NPRE associate professor Zahra Mohaghegh has been selected to serve as a member of the Committee on “Improving the Efficiency and Effectiveness of the Coast Guard Certificate of Compliance Examination Program for Gas Carriers” of the U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.
The committee will consider opportunities for the Coast Guard to maintain and potentially increase the efficiency and safety effectiveness of the program in the face of growing liquefied gas carrier (LGC) activity and changing traffic patterns. Among the options studied, the committee will include risk-based approaches that consider factors such as the vessel’s age and its inspection and incident histories. The committee may make recommendations to the Coast Guard and Congress on issues that warrant more attention, including steps to address each through changes in resourcing, regulation, policy, and protocol.
Professor Mohaghegh also served as a member of the Committee on the Transport Airplane Risk Assessment Methodology of the U.S. National Academies. This study assessed the risk assessment methodology used by the Federal Aviation Admiration (FAA), and led to the publication of an impactful Consensus Study Report.
Mohaghegh is an affiliate to the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, the School of Information Sciences, and the Carle Illinois College of Medicine at UIUC. She is the director of the Socio-Technical Risk Analysis (SoTeRiA) Research Laboratory at UIUC, focusing on the advancement of probabilistic risk assessment (PRA) science and applications for the safety of complex technological systems such as commercial nuclear power plants and advanced reactors, civil aviation, and oil industries.