Travis & Alison Water (white) rinsing PAM (blue)

Complex Fluids and Soft Solids Laboratory

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News and Updates

  • 2017.07.14 Presentation: We will be giving three talks (1,2,3) and one poster (1) at the 2017 AIChE Annual Meeting in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
  • 2017.06.12 Presentation: We will be giving three talks (1,2,3) and one poster at The Society of Rheology 89th Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado.
  • 2016.06.05 Defense: Oldenkamp, H.F. Phase study and rheological evaluation of the gelation of xanthan gum with chromium (III) nitrate. UHC thesis, OSU (2017).
  • 2017.04.17 Publication: K.A. Marshall, A.M. Liedtke, A.H. Todt, T.W. Walker. Extensional Rheometry with a Handheld Mobile Device. Exp. Fluids. 58, 6 (2017).
  • 2017.03.16 Defense: K.A. Marshall. Extensional Characterization of Weakly-Viscoelastic Fluids: Methods & Applications. M.S. thesis, Oregon State University (2017).
  • 2017.03.16 Defense: A. Srivastava. Investigating the Effect of Tetrahydrofuran (THF) Plasticizer on the Crystallization and Solvent Seaming of PET/NPG Copolymer Films. M.S. thesis, Oregon State University (2017).
  • 2017.01.24 Grant: NSF CBET PMP. PI: T.W. Walker. "CAREER: Engineering Designer Composite Materials -- Magnetically Controlling Filler Alignment of Oblate Spheroids in Novel Thermoset Metamaterials," $548,491. 2017.04.01-2022.03.31. [Link]
  • 2016.12.09 Presentation: We will be giving one talk (1) at The Society of Rheology 88th Annual Meeting in Tampa, Florida.
  • 2016.12.02 Publication: Sylman, J.L., U. Daalkhaijav, Y. Zhang, E.M. Gray, P.A. Farhang, T.T. Chu, J. Zilberman-Rudenko, C. Puy, E.I. Tucker, S.A. Smith, J.H. Morrissey, T.W. Walker, X.L. Nan, A. Gruber, O.J.T. McCarty. Differential roles for the coagulation factors XI and XII in regulating the physical biology of fibrin. Ann. Biomed. Eng. 1 (2016).