IOC Invited Speakers
Hierarchical CNT Structure and its Application in
Prof. Fei Wei
Tsinghua University, China
Prof. Fei Wei obtained his PhD in chemical engineering from China University of Petroleum in 1990. After a postdoctoral fellowship at Tsinghua University (China), he was appointed an associate professor in 1992 and professor of chemical engineering of Tsinghua University (China) in 1996. His scientific interests are technological applications of chemical reaction engineering, multiphase flow, advanced materials, and sustainable energy. He has designed and successfully running over 30 industrial fluidized bed reactors, and authored over 300 refereed publications. He was awarded Young Particuology Research Award for his contributions in the field of powder technology.
Drop Penetration Time in Hydrophobic/Hydrophilic Powder Mixtures: The Effect of Powder Specific Surface Area
Assoc. Prof. Karen P Hapgood
Monash University, Australia
Assoc. Prof. Hapgood completed her Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering in 2000 at the University of Queensland, and then worked at Merck & Co for 5 years designing, scaling up and troubleshooting pharmaceutical manufacturing processes. In 2006 she joined Monash University and co-founded the Monash Advanced Particle Engineering Laboratory where she leads research on granulation and pharmaceutical processing. In 2011 she was promoted to Associate Professor and in 2012 she became the Head of Department. She has won several awards including the 2006 “AAPS New Investigator Award in Pharmaceutics and the Pharmaceutical Sciences” award, a 2010 “ALTC Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning”, the 2010 Uhde Shedden Medal and a 2011 ADC Australian Leadership award. She a member of the International Steering Committee for the Handbook of Pharmaceutical Excipients, the Editorial Board of Advanced Powder Technology journal, and a member of the Therapeutic Goods Committee in Australia.
Enhancement of Dissolution Rate of Water Insoluble API by Wet Grinding
Prof. Satoru Watano
Osaka Prefecture University, Japan
Prof. Satoru Watano specialized in Chemical Engineering, receiving his Bachelor, Master and Ph.D. degrees from Osaka Prefecture University, Japan. After obtaining his Ph.D., he worked at New Jersey Institute of Technology, U.S.A. as a visiting professor. Currently, he is the dean of Materials Science and Engineering Division (Graduate School of Engineering) and also leading an active particle technology research group in Osaka Prefecture University, Japan. He is now on the board of directors of The Society of Powder Technology Japan and a council member of Japan Society of Pharmaceutical Machinery and Engineering. He is serving as organizing committee members of many domestic and international associations and conferences including Asian Particle Technology (IOC of APT 2012). He also leads important several national and industrial projects.
His research area covers:
Characterisation of a Various Fly Ashes from Australia and Mongolia and their Utilisation for Preparation of Geopolymers with Advanced Applications
Prof. Jadambaa Temuujin
Mongolian Academy of Sciences, Mongolia
Prof. J. Temuujin is currently Principal Research Scientist at Institute of Chemistry and Chemical Technology, Mongolian Academy of Sciences. Temuujin received his MS degree from Kiev Polytechnic Institute, Ukraine in 1991. Then he joined the Institute of Chemistry, Mongolian Academy of Sciences as a junior research fellow and worked on the utilization of natural minerals for value added products. In 1995, he awarded his PhD from Mongolian Technical University, then he went to Japan as a Post doctoral fellow at the Tokyo Institute of Technology.
He was awarded postdoctoral fellowships from Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, German Academic Exchange Organization (DAAD) and Royal Society (UK) to perform ceramic research. He also served as senior research fellow and adjunct senior research fellow at the Curtin University (Australia). In 2006, he was awarded his Doctor of Science (DSc) degree from the Mongolian Academy of Sciences. In 2011, he was elected into Mongolian Academy of Sciences and became Member.
His research interests are included:
Effect of the ball size on grinding kinetics and optimization of the make-up ball charge for maximum throughput in tumbling ball mills
Prof. Heechan Cho
Seoul National University, Korea
Prof. Heechan Cho graduated from Department of Mineral and Petroleum Engineering at the Seoul National University in 1978. After several years of military service and working in industry, he came to the Pennsylvania State University and completed his PhD in Mineral Processing in 1990. Then, he spent 7 years in the USA, working as a researcher at various institutes before he joined the faculty of engineering at the Seoul National University in 1997. He was the director of the Research Institute of Energy and Resource from 2007 to 2009 and vice president of the Korean Society for Geosystem Engineering from 2008 to 2009. Currently, he serves as vice president of the Korean Institute of Resources Recycling. In 2011 he became the Head of Department of Energy Systems Engineering at the Seoul National University. His research interests are comminution, grinding circuit simulation, numerical modeling of liquid-solid flows using DEM and SPH, mineral processing, recycling of industrial waste, CO2 sequestration and clean coal technology.
Particle Segregation in Drum Mixer – Facts Behind Radial Core and Axial Bands
Dr. Hsiu-Po Kuo
Chang Gung University, Taiwan
Dr. Hsiu-Po Kuo graduated from Department of Chemical Engineering at National Taiwan University in 1995. After the military service (1995-1997), He began his study at The University of Birmingham, UK in 1998 and received his Ph.D. degree in Chemical Engineering in 2001. He joined Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering at Chang Gung University (CGU) in 2002 as Assistant Professor and is promoted as Associate Professor in 2007. He was the Director of Centre for Innovation and Incubation in CGU from 2005 to 2010. He is the best-contributed editor in 2010 for Advanced Powder Technology Journal. He is currently the PI of several projects sponsored by Formosa Petrochemical Corporation. His research interests include the fundamentals and modelling of particle segregation, the environmental and energy applications of fluidised beds and coating on flexible substrates.
Electrokinetics, Dispersion, Rheology and Consolidation of Concentrated Suspensions
Tata Research Development & Design Centre, India
Pradip, currently the Chief Scientist and the Head of Process Engineering Innovation Lab at Tata Research Development & Design Centre (TRDDC), Pune, a Division of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), received his B.Tech in Metallurgical Engineering from IIT, Kanpur in 1975 and M.S. & Ph.D. in Materials Science and Mineral Engineering from University of California at Berkeley in 1977 and 1981 respectively.
His main areas of research include particle science & technology, mineral processing, nanotechnology, design and development of performance chemicals based on molecular modeling, applied surface and colloid chemistry, mathematical modeling & simulation of particulate processing systems, colloidal processing of advanced ceramics, waste recycling and cement chemistry.
With more than 175 publications and sixteen patents to his credit, Pradip is the recipient of several honors including VASVIK Award for outstanding contributions to industrial research and Kuczynski Prize of International Institute of Science of Sintering.
Pradip is elected fellow of several academies and professional societies - Foreign Associate of National Academy of Engineering, USA and Fellow, Indian National Academy of Engineering, Fellow, Indian Institute of Metals (FIIM) and Fellow, Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (FIMMM), UK.
Pradip is member of the editorial board of several journals including International Journal of Mineral Processing and KONA, Japan. He has edited several special issues of international journals on topics of contemporary research interest, the most recent one on Advances in Particle Technology, a special issue of Advances in Powder Technology, published by Elsevier in December 2010.
Pradip has organized several international conferences on topics related to mineral processing and particle science and technology, the latest being the prestigious 4th Asian Particle Technology Symposium (APT 2009) held in New Delhi during September 14-16, 2009. He is the President of the XXVI International Mineral Processing Congress (IMPC), the most prestigious international mega-event in the field, to be held in New Delhi, India in September 24-28, 2012.
Modelling Powder Mixing in Mass Flow Discharge: A Kinematic Approach
Prof. Clive Davies
Massey University, New Zealand
Clive Davies is Professor of Particle and Process Engineering in the School of Engineering and Advanced Technology at Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand. Before moving to Massey University in 2003, he was a Distinguished Scientist and Team Leader at Industrial Research Limited, Lower Hutt, New Zealand. Clive has a BSc in Chemical Engineering, and a PhD in Chemical Engineering from The Imperial College of Science and Technology, University of London. His principal research interests relate to the handling and processing of particulate materials and the development of instrumentation for measuring and characterizing powder properties and flows; his publications include papers on fluidization, pneumatic conveying, powder flow measurement and characterization; he holds patents on eight different devices. He works closely with industry and his inventions have found commercial application in New Zealand, Australia, USA and Europe. Clive has received a number of awards including Rio Tinto Award (2002), awarded by The Australian/New Zealand Federation of Chemical Engineers; IPENZ Technical Award (2002) (Manufacturing and Mechanical); New Zealand Science & Technology Medal (1995), awarded by The Royal Society of New Zealand; and Ministerial Award for Excellence in Technology (1987), awarded by the Ministry of Science, New Zealand. Clive is a Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand.