knowledge Building

Process Chemistry

Thermodynamics, Mixing,  and Reaction Engineering
Reaction Processes and Engineering, Supercritical Fluids and Granular materials

CONTENT: Smart fluids and stimuli-responsive flow behavior is a departure from what has been conventionally utilized in industrial and process flow applications: the application of field and gradient effects result in an autonomic response. There is also a demand for high-performance fluids that can withstand extreme conditions and high cyclic stability. Such applications are found in oil & gas upstream applications, process control in refineries, development of commercial products such as lubricants, emulsion additives, and food processing. Flow process monitoring extends not only for highly viscoelastic fluids but also in multiphase and gas monitoring in refineries. This conference aims to augment basic knowledge for the participant and explore the forefront of new materials, chemical additives, flow process monitoring, and state-of-the-art analytical and characterization methods. In a two-day workshop, the aim is to build knowledge and foster a networking environment in a business-casual and relaxed atmosphere.

RELEVANCE: This conference is open to both the novice and the highly experienced researcher, engineer, and technical manager. It will be highly valued by technical and marketing managers in that the new knowledge on flow control, materials and methods is useful for everyday decision making and customer communication. For the researcher, it will connect real-world applications with basic technology platforms in fluids and flow control. The participant will learn the new developments in instrument technologies and the use of smart additives and formulations methods including nanomaterials.  On the other hand, it is also a training venue for learning the fundamentals of rheology, mixing technology, characterization techniques, sensor evaluation, etc.  in a relatively short time.

NETWORKING: The conference will be highly valued for the networking opportunities between experts and decision makers in R&D and marketing both in industry and academia. It will provide opportunities to meet with different companies and solution providers in materials, formulations, analytical methods, and project services.

This conference and workshop will cover:

1. Introduction to Flow and Process Chemistry
2. Rheology Basics and the Viscoelastic Behavior
3. Polymers and Surfactants in Rheology
4. Lubricants and Emulsifiers: From Food, Cosmetics, Hydraulics
5. Smart Fluids and Complex Fluids
6. Supercritical Fluids
7. Introduction to Flow Chemistry, Synthesis and Microreactors
8. Overview of Fluids in Oil & Gas Upstream: Drilling Fluids, Completion Fluids, Hydraulic Fracturing, Flow Assurance, Enhanced Oil Recovery
9. Highly Viscous Media Processing and Principles of Smart Mixing
10. Bulk Powder Handling and Granular Material Flow and Storage
11. Phase Behavior: PVT and Pressure Testing
12. Flow Measurements and Monitoring
13. Advanced Sensors and Gas Monitoring
14. Advanced Analytical Methods: Spectroscopy and Microscopy


This will be a two-day Conference-Training meeting and premiere networking event that will draw participants from many in the industry: chemical companies, academia, process monitoring experts, chemical reaction engineers, formulators, analytical chemists

Certificate of Completion given,

Question and Answer Sessions.

Networking Opportunities - chemical R & D divisions, chemical companies, chemical suppliers, and other instrument companies

EXHIBITION New Instrumentation and Products from selected exhibitors (15 Exhibitor slots only).

-Workshop Registration is limited to first 75 participants (meals and evening reception included)
-Exhibitor Networking OPEN to the public with Registration (lunch included)
-Group Discount rate available for 5 or more attendees
-Discount for Academics at 50%
Please contact organizer, e-mail:, for more details.

See EVENT WEBSITE for more details!

Master Instructor:

Prof. Rigoberto Advincula
Director of PETRO Case
Case Western Reserve University
Department of Macromolecular Science and Engineering

“ This workshop conference is highly informative for augmenting my field experience and I like the networking too”


Polymers and nanomaterials

Materials Properties and Flow Engineering

Smart fluids and stimuli-responsive materials. Use of Nanomaterials. Mixing and Formulation


Smart Flow and Chemistry


Instrumentation, Analysis, and Simulation

State of the art methods, reaction monitoring, process and gas flow

Rheology & Flow

Viscoelastic Theory and Simulation

Newtonian to Non-newtonian, Start with Viscoelastic behavior and phase behavior. Oil & Gas and Rheology Modifiers

Past Attendees

Smart Flow and Chemistry -Potential Topics to be Covered

Day 1 - Flow Process and Fluids

Introduction to Flow and Process Chemistry
Rheology Basics
Polymers and Rheology
Lubricants and Emulsifiers: From Food, Cosmetics, Hydraulics
Smart Fluids and Complex Fluids
2 D Nanomaterials and Films

Coatings and 2D Flow Rheology
Flow Chemistry and Synthesis
Drilling Fluids
Completion Fluids
Hydraulic Fracturing
Flow Assurance and Artificial Lift Methods
Enhanced Oil Recovery

Day 2 - Methods and Measurements

Highly Viscous Media Processing
Principles of Smart Mixing
Granular Material Flow and Storage
Mixing and Formulation
Core Flooding and Permeability Testing
Phase Behavior: PVT and Pressure Testing
Flow Measurements and Monitoring
Advanced Sensors
Gas Monitoring
Flow Simulation and Imaging
Advanced Analytical Methods
Advanced Spectroscopy and Microscopy