Ph.D. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Dr. Cing-Dao (Steve) Kan received his Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Maryland, College, in 1990.
Currently, he holds an Associate Research Professor position in the School of Engineering and Applied Science at the George Washington University. He joined the FHWA/NHTSA National Crash Analysis Center at the George Washington University since 1994. Currently, he is the director of simulation and advance research at the National Crash Analysis Center. In that roll, he leads efforts in the developing vehicle structural and occupant models, conducting analysis for vehicle crashworthiness evaluation, vehicle compatibility assessment and roadside hardware safety devises evaluation, and conducting component and full-system crash testing. Recently, Dr. Kan is involved in a project sponsored by the U.S. Department of State to analyze and improve barriers and anti-ram devices used to secure U.S. embassies and buildings abroad from vehicle bomb threats. Currently,
he also serves as the principal investigator on the FAA research grant for explicit finite element analysis of uncontained aircraft
engine failure.

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