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Sergei Boronin

Senior Research Scientist
Center for Hydrocarbon Recovery

Professor: Andrei Osiptsov

Sergei has a strong background in fluid mechanics with the particular focus on modeling multiphase and particle-laden flows. He received his MSc and Candidate of Sciences degrees at Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU), Faculty of Mechanics and Mathematics, in 2005 and 2008 respectively. In 2002-2012, while working at the Laboratory of Multiphase Fluid Mechanics of the MSU Institute of Mechanics, Sergei led the theoretical study of hydrodynamic stability of various particle-laden flows. In 2006-2011, Sergei carried out applied research activities in multiphase fluid mechanics at the Schlumberger Moscow Research as a part-time scientific consultant. In 2011, Sergei has joined University of Brighton in UK as a Research Fellow where he led the theoretical study of hydrodynamic instability and break-up of multiphase jets for 9 months.  From mid-2012 to the end of 2016, Sergei was a full-time Senior Research Scientist with Schlumberger Moscow Research, carrying out mathematical modelling of multiphase particle-laden flows during hydraulic fracturing and fracture flowback.

All in all, Sergei led, or contributed to, at least 8 academic research projects under governmental grants and 8 applied research projects in Schlumberger. He is the author of over 65 publications including 13 papers in top international and Russian peer-reviewed fluid mechanics journals. He is also an author of 3 patents.

Development of hydrodynamics module for hydraulic fracturing simulator, fines transport in porous media

Peer-reviewed papers:

  1. Boronin S.A., Osiptsov A.N., Stability of a disperse-mixture flow in a boundary layer, Fluid Dynamics. 2008. V. 43. № 1. pp. 66–76.
  2. Boronin S.A., Investigation of the stability of a plane-channel suspension flow with account for finite particle volume fraction, Fluid Dynamics. 2008. V. 43. № 6. pp. 873–884.
  3. Boronin S.A., Hydrodynamic stability of stratified suspension flow in a plane channel, Doklady Physics. V. 54. № 12. pp. 536-539.
  4. Boronin S.A., Osiptsov A.A., Two Continua Model of Suspension Flow in a Hydraulic Fracture, Doklady Physics. V. 55. N 4. pp. 199-202.
  5. Boronin S.A. Stability of plane Couette dispersed flow with a finite volume fraction of inclusions, Fluid Dynamics. 2011. V. 46. N 1. pp. 64-71.
  6. Boronin S.A., Optimal disturbances of a dusty-gas plane-channel flow with a nonuniform distribution of particles, Fluid Dynamics. 2012. V. 47. № 3. pp. 351-363.
  7. Boronin S.A., Healey J.J., Sazhin S.S. Non-modal stability of round viscous jets. J. Fluid Mech. 2013, V. 716, pp. 96-119.
  8. Boronin S.A., Osiptsov A.A. The Effects of Particle Migration on Suspension Flow in a Hydraulic Fracture, Fluid Dynamics. 2014. V. 49. N. 2. pp. 208-221.
  9. Boronin S. A., Osiptsov A. A., Desroches J. Displacement of yield-stress fluids in a fracture. Intl. J. Multiphase Flow. 2015. V. 76. pp. 47-63.
  10. Boronin, S. A., Osiptsov, A. N., Modal and Non-Modal Stability of Dusty-Gas Boundary Layer Flow. Fluid Dynamics 2014. V. 49. N. 6. pp. 770-782.
  11. Tolmacheva, K. I., Boronin S. A., Osiptsov, A. A., Multi-Fluid Model of Suspension Filtration in a Porous Medium. Fluid Dynamics 2015. V. 50. N. 6. pp. 759-768.
  12. Boronin, S.A., Osiptsov, A.N., Non-modal instability of a stratified plane-channel suspension flow with fine particles. 10 pages. Submitted to Physical Review E editorial board in November 2015.

19 papers in conference proceedings, 33 conference abtracts

2008 – Ph.D. in Fluid Mechanics, Lomonosov Moscow State University

2005 – MSc in Mechanics, Mechanics and Mathematics Faculty, Lomonosov Moscow State University

Fluid mechanics, multiphase flows, particle transport, hydrodynamic stability, flow transition, filtration, fines migration in porous medium, hydraulic fracturing, fracture flowback, numerical methods

  • The 2-nd degree Diploma for the study “Stability of plane-parallel flows of a dusty gas”, Conference-competition for young scientists, Institute of mechanics, MSU, October, 2005.
  • The 3-rd degree Diploma for the study “Hydrodynamic stability of two-phase flows with a finite volume fraction of inclusions”, Conference-competition for young scientists, Institute of mechanics, MSU, October, 2007.
  • Lomonosov Moscow State University Scholarship for talented young scientists (2009) for the study “Development of the hydrodynamic stability theory for dispersed flows”.
  • Awarded by grant for the support of talented students, post-docs and young scientists of Lomonosov Moscow State University in 2009.
  • Leader of the project “Problems of stability and development of local structures in dispersed flows” (Russian Federation Presidential Grant for young Ph.D. researchers 2009-2010, МК-622.2009.1).
  • Invited to chair the Session “Visualization/Imaging Techniques” at 22nd International Symposium on Transport Phenomena, November 8-11, Delft, Netherlands.
  • The 2-nd degree Diploma for the study “Optimal disturbances to dusty-gas boundary-layer flow with a non-uniform particle distribution”, Conference-competition for young scientists, Institute of mechanics, MSU, October, 2012.
  • Diploma for the best oral presentation “Non-modal stability of dispersed flows” [in Russian] at “Fluid Mechanics” section of XI All-Russia congress on fundamental problems in theoretical and applied mechanics, August 20-24 2015, Kazan’.