Representatives of the Socio-Technical Risk Analysis (SoTeRiA) Research Laboratory--NPRE Associate Professor Zahra Mohaghegh, Research Assistant Professor Tatsuya Sakurahara, and Research Scientist Ha Bui--presented “Modeling, Simulation, and Validation in Risk-Informed Analysis of Existing Plants and Advanced Reactors” at the 2023 MeV summer school at the Idaho National Laboratory.
The MeV Summer School is intended to improve the training of engineers and applied scientists involved in the design, licensing and operation of a 21st century nuclear energy industry through a multi-faceted learning approach of lectures, tours, and other activities. The school is organized through the cooperation of multiple stakeholders with a shared goal of building a strong workforce to support global nuclear expansion. The theme of this year's MeV summer school is “Old Meets New: Legacy and Modern Analysis Methods and Tools for Nuclear Applications.”
“Thanks to the MeV organizing team, Dr. Curtis Smith, Dr. Vaibhav Yadav, and others at the Idaho National Laboratory, for developing this impactful summer school,” Professor Mohaghegh said. "Its focus on training the future nuclear workforce will make an invaluable contribution to the nuclear community."
This effort is in line with SoTeRiA’s mission to train next generation leaders to use risk-informed solutions for creating safe, resilient, sustainable, and socially responsible technological advancements. The SoTeRiA lab has been developing methodologies and computational platforms to advance probabilistic risk assessment (PRA) science and applications in support of risk-informed design, risk-informed operation & maintenance, and risk-informed regulation of complex technological systems, including existing power plants and advanced reactors.