The conference was organized into seven parallel sessions and twelve symposia, covering the main topics of interest in the rheology community, from classical blends such as suspension and polymer melts to geofluids and living matter. Three plenary speakers (Mike Cates, Michel Cloitre and Fred MacKintosh) presented outstanding work of particular interest to the conference delegates. AERC 2018 was sponsored by a range of companies (TA Instruments, Anton Paar, Malvern Panalytical, ExxonMobil and Mario Penati Strumenti). Various exhibitors (TA Instruments, Anton Paar, ThermoFisher, Incipientus, Bruker, LS Instruments, Malvern Panalytical, Springer) displayed their products at the main entrance of the venue for the whole period of the conference. The best posters and oral communications were awarded prizes thanks to the kind support of Procter & Gamble, Soft Matter and Applied Science.
We look forward to enjoying the same success in Portorož, Slovenia at the next AERC!