Tests With the Instruments: Arrangements

The instruments are used only by qualified personnel, and several working arrangements are possible.

  1. Tests are carried out by Laboratory personnel, for which there are instrument and personnel costs; this arrangement often suits clients outside the university.
  2. Tests are carried by a user trained to operate an instrument, in which case there is an hourly charge for the use of the instrument, plus a charge for training; this arrangement generally suits academic colleagues and other research colleagues.
  3. Tests are carried out by user as part of a research collaboration with Professor James; in this case, there is no charge to the user.

To explore a working arrangement, contact the Laboratory Director, Professor James, at 416-978-3049 or send a message to

To view the range of fluids tested previously under these arrangements, see Fluids Characterized in the MIE Rheology Laboratory.

To see related journal publications, see Publications Based on Laboratory Data