Omar K. Matar

Imperial College London, United Kingdom

Omar K. Matar is an Exxon-Mobil Fellow and Professor of fluid mechanics in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Imperial College, UK. Matar’s current research interests include the modeling of multiphase flows driven by Marangoni stresses, surface and bulk diffusion, gravitational, capillary, and intermolecular forces, and parametric forcing, placing emphasis on hydrodynamic instabilities and pattern formation, with industrial and biomedical applications. These include intensive processing, fouling, coating flow technology, surfactant replacement therapy, and microfluidics and microelectronics manufacturing. Matar has recently been invited to review the field of thin films in Rev. Mod. Phys. (impact factor 51). Matar serves as the Current Coordinator of the Fluid Mechanics Focus Area at Imperial College and has received £11M (£8M as PI) in Engineering and Physical Science Research Council funding to study surfactant transport on non-Newtonian layers, phase inversion in concentrated emulsions, thin film flows over rapidly rotating discs, nonlinear bubble sound interactions, fouling in heat exchangers in crude oil distillation units, dynamics of liquids spreading on compliant substrates, multiphase flow in large-diameter pipes, advanced experimental and numerical methods for the prediction of complex vapour liquid annular flows, interfacial behaviour in stratified and stratifying annular flows, and TSB funding to study the removal of soft-solids adhering to solid substrates. He was also awarded an EPSRC Platform Grant to study the dynamics of moving contact lines (Predictive Analysis of Complex Interfacial Flows (PACIF)), and more recently an EPSRC Programme Grant (£6.2M) to study multiphase flows. He coauthored 120 articles in prestigious journals and has an h-index of 23. He serves as an Editor in Chief of Multiphase Science and Technology, an Associate Executive Editor of Journal of Engineering Mathematics, and on the editorial board of International Journal of Multiphase Flow.

Biography Updated on 27 November 2012

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