Simon A. Rogers is an Associate Professor and I. C. Gunsalus Scholar in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Illinois
at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). He has been a member of The Society of Rheology for over 16 years and is honored to be nominated to serve as a Member at Large.
His prior service to the SoR includes being local arrangements chair for the 2022 meeting in Chicago, which was the largest ever regular meeting of the Society of Rheology.
He’s also served on the membership committee since 2020, and since 2022 has served as an SoR representative on the AIPP Publishing Partners Committee. He’s organized and
chaired sessions at multiple SoR meetings as well as the International Congress on Rheology, and enjoys participating in the Rheology Research Symposium. In addition to
his service to SoR, he is also an active member of Area 01J (Fluid Mechanics) at AIChE, serving on the Fluids Programming Committee since 2019 and serving as the 2023
Meeting Programming Chair. He’s also the local arrangements co-chair for the 2023 Viscoplastic Fluids meeting.
Rogers received his Ph.D., B.Sc. (Hons), and B.Sc. from Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand, all in Physics. His postdoctoral training was at the Foundation for
Research and Technology, Hellas in Greece with Prof. Dimitris Vlassopoulos, the Forchungszentrum Jülich in Germany with Profs. Peter Lang and Jan Dhont, and the University of
Delaware with Prof. Norm Wagner. During his time in Delaware, he was also the University of Delaware Center for Neutron Research (CNR) liaison with the National Institute for
Standards and Technology (NIST) Center for Neutron Scattering (NCNR). He conducts fundamental research in rheology using conventional rheometry and rheo-scattering techniques
using X-rays, neutrons, and light.
His group has developed the theoretical and analytical concepts and experimental techniques of recovery rheology to study the rheology of thixotropic yield stress fluids,
hydrogels, colloidal suspensions, and biological materials. His work is well known for the development of analytical methods for large amplitude oscillatory shear (LAOS).
His research has been recognized by awards from ACS (Doctoral New Investigator), NSF (CAREER), and The Society of Rheology (Arthur B. Metzner Early Career Award). His
teaching has been recognized by awards from his department and college, and he was awarded the 2022 Campus Distinguished Promotion Award at UIUC. Since 2020 he has served
on the Advisory Board for Physics of Fluids and has been a guest editor for the Journal of Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics and Frontiers in Physics. He is a member of the
SoR, APS, ACS, and AIChE.