Day 2

Bay Area 2-Day In-Person Short Course: Thermal Analysis and Rheology

Day 1: Thermal Analysis
August 30, 2022 | 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Day 2: Rheology and Dynamic Mechanical Analysis
August 31, 2022 | 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM


Hayes Mansion
200 Edenvale Ave San Jose, CA 95136
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Join TA Instruments and the experts from our applications team for two days of technical sessions in thermal analysis and rheology at the Historic Hayes Mansion in San Jose, California. Advance your knowledge of thermal and rheology theory and applications, meet your local representatives, plus enjoy breakfast and lunch on us! Experts from TA’s Applications Team will share the latest advancements in the field and answer your technical questions.

Agenda - Day 2

8:30 - 9:00 AM
Light Breakfast
9:00 - 9:20 AM
I Have a Viscometer… Why do I need a Rheometer?
9:20 - 10:15 AM
Rheological Theory and Introduction to HRx0 and Geometries
10:30 - 10:50 AM
Morning Break with Beverages and Snacks
10:50 - 12:00 PM
Rheology Applications Examples - Basic and Advanced
12:00 - 1:00 PM
1:00 - 2:00 PM
DMA Theory and Introduction to DMA 850
2:00 - 3:00 PM
Basic and Advanced DMA Applications


Dr. Austin Ryan

Field Applications Engineer

Dr. Austin J. Ryan is a field application engineer with TA instruments supporting the thermal (TGA/DSC/SDT/TMA/SA) and rheology (HR, DMA) product lines. Austin earned his B.S in chemistry from the University of Florida in 2015 followed by his Ph.D. in chemistry at the University of California, Irvine in 2020. Following completion of his degree, Austin worked as an innovation chemist in the precious metals industry where he was responsible for new product development as well as optimization of production lines for existing products. Austin is based out of the TA field office located in Costa Mesa California and enjoys the local offerings of mountain and ocean activities in his free time.

Dr. Keith Coasey

Rheology Applications Support Engineer

Dr. Keith Coasey is a rheology applications engineer at TA Instruments, stationed at the central headquarters in New Castle, Delaware. He supports the Rheology and DMA product lines, including customer training, instrument support, and writing application notes. In 2016 he received a Bachelors degree in Physics from Millersville University. In 2021 he received a Ph.D. in Materials science from the University of Delaware under the supervision of Dr. Michael Mackay, focusing on polymer physics, rheology, thermal analysis, and coupled thermal-fluid modelling in extrusion based additive manufacturing. In his free time Keith enjoys composing music, calisthenics, and getting out in nature.

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Additional Information

Parking at the Hayes Mansion is free of charge. Please contact your local territory representative to receive the information regarding special room pricing for this event.

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* Some modules and OEM products are excluded. Trade in required to receive discount. Please contact your local TA representative for more details. Deals valid for systems purchased and delivered before September 18, 2020.