Nordic Rheology Conference & Nordic Polymer Days
Espoo, June 3-5, 2020


In 2020, the Nordic Rheology Conference (NRC2020) will be organized jointly with the Nordic Polymer Days (NPD2020). The special theme of the conference is 'Sustainable Chemistry and Materials'. However, oral and poster contributions from all areas of rheology and polymer research are warmly welcome.



The NRC&NPD2020 conference will take place at Aalto University, located in the city of Espoo. The university is conveniently located about 10 kilometers from the center of Helsinki, and it can be easily reached by public transportation (metro/buses).



Abstract submission

We welcome submissions on all aspects of rheology and polymer research, from theoretical to applied, from academia and industry.

Please prepare the abstracts for oral/poster presentations using the abstract template below. In this document, you need to indicate whether you are submitting your abstract to the NRC or to the NPD, and whether you wish to present your contribution as an oral or poster presentation. Please note that the abstract must not exceed one page. Abstracts should be submitted as a .doc or .docx file to, with “NRC&NPD2020 abstract” in the email subject line, by March 15th (NRC) or by April 3rd (NPD).

NRC&NPD2020 abstract template



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Conference registration fees

Before April 22 After April 22
Regular participants 500 € 550 €
Students 300 € 350 €

The registration fee includes access to the scientific program of both NRC and NPD, the book of abstracts (also the Annual Transactions of the Nordic Rheology Society for NRC participants), coffees, lunches, welcome reception, boat trip to the conference dinner venue and conference dinner.



Minna Hakkarainen is a Professor of Polymer Technology at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden. Her research interest is sustainable polymers including biobased, degradable and/or recyclable polymers.

Anne-Marie Hermansson is a Professor of Structured biomaterials and Food Science at the Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden. Over the years, her research has focused on biopolymers and biomaterials related to food.

Kiyohiko Igarashi is an Associate Professor at the University of Tokyo, Japan, and a Visiting Professor at the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. His research focuses on the biodegradation of cellulose, as well as on the microbiology of wood-rotting fungi.

Robert Luxenhofer is an Associate Professor of Functional Polymer Materials at the University of Würzburg, Germany. His research interests are novel drug delivery systems for highly hydrophobic drugs as well as proteins and RNA/DNA.

Tiina Nypelö is an Assistant Professor at the Division of Applied Chemistry at the Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden. Her research interests are in lignocellulosic materials and their utilization in engineered products.

Bernhard A. Wolf is a Professor of the Physical Chemistry of Polymers at the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany. His main scientific interests lie in the field of rheology, thermodynamics and polymer fractionation.



More details of the conference program will be available closer to the conference.

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