Mohaghegh appointed to National Academies Committee

NPRE associate professor Zahra Mohaghegh has been selected to serve as a member of the Committee on Transport Airplane Risk Assessment Methodology of the U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. This study will assess the risk assessment methodology used by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) under the overall safety oversight system. The FAA uses the Transport Airplane Risk Assessment Methodology (TARAM) to […]

Lighting the Path for Next-Generation Leaders

Professor Zahra Mohaghegh, director of Socio-Technical Risk Analysis (SoTeRiA) Laboratory, was featured in the “Leaders” section of this month’s Nuclear News magazine from the American Nuclear Society, highlighting Probabilistic Risk Assessment (PRA) educational and research gaps and proposing urgent actions to be taken by academia and government agencies to prepare next-generation PRA leaders for achieving […]

SoTeRiA Laboratory Leads a DOE Project to Create Risk-Informed Methodologies for Automation Trustworthiness in Nuclear Power Plants

To improve efficiency and ensure safe, reliable operation of nuclear power plants, the U.S. nuclear industry is working to leverage automation. Before committing to a significant investment in automation technologies, decision-makers need scientific and innovative methodologies that prove that this automation will be trustworthy and operationally acceptable. NPRE Associate Professor Zahra Mohaghegh, the director of […]

SoTeRiA Laboratory Presents Risk-informed Policy Making for Nuclear Safety @ WYSE 2021 Summer Camp

The Socio-Technical Risk Analysis (SoTeRiA) Laboratory ( in the Department of Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering (NPRE) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) presented virtually at the 2021 Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering (WYSE) summer camp to approximately 60 high school students. During the risk analysis session, participants had the opportunity to […]

SoTeRiA Outreach

Recent outreach events by the SoTeRiA Research Laboratory were recently recognized by the Department of Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering at the University of Illinois. SoTeRiA presented to undergraduate students at the Beckman Institute Open House and the Undergraduate Research Fair, raising awareness about the science of Probabilistic Risk Analysis to the broader campus and […]

Beckman Open House 2021

The Socio-Technical Risk Analysis (SoTeRiA) Research Laboratory will be represented at the 2021 Beckman Institute Open House. This event will be held virtually from March 26-27 and will provide an opportunity to learn about the cutting-edge research and opportunities available at the Beckman Institute and the SoTeRiA Lab. Bringing together collaborators from a variety of engineering backgrounds, the Beckman Institute and the SoTeRiA […]

SoTeRiA Laboratory Receives NRC Grant to Advance Uncertainty Analysis for Risk-Informed Regulation of Advanced Reactors and Aging Plants

The Socio-Technical Risk Analysis (SoTeRiA) Research Laboratory in the Department of Nuclear, Plasma and Radiological Engineering (NPRE) at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) has received a $500,000 grant (2021-2024) from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) for “Advancing Uncertainty Analysis Processes in Risk-Informed Regulatory Framework to Support Simulation Approaches for Aging Plants and Advanced Reactors”. […]

Spring 2021 Engineering Undergraduate Research Fair

The Socio-Technical Risk Analysis (SoTeRiA) Research Laboratory will be presenting at the University of Illinois Grainger College of Engineering Spring 2021 Engineering Research Fair, which will be held virtually on Thursday February 25, 2021 from 4-6pm. The Engineering Research Fair provides students with the opportunity to learn about research opportunities within and outside of the […]

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