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Melika Sharifironizi

Assistant Teaching Professor

Affiliation(s):

  • Center for Engineering Outreach and Inclusion
  • Nuclear Engineering

110 Hammond Building

mvs6807@psu.edu

814-865-3347

Interest Areas:

Radiochemistry, Reactive Transport Modeling, Nuclear Waste Management, Structure and Thermochemistry of lanthanide- and actinide-containing materials, and Sustainable Energy Systems

 
 

 

Bio

Melika Sharifironizi focused her Ph.D. on structure, thermodynamic properties, and environmental transport of actinide materials with importance in the nuclear fuel cycle at the University of Notre Dame. She has an extensive research and teaching background in radiochemistry, numerical modeling of fate and transport of environmental contaminants — including radionuclides — and synthesis and characterization of actinide materials. She has several years of mentoring and teaching experience guiding undergraduate and graduate students from various science and engineering disciplines, as well as professionals.

Education

  • BS, Engineering, Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic), 2010
  • MS, Engineering, Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic), 2012
  • Ph D, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Notre Dame, 2017

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Somayeh Asadi, Morteza Nazari-Heris, Sajad Rezaei Nasab, Hossein Torabi and Melika Sharifironizi, 2020, "An Updated Review on Net-Zero Energy and Water Buildings: Design and Operation", Food-Energy-Water Nexus Resilience and Sustainable Development, pp. 267--290
  • Melika Sharifironizi, Jennifer ES Szymanowski, Jie Qiu, Sarah Castillo, Sarah Hickam and Peter C Burns, 2018, "Charge density influence on enthalpy of formation of uranyl peroxide cage cluster salts", Inorganic chemistry, 57, (18), pp. 11456--11462
  • Melika Sharifironizi and Peter C Burns, 2018, "Investigation of the Structural Stability of Zippeite-group Minerals Using High-temperature Calorimetry", The Canadian Mineralogist, 56, (1), pp. 7--14
  • Tyler L Spano, Ewa A Dzik, Melika Sharifironizi, Megan K Dustin, Madison Turner and Peter C Burns, 2017, "Thermodynamic investigation of uranyl vanadate minerals: Implications for structural stability", American Mineralogist, 102, (6), pp. 1149--1153
  • Melika Sharifironizi, Jennifer ES Szymanowski, Ginger E Sigmon, Alexandra Navrotsky, Jeremy B Fein and Peter C Burns, 2016, "Thermodynamic studies of zippeite, a uranyl sulfate common in mine wastes", Chemical Geology, 447, pp. 54--58
  • Houtan Jebelli, Melika Sharifironizi, Vandad Mazarei and Esmail Aflaki, 2014, "Using Neural Networks for the prediction of Permeability in Rock for Derik Embankment Earth Dam", Science Journal of Civil Engineering and Architecture, 2014

Conference Proceedings

  • Melika Sharifironizi, Christopher Andrews, Jennifer Syzmanowski, Ginger Sigmon, William Phillip and Peter Burns, 2015, "Separating uranyl nanoclusters using ultrafiltration membranes", 249

Other

  • Melika Sharifironizi, 2020, "Bethke, C.M., Farrell, B.M., Sharifironizi, M., GWB Reactive Transport Modeling Guide, The Geochemist’s Workbench® Release 14"
  • Melika Sharifironizi, 2020, "Bethke, C.M., Farrell, B.M., Sharifironizi, M., GWB Reaction Modeling Guide, The Geochemist’s Workbench® Release 14"
  • Melika Sharifironizi, 2020, "Bethke, C.M., Farrell, B.M., Sharifironizi, M., GWB Essentials Guide, The Geochemist’s Workbench® Release 14"
  • Melika Sharifironizi, 2017, "Determination of Thermodynamic Properties of Select Uranyl Compounds"

Research Projects

Honors and Awards

Service

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About

The Ken and Mary Alice Lindquist Department of Nuclear Engineering at Penn State is one of the top ranked nuclear engineering programs in the United States. The department distinguishes itself with a strong focus on experimental research. The actively growing department leads four educational programs for students pursuing a bachelor of science, a master of science, a master of engineering, or a doctoral degree. The Radiation Science and Engineering Center (RSEC) facilities, including the Breazeale Reactor, are available to nuclear engineering faculty and students at Penn State for research and instruction. RSEC houses the Breazeale Nuclear Reactor, the country’s first and longest operating licensed nuclear research reactor. Having access to an operating research reactor is a key strength for the department and enables Penn State to harness research and educational opportunities that are unique in the United States. See how we’re inspiring change and impacting tomorrow at nuce.psu.edu.

Department of Nuclear Engineering

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The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4400

Phone: 814-863-6938