Omar Hafez

  • Program Years: 2011-2015
  • Academic Institution: University of California, Davis
  • Field of Study: Computational Solid Mechanics
  • Academic Advisor: Mark Rashid
  • Practicum(s):
    Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (2013)
    Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (2014)
  • Degree(s):
    M.S. Applied Mathematics, University of California, Davis, 2012
    M.S. Civil Engineering, University of California, Davis, 2010
    B.S. Civil Engineering, University of California, Davis, 2009

Current Status

  • Research Area: Computational Solid Mechanics
  • Personal URL: https://www.linkedin.com/in/omarhafez34
  • Contact Information: omhafez 'at' ucdavis -dot- edu
  • Publications

    Gurev V., Korte, J, Hafez O, Fattebert JL, Richards D, Rice J. Papillary muscles contraction does not change ventricular wall mechanics. Computing in Cardiology, 2015.

    Hafez O. Toward automating patient-specific stress analysis from medical imaging. Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship Annual Conference, 2015.

    Gurev V, Korte J, Hafez O, Fattebert JL, Richards D, Rice J. High-resolution model of failing heart for strain prediction in echocardiography. BMES Frontiers in Medical Devices, 2014.

    Hafez O, Rashid MM. Automating the image-to-analysis pipeline in biomechanics. Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship Annual Conference, 2014.

    Hafez O, Vignes R, Stolken J. Laser-induced plate buckling: thermal softening vs. thermal gradients. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Computational Engineering Division Seminar Series, 2013.

    Hafez O. Numerical simulation of nonlinear thermoelastic problems. Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship Annual Conference, 2012.

    Hafez O, White E, Bolander J. Effects of heat of hydration on early-age cracking of structural concrete. Engineering Mechanics Institute, 2010.

    Awards

    Graduate:
    DOE Computational Science Graduate Fellowship, 2011-present
    Eugene Cota-Robles Fellowship, UC Davis, 2009-2011
    Towards Outstanding Post-Graduate Students (TOPS) Award, Dept. of Civil Engineering, UC Davis, 2009-2010

    Undergraduate:
    M.S. Ghausi Medal, College of Engineering, UC Davis, 2009
    Cal Aggie Alumni Association (CAAA) Outstanding Senior Award, 2009
    Citation Award, Dept. of Civil Engineering, UC Davis, 2009
    SEAOCC Scholarship, 2008
    Walter D. Buehler Scholarship, 2008
    Phi Kappa Phi Ronald Mertens Sophomore Award, Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, 2006
    Beeghly-Merritt Memorial Scholarship, 2005
    UC Regents Scholarship, UC Davis, 2005-2009
    Dean's Honor List, College of Engineering, UC Davis, each quarter 2005-2009