Here is a fascinating video!
Our new MCR 302 rheometer was installed this week, and we were all trained in how to use it by Jean-Francois and Melina. Here’s Nirosh having a close look at the instrument.
I had great visits to Georgia Tech last week and Queen’s the week before. This week will probably be interesing, but less fun: I am going to Brock University in St. Catherines, Ontario to evaluate a proposal for a new Master’s program in Materials Science.
More exciting is the news that our new rheometer will be installed in the lab this week! I’ve been looking forward to this for while.
More travel this week: I am going to Georgia Tech in Atlanta to give a talk on “Restricted diffusion in soft materials.”
I am heading to Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario today. I will be giving a colloquium there tomorrow on “Impact Cratering in Granular Media”. I did my M.Sc. at Queen’s a couple (!) of years ago, so I am looking forward to my visit.
Fourth-year students Rob Cianfarani and Adam Fortais give talks on their honors thesis projects this week. Adam talked about his work on developing a non-Newtonian blood mimicking fluid, which was co-supervised by John de Bruyn ad Tammy Poepping. Rob talked about his analysis of neutron scattering data on hydrogels made from polymer blends. His project was co-supervised by John and Jeff Hutter. Congratulations to both on finishing your theses and on your nice talks!
M.Sc. student Cameron Hopkins learned today that he has been awarded an NSERC postgraduate scholarship! A well-deserved honor, Cameron! Congratulations!