Author Archives: Shona Murphy


Shona is a Product Technical Specialist for the rheometry products and is based in the UK headquarters. She has completed a PhD in Polymer Science from the University of Birmingham studying the rheological characterisation of the influence of supercritical carbon dioxide on polymer reptation time. Shona is dedicated to helping our customers make high quality and meaningful rheological measurements.

Published 7 Mar 2019

A basic introduction to rheology and rheometry – Q&A

Rotational rheometers have great functionality and are arguably the most versatile rheology characterization tool available. They are used for a broad range of sample types and can be configured for a number of different rheometric methods. Two of these methods…READ MORE >

Published 28 Feb 2019

A 20-year jubilee with a golden edge

20th AMAP Annual Conference Fort Lauderdale, Florida, hosted the annual AMAP (Association of Modified Asphalt Producers) meeting with participants attending from all over the world. The conference celebrated its 20th anniversary with Malvern Panalytical being one of the proud sponsors…READ MORE >

Published 20 Jun 2018

Smoothie Wars! Which blends the best?

Here at Malvern Panalytical, we seem to enjoy testing the rheological properties of drinks, particularly those of the alcoholic variety! John Duffy and Steve Carrington looked into the differences between traditional ales and they explored the properties of Guinness. Any excuse…READ MORE >

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Published 27 Jun 2017

Viscoelasticity and the pitch drop experiment

Last year I went on a rheology tour!! I gave 12 talks in 10 days in 7 locations around Australia and New Zealand, talking primarily about suspension rheology and how particle characteristics such as particle size and shape affect rheology. I…READ MORE >

Published 6 Apr 2017

Malvern at AERC 2017 in Copenhagen

This week is the Annual European Rheology Conference (AERC) held in beautiful Copenhagen. It has been a great conference so far with the opening reception at the City Hall – what an impressive building. Malvern had a talk on Tuesday…READ MORE >

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