Assistant Head of Department

Boris Balakin

Field of work

Theoretical and experimental studies of industrial systems with special focus on multiphysics-related phenomena: radiation, casting, boiling, conjugate heat transfer, chemical reactions, multiphase, and turbulence. Agglomeration and break-up of solid adhesive particles in multiphase flows. 

Numerical modeling of aforementioned events by means of computational fluid dynamics is of particular interest.

Advanced non-invasive experimental techniques for CFD validation: computer tomography (CT), positron emission particle tracking (PEPT).

Renewable energy: nanosystems for solar and geothermal applications. 

Flow assurance: risk assessment of plugging in wells and production pipes

Courses taught
  • MAS 536 CFD for energy technology
  • MAS 108 Theory of hydraulic machines
  • PTEK 241 Introduction to multiphase systems @ UiB (2017)
  • MAS 308 Gas Technology (2014)
  • PTEK 205. Numerical methods in process technology (tutorials, 2008)
Research areas
  • CFD
  • multiphase flow
  • population balance modelling
  • nanofluids
  • solar collectors
  • flow assurance
  • heat transfer
  • boiling kinetics
  • Positron Emission Particle Tracking
Research groups