2019 Society of Rheology Conference




    Logo via The Society of Rheology

    The Society of Rheology (SoR) is one of the five founding members of the American Institute of Physics and organizes an annual meeting where a wide spectrum of industry, academic members and students worldwide gather to present their work. Rheology is a branch of physics and engineering that refers to the flow and deformation of matter and has applications in a wide array of fields including pharmaceuticals, coatings, plastics, health, nanoscience, and food to name a few.

    SoR is composed of physicists, chemists, biologists, engineers, and mathematicians interested in advancing and applying rheology. From October 20-24, 2019, the annual SoR meeting was held at the downtown Raleigh Convention Center, attracting over 500 attendees. NC State Professors Saad Khan and Lilian Hsiao with the Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering at NC State were the local co-hosts for the meeting. KIETS provided support for the following events: (a) student poster session, (b) travel grants for students, (c) K-12 outreach activities, (d) student-industry career panels, and (e) plenary sessions. KIETS support leveraged additional resources from the SoR, NC State, and industry collaborators.