Rheology Masterclass 2024

SciMed Masterclass

Thursday 23rd May 2024

SciMed is pleased to announce a Masterclass for Rheological testing which will take place in the SciMed Headquarters in Stockport on Thursday 23rd May 2024.

This Masterclass will be delivered by both SciMed and Thermo-HAAKE applications experts and will focus on a wide range of industrial and research applications.

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Dr. Klaus Oldörp - Portrait

Our guest speakers

Dr. Klaus Oldörp - Senior Application Specialist Rheology

Dr. Klaus Oldörp studied chemistry in Hamburg, Germany and did his doctorate with a focus on polymer rheology. 

At the Fraunhofer WKI he was responsible for the synthesis and analysis of binders for wood-based materials. He then moved to ICI Polyurethanes (later Huntsman Polyurethanes) in Belgium and, as part of the SHE team, was responsible for the safe use of isocyanate-based binders in wood-based panel production. 

Since 2003, Dr. Oldörp works as a ‘senior rheology application specialist at Thermo Fisher Scientific and in this role heads the rheology application laboratory and is active in practical and theoretical user training.

Kevin Barber - Northern Regional Sales Account Manager at Thermo Fisher Scientific

Kevin Barber studied Environmental Chemistry at the University of Sussex and graduated in 1984.

He Joined Fisons Instruments in 1985 and had sales support, technical support and marketing roles before having his first commercial responsibilities for HAAKE products in 1989.

Since then he has had an ongoing commercial responsibility for the Thermo Scientific HAAKE viscometer and rheometer products within the UK.

He has also covered Ireland and the Nordic Countries. He also represents the HAAKE laboratory extrusion products. In his current position he supports SciMed Ltd in their distributor role for the Thermo Scientific HAAKE viscometer and rheometer products.

Kevin Photo - Northern Regional Sales Account Manager at Thermo Fisher Scientific

Dr Rebecca Hudson-Kershaw - Product Manager at SciMed Ltd

Dr Rebecca Hudson-Kershaw is a Product Manager at SciMed Ltd, responsible for the Thermo Haake portfolio.

With a background in Chemical Engineering and a PhD focused in rheology, Rebecca brings a wealth of expertise to her role. Throughout her career, she has accrued seven years of experimental rheology experience, with a particular focus on developing new rheometric techniques.

Rebecca completed her PhD and subsequent post-doctoral research position at Swansea University as part of the Complex Fluids Research Group.

Since joining SciMed in May 2023, Rebecca has been instrumental in her role as Product Manager. She oversees the Thermo Haake rheometer and viscometer range, as well as petrochemical testing equipment from Koehler and AD Systems. 

What will I learn?

The course has been designed so that users of any brand and model of rheometer can attend and benefit.

Many aspects of rheology will be covered including theory (both rotational and oscillatory), tribology, sample preparation and method development.

Fully operational systems will be used for the training to allow participants to get essential and beneficial “hands-on” experience.

Training certificates will be provided to all attendees.


Event Details

Date: Thursday 23rd May 2024

Time: 9.30am – 4:30pm (UK time)

Cost: £110+VAT  (This can be applied as a discount against any SciMed purchase within 2024).

Payment options: For other payment options to complete your booking please contact us >> 0161 442 9963

Location: SciMed, Unit B4, The Embankment Business Park, Vale Road, Stockport, Cheshire SK4 3GN, United Kingdom

Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Rheology Masterclass Agenda




Registration, coffee and pastries

9.50 – 10:00           

Welcome and SciMed Introduction

10:00 – 11:00

Part 1: Theoretical background and measurement of the dynamic shear viscosity

Part 2: Yield stress and time-dependent flow behavior

11:00 – 11:15


11:15 – 12:15

RheoWin Software

12:45 – 13:30      


13:30 – 14:15    

Part 3: Viscoelasticity and creep recovery tests, oscillatory tests

Part 4: Tribology

14:15 – 14:45  

Practical session

14:45 – 15:00


15:00 – 15:30

Practical session

15:30 – 16:15            

Well Prepared – Good Results


Q & A session and close of Masterclass by 16:30.

Please note this is a provisional agenda. Please do get in touch if there is anything you would like to learn or see on the day.

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About Scimed

SciMed is a leading supplier of scientific instrumentation in the UK and Ireland, specialising in supplying analytical instrumentation and process equipment from industry-leading manufacturers. 

The company has been in operation for 40 years and caters to various industries ranging from academic institutions, large-scale industry and contract testing laboratories to start-ups and SMEs. 

SciMed takes pride in helping scientists, engineers and technicians solve their analytical and process challenges, providing effective aftersales care for the lifetime of their customers’ investments.

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