From the Experts

Omnis is proud of the depth of professional, scientific and academic expertise possessed by its senior staff and consultants. Omnis professionals have held distinguished positions at universities, think tanks and government directorates as well as leading private sector firms. This helps to ensure that Omnis solutions to customer requirements are not limited to obvious paths but incorporate thought leadership and rigorous analysis.

Omnis is also pleased to offer expertise in a wide array of disciplines including physics, engineering, applied mathematics, telecommunications, aeronautics, systems analysis, economics, finance, network science and cognition among other fields. One example of this diversity is that Omnis experts were retained to discover the subject and provenance of an 18th-century portrait by Nicolas-Benjamin Delapierre, believed by some to be the earliest known life portrait of Thomas Jefferson (see "Is This Jefferson"). From space flight to capital flight, Omnis experts are available to help fulfill your mission requirements.

A select list of the publications of our experts appears below.

Charles A. Duelfer

Hide and Seek: The Search for Truth in Iraq. New York, PublicAffairs, 2009.

Comprehensive Report of the Special Advisor to the DCI on Iraq's WMD.  Washington, DC,  U.S. Government Printing Office, 2004.

Robert Ehrlich, Ph.D.

Eight Preposterous Propositions: From the Genetics of Homosexuality to the Benefits of Global Warming. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2003.

Nine Crazy Ideas in Science: A Few Might Even Be True. Princeton. Princeton University Press, 2002.

What If? Mind-Boggling Science Questions for Kids. New York,  John Wiley & Sons, 1998.

Why Toast Lands Jelly Side Down: Zen and the Art of Physics Demonstrations.  Princeton,  Princeton University Press, 1997.

What If You Could Unscramble an Egg?  Rutgers University Press, 1996.

Electricity and Magnetism Simulations. New York,  John Wiley and Sons, 1995 (with L. Roelofs, R. Stoner, and J. Tuszynski).

The Cosmological Milkshake.  Rutgers University Press, 1994.

Turning the World Inside Out and 174 Other Simple Physics Demonstrations.  Princeton,  Princeton University Press, 1990.

Waging Nuclear Peace.  State University of New York Press, 1985.

Physics and Computers.  New York, Houghton Mifflin Company, 1973.

Thad Lacinak

Whale Done Parenting, How to Make Parenting a Positive Experience for You and Your Kids (with Ken Blanchard, Chuck Tompkins, and Jim Ballard). New York, The Free Press, 2009.

Whale Done, The Power of Positive Relationships (with Ken Blanchard, Chuck Tompkins, and Jim Ballard). New York, The Free Press, 2003.

Sir Christopher Meyer, KCMG, OBE

Getting Our Way: 500 Years of Adventure and Intrigue: The Inside Story of British Diplomacy.  London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2009.

DC Confidential.  London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2003.

Emile Nakhleh, Ph.D.

A Necessary Engagement: Reinventing America's Relations with the Muslim World. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2008.

The Gulf Cooperation Council: Policies, Problems, and Prospects. New York:  Praeger, 1986.

The Persian Gulf and American Policy.  New York,  Praeger, 1982.

A Palestinian Agenda for the West Bank and Gaza.  Washington, DC,  AEI, 1980.

The West Bank and Gaza: Toward the making of a Palestinian State. Washington, DC, AEI, 1979.

Bahrain: Political Development in a Modernizing Society.  Lexington,  Lexington Books, 1976.

The United States and Saudi Arabia: A Policy Analysis. Washington, DC,  AEI, 1975.

Arab-American Relations in the Persian Gulf. Washington, DC,  AEI, 1975.

Joseph E. Pesce, Ph.D.

Encyclopedia of Astronomy and Astrophysics (Contributions; ed. P. Murdin).  London,  Nature Publishing Group, 2001.

Da Galileo alle Stelle (ed. F. Bertola).  Cittadella, Italy,  Biblos, 1994 (translated).

Christina I. Ray

Extreme Risk Management: Revolutionary Approaches to Evaluating and Measuring Risk. New York,  McGraw Hill, 2010.

Think Like a Trader, Invest Like a Pro.  New York,  McGraw Hill, 2002.

The Bond Market: Trading and Risk Management.  New York,  Richard D. Irwin, 1992.


Jeffrey H. Schwartz, Ph.D.

Putting a Face on the First President. Scientific American, 2006, vol. 294, 84-91.

The Human Fossil Record (with Ian Tattersall, Ralph L. Holloway, Douglas C. Broadfield, and Michael S. Yuan). New York,  John Wiley & Sons, 2005.

The Red Ape: Orangutans and Human Origins, Revised and Updated. Boulder.  Westview Press, 2005.

Extinct Humans (with Ian Tattersall).  Boulder,  Westview Press, 2000.

Sudden Origins: Fossils, Genes, and the Emergence of Species. New York, John Wiley & Sons, 1999.

Skeleton Keys: An Introduction to Human Skeletal Morphology, Development, and Analysis.  New York, Oxford University Press, 1995.

What the Bones Tell Us.  New York, Henry Holt, 1993.

Orang-utan Biology.  New York, Oxford University Press, 1988.

Timothy R. Walton, Ph.D.

Challenges in Intelligence Analysis Lessons from 1300 BCE to the Present. Cambridge University Press, 2010.

The Spanish Treasure Fleets.  Sarasota, FL,  Pineapple Press, 2002.