TA Instruments has presented the Distinguished Young Rheologist Award to two scientists: Dr. Anson W. K. Ma, of the University of Connecticut, and Dr. Ali Mohraz, of the University of California, Irvine.
The Award cited Dr. Ma’s current work on interfacial rheology of nanoparticle-laden interfaces for stabilizing emulsions, and flow dynamics of nanoparticles in simulated blood flows for cancer treatment. Professor Ma is also a recent recipient of an NSF EAGER award, given for those projects that explore potentially “transformative” ideas or approaches.” Dr. Mohraz was recognized for his outstanding contributions regarding the rheology of colloidal dispersions, including the flow behavior of anisometric particles, the non-linear rheology of colloidal gels, and the structure and dynamics of polymer/colloid gels.
The Distinguished Young Rheologist Award recognizes young faculty members that show exceptional promise in the field of rheology and is designed to accelerate their research through equipment grants. Recipients are nominated by a group of the most established and respected academic researchers in the field. “The Distinguished Young Rheologist award program has been a success in support of our vision to maintain our leading market position through strong partnerships with the academic community. TA recognizes academia as a source of product innovation and research into new materials and applications that continue to grow the rheometer market. We have had strong commitment to the academic segment for many years through our Academic Matching Grant program.” Terry Kelly, President of TA Instruments commented. TA Instruments congratulates Dr. Ma and Dr. Mohraz on this award and wishes both long and successful careers.