Assistant Professor and Beck Foundation Faculty Fellow, Volgenau School of Engineering, George Mason University


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Phone: 703-993-6234
Address:  Nguyen Engineering Building, 4439
4400 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030


Elham Sahraei earned her PhD degree from the George Washington University in 2011, and completed two years of post-doctoral training at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2013, where she became a Research Scientist afterwards. Besides characterization and modeling of Li-Ion batteries, her expertise includes full-scale vehicle crash analysis, occupant protection, and analysis of roadside safety structures. She is the inventor of “Collision Safety Structure,” a structure for controlled buckling of driver seats that reduces perils of frontal crashes. She is the recipient of several prestigious awards such as SAE Myers award, Stapp student award, and WTS scholarship. She has served as a chair person and plenary speaker for multiple conferences including Battery Safety and Battery Congress.


George Washington University
2006 – 2011

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Postdoctoral Research
Mechanical Engineering
2011 – 2013

Activities and Societies: Impact and Crashworthiness Lab


Research Scientist
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
2014 – Present

Postdoctoral Associate
2011 – 2013
National Crash Analysis Center

Graduate Research Assistant
National Crash Analysis Center
Jun 2006 – May 2011


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