Date and Venue

Short course: 25-26 September 2018

Conference: 27 – 28 September 2018

Venue: STIAS Conference Centre, Stellenbosch


The SASOR 2018 conference will cover all aspects and areas of rheology including both main stream and emerging areas of rheology such as:

Areas of interest include:

  • Emulsions
  • Dispersions
  • Suspensions
  • Polymer melts, blends, copolymers and nanocomposites
  • Food rheology, biopolymers and biorheology
  • Flow-induced phase transitions and instabilities
  • Liquid crystals, polyelectrolytes and associating fluids
  • Advanced experimental methods
  • Microstructural modelling
  • Non-Newtonian fluid mechanics, turbulence and processing
  • Interfacial phenomena and surfactants

The aim is to attract a group of people interested in the scientific and technical development of rheology. There will be a special session to present your industrial problem to the expert panel of rheologists for discussion.

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Plenary Speakers

The following international and national plenary and invited speakers have confirmed their attendance:

Plenary speakers:

Prof Gareth McKinley, MIT, USA
Prof Chris Macosko, University of Minnesota, USA
Dr Nigel Heywood. BHR. UK
Dr Arno Talmon. TU Delft and Deltares. The Netherlands