Annual European Rheology Conference (AERC 2022)

Invited Speakers

1. Rheology and fluid mechanics of concentrated suspensions (see +)

Jeffrey F. Morris
Weissenberg awardee 2022

Jeff Morris is the Director of the Levich Institute (since 2015) and Professor of Chemical
Engineering at CUNY City College of New York (CCNY), and previously served as the Chair of the CCNY Department of Chemical Engineering from 2013 to 2016. He received his bachelor’s degree at Georgia Tech (1989), and his MS (1991) and Ph.D. (1995) at Caltech. He has worked industrially for Shell Research Amsterdam (1994-1995) and Halliburton Energy Services (2002-2004).

Morris develops constitutive and bulk fluid mechanical descriptions appropriate for complex fluids. Defining questions are: How are mixture flows intrinsically different from their single-phase counterparts, and why? What is the appropriate predictive framework for these materials accounting for their multiphase nature? The focus has been on suspensions, from submicron colloids to sand slurries. Unifying features of these materials are the influence of hydrodynamic interactions and the flow-induced microstructure on rheology and bulk flow, as well as particle migration. Morris has recently focused on instabilities due to inertia in flows of suspensions and on frictional interactions between particles in viscous liquids, toward understanding of shear thickening.

Morris was elected Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS) in 2013 and of the Society of Rheology in 2019. He was awarded the 2015 and 2020 J. Rheology Publication Awards, the 2017 AICHE/Shell Thomas Baron Award for Fluid-Particle Systems, the 2019 Stanley Corrsin Award of the APS.

Jeff Morris served as the Secretary-Treasurer of APS Division of Fluid Dynamics (2018-2021), and is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Fluid Mechanics. He authored the text A Physical Introduction to Suspension Dynamics, with Elisabeth Guazzelli

2. Compact and Accurate Descriptions of Complex Fluids and Soft Solids using Fractional Calculus (see +)

Gareth McKinley
Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, United States

Gareth H. McKinley FRS is the School of Engineering Professor of Teaching Innovation within the Department of Mechanical Engineering at MIT. He received his BA and M.Eng. degrees from the University of Cambridge and his Ph.D (1991) from the Chemical Engineering department at MIT. He taught in the Division of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard from 1991-1997 and was an NSF Presidential Faculty Fellow from 1995-1997. He won the Annual Award of the British Society of Rheology in 1995 and the Frenkiel Award from the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics in 2001. He served as Executive Editor of the Journal of Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics from 2001 to 2009 and as Associate Editor of Journal of Fluid Mechanics from 2007-2009. He most recently served as the Associate Dept. Head for Research of the Mechanical Engineering Department at MIT from 2008-2013. He is also a co-founder of Cambridge Polymer Group and on the Board of Scientific Advisors of ACTnano in Cambridge, MA. His research interests include extensional rheology of complex fluids, non-Newtonian fluid dynamics, microrheology & microfluidics, field-responsive fluids, super-hydrophobicity, wetting of nanostructured surfaces and the development of nanocomposite materials. He is the author of over 320 technical publications and was one of the winners of the 2007 Publication Award of the Society of Rheology. He was the recipient of the 2013 Bingham Medal of the Society of Rheology and in 2014 he was awarded the Gold Medal of the British Society of Rheology. He served as President of the Society of Rheology from 2015-2017 and is also the past chair of the US National Committee of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (USNC/TAM). He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and serves as the Society of Rheology’s official historian. In 2019 he was elected to the National Academy of Engineering and also inducted as a Fellow of the Royal Society of London.

3. Rheological behavior of non-Brownian suspensions: towards a quantitative modeling. (see +)

Annie Colin
École Supérieure de Physique et de Chimie Industrielles de la Ville de Paris (ESPCI Paris PSL) Paris, France

Annie Colin is Professor at the ESPCI Paris PSL and IUF (‘honoraire’). She teaches statistical physics and rheology at ESPCI PSL and PSL University.
She is director of Institut Pierre Gilles de Gennes (LabEX for microfluidics and soft matter) an institute bringing together 300 researchers working in the field of microfluidics.
She is an expert in soft matter, rheology and complex fluids. She has written more than 150 scientific articles and 15 patents and supervised 33 phD.
She combines experiments and theory to link the properties of the molecules or particles at the microscopic level with the macroscopic behavior of soft condensed matter. Over the last fifteenth years, she has made original contributions to the domain of rheology (studies dealing with jammed material, fluidity model, non Brownian suspensions), soft matter (flow of wormlike micelles), microfluidics (mechanisms of drops formation).
Her recent research deals with new materials for energy: electrostrictive materials, piezoelectric materials, redox flow cells, blue energy triboelectricity in collaboration with many industrial partners
She is laureate of the Couette Award (French Society of Rheology, 2011) and of the Burbidge Award (Univ. San Diego 2019).