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The Christopher Lab at Texas Tech University focuses on developing microrheology and microfluidics techniques to study the rheology  and stucture of complex fluids and structured interfaces.

News

September 1,  2016

Christopher Lab awarded NSF grant for work on biofilms.

 

May  2016

Congratulations to Dr. Zhang for completing his PhD.

 

February  2016

Lots of new publications from the Christopher Lab now online!

 

December 10,  2015

Congratulations to Dr. Barman for completing his PhD.

 

October 5,  2015

All members of the Christopher lab present at Soceity of Rheology meeting

 

October 5,  2014

All members of the Christopher lab present at Soceity of Rheology meeting.

 

June 7,  2014

Christopher Lab awarded NSF grant for work on Particle Laden Interfaces.

 


Complex fluids' unique rheology stem from the mesostructure created by dissolved materials.  Confinement deforms the mesostructure, altering rheology.  In the Christopher Lab, we develop new methods to explore the effects of confinement on complex fluids using microfluidics and other techniques.

Measurement of interfacial rheology is difficult because bulk properties affect the measurment.  In the Christopher Lab, we are developing microfluidic techniques to form novel interfaces and measure interfacial rheology.  Microfluidics reduces bulk flow effects, increasing the sensitivity of the interfacial measurment.