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.

Celebrating 30 years of the Annual Transactions of the Nordic Rheology Society: Part 2
The 30th Volume of the Annual Transactions of the Nordic Rheology Society (ATNRS) will be published in conjunction with the Nordic Rheology Conference 2022. To celebrate this anniversary, we are highlighting some notable papers published in the ATNRS over the years.

Many rheologists are familiar with the groundbreaking Journal of Rheology paper that describes new measures for characterizing large-amplitude oscillatory shear (LAOS) rheology: Ewoldt et al. (2008) J. Rheol., 52(6), 1427-1458. It is however notable that the main findings of this paper were published in the ATNRS already in 2007 when Prof. Gareth McKinley from MIT delivered a plenary lecture on this topic at the NRC 2007 in Stavanger, Norway. It is also worth noting that this work originated from the Ph.D. research of Prof. Randy Ewoldt who served as a plenary speaker at the NRC 2018 in Trondheim, Norway. You can read the full manuscript here: Link to the paper.

Interested in reading more papers published in the ATNRS? Access the archive of ATNRS papers here (you need to be a member of the Nordic Rheology Society to access the papers published in the last two volumes of the ATNRS): Link to the ATNRS archive.

Interested in attending the Nordic Rheology Conference 2022 in Reykjavik? Find more information about the conference on the NRC 2022 webpage.