William Oberkampf

Adjunct Faculty

  • PhD., 1970, Aerospace Engineering, University of Notre Dame
  • M.S., 1968, Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas – Austin
  • B.S., 1966, Aerospace Engineering, University of Notre Dame
  • 2008 – present, Adjunct Faculty, Aerospace and Ocean Engineering, Virginia Tech
  • 2008 – present, engineering consultant, W. L. Oberkampf Consulting
  • 1999 – 2007, Distinguished Member Technical Staff, Sandia National Laboratories
  • 1991 – 1999, Senior Member Technical Staff, Sandia National Laboratories
  • 1986 – 1991, Supervisor, Computational Aerodynamics Division, Sandia National Laboratories
  • 1979 – 1986, Member Technical Staff, Sandia National Laboratories
  • 1977 – 1979, Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas –Austin
  • 1970 – 1976, Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas –Austin
  • Consultant to NASA Langley Research Center; Air Force Research Laboratory – Wright Patterson AFB; Department of Energy – Office of Nuclear Energy; Engineering Software Research and Development Inc, St. Louis, MO; Idaho National Laboratory; Electricite´ de France. Nuclear Engineering Division, France; International Association for Engineering Modeling, Analysis and Simulation – NAFEMS, United Kingdom; Institute of Applied Physics and Computational Mathematics, Beijing, China
  • AIAA, member, 1962 – present
  • AIAA Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Technical Committee, 1981 – 1984
  • AIAA Fluid Dynamics Technical Committee, 1992 – 1995
  • AIAA Administrative Chair, Joint Atmospheric Flight Mechanics/Guidance and Control Conference, Albuquerque, NM, 1981
  • AIAA Program Chair, Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference, San Diego, CA, 1982
  • AIAA Program Chair, Fluid Dynamics Conference, San Diego, CA, 1995
  • AIAA Computational Fluid Dynamics Committee on Standards, 1995 – present
  • AIAA Associate Editor, AIAA Journal, 1995 – 1998
  • AIAA Publications Committee, 2000 – present
  • ASME, member, 1973 – present
  • ASME Committee on Verification and Validation in Computational Solid Mechanics Committee, 2000 – present
  • U. S. patents No. 4,992,643 and 6,886,757 B2
  • National review panels: National Academy of Engineering, Workshop on the Interface Between Mathematical Modelers and Decision-Makers, 2003; Department of Energy, Academic Strategic Alliance Program, 2004 – 2011; Department of Energy, Nuclear Energy Innovation Hub, Council for the Consortium for Advanced Simulation of Light Water Reactors, 2010 – present
  • AIAA Fellow, elected 2004 – present
  • AIAA Sustained Service Award, 2008
  • University of Notre Dame, College of Engineering, 2008 Engineering Graduate Honor Award
  • Lockheed Martin Corporation, NOVA Award for “Space Shuttle Columbia Accident Investigation Team,” 2004
  • Sandia National Laboratories, Award for Excellence, 1993, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2004
  • AIAA Space Shuttle Challenger Flag Award for outstanding contributions, 1984
  • Best Paper Award, 8th National Thermal Spray Conference, Houston, TX, 1995
  • Best Paper Award, 9th National Thermal Spray Conference, Cincinnati, OH, 1996
  • Air Force Systems Command/Naval Material Command Award for Technical Achievement in Basic Research, 1978
  • University of Texas – Austin, Engineering Foundation Award for Teaching and Research, 1976
  • Verification and validation in computational simulation
  • Uncertainty quantification in computational simulation
  • Risk assessment and decision making for engineering systems
  • Computational fluid dynamics and heat transfer
  • Experimental fluid dynamics and heat transfer
Dr. Bill Oberkampf