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Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics


  • 2017-date: Reader in Chemical Engineering, Queen Mary University of London, U.K.
  • 2015-2017: Parallel Computing Scientist, MATLAB, MathWorks, Cambridge U.K. 
  • 2016-date: Honorary Research Fellow, DAMTP, University of Cambridge
  • 2009-2015: Senior Lecturer, Department of Chemical Engineering, Imperial College London
  • 2005-date: Academic Visitor, Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge
  • 1994-2009: Senior Research Scientist, Schlumberger Cambridge Research


Edo is a member of the Soft Matter Research Group at the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics. His current research interests include

  • soft matter and complex fluids 
  • flow in porous media
  • energy
  • CO2 sequestration
  • multi-scale computer simulation, including Lattice-Boltzmann and Multi Particle Collision Dynamics
  • multi-scale imaging, including X-ray micro-tomography and FIB-SEM

Selected Publications

  • I.Zacharoudiou, E.M.Chapman, J.Yang, E.S.Boek, J.P.Crawshaw, Pore Filling Events in Single Junction Micro-Models with Corresponding Lattice Boltzmann Simulations, J.Fluid Mech., (2017): accepted for publication.
  • F. Gray, J. Cen and E. S. Boek, Simulation of Dissolution in Porous Media with Lattice Boltzmann, Finite Volume and Surface Rescaling Methods, Phys.Rev.E, 94.4 (2016): 043320
  • F. Gray, J.Cen, S.M.Shah, J.P. Crawshaw and E.S.Boek, Simulating Dispersion in Porous Media, Advances in Water Resources 97 (2016): 1-10 
  • F. Gray and  E.S.Boek, Enhancing Computational Precision for Lattice Boltzmann Schemes in Porous Media Flows. Computation 4.1 (2016): 11.
  • D.Ross and E.S.Boek, Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Slip on Curved Surfaces, Oil & Gas Science and Technology  71 (4), 46 (2016).
  • I.Zacharoudiou, E.S. Boek, Capillary filling and Haines jump dynamics using free energy Lattice Boltzmann simulations, Advances in Water Resources 92, 43-56 (2016).
  • J.Yang, J.P. Crawshaw and E.S.Boek, Quantitative determination of molecular propagator distributions for solute transport in porous media using lattice Boltzmann simulations”, Water Resources Research 49, 8531-8538 (2013).
  • J.Yang and E.S.Boek, A comparison study of multi-component lattice-Boltzmann models for flow in porous media applications, Computers and Mathematics with Applications 65, 882-890 (2013).
  • A. Sengupta, P.S. Hammond, D. Frenkel and E.S. Boek, Error analysis and correction for Lattice Boltzmann simulated flow conductance in capillaries of different shapes and alignments, J. Comp. Phys. 231 2634-2640 (2012).
  • E.S. Boek, J.T. Padding, T. Headen, Multi-scale simulation of asphaltene aggregation and deposition in capillary flow, Faraday Discussions 144, 271 (2010). 
  • E.S. Boek and M. Venturoli, Lattice-Boltzmann studies of fluid flow in porous media with realistic rock geometries, Computers and Maths with Applications 59, 2305-2314 (2010).
  • J.T. Padding, W.J.Briels, M.R. Stukan and E.S. Boek, Review of multi-scale particulate simulation of the rheology of wormlike micellar fluids, Soft Matter 5, 4367-4375 (2009).
  • M.R. Stukan, E.S. Boek, J.T. Padding, W.J. Briels and J.P. Crawshaw, Flow of wormlike micelles in an expansion-contraction geometry, Soft Matter 4 870-879 (2008).
  • M. Venturoli and E.S. Boek, Lattice-Boltzmann simulations of single phase flow in a pseudo two-dimensional micromodel, Physica A 362, 2329 (2006).
  • J.T. Padding and E.S. Boek, The influence of shear flow on the formation of rings in wormlike micelles: a non-equilibrium MD study, Phys. Rev. E 70, 031502 (2004).
  • J.T. Padding and E.S. Boek, Evidence for diffusion controlled recombination kinetics in model wormlike micelles, Europhysics Letters 66, 756-762 (2004).
  • E.S. Boek, P.V. Coveney, H.N.W. Lekkerkerker, and P. van der Schoot, Simulating the rheology of dense colloidal suspensions using dissipative particle dynamics, Phys. Rev. E 55, 3124-3133 (1997).
  • X.Y. Liu, E.S. Boek, W.J. Briels and P. Bennema, Prediction of crystal growth morphology based on structural analysis of the solid-fluid interface, Nature 374, 342-345 (1995).


Research Group

Soft Matter