Author Archives: John Duffy


Dr. John Duffy is Sector Marketing Manager - Industrial at Malvern Instruments and is based at the company's headquarters in the UK. He has a PhD from the University of Nottingham where his research in the school of chemical and environmental engineering involved rheological studies of the microstructure of molten coal. John received the Vernon Harrison award in 2009 from the British Society of Rheology for this work. This is an annual award based on the most distinguished PhD thesis on the subject of rheology. Previously he worked with both Boots and Unilever and has a wide experience of the role of rheology in household and personal care products.

Published 8 Oct 2019

Characterizing material properties for powder additive manufacturing

Up to one third of the production cost of an additive manufacturing (AM) component produced by powder bed processes (particularly metals) is the cost of the powder used, with commercial viability resting on a robust supply chain and effective powder…READ MORE >

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Published 28 Nov 2018

Characterizing metal powders for Additive Manufacturing

Additive manufacturing (AM), also commonly referred to as 3D printing is the process of building a three dimensional structure or component from the ground up, usually layer by layer. There are seven main categories of additive manufacturing processes, as defined…READ MORE >

Published 9 Nov 2018

Customer Spotlight: Optimizing polymer scaffold processes at Rutgers University

About Sanjeeva Murthy and the New Jersey center for Biomaterials at Rutgers University Sanjeeva Murthy is an Associate Research Professor at the New Jersey Center for Biomaterials (NJCBM), Rutgers University. He is a Materials Scientist with expertise in polymers, biomaterials…READ MORE >

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Published 21 Dec 2016

Letters to Father Characterization: Q&A

Our festive webinar was a real success and so much fun! Boys and girls, we invited you to send in your questions, comments, feedback and wish lists for Father Characterization to answer.  He received lots and lots of letters and…READ MORE >

Published 7 Aug 2016

XVIIth International Congress of Rheology

We have been waiting four years for this global event to return but it’s finally here. No, not the Olympics but the 17th International Congress of Rheology! Like the Olympics this event is held every four years with the last…READ MORE >

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