Nordic Rheology Conference
Reykjavik, August 8-10, 2022


The conference, as usual, covers the complete area of rheology.The main theme for NRC2022 is Supramolecular chemistry. All kinds of papers are welcome, especially e.g. industrial case studies. The aim is a large gathering of people interested in the scientific, technical, and application development within the area of rheology.



The program will include a mix of plenary lectures by the invited lecturers and contributions from NRC delegates. Scientific talks will start on Tuesday 9th. The topics will cover all aspects of rheology, both theory and application, with the plenary lectures representing the spotlight topic. There will also be a poster presentation and an exhibition by leading rheology companies. The Annual Business Meeting of NRS will be held in connection with the conference program.

The detailed conference program can be found here: NRC2022 program

The list of posters can be found here: NRC2022 posters

Plenary Lectures

1. Prof. Dave Adams, University of Glasgow, UK

Dave Adams received his PhD from the University of York, UK. He carried out postdoctoral work at the Universities of York, Leeds and Leicester before spending 4 years in Unilever R&D. In 2008, he moved to the University of Liverpool before moving to the University of Glasgow in 2016. His current research interests are focussed on understanding and controlling soft matter across length scales. His group use rheology to understand the formation of supramolecular gels, often combining this technique with small angle scattering to understand how the properties of the gels evolve during gelation and also during pre-programmed changes in state.

The abstract of Prof. Adams's talk can be viewed here: Self-assembly of pH-responsive low molecular weight gelators

2. Dr. Sami Hietala, University Lecturer, University of Helsinki, Finland

The background of Dr. Sami Hietala is both in fundamental- and applied rheology, both from academia as well as from the industrial arena. He has been active in the Nordic rheology community for years, and has served NRS in several duties. For example twice, he has been the main organizer of Nordic Polymer Days & Nordic Rheology Conference. In addition to this, he has frequently participated in the organization of these gatherings as a member of the organizing committee. Dr. Sami Hietala received his PhD from the University of Helsinki in 1999. After this he worked a few years in Borealis Polymers (2000-2003) as a researcher and as a group leader. In 2005 he started to work at the University of Helsinki as a lecturer and from the beginning of 2022 he was appointed as a senior university lecturer. He has been an active teacher and lectures in many courses at the University as well as served as a supervisor in laboratory classes. His research comprises synthetic chemistry and physicochemical analysis of polymer materials. In approximately half of his peer reviewed publications (104 in total), he utilizes rheological techniques. His special interest has been on rheology of responsive polymeric, hydro- or organogels and sol-gel transitions. In general, Dr. Sami Hietala has made outstanding contributions to the scientific community of rheology in the Nordic countries.

The abstract of Dr. Hietala's talk can be viewed here: Rheology of stimuli-responsive polymers

NRS Annual Meeting 2022

The 2022 Annual Meeting of the Nordic Rheology Society will take place in connection to the Nordic Rheology Conference 2022 on Tuesday, August 9. It is possible to attend the meeting in person at the NRC2022 conference venue or online via Zoom. Further details and the agenda for the meeting can be found here: Call for NRS Annual Meeting 2022.



Oral presentations
Each oral presentation is given a 20-minute time slot. We recommend that the speaker prepares a 15-minute presentation and reserves 5 minutes for questions. Please make sure your presentation is working properly before the start of your session to avoid unwanted delays.

Poster presentations
The poster session will take place on Tuesday afternoon, August 9. The poster presenters are requested to be available at their poster to discuss their research with other conference attendees. The recommended size of the poster is 90 cm in width and 120 cm in height.



Abstract submission
Presentations in all areas of rheology are welcome, both as posters and oral presentations. Authors should submit a clear and concise description in an abstract of the contribution (max. 3000 characters, text-only) no later than May 13. Presenters will receive notification before the early-bird fee for registration expires. Please follow the link below to the online abstract submission. The system is new and we recommend that you use Chrome or Firefox to access it. We ask for your patience should there be any problems and we also welcome suggestions for changes and improvements at

Abstract submission is closed

Notifications of abstract acceptance have been sent to all authors who had submitted an abstract for oral or poster presentation through the online abstract submission system. If you have not received this notification, please check the spam folder of your email and contact NRS Secretary Olli-Ville Laukkanen ( if needed.

Paper submission
After acceptance, participants are invited to submit a manuscript for publication in the Annual Transactions of the Nordic Rheology Society (ATNRS). The full manuscripts for both posters and oral presentations will be published in the 30th volume of the ATNRS. Manuscripts shall be prepared using one of the templates provided below, and they must be submitted to the ATNRS Editor Andrianifaliana Herimonja Rabenjafimanantsoa ( with the subject line ‘ATNRS manuscript 2022’ by June 24.

ATNRS manuscript template (Word)
ATNRS manuscript template (LaTeX)



NRC2022 is sponsored by the University of Iceland, Anton Paar / Icepack, Coloplast and Tetra Pak.



Registration is still open.
May 30 (Early Bird) After May 30
Academic/Professional 90,000 ISK 112,500 ISK
Students 50,000 ISK 62,500 ISK
Rheology course fee 4,000 ISK 4,000 ISK
Accompanying Person 20,000 ISK 25,000 ISK

You can find current exchange rates from ISK to other currencies here: Official exchange rates

Register here

If you have already registered for the conference, and still wish to register for the rheology short course, please contact

The conference fee includes admission and participation to all scientific sessions, the Welcome reception, the Conference dinner, a printed copy of the 2022 Annual transactions of NRS, lunches and coffees. By registering to NRC2022 you will free of charge be entitled to one year membership to the Nordic Rheology Society.

The accompanying person fee includes admission to the Welcome reception and the Conference dinner.



Student members of the NRS are encouraged to apply for the NRS Student Travel Grant. Please send a one-page application stating type of studies, title of contribution to the conference and a motivation, complete with the supervisor’s signature, to the NRS Secretary Olli-Ville Laukkanen before April 1.



An introductory course to gel rheology will take place on Monday afternoon, August 8. The course will be lectured by the NRC2022 plenary speakers Prof. Dave Adams and Dr. Sami Hietala.

The course is tentatively planned to cover at least the following topics:
  • Basic definitions
  • Types of gels and their characteristics
  • Oscillatory shear measurements of gels: what can we learn?
  • Practical problems related to the rheological measurements of gels
  • Examples on mainly (environmentally sensitive) polymeric hydrogels + organogels
  • Time sweep measurements of gels: what can we learn?
  • Correlation to cavitation rheology
  • Characterization of 3D printed supramolecular gels
  • etc.
Registration fees to the short course can be found under the section ‘Registration’. You can register to the course via the online conference registration system.



The venue for the conference will be Háskólabíó

The following is information from the venue’s website:

Háskólabíó is a conference and cultural center that offers first class facilities for all kinds of events, conferences and meetings. Over the years Háskólabíó has hosted numerous events and attracted thousands of guests. The building offers six halls customized for meetings and presentations with state-of-the-art voice- and multimedia system. Háskólabíó is within a walking distance from the city center where you can find hotels, restaurants, shops, galleries and transport. The city center is also a starting point for many well-organized expeditions around the incomparable nature of Iceland.

Welcome, we look forward to meeting your expectations!

Halls: Háskólabíó offers first class facilities for all types of events. Wireless internet connection is located in every hall along with high standard equipment for all kinds of presentations.

With its 1000 m² Háskólabíó’s lobby is perfect for both exhibitions and promotions, or for serving refreshments during breaks. Háskólabíó offers excellent accessibility for disabled. Parking is available for our guests.

Háskólabíó contains six halls of various sizes. The halls are specially designed for all kind of meetings and presentations. The smallest one seats 23 guests and the largest one 970 guests. The building takes 1.795 guests but has possibilities of expanding its facilities by utilizing other buildings on the University campus.
Every hall has comfortable seats with drop tables and electric plugs for laptops. Sloping floors provide our guests with the best conditions possible during presentations



The NRC2022 technical exhibition will feature products from Anton Paar / Icepack, TA Instruments and Thermo Fisher Scientific / Gammadata.



The Nordic Rheology Conference 2022 is organized by the Universtiy of Iceland, on behalf of the Nordic Rheology Society.


Prof. Krishna Kumar Damodaran,
University of Iceland

National Committee




Airport in Iceland
Iceland has one international airport, so international travelers should look for flights to Keflavik International Airport (KEF).

Passport and Visa regulations
Iceland is an associate member of the Schengen Agreement, which exempts travelers from personal border controls between 22 EU countries. For residents outside the Schengen area, a valid passport is required for at least three months beyond date of entry. For information on passport and visa requirements as well as the Schengen area regulations, visit the website of the Icelandic Directorate of Immigration:Directorate of Immigration.

Arrival in Iceland
Bus services are operated between Reykjavík and Keflavík International Airport in connection with all arriving and departing flights, and seats are guaranteed. Busses depart to and from Keflavík every 45-60 minutes. The drive between the airport and Reykjavík takes about 45 minutes.
For departing flights, it is recommended that you take a bus leaving at least 2.5 hours before your scheduled departure. It is possible to arrange a hotel pickup.

Taxi services are available to and from the airport. The car-ferry MS Nörrona sails weekly between Denmark, and Seyðisfjörður in East Iceland giving visitors the option of bringing their own vehicle for transport.



Driving in Iceland
Ring Road Nr. 1 around Iceland is 1,332 km (827 mi). The general speed limit is 50 km/h in urban areas, 80 km/h on gravel roads in rural areas, and 90 km/h on asphalt, rural roads. Major highways are paved. Most mountain roads are closed until the end of June, or even longer, because of snow and muddy conditions, which make them impassable. For more information, be sure to visit

Most roads in the interior of Iceland have a loose gravel surface, which is especially loose along the sides of the roads. The mountain roads are quite narrow and are not made for speeding. The same goes for some bridges that will only let one car cross at a time. Information on road conditions, tel.: +522-1000, daily 8:00–16:00.

All off-road driving and driving outside of marked tracks is prohibited by law. Icelandic nature is delicate and tire tracks from off-road driving can cause substantial damage to the vegetation and leave marks that will last for decades. Respect the nature and tread carefully. For some mountain tracks it is strongly advised that two or more cars travel together. Passengers in the front and backseats of an automobile are required by law to use safety-belts. Icelandic law forbids any driving under the influence of alcohol and driving while talking on a mobile phone is also banned.




Accommodation in various price ranges nearby Centrum has been booked for participants since Reykjavik could be quite crowded during the conference period. Information about the hotels that have been booked can be found in the following document

NRC 2022 Hotel list

To secure the accommodation of your choice, we recommend that you submit your registration with hotel booking as early as possible.

Bookings are made directly via the registration form or you can send us an email
Please be aware of scammers contacting you to book hotels for you. We do not send an e-mail in advance offering to book hotel accommodation but will respond to e-mails sent to the above-mentioned e-mail address.



Tours and Excursions

Information about tours and excursions can be found on

All Excursions NRC

Golden Circle_NRC





  May 13, 2022
  May 30, 2022
Early-bird registration
  June 24, 2022
Manuscript submission for the Annual Transactions of the NRS