POLYMER RHEOLOGY & PROCESSING WORKSHOP

Workshop Details

Gerald Fuller


is the Fletcher Jones Professor of Chemical Engineering at Stanford University. Professor Fuller's research has centered on three areas of rheology: optical rheometry, extensional rheology, and interfacial rheology. This experimental effort has been aimed at a wide range of soft materials that includes polymer solutions and melts, liquid crystals, suspensions, and surfactants. Recent applications are linked to biological materials. Professor Fuller received the Bingham Award from The Society of Rheology and is a member of the National Academy of Engineering.

Christopher W. Macosko


Author of a widely used rheology text, is professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science at the University of Minnesota. He has aided development of several commercial rheometers and numerous test methods. His group currently conducts research in polymer-polymer blends, polymer nanocomposites, and the rheology of reacting systems. He has received awards from AIChE and SPE, the Bingham Medal of The Society of Rheology and is a member of the National Academy of Engineering.

12th April | Day One

8:30 Registration
9:00 1. Introduction: Key Phenomena, Material Functions | Macosko
10:00 2. Linear Viscoelasticity | Fuller
11:00 Coffee Break
11:30 3. Microstructural Basis of Viscoelasticity | Fuller
12:30 4. LVE class exercise | Fuller - Macosko class introductions
13:00 Lunch
14:00 5. General Viscous Liquid | Macosko
15:00 6. Shear Rheometry | Macosko
16:00 Coffee Break
17:00 7. Microstructural Basis of Shear Thinning, Thickening | Fuller

13th April | Day Two

8:30 8. Nonlinear Viscoelasticity | Macosko
9:30 9. Extensional Rheometry | Fuller
10:30 Coffee Break
11:00 10. Microstructural Basis of Nonlinear Phenomena | Fuller
12:00 11. Polymer Processing | Macosko
13:00 Lunch
14:00 12. Yield Stress, Flocculated Dispersions | Macosko
15:00 13. Interfacial Rheology | Fuller
16:00 Coffee Break
16:30 14. Gels and Biorheology | Fuller - Macosko

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