The Ewoldt Research Group
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering


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Teaching

Classroom lecturing, interactions with industry, invited talks, and public outreach.

 

 

 

 

 

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
TAM 251 Introductory Solid Mechanics (2014-Fall)
ME 310 Fundamentals of Fluid Dynamics (2015-Spring, 2013-Fall, 2013-Spring, 2012-Spring)
TAM 598-RE Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics and Rheology (2014-Spring, 2012-Fall)
ME 470 Senior Design Project (project team advisor) (2014-Spring, 2012-Fall)
Art+Design 301 Industrial Design III (collaborative/guest instructor) (2013-Fall, 2012-Fall)

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
ChEn 8102: Principles and Applications of Rheology (guest instructor) (2010-Spring, 2011-Spring)

Beyond
Industry consulting for rheology, complex fluids, fluid mechanics
Outreach: The Rheology Zoo (News Article 1) (News Article 2)
YouTube Channel - Ewoldt Research Group

Short Courses (Rheology, Design)
Fall 2015 - 15th European School on Rheology (Leuven, Belgium)
Summer 2015 - Rheology Short Course (Houston, TX)
Summer 2014 - Rheological Measurements Short Course (Minneapolis, MN)
March 2014 - Modernist Cuisine as Design, co-instructor with Prof. Barry Kudrowitz (Minneapolis, MN)
(Class Blog from the week)
Fall 2013 - LAOS Short Course at the Society of Rheology Annual Meeting (Montreal, Canada)
Fall 2013 - 14th European School on Rheology (Leuven, Belgium)
Summer 2013 - Rheology Short Course (Milford, MA)
Summer 2012 - Rheological Measurements Short Course (Minneapolis, MN)
Summer 2011 - Golden Gate Polymer Forum Rheology Short Course (Mountain View, CA)
Summer 2010 - Rheological Measurements Short Course (Minneapolis, MN)
Summer 2009 - Rheological Measurements Short Course (Minneapolis, MN)

 

Invited Presentations

30. DuPont, Wilmington, DE, “Design with rheologically-complex soft materials,” August 1, 2013

29. The 50th Annual Technical Meeting of the Society of Engineering Science (SES), “Intrinsic Viscosity of Actively Swimming Microalgae Suspensions,” Providence, RI, July 30, 2013

28. Brazilian Society of Rheology (Plenary Lecture), “Low-dimensional amplitude-intrinsic material functions for nonlinear viscoelasticity,” July 10, 2013

27. University of Nevada-Reno, Department of Mechanical Engineering, “Soft bio-rheology of predatory defense gels and micro-swimmer suspensions,” November 16, 2012

26. PepsiCo, Plano, TX, “Rheology, fluid mechanics, and design with complex fluids and soft materials,” September 28, 2012

25. 44th International Symposium on Macromolecules - IUPAC World Polymer Congress, Blacksburg, VA, “Oscillatory shear rheology reveals concurrent softening and stiffening of a polymeric physical gel,” June 26, 2012

24. 3M, Saint Paul, MN, “From wall-climbing robots to new rheological measures: using and describing complex fluids,” June 15, 2012

23. The University of Chicago, The James Franck Institute, Computations in Science Seminar, “Hagfish self-defense: Non-linear rheology of a biopolymer physical gel,” May 30, 2012

22. ExxonMobil, Baytown, TX, “Applications of Large Amplitude Oscillatory Shear (LAOS)”, May 25, 2012

21. ExxonMobil, Clinton, NJ, “Fundamentals of Large Amplitude Oscillatory Shear (LAOS)”, May 24, 2012

20. TA Instruments Users Meeting, New Orleans, LA, “Soft and active biomaterial rheology: microalgae suspensions and self-defense slime gels,” May 1, 2012

19. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Hatsopoulos Microfluids Laboratory, Department of Mechanical Engineering, “Rheology, design, and micro-structured fluids,” April 4, 2012

18. University of Minnesota, Special Seminar in Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, “Bingham and beyond – the pursuit of thixotropic yield stress fluid models,” March 1, 2012

17. University of Wisconsin-Madison, Materials Science Seminar Series, “Soft bio-rheology of predatory defense gels and micro-swimmer suspensions,” February 2, 2012

16. University of Delaware, Dept. of Chemical Engineering & Dept. of Mathematical Science (jointly hosting), “Soft bio-rheology with predatory defense gels and micro-swimmer suspensions,” January 12, 2012

15. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Soft Materials Seminar. “Biorheology with applications: adhesive wall-climbing, bacterial motility, and predatory defense,” September 13, 2011

14. Harvard University, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, “From wall-climbing robots to new rheological measures: using and describing complex fluids,” March 11, 2011

13. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering, “From wall-climbing robots to new rheological measures: using and describing complex fluids,” March 9, 2011

12. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics, “From wall-climbing robots to new rheological measures: using and describing complex fluids,” February 23, 2011

11. University of Minnesota, Department of Mechanical Engineering, “From wall-climbing robots to new rheological measures: using and describing complex fluids,” January 21, 2011

10. University of Wisconsin-Madison, Rheology Research Center, “New measures for characterizing viscoelastic materials using large amplitude oscillatory shear (LAOS) deformation,” October 2, 2010

9. University of Minnesota, Solid Mechanics Seminar, “New measures for characterizing viscoelastic materials using large amplitude oscillatory shear (LAOS) deformation,” March 30, 2010

8. Procter & Gamble, Cincinnati, OH, “New measures for characterizing viscoelastic materials using large amplitude oscillatory shear (LAOS) deformation,” March 16, 2010

7. Nestlé Nutrition R&D Center, Minneapolis, MN, “Rheology Research: Understanding and utilizing complex fluids,” March 8, 2010

6. University of Minnesota, Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics Departmental
Seminar, “Snail robots and complex fluid adhesion with nonlinear viscoelastic materials,” January 22, 2010

5. Iowa State University, Mechanical Engineering Departmental Seminar, “Snail robots and complex fluid adhesion with nonlinear viscoelastic materials,” January 12, 2010

4. Harvard University, Squishy Physics Seminar, “Snail robots, reversible adhesion, and nonlinear viscoelastic materials,” May 6, 2009

3. Cornell University, Machines and Organisms Seminar, “Nonlinear viscoelastic soft materials: bioinspired applications and new characterization measures,” April 23, 2009

2. Biomaterials Symposia at The Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, “Nonlinear viscoelastic biomaterials: meaningful characterization and engineering inspiration,” January 5, 2009

1. Boston University, Biological Physics Group Seminar, “Imitating the rheology of gastropod pedal mucus or Taking cues from nature’s ooze,” February 10, 2006


cornstarch/water mixture demo; a young student demonstrates shear-thickening phenomena

MOVIE: cornstarch_water_demo.mov (1.9 MB)

 

 

 

 


elastic liquid example: high molecular weight
polymer solution (Polyethylene oxide in water)