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 2017 (AERC 2017)

The Annual European Rheology Conference (AERC 2017) in conjunction with the Nordic Rheology Conference will take place in Copenhagen, Denmark during April 3 - 6, 2017.


Conference Web-Site

More information please find at

Download Scientific Program (as on March 20, 2017)

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 (2014-2017)

  • 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) are automatically individual members of the ESR until renewal is due during AERC 2018.

Access to Applied Rheology is also arranged via personal log-in to

Latest Job Offers

  • PhD Position - University Grenoble Alps - France

    PhD Position on "Ice templating of gels of nanofibrils of cellulose (NFC) for the design of NFC cellular materials"

  • Research Associate - Guangzhou University - China

    Research Associate in Computational Rheology

  • Faculty Positions - Guangzhou University - China

    Faculty Positions at all levels at the Advanced Institute of Engineering Science for Intelligent Manufacturing.

  • Research Associate - Guangzhou University - China

    Research Associate in Experimental Rheology

  • PhD Student - TU Munich - Germany

    The research group “Fluid Dynamics of Complex Biosystems” headed by Prof. Dr. Natalie Germann has an open position in the field of experimental fluid dynamics.

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Latest News

  • 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.

  • Special issue yield stress fluids


    A special issue of Rheologica Acta is devoted to Yield Stress Fluids: A 100 Years after Bingham’s Landmark Paper.

  • Rheological Acta Publication Awards


    The Rheological Acta Publication Awards 2016 - 2017 were awarded during AERC 2017 in Copenhagen.

  • New Co-Editor for Rheologica Acta


    Prof. Lynn Walker (Carnegie Mellon University) takes over editorial duties from Prof. Henning Winter, who has been the editor in chief of the Rheologica Acta since 1989.

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Next Conferences + Workshop

  • Rheology Summer School

    June 18 - 24, 2017

    First announcement of the Rheology Summer School on "Modelling the Experimental Data organized by the Romanian Society of Rheology and the European Society of Rheology.

  • Mechanics of Liquid and Solid Foams

    July 3 - 7, 2017

    A one-week short course on the "Mechanics of Liquid and Solid Foams" will be offered at the International Centre for Mechanical Sciences (CISM) in Udine, Italy.

  • 1st Summer School on Complex Fluid-Flows in Microfluidics

    July 10 - 14, 2017

    This course will serve intend to provide cutting-edge knowledge on complex fluid-flow at microscale, from experimental and numerical perspectives, to those researchers working on Microfluidics.

  • 8th International Meeting of the Hellenic Society of Rheology

    July 12-14, 2017

    The 8th International Meeting of the Hellenic Society of Rheology is organized by the Hellenic Society of Rheology (HSR) in cooperation with the University of Cyprus and the Cyprus University of Technology.

  • 2017 Colloquium on Rheo-NMR

    August, 18, 2017

    We are excited to announce the 2017 Colloquium on Rheo-NMR. This meeting will take place on Friday the 18th of August, immediately following the International Conference on Magnetic Resonance Microscopy (ICMRM) in Halifax, Canada.

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