The 7th Pacific Rim Conference on Rheology June 10 (Sun) - 15 (Fri), 2018
Phoenix Jeju, Jeju, Korea
Plenary Speakers

Plenary Speakers

(in alphabetic order)
Tadashi INOUE
Osaka University, Japan

*Title (Tentative):
Recent Progress of Rheo-optical Studies on Viscoelastic Properties of Polymeric Systems
* Tadashi INOUE
(Osaka University, Japan)

Tadashi INOUE is a professor in the Department of Macromolecular Science, Graduate School of Science at Osaka University. After getting Ph.D in Kyoto University in 1988, he did postdoctoral work on molecular dynamics of block copolymer solution with T. Hashimoto at Kyoto University (1988-1989). He worked as an assistant professor (1989-2000) for K. Osaki and as an associate professor (2000-2006) for H. Watanabe, at Institute for Chemical Research, Kyoto University. In 2007, he was promoted as a full professor in Osaka University.
He has extensive experience in rheo-optics, particularly dynamic birefringence, in addition to conventional rheological measurements. His unique technique using simultaneous measurements of stress and birefringence has been utilized for various topics, including viscoelastic properties of polymers around the glass transition zone, molecular dynamics of bottlebrush like poly(macromonomers), rheology of microphase-separated block copolymer solutions, and nanosilica filled rubber.
Alan Jeffrey GIACOMIN
Queen's University, Canada
*Title (Tentative):
Exploiting Large-Amplitude Oscillatory Shear Flow
* Alan Jeffrey GIACOMIN
(Queen's University, Canada)

Dr. Giacomin is Professor of Chemical Engineering and of Mechanical and Materials Engineering at Queen's University at Kingston in Canada where he holds the title of Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Rheology. Born in Kingston, Professor Giacomin graduated high school on the island of Montreal. He earned his bachelor's and master's degrees in Chemical Engineering from Queen's University in Kingston, before joining the Research Division at DuPont Canada. He then earned a PhD in Chemical Engineering from McGill University under Professor John Dealy, his thesis titled "A Sliding Plate Melt Rheometer Incorporating a Shear Stress Transducer." He joined the Mechanical Engineering faculty at Texas A&M University. He has been Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Wisconsin, where for twenty years he chaired its Rheology Research Center. He has held visiting professorships at McGill University, the University of Sherbrooke, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, the Paris School of Mines, the National University of Singapore, Chung Yuan University near Taipei, Yunlin University, in southern Taiwan, and Shandong University in mainland China. He married Marie, and they have a son David, and daughter, Caroline. David is a civil engineer, and Caroline, a chemical engineer. He speaks English, French and some Mandarin Chinese. His hobbies: Chinese characters, expert witnessing for products liability and patent litigation, and his passions are cycling and ice hockey. He is President of the Canadian Society of Rheology, and a former President of The Society of Rheology. Giacomin serves as sole Editor-in-Chief of Physics of Fluids.
Monash University, Australia

*Title (Tentative):
The Dynamics of Polymer Solutions at Finite Concentrations
(Monash University, Australia)

Ravi JAGADEESHAN is a Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Monash University. Prior to his appointment at Monash in 2001, Professor Jagadeeshan was at the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras as an Associate Professor. After the completion of his PhD in 1989 on the mechanics of granular materials at the Indian Institute of Science, he did postdoctoral work on polymer solution rheology with R. A. Mashelkar at the National Chemical Laboratory in India (1990-1991), on sand pile dynamics with Professor S. F. Edwards at the Cavendish Laboratory in Cambridge (1991-1993), and on polymer solution rheology with Professor H. C. Öttinger at ETH Zürich (1993-1994). He received an Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship in 1999, which he took up at the Techno-Mathematik Department at the University of Kaiserlautern. He served as the President of the Australian Society of Rheology between 2006 and 2008. He is currently the Australian representative on the International Committee on Rheology, and the Editor-in- Chief of the Korea-Australia Rheology Journal.
Chongyoup KIM
Korea University, Korea
*Title (Tentative):
Inkjet Printing of Rheologically Complex Fluids
* Chongyoup KIM
(Korea University, Korea)

Chongyoup Kim is a Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at Korea University. He was a professor at the Department of Polymer Engineering at Chungnam National University until he joined the faculty of Korea University in 2001. He was a senior researcher at Korea Institute of Energy and Resources between 1985 and 1988. He graduated from Seoul National University as BS in 1977 and MS in 1979. He obtained Ph.D. from Princeton University in 1983 and remained one more year in Princeton as a research associate. He has been publishing papers in the rheology and non-Newtonian fluid mechanics of suspensions and polymer solutions, bubble dynamics, nanofluids and interfacial hydrodynamics. He serves as the Co-Editor of the Korea-Australia Rheology Journal and one of the Editors of Korean Journal of Chemical Engineering.
Paulo Roberto de Souza MENDES
PUC-Rio, Brazil
*Title (Tentative):
Mechanical Behavior of Time-dependent Elasto-visco-plastic Materials
* Paulo Roberto de Souza MENDES
(PUC-Rio, Brazil)

BS (1976) and MS (1979) in Mechanical Engineering, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), and PhD in Mechanical Engineering (minor in Fluid Mechanics), University of Minnesota (1982). Presently Professor of Mechanical Engineering at PUC-Rio. Research Fellow of the Brazilian Government Agency CNPq, highest rank (1-A) and Scientist of the Rio de Janeiro State, (Faperj). Full member of the Brazilian National Academy of Engineering, and founder of the Brazilian Society of Rheology ( Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics (Elsevier), member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the International Journal of Non-Linear Mechanics (Elsevier), and Honorary Member of the Editorial Board of Advances in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (Ruse). Member of the Scientific Council of the International Centre for Heat and Mass Transfer. Visiting Professor at the University of Minnesota (Chemical Engineering), 1991-1993. Visiting Professor at Stanford University (Chemical Engineering), 2011.
Visiteur Scientifique at IFP Energies Nouvelles, 2012-1013. Has experience in the areas of fluid mechanics, rheology, and heat and mass transfer, acting mainly in the following subjects: flows of non-Newtonian fluids, constitutive equations, thixotropy, elasto-viscoplastic materials, rheometry, and liquid-liquid and gas-liquid displacement flows. Since the 80's cooperates intensively with industrial partners including Petrobras, Vale, CSN (Brazilian National Steel Manufacturing Company), Shell, Statoil, Sinochem. Is the founder and head of the GReo (Rheology Group) at PUC-Rio, a research group sponsored by Industry and Government agencies involving about 40 people-faculty, rsearchers, technicians, students.
Carnegie Mellon University, USA

*Title (Tentative):
Connecting Rheology to the Nanoscale Structure of Block Copolymer Solution based Nanocomposites
* Lynne WALKER
(Carnegie Mellon University, USA)

Lynn M. Walker is a Professor of Chemical Engineering and both Chemistry (by courtesy) and Materials Science & Engineering (by courtesy) at Carnegie Mellon University. She holds a B.S. degree from the University of New Hampshire and a Ph.D. from the University of Delaware, both in chemical engineering. She was an NSF International Postdoctoral Fellow at the Katholieke Universiteit in Leuven, Belgium before joining Carnegie Mellon University in 1997. Her research focuses on quantifying the coupling between flow behavior and flow-induced microstructure in complex fluids. Current research focuses in two directions; quantifying the influence of flow on self-assembled nanostructures and controlling transport to complex fluid-fluid interfaces. She is the recipient of the DuPont Young Faculty Research Grant and an NSF CAREER award. She has twice been recognized for teaching by receiving the Kun Li Award for Excellence in Education from the Department of Chemical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, is the 2016 recipient of the Lazarus Award for Mentoring from CMU and the 2015 WIC Mentorship Excellence Award from AIChE. She is Editor-in-Chief of Rheologica Acta and serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Rheology, Journal of Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics, Langmuir and Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research. She is a member of the E&PS technical advisory board at Dow Chemical, and a fellow of both AIChE and the Society of Rheology.
Sichuan University, China

*Title (Tentative):
A Novel Rotation Extrusion Rheometer
(Sichuan University, China)

Prof. Qi Wang received her PhD degree from Sichuan University, China in June, 1989.She did two years postdoc research in Laval University, Canada from Dec. 1989- March 1992. In 2017, she was elected as academician of China Engineering Academy. Her research interests are mainly focused on novel technologies for preparation and processing of polymer materials, environment-friendly polymer materials. She has published 360journal papers, 280 conference papers and 45 authorized patents, and awarded several prizes from the State Council of China, Ministry of Education of China, etc.

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