15 May 2014:  ASR seminar in Perth

On Thursday the 15th of May 2014, the next instalment of our seminar series will be held at Edith Cowan University (Joondalup), Perth, which will comprise lectures from Dr. Phillip Fawell (CSIRO) and Dr. Alex Lubansky (Edith Cowan University).
Contact Dr. Alex Lubansky for enquiries. 
PDF: Announcement & abstracts.

Vacancy in Melbourne

RMIT University is advertising vacancies for junior and senior academic staff with expertise in rheology (click for respective position descriptions).  For more details please see the RMIT website

Annual General Meeting

The Australian Society of Rheology's Annual General Meeting will be held on Tuesday, 22 July 2014 at 19:30.  This coincides with the upcoming Pacific Rim Conference on Rheology in Melbourne, with the dinner following on from the poster session on the Tuesday evening.


22 July 2014. Dinner starting at 19:30

Universal Italian Restaurant (upstairs function room)

139–141 Lygon St, Carlton 3053, (03) 9347 4393, www.universalrestaurant.com.au

$25 per person (antipasto, salads and gourmet pizza, includes soft drinks).

Please email the Secretary (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) before the 18th of July if you are able to attend to confirm numbers.

The official AGM proceedings will be a short component of the evening, including annual reports from the out-going President Mark Coghill and the Treasurer Russell Varley, followed by council elections. 


Council is seeking nominations for council membership.  Council membership is limited to 12 people.  Nominations are open for all positions (except Immediate Past President). The positions include President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer and Webmaster. Please note that members who have served on council for 4 years and have not held an office bearer position are not eligible for re-election for a fifth consecutive year.  We are seeking both new nominations and expressions of interest from existing council members.  In particular, we are looking for PhD students and Industry members to sit on the council.  Nominations must be seconded by one other person (e-mail will do).  The deadline for receiving nominations is one week before the AGM, i.e. Tuesday, 15 July 2014.  Nominations will then be circulated to members to allow members who cannot attend the AGM to vote for council members by proxy.


Note that the AGM is an excellent opportunity to pay your annual society subscriptions, so bring your money with you and you can sleep easy for the next 12 months.

We look forward to seeing many members, both old and new, at the AGM. 

AGM announced

The ASR's Annual General Meeting will be held on a marvellous Tuesday evening in Melbourne.  For details see the latest News under 'What's On'. 

Prof. Tam Sridhar receives ASR Medallion

Mark Coghill presented the Australian Society of Rheology Medallion to Professor Tam Sridhar at the 6th Pacific Rim Conference on Rheology dinner.

Professor Tam Sridhar is the fifth recipient of the medallion sculptured by Michael Meszaros, which is awarded by the society to Australian rheologists who are internationally recognised for their contribution to rheology science and technology, and their contribution and service to the society.

Professor Sridhar gained international recognition through the development of the filament-stretching rheometer and the test fluid M1. He  has played a significant role  in nurturing the rheology community in Australia, and forging of international strategic educational relationships.  Tam Sridhar has been involved with the Australian Society of Rheology from its earliest days, and was the society’s president from 1997 to 1999. He was also the founding co-editor of the Korea-Australia Rheology Journal, and remained its editor from 1999 to 2004.

Attendees at the 6th Pacific Rim Conference on Rheology dinner, including Prof. Sridhar (centre). 

ASR President Dr. Mark Coghill presenting the ASR Medallion to Prof. Tam Sridhar.

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