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Welcome to the Wagner Research Group Homepage!

Group Hike Spring 2023

Working From Home


Bingham Medal Society of Rheology, Philadelphia October 2014

Society of Rheology 2019


Brandywine Canoe Adventure 2019

Canoe Trip 2018

Interviewing Astronaut Dr. Kate Rubins

RAPID development of a local epidemiological population balance model informed by UAV and WVD data.

 Go here: https://sites.udel.edu/udcovidmodel/

Recent Announcements


Colloidal Suspension Rheology– companion study site with Q&A and updates to the book. Colloidal Suspension Rheology (Cambridge University Press, 2011)

Colloidal Suspension Rheology (Cambridge University Press, 2011)

In the News


2023 Journal of Rheology Best Paper Award

Julie B. Hipp1, Jeffrey J. Richards2, and Norman J. Wagner1
1 University of Delaware, 2Northwestern University
Direct measurements of the microstructural origin of shear-thinning in carbon black suspensions
J. Rheol. 65145 (2021)

Scilight: https://doi.org/10.1063/10.0003503


Neutron Scattering Society of America  awards Prof. Wagner the 2018 Sustained Research Prize  at the American Conference on Neutron Scattering in College Park Md., July 2018

UDAILY Article

American Chemical Society produces a 3:22 minute movie about Shear Thickening Fluids and STF Technologies LLC
shown at SXSW 2017!

view the movie here:

Prof. Wagner Gives Webinar for AIChE Academy!

Protective Materials for First Responders, Football Players, and Astronauts: Shear Thickening Fluids

Originally delivered Aug 30, 2017


2/21/2017 Prof. Wagner delivers American Chemical Society Webinar– Chemistry of Sports

senator-coons-1Prof. Wagner explains Center for Neutron Science achievements to Senator Chris Coons at the NCNR
STF Technologies research on the STAR Campus highlighted in the news- watch the video here WDEL
Shear thickening fluid research is highlighted by PBS WHYY (CH 12) Friday June 26th, 2015 on FIRST- watch here
ColburnAward2014Kate Gurnon, NJW and Dongcui Li at 2014 doctoral graduationKate Gurnon’s dissertation is awarded UD’s 2015 Allan P. Colburn Prize for the Outstanding Dissertation in Engineering and Mathematical Sciences

Kate Gurnon, NJW and Dongcui Li at 2014 doctoral graduation

STF Armor(tm) technology highlighted in March 4th Wilmington News Journal Article “Liquid Armor:  University of Delaware’s innovation” by Molly Murray delawareonline.com

What’s Hot

Our work on monoclonal antibodies with Genentech is in the news!

MAB proteins

Working with Genentech and NIST, our work helps cancer treatment drugs get past their sticking point C&E News item BioPharma Reporter item

Rheo-SANS article in JOVE exceeds 2000 views.Figure_9_Gurnon
JACS Spotlight highlights our work on discovering spontaneous vesicle formation in ionic liquids.


The schematic on the cover illustrates a shear-induced hexagonal close-packed crystal structure formed in concentrated Pluronic F127/ethylammonium nitrate solutions, along with small angle neutron scattering 2D patterns measured
perpendicular to the three planes of flow, adapted from Figure 11 of the paper by López-Barrón, Wagner, and Porcar ( Journal of Rheology 59(3) (2015) p. 793)