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.

For more information, please visit the AERC 2019 site.

Call for nominations for the 2019 Weissenberg Award

The next ESR Weissenberg Award will be bestowed during AERC 2019 in Portoroz. The award is given for outstanding, long-term achievements in the field of Rheology. Only rheologists whose center of scientific activities lie in Europe are eligible, and nominations of
awardees are welcome. Nominations must include:

  • Brief scientific biography
  • Review of nomineeʼs accomplishments advancing the science of Rheology upon which the nomination is based
  • Curriculum vitae with publication list
  • Supporting letters from other rheologists, which address nomineeʼs achievements

Nominations should be sent to the Chairman of the Weissenberg Award Committee (Prof. Manfred Wagner, weissenberg@rheology-esr.org) no later than November 30, 2018. Please do not hesitate to contact the Weissenberg Award Committee or the ESR President (peter.fischer@hest.ethz.ch) in case you need further information.

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 http://philippecoussot.com/philipe-coussot/.


Weissenberg Award Committee

The Weissenberg Award committee has three members, likely past Weissenberg award winners. The term is for three nomination rounds and the chair is the member serving in her/his last round.

  • Manfred Wagner (Chair, until April 2019)
  • Dimitris Vlassopoulos (2015 - 2020)
  • Philippe Coussot (2017 - 2021)

The Weissenberg Award committee can be contacted via weissenberg@rheology-esr.org

Call for nominations for the Delegates of the individual members

The call for Delegates of the Individual Members is for the 2018 - 2021 term. All individual members of the ESR are invited to suggest fellow rheologists by sending a brief email containing the candidate's name to nominations@rheology-esr.org until August 20, 2018. To be eligible as Delegates of the Individual Members one has to be member of the ESR. Please note that members of the current Executive Board, Delegates of the National Societies, Nomination Committee, and the Weissenberg Nomination Committee should not be nominated to avoid possible conflict of interest. The Nomination Committee will collect and review your nominations and in a second step prepare the vote procedure to elect the 12 new Delegates of the Individual Members In September 2018.

Boards and Committees

Executive Board (2017 - 2021)

  • 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 

Delegates of the individual members (2018-2021)

  • 12 new members to be elected

Delegates 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

Delegates of the national societies

  • Markus Gahleitner (Austria)
  • Christian Clasen (Belgium)
  • Martin Zatloukat (Czech Republic)
  • Rudy Valette (France)
  • Ulrich Handge (Germany)
  • Dimitris Vlassopoulos (Greece)
  • Moshe Gottlieb (Israel)
  • Mario Minale (Italy)
  • Patrick Anderson (Netherlands)
  • Mats Stading (Nordic)
  • Marek Dziubinsky (Poland)
  • Maria Teresa Varanda Cidade (Portugal)
  • Corneliu Balan (Romania)
  • Alexander Ya. Malkin (Russia)
  • Igor Emri (Slovenia)
  • Rainer Haldenwang (South Africa)
  • Antonio Guerrero (Spain)
  • Peter Fischer (Switzerland)
  • Tim Phillips (UK)


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.


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Latest News

  • Mike Webster

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    Mike Webster died mid May after a short and sudden illness. For many years Mike played an active role in the European Society of Rheology. An obituary will be published in Journal of Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanic in due time.

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

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Next Conferences + Workshop

  • 6th Eurosummer School on Biorheology (BIORHEO2018)

    August 29 - September 1, 2018

    The 6th Eurosummer School on Biorheology & Symposium on Micro and Nano Mechanics and Mechanobiology of Cells, Tissues and Systems (BIORHEO2018), which will be held near Varna, Bulgaria, August 29th - September 1st, 2018.

  • 3rd Edwards Symposium on Soft Matter

    September 5 - 7, 2018

    The 3rd Edwards Symposium on New Horizons in Soft Matter takes place at the Centre for Mathematical Sciences, Cambridge on 5th-7th September 2018.

  • International Symposium Food Rheology and Texture

    October 19 - 21, 2018

    International Symposium on Food Rheology and Texture (FRTI 2018) provides an ideal platform for researchers to present the latest and novel research findings on all aspects of food rheology and texture.

  • 8th International Symposium on Food Rheology and Structure

    June 16 - 20, 2019

    The 8th International Symposium on Food Rheology and Structure will be held in Zurich/Switzerland during June 16 - 20, 2019.

  • International meeting of the Hellenic Society of Rheology

    June 24 - 27, 2019

    The meeting is organized by the Hellenic Society of Rheology (HSR), in cooperation with the Department of Mathematics of the University of the Aegean, and the Department of Mathematics and Statistics of the University of Cyprus.

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