Adnan Qamar, Ph.D.

Research Staff

System Modelling and Data Specialist​

Research Interests

Predictive Computational and Analytical Modeling, Machine Learning, Numerical and Statistical Methods, Data and Qualitative Analysis, Large data visualization, Visual Analytics, Big Data Queries, and Interpretation, High Performance Computing on Clusters and Supercomputers, Advance Statistical Models.

Selected Publications

  • In-situ assessment of biofilm formation in submerged membrane system using optical coherence tomography and computa... 
    L. Fortunato, A. Qamar, Y. Wang, S. Jeong, T.O. Leiknes
    Journal of Membrane Science, Volume 521, pp. 84-94, (2017)
  • Fouling Resilient Perforated Feed Spacers for Membrane Filtration 
    S. Kerdi, A. Qamar, J.S. Vrouwenvelder, N. Ghaffour
    Water Research, Vol.140, pp. 211-219, (2018)
  • Geometrical effects on the airfoil flow separation and transition 
    Zhang W., Cheng W., Gao W., Qamar A., Samtaney R. 
    Computers and Fluid, 116, (2015)
  • A Model for an Acoustically Driven Microbubble Inside a Rigid Tube 
    A. Qamar, Samtaney
    Journal of Fluid Engineering, 137(2), (2014)
  • Dynamics of sonicated Micro-bubble Inside a Phantom vessel 
    A. Qamar, R. Samtaney, J. L . Bull
    Applied Physics Letters, 102 (1), 013702, (2013)
  • Dynamics of acoustic droplet vaporization in gas embolotherapy 
    A. Qamar, Z. Z. Wong, J. B. Fowlkes, J. L. Bull
    Applied Physics Letters, 96 (14), 143702, (2010)
  • Bubble evolution in acoustic droplet vaporization at physiological temperature via ultra-high speed imaging 
    Wong Z.Z., Kripfgans O. D., Qamar A., Fowlkes J. B., Bull J. L
    Soft Matter, 7(8), (2011)
  • Pulsatility Role on Low Reynolds Number Cylinder Dynamics 
    A. Qamar , R. Samtaney, J. L. Bull
    Physics of Fluid, 23 (4), 041903, (2011)
  • Preferential Water Condensation on Superhydrophobic Nano-Cones Array 
    Jin Y., Qamar A., Shi Y. and Wang P
    Applied Physics Letters Vol. 113, 211601 , (2018)
  • Fouling Resilient Perforated Feed Spacers for Membrane Filtration 
    Kerdi. S., Qamar A., Vrouwenvelderd J. and Ghaffour N., 
    Water Research, Vol. 140 , (2018)


  • ​Ph.D., Applied Mechanics, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi, India, 2008
  • M.Tech., Mechanical Engineering, Thermal Science, Z.H. College of Eng.. & Technology, Aligarh Muslim University, India, 2003
  • B. Tech., Mechanical Engineering, Z.H. College of Eng.. & Technology, Aligarh Muslim University, India, 2001

Professional Profile

  • ​2015-Present: System Modeling Specialist, KAUST, Saudi Arabia
  • 2011-2012: Research Scientist, Mechanical Engineering, KAUST, Saudi Arabia
  • 2008-2011: Postdoctoral Fellow, Biomedical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA
  • Visiting Professor, Indian Institute of Technology and Management, Gurgaon, India
  • Project Engineer, Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, India

Scientific and Professional Membership

  • ​Member Australasian Fluid Mechanics Society
  • Member American Physical Society (APS)
  • Member American Society of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
  • Member European Mechanics Society (EUROMEC)


  • ​Selected AICTE Early faculty induction program, Government of India, India
  • Institute Scholarship by IIT Delhi
  • Competitive travel grant from Department of Science and Technology (DST), India
  • Competitive travel grant from Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), India

KAUST Affiliations

  • ​Water Desalination and Reuse Center (WDRC)
  • Division of Biological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE)​

Research Interests Keywords

​Computational Fluid Dynamics Machine learning Data Analytics and High Performance Computing (HPC)