People

Omar Knio

Deputy Director​​​​,  KAUST Strategic Research Initiative, Uncertainty Quantification Center
Professor of Applied Mathematics and Computational Science​​

Selected Publications

  • A. Alenxanderian, O.P. Le Maître, H.N. Najm, M. Iskandarani, O.M. Knio (2012) “Multiscale stochastic preconditioners in non-intrusive spectral projection,” J. Sci. Comput. 50, 306-340.
  • A. Alexanderian, J. Winokur, I. Sraj, A. Srinivasan, M. Iskandarani, W.C. Thacker, O. Knio (2012) “Global Sensitivity Analysis in Ocean Global Circulation Models: A Sparse Spectral Projection Ap- proach,” Comput. Geosci. 16, 757-778.
  • O.P. Le Maître, O.M. Knio (2010) Spectral Methods for Uncertainty Quantification, Springer.
  • H.N. Najm, O.M. Knio (2005) “Modeling low Mach number reacting flow with detailed chemistry and transport,” J. Sci. Computing 25, 263-287.
  • O. Le Maître, O.M. Knio, R.G. Ghanem, H.N. Najm (2004) “Multi-resolution analysis of Wiener-type uncertainty propagation schemes,” J. Comput. Phys. 197, 502-531.

Patents

  • T.P. Weihs, E. Besnoin, R. Vincent, S. Valliappan, E. Heian, D. van Heerden, T. Rude, O. Knio, R. Spraker, Y. Li, “Reactive composite material structures with electrostatic discharge protection and applications thereof,” U.S. Patent 8,336,457, December 25, 2012.
  • A. Duckham, J.E. Newson, M.V. Brown, T.R. Rude, O.M. Knio, E.M. Heian & J.S. Subramanian, “Method for fabricating large dimension bonds using reactive multilayer joining,” U.S. Patent 7,810,704, October 12, 2010.
  • A. Duckham, J.E. Newson, M.V. Brown, T.R. Rude, O.M. Knio, E.M. Heian & J.S. Subramanian, “Method for fabricating large dimension bonds using reactive multilayer joining,” U.S. Patent 7,635,076, December 22, 2009.
  • D. Van Heerden, J. Newson, T. Rude, O. Knio & T. Weihs, “Methods and device for controlling pressure in reactive multilayer joining and resulting product,” U.S. Patent 7,441,688, October 28, 2008.
  • J. Wang, E. Besnoin, O. Knio & T. Weihs, “Nanostructured soldered or brazed joints made with reactive multilayer foils,” U.S. Patent 7,361,412, April 22, 2008.
  • A. Duckham, J. Newson, M. Brown, T. Rude, O. Knio, E. Heian & J. Subramanian, “Method for fabricating large dimension bonds using reactive multilayer joining,” U.S. Patent 7,354,659, April 8, 2008.
  • D. Van Heerden, D. Deger, T.P. Weihs & O.M. Knio, “Hermetically sealing a container with crushable material and reactive multilayer material,” US Patent 7,143,568, December 5, 2006.
  • D. Van Heerden, D. Deger, T.P. Weihs & O.M. Knio, “Container hermetically sealed with crushable material and reactive multilayer material,” US Patent 7,121,402, October 17, 2006.
  • T.P. Weihs, M. Reiss, O.M. Knio, A. Swiston, D. van Heerden & T. Hufnagel, “Methods of Making and Using Freestanding Reactive Multilayer Foils,” US Patent 6,991,856, January 31, 2006.
  • T.P. Weihs, O.M. Knio, M. Reiss & D. van Heerden, “Reactive multilayer foil with conductive and nonconductive final products,” US Patent 6,991,855, January 31, 2006.
  • T.P. Weihs, O.M. Knio, M. Reiss & D. van Heerden, “Composite reactive multilayer foil,” US Patent 6,863,992, March 8, 2005.
  • T.P. Weihs, T. Hufnagel, O. Knio, M. Reiss, D. van Heerden & H. Feldmesser, “Freestanding Reactive Multilayer Foils,” US Patent 6,736,942, May 18, 2004.

Education Profile

  • ​Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, June 1990.
  • S.M. in Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, June 1986.
  • B.E. in Mechanical Engineering, American University of Beirut, June 1984.

Professional Profile

  • July 2012 – present: Edmund T. Pratt Jr. Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, Duke University
  • May 2012 – present: Visiting Professor, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
  • March 2012 – present: Deputy Director, SRI Center for Uncertainty Quantification in Computational Science and Engineering, KAUST
  • July 2011 - June 2012: Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, DU
  • July 2011 – present: Director, Uncertainty and Risk Thrust, DU
  • July 2012 – present: Research Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University
  • May 2001 – June 2012:  Professor of Mechanical Engineering, JHU.
  • July 1998 – May 2001: Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, JHU
  • Dec. 1991 – June 1998: Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, JHU
  • Jun. 1990 – Apr. 1991: Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Mechanical Engineering, M.I.T.

Scientific and Professional Memberships

Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
American Physical Society

Awards

  • Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Award, Humboldt Foundation, 2003.
  • R&D 100 Award, 2005.
  • Distinguished Alumnus Award, American University of Beirut, 2005.

Affiliations

  • SRI – Center for Uncertainty Quantification in Computational Science and Engineering
  • Division of Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, Duke University