Symposia and Chairs

Symposia       Chairs
Colloids and Glasses
  • Michel Cloitre
  • Johan Mattsson
  • George Petekidis
Polymeric Fluids
  • Francesco Del Giudice
  • Richard Graham
  • Evelyne van Ruymbeke
Emulsions, Foams and Interfacial Rheology
  • Simon Cox
  • Thibaut Divoux
  • Nick Jaensson
Microrheology and microfluidics
  • Sepideh Khodaparast
  • Anke Lindner
  • Monica Oliveira
Experimental Methods and new rheometric techniques
  • Christian Clasen
  • Dan Curtis
  • Manlio Tassieri
Suspensions and Granular Materials
  • Erin Koos
  • Wilson Poon
  • Olivier Pouliquen
Food Rheology
  • Jan Engmann
  • Peter Fischer
  • Brent Murray
Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics and Flow Instabilities
  • Marco Ellero
  • Stylianos Varchanis
  • Helen Wilson
Industrial Rheology, sustainability and additive manufacturing
  • Esther Garcia Tunon
  • Claire McIlroy
  • Sylvie Vervoort
Bio-rheology, Living and Active Matter
  • Laura Casanellas
  • Alexander Morozov
  • Christian Wagner
Geo-rheology **
  • Janine Kavanagh
  • Edward Llewellin
  • Sandra Piazolo
Soft Solids and Viscoplastic Fluids
  • Maria Charalambides
  • Maziyar Jalaal
  • Ian Wilson
  • The organisers
** Special symposium on Georheology

The rheology of geo-materials is diverse and fundamental to understanding a wide range of geological and geophysical phenomena, ranging from flow of ice in glaciers, magmas and avalanches, to the strength of the Earth’s magnetic field, convection of the Earth’s mantle, mountain-building and the generation of earthquakes. These geoscience processes involve flow of material including polycrystalline solids, multiphase suspensions of crystals and/or bubbles in a liquid or granular media involving particles suspended in water or air. Modelling these flows and applying the results to explain the geophysical and geological observations is particularly important for hazard assessment. The challenge is exacerbated as the important length and times scales span several orders of magnitude (nanometres to thousands of kilometres, and milliseconds to hundreds of millions of years). This session will focus on the recent advances in our understanding of the rheology of geo-materials. We encourage contributions from experimentalists, numerical modellers, field geologists, geographers and planetary scientists.