Omar M Knio

Omar Mohamad Knio

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
  • Adjunct Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

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

Research Interests

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.

Specialties

Computational Mechanics
Fluid Mechanics
Acoustics

Representative Publications

  • Wang, T; Lima, RM; Giraldi, L; Knio, OM, Trajectory planning for autonomous underwater vehicles in the presence of obstacles and a nonlinear flow field using mixed integer nonlinear programming, Computers & Operations Research, vol 101 (2019), pp. 55-75 [10.1016/j.cor.2018.08.008] [abs].
  • Mohtar, SE; Hoteit, I; Knio, O; Issa, L; Lakkis, I, Lagrangian tracking in stochastic fields with application to an ensemble of velocity fields in the Red Sea, Ocean Modelling, vol 131 (2018), pp. 1-14 [10.1016/j.ocemod.2018.08.008] [abs].
  • Wang, S; Li, G; Iskandarani, M; Le Hénaff, M; Knio, OM, Verifying and assessing the performance of the perturbation strategy in polynomial chaos ensemble forecasts of the circulation in the Gulf of Mexico, Ocean Modelling, vol 131 (2018), pp. 59-70 [10.1016/j.ocemod.2018.09.002] [abs].
  • Attada, R; Yadav, RK; Kunchala, RK; Dasari, HP; Knio, O; Hoteit, I, Prominent mode of summer surface air temperature variability and associated circulation anomalies over the Arabian Peninsula, Atmospheric Science Letters, vol 19 no. 11 (2018) [10.1002/asl.860] [abs].
  • Hantouche, M; Sarathy, SM; Knio, OM, Global sensitivity analysis of n-butanol reaction kinetics using rate rules, Combustion and Flame, vol 196 (2018), pp. 452-465 [10.1016/j.combustflame.2018.06.035] [abs].