Mike Cates Wins Gold Medal

Mike Cates receiving his award from the president of the BSR, Prof. Phil Banfill from Heriot-Watt University.

Professor Mike Cates has received the British Society of Rheology Gold Medal 'in recognition of his contribution to the theoretical rheology of complex micellar and particulate fluids'.

At the recent Annual European Rheology Conference in Cardiff, Mike Cates received the British Society of Rheology (BSR) Gold Medal 'in recognition of his contribution to the theoretical rheology of complex micellar and particulate fluids'.

The Gold Medal is the BSR's premier award: since it was founded in 1966, only 15 have been awarded. Recipients are all judged to have made outstanding fundamental contributions to rheology that have stood the test of time. Recognising the honour of hosting the European Rheology Conference, the BSR have decided to award two gold medals in 2009 ‒ one went to Mike, and the other to Tom McLeish (Leeds until recently, now at Durham).