Dr. Saad Khan
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
CHE 596-602 Polymer Rheology and Processing
3 Credit Hours
This introductory course is designed to offer a broad overview of rheological principles. Prior knowledge in the subject is not required and participants from any discipline are welcome. The course content will have three components: general principles, experimental methods, and applications. The last part will focus on specific systems (e.g. suspensions, foams, gels, coatings, etc.). Major experimental techniques will be discussed, and, participants having taken this course will be familiar with the peculiar flow characteristics of complex systems, be able to quantify Non-Newtonian fluids and be able to interpret /design rheological experiments. Unlike traditional engineering courses that focus on mathematical solutions, the emphasis will be on interpreting physical situations, analyzing/examining experimental results and designing/proposing methods and experiments to probe fundamental hypothesis.