Chief Engineer

Dr. Oweis is the chief engineer at Oweis Engineering Inc., formerly the president of Converse Consultants Inc., and adjunct professor at NJIT and Rutgers University.  He graduated with a doctorate from the University of Texas at Austin. 


He serves as a principal in charge of major geotechnical assignments.  Dr. Oweis was the editor and principal author of the revised (current version) of NAVFAC DM-7.  He wrote a portion of the guidance document on dredged sediments for PANYNJ and is the author of the text book "Geotechnology of Waste Management.


Dr. Oweis is the author or co-author of over 70 peer-reviewed papers in the areas of geotechnical engineering, seismic site response, soil dynamics, and environmental geotechnology.  


Dr. Oweis’ project experience includes providing geotechnical and geo-environmental analysis and design for roads, bridges, tunnels, dams, rail stations, airports, landfills, and building structures in the metropolitan New York/New Jersey area, nationwide and worldwide. 


Some of his innovative solutions to geotechnical and environmental problems have resulted in significant cost savings to clients and owners.