<p class=”Default”>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 failures. <p class=”Default”>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 Society. <p class=”Default”>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, S. Chirayath, "Combined nuclear safety-security risk analysis methodology development and demonstration through a case study", Progress in Nuclear Energy, 105, 153 (2018).
- M.A. Hawila and S.S. Chirayath, "Nuclear Security Risk Analysis: An Insider-Outsider Collusion Scenario", International Journal of Nuclear Security 2:2 (2016).
- 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. 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, 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.