Howard See Future Rheologist Travel Award


Howard See

Howard See was a rheologist, and active member of the ASR.  Born in 28 July 1963 in Sydney, Australia, he obtained both a Bachelor of Science (Pure & Applied Mathematics) degree and a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) degree in his home town, before moving to Japan to continue with graduate studies, which comprised a Masters degree (Tokyo Metro.) and a PhD (Nagoya).  While in Japan he met his future wife, Yanan, and they married in 1989, later having two sons.

After completing his studies, Howard stayed on in Japan, working for Bridgestone, where he developed interests in suspension rheology and field-responsive materials and technology, particularly in electrorheological fluids.  He moved to the University of Sydney in 1998, and was eventually promoted to Associate Professor.

Howard See was a council member of Australian Society of Rheology (ASR) and also a member of Society of Rheology (SOR).  He was also on the editorial boards of the Korea–Australia Rheology Journal (KARJ) and the Journal of Society of Rheology Japan.  He played a critical role in organising the 5th Australian–Korean Rheology Conference (KARC) in Sydney, 2009.

After a normal working day at the university, Howard See's life was brought to an end by an aortic dissection on 15 February 2010.

[Source:  Ahmad Jabbarzadeh;  'In memory of Howard See';  Korea–Aust. Rheol. J.;  September 2010;  22(3): 1.]


The ASR Council decided that it would be appropriate to honour Howard See with a signifcant award, paid out of Society funds.  This took the form of a travel award, to assist future rheologists, who have distinguished themselves in rheological research or practice, to advance their research career.  Hence this memorial award was named the Howard See Future Rheologist Travel Award, and will be awarded every two years.  This award is open to all future rheologists studying or working in Australia.

Applications for the Award are invited to be submitted by Friday, 31st August 2018. The guidelines and application form are provided below as attachments to be downloaded.

Application Form



Award Recipients

The award is typically presented the following year the ASR's Selection Committee.
The inaguaral Howard See Young Rheologist Travel Award, for 2010, was presented in 2011.

This biennial award has been presented to the following young rheologists:

2010 — Dr. David I. Verrelli
..........................................(conference report:  KARC 2011)


2012 — Miss. Hui-En Teo
..........................................(conference report:  WCCE9, 2013)


2014 — Mr. Davoud Zare
..........................................(conference report:  ISFRS 2015 )


2016 — Mr. Samuel Skinner




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