Asmaa Salem Farag

Graduate Research Assistant

Office: BU 1222 (PE Graduate Suite)

Research Description

Asmaa S. Farag is working toward her Ph.D. degree in Nuclear Engineering. Her research focus is on enhancing the computational efficiency and accuracy of PRA software. As part of her research, she has been interning at Idaho National Laboratory during the summers of 2022 and 2023.


Asmaa S. Farag received her bachelor’s degree in Nuclear Engineering from Alexandria University, Egypt, in 2019. Since 2017, she has been conducting research in the field of safety and severe accidents of nuclear power plants and joined the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) for a one-year internship in the Nuclear Energy department. Additionally, she worked as a research assistant for one year at the Institute for Space and Nuclear Power Studies (ISNPS) at the University of New Mexico. There, she focused on the cybersecurity of instrumentation and control systems for terrestrial and space nuclear reactors. She is passionate about utilizing the full power and potential of nuclear technology to support our life on Earth as a clean source of energy and to help further humanity’s journey in discovering the vast expanse of space.


Nuclear Engineering
North Carolina State University

Nuclear Engineering
North Carolina State University

Nuclear Engineering
Alexandria University


  • Grader for NE 400, Nuclear Reactor Energy Conversion, 2022-2023


  • American Nuclear Society Saul Levine Memorial Scholarship, 2023
  • Winner of the Virtual Student Poster Symposium, Society for Risk Analysis Research Triangle Regional Organization, 2021

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