Boris Stoeber

Boris Stoeber

Professor and Associate Head of Teaching

P.Eng., Tier 2 CRC in Microfluidics and Sensing Technology, M.Sc. (TU Darmstadt, Germany), M.Sc. (EC Lyon, France), Ph.D. (UC Berkeley)

phone: (604) 827-5907
website:  Stoeber Lab
office: KAIS 3112

Research Interests

My research has an experimental emphasis with a focus on soft matter and sensing technology. We characterize the flow physics of complex fluids, often at small length scales, as well as soft solids. We develop sensing technology with applications to the environment and the medical field. Related work includes microoptical devices, the development of functional materials and fabrication processes for sensors and actuators. Current research activities include the following areas:

  • Complex Fluids
  • Poroelasticity
  • Microneedles
  • Needle Puncture
  • Sensing Technology
  • Microoptical Systems

Selected Publications

  • Liu, N.J. Balmforth, B. Stoeber, S.I. Green, “Impingement of a circular liquid jet on a moving wall”, Physical Review Fluids, vol. 8, no. 9, art. 094101, 2023.
  • M.-J. Weir Weiss, P. Shrestha, R. Basak, B. Stoeber, “Poroelastic behavior of skin tissue in response to pressure driven flow”, Physics of Fluids, vol. 35, no. 8, art. 081902, 2023.
  • H. S. Park and B. Stoeber, “Semi-reflective visor-based compact head-worn light field display,” Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, vol. 33, no. 5, art. 055006, 2023.
  • M. Iapichino, H. Maibach, B. Stoeber, “Quantification methods comparing in vitro and in vivo percutaneous permeation by microneedles and passive diffusion”, International Journal of Pharmaceutics, vol. 638, art. 122885, 2023.
  • A. Rostami, B. Stoeber, S.I. Green, “Experimental Investigation of Substrate Roughness Effects on High-Acceleration Film Splitting”, Experiments in Fluids, vol. 63, no. 11, art. 176, 2022.
  • X. Liu, S.I. Green, B. Stoeber, N.J. Balmforth, “Flow of a Shallow Film over a Moving Surface”, Physics of Fluids, vol. 34, no. 8, art. 083602, 2022.
  • J. Lozano and B. Stoeber, “Fabrication and Characterization of a Microneedle Array Electrode with Flexible Backing for Biosignal Monitoring”, Biomedical Microdevices, vol. 23, no. 4, art. 53, 2021.
  • M. Jalaal, B. Stoeber, N.J. Balmforth, “Spreading of viscoplastic droplets,” Journal of Fluid Mechanics, vol. 914, A21, 2021.
  • L. Wu, P. Shrestha, M. Iapichino, Y. Cai, B. Kim, B. Stoeber, “Characterization Method for Calculating Diffusion Coefficient of Drug from polylactic acid (PLA) Microneedles into The Skin,” Journal of Drug Delivery Science and Technology, vol. 61, art. 102192, 2021.
  • P. Shrestha, B. Stoeber, “Imaging fluid injections into soft biological tissue to extract permeability model parameters, Physics of Fluids, vol. 32, art. 011905, 2020.


  • B. Stoeber, R.K. Sivamani and H.I. Maibach, Microneedling in Clinical Practice, CRC Press, 2020.

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