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Institute of Advanced Study

Professor Andy Kraynik

COFUND Senior Research Fellow at Grey College, Durham University (April – June 2013)

Following his retirement from Sandia National Laboratories (Albuquerque, US) Prof Andrew Kraynik has held Emeritus positions at Manchester University and the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg.

He is recognised internationally as a world leader in the theoretical and computational mechanics of foams and has previously been President of the Society of Rheology, receiving the Distinguished Service Award of the Society in 2001. His research has focused on foam micromechanics — the rheology of liquid foam, mechanics of solid foam, structure, drainage, and processing. He has also worked in polymer processing, non-Newtonian fluid mechanics, and rheometry (co-developing the helical screw rheometer).

Nominated by Dr Buddhapriya Chakrabarti and Dr Bernard Piette, while in Durham Prof. Kraynik will work with members of the Biophysical Sciences Institute and the Durham Centre for Soft Matter to attempt a new approach to the testing of a hitherto untested theory of foam rheology.

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“I was impressed with the professionalism of every aspect of the administration of the COFUND Senior Research Fellowships at Durham, beginning with the application process and continuing through the arrangements on campus that were made on my behalf.”

Professor Andy Kraynik, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque