Dr Greg de Boer

Dr Greg de Boer


Current funded research:

EU MSCA ITN ‘BioTrib’. Contributor 2021-2023, Coordinator 2024 – present.

UKRI Fellowship ‘BioTrib-AVN’. Supervisor 2022-2023, Coordinator 2024 – present.

EPSRC Programme Grant ‘OncoEng’. Co-investigator 2023 – present.

EPSRC Standard Grant ‘STOP Fibrous Microplastics Pollution’. Co-investigator 2023 – present.


  • Institute of Thermofluids (iTF) academic member
  • Associate Editor of the Proceedings of the IMechE Part J: Journal of Engineering Tribology

Research interests

Multiscale modelling of lubricated contacts, including modelling of hydrodynamic cavitation and other related phenomena.

Computational modelling of poroelastic lubrication mechanisms in biological contacts.

Computational fluid mechanics for heat transfer problems, fluid/solid interfaces, viscoelasticity.

Fluid mechanics of pharmaceuticals processing.

Compliant structural mechanics simulations.

Comptutational modelling and experimental validation in tribology.

Design optimisation and metamodelling.


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  • PhD Mechanical Engineering, University of Leeds
  • MEng, BEng Aeronautical & Aerospace Engineering, University of Leeds

Professional memberships

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
  • Member of the Royal Aeronautical Society (MRAeS)
  • UKCGE Recognised Research Supervisor

Student education

Module leader for taught content in the design of aerospace vehciles and fluid structure interactions.

Project supervisor for undergraduates and postgraudates, with applications including aeroelasticity, aircraft design and computational mechanics.

Personal tutor for undergraduate students.

Open day and applicant day demonstrator.

Indsutry placement tutor.

Research groups and institutes

  • Institute of Thermofluids

Current postgraduate researchers

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