Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

Omid Amili, Ph.D.

Omid AmiliAssistant Professor

Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
Office: Nitschke Hall 4061
Phone: 419-530-8237
Fax: 419-530-8206 





Omid Amili received his bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Tehran Polytechnic in 2003. Following completing his master's degree and two years of work in the industry, he obtained his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering in wall-bounded turbulence from Monash University, Melbourne, in late 2012. There, he continued his research as a post-doctoral researcher in the Laboratory for Turbulence Research in Aerospace and Combustion (LTRAC) for two years where he worked in supersonic jet flows. In late 2015, he joined the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, as a research associate to work in unladen and particle-laden turbulence and biofluid flows. In December 2019, Dr. Amili joined the Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering Department at the University of Toledo as an Assistant Professor. The common theme all along has been the development of hardware and software for flow diagnostics in complex settings. His research interests are primarily in fluid dynamics, particularly in low- and high-speed turbulence in single- and multi-phase states and biological flows.

Research Interests

  • Experimental fluid mechanics
  • Turbulence
  • Jets
  • Particle-laden flows
  • Biofluids


Google Scholar Profile 


  • Fluid mechanics
  • Thermodynamics
  • Aerodynamics
  • Jet propulsion
  • Turbulent flows

Scientific & Professional Societies:

  • American Physical Society (APS), 2010−present.
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), 2013−present.
  • American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), 2015−present.
  • American Heart Association (AHA), 2017−present.

Academic Service:

  • Journal of Fluid Mechanics, reviewer.
  • Physical Review Fluids, reviewer.
  • Physical Review E, reviewer.
  • Experiments in Fluids, reviewer.
  • International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow, reviewer.
  • Journal of Thermal Biology, reviewer.
  • Clinical Biomechanics, reviewer.
  • Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, reviewer.
  • University of Queensland, PhD examiner panel.

Industry Experience:

  • Design of hydro-mechanical equipment
  • Development of electro-mechanical devices
  • Energy consumption optimization
Last Updated: 4/8/24