The complex fluids lab, headed by Professor Giovanniantonio Natale, is a young research group at University of Calgary in the Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering.
The group focuses mainly on problems related to colloidal science and rheology. Our activities focuses on rheology of anisotropic particles, magnetic micro/nanoparticles dynamics, emulsions behaviour, multiphase flows, and active matter. We use experiments, simulations, and modeling to quantitatively answer new research questions and industry challenges. Our diverse group actively collaborates with industry, scientists and engineers from many disciplines. In practical terms, some of our research has been initiated and sponsored by industrial applications in oil-field services, fiber filled composites, nanocomposites, emulsions dynamics, encapsulation process and medical/clinical applications.
We are always looking for new challenges and collaborations. Feel free to contact and visit us.