Nordic Rheology Awards

NRS may present two awards a year and all members of NRS are encouraged to propose nominees. The Carl Klason Rheology Award and the Young Rheologists Rheology Award are given to persons active in the Nordic countries.

The Carl Klason Rheology Award amounting to 1000 Euro may be given to a person who either

  • has made outstanding contributions to the basic understanding of rheological phenomena or to the application of rheology, or
  • has made outstanding contributions to the progress of rheology in one or more of the Nordic countries.

The Young Rheologists Rheology Award with 500 Euro may be given to a young person who has made outstanding work in basic or applied rheology at the graduate or postgraduate level.

The awardees are selected from the nominations by the Award Committee which consists of Annika Sahlström, Kurt Ingar Draget, Ole Hassager and Jón Elvar Wallevik. A letter describing the nominee and a motivation can be sent to the NRS president before January 31.




PhD student position, rheology of nanocellulose suspensions and composites
A Phd student position is available on the rheology of nanocellulose suspensions and composites. The work will address (i) structure-property correlations in the framework of surface treated cellulose nanocrystals and (ii) seek out a fundamental understanding leading towards processing applications. Candidates with a background in Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Materials Science or related fields are encouraged to apply. Prior experience with Fourier transform rheology and/or extensional rheology will be an asset. The approach will be mainly experimental, however, candidates with a more theoretical background will also be considered. The position will be based at Chalmers University of Technology and will be integrated within the Wallenberg Wood Science Center (WWSC). WWSC is a multidisciplinary collaboration between Chalmers, KTH and Linköping University striving for scientific excellence, and the overall aim is to develop new materials from trees. For a broader description and for instructions on how to apply see Position reference: Ref 20180544 PhD:s and postdocs within WWSC project - Biocomposites and wood-based materials For question contact: Roland Kádár Associate Professor Chalmers University of Technology