The winner of the powder rheometer for the most innovative idea has been chosen: John F. Brady from the Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at the California Institute of Technology. In the course of the poster session at the SOR Meeting (Society of Rheology), the best, most creative and interesting application case for rheological investigations on powder was rewarded with a powder rheometer.
John F. Brady from the Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at the California Institute of Technology works with active colloidal particles. He wants to run a chemical reaction within the powder cell and measure the rheological behavior of the base product before and after the reaction (regarding change in jamming behavior). The approach to study the change of powder flow during a chemical reaction is a fairly new one and therefore a good opportunity to support this field of research.
Congratulations and all the best for your future research!
Powder Rheology at the Society of Rheology Meeting
This newly developed device made a big impression at the Society of Rheology Meeting in Baltimore, USA (October 11 to 15, 2015). Many interested visitors took a close look at the powder rheometer system and had the opportunity to discuss individual application cases and also pose general questions to our experts on-site. Over the course of the conference numerous articles like “Humidity-controlled rheology (polymers, foods, adhesives, biomaterials)” and “Rheo-Microscopy (foods)” were published. An extensive program of presentations was on offer, including public presentations to explain rheology to non-experts. At a number of receptions there was the opportunity to network until late in the evening, e.g. at the reception in the Baltimore National Aquarium.