Rheology Webinar Week – Putty In Your Hands!

Our expert rheologists will be putty in your hands, working in ‘solid’arity for you to provide some ‘stress’ free webinars. Please vote for your preferred topics!

Are you in isolation or lock down? Would you like to learn a little more about rheology? Well, we are reaching out to you and putting the putty in your hands! Please let us know what you would like to hear about in the poll below and we will provide a series of rheology webinars based on popular demand. Now is your chance to learn from the experts and ask any questions you may have in the Q&A sessions. Let’s all make the most of this sticky situation and go with the flow! Join some of our rheology experts from their home offices. Here is a little more about them:

John Casola

  John is a Rheology Technical Specialist for Netzsch Instruments and has been involved with instrumentation to characterize material rheology for the past 41 years. He has a strong background in material science and has helped many companies over the years better understand the products they use, work with, and make. As an instructor, he has been involved in numerous training programs over the years, all focusing on rheology & material characterization. He is a founding and active member of the Association of Modified Asphalt Producers, as well as an active participant to both the US FHWA Binder Expert Task Group and Asphalt Emulsion Task Force, as well as, ASTM D4.44 on asphalt rheology. He was a consultant to the NCHRP 9-10 Project (Report NCHRP 459) on modified asphalt binder characterization and NCHRP 9-39 (Report NCHRP 648) for the determination of asphalt binder mixing & compaction temperatures.

Eric Bennett

Eric is a Rheology Technical Specialist at Netzsch Instruments in Burlington, MA, USA, and has over three decades of experience in a variety of technical, technical sales and support and product management roles in material characterization and physical testing instrumentation. His focus on rheology started with working in the development of additives for polymer processing and continued with helping companies use rheology as a problem-solving tool. Eric has considerable knowledge in the use of rheology in polymers and plastics and has experience with a wide range of analytical technologies. Eric has been a long-time member of the Society of Rheology and the Society of Plastics Engineers.

Philip Rolfe


Philip is a Rheology Technical Specialist at Netzsch Instruments Inc, based in Burlington, Massachusetts. He has worked with rheology since 1993 initially with Imerys Minerals in the UK, and then for the last 22 years with Bohlin Instruments, Malvern Instruments in the USA and now at Netzsch. Philip has spoken at multiple conferences and shows, and now assists our customer base to help them solve their rheology problems.

Adrian Hill

Dr. Adrian Hill is a Product Technical Specialist for Rheometry products at Netzsch Analysis and Testing. Adrian obtained his PhD from the School of Chemistry at the University of Exeter, where his work involved rheological studies on high particle-loaded dispersions. Adrian also has industrial experience from Sun Chemical, where he worked to formulate and evaluate a range of inks and electronically-functional coatings. His extensive involvement with rheology measurements across multiple application sectors has been gained from over fifteen years working as a rheologist, first with Bohlin Instruments, then Malvern Panalytical and now with Netzsch, supporting customers working with both rotational and capillary rheometers. With a strong technical understanding of rheometers, Adrian helps users to get the most out of their instruments by optimizing their rheological measurements. Working with complimentary techniques has enabled Adrian to use his background to focus on the properties of rheological systems – from polymers, suspensions and emulsions through to pastes and gels – and help customers understand how the bulk rheology of their materials can not only be measured but also controlled by the properties of the constituent components.  
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