- Ph.D., The University of Texas at San Antonio, 2013
- M.S., The University of Texas at San Antonio, 2009
- B.S., EAFIT University (Medellin, Colombia), 2005
- Strength of Materials
- Mechanical Design I
- Aerospace and Wind Power Structures
- Senior Design I
- Senior Design II
- Emergence of the Universe
Juan Ocampo, Ph.D., is an internationally recognized researcher, mentor and educator with a commitment to increasing diversity in STEM and advancing research in structural reliability and the improvement of the safety of aerospace structures. Ocampo is a key contributor on three Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grants regarding the safety and reliability of aircraft components totaling approximately $3.5M. He participated in the development of the digital twin project in partnership with Northrop Grumman Corporation and USAF.
Ocampo is part of the CONsortium on Nuclear sECurity Technologies (CONNECT) which is funded by the National Nuclear Security Administration Minority Serving Institution Partnership Program (NNSA MSIPP). This program is designed to build a pipeline between the Department of Energy’s sites and labs and minority-serving institutions in STEM disciplines and bring a heightened awareness of NNSA plants and laboratories to institutions with a common interest in STEM research fields. Ocampo recently received an NSF grant – Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Hispanic-Serving Institutions from NSF to increase the number of Latinx students who obtain baccalaureate degrees in STEM fields. To date at St. Mary’s University, he has secured $1.4M in funding from FAA, USAF, NNSA, and NSF to continue his research in structural reliability and expose minority students to research opportunities.
Ocampo is well-recognized throughout the aircraft reliability community. He has coauthored and presented nine training sessions on “Probabilistic Methods with Applications to Probabilistic Damage Tolerance Analysis” to international audiences through the Aircraft Airworthiness & Safety Conference, the Air Force Structural Integrity Conference, the Swiss Air Force, and Pilatus Aircraft Ltd. He has authored or co-authored 39 conference and journal papers related to aerospace structural reliability, and three FAA reports. He has presented his research at the prestigious International Conference on Aeronautical Fatigue (Japan, 2017 and Poland, 2019) and at the invitation-only HOLSIP (Holistic Structural Integrity Process) conference five times.
Ocampo is an award-winning individual with multiple awards including a national award from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for Extraordinary Achievement in Aviation Research. Ocampo conducted research at international institutions as the National Research Council of Canada and Pilatus Aircraft Ltd.
D. L. Andrew, A. Alaeddini, H. Han, J. Ocampo, and M. Thomsen. “Characterization of Residual Stresses from Cold Expansion Using Spatial Statistics” Fatigue & Fracture of Engineering Materials & Structures, 2020: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ffe.13334.
A. Baldassarre, J. Ocampo, M. Martinez, C. Rans. “A Critical Study on Strain Measurement Systems and their Uncertainty on Finite Element Analysis of Non-Isotropic Material behavior” The Journal of Strain Analysis for Engineering Design, (2020): 0309324720924580.
H.R Millwater, J. Ocampo, N. Crosby. “Probabilistic Methods for Risk Assessment of Airframe Digital Twin Structures“ Engineering Fracture Mechanics, Volume 221, November 2019, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.engfracmech.2019.106674.
J. Torres, O. Onwuzurike, A.J.W. McClung, J. Ocampo “Influence of an Extreme Environment on the Tensile Mechanical Properties of a 3D Printed Thermoplastic Polymer.“ In: Kramer S., Jordan J., Jin H., Carroll J., Beese A. (eds) Mechanics of Additive and Advanced Manufacturing, Volume 8. Conference Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Mechanics Series. Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-95083-9_12.
J. Ocampo, H. Millwater, N. Crosby, B. Gamble, C. Hurst, M. Nuss, M. Reyer, S. Mottaghi. “An Ultrafast Crack Growth Lifing Model to Support Digital Twin, Virtual Testing, and Probabilistic Damage Tolerance Applications.” In: Niepokolczycki A., Komorowski J. (eds) ICAF 2019 – Structural Integrity in the Age of Additive Manufacturing. ICAF 2019. Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering. Springer, Cham. pp. 145–158, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-21503-3_12
D. Romančuk, J. Ocampo. “Risks of Initial Assumptions in Fatigue and Damage Tolerance of Small Aircraft Development Programs.” In: Niepokolczycki A., Komorowski J. (eds) ICAF 2019 – Structural Integrity in the Age of Additive Manufacturing. ICAF 2019. Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering. Springer, Cham. pp. 265–278, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-21503-3_21
H.R. Millwater, J.D. Ocampo, T. Castaldo, “Probabilistic Damage Tolerance Analysis for General Aviation,” Advanced Materials Research Vols. 891-892 (2014) pp 1191-1196 Online available at www.scientific.net © (2014) Trans Tech Publications, Switzerland doi:10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.891-892.1191
J. Ocampo, H.R. Millwater, G. Singh, H. Smith, F. Abali, M. Nuss, M. Reyer, M. Shiao, “Development of a Probabilistic Linear Damage Methodology for Small Aircraft,” AIAA J. Aircraft. 48, 6 (2011), 2090-2106 doi: 10.2514/1.56674.
G. Singh, J.D. Ocampo, H.R. Millwater, and A.H. Clauer, “Crack Growth Mitigation through Optimum Laser Peened Residual Stress,” Int. J. Structural Integrity, (2012) Vol. 3 Iss: 3 pp. 210 – 235, doi: 10.1108/17579861211264352.
H. Millwater, J. Ocampo, G. Singh, H. Smith, and E. Meyer, “Probabilistic Structural Risk Assessment and Risk Management for Small Airplanes” (DOT/FAA/TC-16/33) – November 2017.
H. Millwater, J. Ocampo, “Probabilistic Damage Tolerance-Based Maintenance Planning for Small Airplanes” (DOT/FAA/TC-16/33) – October 2017.
Peer-Reviewed Conference Papers
Sofia Gutierrez, Juan Ocampo and Carlos A. Narváez. “Topological Optimization, Generative Design and Validation of Drone Structures,” AIAA 2023-0964. AIAA SCITECH 2023 Forum. January 202, doi: 10.2514/6.2023-0964.
A. Pilchak, M. Banker, M. Harr, J. Shaffer, T. Carmody, N. Crosby, J. Ocampo, H. Millwater, A. Salem “Microstructure-based Equivalent Initial Flaw Size (m-EIFS) Distributions for Airframe Structural Components” MS&T22: Materials Science & Technology, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, October 9-12 2022.
Juan Ocampo, Nathan Crosby, Harry Millwater, Chris Hurst, Beth Gamble, and Marv Nuss, “Fleet Management Considering Inspection Schedule Optimization”, Aircraft Airworthiness & Sustainment Conf., Ponte Verde, FL, August 2022.
J. Ocampo, M. Carvajal-Loaiza, M. Vallejo-Ciro, N. Crosby, and H.R. Millwater “Bayesian updating of probabilistic damage tolerance risk estimates using sensor data for digital twin simulations” Aircraft Structural Integrity Program Conference. Austin, TX, November 2021.
M. I. Vallejo, M. J. Carvajal, J. Ocampo. “Probabilistic Structural Fatigue and Risk Analysis on the PIPER -PA-28 Fleet, A Case Study.” 2021 AIAA Region IV Student Conference Program, April 2021, Third Place Undergraduate Category.
J. Ocampo, Nathan Crosby, and H.R. Millwater “Adaptive Importance Sampling for Holistic Probabilistic Damage Tolerance Analysis” 20th International Workshop on the Holistic Structural Integrity Process (HOLSIP), Virtual, February 2021.
J. Ocampo, D. Posso, and H.R. Millwater “Optimized Risk Based Inspections for Aircraft Fleets” Aircraft Airworthiness & Sustainment Conf., Virtual, August 2020.
J. Ocampo, D. Posso, and H.R. Millwater “Risk Based Optimized Inspections for Aircraft Fleets” 19th International Workshop on the Holistic Structural Integrity Process (HOLSIP), Salt Lake City, UT, February 2020.
J. Ocampo “Del Esfuerzo Estático al Gemelo Digital – Cambios en los paradigmas de diseño aeronáutico a través del tiempo: accidentes históricos que marcaron la industria aeronáutica”, International Speaker: II Encuentro de Investigación e Innovación en el sector Aeronáutico, Bogotá, Colombia, October 2019.
J. Ocampo “Cambios en los paradigmas de diseño aeronáutico a través del tiempo: accidentes históricos que marcaron la industria aeronáutica”, International Speaker: F-Air Colombia 2019, Rionegro, Colombia, July 2019.
J. Ocampo, D. Posso, H.R. Millwater, and N. Crosby “Continuing Damage Methodology in Probabilistic Damage Tolerance”, Aircraft Airworthiness & Sustainment Conf., Washington, DC, April 2019.
N. Crosby, H.R. Millwater, J. Ocampo, B. Gamble, C. Hurst, and M. Nuss, “Large Scale Cluster Computing for Comprehensive Risk Assessment”, Aircraft Airworthiness & Sustainment Conf., Washington, DC, April 2019.
J. Ocampo, D. Posso, H. Millwater, J. Rubio-Herrero, “Risk Based Inspections in Probabilistic Damage Tolerance”, 18th International Workshop on the Holistic Structural Integrity Process (HOLSIP), Salt Lake City, UT, February 2019.
J. Ocampo, A Horwath, L. Smith, and L. Domyancic, “Residual Stresses Sensitivity Analysis in Probabilistic Damage Tolerance Analysis”, Engineered Residual Stress Implementation Workshop 2018, Salt Lake City, UT, September 2018.
J. Ocampo, H.R. Millwater, and N. Crosby “An Ultrafast Crack Growth Lifing Algorithm for Probabilistic Damage Tolerance Analysis – Applications”, Australian Aircraft Airworthiness & Sustainment Conference” Brisbane, Australia, July 2018.
J. Ocampo, H.R. Millwater, and N. Crosby “An Ultrafast Crack Growth Lifing Algorithm for Probabilistic Damage Tolerance Analysis”, Aircraft Airworthiness & Sustainment Conf., Phoenix, FL, May 2018. J. Ocampo, H.R. Millwater, and N. Crosby “An Ultrafast Crack Growth Lifing Algorithm for Probabilistic Damage Tolerance Analysis”, 17th International Workshop on the Holistic Structural Integrity Process (HOLSIP), Salt Lake City, UT, February 2018.