Dr. Usama Kadri


I’m a theoretician and an applied physicist. I carry out fundamental research based on first principles, yet utilize these principles for solving practical problems in fluid mechanics, with particular focus on nonlinear wave propagation, internal waves, underwater acoustics, multiphase flow, and biofluid dynamics.

I have an interdisciplinary academic experience, among others, as a visiting scientist at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, at MIT; a visiting scholar at the Mechanical and aserospace engineering, at UCSD; a postdoc and a lecturer at the Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, at the Technion; a visiting researcher at the Department of Energy and Process Engineering, at NTNU; and a research associate at TU Delft, where I carried out my PhD research at the Multi-Scale Physics Department, and gave consultation to users committee from the oil and gas industry and other related businesses such as Shell, TNO and DSM.

My main research during the MIT-Technion fellowship period, is a continuation of a past collaboration with Prof Triantaphyllos Akylas, at the Department of Mechanical Engineering at MIT, where I investigated the nonlinear interaction of short gravity waves with long acoustic waves in the ocean. Such an interaction explains how energy of the upper ocean is transferred via acoustic waves to ocean floor. This research is further extended to address the mutual interaction of internal gravity waves with acoustic waves, a topic which is of great importance, among others, to underwater communication. The application of this project requires interdisciplinary knowledge and interaction with other researchers and professors, and MIT is an ideal place to achieving this goal.

My webpage: http://usamakadri.wix.com/usama-kadri