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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
Dr. Bill Oberkampf
5112 Hidden Springs Trail
Georgetown, TX 78633
  • Verification and validation methodology in computational simulation
  • Uncertainty estimation in modeling and simulation
  • Probabilistic risk assessment of engineering systems
  • Maturity assessment of computational simulation
  • Computational fluid dynamics and heat transfer
  • Experimental fluid dynamics
  • Subsonic, transonic, supersonic, and hypersonic aerodynamics
  • Experimental measurement uncertainty estimation
  • Low and high-speed wind tunnel validation experiments
  • Fellow, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2004-present
    • Member, Publications Committee, 2000-present
    • Chair, Publication Ethical Standards Subcommittee, 2008-present
    • Member, Computational Fluid Dynamics Committee on Standards, 1995-present
    • Member, 1963-present
  • Member, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 1977-present
    • Founding Member, Committee on Verification and Validation in Computational Solid Mechanics, 2000-present
  • Member, The International Association for the Engineering Modelling, Analysis & Simulation Community, NAFEMS, 2012-present
  • Editorial Board, Reliability Engineering and System Safety Journal, 2017-present
  • Short course instructor, 1979-present
  • Reviewer for many journals and government agencies, 1970-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, Awards 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
  • 2008-present, engineering consultant
    • US Air Force, NASA, and Dept. of Energy
    • Corporations in the US and Europe
  • 1979-2007, Sandia National Laboratories
    • 1999-2007, Distinguished Member Technical Staff, Validation and Uncertainty Estimation Department
    • 1991-1999, Senior Member Technical Staff, Aerodynamics Department
    • 1986-1991, Division Supervisor, Computational Aerodynamics Department
    • 1979-1986, Member Technical Staff, Aeroballistics Division
  • 1970-1979, The University of Texas-Austin
    • 1977-1979, Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department
    • 1970-1976, Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department