It has just been announced that Professor Malcolm Mackley is to be the next President of the British Society of Rheology. He is also to become Deputy Warden of Robinson College, with effect from 1 October 2005. Head of Department, Professor Howard Chase, and the other members of academic staff send him their congratulations.
Prof Mackley has been a key figure in the British Society of Rheology for many years and recently organised a Micro symposium on Rheology and Crystallisation at the Department of Chemical Engineering. He was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering (FREng) in 2003 and in 2002 he was awarded the British Society of Rheology Annual award for his work on the rheology and processing of polymer molecules. He is Professor of Process Innovation and Head of the Polymer Fluids Group.