The Society of Rheology

The European Society of Rheology



Important Meetings where HSR Members Participated (last 5 years)

  • 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.

    The 2019 Weissenberg Award was awarded to 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.

    Click to see some photos of the conference: photo1, photo2, photo3, photo4.

  • The 17th International Congress in Rheology took place in Kyoto, Japan on the 8th to 13th of August, 2016. Vlassopoulos gave a keynote lecture in the session dedicated to the late Alexei Likhtman.

    Some photos are here: photo1, photo2, photo3, photo4, photo5, photo6, photo7.

  • The 90th Annual Meeting of The Society of Rheology was held in Houston, Texas on October 14-18, 2018; an optional associated short course was offered on October 13th and 14th.

  • The 10th Hellenic Polymer Society conference (ELEP) was held in the University of Patras in December 4 - 6, 2014.
    Some photos can be viewed here.

  • The Society of Rheology 86th Annual Meeting took place in Philadelphia, US, during the week of October 5-9, 2014.

  • The 16th International Congress on Rheology took place in Lisbon, Portugal, between August 5 to 10, 2012. It was organised by Joao Maia. 950 participants were registered, representing 27 rheological societies. Scientific papers were presented in 16 sections and 5 poster sessions. 6 plenary lectures were held:
    • Paula Moldenaers: Morphology Development in Immiscible Blends. Effect of Component Rheology, Confinement and Interfacial Modification
    • Masao Doi: Onsager‘s variational Principle Rheology in Soft Matter
    • Gareth McKinley: Large amplitude oscillatory deformation. A Set of Tools for Rheological Fingerprinting of Complex Liquids and Soft Solids
    • Gerald Fuller: Interfacial Rheology of Biological Interfaces
    • Han Meijer: Mechanical Performance of Polymers
    • Wolfgang Knauss: Linear and Non-Linear Viscoelastic Behavior
    A special section was dedicated to Professor Ken Walters FRS to celebrate his 80th birthday. The next International Congress on Rheology be held in 2016 in Kyoto, Japan.

    Several members of our Society were present. As the following photos show they must have had a good time:
    1. The entrance to the congress center for ICR 2012 in Lisbon.
    2. HSR delegates in Lisbon for the ICR 2012: (from left) George Georgiou, John Vlachopoulos, Evan Mitsoulis, Savvas Hatzikiriakos.
    3. HSR delegates in Lisbon for the ICR 2012: (from left) John Tsamopoulos, George Georgiou, John Vlachopoulos, Evan Mitsoulis, Savvas Hatzikiriakos, Yannis Dimakopoulos.
    4. HSR delegates outside Lisbon’s cathedral: (from left) John Tsamopoulos, John Vlachopoulos, Evan Mitsoulis, Yannis Dimakopoulos.

  • The last Hellenic Polymer Society conference (ELEP) was held in Hersonissos, (Heraklion) Crete in October 24-27, 2010.
    Invited lectures and posters were presented.

  • The SOR 82nd Annual Meeting took place in Santa Fe, New Mexico during the week of October 24-28, 2010. The Meeting had ten thematic sessions and a poster session, which included the annual student/post-doc poster competition. The planned symposia were as follows:

    * Rheology and Flow of Glass-like Materials
    * Nano- and Micro-Rheology: Indentation and Beyond
    * Rheology of Natural Materials: Biorheology and Food Rheology
    * Self-Assembling, Associative, and Gel-like Systems
    * Suspensions, Colloids and Emulsions
    * Complex Fluids: Nanocomposites and Phase Separated Systems
    * Polymer Rheology: Melts, Solutions and Blends
    * Micro- and Nano-Fluidics
    * Computational Rheology: Behavior ‘in Silico’
    * Surface and Interfacial Rheology

  • The 3rd Viscoplastic Fluids: From Theory to Application workshop (VPF2009) was held in Limassol November 1-5, 2009. This workshop was the sequel of the meetings held in Banff, Canada (22-27 October 2005) and Monte Verita Switzerland (14-18 October, 2007). The goal of these workshops is to promote interactions between people from different communities working on viscoplastic fluids. The program included three invited talks by Professors Gareth McKinley, Morton M. Denn and Ken Walters, 37 regular talks and 5 poster presentations. The opening lecture by Gareth McKinley was dedicated to the memory of Professor Vladimir Entov (1937-2008). Despite many of the participants from past meeting could not attend participation to the meeting increased. With 48 registered participants from thirteen countries (Brasil, Canada, Cyprus, France, Germany, Greece, Israel, Netherlands, New Zealand, Russia, Slovenia, UK and USA) the workshop was an international event.
    The workshop was supported by the Departments of Mathematics and Statistics and Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering of the University of Cyprus, the Cyprus Tourism Organization and the Cyprus Department of Antiquities. The meeting was coorganized by members George Georgiou and Andreas Alexandrou. Papers presented in VPF2009 will appear in a special issue of Rheologica Acta

  • The PPS-2009 Europe/Africa Regional Meeting co-organized by Evan MItsoulis and George Georgiou, was held in Larnaca, Cyprus, October 18-21, 2009. It was by all measures a truly international Conference, drawing scientists and engineers from 30 countries. The Conference included 2 plenary lectures (by Prof. Roger Tanner on an Historical Perspective of Computations in Polymer Processing, and by Vladimir Pavlinek, the recipient of the prestigious Lambla award, on Electrorheological Fluids). It also included 19 keynote lectures. The scientific papers were presented in 16 major themes of polymer processing. A total number of 217 papers were divided into two categories: 139 oral and 78 posters. This Conference promoted and facilitated scientific exchange, collaboration and interactions between participants as well as their organizations in advancing polymer science and technology.

  • 25th Annual Meeting of PPS, Goa, March 1 - 5, 2009.
    The 25th Annual meeting of The Polymer Processing Society took place at Panaji, Goa from March 1 to 5, 2009. Main objective of this meeting was to foster exchange of sci-tech developments and innovations in polymer processing by providing a discussion forum for the world-wide community of engineers and scientists in this field. This event provided an erudite platform for plastic processing fraternity for sharing insights, enhancing interactions and showcasing innovations.

  • De Gennes Discussion Conference, February, 2-5, 2009.
    The French Group of Rheology, under the auspices of the European Society of Rheology, organised the “de Gennes Discussion Conference”, entitled: From reptation to glassy materials: de Gennes pioneering work in rheology and recent developments.
    The conference was held in February, 2-5, 2009, in Chamonix (France), a nice city nested in the Alps, at the foot of Mont Blanc. This Conference aimed at gathering a wide community involved in the fields of rheology for which de Gennes’ contributions have been decisive. The Conference was based on invited lectures by distinguished experts in different fields. The presentations were distributed in thematic workshops in which all the participants had the possibility to present a poster after a short plenary oral presentation (of about 5 min.). Also, round tables were organised. The main topics included: Polymer melt rheology and dynamics; Polymers in solutions and specific interactions; Polymers at surfaces and interfaces; Suspensions.

  • PPS Regional Meeting for the Americas, 26 - 29 Ocotber, 2008.
    The regional meeting for the Americas of the Polymer Processing Society took place in Charleston, SC, USA, on 26 -29 October, 2008. It was organised by Douglas Hirt of Clemson University at the Center for Advanced Engineering Fibers and Films (CAEFF), a National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center that comprises a partnership among Clemson University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Clark Atlanta University. HSR members attended the meeting and presented the following papers:
    • Simulation of Structure in Flow of Poly-Tetra-Fluoro- Ethylene (PTFE) Paste Through Contractions
      E. Mitsoulis, T. Zisis, S. G. Hatzikiriakos
    • The Role of Viscosity, Elasticity and Surface Tension on Polymer Particle Coalescence
      J. Vlachopoulos, E. Takacs

  • The 7th Panhellenic Polymer Conference took place on September 28 - October 1, 2008, at Ioannina, organised by the HSR member prof. G. Floudas. Special attention was given at the poster sessions by awarding the most prominent poster. Invited speakers included the following:
    Prof. P. Alexandridis, SUNY - University at Buffalo
    Prof. M. Bockstaller, Carnegie Mellon University
    Prof. H. -J. Butt, Max-Planck Institute for Polymer Research
    Prof. G. Fytas, University of Crete and FORTH (HSR member)
    Prof. N. Hadjichristidis, University of Athens
    Prof. J. W. Mays, ORNL / University of Tennessee at Knoxville
    Prof. M. Muthukumar, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
    Prof. M. Stamm, IPF / Technische Universität Dresden
    Prof. D. Theodorou, National Technical University of Athens (HSR member)
    Prof. E. L. Thomas, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    The invited lectures given by HSR members were:
    • “Tailoring sound propagation by mesoscopic engineering of soft matter”,
      G. Fytas, Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Department of Materials Science & Technology, U. of Crete, and FO.R.T.H
    • “From chemical structure to physical properties of polymers via hierarchical modelling”,
      D. N. Theodorou, School of Chemical Engineering, NTUA

    The Hellenic Polymer Conferences are organised by the Hellenic Polymer Society, whose main focus is the promotion of the research on polymers in Greece.

  • The XVth International Congress on Rheology,,, August 3 - 8, 2008, in Monterey, California, USA. Organised by G. Fuller (Stanford U) and R. Powell (UC Davis). Proposed symposia topics include: Polymer melts; polymer solutions; computational rheology; suspensions and colloids; foams, emulsions and surfactants; intrf. rheology, microfluids and single molecule methods; granular materials; solid rheology and composites; non-newt. fl. mechanics; rheomettry; microstructural modeling; flow instabilities; pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and foods; process engineering.
    The participation of HSR members was impressive. There were 22 papers in which HSR memberes were (co)authors. Please see the 2009 Newsletter for a list of these papers.
    In 2008 there was neither SoR nor ESR meetings because of the organisation of the International Congress of Rheology in the same year

  • The 2008 Annual Meeting of the Polymer Processing Society took place in Salerno (Italy), on June 15-19, 2008, at the Grand Hotel Salerno. Scientist and engineers working in polymer processing and related fields presented papers on several symposia topics.Papers presented by HSR members include the following:

    • Keynote Lecture: Simulation of Poly-Tetra- Fluoro-Ethylene (PTFE) Paste in Contraction Flows,
      Evan Mitsoulis and Savvas G. Hatzikiriakos
    • Keynote Lecture: A finite element based methodology for solving moving boundary problems with large deformations in complex geometries: Applications in polymer processing and rheology,
      J. Tsamopoulos, Y. Dimakopoulos.
    • Linear and non-linear viscoelasticity of polydisperse star/linear polymer blends,
      Salvatore Coppola; Letizia Balacca; Sandra Righi; Dimitris Vlassopoulos; Evelyne van Ruymbeke
    • Rethinking the Mathematical Modeling of Film Blowing,
      J. Vlachopoulos

  • The 79th Annual Meeting of The Society of Rheology was held in Salt Lake City, Utah from October 7 to 11, 2007; two short courses were offered on October 6 and 7. All sessions were held at the Hilton Salt Lake City Center in downtown Salt Lake City.

  • ECCE6, the 6th European Congress of Chemical Engineering took place in Copenhagen in 16 - 21 of September, 2006. Theme #2 of the conference included topics on Particulate Systems, Rheology, Multifase Flows, Interfacial & Colloidal Phenomena and Transport Phenomena in Porous/Granular Media .

  • IWNMNNF 2007: 15th International Workshop on Numerical Methods for Non-Newtonian Flows (IWNMNNF) , Rhodes, Greece, June 6 - 10, 2007
    The objective of IWNMNF was to bring together researchers at the forefront of computational and experimental non-Newtonian fluid mechanics and rheology to discuss challenges, recent progress and future directions in modeling and simulation of non-Newtonian flows.The Workshop took place in RHODOS PALACE HOTEL.
    Here's the report on the conference

  • AERC 2007: Fourth Annual European Rheology Conference , was organised by Societa Italiana di Reologia and Universita di Napoli Federico II on behalf of the European Society of Rheology (ESR) , on April 12 - 14, 2007, in Naples. Italy.

  • 6th Greek Polymer Conference., Patras (GR), 3 - 5 November, 2006.
    Organized by J. Kallitsis, K. Galiotis, K. Tsitsilianis et al.
    Invited lecturers included Prof. K. Matyjaszewski, Dr. David J. Lohse, Dr. R. Busch, Prof. G. Hadziioannou, Prof. C. N. Likos, Prof. G. G. Malliaras, Dr. I. Iliopoulos, Prof. C. Patrikios. There was also a symposium in memoriam of the late Prof. Tadeusz Pakula.

  • 78th SOR Annual Meeting , October 8 - 12, 2006, in Portland, Maine, USA.

  • IWNET 2006: 4th International workshop on nonequilibrium thermodynamics and complex fluids , September 3-7, 2006, Rhodes, Greece
    The workshop was organized by the president of HSR, prof. V. Mavrantzas, and highlighted the most recent developments in the field of non- and beyond-equilibrium thermodynamics. More than fifty (50) scientists from all over the world in this rapidly evolving field have participated.

  • 3rd Annual European Rheology Conference. HSR organized the 3rd AERC on April 27 - 29, 2006, in Hersonisos, Crete, on behalf of the European Society of Rheology (ESR). The chairman of the organizing committe was Dimitris Vlassopoulos and the co-chair was Georgios Georgiou. The meeting was lively with around 350 participants and the quality of the presentations and the posters was very high. Most of the HSR members presented a talk or a poster. A special issue of the Rheologica Acta will publish a number of the papers presented in this conference, after they go through the usual reviewing process. It has to be mentioned here that, as of this spring, Rheologica Acta has become the official journal of ESR.

  • 77th SOR Annual Meeting , The participation of HSR members has been very strong in the 77th SOR Annual Meeting, October 16-20, 2005 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The meeting was organized by Profs. Savvas G. Hatzikiriakos and Eric Shaqfeh, and was preceded by a two-day short course on: "Resolving Single Particles and Molecules: New microscopy techniques for rheology". Thanks to the active and enthusiastic role of Prof. S. Hatzikiriakos, 9 HSR members participated in the event.
    After the meeting, Profs. A. Alexandrou, G. Georgiou, E. Mitsoulis and J. Tsamopoulos were invited to participate in a scientific workshop on "Viscoplastic fluids - from theory to applications", which took place in Banff, Alberta, Canada, October 22-27, 2005.

    ( Photo-1 , Photo-2 )

  • 5th GRACM International Congress on Computational Mechanics , June 29 - July 1, 2005, Limassol, Cyprus. The participation of HSR members has been very strong during this highly successful international congress. The meeting was organized by the Greek Association of Computational Mechanics (GRACM) in cooperation with the University of Cyprus. 12 HSR members participated in the event.

  • AERC 2005: Second Annual European Rheology Conference , April 21-23, 2005, Grenoble, France.
    The 2nd AERC was organized by the French Society of Rheology. It was an exceptionally successful meeting with 400+ participants, 120 of which were students (thanks to the low conference fee). HSR was represented in the Conference by 8 attendees and a keynote lecturer (Prof. D. Vlassopoulos).

  • Meetings of the Hellenic Society of Rheology

  • Future international meetings of interest to rheologists