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Dr. Adrian Hill is Product Technical Specialists for Malvern’s range of rheometers. Adrian has experience in the Inks and Coatings sector. Working closely with Malvern’s complementary particle characterization technologies, Adrian has extensive experience in helping customers understand and characterize the rheological properties of dispersed systems.

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[12 Apr 2016 | ]

Recently I have been showing some of our rotational rheometer customers how to make high shear measurements on their instruments. This highlights some of the hard to define measurement constraints that rheometer users can have when pushing the practical limits of the instrument. I thought it would be useful to share some of the issues and potential solutions via our blog.
One of the advantages of using a rheometer, over a viscometer for example, is that a rheometer can more closely simulate conditions that a sample may undergo during application or …

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Kinexus, Meet the Experts »

[13 Oct 2015 | ]

Last week, I was reviewing some content that my rheology colleagues had published on the Malvern website relating to the axial capabilities of our Kinexus rheometer. This was of interest since it complimented some published work I was sent by one of our Kinexus users, as well as a new BBC gameshow I happened to come across. I’ll explain a bit more!
In a recent blog, entitled “Kinexus, more than just a rheometer!” my colleague John Duffy talked about the advanced features of our Kinexus rheometers such as the ability to …

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Meet the Experts, Rheology »

[19 Dec 2013 | ]

A couple of weeks ago, myself and John Duffy completed our series of webinars for the “Suspension Properties Masterclass”

Throughout the series, we have both been very pleased with the large audiences for each webinar, it motivated us to make that little more effort to get the quality content. We discussed a lot of detail about how suspension and dispersions properties can be measured with rotational rheology, and then described how these properties can be controlled and influenced by particle properties, such as particle size, particle shape, size distribution and zeta …

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Meet the Experts, Rheology »

[10 Sep 2013 | ]

Don’t miss our next Suspensions Properties Masterclass
Hello all…. I’m just adding the finishing touches to the next Suspension Properties Masterclass which is coming up on September 17, the third in the series on “Influence of Zeta Potential on Rheology“.
Myself and my colleague John Duffy this year are collating and updating our knowledge of how particles properties and rheology are fundamental into the understanding of the overall suspension properties. We have been writing the presentations together, but taking it in turns to present…. after John carried out the first two lectures, …

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Corporate, Kinexus, Meet the Experts »

[20 Nov 2012 | ]
What is the sign of a good rheologist?

As one of the rheologists here at Malvern,  I thought you would like to know about one of the slightly unusual questions I was asked recently by a customer: ‘What is the sign of a good rheologist?’
Maybe my initial answer wasn’t the one that the customer expected, but it made me smile……it’s the rheologist’s “badge of honour”, also known as how a rheologist earns their stripes! This is a true sign of a practical rheologist, although technology (for the better) is starting to make this less apparent.
To explain, we need to …

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Corporate, Kinexus, Particle shape, Particle size, Zeta potential »

[10 May 2012 | ]
Rheology in the southern hemisphere

My role as Product Technical Specialist for the range of rheology products at Malvern takes me all across the globe supporting our customers, and I’ve just come to the end of a ‘rheology tour’ of all the states in Australia… it’s definitely a big country! I’d particularly like thank all the representatives from our local distributor, ATA Scientific, for helping out at each of the seminars.
Part of our seminars down under were focused on promoting the advantages of rheology, and judging by the number of viscometer users attending our talks, …

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