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2018 Annual General Meeting

The 2018 AGM of the Australian Society of Rheology will be held on the evening of Wednesday, 25 July 2018 at Thai City Restaurant in Melbourne. We offer a great price for a full night of food, drink, and conversation. Partners and guests are very welcome.

 

Please RSVP to Mr. Vishak Perumal (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) by Wednesday, 18 July 2018 to reserve your places. Please advise any special dietary requirements.

 

Program Details:

Date: Wednesday, 25 July 2018

Time: 18:30 onwards

Venue:  Thai City Restaurant

124 Lygon Street

Carlton, Victoria 3053 (Phone 03 9663 2028)

www.thaicityrestaurant.com.au

Cost: $32.50 per head for full members and accompanying partners

$25 per head for student members and accompanying partners

 

Interstate members will have the option to join the formal part of the AGM meeting via the following web-link: 

 

Join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device:

Please click this URL to start or join. https://monash.zoom.us/j/930296995

Or, go to https://monash.zoom.us/join and enter meeting ID: 930 296 995

 

Join from a dial-in phone:

Dial: +61 3 99059666 (+61 3 9905 ZOOM) or +61 2 8015 2088 Toll-free dial: +1 877 853 5257 (US/Canada only)

Meeting ID: 930 296 995

International numbers available: https://zoom.us/u/byVkBpU2m

 

For further information please see the attached AGM Flyer

 

Council Election

The AGM will include election of Council members (new or continuing). All members of the ASR are eligible to stand for Council. If you are not yet a member, it is easy to become one!

We urge interested members to nominate either themself or another member to serve the Society, by emailing the Secretary Dr Prabhakar Ranganathan (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) by Close Of Business Wednesday, 18 July 2018. All roles are open to receive nominations. Nominations must be accepted by the nominee, and must be supported by a second member. Full details are in the Rules (§§49–56).

Current Council members will be pleased to answer any questions that interested members may have about serving on Council.

4 June 2018: ASR Seminar in Melbourne

As part of the 2018 Rheology Lecture Series, the next ASR Seminar will be held at Monash University, Clayton on 4th June 2018

 

Speaker: Dr. Laurence Brassart

Presentation Title: Modelling diffusion coupled to large deformations in soft materials.

Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Monash University

 

Speaker: Dr. Jeremy Barr

Presentation Title: Bacteriophage subdiffusion through mucous 

School of Biological Sciences, Monash University

 

Date:   Monday, 4th June 2018

 

Time:   5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

           (Refreshments at 5:00 PM)

 

Venue: #407, Level 4, New Horizons Building

           20 Research Way 

           Monash University, Clayton Campus

 

Register for this free event at: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/australian-society-of-rheology-seminar-series-tickets-46315212046

 

PDF: Announcement & abstracts

RheoScattering Workshop – Structural perspectives on complex fluids

Deakin University, Melbourne - 14th August 2017

Scattering techniques offer a statistical and non-destructive perspective on fluids as they are sheared. The purpose of this workshop is introduce non-specialists to the perspectives and possibilities of in situ characterisation of structure and dynamics using scattering and some of the facilities available for such investigations. Further details may be found on the meeting website: https://blogs.deakin.edu.au/soft-matter-scattering-workshop/2017/05/15/hello-world/.

 

There is also the possibility to present a poster.

 

Registration is free but is it is required to email the organisers at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

The ASR is one of the sponsors of this event.

9th Australian-Korean Rheology Conference

University of Sydney, Australia - 29 Nov - 1 Dec 2017

The ninth combined conference of the Australian Society of Rheology and the Korean Society of Rheology will be held at The University of Sydney, Australia from 29 November to 1 December 2017. The event will provide an international forum to showcase rheological research in Australia, Korea and the broader Pacific region. All scientists and engineers interested in rheology are invited to participate in this conference.

 

The AKRC will be held immediately after the Statistical Mechanics of Soft Matter Workshop (SM^2) at The University of Sydney (27 - 28 Nov 2017). Website: http://smsq.github.io/

 

Conference highlights:

  • ASR Medallion lecture by Prof R.R. Huilgol
  • Invited speakers from Australia and Korea

 

Conference themes:

  • Soft materials, colloids, and self-assembled materials
  • Emulsions, foams, powders and granular systems
  • Micro- and nano-rheology
  • Non-Newtonian fluid mechanics
  • Polymers, biomaterials and biological systems
  • Rheological innovation and impact

 

Abstract submission:

Please submit one-page abstracts to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 5 pm(AEST), Friday 29 Sept 2017.

 

Please refer to the conference website (https://akrc2017.eventbrite.com.au) and attached Flyer for further information.

ASR member become SoR Fellow

Professor Tam Sridhar

Professor Tam Sridhar, the Sir John Monash Distinguished Professor Emeritus at Monash University, has been made a Fellow of The Society of Rheology, USA.

 

Sridhar has made many profound and lasting contributions to the field of rheology, of which the most significant contribution is the development of the filament-stretching rheometer for measuring the extensional properties of solutions. The filament stretching rheometer has undoubtedly been of crucial importance for the advancement of rheology in the last two decades. Since extensional flows are a rigorous probe of differences in material response, the filament stretching rheometer has emerged as a fundamental tool in evaluating the validity of theories for solution rheology. In particular, fundamental progress in our understanding of the rheological behaviour of polymer solutions and melts has largely been driven by experimental observations obtained with the filament stretching rheometer.

 

Sridhar has been involved with the Australian Society of Rheology from its earliest days, and has played a significant part in nurturing the community of rheologists in Australia. He was the founding co-editor of the Korea-Australia Rheology Journal.

 

Sridhar is a Fellow of Engineers Australia, the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, the Institution of Chemical Engineers (UK) and the Australian Academy of Science. He was selected among the 100 most influential engineers in Australia by Engineers Australia, 2004- 2006. He was made an Honorary Fellow and awarded the GP Kane Award by the Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers. He was awarded the Australian Centenary Medal for service to Australian society and science and the ESSO Energy Award for outstanding contribution in the field of chemical engineering. In 2004, he was Chair of the Institution of Chemical Engineers (Australia). In 2012, he was made an Officer in the Order of Australia (AO) for his distinguished service to tertiary education, particularly the discipline of chemical engineering, and to the forging of international strategic educational relationships.

 

The award of a fellowship is a fitting recognition of the lasting impact Sridhar has made to the field of rheology, on the international rheological community, and to the advancement of science in Australia.

 

The ASR congratulates Professor Tam Sridhar on his appointment.

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