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Dr Edward Smith
Senior Lecturer in Fluid Dynamics

Howell Building 105


Edward Smith ( is a researcher working on multi-scale methods combining particle and continuum simulation. He earned his PhD at Imperial College London, developing theoretical and computational techniques for the coupled simulation of molecular dynamics (MD) and computational fluid dynamics (CFD). After his PhD, he was awarded the post-doctoral excellence fellowship and published the first ever molecular dynamics simulation of near-wall turbulence. He spent time in Swinburne Australia working with experts in non-equilibrium molecular dynamics and statistical mechanics, before moving to Chemical Engineering at Imperial to work on multi-phase flow and the moving contact line. His next move was to Civil Engineering at Imperial to develop software (, linking particles and continuum flows for granular systems. He recently took up a position at Brunel University London as a lecturer in fluid dynamics.

Newest selected publications

Maffioli, L., Ewen, JP., Smith, ER., Varghese, S., Daivis, PJ., Dini, D. and et al. (2024) 'TTCF4LAMMPS: A toolkit for simulation of the non-equilibrium behaviour of molecular fluids at experimentally accessible shear rates'. Computer Physics Communications, 300. pp. 1 - 12. ISSN: 0010-4655 Open Access Link

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Gennari, G., Smith, ER., Pringle, GJ. and Magnini, M. (2024) 'Coupled atomistic–continuum simulations of nucleate boiling'. International Journal of Thermal Sciences, 200. pp. 1 - 16. ISSN: 1290-0729 Open Access Link

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Smith, ER. and Theodorakis, PE. (2023) 'Multiscale simulation of fluids: coupling molecular and continuum'. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 26 (2). pp. 724 - 744. ISSN: 1463-9076 Open Access Link

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Rahman, MR., Shen, L., Ewen, JP., Collard, B., Heyes, DM., Dini, D. and et al. (2023) 'Non-equilibrium molecular simulations of thin film rupture'. Journal of Chemical Physics, 158 (15). pp. 1 - 7. ISSN: 0021-9606 Open Access Link

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Shi, K., Smith, ER., Santiso, EE. and Gubbins, KE. (2023) 'A perspective on the microscopic pressure (stress) tensor: History, current understanding, and future challenges'. Journal of Chemical Physics, 158 (4). pp. 1 - 32. ISSN: 0021-9606 Open Access Link

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