Non-Newtonian fluids

The research group is engaged in the processing, characterization and application of non-Newtonian fluids, with a special focus on shear thickening fluids.

Magnetorheological fluids are applied in smart vibration damping systems. Shear thickening fluids find application in elastic, smart anti-impact protecting systems, in such products as bullet-proof vests, sport protectors, pads protecting fragile products etc.

Research activities

  • Magnetorheological fluids
  • Shear thickening fluids
  • Research offer
  • Characterisation of rheological properties of visco-elastic materials
  • Measurements of impact force absorption (also in magnetic field)
  • Study of accelerated ageing of materials
  • Design and fabrication of protective structures based on rheological fluids.


Application of non-Newtonian fluids in energy absorbing systems, TANGO1/269556/NCBR/2015

Research collaboration

  • Smart Fluid sp. z o. o.
  • Gedeon Sp. Jawna


Professor Marcin Leonowicz
+48 22 234 84 50
Division of Structural and Functional Materials