National Academies’ Panel on Evaluation of the Transport Airplane Risk Assessment Methodology @ PSAM 16 conference

In 2021, the National Academies appointed an ad-hoc committee of 12 members to undertake a study to evaluate FAA’s Transport Airplane Risk Assessment Methodology. This panel will discuss the report created by this committee. Moderator: George Ligler (Professor and Dean’s Excellence Chair, Multidisciplinary Engineering, Texas A& M University; member of the National Academy of Engineering) […]

SoTeRiA Laboratory Presents Risk-Informed Analysis for Advanced Reactors, IAEA-Sponsored Project @ PSAM 16

SoTeRiA Lab will present “Risk-informed Analysis for Advanced Nuclear Power Reactors” at the 16th Probabilistic Safety Assessment & Management (PSAM 16) conference. It is time-­critical to conduct research on risk-­informed analysis of advanced reactors, in parallel with technology developments, in order to establish scientifically-justifiable and technology-inclusive risk methodologies that support the nuclear industry and the […]

SoTeRiA Laboratory Presents Fire PRA Research, Academia-Industry DOE Sponsored Project @ PSAM 16

SoTeRiA Lab will present the final report of the DOE Fire PRA Project at the 16th Probabilistic Safety Assessment & Management (PSAM 16) conference. The authors are Tatsuya Sakurahara, Sari Alkhatib, Mohammad Albati, Seyed Reihani, Ernie Kee, and Zahra Mohaghegh (SoTeRiA Lab); Terry L. von Thaden, Richard Kesler, and Farzaneh Masoud (Illinois Fire Service Institute); Kristin […]

SoTeRiA Ph.D. Student Was Selected as One of the Mavis Future Faculty Fellows for the 2022-2023 academic year!

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. […]

Congratulations Madeline Morasca for receiving the American Nuclear Society’s Joseph Naser Undergraduate Scholarship!

Madeline Morasca, an undergraduate researcher at the SoTeRiA Lab, was recently awarded the 2022-23 ANS Joseph Naser Undergraduate Scholarship. This scholarship is designated for students pursuing undergraduate studies in nuclear engineering with a focus in the field of human factors, instrumentation, and controls. “I am very grateful to be an ANS Scholar this year. Having […]

Congratulations to Dr. Ha Bui who recently passed his Ph.D. defense!

Ha’s research has focused on theoretical foundations and methodological developments to enhance spatiotemporal resolution in Probabilistic Risk Assessment (PRA) of nuclear power plants. The executive summary of Ha’s dissertation can be found here: The SoTeRiA team members are very excited about Ha’s achievement and look forward to continued collaboration and winning for many years […]

Final Exam Announcement (Dissertation Defense) of Ha Bui

Ha Bui, Ph.D. Candidate, Presents Enhancing Spatiotemporal Resolution in Probabilistic Risk Assessment of Nuclear Power Plants: Theoretical Foundations and Methodological Developments Date/time and location: April 8, 2022 | 9:00am – 12:00 pm CT through Zoom – Meeting ID: 859 4524 5332, Password:  640715 ABSTRACT: To address emergent safety concerns in commercial nuclear power plants (NPPs), the […]

SoTeRiA Laboratory Awarded Grant to Establish Research Hub

A proposal led by NPRE’s Socio-Technical Risk Analysis (SoTeRiA) Research Laboratory has been selected for the Grainger College of Engineering’s Strategic Research Initiatives Phase I Award. The project is entitled “Establishing a Risk-Informed Validation Research Hub.” This first-of-its-kind research hub encompasses the full spectrum of risk analysis including advanced physics-human-organization simulations that are integrated with […]

SoTeRiA Participation at the PSA 2021 Conference

The Socio-Technical Risk Analysis (SoTeRiA) Research Laboratory will be presenting 3 conference papers and holding a technical workshop at the 2021 International Topical Meeting on Probabilistic Safety Assessment and Analysis (PSA 2021). Ph.D. Student Sari Alkhatib will be presenting two papers at the conference. “I-PRA Risk- and Cost-Informed Decision-Making Algorithm for Nuclear Power Plants,” on […]

SoTeRiA Lab’s Upcoming Virtual Workshop at PSA 2021

Topic: Risk-informed Methodologies for Advanced Reactors: Needs, Challenges, and Case Study Date: Wednesday, November 10, 12:40 PM – 4:10 PM EST Presenters: Zahra Mohaghegh and Tatsuya Sakurahara (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Bengt Lydell (Sigma-Phase Inc.), Klaus Heckmann (GRS), Robertas Alzbutas (Lithuanian Energy Institute) This workshop is fully virtual. Registration is required. You can find […]

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