Congratulations to Arif on our recent collaborative paper with Liu et al. “Dynamic Remodeling of Covalent Networks via Ring-Opening Metathesis Polymerization” DOI link
Led by the Moore Group (UIUC, Chemistry), we report a fascinating system which reversibly changes from solid polymer network to liquid monomers, and back again, controlled by temperature. Rheology helps to characterize and understand the reversible process.
The ability to “remodel” a material is used throughout biology for resiliency and maintenance. Our work here represents a promising candidate for a synthetic engineered material that can remodel itself.
Samya Sen has been awarded a PPG-MRL Graduate Research Assistantship. This is a competitive award that will support his research goals to understand how rheologically-complex fluids stick, splash, and coat surfaces upon impact.
Read more about this year’s awardees.
Reaching out to the industries where rheology is important, Prof. Ewoldt (along with Prof. Gareth McKinley (MIT) and Prof. Vivek Sharma (UIC)) recently presented an Advanced Technology Webinar to members of The Adhesive and Sealant Council. Prof. Ewoldt presented work on “Rheological unicorns: mapping and designing extensible yield-stress fluids.” Event information here.
Prof. Ewoldt will again contribute to the Rheological Measurements Short Course at the University of Minnesota. Lead by Prof. Chris Macosko, it will be held August 12-17, 2018. Registration info here.
Congratulations, Dr. Schuh!
Congratulations, Dr. Nelson!
Prof. Ewoldt will receive the 2018 Collins Award for Innovative Teaching from the College of Engineering
MechSE news article
Ashwin’s article was identified as one of the ten highest-cited papers from 2015-16 in the Journal of Rheology:
Bharadwaj, N.A., R.H. Ewoldt, “Constitutive model fingerprints in medium-amplitude oscillatory shear,” Journal of Rheology, 59(2), 557-592 (2015) DOI link
(MechSE news article)
May 16-18, 2017, Irvine, CA
Macosko | Ewoldt | Fuller | McKinley