Today the group had an (early) farewell lunch with Yul Hui before she returns to Korea. We had to fit this one in before Jimmy left for his summer internship. We will miss you Yul Hui!
Happy Holidays from the Rogers Group!
That’s a wrap on SOR2022. I’m immensely proud of my students for their wonderful presentations, dedication, and hard work. Thanks to everyone who attended for making it a great meeting.
This weekend we celebrated Matt’s successful thesis defence. He’s the fourth student to graduate from our group, but his was the first in-person defence. We wish him all the best as he heads to his new post-doc position in Germany and Belgium. Congratulations, Matt!
Congratulations to Dr. Gavin Donley, who returned to UIUC this weekend for graduation. Although he’s the third PhD student to graduate from the Rogers Group, he’s the first that I got to hood on stage.
A farewell photo with the group before we say goodbye to our Master’s student, Anita Dobo
Today we took a group photo with our newest group member, Destiny Collazo before the trees lost all their leaves.
Today we say goodbye to Dr. Gavin Donley! We wish him all the best as he moves on to Georgetown University to post-doc with@emanueladelgado. Congratulations, Gavin!

Last week we raised a glass and said goodbye to Dr. Jiho Choi, who successfully defended his thesis at the end of October. We wish Jiho all the best as he begins his new position at the Korea Institute of Science and Technology, looking at extensional rheology. Congrats, Jiho!!

We’re on the move…across the road. Goodbye Davenport Hall, hello Roger Adams Lab! @ChBE_Illinois @LASillinois

Yesterday we raised a glass to Dr. Johnny Lee (centre), who is moving on at the end of the month. He was a valuable member of our group and we wish him the best in his future endeavours @corteva @ChBE_Illinois

It’s been great having my former post-doc, Prof. JD Park, back in the lab these last few weeks. He, Johnny, and Jiho were the original members of the Rogers Group, and yesterday was one of the last times we’ll all be together at Illinois before they move on.

My graduate student Johnny has been awarded the 2020 Neutron Scattering Society of America Outstanding Student Research Prize! This is a great recognition of all his hard work!

Holiday celebration at the Rogers’ residence. Dinner, dessert, and Camel Up until…well, it’s almost midnight and we’re still going. Happy holidays, everyone! #ImgoingtopartnerwithSimon

Holiday celebration at the Rogers’ residence. Dinner, dessert, and Camel Up until…well, it’s almost midnight and we’re still going. Happy holidays, everyone! #ImgoingtopartnerwithSimon

The Rogers Group is growing! This week we welcome our new graduate students Jiachun, Eric, and Krutarth.

We had a great time at #SOR2019! Heading home for a rest…

Our lab is a little emptier this week after we said goodbye to our post-doc JD, who will start his new position at the Kumoh National Institute of Technology in Korea. We will miss him but we wish him all the best!

Holiday celebrations at the Rogers residence…Have a safe and happy Christmas, everyone!

Filming for our @JoVEJournal article, “Studying Large Amplitude Oscillatory Shear Response of Soft Materials”, has been completed and it is currently in production. Great job Johnny and JD!

GAMES Camp activity learning about shear thickening and viscoelasticity by making oobleck and slime.

Celebrating the graduations of Aza Walker, Dawna Peterson, and Ugonna Oduocha, the first graduates from the Rogers group. 

Back in NZ attending the VPF 7 meeting. Many of the world’s best researchers in the field of yield stress fluids went to Rotorua. Good times all round. 

The Girls’ Adventures in Mathematics, Engineering, and Science (GAMES) camp attendees learned about viscoelasticity timescales and formulations through making and playing with silly putty and oobleck. Is it a solid, or a liquid? As seen below, it was hard to tell who had more fun, the girls or us!

The 17th International Symposium on Applied Rheology (ISAR) at Seoul National University in South Korea. The picture shows a group at the beautiful Korea House for a traditional Korean banquet after the symposium. From bottom left going clockwise below are Prof. Jaewook Nam, Prof. Randy Ewoldt, Simon, Prof. Kyu Hyun, Dr. Joung Sook Hong, Prof. Hyun Wook Jung, Prof. Frank Scheffold, Prof. Jae Chun Hyun, and our host, Prof. Kyung Hyun Ahn.

Installation of our Anton Paar MCR 702.

Christmas group gathering at Destihl in Champaign with a few extra Kiwis (Simon’s parents)