The ASR was saddened to learn that Alexei Likhtman passed away on Sunday 11th Oct 2015. He was in the US for the Society of Rheology conference in Baltimore, where he lost his balance while visiting Annapolis Rock on the Appalachian Trail.
For those who want to read more, the University of Reading wedsite has a page with some fitting tributes to Alexei, see:
The BBC Berkshire breakfast show also contained a number of items dedicated to Alexei. The programme can be accessed online at:
The first 15 minutes contain some tributes and discussion with Tom McLeish and Daniel Read, talking in particular abouts some of Alexei's work. About 1 hr and 10 minutes in there is an interview with Prof. Simon Chandler-Wilde, from Reading. Some quotes from the interviews also here:
Several news agencies carried reports of the accident, with similar text. Here are two of them:
Tom McLeish managed to capture something of Alexei with these words: "Alexei was one of those wonderful people who embodies the important truth that just because something is obvious, doesn't make it ture. Alexei would challenge every idea that we had - including the ones that we though were obviously true"
Seoul National University, South Korea, 05 November.
The eighth combined conference of the Australian Society of Rheology and the Korean Society of Rheology will provide an international forum to showcase rheological research in Australia, Korea and the broader Pacific region. The plenary speakers are Prof. Ravi and Prof. J. Kim. All scientists and engineers interested in rheology are invited to participate in this conference. Papers on all areas of rheology are welcomed.
The Korean Society of Rheology (KSR) is also waiving registration and accommodation costs for Australians/ASR members.
Melbourne, Australia. 27 September–01 October 2015.
APCChE is a bi-annual conference for the Asian Pacific community of chemical and process engineers and industrial chemists who come together to discuss latest developments in the field, recognise outstanding achievement and share lessons learned. APCChE 2015 will provide an excellent platform for chemical engineers and researchers to showcase their latest research and technologies.
Note: ASR is running a rheology sub-theme to be held on the Monday.
The ASR is seeking nominations for the ASR Medallion, the society’s highest honour.
Previous recipients were Roger Tanner, David Boger, Nhan Phan-Thien, Sati N. Bhattacharya and Tamarapu Sridhar.
Medallion Recipient Criteria:
As per the ASR constitution the medallion recipient selection criteria are:
The ASR Medallion sub-committee will:
The 2015 AGM will be held on the evening of Thursday, 23rd July 2015, at Gaylord Indian Restaurant (4 Tattersalls Lane, Melbourne). All members of the ASR are encouraged to attend.
The formalities are usually quite brief, and this is sure to be an enjoyable night to catch up with old friends, make new acquantances, and to enjoy good food and drinks.
The AGM will include election of Council members (new or continuing). All members of the ASR are elligible to stand for Council, and we urge interested members to nominate. Current Council members will also be pleased to answer any questions that interested members may have about serving on Council.
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