Dr Faisal Amlani

applied mathematician & computational scientist

PhD, California Institute of Technology (Caltech), USA
BA, Rice University, USA



  1. partial differential and integral equations in wave propagation phenomena (temporal- & frequency-space)
  2. numerical analysis (Fourier continuation methods, finite/boundary elements)
  3. high-performance computing (multithreading & multiprocessing)
  4. solid dynamics (elasticity with applications in seismology & non-destructive testing)
  5. fluid dynamics (shallow water equations with applications in tsunami dynamics)
  6. fluid-structure interactions (heart flow pulse waves with applications in cardiology)
  7. time-harmonic scattering (steady-state propagation with applications in acoustics & seismology)


  1. Dept. of Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering, School of Medicine, University of Southern California (USC), USA
  2. Geology Laboratory, École Normale Supérieure (ENS Paris), France
  3. Dept. of Applied Mathematics, École Nationale Supérieure de Techniques Avancées (ENSTA Paris), France
  4. GAMMA3 group, Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et en Automatique (INRIA Saclay), France
  5. Dept. of Applied Physics, Universidade de Vigo (UVIGO), Spain
  6. Dept. of Applied & Computational Mathematics, Caltech, USA


  1. Amlani, Bhat et al, "Supershear tsunamis: observations from Mw 7.5 Palu earthquake", preprint to be submitted to Nature (2019, 5 pages)
  2. Amlani and Pahlevan, "A stable high-order FC-based methodology for hemodynamic wave propagation", under review for Journal of Computational Physics (2019, 20 pages)
  3. Aghilinejad, Amlani et al, "Dynamic effects of aortic arch stiffening on pulsatile energy transmission to cerebral vasculature: a core determinant of healthy brain-heart coupling", under review for Scientific Reports (2019, 18 pages)
  4. Amlani, Bruno et al, "Transient propagation and scattering of quasi-Rayleigh waves in plates: quantitative comparison between pulsed TV-holography measurements and FC(Gram) elastodynamic simulations", submitted (2019, 46 pages) arXiv:1905.05289
  5. Amlani, Chaillat and Loseille, "An efficient preconditioner for adaptive fast multipole accelerated boundary element methods to model time-harmonic 3D wave propagation", Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering 352 (2019, 21 pages) doi:10.1016/j.cma.2019.04.026
  6. Amlani and Bruno, "An FC-based spectral solver for elastodynamic problems in general three-dimensional domains", Journal of Computational Physics 307 (2016, 21 pages) doi:10.1016/j.jcp.2015.11.060
  7. Amlani, Lombardini and Miller, "Dynamically controllable force-generating system", US/World Published Patent Application US20160327073/WO2016179405 (2015, 33 pages)
  8. Pahlevan, Amlani et al, "A physiologically relevant, simple outflow boundary model for truncated vasculature", Annals of Biomedical Engineering 39,5 (2011, 12 pages) doi:10.1007/s10439-011-0246-0
  9. López-Vázquez, Amlani et al, "Numerical modeling and measurement by pulsed television holography of ultrasonic displacement maps in plates with through-thickness defects ", Optical Engineering 49,9 (2010, 10 pages) doi:10.1117/1.3484953
  10. López-Vázquez, Amlani et al, "Modelling for characterizing defects in plates using two-dimensional maps of instantaneous ultrasonic out-of-plane displacement obtained by pulsed TV-holography", Proceedings of SPIE 7389 (2009, 12 pages) doi:10.1117/12.827819


  1. Invited seminar in mechanics at CentraleSupélec, France (05/2019)
  2. Contributed at International Association of BEM 2018, Sorbonne Université, France (06/2018)
  3. Invited at JJC Ondes (journées jeunes chercheurs), Sorbonne Université, France (11/2017)
  4. Contributed at the 1st Paris-London BEM Workshop, University College London (UCL), UK (06/2017)
  5. Contributed at the 5th BEM on the Saar, Universität des Saarlandes, Germany (05/2017)
  6. Contributed on boundary elements at WAVES 2017, University of Minnesota, USA (05/2017)
  7. Contributed on Fourier continuation at WAVES 2017, University of Minnesota, USA (05/2017)
  8. Invited seminar in seismology at Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris, France (11/2015)
  9. Invited lecture in mathematical physiology at Caltech, USA (01/2015)
  10. Contributed at the NSF-VIGRE Symposium 2006, Rice University, USA (04/2006)
  11. Invited joint talk, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA (08/2004)



  • Medical Flow Physics Lab, Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience at USC, USA
  • Laboratoire POEMS (wave propagation group) at ENSTA Paris, France
  • REO group at Sorbonne Université/INRIA Paris, France
  • Experimental engineering at Stabilis Inc (an aerospace startup), USA
  • Department of Applied & Computational Mathematics at Caltech, USA


  • Integral and differential calculus at École des Ponts, France (10h)
  • Complex analysis, ordinary and partial differential equations at Caltech, USA (900h)
  • Differential equations and theoretical neuroscience at Rice University, USA (120h)