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Assistant Professor YeongAe Heo wins the NASEM GRP Early-Career Research Fellowship

Professor Heo has been selected as an Early-Career Research Fellow of the Gulf Research Program (GRP) of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEMfor Award Year 2017. These competitive fellowships recognize emerging professionals at the critical pre-tenure phase of their careers for exceptional leadership, past performance, and potential for future contributions to improving oil system safety, human health and well-being, or environmental protection. Prof. Heo is the only recipient from Structural Engineering out of ten recipients mostly from biology, chemistry, environmental engineering and policy across the country in 2017.


 NASEM GRP-Sponsored Research

Prof. Heo’s MHS DRISK Research Lab aims to promote a multi-hazard resilient modern society by protecting critical infrastructure from both natural and technological hazards. The NASEM GRP supports Prof. Heo’s research on minimizing risks in on and offshore oil and gas systems which are exposed to severe weather and operating conditions. This work will investigate the site-specific cascading hazard chain, which triggers oil and natural gas system failure and leads to subsequent hazards induced by hydrocarbon release such as toxicity, explosions, and fires. Also, an innovative approach will be explored in this research to assess saptio-temporal multi-hazard risks for complex energy infrastructure systems which are subjected to multi-hazard driven dynamic actions. This work will contribute to both resilient infrastructure and communities.

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