YeongAe Heo, assistant professor in the Department of Civil Engineering, has been selected as an early-career research fellow of the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine’s Gulf Research Program.
These competitive awards are among a suite of program activities aimed at supporting the development of future generations of scientists, engineers, and health professionals prepared to work at the intersections of oil system safety, human health and well-being, and environmental stewardship in the Gulf of Mexico and U.S. outer continental shelf regions.
Heo will use the fellowship to advance her work in preventing hydrocarbon release and other societal and environmental impacts that result from the failure of oil and gas infrastructure systems. Focusing on minimizing risks in on- and offshore systems that are exposed to severe weather and operating conditions and investigating the multi-hazard actions that trigger catastrophic cascading disasters, this work will contribute to advances making infrastructure and surrounding communities more resilient.
Heo will collaborate in these efforts with Hatsuo Ishida, professor in the Department of Macromolecular Science and Engineering at Case Western Reserve, who has been appointed as an internal mentor for the fellowship.
Learn more about Heo and the Gulf Research Program.