The Non-Newtonian Club (NNC) is an informal rheology discussion group which provides low-cost, half-day or one-day meetings with the aim of bringing together experienced and not-so-experienced rheologists from industry and academia. PhD students with an interest in rheology are particularly encouraged to attend, as it is you who are the future of our discipline.
Our last and very successful Non Newtonian Club (NNC) meeting was on Tuesday 19th April 2016 at Imperial College London. The theme was the general topic of ‘Rheometry’.
The Non-Newtonian Club is an informal discussion group under the auspices of the BSR, which provides low-cost, informal one-day meetings to provide a forum for industrial and academic rheologists to meet together and to present work in progress. A good mix of speakers from industry and academia is the norm and also for research students working on industrially related projects to present their results. There was no charge for the meeting, as usual.
Prof Geoffrey Maitland (Imperial) presented an extend lecture on "The intriguing world of clay-inorganic nanoparticle suspensions: practical opportunities and theoretical challenges" after the BSR AGM.
Presentation by Prof David Heyes (Imperial College) on Molecular Dynamics computer simulations of confined liquid film tribology
Mr Steve Goodyer (Anton Paar) on Understanding Errors in Rotational Rheometry
Prof Malcolm Mackley (Cambridge) on Fast Filament Stretching of Stuff
Dr Joanna Li-Mayer (Imperial)on the Characterisation and micromechanical modeling of a highly filled hyper-viscoelastic polymeric particulate composite
Mr Andre Zamith Cardoso (Liverpool)on Phase transitions in low molecular weight peptide-based surfactants/hydrogels
Dr Andreas S. Poulos (Imperial)on Orthogonal superposition rheometry of model colloidal glasses
Prof. A Russell Davies (Cardiff)on Derivative Spectroscopy and the Continuous Relaxation Spectrum
Dr Manlio Tassieri (Glasgow) on i-Rheo: Measuring the materials' linear viscoelastic properties 'in a step'!