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

  • 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].
  • 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].
  • Giraldi, L; Le Maître, OP; Hoteit, I; Knio, OM, Optimal projection of observations in a Bayesian setting, Computational Statistics & Data Analysis, vol 124 (2018), pp. 252-276 [10.1016/j.csda.2018.03.002] [abs].
  • Cruz-Jiménez, H; Li, G; Martin Mai, P; Hoteit, I; Knio, OM, Bayesian inference of earthquake rupture models using polynomial chaos expansion, Geoscientific Model Development, vol 11 no. 7 (2018), pp. 3071-3088 [10.5194/gmd-11-3071-2018] [abs].
  • Siripatana, A; Mayo, T; Knio, O; Dawson, C; Maître, OL; Hoteit, I, Ensemble Kalman filter inference of spatially-varying Manning’s n coefficients in the coastal ocean, Journal of Hydrology, vol 562 (2018), pp. 664-684 [10.1016/j.jhydrol.2018.05.021] [abs].