The Regular Membership of The Society of Rheology includes those scientists whose work and interests lie within the field and includes physicists,
chemists, biologists, engineers, and mathematicians. The annual dues for Regular Members are $65. Regular Members receive, without additional charge,
all issues of the Journal of Rheology,
the Rheology Bulletin,
and Physics Today.
Members also receive a wide range of benefits and services
through the American Institute of Physics (AIP) .
Full-time students can become Student Members at an annual dues of $35. They have all the rights and responsibilities of members in good standing.
Retired members of The Society can remain as Members of Record of The Society without the payment of annual dues. Interested retired members should contact
the Chair of the Membership Committee.
For further information all interested individuals are cordially invited to contact any
For questions and requests concerning membership, please contact
1305 Walt Whitman Road
Melville, NY 11747-4300
Phone: 1-800-344-6902 (option 3)
Fax: (516) 349-9704
For questions and requests concerning the technical program of an annual meeting, please contact the program chairs of the annual meeting.
For questions and requests concerning registrations at an annual meeting, please contact the chair of the local arrangement committee of the annual meeting.
An Invitation to Join The Society of Rheology
Dedicated to advancing the science of rheology: the study of deformation and flow of matter
The Society of Rheology was founded in 1929 to foster the study of the mechanical properties of deformable materials. Through its Annual Meetings and
the publication of the Journal of Rheology,
the Society provides a forum for engineers, chemists, physicists, polymer scientists, food scientists, material scientists, biologists, and applied mathematicians
to communicate current research in rheology. The present membership of about 1,400 is sufficiently small that the Society is able to respond quickly to their needs.
The Society brings together a broad spectrum of individuals from academic, industrial, and governmental organizations whose interests include experimental methods,
constitutive equations, material processing, flow of non-Newtonian fluids, mechanical behavior of solids, and theoretical and applied mechanics. Materials of
interest include, among many others, polymers, paints, foods, biological fluids, and petroleum production fluids. The approach ranges from mathematical theory to
industrial practice. A primary objective of the Society is to facilitate communication among rheologists interested in a wide variety of materials; between engineers
and academics; between theoreticians and experimentalists.
The Society of Rheology is one of five founding members of the American Institute of Physics,
which provides administrative services to the Society. By virtue of this affiliation, all members of The Society also automatically enjoy membership in the
American Institute of Physics and thus receive
Physics Today at no extra charge.
The Society is also affiliated with the U.S. National Committee on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics.
The Society is also a member of The International Committee on Rheology, which organizes
the International Congress on Rheology, held every four years.
The Annual Meeting
of the Society is normally held in mid-October. This meeting attracts 400-500 registrants and is organized in such a way as to promote interactions between rheologists
interested in different materials and in taking different approaches to solving rheological problems. There are normally no more than six simultaneous sessions, and the program
includes plenary lectures, special symposia, informal evening discussions, and instrument exhibits. A banquet is held to honor the recipients of the Society's awards:
the Bingham Medal, the Arthur B. Metzner Early Career Award,
the Journal of Rheology Publication Award, and
the Distinguished Service Award, all for outstanding contributions to rheology.
Elected SoR Fellows of the year are also recognized at the banquet.
The Annual Meeting for those years during which an International Congress on Rheology occurs (2016, 2020, 2023, 2027 etc.) is held early in the following year
(except when the ICR is held in the United States).
Journal of Rheology, published six times per year, is the
archive publication of the Society and evolved from the Transactions of The Society of Rheology, which first appeared as an annual publication in 1957. The Journal maintains a
high standard of quality and endeavors to carry out its review process with minimum delay.
The Rheology Bulletin is published twice a year and carries news of
Society activities and other items of interest to rheologists. All members receive both the Journal and the Bulletin at no extra cost.
The program and abstracts for the Annual Meeting are also published and are available
If you have an interest in rheology, you are invited to apply for membership online at the
AIP site. To help us make our membership directory as useful as possible,
please supply all the information requested. Dues are for a calendar year. You may start your membership on January 1 of either the present year or next year.
In the former case, you will receive all the issues of the Journal for your first year of membership. If you have questions about the Society, please contact
one of the officers.