SimCenter Team

Leadership Team

Matt DeJong

PI and co-Director
UC Berkeley

Greg Deierlein

Stanford University

Satish Rao

UC Berkeley

Ahsan Kareem

University of Notre Dame

Laura Lowes

University of Washington

Management Team

Frank McKenna

Chief Technology Officer

Matthew Schoettler

Associate Director Operations

Adam Zsarnóczay

Associate Director
Research Outreach

Software Development Team

Pedro Arduino

University of Washington

Justin Bonus

UC Berkeley

Barbaros Cetiner

UC Berkeley

Noam Elisha

UC Berkeley

Stevan Gavrilovic

UC Berkeley

Peter Mackenzie-Helnwein

University of Washington

Abiy Fantaye Melaku

UC Berkeley

Sina Naeimi

UC Berkeley

Fei Pan

Univ of Michigan

Claudio Perez

UC Berkeley

Sang-ri Yi

UC Berkeley

Jinyan Zhao

UC Berkeley

Adam Zsarnóczay

Stanford University

Education and Community Outreach and Support Staff

Erika Donald

Communications Specialist

Corinna Fong

Administrative Officer

Grace Kang

Communications Director

Domain Experts


Founding Principal
Investigator & Director

Stephen Mahin

The SimCenter acknowledges the contributions and tremendous insight of Stephen A. Mahin, who was key in developing our vision of using next-generation computational modeling and simulation software to mitigate the effects of natural hazards. As Founding Principal Investigator and Director of the SimCenter, Professor Mahin worked tirelessly in the interest of improving decision-making and strengthening community resilience to earthquakes, storms, and other extreme hazards. His colleagues will miss his intellectual curiosity and drive that brought the compelling, complex vision into reality. Stephen A. Mahin passed away on February 10, 2018, but through his efforts, the SimCenter moves forward with a strong, multi-disciplinary, organizational foundation and vision.

Read more on the UC Berkeley website.

Read more on the Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center’s website.