• September 2023 - Jens Martens joins the group as a graduate student. Welcome Jens!


the STEM fellowhip program
  • April 2022 - Welcome to Shailah Aggarson and Akshay Senthilkumar to our group for participating in the STEM fellowship program!
  • March 2022 - Congratulations to Tanvir to have successfully defended his PhD thesis!


Dynamics of Brownian Janus rods at a liquid–liquid interface
the Canadian Society of Rheology!
  • December 2021 - Dr. Natale has been elected as Vice President of the Canadian Society of Rheology!
Superparamagnetic SiO2@Fe3O4 core/shell fabrication via low-temperature electroless deposition
  • November 2021 - Congratulations to Teetas for receiving the Alberta Graduate Excellence Scholarship
  • July 2021 - Congratulations to Samin for receiving the Ursula and Herbert Zandmer Graduate Scholarship!


  • March 2020 - Congratulations to Ajay and Shabab to have successfully defended their MSc thesis!
the Schulich School of Engineering Outstanding Teacher Award
  • February 2020 - Dr. Natale receives the Schulich School of Engineering Outstanding Teacher Award!


Diffusiophoresis of active colloids in viscoelastic media
  • July 2019 - Congratulations to Razie for receiving the Ursula and Herbert Zandmer Graduate Scholarship!
  • July 2019 - Congratulations to Gaurav Kumar for successfully defending his MSc thesis titled "Settling Dynamics of Two Spheres in a Diluted Suspension of Brownian Rods"!
Oscillatory Shear Response of the Rigid Rod Model: Microstructural Evolution
  • June 2019 - Dr. De Corato and Giovanniantonio Natale publish a theoretical paper on Nematic colloids in oscillatory shear in Macromolecules!
Settling dynamics of two spheres in a suspension of Brownian rods
  • April 2019 - Gaurav and Giovanniantonio Natale present at the Annual European Rheology Conference! Many interesting talks and potential collaborations.
  • March 2019 - Congratulations to Razie and Narsis that received the Graduate Excellence Award from the University of Calgary!
Model MCR 702 TwinDrive
  • March 2019 - CFI grant awarded for Twin Drive Rheometer. Great infrastructure to support our interdisciplinary research. 
  • January 2019 - Welcome Samin to Calgary and our group!


  • November 2018 - Shabab presents at the Division of Fluid Dynamics of the Americal Physical Society! Great discussions and new ideas were shared.
  • May 2018 - Welcome to Razie and Narsis to our group!


  • November 2017 - Welcome to Tanvir to our group! 
  • October 2017 - Giovanniantonio Natale gets awarded the New Directions grant from the Americal Chemical Society - Petroleum Research Fund! 
  • September 2017 - Welcome Shabab and Ajay to the group! 
  • April 2017 - Giovanniantonio Natale gets awarded the NSERC Discovery Grant on Active Colloidal Suspensions
  • March 2017 - Welcome Gaurav to our group!


  • August 2016 -  Giovanniantonio Natale joined the department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering at University of Calgary.