David Boger is an Australian chemical engineer who is best known for discovering a class of now eponymous fluids — Boger fluids. These are constant viscosity elastic fluids that behave as both liquids and solids. David’s research has made a significant impact on the petroleum, environmental management, food and mineral industries worldwide.
Boger fluids are used in the custom design of fluids, including methods to improve inks for inkjet printers and the delivery of insecticide chemicals, as well as entirely new drug delivery systems. David’s work on fluid flow has become an important component of nanotechnology and he is a consultant for more than 90 companies around the world.
His findings have been recognised by many prestigious awards and honours. These include the Flinders Medal of the Australian Academy of Science in 2000 and the Centenary Medal of the Commonwealth of Australia in 2003. In 2004, David was named as one of Australia’s 100 most influential engineers by Engineers Australia magazine.