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Riaz, Amir

Riaz, Amir

Associate Professor
Mechanical Engineering
Maryland Energy Innovation Institute
3127 Glenn L. Martin Hall, Building 088


  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, Stanford University, Petroleum Engineering, 2006.
  • Ph.D., University of California Santa Barbara, Mechanical Engineering, 2003.
  • M.S., University of Southern California, Aerospace Engineering, 2001.
  • B.S., University of Engineering and Technology Lahore, Mechanical Engineering, 1994.

DNS of multiphase flow. Boiling heat transfer. Microchannel and cold plate heat transfer. PCM energy storage. Carbon capture and sequestration. Enhanced oil recovery. Elastic FSI. Perturbation analysis.

  • Comprehensive performance analysis and structural improvement of latent heat thermal energy storage (LHTES) unit using a novel parallel enthalpy-based lattice Boltzmann model (2023) Chen, D., Riaz, A., Aute, V. C. and Radermacher, R. Journal of Energy Storage, 73, 108902.
  • Direct numerical simulation of Taylor bubble with phase change (2022) Lee MS and Riaz A. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer 194, 123039
  • A solid-liquid model based on lattice Boltzmann method for phase change material melting with porous media in cylindrical heat exchangers (2022) Chen D, Riaz A, Aute V C, Radermacher R. Applied Thermal Engineering 207, 118080
  • Effect of inertia on capillary-driven breakup of drops surrounded by another fluid (2021) Sangli A N, Riaz A, and Bigio D I. Physics of Fluids 33, 112112
  • An investigation of the gravity effects on pool boiling heat transfer via high-fidelity simulations (2021) Dhruv A, Balaras E, Riaz A, Kim K. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer 180, 121826
  • An efficient, robust and high accuracy framework for direct numerical simulation of 2D and 2D axisymmetric immiscible flow with large property contrast (2021) Qin, Z, Esmaeilzadeh S, Riaz, A, Computers and Fluids 229, 105083
  • Two-Phase Multiscale Numerical Framework for Modeling Thin Films on Curved Solid Surfaces in Porous Media (2020) Qin, Z, Esmaeilzadeh S, Riaz, A, and Tchelepi, HA. Journal of Computational Physics, 413, 109464
  • Wettability and capillary effects: Dynamics of pinch-off in unconstricted straight capillary tubes (2020) Esmaeilzadeh S, Qin Z, Riaz A, and Tchelepi H. Physical Review E 102, 023109
  • Continuum Modeling and Simulation of Robotic Appendage Interaction With Granular Material (2020) Wang G, Riaz A and Balachandran B. Journal of Applied Mechanics Vol. 88/021013
  • Pore-scale study of water salinity effect on thin-film stability for a moving oil droplet (2020) Abu-Al-Saud M, Esmaeilzadeh S, Riaz A, Tchelepi HA. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science 569366-37
  • A locally second order symmetric method for discontinuous solution of Poisson's equation on uniform Cartesian grids (2020) Qin Z, Riaz A, Balaras E Computers and Fluids 198 104397.
  • Smooth particle hydrodynamics studies of wet granular column collapses (2019) Wang G, Riaz A and Balachandran B Acta Geotechnica 15:1205-121.

Doyenne Reliability Engineering Program

A fellowship for Mozambican women to pursue graduate education in Reliability Engineering at UMD

Clark School Grad Takes Top Spots in ASME NSF Research Poster Competition

Recent Mechanical Engineering grad Guanjin Wang (Ph.D. ’20) wins two top spots in the ASME IMECE 2020 NSF-funded research poster competition.

Spacecraft carrying Adomaitis thin film experiment docks with the International Space Station

The experiment will travel on the ISS for a year, exposing samples to the environment of low earth orbit.

Professors Earn Grants for Fluid Mechanics

Office of Naval Research awards $1.7M to Balaras, Riaz and Duncan.

Faculty News Roundup

Clark School faculty promotions, moves announced.

Amir Riaz Joins ME Faculty

Assistant professor will study oil and gas management, CO2 sequestration.