Imperial College London

Professor Omar K. Matar, FREng

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Chemical Engineering

Head of Department of Chemical Engineering



+44 (0)20 7594 9618o.matar Website




Mr Avery Kitchens +44 (0)20 7594 6263




305 ACEACE ExtensionSouth Kensington Campus





  • Imperial College President's Award and Medal for Excellence in Research 2016, Imperial College London, 2016
  • Student Academic Award (SACA) for best UG Teaching at Imperial College London, Imperial College London, 2014
  • Award for Teaching Excellence in Engineering Education, Faculty of Engineering, 2008
  • Lecturer of the year award 2008 (for outstanding teaching in the 1st year of the MEng Course), 2008
  • Lecturer of the year award 2007 (for outstanding teaching in the 1st year of the MEng Course), 2007
  • Rector's Award for Research Excellence, 2007
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, 2006
  • The Exxon-Mobil Engineering Teaching Fellowship, The Royal Academy of Engineering, 2001
  • Hoechst excellence award for the most outstanding second proposition for independent research unrelated to PhD thesis, Princeton University, 1998
  • One of three recipients of the William R. Schowalter Travel Award, Chemical Engineering Department, Princeton University, 1998
  • Hoechst Celanese excellence award for outstanding teaching assistantship, The faculty of Princeton University, 1995

Membership of Professional Bodies

  • Member of the American Chemical Society, American Chemical Society
  • Member of the American Institution for Chemical Engineers, American Institution for Chemical Engineers (AIChE)
  • Member, American Physical Society

Links with Other Academic Bodies


  • Research Chair in Multiphase Fluid Dynamics, Royal Academy of Engineering, and PETRONAS, 2016
  • Fellow of the American Physical Society, American Physical Society
  • FIChemE, Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE)

Editorial Boards

  • International Journal of Multiphase Flows, Editorial Board Advisory Member
  • Thermophysics and Aeromechanis, Editorial Board Advisory Member
  • Journal of Engineering Mathematics, Editor-in-Chief