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6th Pacific Rim Conference on Rheology (PRCR-6)

The 6th Pacific Rim Conference on Rheology (PRCR-6) will be held Melbourne, Australia in July 2014. Since 1994, PRCR has been organized by Australian/Asian Societies as a periodic, major International Rheology conference, thereby contributing to progress in the wide field of rheology.

The conference itself will be held over 4 days, 21 – 24 July 2014.  A reception will be held on Sunday, 20 July 2014.  A site visit will take place on Friday, 25 July 2014.


Early-bird registration discounts
and poster abstract submissions
close on 09 May 2014 for the

6th Pacific Rim Conference on Rheology


Conference dates:

Sunday, 20 July 2014  - Friday, 25 July 2014

Conference location:

The University of Melbourne, VIC, Australia

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Join us in Melbourne for an exciting international showcase of rheological research in the Asia Pacific region. This 5 day conference will provide a platform for reporting all the latest results and developments within the field. Fantastic accommodation rates are available and all delegates who have not yet booked their accommodation are encouraged to do so ASAP.

We invite all scientists, engineers and anyone with an interest in rheology and related areas to participate.

Register for PACRIM 2014.

Submit a poster abstract (visit the abstracts page of the conference website).


Plenary speakers:

  • Associate Professor Yuichi Masubuchi, Division of Multidisciplinary Chemistry - Molecular Rheology - Institute for Chemical Research, Kyoto University, Japan
  • Professor Susan J. Muller, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, USA
  • Professor Debra Bernhardt, School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences and the Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, University of Queensland, Australia
  • Professor Gareth H. McKinley, School of Engineering Professor of Teaching Innovation, Associate Head, Department of Mechanical Engineering, MIT, USA
  • Dr. Myung Hwan Kim, Executive Vice President, Head, Battery R&D, Research Park, LG Chem, Korea

Please visit the conference website for a full list of keynote speakers.

The conference will consist of 8 streams:

1.  Self-assembling systems (Associative polymers, surfactant solutions and liquid-crystals)
2.  Gels, Glasses and Granular Materials
3.  Polymeric Fluids
4.  Colloids, Suspensions and Emulsions
5.  Food and Biological Rheology
6.  Interfacial and Microrheology
7.  Rheometry and experimental techniques
8.  Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics

and 3 themes:

a)  Industry & Environment
b)  Theory vs Experiment
c)  Modeling & Simulations

In addition, the conference will include a special symposium in honour of Prof. Tam Sridhar, featuring a number of distinguished speakers:  Gareth McKinley;  Rakesh Gupta;  David James;  Giuseppe Marrucci;  Eric S. G. Shaqfeh;  Susan Muller;  Raj Chhabra;  Ronald G. Larson;  Robert Prud'homme;  and L. Gary Leal.

There are several sponsorship and exhibition opportunities available at the conference.  For more information visit the sponsorship page of the website.


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For more information on the 6th Pacific Rim Conference on Rheology, and to Express your Interest please visit the the official PACRIM rheology conference website, http://www.pacrimrheology.com/.

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