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Mohammed Hawila received his Master of Science
degree in nuclear engineering from Texas A&M University in
December 2016. He worked with Dr. Sunil Chirayath to analyze
security, safety, and combined safety-security risk for possible
accident scenarios. The outcome of his research is a
methodology to perform combined safety and security risk analysis
to compute the frequency of joint top-event system
Hawila received his Bachelor of Science degree
in nuclear engineering from the Jordan University of Science and
Technology in 2012. He worked as a radiation safety engineer
in radiography, and then joined the Jordan Atomic Energy
Commission. Before coming to Texas A&M to begin his
graduate studies, he participated in a summer nuclear security
certificate program with NSSPI for international professionals in
2014, which was supported by the U.S. Department of State's
Partnership for Nuclear Security. He also completed a
semester-long internship at NSSPI in the spring of 2015.
During his time at NSSPI, he presented a paper on nuclear security
risk analysis and insider-outsider collusion at the 2015 annual
meeting of the Institute for Nuclear Materials Management (INMM), a
paper on combined safety-security risk analysis at the 2016 INMM
annual meeting, and a paper on the probabilistic risk assessment of
spent fuel cooling system failure of safety and security initiating
events at the 2016 winter meeting of the American Nuclear
Hawila successfully defended his Master's thesis
in October of 2016, and upon graduation joined Texas A&M
Associate Professor Dr. Karen Vierow Kirkland's research group as a
Ph.D. student working on experimental and simulated
thermal-hydraulic reactor systems response.
- M. Hawila,
"Combined Safety and Security Risk Evaluation Considering Safety and Security-Type Initiating Events,"
M.S. Thesis, Nuclear Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX (2016).
- M.A. Hawila and S.S. Chirayath,
"Nuclear Security Risk Analysis: An Insider-Outsider Collusion Scenario,"
International Journal of Nuclear Security 2:2 (2016). See Document
- M.A. Hawila and S. Chirayath,
"Probabilistic Risk Assessment of Spent Fuel Pool Cooling System Failure Considering Safety and Security Initiating Events,"
ANS Winter Meeting & Expo, Las Vegas, NV, 06-10 November 2016.
- S. Chirayath and M.A. Hawila,
"Methodology for Combined Nuclear Security and Safety Risk Analysis,"
57th Annual Meeting of the Institute for Nuclear Materials Management (INMM), Atlanta, Georgia, 24-28 July 2016.
- Mohammad Hawila, Sunil S. Chirayath, William Charlton. ,
"Nuclear Security Risk Evaluation Using Adversary Pathway Analysis Methodology for an Insider-Outsider Collusion Scenario,"
INMM 56th Annual Meeting, Indian Wells, California, 12-16 July 2015.