Team

We are a team of researchers and educators dedicated to a safer, more sustainable, and peaceful world. The SoTeRiA Research Laboratory increases the use of risk analysis technologies for the improvement of business enterprise performance and safety to protect workers, the public, and the environment.

Director

Zahra Mohaghegh
zahra13@illinois.edu
Associate Professor, Director
Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering
111 G Talbot Laboratory
(217) 300-5076

Research Scientists

ErnieErnie Kee
erniekee@illinois.edu
Research Scientist
Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering
TatsuyaTatsuya Sakurahara
sakurah2@illinois.edu
Research Assistant Professor
Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering
SeyedSeyed Reihani
sreihani@illinois.edu
Research Scientist
Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering
PegahPegah Farshadmanesh
pegah2@illinois.edu
Research Scientist
Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering

Graduate Researchers

HaHa Hoang Bui
habui2@illinois.edu
Ph.D. Candidate
Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering
JaeminJaemin Yang
jaeminy3@illinois.edu
Ph.D. Student
Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering
Wen-Chi Cheng
wccheng2@illinois.edu
Ph.D. Candidate
Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering
JohnJohn Beal
jabeal2@illinois.edu
Ph.D. Student
Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering
SariSari Alkhatib
sarifa2@illinois.edu
Ph.D. Student
Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering
MohammedMohammad Albati
malbati2@illinois.edu
Ph.D. Student
Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering
Jumpei KomakiJumpei Komaki
jkomaki2@illinois.edu
M.S. Student
Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering

Undergraduate Researchers

MadelineMadeline Morasca
morasca3@illinois.edu
Sophomore
Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering
JakeJake Haywood Mitstifer
jakehm2@illinois.edu
Sophomore
Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering
AndreaAndrea Roy
akroy2@illinois.edu
Junior
Computer Science

Alumni

NameSoTeRiA PositionCurrent Position
Justin PenceGraduate ResearcherSelf-Employed
Kazumasa ShimadaVisiting ScholarJapan Atomic Energy Agency
Matthew KoziolUndergraduate ResearcherScience Applications International Corp (SAIC)
Sai ZhangVisiting ScholarIdaho National Laboratory
Mehmet ErtemPostdoctoral ResearcherAssistant Professor at Osmangazi University, Eskişehir, Turkey
Yanhua ZouVisiting ScholarInstitute of Human Factors Engineering & Safety Management, Hunan Institute of Technology, Hengyang, China
Nicholas O'SheaGraduate ResearcherSenior Consultant at AVENCORE
Ian MillerGraduate ResearcherNuclear Engineer at Enercon Services, Inc
Yicheng SunGraduate ResearcherSoftware Engineer at Apple
Grant SchumockUndergraduate ResearcherGraduate Student at Johns Hopkins University
Kelsey BearUndergraduate ResearcherEngineer at Jensen Hughes
Ethan GravenUndergraduate ResearcherEngineer at Jensen Hughes
Demetrio VelazcoUndergraduate ResearcherEngineer at Jensen Hughes
Tadashi MuraseUndergraduate ResearcherPiping Stress Engineer at JGC
Ivan DilnyyUndergraduate ResearcherSystems Engineer at Raytheon
Mateo KajicUndergraduate ResearcherSr. Health Physics Technician at Argonne National Laboratory
Lauren RobyUndergraduate ResearcherProperty Loss Analyst
John SimmonsUndergraduate ResearcherNuclear Engineer at Exelon
Jack NovelliUndergraduate Researcher
Nalin GadihokeUndergraduate Researcher
Ninoslav VujisicGraduate Intern

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