On Monday the 11th of April 2016, the next instalment of our seminar series will be held at The University of Sydney, Sydney, which will comprise two lectures. Ms. Jasmine Pour (Duromer Products Pty. Ltd.) will speak on "Microstructure and Rheology of Reinforced Nylon 6". Dr. Pierre Rognon (The University of Sydney) will speak on "How rheology can help mitigating landslide and snow avalanche hazards".
Contact Dr. David Verrelli for enquiries
In 2016, the Australian Society of Rheology is presenting a lecture series open ton anyone interested in the flow and deformation of matter. The next lecture will be held at RMIT University (City Campus), Melbourne.
Speaker: Professor Gareth McKinley
Department of Mechanical Engineering,
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA - 02139
Title: Power-Law Rheology, Fractional Calculus and Yielding of Soft Networks and Multiscale Soft Materials
Date: Thursday, 14th Jan 2016
Time: 5:30 - 6:30pm Presentations
6:30 - 8:30 pm Lygon St Restaurant Dinner (Sharing)
Venue: 56.3.82 (Building 56, Level 3, Room 82, 115 Queensbery St, Carlton) RMIT University, VIC, 3053
PDF: Announcement & abstracts.
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.
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"
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:
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