Roland Kádár

Associate Professor

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 President of the Nordic Rheology Society.
MTT090 Polymer Processing and Properties, lecturer and examiner
MTT085 Materials Engineering, lecturer in Polymeric Materials​
​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     

Postdoctoral researchers
Dr. Georgia Manika  
Dr. Reza Ghanbari   >

PhD students
Simon Ingelsten2, MSc
Sylwia Wojno, MSc   
Sajjad Pashazadeh, MSc.
Chris Georgantopoulos3, MSc​

Graduate students and interns
Thanos Theodoridis​
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 31/08/2020)

Alumni count: Postdoctoral researchers [3], PhD students [0], Research assistants [4], Interns [3], Master thesis workers [11].

A few memories:

October 2020: check out our entry in the materials sicence photo exhibition for 2020 Gothenburg Science Festival: 'Painting with cellulose nanocrystals'. ​

August 2020 NRC2020 in Cyberspace, a memorable occasion: Group photo with other participants joining in, hihglighted from left to right: Thanos, Sajjad, Roland, Georgia, Sylwia, Mina and Simon. 

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August 2020 NRC2020 in Cyberspace, a memorable occasion: Simon, Sajjad, Sylwia and Mina giving their presentations at the conference. ​

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April 2020, SI (third from the left) successully defendeded his licentiate thesis, April 28, 2020.

April 2020, Group meeting, sars - cov -2 edition.

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March 2020, illustration showing how antibacterial nancomposite surfaces created in our lab can kill bacteria and prevent infections​. Illustration: Yen Strandqvist.

MAX IV.jpegFebruary 2020 (left to right), MF, TT, RK. Visiting the MAX IV LAboratory in Lund. 

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

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

Published: Sat 10 Oct 2020.