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Nordic Rheology Conference 2013

The 22nd Nordic Rheology Conference will be held in Copenhagen, Denmark, June 12-14, 2013 The conference will be organized by the Nordic Rheology Society together with the Department of Pharmacy at Copenhagen University. There will be a mixture of plenary lectures by invited speakers and contributions from NRC delegates, both as oral presentations and posters. The Annual Business Meeting of NRS will be held in connection with the conference programme. Moreover, you will have a possibility experience the latest advances in rheological instruments at the technical exhibition on the conference site.

Scope and theme  

The special topic is:

Biorheology and Rheology of Pharmaceuticals, Biopolymers and Foods

In addition, a special session on powder rheology will be arranged. As always contributions in all fields of rheology are welcome, in addition to papers on the special topic. The venue will be Copenhagen University. The first call as well as the first confirmed invited speakers will be announced shortly.


Invited speakers  

We are proud to announce the following invited speakers:

  • Eric van der Linden, Wageningen University,
    The Netherlands

  • David Jones, Queen’s University, Belfast,
    Northern Irland, UK

  • Carl R. Wassgren, University of Purdue, IN,

  • Ole Hassager, Technical University of

Rheology Course  

Prior to the conference, on Wednesday June 12, a course in rheology will be given. The aim of the course is to familiarize the newcomers to the basics of rheology as well as give an insight to different specialized experimental techniques.



Social events  

A Welcome reception will be arranged on Wednesday June 12th  at the Copenhagen University and will be an exciting mix of mingling, science, and treating your taste buds. The conference dinner on Thursday June 13th will be hosted by the historical university ceremony hall ”Festsalen” in the heart of Copenhagen.

Those who still have energy after the dinner, can conveniently continue in the vibrant nightlife of the Danish capital, enjoy the light summer night with a walk to The Little Mermaid, or how about trying a nightly rollercoaster ride in Tivoli?


Call for papers  

Presentations in all areas of rheology are welcome, both as posters and oral presentations. Presenters should send a one-page abstract to the NRS editor Anni Sorvari by March 15, 2013. The full manuscripts for both posters and oral presentations will be published in the Annual Transactions of the NRS. A print ready manuscript should be prepared using the transaction template and sent to Anni by April 15. In order to be included in the Annual Transactions the conference fee has to be paid. Further instructions are found in the transaction template.




A limited number of hotel rooms have been pre-booked for the participants. These rooms are available until April 12. Please use the booking codes listed below.

If you prefer more basic accommodation at lower rates you can e.g. stay  at the Hostel Copenhagen City who operate on a first-come-first-serve basis. Reservations are made at

As early June is a busy period in Copenhagen, we recommend early reservation of accommodation.


Conference registration is online.

April 1st
April 1st
NRS members 350 EUR 400 EUR
Non-members 380 EUR 430 EUR
Students with a contribution 120 EUR 170 EUR
Students without a contribution 150 EUR 200 EUR
Rheology course fee 40 EUR 40 EUR




Those interested in exhibiting at the conference should contact the organizers directly.



Sponsors warmly welcome and are kindly asked to contact the NRC 2013 secretariate.

Student Travel Grant

Students who are NRS members are encouraged to apply for the NRS Student Travel Grant. Please send a one-page letter with supervisors signature, to the NRS President  before April 1.


The letter should outline how how your contribution will contribute to promoting rheology in the Nordic Countries, together with the title of the talk/poster. Grants of 250 Euro each are available.



Organizing committee

Stefanía Baldursdóttir, Copenhagen University, Peter Szabo, Technical University of Denmark, Gernot J. Abel, Novozymes A/S, Johanna Aho, Novo Nordisk A/S, Mats Stading SIK (web information).


Contact address:



Important dates and deadlines

March 15 Submission of abstracts
April 1 Last day for the reduced fee
April 14 Last day for pre-booked hotel rooms
April 15 Submission of manuscripts
June 12-14 NRC 2013


Local rheology meetings

Previous conferences

NRC 2012, Oslo
NRC 2011, Helsinki
NRC/AERC 2010, Göteborg
NRC 2009, Reykjavik
NRC 2008, København
NRC 2007, Stavanger
NRC 2006, Stockholm

NRC 2005, Tampere
NRC 2004, Reykjavik
NRC 2003, Tórshavn
NRC 2002, Göteborg
NRC 2001, Trondheim
NRC 2000, Helsinki
NRC 1999, Copenhagen
NRC 1998, Lund
NRC 1997, Reykjavik

List of invited speakers 1992-2012

Template and instructions for contributions to the NRS Annual Transactions


AERC 2010