Hossain wins best poster award


Tanver HossainMechanical engineering doctoral student Tanver Hossain was named the winner of the poster session at the 2022 World Adhesive and Sealant Conference (WAC) in Chicago last month.  

Hossain, in Professor Randy Ewoldt’s lab, conducts research in the areas of soft matter, development of rheometry methods, and characterization with application in embedded 3D printing.

His poster, titled, “Protorheology: visual evidence and inference,” demonstrates his work surveying protorheology tests that provide visual evidence of the existence of key rheological phenomena for complex materials. These tests allow quantitative estimates of rheological properties with applications in 3D printing. The poster included several case studies showing how protorheology enhances measurement with rheometers.

“These simple yet valuable tests provide insight for choosing test conditions, consistency checks to avoid bad data, and context for interpreting results that will be useful for instruction, research, and broader technical communication,” Hossain said.

The researchers plan to submit this work soon for publication in the Journal of Rheology, as well as present on the topic at the annual meeting of the Society of Rheology later this year.

Hossain earned both his bachelor’s degree (2017) and master’s degree (2019) in mechanical engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology.