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
  • Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
  • Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Contact Information

  • 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

Representative Publications

  • Winokur, J; Kim, D; Bisetti, F; Le Maître, OP; Knio, OM, Sparse Pseudo Spectral Projection Methods with Directional Adaptation for Uncertainty Quantification, Journal of Scientific Computing, vol 68 no. 2 (2016), pp. 596-623 [10.1007/s10915-015-0153-x] [abs].
  • Kadoura, A; Siripatana, A; Sun, S; Knio, O; Hoteit, I, Single-site Lennard-Jones models via polynomial chaos surrogates of Monte Carlo molecular simulation, Journal of Chemical Physics, vol 144 no. 21 (2016), pp. 214301-214301 [10.1063/1.4952976] [abs].
  • Iskandarani, M; Le Hénaff, M; Carlisle Thacker, W; Srinivasan, A; Knio, OM, Quantifying uncertainty in Gulf of Mexico forecasts stemming from uncertain initial conditions, Journal of Geophysical Research. Oceans (2016) [10.1002/2015JC011573] [abs].
  • Wang, S; Iskandarani, M; Srinivasan, A; Thacker, WC; Winokur, J; Knio, OM, Propagation of uncertainty and sensitivity analysis in an integral oil-gas plume model, Journal of Geophysical Research. Oceans, vol 121 no. 5 (2016), pp. 3488-3501 [10.1002/2015JC011365] [abs].
  • Gonçalves, RC; Iskandarani, M; Srinivasan, A; Thacker, WC; Chassignet, E; Knio, OM, A framework to quantify uncertainty in simulations of oil transport in the ocean, Journal of Geophysical Research. Oceans, vol 121 no. 4 (2016), pp. 2058-2077 [10.1002/2015JC011311] [abs].