Riaz, Amir

Assistant Professor

Mechanical Engineering

A. James Clark School of Engineering

Phone: 
301.405.0707

Statement of energy interests and expertise: 

Dr. Riaz is currently an Assistant Professor in the department of Mechanical Engineering. His research in the area of multiphase flow deals with the theoretical perturbation analysis of macroscopic interfacial instability, the averaging of porous media flows and the development of high accuracy numerical methods for multiphase flow appropriate for the laboratory and the field scales. His research is widely used by the CO2 sequestration community to obtain First-order estimates of the capacity of actual aquifers and is also employed frequently to calibrate field scale as well as research based numerical simulators for the purpose of resolving the fundamental length and time scales of the flow. The focus of his current work is on the development of multiphase flow solvers with phase change and geochemical capability and perturbation methods for investigating flow instability in heterogeneous aquifers under the influence of geochemical effects.