Arthur S. Lodge
1922 – 2005
Who was Arthur S. Lodge?
Arthur Scott Lodge was a prominent rheologist and the originator of the Lodge elastic liquid constitutive equation and inventor of the Lodge Stressmeter. Author of two important textbooks in rheology he was one of the founding members of the Rheology Research Center at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, USA.
Lodge was born in Liverpool and received his bachelor's degree in Mathematics and DPhil in Theoretical Nuclear Physics from Oxford University. In 1949, he took a position at the British Rayon Research Association, where his supervisor was Karl Weissenberg, inventor of the Weissenberg rheogoniometer. In 1961, Lodge joined the faculty of the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology. In 1964, Lodge authored the text Elastic Liquids, and spent the academic year 1965-1966 in Madison, Wisconsin, USA as a visiting professor; in 1968 the Lodge family moved to Madison permanently. On his arrival at UW–Madison, Lodge and colleagues Bob Bird, John Ferry, John Schrag, and Millard Johnson founded the Rheology Research Center. Lodge chaired the RRC Executive Committee for 23 years until his retirement in 1991.
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