Roland Kádár

Docent

The processing of soft matter into products typically involves rheologically complex fluids in complex flow configurations. Thus, understanding flow-field-matter/compositional interactions in relation to fundamental rheological properties is essential for obtaining products with favorable performance.

In this framework, the staples of Roland's research and current related activities and interests are:
(i) Advanced characterization methods, method development - focused on nonlinear material characterization and hyphenated rheological techniques, e.g. rheo-microscopy, rheo-SAXS, mainly applied to nanocellulose suspensions, polymer nanocomposites, adhesives and biomaterials (biofilms, tissues).
(ii) Tailoring multifunctional properties in nanostructured materials - focused on the process structuring of polymer nanocomposites based on graphene and other high aspect ratio fillers for enhanced electrical, antibacterial, thermal, mechanical, gas-barrier etc. properties.
(iii) Dynamics of simple and complex fluids for processing applications - focused on modeling, processing flow and compositional optimization of high filler content bicomposites and flow-assisted structuring of nanocrystalline cellulose dispersions.

Roland is PI in the Wallenberg Wood Science Centre (WWSC 2.0) and the Vinnova Competence Centre \2D material-based technology for industrial applications' (2D-TECH). In addition to his activities at Chalmers, Roland is Editor of the Annual Transactions of the Nordic Rheology Society.
MTT090 Polymer Processing and Properties, lektor och examinator
MTT085 Materialteknik, lektor i Polymera Material
​We operate in the general area of Dynamics of complex fluids with particular applications to the Rheology and processing of soft matter. We thrive on interdisciplinary cooperation and exciting new ideas are always welcome! 


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'Rheology-art' out of experiments performed by members and friends. Image credit: RK, RK, MF, RK, Dr. Karolina Gaska / Dr. Santosh Pandit, Sahana Cooper, Yogesh Thadavathi.    
 
PI: Roland Kádár               roland.kadar@chalmers.se

Postdoctoral researchers
Dr. Mina Fazilati1              mina.fazilati@chalmers.se
Dr. Georgia Manika           georgia.manika@chalmers.se 

PhD students
Simon Ingelsten2, MSc      simon.ingelsten@fcc.chalmers.se
Sylwia Wojno, MSc             wojno@chalmers.se
Chris Georgantopoulos3, MSc       christos.georgantopoulos@kit.edu

Graduate students and interns
Thanos Theodoridis       aththe@chalmers.se
 
1together with Assist. Prof. Tiina Nypelö, Chalmers - Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
2industrial PhD student (Fraunhofer-Chalmers); together with Dr. Andreas Mark and Assoc. Prof. Fredrik Edelvik (FCC) 
3visiting PhD student from the Karlsruhe Institue of Technology (KIT), Germany
(updated 15/01/2020)

Alumni count: Postdoctoral researchers [1], PhD students [0], Research assistants [4], Interns [2], Master thesis workers [11].

A few memories:

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September 2019 (right to left) MF, GM, SW and the MTT090 graduate students during a study visit to Borealis AB. 

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August 2019, while organizing the 28th Nordic Rheology Conference at Chalmers.

Publicerad: lö 25 jan 2020.