Olufemi A Omitaomu

Senior R&D Staff

Dr. Omitaomu received his PhD degree in Industrial Engineering with concentration in Information Engineering from the University of Tennessee. His BS and MS degrees are in Mechanical Engineering. His areas of expertise include systems engineering, applied artificial intelligence, energy systems, resilient cities, and Health IT.


• October 2015: Significant Event Award – Development of a New Virtualization of the Evolving Power Grid, Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
• November 2012: Distinguish Employee’s Award – Computational Sciences and Engineering Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
• August 2010: Exceptional Mentoring Award – Research Alliance in Math and Science – 2010 Summer Internship, U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science.
• November 2009: Engineering R&D Team Award, Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
• August 2008: Significant Event Award – Successful design and implementation of Visualizing Energy Resources Dynamically on Earth (VERDE), Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
• May 2004: The Outstanding Ph.D. Student Award, Department of Industrial and Information Engineering, University of Tennessee.
• December 1995: Five Awards as the Best Graduating Student, at the Department (of Mechanical Engineering) level, at the Faculty (of Engineering) level, and at the University level (Lagos State University).


Olufemi A. Omitaomu and Steven Fernandez, Method for Estimating Power Outages and Restoration during Natural and Man-made Events, US Patent 9,230,289, January 5, 2016.