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

Kevin T. Crofton Department of Aerospace and Ocean Engineering (MC0203)
Randolph Hall, RM 215,
Virginia Tech
460 Old Turner St.
Blacksburg, VA 24061-0203

Phone: (540) 231-6611
Fax: (540) 231-9632