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Researcher: Daniel Klingenberg

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Areas of Research Expertise
* Understand fundamental chemistry and physics of transport processes of heterogeneous media, particularly the role of colloidal and interfacial properties on the mechanical and rheological properties of materials
* Understand relationships between fiber properties and interactions, suspension structure and rheological properties of non-Brownian fiber suspensions
* Colloid Science
* Electromagnetic phenomena in materials
* Suspension rheology
Web Site Daniel Klingenberg's University Webpage
Curriculum Vitae (CV)
Current/Active Funding
  • NSF, 2009-2012, GOALI Collaborative Research: Engineering magnetorheological fluids by controlling nonmagnetic particle interactions
  • USDA, National Institute of Food & Agriculture, 2009-2012, High Solids Processing of Biomass for Biofuel and Biorefining Applications
  • Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, 2010-2011
Issued Patent(s)
  • 5,435,931 - Protein enhanced electrorheological fluids, granted Jul 25, 1995.
USPTO Published Applications
Recent Publication(s)
  • "Magnetorheological fluids: a review"

de Vicente J, Klingenberg DJ, Hidalgo-Alvarez R, Soft Matter 7 (8): 3701-3710 2011. In this review paper we revisit the most outstanding advances on the rheological performance of MR fluids.

  • "Settling dynamics of asymmetric rigid fibers"

Tozzi EJ, Scott CT, Vahey D et al., Physics of Fluids 23 (3): Mar 2011. The three-dimensional motion of asymmetric rigid fibers settling under gravity in a quiescent fluid was experimentally measured using a pair of cameras located on a movable platform.

  • "The effect of high intensity mixing on the enzymatic hydrolysis of concentrated cellulose fiber suspensions"

Samaniuk JR, Scott CT, Root TW et al., Bioresource Technology 102 (6): 4489-4494 Mar 2011. Enzymatic hydrolysis of lignocellulosic biomass in a high shear environment was examined.

  • "Shear-controlled electrical conductivity of carbon nanotubes networks suspended in low and high molecular weight liquids"

Bauhofer W, Schulz SC, Eken AE, et la., Polymer 51 (22): 5024-5027 Oct 2010.  Study provides experimental evidence that given shear rates result in specific conductivity levels in such different systems as high-viscosity carbon nanotube/polymer melt or low-viscosity carbon nanotube/epoxy fiber suspensions.

Recent Artistic Works  
  • Materials Science Program
  • Rheology Research Center
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E-mail Address [email protected]
Phone Number (608) 262-8932
Current University UW-Madison
Department Chemical and Biological Engineering
Title Professor
Other Appointments  
Address Line 1 3006 Engineering Hall
Address Line 2 1415 Engineering Drive
City Madison
State WI
Zip Code 53706
Bachelor's Degree BS, University of Missouri-Rolla
Master's Degree MS, University of Illinois
PhD PhD, University of Illinois
Other Degrees
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