Dr Greg de Boer

Dr Greg de Boer


  • Programme Manager for UG Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering
  • 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.



  • 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)

Student education

Module leader for taught content in the design of aerospace vehciles, aircraft structual mechanics 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.


Research groups and institutes

  • Institute of Thermofluids
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