ASR member become SoR Fellow

Professor Tam Sridhar

Professor Tam Sridhar, the Sir John Monash Distinguished Professor Emeritus at Monash University, has been made a Fellow of The Society of Rheology, USA.


Sridhar has made many profound and lasting contributions to the field of rheology, of which the most significant contribution is the development of the filament-stretching rheometer for measuring the extensional properties of solutions. The filament stretching rheometer has undoubtedly been of crucial importance for the advancement of rheology in the last two decades. Since extensional flows are a rigorous probe of differences in material response, the filament stretching rheometer has emerged as a fundamental tool in evaluating the validity of theories for solution rheology. In particular, fundamental progress in our understanding of the rheological behaviour of polymer solutions and melts has largely been driven by experimental observations obtained with the filament stretching rheometer.


Sridhar has been involved with the Australian Society of Rheology from its earliest days, and has played a significant part in nurturing the community of rheologists in Australia. He was the founding co-editor of the Korea-Australia Rheology Journal.


Sridhar is a Fellow of Engineers Australia, the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, the Institution of Chemical Engineers (UK) and the Australian Academy of Science. He was selected among the 100 most influential engineers in Australia by Engineers Australia, 2004- 2006. He was made an Honorary Fellow and awarded the GP Kane Award by the Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers. He was awarded the Australian Centenary Medal for service to Australian society and science and the ESSO Energy Award for outstanding contribution in the field of chemical engineering. In 2004, he was Chair of the Institution of Chemical Engineers (Australia). In 2012, he was made an Officer in the Order of Australia (AO) for his distinguished service to tertiary education, particularly the discipline of chemical engineering, and to the forging of international strategic educational relationships.


The award of a fellowship is a fitting recognition of the lasting impact Sridhar has made to the field of rheology, on the international rheological community, and to the advancement of science in Australia.


The ASR congratulates Professor Tam Sridhar on his appointment.


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