Egemen Aras

Graduate Research Assistant

Office: BU 1222 (PE Graduate Suite)

Research Description

My research goal is to develop an open-source, web-based, parallel, and distributed probabilistic risk assessment (PRA) software package. To reach my goal:

  • I create synthetic PRA models.
  • Use generic PRA models for different types of nuclear power plants.
  • Benchmark and profile current PRA tools.
  • Discover and update pre-quantifying, quantifying, and post-quantifying algorithms implemented in PRA model quantifiers.
  • Develop parallel computation capability to PRA model quantifiers.


I received my bachelor’s degree in Nuclear Engineering from Hacettepe University in 2012. I spent seven years in the industry, which allowed me to gain experience in project management, system, and equipment qualification, licensing a radioactive drug production facility, radiation protection training course, and radiation management consulting before going back to academia. Then, I completed my M.S. in Nuclear Engineering at NC State Nuclear Engineering Department in 2021, focusing on detecting illicit nuclear activities in nuclear facilities.


Nuclear Engineering
North Carolina State University

Nuclear Engineering
North Carolina State University

Nuclear Engineering
Hacettepe University


  • American Nuclear Society Saul Levine Memorial Scholarship, Aug 2022
  • Best Video Presentation – North America Award, the 28th International Conference on Nuclear Engineering organized by ASME, Aug 2021
  • Fellowship from Turkish Ministry of National Education, Aug 2019 – Aug 2021


  • Laboratory Teaching Assistant for NE 400, Nuclear Reactor Energy Conversion, Spring 2023
  • Grader for NE 400, Nuclear Reactor Energy Conversion, 2022


  • Topic Organizer, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition (IMECE) 2023
  • Reviewer, American Nuclear Society (ANS) 18th Probabilistic Safety Assessment and Analysis (PSA 2023)
  • Vice-President of Society of Risk Analysis – Research Triangle Park Local Chapter, 2023
  • Vice-President of North Carolina State University, Nuclear Engineering Graduate Student Association, 2022-2023
  • President of Turkish Student Association at North Carolina State University, 2021-2022

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