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


The 18th International Congress on Rheology (ICR 2020) is postpone until further notice due the the outbreak of the Corona virus. For more information, please visit the ICR2020 site.

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

The Vice-President of the ESR is Prof. Mario Minale (Universita della Campania Luigi Vanvitelli, Aversa, Italy) and the new Secretary is Prof. Anke Lindner (ESPCI, Paris, France). The elected officers will serve for the period of 2019 - 2021.

Annual European Rheology Conference 2021 (AERC 2021)

Sevilla/Spain, April 7 - 9, 2021

The Annual European Rheology Conference (AERC 2021) will take place in Sevilla/Spain during April 7 - 9, 2021.

For more information, please visit the AERC 2021 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.

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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

  • 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.

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Next Conferences + Workshop

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    March 26-27, 2020

    Annual Meeting of the German Rheological Society (DRG) and the ProcessNet Subject Division on Rheology: "Innovations in Rheology through Digitalisation and Experimental Methods"

  • POSTPONED TO SUMMER 2021: Nordic Rheology Conference & Nordic Polymer Days 2020

    June 3-5, 2020

    The conference will be held at Aalto University in Espoo, Finland. The theme of the conference is 'Sustainable chemistry and materials', but oral and poster contributions from all fields of rheology and polymer research are warmly welcome.

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    June 7-11, 2020

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  • Young Rheologists Days 2020 (JJR2020)

    June 16-19, 2020

    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.

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