About the Nordic Rheology Society

The Nordic Rheology Society engages people interested in rheology in the Nordic countries.


To promote and propagate rheology at all levels throughout the Nordic Countries.


To promote and propagate rheology at all levels by building a broad forum where academia and industry, in their applicational and theoretical guises can meet, share and discuss ideas to their mutual benefit.


Rheology is defined as the science of the deformation and flow of matter, which means that rheology in some form enters almost every study of material properties. In the Nordic countries, rheological measurements have become standard techniques in both industrial and academic research. The Nordic Rheology Society has been formed as a meeting ground for engineers, physicists, chemists and biologists engaged in rheology in industry and academia.

Member services

  • The annual NRC, the Nordic Rheology Conference features invited speakers of international standing as well as sessions on general rheology. Contributing papers are published in the Annual Transactions of the NRS which is distributed to the members. The NRC also offers an exhibition of rheological equipment, poster display and rheology courses which makes it the leading meeting place for industry and academia in the Nordic countries.
  • Access to the member pages on this web site including PDF-articles from the NRS Annual Transaction, and the member directory.
  • Permission to post News on the NRS web site.
  • Information about local rheology events.

A Gothenburg Throat?
Waqas Qazi successfully defended his thesis “Exploring the role of rheology in bolus flow using an in vitro approach” with Professor Peter Fischer as academic opponent. The in vitro approach is the so called “Gothenburg Throat” which is a model of the human throat used to monitor the flow of a bolus and how it depends on the food rheology, as well as to study different types of swallowing disorders. Dr Qazi showed that validation of the model as compared to human swallowing and the influence of rheological properties on human swallowing. For example was safe swallowing shown to be facilitated by fluid elasticity.

The thesis is available at research.chalmers.se.