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Dr Edo Boek holds a first degree in Earth Sciences (cum laude) from the University of Utrecht (NL) and a PhD in Chemical Engineering / Applied Physics from the University of Twente (NL). After a postdoctoral research fellowship at the Dept. of Chemistry, University of Nijmegen (NL), he accepted a position as senior research scientist at Schlumberger Cambridge Research (SCR), Cambridge (U.K). At SCR, he has been researching complex fluids and flow in porous media, by developing a variety of multi-scale simulation methods, such as MD, MC, DPD, BD, SRD and LB. The central theme of his research is to develop fundamental understanding and prediction of macroscopic properties from the underlying micro- and meso-scopic properties. Applications include drilling fluids, hydraulic fracturing fluids, formation damage, flow assurance, asphaltene deposition and Enhanced Oil Recovery. After 15 years at Schlumberger, Dr Boek accepted a position as Senior Lecturer at the Dept. of Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London, UK. Particularly, he is responsible as Principal Investigator for the Multi-scale Imaging Facility at the Qatar Carbonates and Carbon Storage Research Centre (QCCSRC), founded at Imperial College through long term industrial research funding. Dr Boek’s research covers numerical, experimental and theoretical investigations of complex fluids and their flow and transport in porous media, with special emphasis on chemical and physical processes at the pore scale. This includes development of multi-scale imaging methods (micro-CT scanning, micro-fluidics, confocal microscopy, rheology) and multi-scale flow simulations applied to multi-phase fluids, transport and reaction under flowing conditions. Dr Boek has > 60 peer-reviewed publications and > 3 granted patents on the subject of complex fluids and flow in porous media.

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