Rheological Measurements Short Course

Rheological Measurements Short Course

After successful completion of online version of the Rheological Measurements Short Course in 2020, we are happy to be back in-person. The course this year will include lectures by world’s leading experts, on topics that will interest both industry and academia. We will also offer hands-on experience on rheometers where the participants will perform experiments and gain practical insights into the science of rheological measurements.

This intensive short course is designed to give practicing engineers and chemists an understanding of rheology fundamentals, principles of measurements, and applications to problem solving. The extensive course notes will be provided to the participants. In addition to classroom lectures, we will also have lab sessions where the participants will work in small groups with commercial rheometers. The lab sessions will be an important aspect of the course. They will provide an environment in which the students are exposed to various types of rheometers and measurement techniques. The labs sessions are designed to emphasize optimal instrumental techniques, data reduction and interpretation, and case study applications. Some of the application included in the course are: polymer solutions and melts, dispersions, suspensions, gels, foods, colloids, crosslinking systems, biological/biomedical, and process flow applications.

Register online: https://rheology.cems.umn.edu/registration

Start date
Monday, Aug. 15, 2022, 8:20 a.m.
End date
Friday, Aug. 19, 2022, Noon

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities campus