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Smart Flow 2019


Monday, March 4, 2019 at 8:30 AM - Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at 5:30 PM (CST)

Smart Flow 2019

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Day 1 Only - Fluids and Materials (Mar. 4) Mar 6, 2019 $600.00 $0.00
Day 2 Only - Process Monitoring and Analytical Methods (Mar. 5) Mar 6, 2019 $600.00 $0.00
Two-Day- ADVANCED Registration - Mar 4-5, 2019   more info Mar 6, 2019 $900.00 $0.00
Academic Registration Only - 2 Days Only Mar 6, 2019 $600.00 $0.00
Student Registration Only (ID Proof) - 2 Days Mar 8, 2019 $400.00 $0.00
View Exhibits Only + Networking Lunch (Advanced Registration) Mar 6, 2019 $50.00 $0.00
Sponsor May 1, 2019 Enter donation ($)

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Houston, TX,

March 4-5, 2019


SCOPE: Smart fluids and stimuli-responsive flow behavior is a departure from what has been conventionally utilized in industrial and process flow applications: the application of field and gradient effects result in an autonomic response. There is also a demand for high-performance fluids that can withstand extreme conditions and high cyclic stability. Such applications are found in oil & gas upstream applications, process control in refineries, development of commercial products such as lubricants, emulsion additives, and food processing. Flow process monitoring extends not only for highly viscoelastic fluids but also in multiphase and gas monitoring in refineries. This conference aims to augment basic knowledge for the participant and explore the forefront of new materials, chemical additives, flow process monitoring, and state-of-the-art analytical and characterization methods. In a two day workshop, the aim is to build knowledge and foster a networking environment in a business-casual and relaxed atmosphere.


RELEVANCE: This conference is open to both the novice and the highly experienced researcher, engineer, and technical manager. It will be highly valued by technical and marketing managers in that the new knowledge on flow control, materials and methods is useful for everyday decision making and customer communication. For the researcher, it will connect real-world applications with basic technology platforms in fluids and flow control. The participant will learn the new developments in instrument technologies and the use of smart additives and formulations methods including nanomaterials.  On the other hand, it is also a training venue for learning the fundamentals of rheology, mixing technology, characterization techniques, sensor evaluation, etc.  in a relatively short time.

NETWORKING: The conference will be highly valued for the networking opportunities between experts and decision makers in R&D and marketing both in industry and academia. It will provide opportunities to meet with different companies and solution providers in materials, formulations, analytical methods, and project services.



This conference and workshop will cover:


1. Introduction to Flow and Process Chemistry

2. Rheology Basics and the Viscoelastic Behavior

3. Polymers and Surfactants in Rheology

4. Lubricants and Emulsifiers: From Food, Cosmetics, Hydraulics

5. Smart Fluids and Complex Fluids

6. Supercritical Fluids

7. Introduction to Flow Chemistry, Synthesis, and Microreactors

8. Overview of Fluids in Oil & Gas Upstream: Drilling Fluids, Completion Fluids, Hydraulic Fracturing, Flow Assurance, Enhanced Oil Recovery

9. Highly Viscous Media Processing and Principles of Smart Mixing

10. Bulk Powder Handling and Granular Material Flow and Storage

11. Phase Behavior: PVT and Pressure Testing

12. Flow Measurements and Monitoring

13. Advanced Sensors and Gas Monitoring

14. Advanced Analytical Methods: Spectroscopy and Microscopy



This will be a two-day Conference-Training meeting and premier networking event that will draw participants from many in the industry: chemical companies, academia, process monitoring experts, chemical reaction engineers, formulators, analytical chemists


Certificate of Completion given,

Question and Answer Sessions.

Networking Opportunities - chemical R & D divisions, chemical companies, chemical suppliers, and other instrument companies


EXHIBITION New Instrumentation and Products from selected exhibitors (15 slots only).

-Workshop Registration is limited to first 75 participants (meals and evening reception included)

-Exhibitor Networking OPEN to the public with Registration (lunch included)

-Group Discount rate available for 5 or more attendees

-Discount for Academics at 50%



Please contact organizer, e-mail:, for more details.


 Please See Detailed Syllabus!


See EVENT WEBSITE for more details!



Master Instructor:

Prof. Rigoberto Advincula

Director of PETRO Case

Case Western Reserve University

Department of Macromolecular Science and Engineering




Past Participants from:


Advincula Research Group Website 



HOTEL and Venue:

Holiday Inn

Holiday Inn Webster / Clear Lake

302 W. Bay Area Blvd.

Webster, TX 77598

Group Code: MP1

RECREATION AND TOURIST SITES: NASA, Kemah BoardWalk, Clear Lake, Galveston Island, Moody Gardens, Houston Downtown.




ATTIRE: Casual

SPONSORSHIP: Please contact Organizer

Refund Policy


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By Registering, you agree to the terms of the conference. Registrant gives MACROPROWORKS permission to use their emails for information purposes only, to receive updates on MACROPROWORKS news and events as well as give the exhibitors access to attendee information. Any information obtained from attendees will NOT be sold to any outside agency.

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When & Where

Holiday Inn at Houston-Webster
302 W. Bay Area Blvd
Webster, Texas 77598

Monday, March 4, 2019 at 8:30 AM - Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at 5:30 PM (CST)

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MACROPROWORKS teams up with Prof. Rigoberto Advincula as co-organizer.

Professor Rigoberto C. Advincula is a Fellow of the American Chemical Society, member of SPE, NACE, AOCS, and AAAS. He is Director of PETRO Case a consortium which focuses on new materials and sustainability engineering for the oil and gas industry. He is also a PMSE Fellow and Herman Mark Scholar of 2013, recognizing his accomplishments and contributions in advancing the field of polymers and materials. He is currently Professor of Macromolecular Science and Engineering at Case Western Reserve University. He is Editor for Reactive and Functional Polymers, REACT and Associate Editor of Polymer Reviews and regularly publishes in a number of top peer-reviewed journals.


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