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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 […]

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”. […]

Probabilistic Risk Assessment @ University of Illinois : SoTeRiA Fire

The Socio-Technical Risk Analysis (SoTeRiA) Research Laboratory, directed by Associate Professor Zahra Mohaghegh, in the Department of Nuclear, Plasma and Radiological Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is a multidisciplinary research laboratory that has a proven track record of developing scientific and innovative approaches for risk assessment, risk management, and risk-informed decision-making and […]

John Beal awarded NEUP Fellowship for Socio-Technical Risk Analysis research

Congratulations to our SoTeRiA team member John Beal! John Beal, a graduating senior in NPRE’s Power concentration, was selected for a three-year fellowship from the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Nuclear Energy University Program (NEUP). Beal has been a member of Professor Zahra Mohaghegh’s Socio-Technical Risk Analysis (SoTeRiA) Research Lab (https://soteria.npre.illinois.edu) since Spring 2019 and will […]

Zahra Mohaghegh Joins Board of Directors of the International Association for Probabilistic Safety Assessment and Management (IAPSAM)

At the start of 2020, Assistant Professor Zahra Mohaghegh was voted in as a member of the Board of Directors of the International Association for Probabilistic Safety Assessment and Management (IAPSAM) [http://www.iapsam.org]. Prof. Mohaghegh will serve on the IAPSAM board with distinguished colleagues from the risk analysis community, contributing to IAPSAM activities. IAPSAM sponsors and […]

ZAHRA MOHAGHEGH LEADS INDUSTRY-FOCUSED SCIENTIFIC INNOVATION FOR PROBABILISTIC RISK ASSESSMENT

See Full Article HERE Increased competition and fluctuations in the commercial electric sales market have renewed focus on using risk-informed approaches for developing safe and cost-effective operational strategies for nuclear power plants. Addressing this issue and in collaboration with industry partners, Zahra Mohaghegh, professor in Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering and director of the Socio-Technical Risk […]

ZAHRA MOHAGHEGH GAINS NEUP GRANT TO DEVELOP I-PRA ALGORITHM FOR DEPLOYING NUCLEAR POWER PLANT INNOVATIONS

This article is reposted from NPRE News — Increased competition and fluctuations in the commercial electric sales market have renewed focus on using risk-informed approaches for developing safe and cost-effective operational strategies for nuclear power plants. Among these are new technologies to improve operational flexibility and efficiency while maintaining safety. Zahra Mohaghegh, NPRE professor and […]

SoTeRiA Industry Affiliates Program (IAP)

We are pleased to announce the establishment of the SoTeRiA Industry Affiliates Program (IAP) in the College of Engineering at UIUC. http://riskanalysis.illinois.edu/ The SoTeRiA-IAP is an industry-facing research entity directed by Zahra Mohaghegh, Faculty of Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering (NPRE) at UIUC. Ernie Kee serves as Industry Liaison, with 35 years of experience in […]

Dr. Tatsuya Sakurahara Presents at the NPRE 596 Graduate Seminar

NPRE 596 Graduate Seminar Tuesday, December 11, 2018 4:00 – 4:50 pm – Graduate Seminar – 103 Talbot Laboratory Tatsuya Sakurahara Postdoctoral Research Associate Department of Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Integrated Probabilistic Risk Assessment (I-PRA) Methodology and Computational Platform for Fire PRA of Nuclear Power Plants Abstract: In resolving emergent […]

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