in Miskolc-Lillafüred, Hungary, 7-11 October, 2019.


Academician Prof. Valery KULICHIKHIN

Head of the Polymer Rheology Laboratory at Institute of Petrochemical Synthesis of Russian Academy of Sciences and Lomonosov Moscow State University

Valery Kulichikhin was born in Stavropol region of Russia on 01.10.1941. He has passed through the Mendeleev University of Chemical Technology (Moscow) in 1965. From 1965 until 1986 his affiliation was the Institute of Chemical Fibers (Mytischi town in Moscow region). Beginning with 1986 he was elected on position of the head of Polymer Rheology lab. of the Institute of Petrochemical Synthesis, Russian Academy of Sciences. Simultaneously, he engages a position of professor in Lomonosov Moscow State University. Academician Professor Kulichikhin is owner or co-owner of several patents in petrochemical and polymer and author of more than 400 papers in Russian and international journals and participant of numerous international conferences. His research interest is focusing on polymer physical chemistry, colloid chemistry, rheology, polymer processing and fiber spinning. He is Editorial board member of several scientific journal including RHEOLOGY.
At ic-rmm4 Academician Prof. Valery KULICHIKHIN will give a Plenary talk on:
"Rheology and Modeling of Polymers"
Professor Mônica NACCACHE

Head and Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Pontifícia Universidade Católica, Rio de Janeiro

BS (1986), MS (1989), and DSc (1993) in Mechanical Engineering, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio). Presently Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at PUC-Rio, Brazil. Research Fellow of the Brazilian Government Agency CNPq, rank (1-D). President of the Brazilian Society of Rheology (www.sbreologia.com.br). Adjoint Professor of the Department of Macromolecular Science and Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, USA, since 12/2016. Visiting Professor at the University of British Columbia (Canada), 2007-2008. President of the Committee for the creation of the Undergraduate course of Petroleum Engineering at PUC-Rio (2004). Has experience in the areas of fluid mechanics, rheology, and heat transfer, acting mainly in the following subjects: numerical simulation of flows of non-Newtonian fluids, thixotropy, elasto-viscoplastic materials, rheometry, and liquid-liquid displacement flows. Cooperates with industrial partners since the 90’s, including Petrobras and Shell. Participate of the GReo (Rheology Group) at PUC-Rio, a research group sponsored by Industry and Government agencies involving around 40 people including faculty, researchers, technicians, and students.
At ic-rmm4 Professor Mônica NACCACHE will give a Plenary talk on:
"Yield stress fluids in the oil industry"
PD Dr. Ulrich A. Handge

Head of Department Material Characterisation and Processing, Institute of Polymer Research
Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht - Geesthacht
Ulrich Handge studied mathematics and physics at the University of Freiburg im Breisgau (Germany) where he also received his PhD degree under the supervision of Professor Alexander Blumen in 2000. From 2001 to 2008, he was post-doctoral student and lecturer in the Polymer Physics Group of Professor Hans Christian Öttinger in the Institute of Polymers at ETH Zürich (Switzerland). Then he became research associate in the Department of Polymer Engineering (Director Professor Volker Altstädt) at the University of Bayreuth in Germany (habilitation in 2012). Since 2011 Ulrich Handge is Head of the Department “Material Characterisation and Processing” of the Institute of Polymer Research (Director Professor Volker Abetz) at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht (Germany). Since 2019 he is President of the German Rheological Society. The research of Dr. Handge is devoted to the physics of polymers and polymer processing. His scientific publications comprise theoretical and experimental studies. The PhD dissertation of Dr. Handge was devoted to the statistical aspects of the fracture of coatings and surface layers. A variety of his publications discusses the rheological properties of blends of immiscible polymers and nanocomposites, in particular the increase of elasticity caused by the interfacial tension in two-phase polymer blends. The preparation of polymer membranes using the non-solvent induced phase inversion process and foam processing as well as ageing of polymer membranes are part of his current research activities.
At ic-rmm4 PD Dr. Ulrich A. Handge will give a Plenary talk on:
"Rheological properties of polymer solutions and melts for membrane fabrication"
Professor Shi-Qing Wang

Kumho Professor of Polymer Science, University of Akron

Shi-Qing Wang obtained his bachelor’s degree in physics from Wuhan University in China and participated in China-US Physics Examination and Application (CUSPEA) to enroll in graduate study in the US in 1982. After acquiring PhD in physics from University of Chicago in 1987 and two years of postdoctoral training at University of California, Los Angeles, as an assistant professor he joined the Macromolecular Science and Engineering Department of Case Western Reserve University in fall 1989 and was promoted to full professor in 1998. In fall 2000, he moved to Department of Polymer Science at University of Akron. Shi-Qing Wang devoted the first half of his career to the establishment of phenomenological and conceptual foundation for nonlinear rheology of polymeric materials. His nearly three decade efforts culminated in the 2018 publication of Nonlinear Polymer Rheology: Macroscopic phenomenology and Molecular foundation by Wiley. Since 2011, he started to turn his attention to polymeric materials in solid state, beginning with glassy polymers to search for a molecular level explanation for why polystyrene is brittle and bisphenol A polycarbonate is ductile at room temperature. Today the answer can be found in his 2014 J. Chem. Phys. publication. More recently, his group has embarked on the third episode in the saga toward a comprehensive understanding of molecular mechanics of polymers in all their states to address ductility of semicrystalline polymers. Shi-Qing Wang was elected Fellow of American Physical Society in 1997 and Fellow of American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2014.
At ic-rmm4 Professor Shi-Qing Wang will give a Plenary talk on:
"Unique aspects of rheology and mechanics of polymeric materials"
Professor Maria Teresa CIDADE

Professor at the Polymeric and Mesomorphic Materials Group
Faculty of Sciences and Technology, New University of Lisbon
Maria Teresa Cidade graduated in Chemical Engineering (IST/Technical University of Lisbon,1983) and obtained a PhD from Faculty of Sciences and Technology, New University of Lisbon (FCT-UNL,1994). In 2006 she was appointed with the Habilitation in Polymer Engineering. Currently, she is Assistant Professor with Habilitation at Materials Science Department (DCM) of the Faculty of Sciences and Technology of the New University of Lisbon (FCT/UNL). She is the Coordinator of the Polymeric and Mesomorphic Materials Group of DCM, Coordinator of the Rheology Sub-Group of the Soft and Bifunctional Materials Group of the Materials Research Centre (Cenimat) of DCM, Coordinator of the Doctoral Program in Materials Science and Engineering and Coordinator of FCT/UNL in the Doctoral Program in Advanced Materials and Processing, a Doctoral Program in Association with six other Portuguese Universities: Lisbon, Coimbra, Beira Interior, Aveiro, Porto and Minho, supported by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology. She is the President of the Portuguese Society of Rheology and Associate Editor of Physica Scripta (IOP) and member of the Editorial Board of Fluids (MDPI). Her main scientific interests are: Rheology (including electrorheology and rheo-optics) of complex systems (polymers and polymeric base systems, liquid crystals, nanocomposites, biomaterials, building materials, etc.) Mechanical characterization of polymers and polymer composites. Polymer processing.
At ic-rmm4 Professor Maria Teresa CIDADE will give a Plenary talk on:
"Rheology of hydraulic lime grouts for conservation of stone masonry"
Professor Mario MINALE

Professor Department of Engineering
University of Campania "Luigi Vanvitelli", Aversa (CE)
Mario Minale graduated in Chemical Engineering at University Federico II of Naples where he also got his PhD. He was the recipient of 3 undergraduate awards and 2 laurea dissertation prizes. After a post Doc at the Katholieke University of Leuven (Belgium) he joined the University of Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”. In 1998 he was the recipient of the young researcher award for the best presentation at GRICU Conference, and in 2008 he was nominated for the American Chemical Society award: “Langmuir Lectureship”. He is member of: The International Committee of Rheology – ICR; The European Society of Rheology Committee; The executive board of the Italian Society of Rheology – SIR. Mario Minale is author of more than 120 publications on international Journals, books and on proceedings or books of abstracts of scientific conferences. In the last years, his activity mainly focused on transport phenomena and non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics. In particular he studied the polymer blends both experimentally and theoretically; the stress-induced demixing of a polymer solution by means of a new reformulation two-fluid theory. More recently Mario Minale investigated the flow of Newtonian and non-Newtonian fluids through a porous medium with a new technique based on rheological measurements and he modelled the problem leading to a new boundary condition at the interface between a porous medium and a free fluid. This approach allowed defining a correct way to use rough geometries in rheometrical measurements. Also the suspensions attracted his interest both experimentally and numerically. Finally, He studied the asfaltenic crude oils with special interest on the relation between composition and rheology and on the effect of solvent addition on the asphaltene-microstructure
At ic-rmm4 Professor Mario MINALE will give a Plenary talk on:
"Flow of non-Newtonian fluids through and over a porous medium: A rheological approach"


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