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Non-Newtonian Club (16/05/18)

The BSR are please to announce our next NNC meeting. Themed “Rheology from Microstructure” it will be between 10:15am – 4.30pm Wednesday 16th May 2018, at Schlumberger Gould Research

This meeting will include invited talks from Dr. Malcolm Faers (Bayers AG) Dr Alession Zaccone (University of Cambridge), Prof Brent Murray (University of Leeds), Dr Bill Frith(Unilever), Prof Ian Wilson (University of Cambridge) and Dr Simmon Bittleston (Schlumberger).

PhD students are invited to present posters including a two-minute one slide “pitching” event to promote their poster. If you would like to present a poster please email Dr Andrew Clarke (andrew.clarke@sib.com) for more information.

There is no cost associated with attending but prior registration is required.
To register email either of the Organisers: Dr Andrew Clarke (andrew.clarke@sib.com) or Prof. Rob Poole (robpoole@liv.ac.uk)

Organiser/Contact details: Dr Andrew Clarke
Meeting Contact:
Dr Andrew Clarke (andrew.clarke@sib.com) Prof. Rob Poole (robpoole@liv.ac.uk)

INNFM Lake Vyrnwy 2017 (10/04/17 - 12/04/17)

A principal focus of the meeting will be advances in rheometry (theory, experimentation and instrumentation) but papers on general rheology are also welcome. There will be a session dedicated to David Binding to mark his retirement and in recognition of his contributions to rheology. Distinguished rheologists who have already agreed to give plenary lectures include Don Baird, Howard Barnes, Adam Burbidge, Suzanne Fielding, Ian Frigaard, Gerry Fuller, Jeff Giacomin, Jae Hyun, David James, Joao Maia, Gareth McKinley, Paula Moldenaers, Ralph Oliver, Rob Poole, Charles Schroeder, Mats Stading, Manilio Tassieri, Manfred Wagner, and J Cooper White. Professor H Wilson (UCL) will deliver her BSR Presidential address at the conference.

Organiser/Contact details: Dr Karl Hawkins
Meeting Contact:

Midwinter Meeting 2016 (12/12/16 - 14/12/16)

The Midwinter Meeting this year will have an overall theme of Polymer Dynamics and Rheology and will incorporate a Symposium The Science of Alexei Likhtman.

It will be held at the University of Reading and we hope that many of Alexei's UK and international collaborators will be able to attend.

Meeting Contact:
Local organiser: Zuowei Wang (Reading)
Joseph L. Keddie (Surrey)
Tom McLeish (Durham)
Daniel Read (Leeds)
Helen Wilson (UCL)

Non-Newtonian Club and AGM (19/04/16)

On 19th April 2016 there will be a Non-Newtonian Club meeting dedicated to Rheometry in central London, followed by the BSR AGM. Details to follow.

Organiser/Contact details: Steve Goodyer, Maria Charalambides
Meeting Contact:
steve.goodyer@anton-paar.com m.charalambides@imperial.ac.uk

Midwinter Meeting on Microrheology (14/12/15 - 15/12/15)

Microrheology & Microfluidics are two closely connected and emerging fields of research. The difference in emphasis that ‌separates them is the prior knowledge of the fluid's rheological properties. The meeting will embrace two mini-symposiums on Microrheology and Microfluidics, with the aim of encouraging collaboration between the two streams of research.

Organiser/Contact details: Manlio Tassieri

INNFM Spring Meeting on Structured Fluids (30/03/15 - 01/04/15)

The meeting will be held at Ruthin Castle in North Wales, commencing at 12 noon on Monday 30th March and finishing just before lunch on Wednesday 1st April. The main focus of the meeting is to share new results on experiments, simulations and theory of the flow of complex fluids with distinct microstructure.
The county town of Ruthin (pronounced Rith-in) in the Vale of Clwyd is about 20 miles from Chester. It is close to the Snowdonia National Park, yet only an hour’s drive from Manchester airport.
The castle was built in the 13th century, heavily renovated in the 18th, and now provides luxury accommodation and dining, complete with a ghost. Early registration is recommended due to high anticipated demand and the limited number of bedrooms available.

Organiser/Contact details: Simon Cox, Tudur Davies
Meeting Contact:
For further details see the conference website.

MidWinter Meeting 2014 (17/12/14 - 18/12/14)

The meeting will comprise a mini-symposium on active fluids and a more general session on the flow of complex fluids, with the particular aim of encouraging collaboration between the active fluids and complex fluids communities. Confirmed Speakers: Professor Raymond Goldstein, University of Cambridge, Professor Ramin Golestanian, University of Oxford, Professor Ignacio Pagonabarraga, University of Barcelona. For further details and to register visit the BSR conference site.

Organiser/Contact details: Suzanne Fielding
Meeting Contact:
Email: bsr.midwinter2014@durham.ac.uk

INNFM Spring Meeting (14/04/14 - 16/04/14)

A principal focus of the meeting will be advances in rheometry (theory, experimentation and instrumentation) but papers on general rheology are also welcome.

Papers presented at the meeting will be considered for publication in a Festschrift Special Issue of the Journal of Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics. This Festschrift will be dedicated to Professor K Walters FRS on the occasion of his 80th birthday and in recognition of his contributions to rheology.

The total cost of £450 includes the registration fee and full-board accommodation from Monday lunch to Wednesday breakfast. An accompanying person, sharing a room with a conference delegate, will be required to pay £200.

Organiser/Contact details: Rhodri Williams and Peter Townsend

MWM2013: Coating, Printing and Painting (16/12/13 - 17/12/13)


Midwinter Meeting 2013

Coating, Printing and Painting

December 16th & 17th, 2013
Institute for Manufacturing, University of Cambridge

This meeting aims to provide an overview of current research in rheology particularly in its application to printing, painting and coatings, such as the inkjet printing and spray painting.

Keynote Speakers
  • Prof Detlef Lohse, University of Twente
  • Dr Philip Threlfall Holmes, AkzoNobel
  • Prof Rhodri Williams, Swansea University

Organsing Committee
  • Ian Hutchings (University of Cambridge)
  • Oliver Harlen (University of Leeds; o.g.harlen@leeds.ac.uk)

Organiser/Contact details:
Meeting Contact:
Alice Cozens
Inkjet Research Centre Administrator
Institute for Manufacturing
University of Cambridge
17 Charles Babbage Road
Cambridge CB3 0FS
Email: ac867@cam.ac.uk
Phone: 01223 765598


Advances in Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics (27/03/13)


The INNFM has decided to move outside Wales for its 2013 meeting and will be hosting a meeting on “Advances in Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics” in the Kavli Royal Society International Centre at Chicheley Hall in the heart of rural Buckinghamshire.

The meeting will commence at 12 noon on Monday March 25th and finish just before lunch on Wednesday March 27th. It will contain an important Mini-Symposium on “Theoretical Rheology” to commemorate the work of Professor Russell Davies, who will be retiring from his current position as Head of the Institute of Mathematics at Cardiff University in December 2013. (This part of the meeting will be overseen by our Cardiff colleague, Professor Tim Phillips). As in previous meetings, there will be a poster session with a prize for the best poster. We would welcome posters from all delegates, even if they are also presenting papers.

The current President of the British Society of Rheology, Dr William Frith (Unilever), will give his Presidential Address at the meeting and the AGM of the BSR will also take place on the Tuesday afternoon. The Tuesday after-dinner speech will again be given by one of the Keynote lecturers, Professor J.Giacomin (Madison). Other speakers who have agreed to give Keynote Lectures include: B.Anderssen (Canberra), D. Baird (Virginia), R. Buscall (Consultant), B.Caswell (Brown), F.Chinesta (France), S.Cox (Aberystwyth), M.Crochet (Belgium), J.Dealy (Montreal), I. Emri (Slovenia), J.Evans (Bath), I.Frigaard (Vancouver), G. Fuller (Stanford), C. Gallegos (Spain), J. Hyun (Korea), D. James (Toronto), R. Keunings (Belgium), S.McKee (Strathclyde), G.McKinley (MIT), J. Maia (Cleveland), G.Maitland (London), P. Moldenaers (Belgium), A.Pearson (Schlumberger), T. Phillips (Cardiff), R.Poole (Liverpool), M.Renardy (Virginia), P. Slatter (Melbourne), R. Tanner (Sydney), M. Wagner (Germany) and H.Wilson (London).

The main sponsors of the meeting will be TA Instruments, Anton-Paar, and Cardiff University.

Venue: Chicheley Hall is a historically-significant Grade 1 Georgian Country House set within 75 acres of gardens. It is located in Buckinghamshire, just 10 minutes by car from Milton Keynes Central Station. Trains run frequently from London Euston station with a journey time of approximately 30 minutes.

Costs: The total cost of single occupancy at Chicheley Hall will be £450, with accompanying persons being charged £200, provided the payment is received by March 1st 2013. After that date, the Registration Fee for participants will rise to £500. The registration fee includes full-board accommodation from Monday lunch to Wednesday breakfast. The accompanying-person rate is for someone sharing a room with a conference delegate. Given that the total number of rooms in Chicheley Hall is 47, early registration is recommended!

Organiser/Contact details: Prof Ken Walters and Prof Peter Townsend
Meeting Contact:
All questions concerning the meeting should be addressed to the conference organizers: Prof Ken Walters (kew@aber.ac.uk) and Prof Peter Townsend (p.townsend@swansea.ac.uk). Details of how to register and to pay the conference fees will be available in the next issue of the BSR bulletin and at the conference website.

Midwinter Meeting 2012: Extensional Flows (17/12/12 - 18/12/12)

The midwinter meeting of the British Society of Rheology will be held at Aberystwyth University, Aberystwyth, Wales from 17-18th December 2012 on a theme of extensional flows.
Invited speakers are Jens Eggers (Bristol), Sean McKee (Strathclyde), and Gareth McKinley (MIT).
Further details and a registration form are available here .

Meeting Contact:
Simon Cox (sxc@aber.ac.uk), David Binding.

Non-Newtonian Club Meeting (19/03/12)

This meeting will be hosted by Dr Xue-Feng Yuan at the University of Manchester, Princess Street, Manchester – To attend the NNC meeting, to give a paper or suggest a topic / problem for discussion, please contact mailto: bettina.wolf@nottingham.ac.uk

To register please click here before 29 February 2012 with a contribution of £5 towards expenses. Following the meeting there will be a drinks reception and the AGM of the BSR as well as an invited lecture by Dr Richard Buscall entitled “How Suspensions Yield and Flow and Why We Care”. All attendees of the NNC meeting are warmly invited to attend both events. After Richard’s lecture will be the opportunity to dine together. Details and invitation to the AGM can be found in the recent Bulletin and the webpages. No location image available

Organiser/Contact details: Bettina Wolf
Meeting Contact:

Midwinter Meeting 2011: Complex Flows of Complex Fluids (19/12/11 - 20/12/11)

This meeting, to be held at University College London, aims to provide an overview of current research across the whole spectrum of complex fluids in complex flow situations - encompassing theory, simulations and experiments.

Keynote lectures:
The following speakers have agreed to give keynote lectures:

  • Prof. John Hinch (University of Cambridge)
  • Prof. Malcolm Mackley (University of Cambridge)
  • Prof. Dr. Christian Wagner (University of Saarland)

Abstract submission:
Abstract submission for both oral and poster presentations is now closed. The final programme is available on the conference website.

Registration is open now at the website below. There is a discount if you are a BSR member, a student, or a member of the SCI.

For full details of the conference, please see the conference website.

Organiser/Contact details: Helen Wilson, Oliver Harlen
Meeting Contact:
Helen Wilson:
Email helen.wilson@ucl.ac.uk
Fax 020 7383 5519.

UWINNFM: Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics: Progress and Challenges (18/04/11 - 20/04/11)

In 2011, the University of Wales Institute of Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics will be celebrating its 20th birthday. To mark the occasion, we have booked all the accommodation at the Portmeirion Village and Castle complex from April 18-20.

The meeting will commence at 12 noon on Monday April 18th and finish at lunchtime on Wednesday April 20th. The theme of the meeting will be “Non- Newtonian Fluid Mechanics – Progress and Challenges”. In normal circumstances, costs at the Portmeirion complex are very high. However, we have been able to negotiate a reasonable financial arrangement with the hotel and, on this special occasion, the UWINNFM will supplement the costs so that they are kept to those for the 2010 Lake Vyrnwy meeting, i.e. £400 for participants and £150 for accompanying persons.

Two of the three speakers at the inaugural 1991 meeting in Swansea, Professors Marcel Crochet and Anthony Pearson, have agreed to lecture at the Anniversary Meeting. The background and history of the UWINNFM will be outlined in a lecture by Professor Peter Townsend (Swansea). Other speakers who have agreed to give Plenary Lectures include:

  • D. Baird (Virginia),
  • A. Burbidge (Nestle),
  • R. Buscall,
  • S.Cox(Aberystwyth),
  • I. Emri (Slovenia),
  • G. Fuller (Stanford),
  • C. Gallegos (Spain),
  • J. Giacomin (Madison),
  • O. Harlen (Leeds),
  • J. Hyun (Korea),
  • D. James (Toronto),
  • R. Keunings (Belgium),
  • J. Maia (Cleveland),
  • G.Maitland (Imperial College),
  • O. Manero (Mexico),
  • G. McKinley (MIT),
  • J. Mewis (Belgium),
  • P. Moldenaers (Belgium),
  • S. Muller (Berkeley),
  • T. Phillips (Cardiff),
  • P. Slatter (Melbourne),
  • R. Tanner (Sydney),
  • M. Wagner (Germany).

Venue: Portmeirion is an Italianate village, the creation of architect Sir Clough Williams-Ellis, which stands on its own private peninsula overlooking the Snowdon mountain range and the sea. It can be reached from London, Liverpool and Birmingham by road and from London and Birmingham by rail. (Portmeirion is about 1.5 km. from Minffordd, which is a station on the British Rail network).

Costs: The total cost of £400 includes the registration fee and full-board accommodation from Monday lunch to Wednesday breakfast. An accompanying person, sharing a room with a conference delegate, will be required to pay £150.

Meeting Contact:
Prospective speakers should return the application form, which may be found in the latest issue of the BSR Bulletin, together with appropriate payment and a 200 word Abstract, no later than February 1st, 2011, to the following address.

Mrs Nerys Humphries
Vice-Chancellor’s Office
University of Wales Registry
King Edward V11 Avenue
Cathays Park
Cardiff CF10 3NS, UK.

BSR Midwinter Meeting 2010 (13/12/10 - 14/12/10)

Food, Pharma, Health Care and Biological Systems is the theme of the Midwinter Meeting this year, to be held at the University of Nottingham, Sutton Bonington Campus.

More details are on the conference flyer; you can also download a registration form and abstract template form.

Once you've filled in the registration form, if you prefer to pay by PayPal, please visit the conference registration page.

Organiser/Contact details: Bettina Wolf
Meeting Contact:
Val Street
Division of Food Sciences
School of Biosciences
University of Nottingham
Sutton Bonington Campus
Leics. LE12 5RD
United Kingdom

Telephone: +44 (0)115 9516113
Fax: +44 (0)115 9516142
Email: val.street@nottingham.ac.uk

Non-Newtonian Club (10/11/10)

The idea behind Non-Newtonian Club Meetings is to provide a forum for those practising rheology to meet. Presentations (typically 20-30 minutes) by academic and industry-based scientists, as well as young scientists, presenting on a range of topics that involve rheology in a relatively informal and friendly environment, are invited.

Meeting Contact:
Hosted by Maria Charalambides at Room 703, level 7, Mechanical Engineering Department, South Kensington Campus of Imperial College London.

Full details on the flyer.

To contribute or register to attend, please contact Bettina Wolf before October 15th. Registration (including lunch) is free.

Macro2010: 43rd IUPAC World Polymer Congress (11/06/10 - 16/06/10)

The 43rd IUPAC World Polymer Congress, 'Macro2010', is the latest in the series of the biennial meetings of the IUPAC Polymer Division. The series has been running for several decades and is the largest international multi-symposium conference dedicated to all aspects of polymer science and engineering. Macro2010 will have an overall focus on Polymer Science in the Service of Society. The programme is split into 28 symposia, details of which are available on the website. The Macro2010 call for papers is now open online. Submissions are invited for both oral and poster presentations from scientists working in all disciplines related to polymer science. Oral abstract submission deadline: 29 January 2010 Poster abstract submission deadline: 9 April 2010

Organiser/Contact details: Royal Society of Chemistry
Meeting Contact:
The Royal Society of Chemistry Thomas Graham House, Science Park, Milton Road, Cambridge, CB4 0WF

INNFM Easter Meeting (29/03/10 - 31/03/10)

To be held in the idyllic location of Lake Vyrnwy.

Midwinter Meeting 2009 (14/12/09 - 15/12/09)


The Flow of Soft Matter

The University of Edinburgh
School of Physics and Astronomy
King's Buildings.

The 2009 BSR Midwinter Meeting aims to provide an overview of the current research on the rheology of soft matter - an exciting field in which theory, simulations and experiments meet to explain the flow of complex fluids.

Confirmed speakers and provisional titles:

  • Prof. Michael E. Cates, The University of Edinburgh
    Shear banding in soft glasses
  • Prof. Martin van Hecke, The University of Leiden
    Flow of Foams
  • Prof. Geoffrey C. Maitland, Imperial College London
    Rheology of mixed-shape colloidal gels

The draft programme may be downloaded here

Meeting Contact:
Contributions for oral and poster presentations are invited. Please send your abstract by 12 October, preferably using the abstract template, to Misti.Cooper@ed.ac.uk.

To register, please fill in the paper registration form and, if you wish to pay electronically, then visit the meetings website to do so.

Directions may be downloaded here.

A list of local guesthouses may be downloaded here.


AERC 2009 (15/04/09 - 17/04/09)

The 5th Annual European Rheology Conference (AERC 2009) will be held in Cardiff, UK. The aim of AERC 2009 is to contribute to the advancement of Rheology by bringing together interested researchers from Europe and the rest of the world, and bridging traditional themes with modern trends. Following the tradition of European Rheology meetings, AERC 2009 will be a 3-day conference split into symposia that reflect mainstream or emerging areas of Rheology. More information will be available here soon.

Meeting Contact:
Prof. Tim Phillips.

Microstructure and Rheology (15/12/08 - 16/12/08)

BSR Midwinter meeting 2008

Meeting Contact:
The School of Mathematics, University of Leeds will host this year's BSR Midwinter Meeting entitled Microstructure and Rheology on 15th/16th of December 2008.

This is an excellent opportunity to explore the latest theoretical and experimental research on crystallising, transitional and multiphase materials.

Delegates are invited to submit presentations and posters (prior to 1st October 2008) to Dr John Embery (j.embery@leeds.ac.uk). or call (+44) (0)113 343 3810.

You can print out the registration form or register online at the conference website.

Complex Flows of Complex Fluids (17/03/08 - 19/03/08)

University of Liverpool, UK

Programme. The conference will commence at 12 noon on Monday March 17th and finish at lunchtime on Wednesday March 19th 2008. The theme of the conference will be Complex Flows of Complex Fluids and is being held in Liverpool to coincide with the city being European City of Culture 2008. Distinguished scientists who have already agreed to give plenary lectures include: A N Beris (Delaware, USA), J Cooper-White (Queensland, Australia), G G Fuller (Stanford, USA), O G Harlen (Leeds, UK), R Keunings (Leuven, Belgium), G H McKinley (MIT, USA), S J Muller (UC Berkeley, USA), J R A Pearson (Cambridge, UK), R I Tanner (Sydney, Australia), M H Wagner (Berlin, Germany).

We envisage sessions devoted to, amongst others, micro-fluidic flows, purely-elastic and inertio-elastic instabilities and turbulence in non-Newtonian liquids.

Venue. The meeting will be held on the University campus in The Foresight Centre which is housed in the former Liverpool Royal Infirmary designed by Sir Alfred Waterhouse (with advice from Florence Nightingale). One of the conference dinners will be held in the Merseyside Maritime Museum, part of the historic Albert Dock on the banks of the River Mersey.

Costs. The total cost of the meeting (with meals and accommodation from Monday lunch to Wednesday breakfast) will be £380. Participants registering before 20 January 2008 will receive a £30 discount on their registration fee. Accompanying persons sharing a room with a participant will be charged £100.

Full details are available on the flyer.

Meeting Contact:
The meeting will be organised by Dr R J Poole and Professors M P Escudier FFREng, T N Phillips and K Walters FRS on behalf of the INNFM.
Those wishing to present lectures should contact Professor Escudier (escudier@liv.ac.uk).
Hotel bookings and registration matters should be addressed to Dr Poole (robpoole@liv.ac.uk).

The Rheology of Foams and Emulsions (10/12/07 - 11/12/07)


British Society of Rheology Midwinter Meeting, Royal School of Mines, Imperial College London.

This year's BSR Midwinter Meeting will be held at Imperial College London. The subject is the Rheology of Foams and Emulsions, with the aim of show-casing the best and most topical work on foams, emulsions and related high-interface systems. The meeting will run from lunchtime on Monday (lunch provided) until lunchtime on Tuesday. The provisional programme is now available.

Keynote speakers include Prof. Denis Weaire (School of Physics, Trinity College Dublin), Prof. Jan Cilliers (Department of Earth Science and Engineering, Imperial), Dr. Phillippe Marmottant (Laboratoire Spectrometrie Physique, Grenoble) and Dr. Pete Wilde (Institute for Food Research, Norwich). The BSR Annual Award and Vernon Harrison PhD Prize will also be presented during the meeting.

The oral presentations have now been decided; contributions are still being solicited for poster presentation. Poster presentations will be viewable throughout the meeting. Please send a title and an abstract of no more than 250 words to Simon Cox at the address below.

Delegates requiring accommodation and/or bringing accompanying persons should use the paper registration form; others can register online at the conference website. A poster is available here.

Meeting Contact:
Dr. Simon Cox,
Institute of Mathematical & Physical Sciences
The University of Wales Aberystwyth
Penglais, Aberystwyth
Ceredigion, SY23 3BZ
United Kingdom
Email: sxc@aber.ac.uk

Whither Rheology? (02/04/07 - 04/04/07)

Lake Vyrnwy Hotel, Mid Wales

The conference will commence at 12 noon on Monday April 2nd and finish at lunchtime on Wednesday, April 4th, 2007.
The theme of the Conference will be "Whither Rheology?". Each Plenary Lecture will outline the main thrusts and highlights in the field hitherto, followed by a discussion of where the field is heading (or ought to be heading) in the future. Distinguished rheologists who have already agreed to give plenary lectures include D V Boger (Melbourne, Australia), Igor Emri (Slovenia), G G Fuller (Stanford, USA), A J Giacomin (Madison, USA), J C Hyun (Korea), T C B McLeish (Leeds), J R A Pearson (Schlumberger, Cambridge),T N Phillips (Cardiff), R I Tanner (Sydney, Australia) and M H Wagner (Berlin).
We shall attempt to cover a number of important areas of current Rheological research by inviting the plenary speakers to present 45 min. lectures on their particular expertise. This will be followed by supporting lectures on the same theme. In this connection, A Likhtman and R.Graham (both from Leeds), D G Baird (Virginia, USA), M A M.Alves (Portugal) and R G Owen (Canada) have already agreed to lecture.
Professor M.R.Mackley (Cambridge) will deliver his BSR Presidential address at the conference.

The meeting will be held at the Lake Vyrnwy Hotel near the village of Llanwddyn in Mid Wales. The hotel is situated in a 24,000 acre country estate with magnificent views overlooking the lake and the Berwyn mountains. It offers excellent accommodation with full conference facilities.

The total cost of the meeting (with meals and accommodation from Monday lunch to Wednesday breakfast) will be £380. Participants registering before 20 February 2007 will receive a £30 discount on their registration fee. Accompanying persons sharing a room with a participant will be charged £100.

Meeting Contact:
The meeting will be organized by Dr G W Roberts and Professor K Walters FRS on behalf of the INNFM. Those wishing to present lectures should contact Professor Walters (kew@aber.ac.uk). Hotel bookings and registration matters should be addressed to Dr Roberts (g.w.roberts@bangor.ac.uk ). Prospective speakers should send a 200 word Abstract to Professor Walters, no later than February 1st, 2007.

2006 BSR Annual Meeting: Dynamics of Biofluids and Biomaterials (11/12/06 - 12/12/06)

Manchester Interdisciplinary Biocentre.

The 2006 BSR annual meeting will provide an excellent opportunity to explore the frontiers of research on the dynamics of biofluids and biomaterials from molecular to cellular and tissue length scales and on micro-fabrication of biomaterials. The main conference sessions will run from 10am on Monday 11th December until Tuesday 12th December 2006. All oral presentations will take place in the lecture theatre at Manchester Interdisciplinary Biocentre. There are five sessions:
  1. Dynamics of Cells and Tissues in Biological Systems;
  2. Dynamics of Biomolecules;
  3. Multiple Scale Modelling of Soft Matter;
  4. Characterisation of Soft Materials and
  5. Micro-fabrication of Biomaterials.
Posters and exhibitions will be on display throughout the meeting in a lounge area near the lecture theatre. The meeting is co-sponsored by Institute of Physics (IOP) Liquids and Complex Fluids Group, Institute of Physics (IOP) Materials and Characterisation Group, Institute of Physics (IOP) Polymer Physics Group, Thermo Electron Corporation, Malvern Instruments Ltd, Anton Paar Ltd and TA Instruments Ltd.
Abstracts should have been emailed to Dr Yuan (details below) by 1st October 2006. Please contact Dr Yuan if you are interested in raising your organisation’s profile by sponsoring or exhibiting at the BSR annual meeting. Further details of the provisional programme and registration form can be downloaded here.

Meeting Contact:
Dr Xue-Feng Yuan
Manchester Interdisciplinary Biocentre
The University of Manchester
131 Princess Street
Manchester M1 7ND, UK.

Tel: +44-(0)161-306-4887
Fax: +44-(0)161-306-4911
E-mail: xue-feng.yuan@manchester.ac.uk.

Non-Newtonian Club Meeting (06/06/06)

Information regarding the forthcoming Non-Newtonian Club meeting can be found on the Non-Newtonian Club page. The meeting is to take place on June 6th at the University of Nottingham.

Organiser/Contact details: Dr Jason Stokes and Karen Steel
Meeting Contact:
If anyone wishes to make a presentation at this meeting, could they please contact Dr. Jason Stokes (Jason.stokes@unilever.com, Tel: 01234 222482) by 31st March 2006.

If you wish to attend this meeting, please contact Jason Stokes or Karen Steel (karen.steel@nottingham.ac.uk).

A.S. Lodge Commemorative Meeting in Rheometry (10/04/06 - 12/04/06)

Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom

Meeting Contact:
P. Rhodri Williams, +44 1792295701 / p.r.williams@swansea.ac.uk

BSR Winter Meeting: Multiscale Rheology (09/12/05)

The theme of the meeting is "Multiscale Rheology". It will be held on Thursday 8th and Friday 9th December 2005 at the Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Cambridge.

Invited speakers include Professor Ken Walters, Professor Sir Sam Edwards, Professor Malcolm Mackley and Professor Tom McLeish. Over night accommodation will be provided at Pembroke College.

Click here to download the programme

Click here to download the registration form [REGISTRATION NOW CLOSED]

Further information may be found on the Cambridge-group site: http://www.cheng.cam.ac.uk/research/groups/polymer/BSRmeet/BSRwinter.html

Organiser/Contact details: Simon Butler
Meeting Contact:
See the linked webpage.

BSR 2004 Winter Meeting (16/12/04)

The BSR Winter Conference will be held at the School of Engineering, University of Wales Swansea on the 15th/16th December, 2004. Sessions will include talks on recent advances in numerical simulation of flows, rheometry and other experimental methods. The BSR will make the following awards at the meeting: the 2003 Annual Award to Dr John Rallison and a Gold Medal to Professor David Boger. In addition, the BSR will present Dr Geoff Brownsey with the Distinguished Service Award.

The meeting will start with a buffet lunch at the UWS School of Engineering on Wednesday 15th December and end after lunch on Thursday 16th December. There will also be opportunity to tour the new Nanotechnology Centre and Technium Laboratories. Accommodation will be in the nearby Swansea Marriott (Maritime Quarter), where the Conference Dinner will be held on the Wednesday evening.

For the meeting NOTICE, click here

For the meeting REGISTRATION FORM, click here

Organiser/Contact details: Prof. Mike Webster and Prof. Rhodri Williams
Meeting Contact:
To register an interest, please contact Professor Mike Webster (m.f.webster@swansea.ac.uk) or Professor Rhodri Williams (p.r.williams@swansea.ac.uk).

2002 EGM (09/12/02)

An Extraordinary General Meeting of the BSR was held on Monday 9th December, 2002 in the Physical Sciences Building, University of Wales Aberystwyth, starting at 17:00. It was preceded by a scientific meeting organized jointly by the British Society of Rheology and the University of Wales Institute of Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics. More details are available.

Organiser/Contact details: Prof. Tim Phillips
Meeting Contact:
E-mail: tnp@aber.ac.uk,
Tel: +44 1970 62769

2002 AGM (17/09/02)

The Annual General Meeting of the British Society of Rheology took place at the SCI (Society of Chemical Industry) in London on Tuesday, the 17th of September 2002. The meeting began with an invited lecture given by Professor Jan Mewis of the K. U. Leuven. followed by the AGM. There also was a dinner at a local restaurant for those who wished to attend (at own cost). The meeting itself is free of charge. More information is available.

Organiser/Contact details: Bill Frith
Meeting Contact:
Email: bill.frith@unilever.com

2001 AGM and Conference on "Complex Fluids in External Fields" (29/08/01 - 31/08/01)

The University of Manchester is currently celebrating its 150th year. This meeting, held also by the Statistical Mechanics and Thermodynamics Group (SMTG) of the Royal Society of Chemistry, the Institute of Physics (IOP) and the British Society of Rheology (BSR), is part of a program of events to celebrate this occasion. This meeting will focus on the dynamical properties of complex fluids and will bring together experimentalists, theoreticians and computer simulators. Sessions will include: Dynamics of colloidal suspensions Flow induced phase transitions Liquid crystalline flows Flow through porous media The meeting will directly be followed a workshop on Colloid Rheology led by Professor John Brady (Caltech, USA). This is another in the series of RSC SMTG free workshops and will take place from 2.0 – 5.0 pm on Friday, August 31. A number of distinguished scientists from this country and from abroad have agreed to speak. Among these are: Professor John Brady (Caltech, USA) Dr Christopher Lowe (Delft, The Netherlands) Professor Jan Dhont (Jülich, Germany) Dr Jorrit Mellema (Twente, The Netherlands) Dr F Lequeux (France) Professor Chris Care (Sheffield Hallam, UK) Dr Julia Yeomans (Oxford) Dr Patrick Warren (Unilever, Port Sunlight) Dr Peter Olmsted (Leeds) There is space for a limited number of further oral contributions. Abstracts (under 500 words) are to be received by 15 July, 2001. The AGMs of the British Society of Rheology and the RSC Statistical Mechanics and Thermodynamics Group will also be held during the meeting.

Organiser/Contact details: Dr Andrew Masters
Meeting Contact:
Department of Chemistry
University of Manchester
M13 9PL
Tel: +44 (0)161 275 4679
Fax: +44 (0)161 275 4734
Email: Andrew.Masters@man.ac.uk

Inverse problems in rheology (10/04/00 - 12/04/00)

The above symposium is being organized by the University of Wales Institute for Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics. The meeting will begin with lunch on Monday 10th April and finish at lunchtime on Wednesday 12th April.
The purpose of the meeting is twofold. To discuss inverse problems in rheology and materials characterization, and also to provide a forum for the discussion of new techniques from areas outside rheology which are either already beginning to make an impact on materials characterization or have the potential to do so. To provide a workshop ambience, the meeting will be restricted to about 40 participants.
The Lake Vyrnwy Hotel is located in one of the most spectacular regions of Wales. It is well known for its levels of comfort and excellent cuisine. The nearest airport is Manchester (England) which is a little over an hour's drive away.
The registration fee, which includes the cost of accommodation and all meals, is £340, and is due by 28 February 2000. The cost for an accompanying person sharing a room with a delegate is £100.

Organiser/Contact details: Institute of Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics
Meeting Contact:
Dr Gareth Wyn Roberts
School of Mathematics
University of Wales, Bangor
LL57 1UT,

Tel: +44 1248 382480
Fax:+44 1248 383663
E-mail: G.W.Roberts@bangor.ac.uk

2000 AGM (00/00/00)

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1999 AGM and technical meeting (20/09/99)

The AGM of the British Society of Rheology was held Monday, 20th September 1999 at the Novartis Foundation in London. Changes to the Constitution (see Bulletin Volume 42, No. 1) were approved. New subscription rates, and the separate subscription for Rheology Abstracts, now take effect.
The changes to Council this year resulted in a new Treasurer, Dr Rhodri Williams and a new Membership Secretary, Tom Dovey. There is one new face on council, Dr Oliver Harlen and Council bade farewell to Professor Russell Davies.
The new membership of Council may be inspected.

Jim Ferguson Memorial Lecture (17/06/99)

The Council of the British Society of Rheology has asked Nick Hudson to organise a lecture to honour the memory of Jim Ferguson, who was a past President and the European representative of the society. It has been further suggested that additional lectures be given in his honour

The lectures will take place in Room C133 of the Thomas Graham Building of the University of Strathclyde.
The principal lecturer will be Professor Claude Wolff, Chair of Macromolecular Materials at CNAM in Paris. Other eminent rheologists who have offered to speak are Professor Ken Walters, FRS, of the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, and Professor Howard Barnes, OBE, of Unilever plc.
The lectures will be followed by a short reception.
Mrs Jean Ferguson and family, the speakers, and some representatives of the University will then be the guests of the British Society of Rheology at dinner.

Organiser/Contact details: Nick Hudson
Meeting Contact:
Department of Pure & Applied Chemistry,
University of Strathclyde,
295 Cathedral Street,
Glasgow, G1 1XL,
Tel: +44(0)141 548 2162
Fax: +44(0)141 548 4822 Email: n.e.hudson@strath.ac.uk

1998 EGM (16/12/98)

The Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) was held at 6:00pm on Wednesday, 16th December 1998 at the Craiglands Hotel in Ilkley.
The EGM received the business plan prepared by Council and approved unanimously the proposals for changes in membership subscriptions, entrance fee and publication benefits available to members.

1998 AGM (21/09/98)

The AGM of the British Society of Rheology was held at 5:00 pm on Monday, 21st September 1998 in the Department of Chemical Engineering, Pembroke Street, Cambridge.
The AGM elections resulted in a new President, Dr R. Buscall and a new Secretary, Professor P.F.G. Banfill following the retirement, in accordance with the constitution, of the previous incumbents. The membership of the new Council may be inspected. The meeting was held at the end of the Young Rheologists' Day and followed next day by the one day meeting on "Rheology and Processing of Printing Inks".
The official notice and agenda are now available. These were mailed to all members in August 1998.

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