Yehia F. Khalil
Yehia F. Khalil
Associate Director and Program Chief for Product Safety & Reliability, Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance and Space Systems, Collins Aerospace
Elected to the Academy in 2020


Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1985, NE and MS, Nuclear Engineering and 1986, MS, Chemical Engineering; UConn, 1992, PhD, Chemical Engineering; University of New Haven, 1997, ScD, Management; Stanford University, 2012, MS, Management Science and Engineering; Harvard University, 2018, MS, Sustainability and Environmental Management

Professional Area

Probabilistic risk assessment (PRA), reliability engineering, statistical optimization, physics-based failure analysis, vulnerability assessment of critical infrastructures, data science, machine learning, cyber-physical security, life cycle assessment (LCA), life cycle impact assessment (LCIA), environmental risk assessment, hydrogen technologies safety, chemical process design, and modeling of severe nuclear accidents in commercial nuclear plants.


For international recognition as an expert in risk assessment, product reliability & safety; for leading the International Energy Agency’s Hydrogen Technologies; for outstanding technical contributions as an inventor, co-designer of Carrier’s Microsteam Turbine Generator and Otis Electronic Safety Actuation; for innovative teaching in Environmental and chemical engineering at UConn and Yale.