Dr Usama Kadri

Dr Usama Kadri

Lecturer in Applied Mathematics

School of Mathematics

Email:
kadriu@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
029 208 75863
Fax:
029 2087 4199

Research Group

Applied and Computational Mathematics Research Group.

Research Interests

I am an applied mathematician and engineer. My research focus lies in the area of fluid dynamics and nonlinear phenomena. Specifically, it is concerned with studying “acoustic–gravity waves” - an emerging field that is rapidly gaining popularity among the scientific community, as it finds broad utility in mathematical physics, physical oceanography, quantum analogs, multiphase flows, wave power harnessing, and marine biology, addressing most challenging questions with high impact on science and society.

Education

2009 | Ph.D in Applied Sciences | Delft University of Technology
2005 | M.Sc. in Aerospace Engineering | Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
2002 | B.Sc. (Hons) in Aerospace Engineering | Technion - Israel Institute of Technology

Research Experience

  • Visiting Assistant Professor (2015 - 2016) - Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Department of Mathematics
  • Faculty Lecturer (2014 - 2016) -  University of Haifa - The Hatter Department of Marine Technologies
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow (2014 - 2015) - Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Visiting Scientist (2013 - 2014) - Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Visiting Scholar (April - June, 2013) - University of California, San Diego - Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate (2010 - 2013) - Technion, Israel Institute of Technology - Faculty of Civil & Environmental Engineering
  • PhD Research Associate (2005 - 2009) - Delft University of Technology - Department of Multiple-Scale Physics, The Netherlands
  • Visiting Scholar - ENGAS program (March - May, 2007) - Norwegian University of Technology - Department of Energy and Process Engineering
  • Research Assistant (2002 - 2005) - Technion - Israel Institute of Technology - Faculty of Aerospace Engineering

Professional memberships

American Mathematical Society (AMS)
European Geosciences Union (EGU)

MA2300 - Mechanics II

Acoustic-Gravity Waves

Acoustic-gravity waves (AGW) are compression-type waves propagating with amplitudes governed by the restoring force of gravity. They are generated, by wind-wave interactions, surface wave interactions, and movements of the tectonic lithosphere plates; they can be found in the oceans, rivers, and even in hydraulic systems and flow pipelines. Employing AGW we can explain various natural phenomena, and identify a great potential for early detection of severe sea states, including tsunami, rogue waves, storms, and ice-quakes, as well as various other industrial applications. I am studying the fundamental aspects of the generation, propagation, and interaction of AGW, theoretically, preparing the ground for the current ongoing experiments and field observations, with applications in:

- Early detection of Tsunami
- Deep water transportation
- Quantum Analogs
- Multiphase Flow