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 days, Monday through Thursday, with optional Sunday evening (June 19) and Friday morning (June 24) sessions.