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 2018 (AERC 2018)

Sorrento/Italy, April 17 - 20, 2018

The Annual European Rheology Conference (AERC 2018) in conjunction with the meeting of the Italian Society of Rheology (SIR) will be held in Sorrento/Italy during April 17 - 20, 2018.

More information, the scientific program, and images please find here.

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

  • Postdoc - Northeastern University, Boston, USA

    A postdoctoral position is available at the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at Northeastern University focusing on computational tools to look at microstructure-property relationship in complex fluids.

  • Postdoc - Colgate-Palmolive, Piscataway, USA

    Colgate-Palmolive is looking for candidates for post-doctoral opportunities in its Technological Center at Piscataway, NJ.

  • Postdoc - Florida State University, USA

    Postdoctoral position is available at the complex fluid laboratory in Florida State University.

  • Postdoc - University of Grenada, Spain

    Postdoctoral Research Position available in colloid science and thin-film rheology.

  • PhD Position - University of Grenada, Spain

    PhD Position available in rheology of magnetic colloids.

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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

  • 9th Conference of the Australian Society of Rheology and the Korean Society of Rheology

    November 29 - December 1, 2017

    The ninth combined conference of the Australian Society of Rheology and the Korean Society of Rheology will be held at The University of Sydney, Australia from 29 November to 1 December 2017. The event will provide an international forum to showcase rheological research in Australia, Korea and the broader Pacific region. All scientists and engineers interested in rheology are invited to participate in this conference.

  • 9th Conference on Times of Polymers (TOP) & Composites

    June 17 - 21, 2018

    The 9th TOP conference is organized by the University of Naples Federico II and by the University of Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli” during June 17- 21, 2018 in Ischia, Italy.

  • 5th International Conference on Food Oral Processing

    July 1 - 4, 2018

    The conference will cover the physical, physiological and psychological aspects of eating and oral processing. We aim to bring together scientists from the disciplines of oral processing and biology, food science and technology, sensory science, dentistry, biophysics and biochemistry, and human nutrition to present and discuss their latest findings on all topics of eating, sensory perception, food breakdown in the mouth, and simulated, in-vitro oral processing among others.

  • 2nd Summer School on Complex Fluid-Flows in Microfluidics

    July 9 - 13, 2018

    Second edition of the Summer School on Complex Fluid-Flows in Microfluidics will be held during July 9 - 13, 2018 at the University of Porto.

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