The 7th Pacific Rim Conference on Rheology June 10 (Sun) - 15 (Fri), 2018
Phoenix Jeju, Jeju, Korea
Keynote Speakers(General Sessions)

General Sessions

(in alphabetic order)

[G1. Materials Processing]

Jaewook NAM
Seoul National University, Korea
*Title (Tentative): Analysis of Thin-film Formation Flows for Coating Processes
* Jaewook NAM
(Seoul National University, Korea)

Dr. Jaewook Nam received his B.S. and M.S. in Chemical Engineering from Seoul National University, Korea, and Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from University of Minnesota. He worked as a research associate at Rice University for two years and a professor at Sungkyunkwan University for six years. He is currently working at School of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Seoul National University. His professional experience also includes three years as a consulting engineer.
Dr. Nam has published about 60 technical papers in the area of materials processing, nanotechnology, and numerical analysis. His research focused on the analysis of continuous coating process, which creates thin uniform film including nano and micro-sized materials. His work on continuous liquid coating process has received wide attention including many electronics industries, including Samsung and LG. He is also working as a short course lecturer for the coating process basics designed for continuing education of engineers.

[G2. Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics & Microfluidics]

[G3. Polymer Solutions & Melts]

Penn State University, USA
*Title (Tentative): Shear-Induced Conformational Changes of Flexible and Semi-Rigid Engineering Thermoplastics and their influence on Crystallization
* Ralph COLBY
(Penn State University, USA)

Ralph H. Colby received his B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from Cornell University in 1979 and received his M.S. and Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering in 1983 and 1985 from Northwestern University. He then worked for ten years at the Eastman Kodak Company in their Corporate Research Laboratories. In 1995, Dr. Colby joined the faculty in Materials Science and Engineering at the Pennsylvania State University where he teaches an undergraduate course on Polymer Rheology and Processing, a graduate course on Polymer Physics and continues to use rheological experiments to probe the dynamics of polymers and other complex fluids. Dr. Colby has over 200 publications and published a textbook Polymer Physics in 2003. He was the 2012 recipient of the Society of Rheology's Bingham Medal and is currently the Editor of the Journal of Rheology.
Xiaorong WANG
Tongji University, China
*Title (Tentative): Particle-Filled Polymer Melts Manifesting Linear-Nonlinear Dichotomy Rheology
* Xiaorong WANG
(Tongji University, China)

Dr. Xiaorong Wang earned his Ph.D. in the Chemical Engineering and Material Science in 1994 from Syracuse University and worked as a Research Associate at Princeton University. He joined Bridgestone/Firestone Research in 1995, and became a Senior Scientist of Key Management Band in the company and served as the Project & Group Leaders for a number of research groups. Dr. Wang has over 100 invention patents. Many of his inventions are now in commercial use, ranging from electronics to automobile tires. For that, he has been the recipient of a number of awards, among which was the Bridgestone/Firestone CEO Award. Dr. Wang in 2013 joined Tongji University as a Distinguished Professor. His research interests include: anionic polymerization, molecular rheology, complex fluids, reinforcement, jamming, micro-phase engineering, damping, rolling resistance and traction.

[G4. Gels and Rubbers]

Kwang Soo CHO
Kyungpook National University, Korea
*Title (Tentative): Non-Equilibrium Statistical Mechanical Theory of Continuum Mechanics Comparable with Dissipative Particle Dynamics
* Kwang Soo CHO
(Kyungpook National University, Korea)

Kwang Soo Cho received his B.S and M.S. in Textile Engineering from Seoul National University in 1989 and 1991, respectively and his Ph. D. in Material Science and Engineering from Seoul National University in 2000. He developed flame retardant plastics at Cheil Industries, a company of Samsung group for 6 years in early 90's. His research covers theory of viscoelastic constitutive equations and viscoelastic identification from experimental data. He and his coworkers developed various numerical and theoretical methods for viscoelasticity: stress decomposition and strain-frequency superposition for LAOS; time-temperature superposition by geometric analysis; conversion between data of linear viscoelastic functions; determination of relaxation time spectrum. He wrote a monograph entitled by Viscoelasticity of Polymers in 2016.

[G5. Gels and Rubbers]

Kyoto Institute of Technology, Japan
*Title (Tentative): Nonlinear Elasticity and Internal Fracture of Double Network Hydrogels Characterized by Multiaxial Stretching
(Kyoto Institute of Technology, Japan)

Kenji Urayama is a professor in Department of Macromolecular Science and Engineering at Kyoto Institute of Technology in Japan. He was a faculty member at Department of Materials Chemistry at Kyoto University until 2013. His current research focuses on the nonlinear viscoelasticity of soft solids such as elastomers and gels, especially characterized by a custom built biaxial tester, and the rheology of dense microgel suspensions, and the stimulus-response behavior of liquid crystal elastomers and gels. His honor includes the Young Investigator Award in 2005 from the Society of Rheology, Japan, the John H. Dillon Medal in 2006 from the Division of Polymer Physics in American Physical Society, and Bridgestone Soft Materials Frontier Award in 2012 from the Society of Rubber Industry, Japan.
Zi Liang WU
Zhejiang University, China
*Title (Tentative): Processing of Tough Supramolecular Hydrogels
* Zi Liang WU
(Zhejiang University, China)

2006.10-2010.3 Hokkaido University, PhD in Life Science
2003.9-2006.3 East China University of Science and Technology, Master in Chemical Engineering
1999.9-2003.7 Zhejiang University, Bachelor in Polymer Chemical Engineering

2015.1-present Associate professor, Department of polymer science and engineering, Zhejiang University
2013.10-2014.12 Assistant professor, Department of polymer science and engineering, Zhejiang University
2011.10-2013.5 Postdoc researcher, Institute Curie
2010.6-2011.8 Postdoc researcher, Department of chemistry, University of Toronto
Research field: polymer hydrogels, elastomers, soft actuators
Kyushu University, Japan
*Title (Tentative): Mechanics of Network Structures
(Kyushu University, Japan)

After working for industries,
2007: ph. D, Department of Applied Physics, The University of Tokyo
2007: Post-doc, ESPCI Paris Tech.
2007: Assistant Professor, Department of Applied Physics, The University of Tokyo
2011: Project Associate Professor, Bio-mechanics Research Center, Kyushu University
2012 - Present: Associate Professor, Kyushu University
2013-2014: Earthquake Research Institute, The University of Tokyo
2015: Invited Professor, EPFL (Switzerland)
2016: Invited Professor, University of Claude Bernard Lyon 1 (France)
Research Field: Soft matter physics, adhesion, fracture, friction, earthquake physics

[G6. Suspensions, Colloids, and Glasses]

Case Western Reserve University, USA
*Title (Tentative): Wall-bounded Flow of Colloidal Suspensions
* Joao MAIA
(Case Western Reserve University, USA)

Professor Joao Maia graduated in Technological Physics Engineering from the Technical University of Lisbon in 1992 and obtained his PhD Degree in Rheology from the University of Wales Aberystwyth in 1996. Between 1996 and September 2009 he was faculty at the University of Minho, Portugal and since October 2009 he's been with the Department of Macromolecular Science and Engineering of Case Western Reserve University.
He was a Fulbright Fellow in 2007 and received the 2010 Annual Award of the British Society of Rheology and the 2011 Morand Lambla Award of the Polymer Processing Society. He was the organizer of the XVIth International Congress on Rheology held in Lisbon, Portugal in August 2012. He has authored or co-authored more than 150 papers, book chapters and patents and more than 300 conference presentations. His main research interests lie in the areas of extensional rheology and rheology applied to polymer processing, with an emphasis on the development of new functional multiphase polymeric materials, e.g. blends and composites, both from the experimental and (multiscale) computational standpoints. He is currently the Director of CAPP - Center for Advanced Polymer Processing, of CWRU.
The University of Queensland, Australia
*Title (Tentative): Liquid to Solid Transition in Soft Material Suspensions
* Jason STOKES
(The University of Queensland, Australia)

Jason Stokes is Professor and currently Director of Research in the School of Chemical Engineering at The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia. He has over 100 publications that includes research concerning the rheology and tribology of complex fluids and soft matter systems incorporating nanocellulose, microgels, biopolymers, colloids, biofluids, plant cell walls and cellulose hydrogels. In partnership with industry, he and his team have also pioneered new measurement techniques and approaches to study the physics of food oral processing to enable rational food-structure design. He was recipient of the 2013 British Society of Rheology Annual Award and is currently Vice President of the Australian Society of Rheology. His Rheology, Tribology and Biointerfaces laboratory currently supports ca. 20 researchers through funding from the Australian Research Council and companies based nationally and internationally.
Kyoto University, Japan
*Title (Tentative): Confinement Effect on Synchronized Motions of Driven Colloids on a Path
(Kyoto University, Japan)

In 1994, He received Ph. D. (1994) degrees from Kyushu University, Japan, and then
1995-1997: JSPS research fellow for Young Scientists (PD) at Kyoto University,
1997-2002: Assistant professor in Nagoya University (Prof. Doi group),
2002-2009: Associate Professor in Yamagata University.
He was also a visiting researcher (2003) at Material Research Laboratory in the University of California, Santa Barbara. (c/o Prof. Glenn Fredrickson)
Since 2009 he has been an associate professor in Kyoto University.
His research interests are studies on soft matter physics, in particular, physics of colloids, polymeric systems and lipid membranes using theories and simulations.

[G7. Surfactants, Emulsions, and Foams]

Jin Woong KIM
Hanyang University, Korea
*Title (Tentative): Colloid Surfactant Catalysts for Pickering Emulsion Microreactors
* Jin Woong KIM
(Hanyang University, Korea)

Prof. Jin Woong Kim got his bachelor degree in 1994, master degree in 1996, and Ph. D in 2000 from Industrial Chemistry at Hanyang University. Then he had an industry experience as a chief researcher at Amore-Pacific R&D Center for 10.5 years. During that time, he also spent 2.5 year as a post-doc at Physics of Harvard University. From 2011, he started his academy life at Chemical and Molecular Engineering of Hanyang University. His research interests lie in fabricating a wide variety of soft materials, of which length scales are adjustable over nanometers to micrometers, and particularly how their morphological, structural, and mechanical properties should be designed and controlled in complex fluids. He has a wide research experience in both fabricating functional soft materials and modifying their chemical and physical properties, which are essential for developing novel complex systems. His research can be specified as follows; molecular or colloidal self-assemblies, colloid or emulsion interactions, microfluidics, nano- and micro-encapsulations, liposomes, polymersomes, and transdermal deliveries.
Won Bo LEE
Seoul National Univeristy, Korea
*Title (Tentative): Self-Assembly and Properties of Block Copolymers: Molecular Dynamic Simulations
* Won Bo LEE
(Seoul National Univeristy, Korea)

Won Bo Lee is the associate professor of School of Chemical and Biological Engineering at Seoul National University (SNU). He received his BS (1996) and MS (1998) in department of Chemical Engineering from SNU. He received his PhD (2007) in department of chemical engineering at University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB). He has worked as a postdoctoral fellow (Humboldt fellow) in Max Planck Institute for Polymer Reserach (MPIP) and he has also worked as the assistant/associate professor in Sogang University (2010-2015). He finally joined the faculty of SNU in 2015. Statistical mechanics is used as a tool to understand how molecular parameters translate into equilibrium and non-equilibrium thermodynamic behavior of various soft matter systems. Currently, his research expertise includes applications of computer vision algorithms to results from atomistic molecular dynamics or Monte Carlo simulations of sub- and supercritical fluids (carbon dioxide and water).
Florence ROUYER
Université Paris-Est, France
*Title (Tentative): Gas Marbles: Strength and Gas Permeability
* Florence ROUYER
(Université Paris-Est, France)

Florence Rouyer is Associate Professor of Physics at the Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée since 2002. She received her PhD in 1999 from the Université Paris-Sud. She studied solids/liquids suspension from 1996 to 1999 in Fast Laboratory in Orsay during her PhD thesis and granular gases in 2000 at UMASS in Amherst during hers post-doc.
Since 2000, her research interest concerns more generally the physics of soft matter with liquid interfaces: stability of foams and bubbles, stability and rheology of particulate soap films, gas marbles, foamability of complex fluids.
Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University, Japan
*Title (Tentative): Microstructure, Rheology, and Flow Instability of Wormlike Micellar Solutions under Spatial Confinement and Flow Conditions
* Amy SHEN
(Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University, Japan)

Amy Shen is a professor in Micro/Bio/Nanofluidics Unit at Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University in Japan. She was a faculty member at Mechanical Engineering and Chemical Engineering at University of Washington until July 2014. Amy's research is focused on microfluidics, rheology, and self assembly that can find applications in the nanotechnology and biotechnology. Amy is an honor member of Phi Kappa Phi and Pi Tau Sigma. Amy received Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award in 2003 and the National Science Foundation's CAREER Award in 2007. Amy is also a Fulbright Scholar in 2013. Amy is an associate editor for Micormachines, Biomedical Microdevices, and Scientific Reports, and on the editorial advisory board for Physics of Fluids.

[G8. Interface & Microrheology]

RMIT University, Australia
*Title (Tentative): Challenges in Nanofluidics - beyond Navier-Stokes at the Molecular Scale
* Peter DAIVIS
(RMIT University, Australia)

Peter Daivis is professor of physics in the School of Science at RMIT University, Melbourne Australia. His work focuses on the application of non-equilibrium molecular dynamics simulation methods to problems in molecular rheology, including fundamental studies of slip, the effect of angular and translational momentum coupling and flow in strongly inhomogeneous fluids.

[G9. Experimental Techniques]

Kyushu University, Japan
*Title (Tentative): Viscoelastic Property of Polymer Materials Based on Dynamic X-ray Scattering/Diffraction Methods
(Kyushu University, Japan)

Ken Kojio is currently an associate professor of Takahara Laboratory, the Institute for Materials Chemistry and Engineering (IMCE), Kyushu University. He received his degree (Dr. Eng.) in 1999 from Materials Physics and Chemistry, Kyushu University. He was a post-doc researcher in Materials Science & Engineering at University of Illinois, Urbaba-Champain (2000-2001) and in Polymer Science & Engineering at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst (2001-2002). He worked as an assistant and associate professor at Nagasaki University (2002-2014). His research interests include molecular aggregation structure and molecular mobility of amorphous and crystalline polymers.

[G10. Bio & Food Rheology]

[G11. General Rheology]

Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
*Title (Tentative): Influence of Shear Geometry Design on Shear Banding as Studied with Rheo-NMR
(Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand)

Petrik Galvosas received a Dipl.-Ing. (FH) degree from the University of applied Sciences of the German Telekom in 1993 which was followed by a Dipl.-Phys. (physics diploma degree) of the University of Leipzig in 1998. The two theses were dealing with audio recording equipment and NMR diffusometry respectively. In 2003 he received his PhD from the University of Leipzig. The thesis revolved around the diffusion in porous materials and high performance NMR diffusometry. From 2003 to 2005 he was a postdoctoral fellow in the MacDiarmid Institute. From 2005 to 2009 he held a position as Juniorprofessor at the University of Leipzig. Since 2009 he is working in the School of Chemical and Physical Sciences (Victoria University of Wellington) and is an Associate Investigator with the MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology.
Wei YU
Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
*Title (Tentative): Stress Bifurcation and Viscoelastic Wall Slip Behavior of Yield Stress Fluids under Large Amplitude Oscillatory Shear
* Wei YU
(Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China)

In 2001, Ph. D. degrees from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
2001-2002: Post-doc at Laval University, Canada
2003-2009: Associate professor in Shanghai Jiao Tong University,
2009-present: Professor in Shanghai Jiao Tong University.
Research interests: rheology of polymer blends/composites, phase transition.

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