New Castle, Delaware, USA. January15, 2013 – TA Instruments is pleased to announce the latest recipient of the “Distinguished Young Rheologist” award: Dr. Randy H. Ewoldt, Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Ewoldt and his group study rheology with a combination of experiment, theory, and an eye toward design based on rheological behavior. Specific materials of interest include polymer gels, yield stress fluids, and suspensions of actively-swimming particles. The research includes development of new rheometry methods that are material-agnostic and therefore applicable to all rheologically-complex materials. Dr. Ewoldt has been an early leader in the fast-growing field of Large Amplitude Oscillatory Shear (LAOS) experiments and has contributed greatly to the understanding of these new measurements.
The recipients of the Distinguished Young Rheology Award are nominated by a group of the most established and respected academic researchers in the field of rheology. This program is designed to help accelerate the research of new academics through grants of rheometer equipment.
“TA recognizes academia as a source of product innovation and research into new materials and applications that continue to grow the rheometer market. Our strong commitment to the academic market has been demonstrated for many years through our Academic Matching Grant program. The Distinguished Young Rheologist award is our newest program in support of our vision to maintain our leading market position through strong partnerships with the academic community” commented Terry Kelly, President of TA Instruments.
TA Instruments congratulates Dr. Ewoldt on this award and wishes him a long and successful career.
TA Instruments – a subsidiary of Waters Corporation (NYSE: WAT) – is the leading manufacturer of analytical instruments for thermal analysis, rheology, and microcalorimetry. The company is headquartered in New Castle, Delaware, USA, and has direct operations in 23 countries.