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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

Smith, ER. (2021) 'The Importance of Reference Frame for Pressure at the Liquid-Vapour Interface'. Molecular Simulation, 48 (1). pp. 57 - 72. ISSN: 0892-7022 Open Access Link

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Kalderon, M., Smith, E. and O’Sullivan, C. (2021) 'Comparative analysis of porosity coarse-graining techniques for discrete element simulations of dense particulate systems'. Computational Particle Mechanics, 9 (1). pp. 1 - 21. ISSN: 2196-4378 Open Access Link

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Lavino, AD., Smith, E., Magnini, M. and Matar, OK. (2021) 'Surface Topography Effects on Pool Boiling via Non-equilibrium Molecular Dynamics Simulations'. Langmuir, 37 (18). pp. 5731 - 5744. ISSN: 0743-7463 Open Access Link

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Heyes, DM., Dini, D. and Smith, ER. (2021) 'Viscuit and the fluctuation theorem investigation of shear viscosity by molecular dynamics simulations: The information and the noise'. Journal of Chemical Physics, 154 (7). pp. 1 - 17. ISSN: 0021-9606 Open Access Link

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Che, H., O'Sullivan, C., Sufian, A. and Smith, ER. (2021) 'A novel CFD-DEM coarse-graining method based on the Voronoi tessellation'. Powder Technology, 384. pp. 479 - 493. ISSN: 0032-5910

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