The aim of the SERC School on Rheology of Complex fluids is to bring together young researchers and teachers from educational and R&D institutions, and expose them to the basic concepts and research techniques used in the study of rheological behavior of complex fluids. The lectures will be delivered by well-recognized experts from around the country who have several years of experience in the teaching, research and industrial R&D of various aspects of complex fluids. In addition, there will also be tutorials, laboratory and computer simulation sessions to complement the lectures. This course should be useful for the participants in their teaching and should also help them in undertaking research in challenging fundamental as well as industrial problems involving complex fluids.
We propose to host the fifth symposium on Rheology of complex fluids. The first four symposia in this series were held at IISc Bangalore (Dec 2002) , NCL Pune (Jan 2005), IIT Kanpur (Dec 2006) and IIT Bombay (Feb 2008). There has been a critical mass of researchers in India, cutting across various disciplines varying from physics, chemistry to chemical engineering, who are interested in the broad theme of complex fluids. It was felt in the Bangalore meeting that a symposium that brings together these researchers every two years will update and improve our understanding of the fundamental physical processes that govern these systems. The symposium will consist of talks, by invited speakers, on both days and a poster session for the participants, with prior registration, on 08 Jan 2010.Abstract upload area for speakers poster