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
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.
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:
Nominations should be sent to the Chairman of the Weissenberg Award Committee (Prof. Manfred Wagner, firstname.lastname@example.org) no later than November 30, 2018. Please do not hesitate to contact the Weissenberg Award Committee or the ESR President (email@example.com) in case you need further information.
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/.
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.The Weissenberg Award committee can be contacted via firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com 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.
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.
At every AERC or ICR, the editors of Rheologica Acta present the publication award. This award gets selected by three editorial board members based on a preselection by the editors and is aimed to highlight the type of work which the journal likes to see published.
The 2018 Rheologica Acta Publication Award was given to:
Kim, H.S., Scheffold, F. & Mason, T.G.: Entropic, electrostatic, and interfacial regimes in concentrated disordered ionic emulsions, published in Volume 55, 683-697 (2016).
Postdoctoral Research Fellow – Rheological Modeling of Emulsions at the Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering/ Institute of Materials Science, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, United States
Separation processes and product design using supercritical fluids
Postdoctoral position in (i) advanced manufacturing and (ii) pitch precursor development at Drexel University.
Postdoc at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Gaithersburg, MD.
Porstdoctoral position on bio-based fiber and nanomaterial composites.
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.
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.
Professor Michael Rubinstein of University of Duke University is the 2018 Bingham Medalist of The Society of Rheology.
The Polish Society of Engineering Rheology (PSER) is now full member of the European Society of Rheology (ESR).
Hanswalter Giesekus passed away on December 4, 2017. An obituary will be published soon in Rheologica Acta.
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.
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.
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.
June 9 - 14, 2019
The European Polymer Congress 2019 (EPF 2019) will be organized during the period June 9 - 14, 2019 in the premises of the Creta Maris Convention Center & Beach Resort in Hersonissos close to Heraklion Crete, Greece.
June 16 - 20, 2019
The 8th International Symposium on Food Rheology and Structure will be held in Zurich/Switzerland during June 16 - 20, 2019.