Amgad Salama

Research Scientist

Research Fellow

Previous Research Group Staff

Research Interest

  1. GIS applications to regional surface and subsurface water pollution problems as well as to air pollution problems.
  2. Subsurface Reservoir modeling
  3. Numerical investigation of the solution of the Darcy-Brinkman-Forchheimer equations using the local adaptation methodology.
  4. Monte Carlo molecular simulation.
  5. Numerical investigation of different complex flow problems including multiphase flows, turbulent flows, heat transfer, etc. 
  6. CFD modeling of different engineering problems.
  7. Transport of Nano-materials in the environment.
  8. Safety analysis of nuclear reactors operations and waste disposal. 
  9. Flow and solute transport in porous media. This includes 
  10. - Flow and solute transport in groundwater (saturated and unsaturated), surface water, as well as artificial porous media for various industrial applications.

    - Heat and mass transfer in porous media.

    - Multiphase flows in porous media.

    10. The application of volume averaging and homogenization theories in various engineering applications. This includes the associated length scale constraints introduced as a result of scaling up our view to the phenomena under study. 

    11. Using of various numerical techniques (finite difference, finite elements, method of characteristics, etc.) to solve differential equations describing different phenomena. 

      12. Thermodynamics and phase change phenomena.

Selected Publications

  • Amgad Salama, Wang Li, Shuyu Sun, (2013), Finite volume approximation of the three-dimensional flow equation in axisymmetric, heterogeneous porous media based on local analytical solution, Journal of Hydrology, 501, 45–55.
  • Amgad Salama, Shuyu Sun, Mohamed F El-Amin, An Efficient Implicit-Pressure-Explicit-Saturation-Method-Based Shifting-Matrix Algorithm To Simulate Two-Phase, Immiscible Flow in Porous Media With Application to CO2 Sequestration in the Subsurface, SPE Journal, 163140-PA.
  • Salama, A., Sun, S., and El Amin, M.F., (2013), A multi-point flux approximation of the steady state heat conduction equation in anisotropic media, ASME J. Heat Transfer, 135, 1-6.
  • Salama, A. and Van Geel, P., (2008) “Flow and Solute Transport in Saturated Porous Media II:  Violating the Continuum Hypothesis”, J. Porous Media, vol. 11, 5, pp. 421-441.
  • Salama, A. and Van Geel, P.J., (2008) “Flow and Solute Transport in Saturated Porous Media I: The Continuum Hypothesis”, J. Porous Media, vol. 11, 4, pp. 403-413.


  • Ph.D. Environmental Engineering

Professional Profile

Research Associate, Kyushu University, Japan

Assistant professor, Konkuk University, Korea

Research Associate, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

Scientific and Professional Membership



OGS Scholarship, 

JSPS Research Fellowship, Kyushu University, Japan.

KAUST Affiliations

Earth Science & Engineering

Non-KAUST Affiliations

Kyushu University, Japan.