Dr. rer. nat. Efim Borukhovich

Scientific Career


since 2018:

Post doctoral researcher at the Institut für Verbrennung und Gasdynamik
– Fluiddynamik, Universität Duisburg-Essen, Duisburg, Germany

SPP1980, SpraySyn Standardbrenner: Definition, Gesamtsimulation,


Post doctoral researcher at the Department of Materials Science and
Engineering, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden

Developement of a modelling tool to study shape distortion of
green/brown body during sintering. Implementation of a phase field
framework and a surface tension aware Navier-Stokes solver.


Researcher at the Interdisciplinary Centre for Advanced Materials
Simulation (ICAMS), Ruhr-University Bochum

PhD. thesis: "Consistent Coupling of Geometrically Non-Linear Finite
Deformation with Alloy Chemistry and Diffusion within the Phase-Field
Framework", supervisor Prof. Dr. Ingo Steinbach


Master of Science at Physics and Astronomy Faculty, Ruhr-University
Bochum, Germany

Thesis: "Cell centered MHD schemes for compressible turbulence" at the
Chair for Computational Plasma Physics, supervisor Prof. Dr. Rainer


Bachelor of Science at Physics and Astronomy Faculty, Ruhr-University
Bochum, Germany

Thesis: "Simulation des neutralen Sonnenwinds in der inneren
Heliosphäre" ("Simulation of neutral solar wind in the inner
heliosphere") at the Chair for Space- and Astrophysics, supervisor: PD.
Dr. Horst Fichtner


Research Interests

  • Computational physics
  • Numerics
  • Phase field method
  • Continuum Mechanics
  • Fluid dynamics

Research stays

Feb. 2017: Invited by Dr. Alvaro Ridruejo. Department of Materials Science of the Technical University of Madrid, Spain.


Journal Publications

Please note that this list might not be complete


E. Borukhovich, R. Prasath Babu, D. Chasoglou, J. Odquist: Full-field modelling of shape distortion during sintering: Effect of powder particle morphology, submitted

E. Borukhovich, M. Boeff, A. Monas, M. Tegeler, S. J. Kim, C. S. Oh and I. Steinbach: Full-field simulation of solidification and forming of polycrystals, MATEC Web of Conferences 80 (2016) 02014

E. Borukhovich, G. Du, M. Stratmann, M. Boeff, O. Shchyglo, A. Hartmaier and I. Steinbach:  Microstructure design of tempered martensite by atomistically informed full-field simulation: From quenching to fracture, Materials 9 (2016) 673

E. Borukhovich: Consistent coupling of geometrically non-linear finite deformation with alloy chemistry and diffusion within the phase-field framework, PhD Thesis, Ruhr-Universität Bochum (2016)

E. Borukhovich, P. S. Engels, J. Mosler, O. Shchyglo and I. Steinbach: Large deformation framework for phase-field simulations at the mesoscale, Computational Materials Science 108 (2015) 367-373

E. Borukhovich, P. S. Engels, T. Böhlke, O. Shchyglo and I. Steinbach: Large strain elasto-plasticity for diffuse interface models, Modelling and Simulation in Materials Science and Engineering 22 (2014)  034008

R. Darvishi Kamachali, E. Borukhovich, N. Hatcher, I. Steinbach: DFT-supported phase-field study on the effect of mechanically driven fluxes in Ni4Ti3 precipitation, Modelling and Simulation in Materials Science and Engineering 22 (2014) 034003

R. Darvishi Kamachali, E. Borukhovich, O. Shchyglo, I. Steinbach: Solutal gradients in strained  equilibrium, Philosophical Magazine Letters 93 (2013) 680-687

U. Preiss, E. Borukhovich, N. Alemayehu, I. Steinbach and F LaMantia: A permeation model for the electrochemical interface, Modelling and Simulation in Materials Science and Engineering 21 (2013) 07400




14. Nov. 2017: Full field study of sagging during sintering: a phase field and Navier-Stokes based approach

27. Apr. 2017: Sintering and phase field. HERO-M Workshop. Stockholm, Schweden.

08. Feb. 2017: Incorporating elastoplastic models in phase field. Seminar Vortrag auf Einladung bei IMDEA. Madrid, Spanien.

02. Okt. 2015: Large deformation and its effect on the microstructure evolution. IWCMM. Bochum, Deutschland

24. Mär. 2015: Eulerian large deformation formulation coupled with phase-field. GAMM. Lecce, Italien.

28. Aug. 2014: Phase-field modelling of a multigrain systems with high strains. EMMC. Göteborg, Schweden.

11. Nov. 2013: Large Deformation Elasto-Plasticity in OpenPhase. ICAMS Advanced Discussions. Bochum, Deutschland.

11. Sep. 2013: Modelling of electrode deformation caused by lithium
intercalation. EUROMAT. Sevilla, Spanien.

16. Jan. 2013: Treating of intercalation caused deformation of Li-ion electrodes with an advection approach. WENDELIB Workshop (SPP1473). Goslar, Deutschland.

19. Jun. 2012: Stress stabilized precipitation in NiTi shape memory alloys. ISMANAM. Moskau, Russland.

28. Okt. 2011: The Effect of Stress Stabilized Concentration Gradients in the Ni4Ti3 Precipitation in NiTi SMA. ICAMS Advanced Discussions.Bochum, Deutschland.


Efim Borukhovich, Dr. rer. nat..


Carl-Benz Straße 199
47057 Duisburg
Room: NETZ 1.13
Phone: +49 203 379 8112
E-Mail: efim.borkuhovich [at] uni-due.de