Technical Program & Organizers

The Society of Rheology 90th Annual Meeting will have thirteen thematic sessions, a poster session (which includes the annual Student/Post-doc Poster Competition), and the Gallery of Rheology Contest. The plenary lectures will be given by Wilson Poon (School of Physics and Astronomy, The University of Edinburgh), Lynn Walker (Department of Chemical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University) and the 2018 Bingham Medalist, Michael Rubinstein (Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, Duke University). A presentation will also be given by the 2018 Metzner awardee, Thibaut Divoux (CNRS and the joint CNRS-MIT MSE2).

Authors should submit an abstract by May 18, 2018 using the SoR Abstract Submission Web App. The planned sessions and the corresponding chairs are given below.

Foams, Emulsions & Interfacial Rheology

John Frostad
University of British Columbia

Joseph Samaniuk
Colorado School of Mines

Polymer Melts: From Molecular Rheology to Processing

Reza Foudazi
New Mexico State University

Richard Graham
The University of Nottingham

Suspensions & Colloids

Giovanniantonio Natale
University of Calgary

Roseanna N. Zia
Stanford University

Polymers in Solution

Nicolas J. Alvarez
Drexel University

Cari Dutcher
University of Minnesota

Polyelectrolytes, Self-assembling Systems & Gels

Nick Virgilio
Polytechnique Montréal

Lilian Hsiao
North Carolina State University

Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics & Flow Instabilities

Aditya Khair
Carnegie Mellon University

Christian Clasen
KU Leuven

Advanced Experimental Techniques/Methods in Rheology

Kalman Migler

Simon Rogers
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Solids, Composites & Granular Materials

Jonathan Seppala

Denis Rodrigue
Université Laval

Biological and Active Matters

Pushkar Lele
Texas A&M University

Kelly Schulz
Lehigh University

Design of Applied Materials

Jeffrey Martin
Johnson & Johnson

Matthew J. Armstrong
USMA West Point

Additive Manufacturing

Anthony Kotula

Patrick Anderson
Eindhoven University of Technology

Flow Assurance of Crude Oil & Derivatives

Monica F. Naccache

Rama Venkatesan

Food, Pharmaceuticals & Cosmetics

Siva A. Vanapalli
Texas Tech University

Michael Boehm

Poster Session

Prospective presenters must submit abstracts online by August 17, 2018. Poster presenters will have an area of 48 inches wide by 48 inches tall to attach each poster to; push pins will be provided.

Participants of the Student/Post-Doc Poster Competition must upload the PDF files of their posters by September 21, 2018.

The organizers are:

Vivek Narsimhan
Purdue University

Rajesh Khare
Texas Tech University

Gallery of Rheology Contest

Prospective presenters of the Gallery of Rheology Contest must submit abstracts online by August 17, 2018 and upload the PDF files of their posters by October 12, 2018.

The organizers are:

Randy Ewoldt
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Vivek Sharma
University of Illinois at Chicago