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Rheological Measurements Short Course

Application to Polymers, Dispersions and Processing

Minnesota’s Rheological Measurements Short Course will be held August 12-17, 2018. Registration is not yet open, but will be soon.

Director: Professor Chris Macosko
August 12 - 17, 2018

Rheological Measurements is an intensive short course at the University of Minnesota. It is designed to give practicing engineers and chemists an understanding of rheology fundamentals, principles of measurements, and applications to problem solving.

Hands-on experience with commercial rheometers is provided. Emphasis is on optimal instrumental techniques, data reduction and interpretation, and case study applications. Included are: polymer solutions and melts, dispersions (suspensions), gels, foods, colloids, crosslinking systems, biological/biomedical, microfluidic, and process flow applications.

Extensive course notes are provided. For additional information, attendees may wish to purchase Professor Chris Macosko's book: "Rheology: Principles, Measurements and Applications".

The course is four and a half days, from 8AM Monday morning to 11AM Friday morning, with optional Sunday evening (August 12) and Tuesday evening sessions, and a Thursday evening banquet.

Course Features and Benefits

  • Small group laboratory sessions

  • Limited enrollment to optimize learning

  • Faculty and staff work closely with attendees

  • Use of Polymer Characterization Facility Rheology Lab instruments