Dear Friends and Colleagues,
We are happy to announce the next edition of the workshop: Viscoplastic Fluids from Theory to Application. Please save the date:
Viscoplastic Fluids Workshop (VPF 9)
October 8-12, 2023
The Allerton Park & Retreat Center
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC)
Format and history: A small, intellectually stimulating, single-track technical program along with time for engaged discussions on topics relevant to viscoplastic fluids. This is the 9th installment in the VPF series and the first time being hosted in the USA.
Location: The Allerton Park & Retreat Center is part of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. The retreat center includes a mansion with beautiful formal gardens, pristine natural areas, 1,500 acres of woodland and prairie areas, and 14 miles of hiking trails. https://allerton.illinois.edu/
Timing & Travel: Starting with an evening reception on Sunday Oct 8 and ending just before lunch on Thursday Oct 12, 2023. Fly to Chicago O’Hare (or Champaign-Urbana) from anywhere in the world.
Registration and cost:
Registration is open for the Viscoplastic Fluids Workshop (VPF 9), which involves a single-track technical program with time for engaged discussions on topics relevant to viscoplastic yield-stress fluids. This is the 9th installment in the VPF series and the first time being hosted in the USA.
Fundamental and applied contributions are invited and we expect a diverse range of represented disciplines covering a range of mathematical and microstructural perspectives motivated by applications such as direct ink writing additive manufacturing, injectable biomedical hydrogels, material characterization, recyclable plastics, sustainable foods, geophysics, flow batteries, and more.
On-site lodging and all meals are included in full registration, creating a retreat-style setting that enables reflection, discussion, and scholarly engagement with other participants. The program will be hosted at the Allerton mansion with beautiful formal gardens, pristine natural areas, 1,500 acres of woodland and prairie areas, and 14 miles of hiking trails.
Questions? Contact the organizers at: [email protected]
RANDY H EWOLDT
Alexander Rankin Professor, Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering, UIUC
SIMON A ROGERS
Associate Professor & Gunsalus Scholar, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, UIUC
Beckman Postdoctoral Fellow, Beckman Institute, UIUC