Our paper on “Rheology and structure of poly(vinyl alcohol)-poly(ethylene glycol) blends during aging,” by Nan Yang, John de Bruyn, and Jeff Hutter, has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Rheology. Nan finished her Ph.D. in our group in 2011, and this paper is based on part of her Ph.D. work. Nan now works as a research scientist with Unilever in Shanghai, China.
Noble Laureate Klaus von Klitzing visited Western this week to give the Physics and Astronomy Department’s annual Laird Lecture. Here is a photo of John chatting with Dr. von Klitzing and Chris Essex (Applied Math) at the reception before the talk. Photo by Henry Leparskas.
At our group meeting today Adam will lead a discussion of a paper on the rheology of blood: Blood Rheology and Hemodynamics, by Baskurt and Meiselman, Sem. Thrombosis Hemostasis 29, 435 (2003). The meeting is at 2:30 in PAB 26.
We welcome Adam Fortais to our group. Adam will be doing a 4th year thesis project about the rheological behavior of blood-mimicking fluids under the supervision of John de Bruyn and Tamie Poepping.
Here is a nice photo of our group taken before our group meeting a couple of weeks ago. Left to right: Brian Duong, Yang Liu, John de Bruyn, Maryam Mozaffari, Cameron Hopkins, Grace Ge, and Saied Sorkhou. Unfortunately Lizzy Davenport, Masha Goiko, and Huiyao Chen were not present. Photo by Peter Frank.
It is the start of another new school year. Thanks to Lizzy, Brian, and Saied for their excellent work over the summer, and welcome to new M.Sc. student Nirosh!