Harish Aryal (no photo)

Harish Aryal

Assistant Professor, Engineering

College of Sciences and Humanities, School of Sciences, Mathematics and Education

<b>Academic Credentials</b>

Ph.D.  Idaho State University (2020) - <em>Nuclear Engineering (GPA 3.96)</em>
M.S.    Idaho State University (2016) - <em>Mechanical Engineering (3.96)</em>
M.S.    Idaho State University (2014) - <em>Nuclear Engineering (3.95)</em>
B.S.     Idaho State University (2012) - <em>Nuclear Engineering &amp; Physics Minor [High Honors]           </em>
Fundamental of Engineering (FE) License [Idaho]


<span style="font-weight: 400;">Dr. Aryal’s </span><b>Thermal Hydraulics (TH)/Computation</b><span style="font-weight: 400;"> lab involves the study of heat and mass transfer, and fluid mechanics processes that transport energy and mass in nuclear-mechanical systems and provide broad technical expertise to govern system performance and safety. Key sub-research areas include -modes of heat transfer (conduction, convection, radiation), phase change, single and multi-phase fluids, use of gas (HTGR), molten salt (MSR), and liquid metal coolants (LMFBR) in addition to the water in a conventional LWR reactor. The purpose is to establish a correlation between thermal and neutronic properties with dual mechanical and nuclear engineering expertise (dual degrees) to support the existing accident analysis capabilities. </span>

<span style="font-weight: 400;">Computational tools include </span><i><span style="font-weight: 400;">RELAP, CFD, MCNP, Scale, multi-physics, PRA, Mathematica, SAPHIRE, OpenBUGS</span></i><span style="font-weight: 400;">, and Fusion 360. Dr. Aryal’s research focuses primarily on modeling and simulation of various small-scale reactor systems or components of a reactor, radiation shielding, medical imaging, nuclear security, and non-proliferation challenges. His lab will explore the use of radioisotopes in image reconstruction/imaging, and he has previously used Filtered Back Projection (FBP) to support real-time imaging of fuel pins and other structures during transient testing in the TREAT reactor, INL, as a part of the collaborative effort to restart TREAT. Another avenue of Dr. Aryal’s research is to study Radioactivity present in oil and gas. </span><span style="font-weight: 400;">Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials (NORM) possess a major challenge to public health and occupational concerns. There have not been enough radiological studies and consequently, there is a lack of supportive data. In addition, there is no universal medical surveillance program for low-level doses, and the research done to date has been preliminary in nature. This research helps to quantify, characterize, and formulate stringent regulations to ensure public safety. Any correlation between the occurrence of radionuclides and specific hydrocarbon formations will be beneficial for the local economy.</span>

<span style="font-weight: 400;">Currently, his research centers around creating </span><span style="font-weight: 400;">renewable energy-focused engineering projects specifically tailored to the needs of historically underrepresented STEM students (women and minorities including African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Hispanic, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander at Marymount University. He is open to collaborating with STEM and even with social sciences to the best of his knowledge.</span>

<b>Teaching Activities</b>

<b></b><b>Tenure –Track Assistant Professor in Engineering</b><span style="font-weight: 400;">, Marymount University (Spring 2023 to Present)</span>
<li><span style="font-weight: 400;">ENGR-110-A: Introduction to CAD Design</span></li>
<li><span style="font-weight: 400;">PHYS-272-A: General Physics II</span></li>
<li><span style="font-weight: 400;">PHYS-272-A: General Physics II-Lab</span></li>
<b>Tenure –Track Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering –Nuclear Track</b><span style="font-weight: 400;">, College of Engineering, UTPB (Fall 2020 to December 2022)</span>
<li><span style="font-weight: 400;">NENG 3301-Introduction to Nuclear Engineering (Fall 2020, Fall 2021)</span></li>
<li><span style="font-weight: 400;">NENG 4311- Radioactive and Waste Management (Fall 2020, Fall 2021)</span></li>
<li><span style="font-weight: 400;">NENG 4321-Nuclear Reactor Engineering (Fall 2020, Fall 2021)</span></li>
<li><span style="font-weight: 400;">UNIV 1101-Freshman Seminar (Fall 2020, Fall 2021)</span></li>
<li><span style="font-weight: 400;">MENG 3356-Fluid Mechanics II (Spring 2021) </span></li>
<li><span style="font-weight: 400;">NENG 4211-Nuclear Engineering Lab (Spring 2021)</span></li>
<li><span style="font-weight: 400;">NENG 4331-Radiation and Radiation Protection (Spring 2021)</span></li>
<span style="font-weight: 400;">Visiting Assistant Professor (Fall 2019 –fall 2020): UTPB ME (Nuclear Track)</span>
<li><span style="font-weight: 400;">ENGR 3303- Intro to Materials Science and Engineering (Summer 2020)</span></li>
<li><span style="font-weight: 400;">ENGR 3332-Mechanics of Materials (Summer 2020)</span></li>
<li><span style="font-weight: 400;">NENG 3301-Introduction to Nuclear Engineering (Fall 2019)</span></li>
<li><span style="font-weight: 400;">NENG 4311- Radioactive and Waste Management (Fall 2019)</span></li>
<li><span style="font-weight: 400;">NENG 4321-Nuclear Reactor Engineering (Fall 2019)</span></li>
<li><span style="font-weight: 400;">ENGR 2302-Engineering Mechanics –Dynamics (Spring 2020)</span></li>
<li><span style="font-weight: 400;">MENG 3356-Fluid Mechanics II (Spring 2020) </span></li>
<li><span style="font-weight: 400;">NENG 4211-Nuclear Engineering Lab (Spring 2020)</span></li>
<li><span style="font-weight: 400;">NENG 4331-Radiation and Radiation Protection (Spring 2020) </span></li>
<li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Adjunct Professor-Idaho State University (2018 Fall- Summer 2019) </span></li>
<li><span style="font-weight: 400;">CE 2220- Engineering Dynamics (Fall 2018) </span></li>
<li><span style="font-weight: 400;">PHYS 2212- Engineering Physics II (Spring 2019)</span></li>
<li><span style="font-weight: 400;">ME 3341- Fluid Mechanics (Summer 2019</span></li>
<b>Scholarly Activities/Research Experience</b><span style="font-weight: 400;">Grants (Submitted)</span><b>: Under Review</b>
<li><b>NSF 23-528 EPIIC </b><span style="font-weight: 400;">Proposal: Design xBILT Center Initiative, Role Co-PI, Submitted May 25</span><span style="font-weight: 400;">th,</span><span style="font-weight: 400;"> 2023 </span></li>
Grants Awarded
<li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Summer 2021 Faculty Award “</span><i><span style="font-weight: 400;">Quantification of Radioactivity Present in Oil Gas Water</span></i><span style="font-weight: 400;">” </span><b>$5,000</b></li>
<li><i><span style="font-weight: 400;">TEXAS RESKILLING SUPPORT FUND Round 2 Grant, TEXAS HIGHER EDUCATION COORDINATING BOARD</span></i><span style="font-weight: 400;">: </span><b>$112,500 </b><span style="font-weight: 400;">PI : Dr. Omar Beg,</span><b> Co-PI : Harish Aryal</b></li>
<li><i><span style="font-weight: 400;">Rising STARs 2020 </span></i><span style="font-weight: 400;">grant,</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">University of Texas (UT) System (PI)</span><b> Harish Aryal </b><b>$50,000</b></li>
<li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Department of Education Grant </span><i><span style="font-weight: 400;">E</span></i><i><span style="font-weight: 400;">ngineering </span></i><i><span style="font-weight: 400;">M</span></i><i><span style="font-weight: 400;">inority </span></i><i><span style="font-weight: 400;">ST</span></i><i><span style="font-weight: 400;">udent </span></i><i><span style="font-weight: 400;">E</span></i><i><span style="font-weight: 400;">ngagement </span></i><i><span style="font-weight: 400;">P</span></i><i><span style="font-weight: 400;">roject (EM-STEP),</span></i> <i><span style="font-weight: 400;">MSEIP (EM-STEP)</span></i><span style="font-weight: 400;"> PI: Dr. Mohsin M. Jamali, P120A200040, </span><b>$ 750,000</b> <b>Co-PI: Harish Aryal</b></li>
<li><span style="font-weight: 400;">UT Permian Basin’s Lumina Grant - selected as one of eight projects to participate in Year 1 of the UT System’s Lumina Grant, </span><i><span style="font-weight: 400;">Data Agency, Action, and Insight:  Redesigning Student Pathways to Ensure Equity. </span></i><span style="font-weight: 400;">This</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">PAIR cohort will result in a robust action plan to transform curricular pathways resulting in more equitable student access, progression, and completion</span><b>.  </b><b>$21,000</b></li>
<li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Grants (Participated, Not Selected)</span><b>:</b></li>
<li><b>Dominion Energy Proposal to </b><span style="font-weight: 400;">recruit students into a newly developed engineering program, and to create renewable energy-focused introductory engineering projects. Role: PI</span></li>
<li><span style="font-weight: 400;">DOE HDSTEM grant to </span><i><span style="font-weight: 400;">Enhance the University Training and Research Program for Humanities Driven STEM (HDSTEM) at the University of Texas Permian Basin (UTPB)</span></i><span style="font-weight: 400;">, $</span><b>750,000 Role PI</b><span style="font-weight: 400;"> Submitted August 25</span><span style="font-weight: 400;">th</span><span style="font-weight: 400;">, 2022</span></li>
<li><span style="font-weight: 400;">NSF REU proposal: </span><i><span style="font-weight: 400;">A Collaborative Summer Research Experience in Advanced Manufacturing and Clean Energy for Undergraduate Students in the Permian Basin Region program</span></i> <b>$400,000,</b><span style="font-weight: 400;"> Role </span><b>Co-PI</b><span style="font-weight: 400;">. Submitted Sept 6</span><span style="font-weight: 400;">th</span><span style="font-weight: 400;">, 2022</span></li>
<li><span style="font-weight: 400;">“</span><i><span style="font-weight: 400;">Quantification of Radioactivity Present in Oil and Gas Water</span></i><span style="font-weight: 400;">” Proposal, </span><b>PI: </b><span style="font-weight: 400;">Dr. Harish Aryal, Submitted 29 September 2021 to Marathon Petroleum Foundation, </span><b>$150,000.</b></li>
<li><span style="font-weight: 400;">DOE -NEUP Proposal, RPA-21-24271, Title: </span><i><span style="font-weight: 400;">Developing thermodynamic models to predict critical salt characteristics via molecular dynamics simulation and experimental characterization</span></i> <b>22</b><span style="font-weight: 400;">nd</span><span style="font-weight: 400;"> September: Role- Co-PI</span></li>
<li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) </span><i><span style="font-weight: 400;">Recruitment and Retention of Nuclear Engineering Track Students at UTPB</span></i><span style="font-weight: 400;">, </span><b>$200,000, Role:</b> <b>PI, </b><span style="font-weight: 400;">Submitted October 20</span><span style="font-weight: 400;">th,</span><span style="font-weight: 400;"> 2022</span></li>
<b>Miscellaneous Awards</b>
<li><b>Outstanding Faculty Service Award</b><span style="font-weight: 400;"> in Engineering 2021 at UTPB</span></li>
<li><i><span style="font-weight: 400;">Outstanding Cultural Excellence Award with High Honors</span></i><span style="font-weight: 400;">, ISU 2018</span></li>
<li><i><span style="font-weight: 400;">AREVA</span></i><span style="font-weight: 400;"> Nuclear Engineering 2+ two Scholarship: Full tuition support plus stipend     by French Multinational Nuclear Company</span></li>
<li><i><span style="font-weight: 400;">Bob Thomson Memorial</span></i><span style="font-weight: 400;"> Scholarship, Idaho State University </span></li>
<li><i><span style="font-weight: 400;">Sonnenkalb Trust/Int </span></i><span style="font-weight: 400;">Scholarship, Idaho State University</span></li>
<li><i><span style="font-weight: 400;">John Horan Memorial</span></i><span style="font-weight: 400;"> Scholarship, Idaho State University</span></li>
<li><i><span style="font-weight: 400;">St. Charles </span></i><span style="font-weight: 400;">Scholarship, University of New Orleans</span></li>
<b>Publications [Journals]</b>

<b></b><b></b>Harish Aryal<span style="font-weight: 400;">. </span><i><span style="font-weight: 400;">Comparative Study of Transfer Functions for NRAD and AGN-201 Reactor Systems</span></i><span style="font-weight: 400;">, </span><i><span style="font-weight: 400;">American Journal of Science, Engineering, and Technology</span></i><span style="font-weight: 400;">. Volume 8, Issue 2, June 2023, pp. 104-109. doi: 10.11648/j.ajset.20230802.14

Harish Aryal<span style="font-weight: 400;">. </span><i><span style="font-weight: 400;">Improvements in Transient Testing Reactor (TREAT) with a Choice of Filter,</span></i><span style="font-weight: 400;"> International Journal of Energy and Power Engineering (IJEPE). (ISSN Print: 2326-957X; ISSN Online: 2326-960X). June 2023.</span>

Harish Aryal<span style="font-weight: 400;">, Roger Hague, Daniel Sotelo, Felipe Astete Salinas. </span><i><span style="font-weight: 400;">Study of Heat Exchangers in Small Modular Reactors (SMRs)</span></i><span style="font-weight: 400;">, </span><i><span style="font-weight: 400;">Science Journal of Energy Engineering</span></i><span style="font-weight: 400;">. Volume 11, Issue 1, March 2023, pp. 1-9. doi: 10.11648/j.sjee.20231101.11</span>

<span style="font-weight: 400;">Mohsin. M. Jamali, Sepehr</span><span style="font-weight: 400;"> Arbabi, Hossein Hosseini, </span>Harishchandra Aryal<span style="font-weight: 400;">, </span><i><span style="font-weight: 400;">Addressing Retention and Improving Performance in Gateway Engineering Courses</span></i><span style="font-weight: 400;"> The 55</span><span style="font-weight: 400;">th</span><span style="font-weight: 400;"> IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, Austin, Texas, Accepted for publication/presentation, May 2022.</span>

<span style="font-weight: 400;">Mohsin M. Jamali, </span>Harishchandra Aryal<span style="font-weight: 400;">, Ramiro Bravo, Sepehr Arbabi, Hossein Hosseini. </span><i><span style="font-weight: 400;">Engagement in Practice: Engineering Minority Student Engagement Project (EM-STEP</span></i><span style="font-weight: 400;">). Higher Education Research. Science Publishing Group, ISSN Print: 2578-9341; ISSN Online: 2578-935X. She was published on Nov 10, 2021.</span>

<span style="font-weight: 400;">Baker, Benjamin, Riley, Tony, Langbehn, Adam, Imel, George R., Benzerga, M. Lamine, and </span>Aryal, Harishchandra<span style="font-weight: 400;">. Study of the open loop and closed loop oscillator techniques. United States: N. p., 2015. Web.</span>

<b>Conference Papers</b>

Harish Aryal.<i><span style="font-weight: 400;"> “Filtered Back Projection (FBP) in Testing Reactor (TREAT) and Medical Imaging Sources</span></i><span style="font-weight: 400;">” has been accepted for oral presentation at “the 4th International Conference on Stem Cell”, July 19-20, 2023, in Rome, Italy” supported by Editor- Journal of Stem Cell.</span>

Harish Aryal.<span style="font-weight: 400;"> “To Enhance the University Training and Research Program for Humanities Driven STEM (HDSTEM) at Marymount University” 6th World Conference on Social Sciences and Humanities (SHCONF), 07 - 09 July 2023 Uetliberg / Zürich, Switzerland.</span>

<span style="font-weight: 400;">Thalia Balderas, Alondra Rodriguez</span><span style="font-weight: 400;">,</span> Harishchandra Aryal <i><span style="font-weight: 400;">Study of Radioactivity of Oil and Gas</span></i><span style="font-weight: 400;"> April 15</span><span style="font-weight: 400;">th</span><span style="font-weight: 400;">, 2022, American Nuclear Society Student Conference.</span>

<span style="font-weight: 400;">D. Ohart, </span>H. Aryal <i><span style="font-weight: 400;">Improvements in Bypass flow Analysis Using CORONA Code”</span></i><span style="font-weight: 400;"> ANS 2021 Conference Paper,</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">April 9, 2021, Thermal Hydraulics Section</span>

<span style="font-weight: 400;">D. Ohart,</span> H. Aryal<i><span style="font-weight: 400;"> “Compatibility study of   Prismatic Core Single Loop Gas Turbine in Very High-Temperature Reactors</span></i><span style="font-weight: 400;">”, Poster.  Advanced Energy Conference (AEC), June 10, 2021.</span>

Harishchandra Aryal<span style="font-weight: 400;">, “</span><span style="font-weight: 400;">Application of Cloud Chamber to Transient Reactor Testing (TREAT) and Analytical Approach of Back Projection”, ANS Conference Paper (2018).</span>

Harishchandra Aryal<span style="font-weight: 400;">, “</span><span style="font-weight: 400;">Small Reactivity Measurement in Advanced Test Reactor Critical (ATRC) and Neutron Radiography (NRAD) Reactor Using Open Loop”, ANS Student Conference Paper (2015).</span>

Harishchandra Aryal<span style="font-weight: 400;">, “</span><span style="font-weight: 400;">Calculation of Point Spread Function (PSF) for Pinhole Model for TREAT Hodoscope” ANS Conference Paper (2018).</span>

<b>Leadership/Management Roles</b>

Academic Transformation Advisory Committee for AY 2022-23<span style="font-weight: 400;"> -To advise and support strategies for Academic Affairs transformation in collaboration with the Provost and External Consultant.</span>

Faculty Senate (Engineering) 2022-2023<span style="font-weight: 400;">: Act as an advisory and consultative body to serve educational matters, including curriculum, student policies, tenure and promotion guidelines, retention, graduation requirements, and other shared governance. Served as a forum for the exchange of ideas among members of the university faculty and administration.</span>

Faculty Affairs Sub-Committee 2022-2023: <span style="font-weight: 400;">To address issues that affect faculty members and their ability to carry out professional responsibilities and to recommend changes if any needed in the Faculty Handbook related to promotion, tenure, retirement, leaves of absence, sabbatical or any special issues that may appear along the line.</span>

Undergraduate Curriculum Committee: <span style="font-weight: 400;">To maintain and improve the rigor of the mechanical engineering program with robust curriculum</span>

Search Committee<span style="font-weight: 400;">: Was involved in the Tenure Track Assistant Professor Search committee. </span>I was actively involved in screening the pool of applicants, interviewing candidates, making a hiring recommendation to the Dean, and maintaining records of the search process.

Facilitated workshop on <i>Mid-Course Corrections</i> – September 15, 2021, in conjunction with the Heimmermann Center for Engaged Teaching: An interactive workshop to create flexible and responsive learning environments.

Created Saturday Academy to provide supplemental instructions to roadblock fundamental engineering courses that have high D/F/W/I grade to increase retention and graduation rates.

<span style="font-weight: 400;">UT Permian Basin 2020-2021 </span><i><span style="font-weight: 400;">Faculty Affairs Committee </span></i><span style="font-weight: 400;">(FAC)</span>

<i><span style="font-weight: 400;">ACUE</span></i><span style="font-weight: 400;">’s Course in Effective Teaching Practices Co-endorsed by the American Council on Education (ACE) 2020, Cohort B</span>

<i>UTPB &amp; XTO Energy Summer Camp</i> August 2020/2021<span style="font-weight: 400;">: Served more than 100 High School and Middle School participants.  Participated and mentored </span><i><span style="font-weight: 400;">Stirling Engine and Reactor Simulation Project</span></i><span style="font-weight: 400;"> during summer camp for middle and high school students virtually.</span>

<i>Graduate Certificate </i><i><span style="font-weight: 400;">in Engineering Project Management (ENPM)</span></i><span style="font-weight: 400;"> Team UTPB</span>

<i>Computational Lab Set Up</i><i><span style="font-weight: 400;"> Team</span></i><span style="font-weight: 400;"> UTPB</span>

<i>Faculty Advisor</i> (UTPB) for American Nuclear Society (ANS<span style="font-weight: 400;">) –Fall 2019</span>

<span style="font-weight: 400;">Past President-Institute of Nuclear Materials Management (INMM) –ISU Chapter</span>

<span style="font-weight: 400;">Active member of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society</span>

<span style="font-weight: 400;">Past President of American Nuclear Society (Idaho and National Chapter)</span>

<span style="font-weight: 400;">Volunteered at ANS National Conferences in several panel </span>

<span style="font-weight: 400;">Vice –President at Tau Beta Pi- ISU (2011)</span>


Email: haryal@marymount.edu

Sandra Manning (no photo)

Sandra Manning

Administrative Assistant

School of Sciences, Mathematics and Education


Phone: 703-908-7540

Email: Sandra.Manning@marymount.edu

Dale Orth (no photo)

Dale Orth

Associate Dean, College of Sciences and Humanities

School of Sciences, Mathematics and Education

<strong>Academic Credentials</strong>

<span style="font-weight: 400">B.A. The Colorado College</span>

<span style="font-weight: 400">Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison</span>


<span style="font-weight: 400">Dr. Dale L. Orth is Associate Dean in the College of Sciences and Humanities.  He joined Marymount in 2019 as Associate Dean in the School of Sciences, Mathematics, and Education.  He earned his Ph.D. in physical chemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and has taught at Wisconsin Lutheran College, The Colorado College, and Western Colorado University.  At Western Colorado University he also chaired the department of Natural and Environmental Sciences and directed the Center for Teaching Excellence.</span>

<span style="font-weight: 400">Dr. Orth was an American Chemical Society/AAAS Congressional fellow in 2010-2011 and served in the office of Senator John D. Rockefeller, IV. </span>


Phone: 703-908-7635

Email: Dale.Orth@marymount.edu

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