May 22, 2023
Kyle successfully defended his PhD defense! 
April 19, 2023
Crystal successfully defended her PhD defense - a fitting end to the Oreology saga!
May 17, 2022
We are pleased to announce that the biannual Rheological Measurements Short Course at University of Minnesota, will be held from Aug 15-19. It will be in-person and the registrations are now open. Registration is limited, due to capacity constraints in our laboratory sessions. Please visit for more information. We are pleased to have Christian Clasen, Randy Ewoldt, Gerry Fuller and Gareth McKinley giving guest lectures along with Michelle Calabrese, Xiang Cheng, Barry Kudrowitz, Chris Macosko, Mahesh Mahanthappa, and David Morse from Minnesota.
October 4, 2021
Jainyi successfully defended his PhD defense and this time we were able to celebrate inside! 
August 3, 2020
During a pandemic, Anoop Rajappan successfully defended his PhD thesis. The pandemic couldn't stop us from safely celebrating this acheivement. 
June 6, 2019
On June 6th, 2019, recent NNF graduates, Michela Geri, Divya Panchanathan, and Amir Phalavan received their PhD diplomas during the MIT 2019 Doctoral Hodding Ceremony.   
April 16, 2019
Prof. Gareth McKinley has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society. Congratulations, Prof. McKinley!
March 28, 2019
NNF is excited to welcome Prof. Dimitris Vlassopoulos who is visiting our group this week! Prof. Vlassopoulos was recently announed the 2019 winner of the Bingham Medal from the Society of Rheology.
February 7, 2019
Prof. Gareth McKinley has been elected as a member into the National Academy of Engineering "for contributions in rheology, understanding of complex fluid dynamical instabilities, and interfacial engineering of super-repellent textured surfaces." Congratulations, Prof. McKinley!
October 5, 2018
Shabnam Raayai-Ardakani is the recipient of the 2018 Andreas Acrivos Dissertation Award in Fluid Dynamics from the American Physical Society, "for experimental and theoretical contributions to understanding the mechanisms by which micro-textured riblet surfaces can reduce or increase the viscous frictional drag experienced in high Reynolds number laminar boundary layer flows." Congratulations Shabnam!