The British Society of Rheology Mid-Winter Meeting will be held virtually on the 18th and 19th January 2021.
The theme of the meeting is "Recent advances in non-conventional rheometry”, and we have keynote presentations by
- Gerry Fuller (Stanford University),
- Monica Oliveira (University of Strathclyde)
- Charles Schroeder (University of Illinois).
Our meeting includes several award lectures. These are the
- Gold Medal to John Hinch (University of Cambridge),
- the Annual Award to Daniel Read (University of Leeds),
- the Vernon Harrison Award to Hugo Castillo Sanchez (University College London).
Applications for oral presentations are very welcome, speaker slots are 20 minutes. In place of a poster session, time will be devoted to 5-minute pre-recorded ‘flash’ presentations.
Please submit abstracts for presentations to Prof. Karl Hawkins ([email protected]) by 18th December.
PROVISIONAL PROGRAMME - PDF
Monday 18th January
1.50pm Meeting opening
2.00pm Charles Schroeder: “Automated Flow Control for Colloidal and Molecular Rheology”
2.40pm Anders Aufderhorst-Roberts: “Illuminating Folded Protein Hydrogel Mechanics through Photo Rheology”
3.10pm Richard Graham: “Multiscale modelling of flow- induced crystallisation in polymers”
4.10pm Flash presentations: -
Stephen Wilson: “Thixotropic Pumping”
Daniel McDowall: “The influence of nanostructure alignment on the Young’s moduli of macroscopic low molecular weight gel filaments”
Lisa Thomson: “Creating Transient Gradients in Supramolecular Hydrogels”
Joseph Cousins: “Multiplicity of solutions and wetting transitions for nematic liquid crystal ridges”
Richard Hodgkinson: “Extension rate uniformity improved by new converging channel profile via simple geometrical construct”
5.30pm Gerry Fuller: “The Live Cell Rheometer – Rheological Insights in Human Health”
6.10pm Vivek Sharma: “Stretched Polymer Physics, Extensional Rheology and Free Surface Flows”
6.40pm Rubens Rosario Fernandes: “Use of a blade scraping device to estimate the yield stress of viscoplastic soil layers”
Tuesday 19th January
10.00am Mónica Oliveira: “Characterisation of complex fluids and bioparticles using microfluidic platforms”
10.40am Job Thijssen: “A novel method for interfacial rheology using an indirect interfacial rheometer”
11.10pm David Hoyle: “Simulated mechanical ageing of high voltage offshore windfarm power cables”
12.30pm Gareth McKinley: “Application of Gabor Transforms For Time-Resolved Oscillatory Rheometry”
1.10pm Manlio Tassieri: “i-Rheo and its impact on rheology and beyond”
1.30pm David Michieletto: “Microrheology Topologically Active Living Polymers Flows”
3.00pm Vernon Harrison Award Lecture - Hugo Castillo Sanchez: “Channel flow instabilities of complex fluids”
3.40pm Annual Award Lecture - Daniel Read: “Predicting linear rheology of polydisperse linear polymers”
4.20pm Gold Medal Lecture - John Hinch: “The much neglected 2nd normal stress difference”