In 2017, the Australian Society of Rheology is presenting a lecture series open to anyone interested in the flow and deformation of matter. The next lecture will be held at RMIT University (City Campus), Melbourne.
Speakers and Presentation Titles:
Mr. Phred Petersen (RMIT) - Smoke and Mirrors: Flow visualisation just for the fun of it
Dr Chris Garvey (ANSTO) - Getting statistical and structural in shear
Date: 5th April 2017
Venue: RMIT University
PDF: Announcement & abstracts.
As incoming President of the ASR, I would like to say that I am thankful for the opportunity to serve the Society in this role. I’m not sure if it’s appropriate at this uncertain time, but it is tempting to say that there has never been a more exciting time to be a rheologist!
On behalf of the Society, I would like to thank the outgoing members of Council who have generously given their time and enthusiasm to maintain the ASR as an active and relevant society. In particular, Dr Nicky Eshtiaghi deserves our thanks for her work in liaison with Chemeca to ensure a prominent place for rheology, and likewise Dr Rahul Gupta who has been such a generally positive advocate and energetic worker for the Society. Dr Mark Coghill has also served the Society very capably and willingly as a council member and as President.
Looking ahead, it is my pleasure to welcome the incoming Council and to encourage them to suggest ways to enhance the ASR’s reach and impact. I’d also like to encourage the membership of the ASR to renew their memberships if they have not already done so, and to participate in the activities that the Society sponsors and organises throughout the year.
Please also encourage your students and colleagues with an interest in rheology to join the ASR and ensure its future viability.
The ASR heartily congratulates two of its longstanding members, Roger Tanner and David Boger, who have been made Fellows of the Society of Rheology (SoR). All in the Australian rheology community will be familiar with these two eminent rheologists, not just for their academic works, but also for their involvement in the Australian Society of Rheology and international contributions. Further information on the two recipients and their achievements are detailed below.
Roger Tanner is a pioneer in the field of rheology with more than half a century of experience. Although he is best known for his Engineering Rheology book, his scholarly contributions to experimental and computational rheology is are broad and include another 3 books, 11 book chapters, 270 refereed Journal journal papers and 88 conference manuscripts.
Roger is an elected member of several Academies including the Australian Academy for Technological Sciences and Engineering (FTSE, 1977); ), the Australian Academy of Science (FAA, 1979); ), and the Royal Society of London (FRS, 2001), as well as being an Honorary Fellow of Engineers Australia and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. He has been awarded several medals including the Medallion from the Australian Society of Rheology (1993); ), and the Gold Medal from the British Society of Rheology (2000).
David Boger has had an illustrious career spanning five decades. Some of his major works include the discovery of Boger fluids, and the demonstration of how basic surface chemistry can strongly determine yield stress and other properties of particulate fluids. Equally remarkable is his commitment to applying the insights from basic research to solve hard industrial problems, consulting extensively with the petroleum, food and minerals industries. He has also extensively worked towards achieving an environmentally sustainable minerals industry, resulting in a considerable shift in the industry’s approach to waste management.
He has been awarded several medals including the British Society of Rheology Gold Medal, the Walter Ahlstom Environmental Prize by the Finnish Academies of Technology, the Medallion of the Australian Society of Rheology, the Flinders Medal of the Australian Academy of Science, the Chemeca Medal of the Institution of Chemical Engineers, and the Clunies Ross National Science and Technology Award. He has also been awarded the Prime Minister’s Prize for Science, the Centenary Medal, and the Victoria Prize. He was elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science, the Australian Academy of Technological Science and Engineering, and the Royal Society.
The Annual General Meeting of the Australian Society of Rheology was held on the evening of Wednesday, 06 July 2016 in Melbourne. It was a great night which involved good food and interesting discussions. Thanks to the old Council and welcome to the new Council. Further details regarding outcomes of the AGM will be published within the minutes once finalised.
After a hiatus the ASR's seminar series has started up again in Sydney. There was a good turnout to hear the two speakers, Jasmine Pour (Duromer) and Pierre Rognon (University of Sydney). The two fascinating talks showed the breadth of rheological applications, from plastic polymers to snowy landslides. It was also a great opportunity for networking, with ample food and drink on hand before and afterwards. The next lecture is already being planned.
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