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


Science is based on the collaboration between scientists or research groups without distinction of Country, religion or race, on the attitude of sharing results and ideas among peers. All these principles are antithetical to war. The European community, whatever it may be, political or scientific, is founded on peace. The invasion of Ukraine by the Russian armed forces is contrary to international law.

The European Society of Rheology firmly condemns war.

The Vinogradov Society of Rheology (VSR) is temporarily suspended from the European Society of Rheology (ESR) until peace is restored. It is not intended to attribute any responsibility of war to the VSR members and therefore their individual memberships to the ESR remain active, as science is free, it makes people free and freedom promotes peace.

Annual European Rheology Conference 2022 (AERC 2022)

Sevilla/Spain, April 26 - 28, 2022

The Annual European Rheology Conference 2022 will be held in Sevilla/Spain during April 26 - 28, 2022. For more information, please visit the AERC 2022 site.

Jeff Morris is the 2022 Weissenberg Awardee

Jeff Morris is Professor and Directorof at the Levich Institute of the City College of New York.

In addition to his scientific accomplishments, Morris has excelled in service to the rheology community. For the Society of Rheology (US) he was an Annual Meeting Technical Program Chair and he has chaired the Nominating and Bingham Medal Committees. He was one of the organizers of an extended Kavli Institute Workshop on the Physics of Dense Suspensions, and he co-edited a special issue of the Journal of Rheology on the subject, as well as co-organizing a widely attended on-line symposium, with discussions published in JOR. He has also been very active in Europe, with continuing CNRS appointments from 1999 through 2010, and more recently as head of a FERMAT Foundation research program in Toulouse from 2016 to 2020. In addition to many well-written and highly cited reviews, he is the co-author with Élisabeth Guazzelli of A Physical Introduction to Suspension Dynamics, a text for those new to an area that requires the integration of concepts from fluid mechanics and statistical physics.

Jeffrey Morris’s comprehensive career-long research has laid the foundations for our current understanding of suspension rheology, starting with his PhD research with John Brady at Cal Tech and throughout his career at Georgia Tech, Halliburton, and the City College of New York, as well ashis consulting on topics including oil and gas flow, consumer products, and structural materials, where the control of suspension flow is critical. His research during the past decade has been transformative in establishing the current paradigm for describing the rheology of concentrated suspensions, work for which he has received the American Institute of Chemical Engineers Shell Thomas Baron Award in Fluid-Particle Systems and twice received the Journal of Rheology Publication Award. Morris’s goal has been to develop a comprehensive fluid mechanics of suspensions, as outlined in his 2020 American Physical Society Stanley Corrsin Award Lecture (Phys. Rev. Fluids, 2020), recognizing that the flow of suspensions is central to vast numbers of natural and industrial situations and that the complex rheology of suspensions can lead to secondary flows, to shear-induced migration, and to jamming.

Award Citation: For ground-breaking work onthe particle pressure and the underlying mechanism of suspension flow and discontinuous shear thickening, for novel work on the rheology of hydrate-forming emulsions, and for outstanding service to the rheology and fluid mechanics community.

Boards and Committees

Executive Board (2021 - 2023)

  • Mario Minale (President)
  • Christian Clasen (Vice President)
  • Peter Fischer (Past President)
  • Bettina Wolf (Treasurer)
  • Anke Lindner (Secretary)
  • Evelyne van Ruymbeke (Member at Large)
  • Monica Oliveira (Member at Large)
  • Philippe Coussot (European Editor of Rheologica Acta)

Election Committee (2021 - 2023)

  • Mats Stading (Chair)
  • Helen Wilson
  • Norbert Willenbacher
  • Teresa Cidade

Delegates of the individual members (2011-2024)

  • Thibaut Divoux, France
  • Jan Engmann, Switzerland
  • Natalie Germann, Germany
  • Alan Jeffrey Giacomin, Canada
  • Stefano Guido, Italy
  • Roland Kádár, Sweden
  • Jörg Läuger, Germany
  • George Petekidis, Greece
  • Manlio Tassieri, UK

Delegates of the national societies

  • Miriam Unterlass (Austria)
  • Christian Clasen (Belgium)
  • Martin Zatloukal (Czech Republic)
  • Rudy Valette (France)
  • Hans-Joachim Schmid (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)
  • Simon Cox (UK)

Weissenberg Award Committee

  • Jan Vermant (2019 - 2023, Chair until April 2023)
  • Michel Cloitre (2021 - 2024)
  • Jeff Morris (2022 - 2025)

Access to Rheologica Acta

Access to Rheologica Acta and Applied Rheology is free for all individual members of the ESR. Please access Rheologica Acta via the 'Member area'.

All participants of AERC 2022 (Seville/Spain) are automatically individual members of the ESR until April 2023.

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 2022 Rheologica Acta Publication Award was given to:

Valerian Hirschberg, Shan Lyu, Manfred Wilhelm, and Denis Rodrigue: Nonlinear mechanical behavior of elastomers under tension/tension fatigue deformation as determined by Fourier transform, Rheologica Acta 60 (2021) 787-801.

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

Latest Job Offers

  • Post Doctoral Associate

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Latest News

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    The selection for PhD candidates in MPHS – Mathematical and physical sciences for advanced materials and technologies is open.

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

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

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Next Conferences + Workshop

  • 19th U.S. National Congress on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics

    June 19-24, 2022

    Abstract submission for the 19th U.S. National Congress on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics is now open!

  • 10th Hellenic Society of Rheology conference

    June 29 - July 2, 2022

    The 10th Hellenic Society of Rheology conference will be held in 2022 between end of June and beginning of July in the island of Skiathos jointly organized by the University of Thessaly and the University of Cyprus.

  • Symposium of the Belgian and Dutch Society of Rheology

    July 5 - 6, 2022

    On 5-6 July 2022 the Belgian group of Rheology and the Dutch Society of Rheology organize a joint symposium on rheology.

  • Nordic Rheology Conference 2022

    August 8-10, 2022

    The Nordic Rheology Conference 2022 will take place in Reykjavik, Iceland on August 8-10. The conference will feature a high-quality scientific program that covers all aspects of rheology, as well as a rheology short course and exciting social program.

  • 14th European Fluid Mechanics Conference (EFMC14)

    September 13 - 16, 2022

    The 14th European Fluid Mechanics Conference that will take place in Athens, Greece on September 13-16, 2022.

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