Evgeniy Boyko 2017-2018

Institution of PhD:
Technion – Israel Institute of Technology
Academic Discipline of PhD:
Mechanical Engineering
PhD Advisor/s:
Prof. Moran Bercovici and Prof. Amir D. Gat
Dissertation Topic:
Non-Uniform Electroosmotic Flow in Rigid and Elastic Microfluidic Configurations
Institution of Postdoc:
Princeton University
Present Institution:
Princeton University
Present Academic Position:

Born in Irkutsk (Siberia), Russia, Evgeniy Boyko immigrated to Israel with his family at the age of 12. From a young age, he was attracted to the world of science and engineering, leading him to pursue physics and mathematics in high school. During his military service in the IDF, Evgeniy served as a combat soldier in the infantry and received the Central Command’s Excellence Award in counterterrorism.

Shortly after completing his military service, Evgeniy began his undergraduate studies in mechanical engineering at Technion in the framework of the Re‘amim excellence program. During his final year of undergraduate studies, from which he graduated summa cum laude in 2015, he joined the research groups of Prof. Moran Bercovici and Prof. Amir Gat, who encouraged him to begin his MSc studies in parallel with his last undergraduate semester. After one semester, Evgeniy was accepted to the direct PhD track.

Evgeniy’s theoretical research focuses on understanding the interactions between viscous fluid flow, electric forces, and elasticity.  In particular, he is interested in fluid-structure interaction at the micro-scale, where electrokinetic forces can serve as powerful mechanisms to achieve desired deformations, and ultimately – configurable microstructures. He works closely with experimentalists to translate these theoretical ideas into practice. In parallel with his research work, Evgeniy enjoys teaching and serves as the lead teaching assistant in several fluid dynamics courses.