Curriculum Vitae

 

Mohammad Pourgol Mohammad, PhD
Associate Professor of Reliability Engineering and Risk Assessment


Area of Interests:
Risk/Safety/security Assessment
Multidisciplinary Reliability Analysis
 Quality Assurance,
Thermal-Hydraulics Transient Analysis
Uncertainty/Sensitivity Analysis
Loss Prevention
Optimization


Professional Experience:
Assistant Professor,  March 2011-Present
Work Experience
Assistant Professor, March 2011-Present
Sahand University of Technology/ Department of Mechanical Engineering
Area of Research:
·          Engineering Risk Assessment (PRA)
·          Multidisciplinary Reliability Analysis
·          Optimization and Mathematical Programming
·          Uncertainty/Sensitivity/Importance Analysis
·          Nuclear Power Plants Safety Assessment
·          Manufacturing/Production Quality Assurance
·          Energy Systems Modeling and Management
Offered Courses: Fundamental of Reliability Engineering, Engineering Risk Assessment, Sustainable Energy Analysis, Research Methods, Advanced Engineering Mathematics, Optimization, Nuclear Safety
Total of 15 M.Sc. Student Graduated with the research resulted in more than 50 journal and conference papers.5 funded projects
 
Consultant, July 2011-Present 
Quality Consultings Inc., Westwood, MA                                                                                         
·          Nuclear Safety
·          Engineering Risk Assessment (PRA)
·          Multidisciplinary Reliability Analysis
·          Fire Safety
·          Chemical/Nuclear Processes Hazard Analysis
·          Condition Monitoring Maintenance
Helped Customers in the area of Quality Assurance, Design for Reliability, Risk Assessment, Safety Analysis for projects of Automotive, Chemical Processes, Centrifugal Pump Design, Power plants (Conventional and Nuclear), Development of Standards, Natural Gas Utility,
 
Senior Research Engineer ,  Dec. 2009-Jul. 2011       
FM Global Research -Risk/Reliability/failure Prevention Area
·          Fire Probabilistic Risk Assessment (PRA)
·          Development of Approval Standards for Fire/Natural Hazards Grade Systems and Components
·          Fire Protection Systems Reliability Assessment (Sprinklers, Foam water, Mist water)
·          Natural Gas/Diesel Fire Pump Engine Reliability Evaluation
·          Design and Development of Reliability Database
·          Gas Turbine availability Evaluation Based on Condition-based Maintenance
·          Power Plants Availability
·          Process Control Cyber-Security Risk Assessment
·          Fire Protection Systems Cost-Benefit Analysis
·          Model Uncertainty For Complex System Analysis
Development of the structure for a new Standard, Reliability analysis for Wet and Mist Water Sprinkler Fire Protection System, Research on the Hazards of Hydrogen Dispenser Fueling Systems
 
Corporate Reliability Engineering Manager, Houston, TX, Oct 2008-Dec 2009
Goodman Manufacturing Inc, Houston, TX                                             
•     Laboratory and program management
·          Failure analysis (SEM/EDX, FTIR, Spectroscopy ...)
•     Materials Failure Investigation and Analysis
·          Qualification Planning for Corrosion, Vibration, Noise and Extreme Environment Testing
·           Electronic boards design qualification and reliability testing
•     Process design and development
•     Leading design for reliability and risk assessment teams
Helped the Company to improve the residential heating and cooling market share from 17% to 26% and their product warranty from typical 5 years to 10 years; Development of World Class Reliability Engineering lab with $3 million Equipment and $250000 annual budget.
 
Senior Reliability/Risk Engineer ,  Oct. 2006-Oct. 2008
Goodman Manufacturing Inc, Houston, TX                                                                                        
·          Design and Conducting Reliability Test Plan Design for HVAC Systems; 
·          Component and System Reliability Testing; New and Existing Products; Including Corrosion, Thermal, Vibration, Fatigue and system Accelerated Life Cycle, Extreme Environmental Testing and Transit (ASTM and ISTA Based Testing)
·          Reliability Based Design-Introducing Reliability in Design Phase; HALT, HESS, Cycling, Transportation, Vibration Testing
·          Data (Test, Warranty) Analysis (Weibull and Bayesian) forPrediction of Reliability and Failure Rates, MTTF, MTBF; Modeling the reliability Growth in Designs improvement activities
·          Root Cause Analysis of System/Components Failures and Corrective Actions. Failure Analysis for Field and Test Reported Issues.
·          Design and Process (d&pFMEA) Development and Review; Leading All dFMEA Sessions for Qualification
·          Supplier Quality and Reliability Control; Setting the Company Specification and Review Test Reports
 
Safety Engineer,  Oct. 1996-Mar. 2001
National Nuclear Safety Department, AEOI, Tehran-Iran,
·          Safety Assessment of Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant - Technical Design Documents and Preliminary Safety Analysis Report
·          Safety Inspection Nuclear facilities and under construction Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant
·          Development of Part Qualification Standards and Procedures; Design Verification and Life Aging Requirements
·          Supplied Electrical Parts Qualification Standards Setting and Reports Review
 
Instructor                                                                                                                                
·          Shahid Beheshti University: Advanced Nuclear Safety ,Spring 2012
Tabriz University: Fundamental of Reliability Engineering , Fall   2011                                                                            
·          Reli2011 Conference, Workshops in Reliability Testing and Design for Reliability, Fall  2011
·          ASQ CRE, Certified Reliability Engineer, Boston, MA, Winter 2011 & Summer  2013
·          Department of Physics, Tehran Poly-technique, Tehran-Iran, Physics and Electricity, Spring 1998
·          Department of Computer Science, Institute of Sciences & Technology, Tehran-Iran,   Fall 1999
       Electrical Circuits I


Education:
University of Maryland, College Park, MD 
Ph.D, Reliability Engineering (Mechanical Engineering Department), May 2007                                                                                   
Dissertation Topic: Integrated Methodology for Uncertainty Analysis of Thermal-Hydraulics Computational Codes (USNRC Funded Research)
 
University of Maryland, College Park, MD
M.Sc, Reliability Engineering (Nuclear Engineering Department), May 2005
Research Topic: Thermal Hydraulics Pressurized Thermal Shock Uncertainty Assessment; Application to Four Nuclear Power Plants in Support of NRC PTS Risk Re-Baseline (USNRC Funded Research)
 
Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran-Iran                                                                                                     
M.Sc, Nuclear Engineering, September. 1998
Dissertation Topic: Comparative Probabilistic Risk Assessment for Emergency Diesels Generators of Bushehr NPP (Old Siemens and New Russian Design) Using Hybrid Fault Tree/Event Tree (FT/ET) and Markov Chain Method
 
Tabriz University, Tabriz-Iran                                                                                                                                      
B.Sc, Electrical Engineering, October 1994
Project Topic: Design of Coder-Decoder of Telephone Voice Signals by Z-80 Processor 


Professional Membership:
·           American Nuclear Society (ANS) Journals Committee, Member 2012-2015 (Appointed by ANS President)
·          American Nuclear Society (ANS) Professional Engineers Committee, Member 2011-2014 (Appointed by ANS President)
·          ASQ Reliability Divisions Regional Councilor position for Region 1 (New England District), 2010-Present
·          American Nuclear Society (ANS) Publications-Meetings, Proceedings, and Transactions Committee, Member 2010-2013 (Appointed by ANS President)
·          ASQ Certified Reliability Engineer (CRE), 2009-Present
·          ASQ Certified Six Sigma Green Belt (CSSGB), 2009-Present.
·          American Society  of Quality (ASQ), Senior Member 2009-Now
·          Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Member 2008-2011
·          State of Maryland Professional Nuclear Engineer (P.E.), 2008-now (Lic. No. 3670757)
·          American Nuclear Society (ANS), Member 2007-Present.
·          American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Member 2006-Present.
·          American Physics Society (APS), Member 2002-2004


Grants and Research Funds
·          East Azarbaijan Gas Company” East Azarbaijan Gas Company Customer Services Quality Improvement By Six Sigma (DMAIC Cycle) Methodology”.
·          Jahad Engineering Institute, “Early Phase Design for Reliability Drilling Equipment”.
·          Sahand University of Technology, “Quality and Reliable Production in Home Appliances Industry: The Challenges and Solutions”.
·          Industrial Town Company; Small Business Branches, Quality and Reliable Production in Home Appliances Industry Challenges and Applied Solutions.


Computer and Software Skills:
·          Reliability Analysis Software: RELEX, SAPHIRE, CAFTA, QRAS, ReDAT, Reliasoft (ALTA, BLOCKSIM, Weibull++7, RGA, DOE++), RARE, and Winbug14, ANSYS11
·          Energy System Software: HOMER, Matlab PowerSys Toolbox.
·          Optimization: Matlab Optimization Toolbox
·          NPP Accident Analysis codes: RELAP5, RELAP/SCDAP, MELCOR, TRACE, Fluent,
·          Programming languages: FORTRAN 90, Engineering Equation Solver(EES), MATLAB, Mathematica, Visual Basic
·          Statistical/Risk Analysis Tools: SAS, SUSA, JMP, Minitab, @Risk, SYSSTAT
·           Microsoft office(Word, Access, MS Excel, Power Point), WordPerfect, SQL Server
·          Project management: Mapics, Microsoft Project, dotProject



Language:
Language: Persian (Native)
Turkish (Native)
English (Fluent)
Arabic (Fair)


Teaching Experience:


Training Courses and Workshops Attended:
-ASB Consulting, Houston TX , Nov. 12-17, 2010
Safety Integrity Level and Layer of Protection Analysis
-FM Global, Norwood MA,  July 12-19, 2010
Engineering and Underwriting; From Field Engineering to Line setting/ Policy Writing
-Innovative Systems Software (ISS INC), Idaho Falls, ID,  May 1-15, 2006
RELAP5/MOD3 Code Source Structure; Supervisor: Richard Wagner, Senior Developer of RELAP5 Code in Idaho National Lab (INEL)
-Information Systems Laboratories, Rockville, Maryland, Jun 2006-Jul 2006
TRACE (TRAC/RELAP Advanced Computational Engine) Thermal-Hydraulics System Code, Structure and Applications,
-International Atomic Energy Agency, Bushehr, Iran,  Jan 1997-Feb 1998
Training on Quality Assurance of Nuclear Power Plants for Siting, Design, Construction, Commissioning, Operation, Decommissioning (180 Hours).


Book Translation

Reliability Engineering and Risk Assessment, M. Modarres, Translated from English to Farsi, 2014 (With Publisher Now)

Risk Analysis; Trends, Tools and Methods, M. Modarres, 2015 (Draft Ready)



Awards and Distinctions:
·         ASME SERAD Challenge Innovation Award, Second Place, 2014
ASME IMECE 2015 Track Co-Chair, Topic Chair
·          Guest Editor, Journal of Reliability Engineering and System safety, PSAM12 Conference Selected Papers Special Issues, 2015
·          ASME ICONE23 Track Co-Chair
·          ASME IMECE 2014 Topic Co-Chair, Session Chair (3 sessions)
·          PSAM11/ESREL2011 (Conference (Helsinki, Finland 2012) Selected paper for Journal of Reliability Engineering and System safety Special Issue Publication (13 selection out of 760 papers)
·          ASME IMECE2014 (Montreal, Canada 2014) Innovation Challenge Award; Second Place
·          IREC2014 (Tehran-Iran) Conference Best Paper Award
·          PSAM12 Conference (Honolulu, Hi 2014) Technical Committee Member/ Special Session Chair
·          ASME ICONE22 (Prague, Czech Republic) Track Co-Chair, Session Chair
·          Research Advisor to Region 13 President, Islamic Azad University, 2013-Now
·          Scientific Advisor to East Azerbaijan Standard General Director, 2012-Now
·          Member of Strategic Document Committee of Metrology Center of ISIRI, 2013
·          Sahand University of Technology Research Award, 2013
·          ASME IMECE 2013 (San Diego, CA 2013) Topic Chair, Session Chair (3 sessions) and Track Co-Chair
·          ASME ICONE21 Track Co-Chair and Session Chair
·          ASME IMECE 2012 Topic Chair
·          ASME IMECE 2011 Topic Chair/Session Chair
·          Member of Reli2011 Conference Reviewer Board and Session Co-Chair
·          PSA2011 Conference Technical Committee Member/ Session Chair
·          PSAM11 Conference Technical Committee Member/ Special Session Chair
·          “Marquis Who’s Who”, 2009-2011
·          16th International Conference on Nuclear Engineering, Thermal-Hydraulics Codes Development Session Chair, 11-15 May, 2008 Orlando, FL.
·          1st Place Award, Best Technical Paper, Paper Competition-DC Consul of Engineers and Architectural Societies (DCCEAS), 2007
·          1st Place Award; Best Technical Research, Graduate Paper Competition of ANS (American Nuclear Society), 2007
·          Best Technical Research Paper Competition of Nuclear Engineering Division (NED) of the ASME, 2006
·          Iranian Academic Association Research Competition Award, Washington DC, 2004
·          University of Maryland Scholarship Award, 2002
·          University of Tabriz Honor Student Award, 1992


Publications:
Journal Publications  
·          Improving the performance of the centrifugal pumps based on a multiple objective evolutionary algorithm, P. Makarachi, M. Pourgol-Mohammad, to be submitted to Quality and Reliability Engineering International, 2014, Submitted.
·          Challenges on Application of Six Sigma Methodology for Customer Service Projects with Customer Satisfaction Data; Case of East Azarbaijan Gas Company Customer Services, M. Pourgol-Mohammad, F. Salehpour, A. Moridian, B. Jaberi, S. Heidarpour, B. Mardanghahi, S. Hemmatzadeh, Reza Mahdi, P. Rafiee., Journal of Production and Operations management, 2014, Submitted (In Presian).
·          Model uncertainty in severe accident calculations; Part-1: overview of code structures, challenges & available methodologies, M. Hosseini, M. Pourgol-Mohammad, A. Abbaspour, F. Yousefpour, Annals of Nuclear Energy, 2014, Submitted.
·          Model uncertainty in severe accident calculations; Part-2: A methodology for treatment; Application to LOFT LP-FP-2 experiment, M. Hosseini, M. Pourgol-Mohammad, A. Abbaspour, F. Yousefpour, Annals of Nuclear Energy, 2014, Submitted.
·          Stochastic Fatigue Crack Growth Analysis under Multiple Mechanical and Thermal Stress Levels Impact in Automotive Application, M. Yazdanipour, M. Pourgol-Mohammad, M. Yazdani, N. Choupani, Journal of Probabilistic Engineering Mechanics, 2014, Submitted.
·          Design for Reliability of Complex System; Case Study of a Horizontal Drilling Equipment with Limited Failure Data, M. Soleimani, M. Pourgol-Mohammad, A. Rostami, A. Ghanbari, Journal of Quality and Reliability Engineering, Volume 2014, Article ID 524742, 13 pages, http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/524742.
·          Effect of strength dispersion on fatigue life prediction of composites under two-stage loading, S. Shiri, M. Pourgol-Mohammad, M. Yazdani, Journal of Material and Design, 2014, In Press, 10.1016/j.matdes.2014.08.056.
·          A new fatigue damage accumulation model based on the stiffness degradation of composite materials, S. Shiri, M. Pourgol-Mohammad, M. Yazdani, International Journal of Fatigue, 2014, Submitted.
·          Assessment of human error importance in PWR PSA, K. Karimi, F. Yousefpour, A, Abbaspour, M. Pourgol-Mohammad, Romanian Journal of Physics, 2014 In Press.
·          Fatigue life prediction of polymeric composites based on the simultaneous degradation of stiffness and strength under two-stage loading, S. Shiri, M. Yazdani, M. Pourgol Mohammad, Modares Mechanical Engineering, Vol. 14, No. 14, pp. 137-142, 2015 (In Persian)
·          Application of Reliability-Centered Maintenance for Productivity Improvement of Open Pit Mining Equipment; Case Study of Sungun Copper Mine, A. Moniri Morad , M. Pourgol-Mohammad , J. Sattarvand Journal of Central South University; Science & Technology of Mining and Metallurgy, (2014) 21: 2372−2382.
·          Severe Accident Importance Uncertainty Analysis: Qualitative and Quantitative Method, S.M. Hoseini, M. Pourgol-Mohamad, Reliability Engineering and System Safety, 125 (2014) 22–35.
·          Early Design Reliability Evaluation for Electrical and Control Systems of a Horizontal Drilling Equipment, Sahehpour F., Pourgol-Mohammad M., Moniri A., Abbaspour K., Journal of Non-Linear Systems in Electrical Engineering, 2013, 1(2): 4-17.
·          Methodology for the use of experimental data to enhance model output uncertainty assessment in thermal hydraulics codes. Pourgol-Mohamad, M., Mosleh, A., Modarres, M., Reliability Engineering and System Safety 95 (2010), pp. 77-86
·          Pourgol-Mohammad, M. Thermal–hydraulics system codes uncertainty assessment: A review of the methodologies. Annals of Nuclear Energy 36 (2009), pp. 1774-1786.
·          Integrated TH Uncertainty Analysis Application to LOFT LBLOCA, M. Pourgol-Mohamad, A. Mosleh, M. Modarres, Nuclear Technology, Volume 165 · Number 3 · March 2009 · Pages 333-359.
·          Structured Treatment of Model Uncertainty in Complex Thermal-Hydraulics Codes, M. Pourgol-Mohamad, A. Mosleh, M. Modarres, Nuclear Engineering and Design, 241 (2011) 285–295.
·          Integrated Methodology for Uncertainty Analysis of Thermal-Hydraulics System Codes, M. Pourgol-Mohammad, 2010 Transactions of ANS, Volume 103.
·          Analysis of Efficiency and Effectiveness of Technical-Engineering Groups in Iranian Universities of Technology, R. Mahdi, M. Pourgol-Mohamad, Journal of Applied Science, 2011.
·          Comments on "Effect of Uncertainties in Best-Estimate Thermal Hydraulic Analysis on Core Damage Frequency for PSA" Yun-Je Choa, Tae-Jin Kima, Ho-Gon Limb, Goon-Cherl Parka, M. Pourgol-Mohamad, Nuclear Engineering and Design, 2011.
Manuscripts In Progress for Journal Publication
·          Automotive Dry Friction Transmission System Design for Reliability, M. Hejazi, M. Pourgol-Mohammad, M. Soleimani, to be submitted to Sage Journal of Automobile Engineering, 2014.
·          Anti-Corrosion Coating Reliability Evaluation; Case Study of Gas Pipes Corrosion Evaluation, B. Modiri, M. Pourgol-Mohammad, M. Yazdani, Journal of Material and Design, 2014.
·          Stochastic Approach to the Assessment of Pitting Corrosion Degradation Lifetime of Boiler Tubes, L. Naseh, Journal of Material and Design, 2014.
·          Probabilistic Assessment of Composite Plate Failure Behavior under Specific Mechanical Stresses, S. Oftadeh, M. Pourgol-Mohammad, M. Yazdani, Journal of Material and Design, 2014.
·          Modified-LOPA; a Pre-Processing Approach for Nuclear Power Plants Safety Assessment, S.M. Gheyasi, M. Pourgol-Mohamad, Nuclear Engineering and Design, 2014.
 
 
Conferences Proceedings (Peer-Reviewed)
·          Optimizing Maintenance Crediting Maintenance Rule: A Case Study on Safety Injection System, K. Karimi, F. Yousefpour, A. Abbaspour Tehranifard, M. Pourgol-Mohammad, G. Jahanfarniaa, Proceedings of Nuclear 2014 Conference, Romania 2014.
·          Reliability Evaluation for Biomechanics Transient Stresses: Case Study of Biological Cell Vitality in Freezing Process, A. Amirpour-Abasi, M. Pourgol-Mohammad, H. Niroomand, ASME Congress 2014 Conference, Montreal, Canada 2014.
·          Adaptive Fuzzy Computed Torque Controller for Under Actuated Bipedal Robot, H. Ansari, M. Pourgol-Mohammad, A. Ghnabari, ASME Congress 2014 Conference, Montreal, Canada 2014.
·          A Review On Experimental And Numerical Investigations On Using Nanofluid In Volumetric Solar Energy Collectors (Direct Solar Receivers), S. Mirmasoumi, M. Pourgol-Mohammad, ASME Congress 2014 Conference, Montreal, Canada 2014.
·          Piping Anti–Corrosion Coating Life Assessment, B. Modiri, M. Pourgol-Mohammad, ASME Congress 2014
Conference, Montreal, Canada 2014.
·          Probabilistic Assessment of Fatigue Life in Fiber Reinforced Composites, S. Shiri, M. Pourgol-Mohammad, ASME Congress 2014 Conference, Montreal, Canada 2014.
·          Centrifugal Pump Mechanical Seal And Bearing Reliability Optimization, M. Makarachi, M. Pourgol-Mohammad, Proceedings of PSAM12 Conference, Honolulu, Hi 2014.
·          Modified-LOPA; a Pre-processing Approach for Nuclear Power Plants, S.M. Gheyasi, M. Pourgol-Mohammad, Proceedings of PSAM12 Conference, Honolulu, Hi 2014.
·          Probabilistic Assessment of Composite Plate Failure Behavior under Specific Mechanical Stresses, S. Oftadeh, M. Pourgol-Mohammad, M. Yazdani, Proceedings of PSAM12 Conference, Honolulu, Hi 2014.
·          Design for Reliability of Complex System with Limited Failure Data; Case Study of a Horizontal Drilling Equipment, M. Soleimani, M. Pourgol-Mohammad, Proceedings of PSAM12 Conference, Honolulu, Hi 2014.
·          Importance Analysis for Uncertain Thermal-hydraulics Parameters, M. Pourgol-Mohammad, S.M. Hoseyni, Proceedings of PSAM12 Conference, Honolulu, Hi 2014.
·          Modified-Layer of Protection Analysis; Application on Gas Condensate Stabilization Facility, S.M. Gheyasi, M. Pourgol-Mohammad, R. Zrghami, R. Alizadeh, 5th National HSE Symposium, March 3-5, 2014, Tehran-Iran
·          Modified Layer Of Protection Analysis For Nuclear Safety Assessment, S.M. Gheyasi, Proceedings of ASME ICONE22 Conference, Prague, Czech Republic, 2014.
·          Dynamic Availability Modeling of a Typical Emergency Diesel Generator using Dynamic Reliability Block Diagram, S. Rastayesh, M. Pourgol-Mohammad3rd International Conference on Reliability Engineering (IREC2014), February 2014, Tehran-Iran.
·          Model Uncertainty Assessment; Review of Available Approaches, S.S. Hoseyni, M. Pourgol-Mohammad, Proceedings of 3rd International Conference, K. Sepanloo, Proceedings of 3rd International Reliability Engineering Conference (IREC2014), February 2014, Tehran-Iran. (1st Place Best Paper Award)
·          Reliability Centered Equipment Management for Sungun Copper Mine Hauling Dump Trucks, A. Moniri Morad , M. Pourgol-Mohammad , J. Sattarvand, Proceedings of 3rd International Conference on Reliability Engineering (IREC2014), February 2014, Tehran-Iran.
·          Determination of Success Criteria in Transient Thermal Stresses: A Biomechanical Case Study of Cell Cryopreservation, A. Amirpourabasi, H. Niroomand, M. Pourgol-Mohammad, Proceedings of 3rd International Conference on Reliability Engineering (IREC2014), February 2014, Tehran-Iran.
·          Risk Assessment for the Lubrication Filter of Turbo-Jet by Modified FMEA, M. Mohammadpour, M. Pourgol-Mohammad, J. Pirkandi, Proceedings of 3rd International Conference on Reliability Engineering (IREC2014), February 2014, Tehran-Iran.
·          Early Design Phase Reliability Evaluation for Drilling Equipment, M. Soleimani, M. Pourgol-Mohammad, A. Rostami, Proceedings of 3rd International Conference on Reliability Engineering (IREC2014), February 2014, Tehran-Iran.
·          Probabilistic Fatigue Crack Growth Analysis For Life Prediction Of Automotive Components, M. Yazdanipour, M. Pourgol-Mohammad, N. Choupani, M. Yazdani, ASME IMECE2013, San Diego, CA, 2013.
·          Uncertainty Analysis Plus Importance In Severe Accident Calculations; Quantitative Evaluation Of Important Parameters, S.M. Hosseini, M. Pourgol-Mohammad, ASME IMECE2013, San Diego, CA, 2013.
·          Reliability Centered-Maintenance for Off-Highway Truck: Case Study of Sungun Copper Mine Operation Equipment,A. Moniri, M. Pourgol-Mohammad, J. Sattarivand, ASME IMECE2013, San Diego, CA, 2013.
·          Layout Optimization Of A Multiple Pinned Joint Under Bending In A Limited Contact Area, M. Hejazi, M. Pourgol-Mohammad, ASME IMECE2013, San Diego, CA 2, 2013.
·          Uncertainty Propagation in Complex Codes Calculations, M. Pourgol-Mohamad, doi: 10.1115/ICONE21-16570, ASME ICONE21, Chengdu, China 2013.
·          An Uncertainty Importance Measure For Thermal-Hydarlucs Calculations, M. Pourgol-Mohammad, S.M. Hosseini, Proceedings of ESREl 2013, Amsterdam, Holland, pp 3345-3351.
·          Failure vs. Deficiency in Mechanical Systems; Clarification and Characteristics of a Confusion, M. Pourgol-Mohammad, F. Salehpour, Proceedings of ESREl 2013, Amsterdam, Holland, pp 1697-1706.
·          Optimization of Failure Rate of Centrifugal Pumps Using Genetic Algorithm, P. Makarachi, M. Pourgol-Mohammad, ASME IMECE 2012, Houston, TX.
·          An Integrated Approach for Characterization of Uncertainty in Complex Best Estimate Safety Assessment, M. Pourgol-Mohammad, M. Modarres, A. Mosleh, OECD/CSNI Workshop on Best Estimate Methods and Uncertainty Evaluation, Barcelona, Spain, 2011.
·          Pre-feasibility Study and Unit Sizing of a Hybrid System with Renewable Energy Resources for a GSM Tele-Communication Station in City of Tabriz, R. Amini, M. Pourgol-Mohammad, A. Ghanbari, 2013 IV International Conference on Power Engineering, Energy and Electrical Drives (POWERENG).
·          Phenomena Identification and Ranking for Severe Accident Uncertainty Assessment; a Systematic, Two-Dimensional Approach, S.M. Hosseini, M. Pourgol-Mohammad, Proceedings of PSAM11/ESREL2012, Helsinki-Finland 2012.
·          A structural methodology on severe accident uncertainty assessment; integration of input, model and output, S.M. Hosseini, M. Pourgol-Mohammad, Proceedings of PSAM11/ESREL2012, Helsinki-Finland 2012.
·          Reliability Test Qualification requirements for Mechanical Systems; Setting the Standards, M. Pourgol-Mohammad, Proceedings of PSAM11/ESREL2012, Helsinki-Finland 2012.
·          Fire Sprinkler Reliability, K. Bhimavarapu, M. Pourgol-Mohammad, NFPA Conference 2011, Boston MA.
·          Hybrid Fault Tree Markov Chain Methodology with Application, M. Pourgol-Mohammad, K. Sepanloo, PSA2011 Conference, 2011, Wilmington, NC, USA.
·          Uncertainty Assessment Methodology for Probabilistic Risk Assessment (PRA); Data, Methods, Models, and Inputs, S.M. Hosseini, M. Pourgol-Mohammad, PSA2011 Conference, 2011, Wilmington, NC, USA.
·          Integrated Methodology Thermal Hydraulics Uncertainty Analysis; Code Structure Uncertainty Analysis Approaches and Challenges, Mohammad Pourgol-Mohammad, 2010 ASME Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting, Montreal, Canada
·          Experimental Study on Convective Heat Transfer Coefficient around a Vertical Hexagonal Rod Bundle, H. Makhmalbaf, J.Jafari, H. Khalafi and M. Pourgol-Mohammad, Proceedings of International Heat Transfer Conference (IHTC-14), August, 2010, Washington D.C., USA.
·          Development of a Qualified Nodalization for Modeling of PSB Integral Test Facility by RELAP5 System Code at Steady State Conditions,  Shahedi, J.Jafari , M. Boroushaki , M. Pourgol-Mohammad and F. D’Auria, Proceedings of International Heat Transfer Conference (IHTC-14), August, 2010, Washington D.C., USA.
·          Qualification For Supplied Electrical Motors: A Comparative Analysis of the Reliability of Electrical Motors From Different Suppliers, M. Pourgol-Mohammad, PSAM10 Conference, 2010, Seattle, USA
·          Structured Treatment of Model Uncertainty in Complex Thermal-Hydraulics Codes Applications, M. Pourgol-Mohamad, A. Mosleh, M. Modarres, PSAM10 Conference, 2010, Seattle, USA
·          Structured Treatment of Model Uncertainty, M. Pourgol-Mohamad, A. Mosleh, M. Modarres, Proceedings of Model Uncertainty Workshop, Annapolis, MD 2009/NUREG-xxxx Report
·          A Hybrid Qualitative/Quantitative Uncertainty Importance Assessment Approach: Applications to Thermal-Hydraulics System Codes Calculations, M. Pourgol-Mohamad, K. Sepanloo, ICONE17 Conference, July 2009, Brussels, Belgium, pp. 575-581
·          Uncertainty Analysis Methodologies Survey; Comparison of Existing Methodologies with IMTHUA, M. Pourgol-Mohamad, K. Sepanloo, Submitted to Submitted to ICONE17 Conference, July 2009, Brussels, Belgium, pp. 405-413.
·          Application of Integrated Methodology for Thermal Hydraulics Uncertainty Analysis (IMTHUA) on LOFT Test Facility Large Break Loss of Coolant Accident, M. Pourgol-Mohamad, A. Mosleh, M. Modarres, Proceedings of PSAM9 Conference, May 2008, Hong Kong, China.
·          Code Structure Assessment for Thermal-Hydraulics System Code; Methods and Challenges, M. Pourgol-Mohamad, A. Mosleh, M. Modarres, Proceedings of PSAM9 Conference, May 2008, Hong Kong, China.
·          IMTHUA Code Structure Assessment for Thermal-Hydraulics System Code, M. Pourgol-Mohamad, A. Mosleh, M. Modarres, Proceedings of ICONE16 Conference, May 2008, Orlando, FL, pp. 57-66.
·          Treatment of Uncertainties; Output Updating in Complex thermal-hydraulics (TH) Computational Codes, M. Pourgol-Mohamad, A. Mosleh, M. Modarres, Proceedings of ICONE14-89065 Conference, July 2006, Miami, FL (Two Awards for 1st Best Research Paper)
·          Modified Phenomena Identification and Ranking Table (PIRT) for Uncertainty Analysis; M. Pourgol-Mohamad, A. Mosleh, M. Modarres, Proceedings of ICONE14--89642  Conference, July 2006, Miami, FL , pp. 33-38 (Award for ICONE14 Best Student Paper Competition).
·          A General Thermal Hydraulics Uncertainty Analysis Methodology, M. Pourgol-Mohamad, A. Mosleh, M. Modarres, Proceedings of PSAM8 Conference, May 2006, New Orleans, LA


Presentations:
Conference and Seminar, Workshops and invited Presentations
·          Uncertainty Quantification in Complex Codes Calculations, 14th Conference of Fuzzy Mathematics, Sahand University of Technology, 2014, Workshop.
·          Uncertainty Analysis in Complex Code Structures; Thermal-Hydraulics Perspectives, ASME ICONE22 Conference, Prague, Czech, 2014.
·          Improvement of energy and exergy efficiency of refrigerator-freezer, ASME Congress 2014, Montreal, Canada, 2014.
·          Uncertainty evaluation of renewable system performance models calculations, ASME Congress 2014, Montreal, Canada, 2014 (Poster Presentation).
·          Reliability Analysis for Early Design Stage of Electronics and Control System; Case Study of Horizontal Drilling Equipment, ASME Congress 2013, San Diego, 2013.
·          Reliability based design of an automotive dry friction clutch, ASME Congress 2013, San Diego, 2013.
·          Ageing Effect on Availability of a Typical Emergency Diesel Generator using Dynamic Reliability Block Diagram, ASME Congress 2013, San Diego, 2013.
·          Centrifugal Pump Mechanical Seal Reliability Optimization by Reliability Allocation, ASME Congress 2013, San Diego, 2013.
·          Tools and Trends in Engineering Risk Assessment of Complex Systems, 5th National HSE Symposium, March 3-5, 2014, Tehran-Iran (Key-Note Speaker)
·          Trends in Micro-Electronics Reliability Analysis and Verification, 2nd Asian Symposium on Electromagnetic and Photonics Engineering (ASEPE), 2013, Tabriz-Iran (Invited)
·          Reliability Testing, M. Pourgol-Mohammad, Workshop for 2nd Conference on Reliability Engineering, Tehran-Iran, 2011.
·          Risk-based Design and Design for Reliability; M. Pourgol-Mohammad, Workshop for 2nd Conference on Reliability Engineering, Tehran-Iran, 2011.
·          Foam Water System Reliability Analysis; Availability Estimation and Design for Life Test Qualification Requirement, S. Xu, M. Pourgol-Mohamad, NFPA 2011.
·          Structured Treatment of Model Uncertainty, Nuclear Engineering Program, Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, MO, 2009. (Invited)
·          Complex Systems’ Design for Reliability, Communication Research Centre, Tehran-Iran, 2009. (Invited)
·          Probabilistic Risk Analysis; The Next Generation, M. Pourgol-Mohammad, FM Global Center of Research, Norwood, MA, USA, 2009. (Invited)
·          Uncertainty in Complex Computational Codes (Case of NPP Thermal Hydraulic Codes), Workshop on Model Uncertainty, Annapolis MD, USA, 2009. (Invited)
·          Engineering Risk/Reliability Analysis Methods, Tools, and Domains of Application, Schlumberger SPC Technology Center, Sugarland, TX, 2009. (Invited)
·          Thermal-Hydraulics System Codes Uncertainty Analysis; Methodologies, M. Pourgol-Mohamad, Invited Presentation, Reactors and Accelerators Research Center, AEOI, Tehran-Iran, September 2008.
·          Structured Treatment of Uncertainty in Complex Thermal-Hydraulics Codes, M. Pourgol-Mohamad, Invited Presentation,   Environmental and Occupational Safety Program, Woodruff School Nuclear & Radiological Engineering/Medical Physics Programs, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, 2008. (Invited)
·          Bayesian Updating; Applications to Uncertain Data Treatment, and Large Warranty Data Analysis, M. Pourgol-Mohamad, Invited Presentation, Center for Research, Xerox Inc., Rochester, NY 2007. (Invited)
·          Integrated Methodology for Uncertainty Analysis of TH System Codes; Foundation and Application, USNRC Center for Research, 2007.
·          Automation of Thermal-Hydraulics System Codes Uncertainty Analysis Methodology on RELAP5 System Code, Relap5 Developer Group, ISS, Idaho Falls, ID, 2005. (Invited)
·          Assessment of Model Uncertainties in Complex Thermal Hydraulics Codes, M. Pourgol-Mohammad, A. Mosleh, M. Modarres, Society of Risk Analysis (SRA) Annual Meeting, Baltimore MD, 2003.
·          Operation of Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant: Safe or Hazardous? M. Pourgol-Mohamad, International Symposium on International Affairs, Moscow-Russia, 2000. (Invited)
·          Reliability Evaluation of CTBT Treaty Monitoring System; Issues, and Modeling Suggestion, M. Pourgol-Mohamad, International Symposium on International Affairs, Shanghai-China, 1999. (Invited)


Technical Reports:
·          Gas Company Customer Service Quality Improvement by Six Sigma Methodology Using DMAIC Approach, Report to East Azerbaijan Gas Company, 2014.
·          Reliability Evaluation for Electronics and Controls of Horizontal Drilling Equipment Report, Report to Jahad Research Institute, 2012
·          Research on Evaluation of Challenges to Design and Manufacturing of Quality Home Appliance Products Report to Sahand University of Technology; Office of Research, 2014.
·          Integrated Methodology for Thermal-Hydraulics Uncertainty Analysis (IMTHUA), M. Pourgol-Mohammad, A. Mosleh, M. Modarres, Report to United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (USNRC), Office of Research, 2007
·          A Comparison of Existing Methodologies for Uncertainty Assessment of Thermal-Hydraulics System Codes Results; Direction for Future Methodologies, M. Pourgol-Mohammad, A. Mosleh, M. Modarres, Report to USNRC, Office of Research, 2006. 
·          Thermal-Hydraulic Uncertainty Analysis in Pressurized Thermal Shock Risk Assessment: Methodology and Implementation on Oconee-1, Beaver Valley, and Palisades Nuclear Power Plants,” Y.H. Chang, K. Almenas, A. Mosleh, and M. Pour-Gol Mohammad NUREG/CR-6899, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
·          Thermal- Hydraulic Uncertainty Analysis in Pressurized Thermal Shock Risk Assessment - Methodology and Implementation on Oconee, Beaver Valley, Palisades, and Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plants, Y.H. Chang, K. Almenas, A. Mosleh, and M. Pour-Gol Mohammad, University of Maryland, ADAMS ML043550271, with supplementary information regarding the report’s use at ML043510336.
·          Thermal-Hydraulics Simulation of Large Break LOCA of SPES Test Facility by RELAP5, M. Pourgol-Mohamad, Technical Report to IAEA, March 2000. 
·          Electrical Safety related Issues of Bushehr Nuclear power Plant, M. Pourgol-Mohamad, Report to National Safety Department, AEOI, 1998.


·                      Hobbies:
 
Hiking, Mountain Climbing, Tennis, Ney (Flute), Biking, Reading, Family-oriented and Socio-Cultural Activities