The Australian Society of Rheology is a not-for-profit professional and scholarly association whose primary goal is to promote and grow the field of rheology in Australia. We are open to all who have an interest in rheology and its growth in the Australasian region. There are no formal requirements for entry.  We are privileged to count amongst our members some of the leading rheologists in the world from both academia and industry.  We have at present nine honorary Life Members. We foster and support students, researchers, and practitioners beginning their careers in this exciting field. We are particularly interested in encouraging more women into rheology. 


The Society came into being in 1983 when the pre-existing Australian Branch of the British Society of Rheology (which had been formed in 1959) was dissolved.  The ASR was incorporated in 2010 with registration number A0055806E. 


There are two classes of membership: Full, and Student (for full-time students). The affairs of the Society are governed by a Council who are elected annually by the members present at the Annual General Body Meeting. The financial year of the Society is July to June. 

  • We manage the Korea-Australia Rheology Journal jointly with the Korean Society of Rheology.
  • The Australia-Korea Rheology Conference and the Korea-Australia Rheology Conference are organized in tandem every two years by the ASR and the Korean Society of Rheology 
  • We also conduct annual short courses in December on basic rheology and other rheology-related topics.
  • Prominent rheologists are invited from academia and the industry to present monthly seminars. 
  • The Society awards the Howard See Travel Grant for PhD candidates working in rheology to present their work at prestigious conferences. 

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