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PARTEC - Keynote Speaker 2019

We are pleased to introduce the following keynote speakers of PARTEC:

Particle Functionalization by ALD: Fundamentals, Applications, and Path Forward

Prof. Dr. Alan W. Weimer, University of Colorado, USA

Prof. Dr. Alan W. WeimerAlan (Al) W. Weimer, H. T. Sears Memorial Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Colorado, joined the faculty in 1996 after a 16-year career with Dow Chemical. He pioneered Particle ALD processing and co-founded ALD NanoSolutions (www.ALDNanoSolutions.com) in 2001 to commercialize the technology. He received the 2017 AIChE Lifetime Achievement Award for Particle Technology.

Dynamics of Cohesive Powder Flow

Prof. Mojtaba Ghadiri, University of Leeds, United Kingdom

Prof. Mojtaba GhadiriProfessor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Leeds, UK, with research activities on Particle Technology, and focussing on the link between bulk particulate solids behaviour and single particle properties with the aid of simulations by combined DEM and CFD. Application areas of interest are cohesive powder flow and fluidisation, size reduction and enlargement, environmental effects and electrical phenomena in particulate systems. For details of the current projects, collaborators and publications please see the following web pages: Group’s web page: http://ghadiri-group.leeds.ac.uk/.

Particle Technology in Additive Manufacturing

Prof. Karen Hapgood, Deakin University, Australia

Prof. Karen HapgoodProfessor Karen Hapgood is Executive Dean of the Faculty of Science, Engineering & Built Environment at Deakin University, Geelong, Australia. After completing her PhD, she spent 5 years working at Merck & Co., in the US and Australia, before starting her academic career. She has been at Deakin University since 2017. Her research spans wet granulation (particularly nucleation), pharmaceutical manufacturing, & the intersection of powder technology and 3D printing.

Model Driven Design of Particulate Processes and Products - Applications in Pharmaceutical Manufacture and Beyond

Prof. Jim Litster, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom

Prof. Jim LitsterJim Litster is Professor and Head of the Chemical and Biological Engineering Department at the University of Sheffield, following previous academic appointments at Purdue University (2007-2015) and The University of Queensland (1987-2007). His research focuses on production of particles and particulate delivery forms with well controlled size and morphology from sub-micron to millimeter scale using processes such as wet granulation, crystallization and spherical agglomeration. He is an international leading expert on wet granulation with over 30 years experience in the field.

Engineering of particles by spray drying and spray fluidized bed processes

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Evangelos Tsotsas, Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg, Germany

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Evangelos TsotsasEvangelos Tsotsas holds the Chair of Thermal Process Engineering at Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg. His work focuses on drying, and on particle formulation processes related to drying, such as spray fluidized bed agglomeration, granulation and coating. His group is also active in the development of advanced discrete and continuous models and in particle characterization by imaging.

Contribution of Particle Technology Research on CO2 capture and reduction

Prof. Hamid Arastoopour, Illinois Institute of Technology, USA

Prof. Hamid ArastoopourHamid Arastoopour is Linden Professor of Engineering and director of the Wanger Institute for Sustainable Energy Research (WISER) at Illinois Institute of Technology. He is the recipient of sustainable engineering forum research, Thomas Baron, Donald Q. Kern, fluidization lectureship and fluidization process recognition awards from AIChE. He is the Fellow of National Academy of Inventors and AIChE.