Sari Alkhatib, a Ph.D. Candidate in the SoTeRiA Lab, has being selected as one of the Mavis Future Faculty Fellows (MF3) for the 2022-2023 academic year. Through this program, the Grainger College of Engineering at the University of Illinois aims to train next generation of engineering professors to be proficient in research, teaching, and mentoring.
Since August 2019, Sari has been working as a Graduate Research Assistant at the Socio-Technical Risk Analysis (SoTeRiA) Research Laboratory, directed by NPRE Associate Professor Zahra Mohaghegh. Sari’s research focuses on the advancements of risk-informed methodologies for commercial nuclear power plants and advanced reactors. By utilizing fire probabilistic risk assessment (PRA) and FLEX (Diverse and Flexible Coping strategies) as case studies, he is working on establishing a multi-level decision-making framework to achieve substantial reduction in costs while ensuring safety in nuclear power plants. See the full story here: https://npre.illinois.edu/news/stories/sari-alkhatib-mf3.