Aiming at gathering researchers, students and professionals working with non-Newtonian fluids in Brazil, the I Brazilian Conference on Rheology took place in 2001 in Petrópolis, Rio de Janeiro State, at the LNCC facilities. This workshop had an attendance of about 30 participants from different institutions, and two invited lecturers, namely R. Navarro (UFPB) and Ken Walters (University of Wales, UK). During this workshop the Brazilian Committee on Rheology and Non-Newtonian Fluids of the Brazilian Society of Mechanical Sciences and Engineering was founded.


The II BCR occurred in July 2004, in Rio de Janeiro, and was co-organized by PUC-Rio, LNCC and USP-São Carlos. It had an attendance of 150 participants, with 40 oral presentations. There were 10 invited lecturers in this conference, namely: P.R. de Souza Mendes (PUC-Rio, Brazil),  R.E.S. Bretas (UFSC-São Carlos, Brazil), M. Thomé (USP-São Carlos, Brazil), G. S. Ribeiro (Cenpes/Petrobras, Brazil), G.G. Fuller (Stanford Univ., USA), J. Schieber (Illinois I.T., USA), M.C. Heuzey (E.P. Montréal, Ca), D. James (U. Toronto, Ca), T. Phillips (U. Wales, UK), and C. Nouar (LEMTA, Nancy, Fr). It was sponsored by the Brazilian government fostering agencies CNPq, Capes and FAPERJ, and also by a number of rheometer companies, who exposed their products during the conference.


The III BCR happened 1n July 2006, in Rio de Janeiro, and was co-organized by PUC-Rio, LNCC, USP-São Carlos and UFRJ. A short report about this conference can be found in Applied Rheology, vol. 16, No. 6, pp. 342 (2007). The invited speakers this time were I. Frigaard (U. British Columbia, Ca), P. Carreau (E.P. Montréal, Ca), A. Rao (U. Cornell, USA)  and M. Carvalho (PUC-Rio, Brazil). It was sponsored by the Brazilian government fostering  agencies CNPq, Capes and FAPERJ, and also by a number of rheometer companies, who exposed their products during the conference.


In July 2008, the IV BCR happened in Rio de Janeiro, this time co-organized by UFF, LNCC and UFRGS. D. Bonn (Université Paris VI, France), M. Denn (City University of New York, USA) and G. Mompean (U.Lille, France) were the invited speakers. It was sponsored by the Brazilian government fostering  agencies CNPq, Capes and FAPERJ.


Finally, the V BCR was held in Rio de Janeiro, in July, 2010, again co-organized by PUC-Rio, UFF, LNCC, and UFRGS. The invited speakers this time were G.G. Fuller (Stanford University), João Maia (Case Western University), Fernando Pinho (Universidade do Porto), Matteo Pasquali (Rice University), and H.H. Huilgol (Flinders Univ., Australia). At the end of the event the Brazilian Society of Rheology (SBR) was officially launched, with the support of the International Committee on Rheology (ICR). It was sponsored by the Brazilian government fostering  agencies CNPq, Capes and FAPERJ, and also by a number of rheometer companies, who exposed their products during the conference.

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