Nordic Rheology Conference
Gothenburg, August 21-23, 2019

  SHORTCUTS FOR NRC 2019 PARTICIPANTS

 

  SCOPE AND THEME

The conference covers all aspects and areas of rheology. Industrial case studies and academic research papers are both welcome. The aim is to bring together and enhance the exchange of knowledge between researchers, users, application specialists and instrumentation manufacturers in Nordic countries and beyond.

The NRC2019 highlights the rheology of cellulose systems relating to the use in polymer composites, coatings, paper, pulp, pharmaceuticals, food, etc. The pulp and paper industry is important in the Nordic countries and special attention will therefore be given to this field. Other subjects of special interest for NRC2019 include food, polymeric materials and bio-applications.

 

  VENUE

The NRC will be held at the Chalmers Conference Centre in Gothenburg where also the AERC 2010 was held. The lecture halls are located around a central foyer where exhibitors will present the latest rheology instrumentation, posters will be displayed and coffee will be served.

 

  INVITED SPEAKERS

Gareth McKinley is an authority in rheology, from Mechanical Engineering at MIT. His research includes extensional rheometry, microfluidic rheometry and non-Newtonian fluid dynamics.

Paula Moldenaers from the Katholieke Universiteit in Leuven is familiar to most rheologists in Europe. She has studied the morphology of complex fluids such as immiscible blends, liquid crystals, filled systems as well as gels, and she is a leading rheologist in the polymer area.

Alain Dufresne is well-known in the area of nano-cellulose and one of the most cited researchers in materials science. He has published a large amount of papers in the field of processing and characterization of renewable nanocomposites.

Daniel Söderberg is Director at Treesearch , the research platform for forestry based materials and chemicals. He has previously worked with paper and pulp research at Innventia (current RISE Bioeconomy) and fluid mechanics at KTH in Stockholm where he was head of the Department for Mechanics.