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July 28, 2015
Time Event Presentation Title
7:00-8:20 Registration  
8:20-8:30 Welcome   
  (Chairman: Yong Woo Inn) FLOW INSTABILITIES I
8:30-9:00 Helmut Münstedt
Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
Investigations of Slip in Capillary Flow by Laser-Doppler Velocimetry and Their Relations to Melt Fracture
9:00-9:30 Savvas George Hatzikiriakos
The University of British Columbia, Canada
Biodegradable Polymers: Wall Slip, Melt Fracture, and Processing Aids
9:30-10:00 Cofee break & Exhibition  
  (Chairman: Savvas George Hatzikiriakos ) FLOW INSTABILITIES II
10:00-10:30 Yong Woo Inn
Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP, USA
Melt Fracture, Wall Slip, and Flow-Induced Fractionation of Bimodal Polyethylenes
10:30-11:00 Martin Zatloukal
Tomas Bata University in Zlin, Czech Republic
Die Drool Phenomenon in Plastics Processing
11:00-11:30 Paula Marie Wood-Adams
Concordia University, Canada
Slip of Polydisperse Polymers: Molecular Weight Distribution Above and Below the Plane of Slip
11:30-12:00 John Robert Dorgan
Colorado School of Mines, USA
Flow Induced Migration in Polymer Melts – Theory and Simulation
12:00-13:30 Lunch & Exhibition   
  (Chairman: Alan Jeffrey Giacomin) DEGRADATION AND STABILITY
13:30-14:00 Manfred Hermann Wagner
Víctor Hugo Rolón-Garrido
Berlin Institute of Technology (TU Berlin), Germany
Rheological Characterization of Thermal, Thermo-Oxidative and Photo-Oxidative Degradation of LDPE
14:00-14:30 Ana Vera Machado
University of Minho, Portugal
Effect of Shear Rate on Ethylene/Propylene Copolymers Degradation
14:30-15:00 Cofee break & Exhibition   
  (Chairman: Manfred Hermann Wagner) DEGRADATION AND FLOW INSTABILITIES
15:00-15:30 Alan Jeffrey Giacomin
Queen's University, Canada
Die Drool and Polymer Degradation
15:30-16:00 Olga Sousa Carneiro
University of Minho, Portugal
Weld Lines in Extrusion: Understanding the Role of the Flow Conditions
18:30 Conference dinner  


July 29, 2015
8:00-8:30 Manfred Hermann Wagner
Berlin Institute of Technology (TU Berlin), Germany
A Unifying Model for Elongational Flow of Polymer Melts and Solutions Based on the Interchain Tube Pressure Concept
8:30-9:00 Radek Pivokonsky 
Institute of Hydrodynamics ASCR, Czech Republic
Applicability of the Modified XPP Model to a Description of Flow Behaviour of Polymeric Materials
9:00-9:30 João Miguel Nóbrega
University of Minho, Portugal
Implementation of Integral Viscoelastic Constitutive Models in OpenFOAM® Computational Library
9:30-10:30 Cofee break & Poster section & Exhibition                       
  Vít Průša
Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic
Perspectives on Using Implicit Type Constitutive Relations in the Modelling of the Behaviour of Non-Newtonian Fluids
  Jiri Drabek
Tomas Bata University in Zlin, Czech Republic
Investigation of Thermal Degradation of Branched Polypropylene via Rheology
  Pavol Alexy
Slovak University of Technology, Slovak Republic
Oscillation Rheometry – Method for Processing Stability Testing of High Sensitive Polymers
  Esmaeil Narimissa
Berlin Institute of Technology (TU Berlin), Germany
Comparison between Extensional Rheological Properties of Low Density Polyethylene Melt in SER and RME Rheometric Systems
  Tomas Barborik
Tomas Bata University in Zlin, Czech Republic
Effect of Viscoelastic Stress State at Die Exit on Extrusion Film Casting Process: Theoretical Study
  Milan Kracalik
Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
Rheology of Multiphase Polymer Systems using Novel „Melt Rigidity” Evaluation Approach
  Eva Hnatkova
Tomas Bata University in Zlin, Czech Republic
Rheological Investigation of Highly Filled Polymers: Effect of Molecular Weight
  Evgeny Karpushkin
Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia
Shear-Induced Structure Evolution of Carbon Nanotubes Dispersions in Polyacrylonitrile–Dimethylsulfoxide Solution
  Petra Peer
Institute of Hydrodynamics ASCR, Czech Republic
Comparison of Electrorheological Characteristics Obtained in Two Geometrical Arrangements: Parallel Plates and Concentric Cylinders
  Jan Skočilas
Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic
Squeezing Flow of Collagen Solution – Mathematical Model of Shear and Elastic Behavior
  Rushita Shah
Tomas Bata University in Zlin, Czech Republic
Preparation of Bacterial Cellulose Based Hydrogels and Their Viscoelastic Behavior
  Dusan Kimmer
SPUR a.s., Czech Republic
The Effect of Combination Electrospun and Meltblown Filtration Materials on Their Filtration Efficiency
10:30-11:00 Jan Philip Plog
Thermo Fisher Scientific, Germany
Following Curing Reactions with Rheometry and Simultaneous FTIR-Spectroscopy
11:00-11:30 Michael Schopferer
TA Instruments, USA
Orthogonal Superposition (OSP) Rheology as a Tool to Study Structures in Complex Fluids
11:30-12:00 Loredana Mirela Völker-Pop
Anton Paar Germany GmbH, Germany
Novel Technologies for Rheological Investigations
12:00-13:30 Lunch & Exhibition   
  (Chairman: Helmut Münstedt) ELONGATIONAL RHEOLOGY
13:30-14:00 Teodor Burghelea
Universite de Nantes, France
Necking Failure and Physical Rupture of a Molten Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE) Sample Undergoing Uniaxial Extension
14:00-14:30 Zdeněk Starý
Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
Electrical Conductivity and Rheology of Carbon Black Composites under Elongation
14:30-15:00 Refreshment & Exhibition  
  (Chairman: João Miguel Nóbrega) FLOW MODELING
15:00-15:30 Ivo Nezbeda
J. E. Purkinje University, Czech Republic
Application of Computer Simulations: Molecular Insight into Electrospinning 
15:30-16:00 Wannes Sambaer
Tomas Bata University in Zlin, Czech Republic
3D modeling of Polyurethane Electrospun Nanofiber Membrane Clogging During Air Filtration 
16:00 End of the conference