Michel Kahan has an extensive experience of over 20 years in the management and development of major civil engineering projects among which the Tamarins highway in Reunion Island (Indian Ocean) that includes a hundred standard bridges, 20 large and 4 major bridges, one tunnel and two cut and cover tunnels, the repair of the Channel Tunnel after the 2008 fire. He now runs Setec, a French based engineering consulting company with a global footprint, with major references such as the Millau Viaduct, four high-speed railway lines in France, the Flamanville EPR nuclear power plant buildings in France, and many more.
As Head of Development and Innovation for Setec TPI, Michel Kahan developed Setec’s activities in the nuclear and industrial fields. In 2010, he became Chief Executive Officer of Setec TPI and won huge projects includingthe extension of the underground Greater Paris Metro lines EOLE, 14 and 15, the Riyadh Metro Project, the independent checking of the Third Bosphorus Bridge as well as the Hinkley Point nuclear power plant in the UK. Since 2013, as Executive Vice President of the Setec Group, Michel Kahan is committed to innovation, research and the development of the engineering group on worldwide challenging projects.
Michel Kahan is a graduate from:
×École Polytechnique(1986-1989), Paris – Scientific and general engineering degree
×École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées(1992), Paris – Civil engineering degree
×Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston (1993) - Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering
×PhD (1993-1996)– École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées (1996), Paris, (partly done at Berkeley) on the seismic behaviour of bridges
He teaches advanced structural dynamics at the Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées in Paris and is a member of:
×AFGC (FrenchAssociation of Civil Engineers)
×AFPS (FrenchAssociation of Earthquake Engineering)
×SYNTEC Engineering Federation board of administrators