Mohsen Khatib-Rahbar is president of Energy Research, Inc., in Rockville, Maryland. His research focuses on nuclear reactor safety and PRA. He has published extensively on severe accidents, source terms, methods for uncertainty analysis,consequence assessment, thermal hydraulics, and numerical methods. He has also developed computer models for simulation of thermal-hydraulic and neutronic transients in LWRs and liquid-metal,fast-breeder reactors.
Before starting Energy Research, Inc., he was a staff scientist at Brookhaven National Laboratory, where he managed programs dealing with level 2/3 PRA reviews, verification, and benchmarking of the source-term code package (STCP) and MELCOR,source-term uncertainties (QUASAR), Zion/Draft NUREG-1150, and regulatory implications of new source terms. Dr. Khatib-Rahbar was a visiting scientist at Gesellschaft fuer Reaktorsicherheit in Germany(1982) and at the NRC Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research(1988-1989).
He is currently a consultant to the US DOE, the NRC, the Swiss Federal Nuclear Safety Inspectorate, the International Atomic Energy Agency, the European Space Agency, several national laboratories and private organizations, and has served as a member of the MELCOR Peer Review Committee. He holds a Ph.D. in nuclear science and engineering from Cornell University.