Dr Edo Boek

QMUL

Department: School of Engineering and Materials Science
Institution: Queen Mary University of London
Email: e.boek@qmul.ac.uk
Phone: +44 (0)20 7882 2964
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Research summary

Oversees a research group and Division of Chemical Engineering at QMUL with focus on energy engineering. My research is in soft matter, energy, flow and transport of complex fluids in confinement (porous media), multi-scale imaging and simulation. I investigate how the macroscopic behaviour of complex systems emerges from the underlying microscopic behaviour. I have a solid research track record in two-phase and reactive flow in porous media, with applications in clean fossil fuels, CO2 storage and asphaltene deposition. In my role at QMUL, I extending these applications to renewable energy, battery design, fuel cells and supercapacitors. I develop both experimental and computational methods for my research. Experimental methods include micro-fluidics, (confocal) microscopy, rheology and X-ray micro-tomography. Computer simulation methods include lattice-Boltzmann, Multi-Particle Collision Dynamics, and Molecular Dynamics.

Keywords

Biofuel Cells, Biofuels, Crude Oil, Desalination, Fuel Cells, Asphaltenes, Calcite, Carbon, Clays, Intercalated Materials, Microporous Materials, Water, Colloids, Capillarity, Crystal Growth, Fluid-Solid Interactions, Foams, Fracture, Interfaces, Nucleation, Clay-Polymer Systems, Nanoparticles, Nanopores, Photovoltaics, Porous Media, Roughness, Computational Fluid Dynamics, High-End Computing, Mesoscale Modelling, Phase Field Methods, Colloids, Clay-Polymer Systems, Nanoparticles, Nanopores, Photovoltaics, Porous Media, Roughness