Facilities

The Rheology Laboratory is located on the second floor of Gleeson Hall (Campus Map) on Oregon State University's main campus in Corvallis, Oregon. Information about the various pieces of equipment available in our lab is listed below.

The Rheology group will also be gaining additional space in the new Johnson Hall, which is scheduled to be complete in fall 2016. The new building will include shared research neighborhoods as well as various support space, including a room for rheological and thermal materials characterization and a dark room for laser microscopy.

Characterization of Polymers and Composite Materials

Molecular Characterization

Rheological Characterization

Surface Characterization

Thermal Characterization

  • Differential Scanning Calorimeter (TA Instruments DSC Q2000)
  • Differential Scanning Calorimeter (TA Instruments DSC 2920)
    • Differential Thermal Analysis (TA Instruments DTA 1600)
  • Thermogravimetric Analysis (TA Instruments TGA Q500)
  • Thermogravimetric Analysis (TA Instruments TGA 2950)
  • Thermal Resistance Measurement System (TRMS)

Microscopy

  • Inverted Microscope (Nikon Eclipse Ti-S)
  • Upright Microscope with Epifluorescence (Technical Istrument Company KMS310 with K2IND)

Polymer Processing

3D Printing

Extrusion

Spin Coating

Other Available Techniques