International Conference ‘Novel Trends in Rheology VII’

The 7th edition of the international conference entitled “Novel Trends in Rheology VII” ( took place in the Assembly Hall of Tomas Bata University in Zlín between 26 and 27 July 2017. The event was organized by the Polymer Centre at the Faculty of Technology.

The next edition of this international conference entitled Novel Trends in Rheology VIII is scheduled to take place from 30 to 31 July 2019 (


Comments by attendees:

Mr. Olivier Catherine (Cloeren Incorporated, USA): ‘I was very impressed by the very professional organization of the conference. Yet there was a very nice and friendly atmosphere. The diversity and quality of topics and presenters made it very useful for my company to attend – I wish to come again for the next edition in two years’.

Prof. Savvas G. Hatzikiriakos (The University of British Columbia, Canada): ‘This is the third NTR conference in a row that I am participating and every time I enjoy it more and more. Prof Zatloukal is selecting very carefully the speakers and places them in an order than make sense thematically. This makes the overall program very interesting keeping the interest of the audience at a high level. The large number of question after each talk is an indication of the high level of science presented and discussed in this conference. The fact that the poster session, the lunch area and the exhibitors are in the same area contributes significantly to keeping the participants active continuously. I am already looking forward to the next one in July 2019.

Prof. Christopher W. Macosko (University of Minnesota, USA): ‘It was my first time to attend and I appreciated the high quality of the contributions and the pleasant venue. The advantage of a small conference with only one track is that one can make good connections with the speakers and attendees.’

Prof. Helmut Münstedt (Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany): ‘As the conferences before, Novel Trends in Rheology VII provided a high standard of presentations and offered an excellent environment for fruitful discussions.’

Prof. Manfred H. Wagner (Berlin Institute of Technology, TU Berlin, Germany): ‘It is always good to come to this very interesting and superbly organized rheology meeting at Zlin every 2 years to meet and exchange ideas with old and new colleagues, to discuss the progress in the field of rheology and polymer processing, and last but not least to enjoy the warm hospitality of our colleagues of Tomas Bata University. Vivant sequentes!.’

Prof. Manfred Wilhelm (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Institute for Chemical Technology and Polymer Chemistry, Germany): ‘This conference is very special, it is rather small but the Presenters are from all over the world. The level of the presentations is very high and direct communication is much more possible as in many other places. So, if you have the chance, go there, it is really worth going! I myself was there the first time, and if possible I will attend also the next conference in 2 years.’

Prof. Donggang Yao (School of Materials Science & Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, USA): ‘This conference is one of the best rheology conferences I have ever attended. I was thrilled to meet many internationally renowned scholars and pioneers in rheology. The conference had a balanced theme in theory and applications. The discussions after presentations were intriguing and inspiring too. It was a total success!!’