dr.ir. R.M. (Ruth) Cardinaels - Expertise
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Ruth Cardinaels studied chemical engineering at the University of Leuven (KU Leuven, Belgium). In 2005, she graduated (Summa cum laude) with a master thesis about the “Pressure dependence of the viscosity of immiscible polymer blends”. In 2010 she obtained a PhD (Summa cum laude with congratulations of the board of examiners) from the same university on “Droplet deformation, breakup and coalescence in shear flow: Effects of confinement and component viscoelasticity”. After her PhD, she continued to work in the Soft Matter, Rheology and Technology group as a postdoctoral research fellow. During this period she also completed the “Specific teacher training in natural sciences” at KU Leuven. From april 2013 - september 2013 she was a visiting postdoctoral researcher at the mechanical engineering department of Princeton University (USA). Her PhD and postdoctoral research was funded by personal fellowships of the Research Foundation Flanders (FWO-Vlaanderen). In september 2014 she became an Assistant Professor (UD) in the mechanical engineering department at Eindhoven University of Technology.
Droplet dynamics and multiphase flows Experimental rheology Rheo-optics (Rheo)dielectric spectroscopy Polymer blends and nanocomposites Emulsions and suspensions Food: cell wall suspensions, solutions and gels of proteins and polysacharides