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

 


Michel Cloitre is the 2021 Weissenberg Awardee



Michel Cloitre is a Research Director at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique in France. After earning an engineer diploma in physics and chemistry from ESPCI, he received a Masters in Statistical Physics and a PhD from Pierre and Marie Curie University in Paris (1989). He then joined Orsay University to establish a group working on the fluid dynamics of complex fluids (1991). After a few years, he moved to a joint research unit between CNRS and the chemical company ATOCHEM, now Arkema (1996‐2003). This was a challenging and very influential experience in his career. Afterwards he joined the Soft Matter and Chemistry laboratory at ESPCI. In 2019, he became the Director of the Molecular, Macromolecular Chemistry and Materials laboratory where he pursues his research.

Michel’s research focuses on the relation between the dynamic microstructure and rheological properties of soft matter systems. He is particularly known for the advances he made on understanding the effect of flow on the structure and macroscopic behavior of colloidal glasses, pastes and emulsions, physical gels, binary associative polymers, and various polymers with complex architectures. Important applications studied in collaboration with industrial partners include liquid‐liquid encapsulation, enhanced oil recovery and the development of hydrocolloids for water‐borne formulations. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on soft matter, molecular rheology, and material design. Michel was a coauthor of papers that have won the 2005 and 2014 SOR Publication Awards and the 2019 Rheologica Acta Publication Award. He also received the Maurice Couette Prize from the French Society of Rheology in 2010.

Michel is an active member in the rheology community. In 2015, he chaired the 10th Annual European Rheology Conference held in Nantes. As a member of the European Society of Rheology since 2013, he has served as the Secretary of the Society (2016‐2019). Michel has also been a member of the Society of Rheology since 2005, attending all annual meetings, and contributing as a Member at Large (2017‐2019). He is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Rheology.

Award Citation: For developing a fundamental understanding of the rheology, wall‐slip, aging and flow of concentrated suspensions of soft particles.

New Vice-President and Members-at-Large

The election of the new Vice-President and Members-at Large closed on April 7, 2021. We are happy to announce our new ESR Executive Bord members:

  • Vice president: Christian Clasen
  • Member at Large: Evelyne van Ruymbeke
  • Member at Large: Monica Oliveira

The new ESR executive board will take office during AERC 2021 (April 13-15, 2021)

New delegates of the individual members

The voting  of the Representatives of the individual members has been completed and the following 9 RIM’s, listed in alphabetic order, have been elected.

  • 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

We congratulate with the new officers whose term will start immediately and will end with the next elections that will take place in April 2024. We look forward to working with them.

The executive board of the ESR thanks all the candidates and the past RIM’s for their active contribution to the Society life. The board also acknowledges the election committee (Mats Stading,
chair, Helen Wilson, Norbert Willenbacher and Teresa Cidade) for the excellent work done

Mario Minale, President of the ESR

Annual European Rheology Conference 2022 (AERC 2022)

Sevilla/Spain, April 26 - 28, 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.

Michel Cloitre is the 2021 Weissenberg Awardee

Michel Cloitre is a Research Director at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique in France. After earning an engineer diploma in physics and chemistry from ESPCI, he received a Masters in Statistical Physics and a PhD from Pierre and Marie Curie University in Paris (1989). He then joined Orsay University to establish a group working on the fluid dynamics of complex fluids (1991). After a few years, he moved to a joint research unit between CNRS and the chemical company ATOCHEM, now Arkema (1996‐2003). This was a challenging and very influential experience in his career. Afterwards he joined the Soft Matter and Chemistry laboratory at ESPCI. In 2019, he became the Director of the Molecular, Macromolecular Chemistry and Materials laboratory where he pursues his research.

Michel’s research focuses on the relation between the dynamic microstructure and rheological properties of soft matter systems. He is particularly known for the advances he made on understanding the effect of flow on the structure and macroscopic behavior of colloidal glasses, pastes and emulsions, physical gels, binary associative polymers, and various polymers with complex architectures. Important applications studied in collaboration with industrial partners include liquid‐liquid encapsulation, enhanced oil recovery and the development of hydrocolloids for water‐borne formulations. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on soft matter, molecular rheology, and material design. Michel was a coauthor of papers that have won the 2005 and 2014 SOR Publication Awards and the 2019 Rheologica Acta Publication Award. He also received the Maurice Couette Prize from the French Society of Rheology in 2010.

Michel is an active member in the rheology community. In 2015, he chaired the 10th Annual European Rheology Conference held in Nantes. As a member of the European Society of Rheology since 2013, he has served as the Secretary of the Society (2016‐2019). Michel has also been a member of the Society of Rheology since 2005, attending all annual meetings, and contributing as a Member at Large (2017‐2019). He is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Rheology.

Award Citation: For developing a fundamental understanding of the rheology, wall‐slip, aging and flow of concentrated suspensions of soft particles.

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)
  • 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)
  • Andrew Howe (UK)

Weissenberg Award Committee

  • Philippe Coussot (Chair, 2017 until April 2022)
  • Jan Vermant (2019 - 2024)
  • Michel Cloitre (2021 - 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 2021 (Virtual Event) are automatically individual members of the ESR until April 2022.



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 2021 Rheologica Acta Publication Award was given to:

Michael Clarion, Michael Deegan, Tyler Helton, Jesse Hudgins, Nick Monteferrante, Evan Ousley, Matthew Armstrong: Contemporary modeling and analysis of steady state and transient human blood rheology, Rheologica Acta 57 (2018) 141-168.

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 application window for the PhD School in Mathematical and Physical Sciences for Advanced Materials and Technologies at the Scuola Superiore Meridionale (Italy) is now open.

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    YIELDGAP is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovation Training Network (ITN), funded by the European Commission, Horizon 2020 Program. Commencing its activities in January 2021, the Network will provide PhD training to 15 Early Stage Researchers (ESRs). This will be a great opportunity for you to focus on your own PhD project and at the same time cooperate with 14 other PhD students in a program including eight universities and six companies interested in advanced rheology.

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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”

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    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

  • 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.

  • Nordic Rheology Conference & Nordic Polymer Days 2021

    August 18-20, 2021

    In 2021, the Nordic Rheology Conference will be organized jointly with the Nordic Polymer Days (NRC&NPD2021). The special theme of the conference is 'Sustainable Chemistry and Materials', but oral and poster contributions from all areas of rheology, polymer and biomaterials research are warmly welcome. Both academic and industrial researchers are cordially invited to present their latest research findings. Due to travel restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will meet as avatars in Cyberspace rather than physically. For more information, please visit the conference website at https://nordicrheologysociety.org/Home/Nrc.

  • 2020 ICTAM - Thematic Session: FM07 Multiphase and Particle-Laden Flows

    August 22-27, 2021

    As part of the upcoming 2020 ICTAM meeting in Milano, Italy on August 23-28, 2020 we would like to bring to your attention and invite you to submit an abstract to the Thematic Session: FM07 Multiphase and Particle-Laden Flows.

  • ECIS 2020/2021

    September 5 - 10, 2021

    The ECIS 2020 meeting is postponed to September 5-10, 2021. Location is Athens.

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Latest Product Offers

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    Rheometric Scientific RFX extensional rheometer. For details please contact peter.fischer@hest.ethz.ch

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