Macosko | Ewoldt | Fuller | Furst | McKinley | Schultz

This three-day short course will cover the rheology of polymers, suspensions, surfactants and biomaterials. The material is designed to give chemists, engineers, formulators, pharmacists, geologists, and food technologists an understanding of rheology fundamentals, principles of measurements, and applications to practical problem solving. Applications are drawn from the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries (proteins, biofilms, and lipids), consumer products, additive manufacturing, materials characterization and polymer processing industries. We are pleased to have assembled an outstanding faculty with extensive experience in teaching rheology and applying it to solving industrial problems. Students will learn optimal measurement techniques, data reduction and interpretation and case study applications in lectures and working sessions with the instructors.

Tuesday, August 17

8:00 AM Registration and coffee
8:30 AM Introduction: Rheology Phenomena, Fundamentals – Macosko
9:45 AM Break
10:00 AM Linear Viscoelasticity – McKinley
11:15 AM Class Introductions
12:00 PM Lunch
12:45 PM LVE data interpretation in small groups
1:15 PM General Viscous Liquid – Ewoldt
2:15 PM Break
2:30 PM Shear Rheometry – Macosko
3:45 PM Break
4:00 PM Suspension Rheology – Furst
5:15 PM Adjourn to mixer

Wednesday, August 18

8:30 AM Nonlinear Viscoelasticity – Ewoldt
9:45 AM Break
10:00 AM Extensional Rheometry – McKinley
11:15 AM Mini Break
11:25 AM Interfacial Rheometry – Fuller
12:15 PM Lunch and “office hours” with faculty
2:00 PM Emulsions, Foams and Surfactants – Fuller
3:15 PM Break
3:30 PM Yield Stress Fluids and Thixotropy (Application to 3D Printing) – Ewoldt
4:45 PM Instrument Demonstrations

Thursday, August 19

8:30 AM Polymer Rheology – McKinley
9:45 AM Break
10:00 AM Microrheometry – Furst
11:00 AM Data Interpretation in Small Groups over Lunch – Ewoldt
1:30 PM Rheology in Polymer Processing and other Complex Flows – Macosko
2:30 PM Break
2:45 PM Hydrogels: Mimicking the Rheology of Human Tissue – Schultz
3:45 PM Break
4:00 PM Rheology in Applied Life Sciences – Fuller
5:00 PM Course Ends (continuing education certificates)
Chris Macosko

Christopher W. Macosko, course organizer and author of a widely used rheology text, is Professor Emeritus of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science at the University of Minnesota. He has aided development of several commercial rheometers and numerous test methods. He collaborates with other faculty in research on nanocomposite, polymer-polymer blends and extrusion processes. 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.

Randy Ewoldt

Randy H. Ewoldt, Associate Professor of Mechanical Science and Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His group studies the rheology of yield stress fluids, polymer gels, and biological materials, develops new rheometry measurement methods, and creates new design tools with application to 3D printing and fire suppression. He received the Metzner Early Career Award from The Society of Rheology and the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). His teaching has been recognized by awards from the Grainger College of Engineering and alumni of the University of Illinois.

Gerald Fuller

Gerald Fuller is the Fletcher Jones Professor of Chemical Engineering at Stanford University. His 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. He received the Bingham Medal of The Society of Rheology and is a member of the National Academy of Engineering.

Eric M. Furst

Eric M. Furst serves as Professor and Department Chair of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Delaware. His research interests include the development of new micro-scale rheology and micromanipulation experiments to study colloidal gels, biomaterial rheology, and applications to biopharmaceuticals. He recently co-authored the book Microrheology for Oxford University Press. Furst is the recipient of the 2013 Soft Matter Lectureship Award, the NASA Exceptional Scientific Achievement Medal, and the University Excellence in Undergraduate Advising and Mentoring Award.

Gareth H. McKinley

Gareth H. McKinley is the School of Engineering Professor of Teaching Innovation in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His research interests include extensional rheometry, microfluidic rheometry and non-Newtonian fluid dynamics. He has aided in the development of several rheological techniques for characterizing the extensional rheology of polymer solutions, micellar liquids and other complex fluids. He received the Bingham Medal of The Society of Rheology in 2013 and the Gold Medal from the British Society of Rheology in 2014 and is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and a Fellow of the Royal Society.

Kelly Schultz

Kelly Schultz is an Associate Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Lehigh University. Her group uses bulk rheology, microrheology and microfluidic devices to study rheological evolution of colloidal and polymeric gel scaffolds. She has developed new techniques to characterize the rheology and structure of microenvironments – cells create within implantable hydrogel scaffolds to enable basic cellular functions. She received the Distinguished Young Rheologist Award from TA Instruments in 2014 and the Libsch Early Career Research Award from Lehigh University in 2019.

Course Location: 

The course will be held at TA Instruments located in New Castle, DE. Parking is available on the premises.
Address: 159 Lukens Dr. New Castle, DE 19720

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Accomodations:

Attendees are responsible for their own hotel arrangements. Early reservations are advised. There is a block of rooms being held at The Westin Wilmington, located at 818 Shipyard Drive, Wilmington, DE 19801. Please reserve a room by Monday, July 19, 2021 (“Cut-off Date” for the rooms being held).

If you’d like to reserve your room by phone please call Marriott Reservations at 1-800-937-8461 on or before Monday, July 19, 2021, to make room reservations. Please identify yourself as part of the TA Instruments group staying at the The Westin Wilmington. Room Rate is $185 per night.

Agenda

Tuesday, August 17

8:00 AM Registration and coffee
8:30 AM Introduction: Rheology Phenomena, Fundamentals – Macosko
9:45 AM Break
10:00 AM Linear Viscoelasticity – McKinley
11:15 AM Class Introductions
12:00 PM Lunch
12:45 PM LVE data interpretation in small groups
1:15 PM General Viscous Liquid – Ewoldt
2:15 PM Break
2:30 PM Shear Rheometry – Macosko
3:45 PM Break
4:00 PM Suspension Rheology – Furst
5:15 PM Adjourn to mixer

Wednesday, August 18

8:30 AM Nonlinear Viscoelasticity – Ewoldt
9:45 AM Break
10:00 AM Extensional Rheometry – McKinley
11:15 AM Mini Break
11:25 AM Interfacial Rheometry – Fuller
12:15 PM Lunch and “office hours” with faculty
2:00 PM Emulsions, Foams and Surfactants – Fuller
3:15 PM Break
3:30 PM Yield Stress Fluids and Thixotropy (Application to 3D Printing) – Ewoldt
4:45 PM Instrument Demonstrations

Thursday, August 19

8:30 AM Polymer Rheology – McKinley
9:45 AM Break
10:00 AM Microrheometry – Furst
11:00 AM Data Interpretation in Small Groups over Lunch – Ewoldt
1:30 PM Rheology in Polymer Processing and other Complex Flows – Macosko
2:30 PM Break
2:45 PM Hydrogels: Mimicking the Rheology of Human Tissue – Schultz
3:45 PM Break
4:00 PM Rheology in Applied Life Sciences – Fuller
5:00 PM Course Ends (continuing education certificates)
Instructors
Chris Macosko

Christopher W. Macosko, course organizer and author of a widely used rheology text, is Professor Emeritus of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science at the University of Minnesota. He has aided development of several commercial rheometers and numerous test methods. He collaborates with other faculty in research on nanocomposite, polymer-polymer blends and extrusion processes. 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.

Randy Ewoldt

Randy H. Ewoldt, Associate Professor of Mechanical Science and Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His group studies the rheology of yield stress fluids, polymer gels, and biological materials, develops new rheometry measurement methods, and creates new design tools with application to 3D printing and fire suppression. He received the Metzner Early Career Award from The Society of Rheology and the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). His teaching has been recognized by awards from the Grainger College of Engineering and alumni of the University of Illinois.

Gerald Fuller

Gerald Fuller is the Fletcher Jones Professor of Chemical Engineering at Stanford University. His 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. He received the Bingham Medal of The Society of Rheology and is a member of the National Academy of Engineering.

Eric M. Furst

Eric M. Furst serves as Professor and Department Chair of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Delaware. His research interests include the development of new micro-scale rheology and micromanipulation experiments to study colloidal gels, biomaterial rheology, and applications to biopharmaceuticals. He recently co-authored the book Microrheology for Oxford University Press. Furst is the recipient of the 2013 Soft Matter Lectureship Award, the NASA Exceptional Scientific Achievement Medal, and the University Excellence in Undergraduate Advising and Mentoring Award.

Gareth H. McKinley

Gareth H. McKinley is the School of Engineering Professor of Teaching Innovation in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His research interests include extensional rheometry, microfluidic rheometry and non-Newtonian fluid dynamics. He has aided in the development of several rheological techniques for characterizing the extensional rheology of polymer solutions, micellar liquids and other complex fluids. He received the Bingham Medal of The Society of Rheology in 2013 and the Gold Medal from the British Society of Rheology in 2014 and is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and a Fellow of the Royal Society.

Kelly Schultz

Kelly Schultz is an Associate Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Lehigh University. Her group uses bulk rheology, microrheology and microfluidic devices to study rheological evolution of colloidal and polymeric gel scaffolds. She has developed new techniques to characterize the rheology and structure of microenvironments – cells create within implantable hydrogel scaffolds to enable basic cellular functions. She received the Distinguished Young Rheologist Award from TA Instruments in 2014 and the Libsch Early Career Research Award from Lehigh University in 2019.

Location & Accommodations

Course Location: 

The course will be held at TA Instruments located in New Castle, DE. Parking is available on the premises.
Address: 159 Lukens Dr. New Castle, DE 19720

View in Google Maps

 

Accomodations:

Attendees are responsible for their own hotel arrangements. Early reservations are advised. There is a block of rooms being held at The Westin Wilmington, located at 818 Shipyard Drive, Wilmington, DE 19801. Please reserve a room by Monday, July 19, 2021 (“Cut-off Date” for the rooms being held).

If you’d like to reserve your room by phone please call Marriott Reservations at 1-800-937-8461 on or before Monday, July 19, 2021, to make room reservations. Please identify yourself as part of the TA Instruments group staying at the The Westin Wilmington. Room Rate is $185 per night.

For more information or questions about the event, please contact Ryan Forbes at rforbes@tainstruments.com or 856-266-4546.

Registration & Fees

Early registration: $1500 (by August 2)
Standard Registration: $1800
Academic Registration: $1200 ($1000 by August 2)

This event will only be held in person.

Due to health and safety considerations enrollment is limited. CDC and Delaware state guidelines will be observed. Registrations are accepted on a first come, first served basis. This course was filled the last time it was offered.