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

 


Call for nominations of Vice-President and Secretary of the ESR (2019 - 2021)

According to the Constitution of the ESR the position of a Vice-President is added to the Executive Committee. Also the position of the Secretary is vacant and has to be re-elected. The elected officers will serve for the period of 2019 - 2021.

The timeline for the election of the Vice-President and the Secretary is as follows:

  • May 17: Nominations for VP and Secretary are sent to Election Committee (by all individual members of the ESR).
  • June 1: Election Committee proposes a list of possible candidates to the ESR committee.
  • June 15: ESR Committee votes.
  • July 1: VP and Secretary take office (until April 2021).


The ESR committee asks all individual members of the ESR to propose candidates for the Vice-President and the Secretary. All nominations must be sent to the Election Committee.

Annual European Rheology Conference 2019 (AERC 2019)

Portoroz/Slovenia, April 8 - 11, 2019

The Annual European Rheology Conference (AERC 2019) was held in Portoroz/Slovenia during April 8 - 11, 2019.

For more information, please visit the AERC 2019 site.

Weissenberg Award 2019

The 2019 Weissenberg Award recipient is Jan Vermant from ETH Zurich, Switzerland.

Prof. Jan Vermant is one of Europe’s finest experimental rheologists and also a leading scientist in colloid and interfacial dynamics. His work includes important findings on dispersion rheology and is recognized for his innovative and foundational contributions to interfacial rheology. He has profoundly influenced this latter topic through the development of new experimental methods, morphological control of model complex interfaces, and theoretical analysis of non-Newtonian interfacial flows. His outstanding accomplishments were recognized by the leadership of the ETH Zurich and he recently moved to that institution to hold the first chair in soft materials. He has also received the 2009 Journal of Rheology Publication Award of the Society of Rheology, the 2016 Lars Onsager Medal and Professorship (NTNU, Norway) and is a Fellow of the Society of Rheology (USA). Jan Vermant has established a world-class research program in experimental rheology with dual focus on instrumental development and advances in colloidal and interfacial dynamics. His work includes seminal discoveries that have brought understanding and fundamental insight to problems at the forefront of rheology and represents the qualities one seeks in a Weissenberg medalist.


Further details can be found at http://www.softmat.mat.ethz.ch

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)

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

  • 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)
  • 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 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 2019 (Portoroz) are automatically individual members of the ESR until April 2020.



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 2019 Rheologica Acta Publication Award was given to:

Cloitre M., Bonnecaze R.T.: A review on wall slip in high solid dispersions, published in Volume 56, 283 - 305 (2017).

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

Latest Job Offers

  • Postdoc - Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden

    A postdoctoral researcher position in high performance polymer nanocomposites is available at Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden. The project will have emphasis on the rheological properties of the nanocomposites.

  • Postdoc - University of Queensland, Australia

    Multiscale viscoelastic lubrication of soft matter systems

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Latest News

  • Society of Rheology - 2019 Metzner Awardee

    24.04.2019

    Professor Xiang Cheng of University of Minnesota is the 2019 Metzner Awardee of The Society of Rheology

  • Society of Rheology - 2019 Bingham Medalist

    01.04.2019

    Professor Dimitris Vlassopoulos from F.O.R.T.H – University of Crete in Heraklion/Greece is the 2019 Bingham Medalist of The Society of Rheology.

  • Mike Webster

    13.07.2018

    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.

  • DRG Rheology Price 2018

    27.03.2018

    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.

  • Society of Rheology - 2018 Bingham Medalist

    16.03.2018

    Professor Michael Rubinstein of University of Duke University is the 2018 Bingham Medalist of The Society of Rheology.

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Next Conferences + Workshop

  • 5th International Soft Matter Conference

    June 3 - 7, 2019

    The 5th International Soft Matter Conference will take place in Edinburgh during 3-7 June 2019.

  • European Polymer Congress 2019 (EPF 2019)

    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.

  • 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.

  • Nordic Rheology Conference

    August 21-23, 2019

    The conference covers all aspects and areas of rheology. Industrial case studies and academic research papers are both welcome. The aim is to bring together and enhance the exchange of knowledge between researchers, users, application specialists and instrumentation manufacturers in Nordic countries and beyond.

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Latest Product Offers

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    Two Anton Paar MCR300 (2000, 2001) with damaged air bearing or motor shaft are for sale as spare part donator.

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