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 2021 (AERC 2021) in Cyberspace


Welcome to the Annual European Rheology Conference (AERC 2021) in Cyberspace during April 13-14, 2021. More information can be found on the conference web-site or in the AERC youtube trailer.

The abstract submission is open now and the deadline is January 15, 2021 for both oral and poster contributions:

https://www.rheology.org/aerca...



Call for nominations for the 2021 Weissenberg Award

The 2021 Weissenberg Award will be bestowed during next AERC, to be held virtually on April 13-14, 2021. 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. Nominators do not need to be members of the ESR, should not nominate more than one nominee and may not write support letters for other nominees. A letter writer should not support more than two nominees.  ESR officers and delegates are not eligible to nominate, write support letters or be nominated. The nomination package must include:

  • Brief scientific biography and 1-2 sentences citation (not exceeding 1 page).
  • Review of nomineeʼs accomplishments advancing the science of Rheology upon which the nomination is based (not exceeding 2 pages).
  • Curriculum vitae with updated publication list.
  • Up to four supporting letters from other scientists, which address nomineeʼs achievements and impact on rheology.
  • A recent photo of the nominee in appropriate format (jpg or tiff or similar).

Nominations should be sent to the Chairman of the Weissenberg Award Committee (Prof. Dimitris Vlassopoulos, weissenberg@rheology-esr.org) not later than January 31, 2021. Please do not hesitate to contact the Chairman or the ESR President in case you need further information.



Annual European Rheology Conference 2022 (AERC 2022)

Sevilla/Spain, April 2022

The Annual European Rheology Conference that was planned to be held in Sevilla/Spain is shifted to 2022. For more information, please visit the AERC 2022 site.

Call for nominations for the 2021 Weissenberg Award

The 2021 Weissenberg Award will be bestowed during next AERC, to be held virtually on April 13-14, 2021. 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. Nominators do not need to be members of the ESR, should not nominate more than one nominee and may not write support letters for other nominees. A letter writer should not support more than two nominees.  ESR officers and delegates are not eligible to nominate, write support letters or be nominated. The nomination package must include:

  • Brief scientific biography and 1-2 sentences citation (not exceeding 1 page).
  • Review of nomineeʼs accomplishments advancing the science of Rheology upon which the nomination is based (not exceeding 2 pages).
  • Curriculum vitae with updated publication list.
  • Up to four supporting letters from other scientists, which address nomineeʼs achievements and impact on rheology.
  • A recent photo of the nominee in appropriate format (jpg or tiff or similar).

Nominations should be sent to the Chairman of the Weissenberg Award Committee (Prof. Dimitris Vlassopoulos, weissenberg@rheology-esr.org) not later than January 31, 2021. Please do not hesitate to contact the Chairman or the ESR President in case you need further information.

Boards and Committees

Executive Board (2017 - 2021)

  • Peter Fischer (President)
  • Mario Minale (Vice President, 2019-2021)
  • Mats Stading (Past President)
  • Bettina Wolf (Treasurer)
  • Michel Cloitre (Secretary, 2017-2019)
  • Anke Lindner (Secretary, 2019-2021)
  • Pier-Luca Maffetone (Member at Large)
  • Evelyne van Ruymbeke (Member at Large)
  • Jan Vermant (European Editor of Rheologica Acta)

Election Committee (2017 - 2021)

  • Helen Wilson (Chair)
  • Philippe Coussot
  • Norbert Willenbacher
  • Christian Clasen 

Delegates of the individual members (2018-2021)

  • Thibaut Divoux
  • Jan Engmann
  • Domenico Gabriele
  • Giovanni Ianniruberto
  • Simon Haward
  • Anke Lindner
  • George Petekidis
  • Amy Shen
  • Jason Stokes
  • Manlio Tassieri
  • Daphne Weihs
  • Ursula Windberger

Delegates of the national societies

  • Miriam Unterlass (Austria)
  • Christian Clasen (Belgium)
  • Martin Zatloukal (Czech Republic)
  • Rudy Valette (France)
  • Norbert Willenbacher (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)
  • Ivan Skvortsov (Russia)
  • Alexandra Aulova (Slovenia)
  • Veruscha Fester (South Africa)
  • Antonio Guerrero (Spain)
  • Peter Fischer (Switzerland)
  • Tim Phillips (UK)

Weissenberg Award Committee

  • Dimitris Vlassopoulos (Chair, 2015 until April 2021)
  • Philippe Coussot (2017 - 2022)
  • Jan Vermant (2019 - 2024)

Access to Rheologica Acta

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 2019 (Portoroz) are automatically individual members of the ESR until April 2021.



Rheologica Acta Publication Award

At every AERC or ICR, the editors of Rheologica Acta present the publication award sponsored by Anton Paar. 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 2020 Rheologica Acta Publication Award was given to:

Roger Tanner, Christopher Ness, Arif Mahmud, Shaocong Dai, Jiyoung Moon: A bootstrap mechanism for non-colloidal suspension viscosity, Rheologica Acta 57 (2018) 635-643.

The entire list of the Rheologica Acta Publication Awards and the Weissenberg Lecture papers can be found in the archive.

Latest Job Offers

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    The Soft Matter & Photonics Group at the Physics Department of the University of Fribourg / Switzerland has an opening for a Postdoctoral Fellow to study shear induced solid / fluid transitions in soft jammed materials.

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  • PhD - Soft Matter and Biological Physics

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  • Postdoc - Soft Matter and Biological Physics

    pplications are invited for two postdoctoral positions in theoretical and computational soft condensed matter and biological physics, to work with Prof. Suzanne Fielding in the Department of Physics at Durham University on a project funded by the ERC Advanced Grant ‘RheoYield’.

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Latest News

  • Society of Rheology - 2020 Fellows

    20.11.2020

    The 2020 Society of Rheology Fellows are Lynden Archer, Surita Bhatia, William Hartt, Savvas Hatzikiriakos, Saad Khan, and Gregory B. McKenna.

  • DRG Rheology Prize 2020

    20.11.2020

    The 2020 Rheology price of the German Rheology Society (DRG) was given to Volker Räntzsch from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.

  • ASR Medallion to Prof. Ravi Prakash Jagadeeshan

    20.07.2020

    The Australian Society of Rheology (ASR) is proud to award the ASR Medallion this year to Prof. Ravi Prakash Jagadeeshan in recognition of his outstanding and meritorious contributions to rheology and for his many years of distinguished service to the Society and the rheology community in Australia

  • JNNFM Complex Fluids Seminar Series

    16.05.2020

    The Editors of the Journal of Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics, Ian Frigaard and Rob Poole are launching the “JNNFM Complex Fluids Seminar Series”

  • Journal of Rheology - Publication Award 2020

    16.05.2020

    The 2020 Journal of Rheology Publication Award is given to Abhinendra Singh, Romain Mari, Morton M. Denn and Jeffrey F. Morris.

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Next Conferences + Workshop

  • Mid-Winter Meeting of the British Society of Rheology

    January 18 - 19, 2021

    The theme of the meeting is "Recent advances in non-conventional rheometry”, and we have keynote presentations by Gerry Fuller (Stanford University), Monica Oliveira (University of Strathclyde) and Charles Schroeder (University of Illinois). The registration deadline is January 11 at 12 pm GMT.

  • International Rheology Symposium during IUMRS-ICA

    February 23-26, 2021

    International Rheology Symposium as a session in the 21st International Union of Materials Research Societies International Conference in Asia (IUMRS-ICA; supported by Materials Research Society of Thailand) held at the Empress Hotel, Chiang Mai, Thailand, in February 23-26, 2021.

  • Times of Polymers (TOP) and Composites

    June 13 - 17, 2021

    The forthcoming conference “Times of Polymers (TOP) and Composites” will be held at Ischia (Naples)/Italy and is organized by Italian groups on Polymer Science and Composites.

  • Young Rheologists Days 2021 (JJR2021)

    July 6 - 9, 2021

    The French Group of rheology GFR was founded in 1964 and represents more than 250 rheologists from more than 20 Universities, and 30 professionals from our major industries, actively engaged with a common interest in rheology. The GFR is a member of the International Committee of Rheology (ICR) and the European Society of Rheology (ESR). The group organizes a “National Congress” each year, two annual workshops linking academia and industry and the “Young Rheologists Days”, mainly devoted to Phd students, Post-doctoral and young researchers, every two years.

  • Pacific Rim Conference on Rheology (PRCR2021)

    August 1 - 6, 2021

    The next Pacific Rim Conference on Rheology (PRCR2021) will be held in Vancouver, Canada during August 1-6, 2021. More information will follow later.

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Latest Product Offers

  • Rheometrics RFX

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