Omar Mohamad Knio

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Edmund T. Pratt Jr. School Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

My research interests encompass computational fluid mechanics, oceanic and atmospheric flows, turbulent flow, physical acoustics, chemically-reactive flow, energetic materials, microfluidic devices, dynamical systems, numerical methods, and asymptotic and stochastic techniques.

Appointments and Affiliations
  • Edmund T. Pratt Jr. School Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
  • Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
  • Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Contact Information:
  • Office Location: 144 Hudson Hall, Box 90300, Durham, NC 27708
  • Office Phone: (919) 660-5344
  • Email Address: omar.knio@duke.edu
Education:

  • Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1990

Specialties:

Computational Mechanics
Fluid Mechanics
Acoustics

Awards, Honors, and Distinctions:

  • Associated Western Universities Faculty Fellowship Award, Associated Western Universities, June 1996
  • Distinguished Alumnus Award, American University of Beirut, May 2005
  • Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Award, Humboldt Foundation, 2003
  • Penrose Award, American University of Beirut, July 1984
  • R&D 100 Award for "Nanofoil Product", R&D Magazine, 2005

Courses Taught:
  • ME 221L: Structure and Properties of Solids
  • ME 555: Advanced Topics in Mechanical Engineering

Representative Publications: (More Publications)
    • Rizzi, F. and Salloum, M. and Marzouk, Y. M. and Xu, R. G. and Falk, M. L. and Weihs, T. P. and Fritz, G. and Knio, O. M., BAYESIAN INFERENCE OF ATOMIC DIFFUSIVITY IN A BINARY NI/AL SYSTEM BASED ON MOLECULAR DYNAMICS, MULTISCALE MODELING \& SIMULATION, vol 9 no. 1 (2011), pp. 486--512 [doi] [abs].
    • Salloum, M. and Knio, O. M., Simulation of reactive nanolaminates using reduced models: I. Basic formulation, COMBUSTION AND FLAME, vol 157 no. 2 (2010), pp. 288--295 [doi] [abs].
    • Klein, R. and Achatz, U. and Bresch, D. and Knio, O. M. and Smolarkiewicz, P. K., Regime of Validity of Soundproof Atmospheric Flow Models, JOURNAL OF THE ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES, vol 67 no. 10 (2010), pp. 3226--3237 [doi] [abs].
    • Le Maitre, O. P. and Mathelin, L. and Knio, O. M. and Hussaini, M. Y., ASYNCHRONOUS TIME INTEGRATION FOR POLYNOMIAL CHAOS EXPANSION OF UNCERTAIN PERIODIC DYNAMICS, DISCRETE AND CONTINUOUS DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS, vol 28 no. 1 (2010), pp. 199--226 [doi] [abs].
    • Salloum, M. and Knio, O. M., Simulation of reactive nanolaminates using reduced models: III. Ingredients for a general multidimensional formulation, COMBUSTION AND FLAME, vol 157 no. 6 (2010), pp. 1154--1166 [doi] [abs].