The Indian Society of Rheology (ISR) was registered on 4 February, 1982 under the leadership of Dr R A Mashelkar. Over the past 15-20 years, India has witnessed a steady increase in the number of researchers from across disciplines who are engaged in the pursuit of scientific investigations of complex fluids/soft matter. Rheology has become an important tool to interrogate the structure and dynamics of this state of matter. There has also been an increasing interest among industrial R&D groups in the country to use rheology as a tool for quality control, benchmarking and product development. In this backdrop, the Indian Society of Rheology (ISR) has been rejuvenated in 2012 with the following goals:
- To become a vehicle for promoting closer ties between the rheology communities within Indian academia/R&D institutes and Indian industry.
- To support the Comflu Symposiums.
- To establish formal links with other Societies of Rheology across the globe.