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 (AERC 2017)

We cordially invite you to join us at the combined Annual European Rheology Conference & Nordic Rheology Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark from 3rd to 6th April, 2017.


Key Dates

  • Abstract Submission: 15th November 2016
  • Notification of Acceptance: 15th January 2017
  • Early Bird registartion ends: 1st February 2017

Conference Web-Site

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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 (2013 - 2017) of the European Society of Rheology is:

  • Mats Stading (President)
  • Crispolo Gallegos (Past Preseident)
  • Mike Webster (Treasurer)
  • Michel Cloitre (Secretary, replacing J.-F. Tassin 2013-2016)
  • Pier-Luca Maffetone (Member at Large)
  • Peter Fischer (Member at Large)
  • Jan Vermant (European Editor of Rheologica Acta)

Board Election

In 2017 a new Executive Board, Nomination Board, and the Representatives of the individual members will be elected. Information on the voting procedure will follow soon.

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 the last two AERCs (Karlsruhe 2014 and Nantes 2015) are automatically individual members of the ESR until renewal is due during AERC 2017.

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

Latest Job Offers

  • PhD position at Massey University - New Zealand

    PhD position on mechanical properties of protein-polysaccharide complexes. We are seeking a PhD candidate who is an enthusiastic learner and has demonstrated academic excellence across disciplines to undertake research focused on determining mechanical properties of proteins, protein-polysaccharide complex layers using interfacial and microrheology techniques.

  • Full Professor/Professor in Polymer Science and Engineering at Chalmers University

    The research group Polymeric Materials and Composites, being a part of the Department of Materials and Manufacturing Technology seeks a Full Professor/Professor in Polymeric Materials and Composites (Engineering Polymers) specializing in Polymer Processing and Properties meeting the challenges given above.

  • Postdoc at OIST

    A postdoctoral research position with Professor Amy Shen is available in the Micro/Bio/Nanofluidics Unit at OIST in Okinawa, Japan (

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Latest News

  • Publication Award 2016


    In 2016 the Rheological Acta publication award goes to "Rheology of a dilute viscoelastic suspension of spheroids in unconfined shear flow“.

  • 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

  • Annual European Rheology Conference (AERC 2017)

    April 3 - 6, 2017

    We cordially invite you to join us at the combined Annual European Rheology Conference & Nordic Rheology Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark from 3rd to 6th April, 2017.

  • The Lake Vyrnwy Meeting 2017

    April 10 - 12, 2017

    The 2017 Lake Vyrnwy meeting will focus on advances in rheometry, general rheology, and biofluids. A session dedicated to David Binding to mark his retirement and in recognition of his contributions to rheology.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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