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
  • 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

Awards, Honors, and Distinctions:

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      Representative Publications: (More Publications)
        • Sraj, I; Le Maître, OP; Knio, OM; Hoteit, I, Coordinate transformation and Polynomial Chaos for the Bayesian inference of a Gaussian process with parametrized prior covariance function, Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, vol 298 (2016), pp. 205-228 [10.1016/j.cma.2015.10.002] [abs].
        • 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 (2015), pp. 1-28 [10.1007/s10915-015-0153-x] [abs].
        • Thacker, WC; Iskandarani, M; Gonçalves, RC; Srinivasan, A; Knio, OM, Pragmatic aspects of uncertainty propagation: A conceptual review, Ocean Modelling, vol 95 (2015), pp. 25-36 [10.1016/j.ocemod.2015.09.001] [abs].
        • Fritz, GM; Grzyb, JA; Knio, OM; Grapes, MD; Weihs, TP, Characterizing solid-state ignition of runaway chemical reactions in Ni-Al nanoscale multilayers under uniform heating, Journal of Applied Physics, vol 118 no. 13 (2015), pp. 135101-135101 [10.1063/1.4931666] [abs].
        • Kim, D; Rizzi, F; Cheng, KW; Han, J; Bisetti, F; Knio, OM, Uncertainty quantification of ion chemistry in lean and stoichiometric homogenous mixtures of methane, oxygen, and argon, Combustion and Flame, vol 162 no. 7 (2015), pp. 2904-2915 [10.1016/j.combustflame.2015.03.013] [abs].