The School of Physics at Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra, in collaboration with industrial partner “Anton Paar Pvt. Ltd, Gurgaon, Haryana”, organized a national “Webinar on Rheology”. “Rheology” is concerned with the measurement and characterization of flow properties of viscoelastic liquids, polymers and their mixtures and blends. The meeting was conducted in virtual mode via the Webex Meet platform with huge participation of over 200 attendees from both Academia and Industry.
The meeting started with the introduction of the webinar theme, and the speaker by the event coordinator, Dr. Jitendra Sharma. The keynote address was delivered by an eminent speaker and an Application Specialist at Anton Paar India – Mr. Mayank Varshney, an alumni of IIT Patna with expertise in polymer rheology and characterization for solving processing issues like melt fracture, sharkskin and die-swell problems.
The speaker has delivered several training sessions and presentations on several aspects of rheology such as powder rheology, DMTA, Smart fluids, etc., at premier institutions and industrial forums. The webinar, in particular, offered an excellent opportunity for the faculty and students of SMVDU to learn the tools and techniques of materials characterization and research involving rheology.
During the session the students were also exposed to virtual experiments and live demonstration of the measurement capabilities of rheometer, data acquisition and analysis methodology. The session concluded with a brief interaction of the speaker with the participants of the webinar. The resource person comprehensively answered to all the queries raised in this session. Besides such fruitful interactions, Anton Paar Pvt. Ltd, also offered the students and faculty members to visit its on-site facility for hands-on experience of the state-of-the-art rheology instrumentation and other materials characterization techniques