European Society of Rheology (ESR)

The European Society of Rheology is open for everyone interested in rheology in all countries of Europe. Rheology is defined as the science of the deformation and flow of matter which means that rheology in some form enters almost every study of material properties. The ESR involves rheologists engaged in both industrial and academic research and development and is therefore a common meeting ground for engineers, physicists, chemists and biologists with a common interest in rheology


Annual European Rheology Conference 2019 (AERC 2019)

Portoroz/Slovenia, April 8 - 11, 2019

The Annual European Rheology Conference (AERC 2019) will be held in Portoroz/Slovenia during April 8 - 11, 2019.

More information, the scientific program, and images will become available soon.

Weissenberg Award 2017

The 2017 Weissenberg Award recipient is Philippe Coussot from Université Paris-Est, Laboratoire Navier (Ecole des Ponts, IFSTTAR, CNRS), France. Coussot has contributed to both fundamental and engineering aspects of rheology, in particular thixotropy and yielding of dense suspensions, pastes and other complex out-of-equilibrium materials.  He has made ground-breaking discoveries (such as viscosity bifurcation), developed cutting-edge experimental protocols (such as rheo-NMR) and contributed massively to the conceptual understanding of the rheology of (simple and thixotropic) yield stress fluids and their flow in complex geometries. With the same rigor, he has applied NMR to advance the field drying and porous media flow. His pioneering work has shaped the field and pushed toward unprecedented progress. Philippe is an active member of the rheology community, strongly engaged and dedicated mentor. Further details can be found in

Executive Board

The Executive Board (2017 - 2021) of the European Society of Rheology is:

  • Peter Fischer (President)
  • Mats Stading (Past Preseident)
  • Bettina Wolf (Treasurer)
  • Michel Cloitre (Secretary)
  • Pier-Luca Maffetone (Member at Large)
  • Evelyne van Ruymbeke (Member at Large)
  • Jan Vermant (European Editor of Rheologica Acta)

Nomination Board (2017 - 2021)

  • Helen Wilson (Chair)
  • Philippe Coussot
  • Norbert Willenbacher
  • Christian Clasen 

Representatitives of the individual members (2014-2018)

  • Manfred Wilhelm
  • Philippe Coussot
  • Norbert Willenbacher
  • Suzanne Fielding
  • Christian Clasen
  • Paula Moldenaers
  • Evelyne van Ruymbeke
  • Thomas Schweizer
  • Gianni Ianniruberto

Access to Rheologica Acta and Applied Rheology

Access to Rheologica Acta and Applied Rheology is free for all individual members of the ESR. Please access Rheologica Acta and Applied Rheology via the 'Member area'.

All participants of AERC 2017 (Copenhagen) and AERC 2018 (Sorrento) are automatically individual members of the ESR until end April of the following year.

Latest Job Offers

  • Postdocs - Drexel University

    Postdoctoral position in (i) advanced manufacturing and (ii) pitch precursor development at Drexel University.

  • Postdoc - NIST, Maryland

    Postdoc at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Gaithersburg, MD.

  • Postdoc - University of Texas, Dallas

    Postdoctoral position available in Colloidal Gel Simulation

  • Postdoc - Chalmers University, Gothenburg

    Porstdoctoral position on bio-based fiber and nanomaterial composites.

  • PhD Student – Federico II University, Naples

    PhD project on the molecular origin of the nonlinear shear and extensional behavior of double dynamics networks.

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Latest News

  • DRG Rheology Price 2018


    The 2018 Rheology price of the German Rheology Society (DRG) was given to Clara Weis at the occasion of the Joint Symposium of the Belgian Group of Rheology and the German Rheological Society "Rheology – 360°" in Luxembourg during March 19-20, 2018.

  • Society of Rheology - 2018 Bingham Medalist


    Professor Michael Rubinstein of University of Duke University is the 2018 Bingham Medalist of The Society of Rheology.

  • Polish Society of Engineering Rheology joins ESR


    The Polish Society of Engineering Rheology (PSER) is now full member of the European Society of Rheology (ESR).

  • Hanswalter Giesekus (1922 – 2017)


    Hanswalter Giesekus passed away on December 4, 2017. An obituary will be published soon in Rheologica Acta.

  • Australian Society of Rheology Medallion awarded to Prof. Raja R. Huilgol


    The ASR Council has awarded the ASR Medallion to Prof. Raja R. Huilgol in recognition of his outstanding and meritorious contributions to the science and technology of rheology.

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Next Conferences + Workshop

  • 27th Nordic Rheology Conference (NRC 2018)

    June 14-15, 2018

    Are you a rheologist? Do you study or work with the rheological properties of materials or products? Or are you working with functional materials and wondering how their rheological properties are important and can be optimized? Join us in Trondheim at NRC2018 to present, to discuss, to network and to advance rheology in the Nordic countries and beyond.

  • 9th Conference on Times of Polymers (TOP) & Composites

    June 17 - 21, 2018

    The 9th TOP conference is organized by the University of Naples Federico II and by the University of Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli” during June 17- 21, 2018 in Ischia, Italy.

  • Workshop in honor of Pierre Carreau

    June 21 - 22, 208

    The IRDL organizes in June 2018 in Guidel/France a workshop in honor of Pierre Carreau in collaboration with the GFR (French Group of Rheology).

  • 5th International Conference on Food Oral Processing

    July 1 - 4, 2018

    The conference will cover the physical, physiological and psychological aspects of eating and oral processing. We aim to bring together scientists from the disciplines of oral processing and biology, food science and technology, sensory science, dentistry, biophysics and biochemistry, and human nutrition to present and discuss their latest findings on all topics of eating, sensory perception, food breakdown in the mouth, and simulated, in-vitro oral processing among others.

  • 2nd Summer School on Complex Fluid-Flows in Microfluidics

    July 9 - 13, 2018

    Second edition of the Summer School on Complex Fluid-Flows in Microfluidics will be held during July 9 - 13, 2018 at the University of Porto.

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