After studying and working under the Jordan Research and Training Reactor (JRTR) project for 7 years, Sari Alkhatib is currently a Ph.D. Student in the Socio-Technical Risk Analysis (SoTeRiA) Research Laboratory in the Department of Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering (NPRE) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC).
He received his B.Sc. in Nuclear Engineering from the Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST) in 2012. In 2014, he obtained his M.Sc. in Advanced Nuclear System Engineering at the University of Science and Technology (UST), South Korea. During this period, Sari worked as a researcher in the Core Design Team of the Research Reactor Development Division at the Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI). In this position, he was responsible for conducting shielding analysis and dose calculations for the major radiation sources at the JRTR. In 2015, he was employed as a Nuclear Engineer by Jordan Atomic Energy Commission (JAEC) in the Nuclear Safety and Licensing Department at the JRTR. Assigned duties included: following up with multiple licensing issues, participation in the commissioning and operation activities (cold commissioning, hot commissioning, and the initial operation phases), conducting radiation dose calculations, and finally working in the Emergency Preparedness Team from 2017 to 2019.
Currently, Sari is involved in an industry-academia collaboration for enhancing the screening process in Fire Probabilistic Risk Analysis (PRA), investigating the decision-making process for determining the appropriate Degree of Realism (DoR) required for the analysis, and advancing SoTeRiA’s Integrated PRA (I-PRA) framework.
Sari’s research interests include Screening Process in PRA, Fire PRA, Decision-Making, and Risk Analysis and Risk Management Integration.