Imperial College London

Professor Omar K. Matar, FREng

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Chemical Engineering

Head of Department of Chemical Engineering



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Professor of Fluid Mechanics

RAEng/PETRONAS Research Chair in Multiphase Fluid Dynamics


Date Role


Head of Department


Director of PETRONAS Centre for Engineering of Multiphase Systems (PETCEMS)


Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering


Co-Founder & CEO of Imperial-Turing spin-off, Quaisr


Principal Investigator of EPSRC Programme Grant, PREMIERE


Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers


Vice-Dean (Education) for the Faculty of Engineering


Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Engineering Mathematics


RAEng/PETRONAS Research Chair


Director of Research


Fellow of the American Physical Society


Principal Investigator of EPSRC Programme Grant, MEMPHIS
2011-present Director of joint-industry consortium Transient Multiphase Flows (TMF)
2007-2013 Director of Undergraduate Studies
2007-present Professor of Fluid Mechanics
2003-2007 Senior Lecturer in Chemical Engineering
1998-2003 Lecturer in Chemical Engineering
1993-1998 PhD in Chemical Engineering, Department of Chemical Engineering, Princeton University
1989-1993 MEng Chemical Engineering, Department of Chemical Engineering, Imperial College London

Research interests


  • Interfacial fluid mechanics;
  • Multiphase flows & heat transfer;
  • Computational fluid dynamics;
  • Machine learning & multi-fidelity methods;
  • 2D materials: liquid-based exfoliation, scale-out, online monitoring;
  • Immersive technologies (AR, VR).


  • Energy;
  • Manufacturing;
  • Process intensification;
  • Microfluidics;
  • Nanotechnology;
  • Personalised education.


Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Constante-Amores CR, Kahouadji L, Batchvarov A, et al., 2021, Direct numerical simulations of transient turbulent jets: vortex-interface interactions, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Vol:922, ISSN:0022-1120, Pages:1-28

Lavino AD, Smith E, Magnini M, et al., 2021, Surface topography effects on pool boiling via non-equilibrium molecular dynamics simulations., Langmuir, Vol:37, ISSN:0743-7463, Pages:5731-5744

Stafford J, Uzo N, Farooq U, et al., 2021, Real-time monitoring and hydrodynamic scaling of shear exfoliated graphene, 2d Materials, Vol:8, ISSN:2053-1583, Pages:1-17

Xiao D, Heaney CE, Mottet L, et al., 2019, A reduced order model for turbulent flows in the urban environment using machine learning, Building and Environment, Vol:148, ISSN:0360-1323, Pages:323-337

Karapetsas G, Craster RV, Matar OK, 2011, On surfactant-enhanced spreading and superspreading of liquid drops on solid surfaces, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Vol:670, ISSN:0022-1120, Pages:5-37

Sahu KC, Ding H, Valluri P, et al., 2009, Pressure-driven miscible two-fluid channel flow with density gradients, Physics of Fluids, Vol:21, ISSN:1070-6631

Sahu KC, Ding H, Valluri P, et al., 2009, Linear stability analysis and numerical simulation of miscible two-layer channel flow, Physics of Fluids, Vol:21, ISSN:1070-6631

Craster RV, Matar OK, Sefiane K, 2009, Pinning, Retraction, and Terracing of Evaporating Droplets Containing Nanoparticles, Langmuir, Vol:25, ISSN:0743-7463, Pages:3601-3609


Mahmoud K, Harris I, Yassin H, et al., 2020, Does immersive VR increase learning gain when compared to a non-immersive VR learning experience?, International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, Springer International Publishing, Pages:480-498, ISSN:0302-9743

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