Murray Rheology Consulting is an independent firm that offers rheology advice, rheology education, and rheometry test method consultation. Dr. L.R. Murray is a rheologist who specializes in soft material physics for industrial and academic research. The aim of the firm is to provide methods and information for laboratories to get started with rheology testing or fully utilize their existing instrumentation to save time and money with R&D, product development, and quality control.
L. Murray et al., “Influence of adsorbed and non-adsorbed polymer additives on the viscosity of magnesium oxide suspensions”, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, Jan. 2018, 135, 3, 45696.
L. Murray, C. Gupta, N. Washburn, K. Erk, “Lignopolymers as viscosity-reducing additives in model cementitious suspensions", Journal of Colloid and Interfacial Science, 2015, 459, 107.
B. Elliott, K. Steckbeck, L. Murray, K. Erk, "Rheological Investigation of the Shear Strength, Durability, and Recovery of Alginate Rafts Formed By Antacid Medication in Varying pH Environments," International Journal of Pharmaceutics, 457, 1, 2013, 118-123.
Analysis of rheometry data for soft material characterization; analysis for rheometer test method development, product development and formulation, research, and quality control.
Project-specific rheology consultation; can be a single meeting or reoccurring collaboration to serve as a rheologist on a team of scientists or engineers with a wider scope than method development and training. May contain needed training and method development along with guidance on macromolecule physics and/or general structure-property relationships.
First 30 minutes of consultation are free to determine which services will best help your project.
On-site or online training that covers caring and keeping of a shear rheometer, best practices for loading samples and interpreting data, and theory behind the test methods in use. Tailored for either research scientists, lab managers, engineers, or technicians. Session lengths specified by customer are either 2 hours, 4 hours, 1 day, or multiple days.
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Receive expert advice on how to get started with characterizing a new material or how to refine a current test method for shear rheometers. Method design is customized for your problem solving needs in either product development, quality control, and/or research with emphasis on providing the most relevant information to help your company save time and money.
Save time and get the most valuable insights from published sources with a custom literature report from Murray Rheology Consulting. Literature reports contain information on applied rheology in your specific topic along with suggested rheometry techniques and analysis methods. Reports are written such that non-rheologists can understand the information presented while also incorporating advanced technical knowledge.
Composition of science articles for popular media, authorship of standard operating procedures (SOPs), and writing training materials
Pricing available for hourly or by the project.
Editing available for academic publications, industrial reports, and science articles for popular media
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Lisa and I worked together on a two projects, one involving Ultrasonic Speckle Velocimetry (USV), which is a method using ultrasound to measure complex fluid behavior coupled to a rheometer, and the second, we worked on a project involving colloidal suspensions, where additive polymers reduced the viscosity and stabilized the suspension. In my experience working with Lisa, she was always very professional and showed a strong aptitude for attention to detail.
During both projects, Lisa's expertise was invaluable. Her dedication and time spent with me on my project sped up my success in completing the project by weeks. If you are looking for a consulting company to solve challenging problems to expedite your experiments, assist in teaching the trade of rheology, or simply need advice on advanced techniques, such as USV or PIV for rheometry measurements, then I would highly recommend using Murray Rheology Consulting.
I strongly endorse Murray Rheology Consulting and recommend them to anyone seeking Rheology consulting.