mason University in 

Previously, Dr. Kan worked at The George Washington University for more than 20 years. He served as the Director of the National Crash Analysis Center (NCAC) from  to 


University of Maryland College Park
Mechanical Engineering
1986 – 1990

Oregon State University
Master of Science (MS)
Mechanical Engineering
1982 – 1986


Director, Center for Collision Safety and Analysis
George Mason University
May 2013 – Present
LocationFairfax, VA 2203

Director, National Crash Analysis Center
George Washington University
Jan 1994 – May 2013
Ashburn, VA 20147

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