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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

May 22. 2013

Christopher Lab article in Rheologica Acta Now Online.

 

January 11 2013

Sourav and Xueda present at first annual Texas Soft matter Meeting

 

October 30 1, 2012

Dr. Christopher presents at anual AIChE meeting.

 

September 1, 2012

Welcome new Christopher Lab members.

 

August 6, 2012

Dr. Christopher's presents at ICR 2012 in Lisbon, Portugal

 

June 25, 2012

Dr. Christopher's talk accepted to the 2012 Annual AIChE Meeting

 

March 25, 2012

Zhenhuan Zhang joints the Christopher Lab

 


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.