SRR at ICR 2012 – The XVIth International Congress on Rheology

The 16th International Congress on Rheology, the most important scientific event in the field, with a periodicity of four years, took lace in Lisbon (Portugal), during 5-10 August 2012.

It registered over 950 participants representing 27 worldwide societies of rheology. Our Romanian Society of Rheology was present with five members, and scientific contribution was observed in 4 and 3 oral communications and posters. This Congress was attended by the following SRR members: Corneliu Balan (Vice President SRR, UP Bucharest), Maria Bercea (SRR Secretary, Petru Poni Institute, Iasi), Diana Broboan? (UP Bucharest), Daniela Cobla? (drd. UP Bucharest), Roland Kádár (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology).

Scientific papers were presented in 16 sections and 5 poster sessions, and also many key note lectures and 6 plenary lectures were held:

Paula MoldenaersMorphology Development in Immiscible Blends: Effect of Component Rheology, Confinement and Interfacial Modification

Masao Doi Onsager‘s variational Principle Rheology in Soft Matter

Gareth McKinleyLarge amplitude oscillatory deformation: A Set of Tools for Rheological Fingerprinting of Complex Liquids and Soft Solids

Gerald FullerInterfacial Rheology of Biological Interfaces

Han MeijerMechanical Performance of Polymers

Wolfgang KnaussLinear and Non-Linear Viscoelastic Behavior

A special section was dedicated to Professor Ken Walters FRS, in order to celebrate his 80th birthday anniversary. At this section, Corneliu Balan was also invited to hold a presentation, as Vice-President of SRR.

The congress program and information about ICR (International Committee of Rheology) and ESR (European Society of Rheology) meetings, which took place with this occasion, are available at:

The next International Congress on Rheology be held in 2016 in Kyoto, Japan.

The report can be found by CLICKING HERE (PDF document, in Romanian).

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