Rheology and Segregation of Flowing
Prof. Devang V. Khakhar
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India
Professor Devang Khakhar is currently Professor of Chemical Engineering and Director of IIT Bombay. Professor Khakhar did his B.Tech. from IIT Delhi in 1981 and his Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 1986. He joined the Department of Chemical Engineering at IIT Bombay in January 1987, and has been with the Institute since then. Prof. Khakhar’s research interests include mechanics of granular materials and polymer processing. He is a Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering and the Indian National Science Academy. Professor Khakhar serves on the Science Advisory Council to the Prime Minister of India.
Aerosol Synthesis and Coating of Nanomaterials: Plasmonic Biosensors
Prof. Dr. Sotiris E. Pratsinis
Institut f. Verfahrenstechnik, Zürich
Professor Sotiris E. Pratsinis (Diploma, Chem. Eng, Aristotle Univ. Thessaloniki, 1977; M.Sc. 1982 & Ph.D. Engineering, UCLA 1985) was born on March 21, 1955 in Chanea, Krete, Greece. He was in the faculty (1985-2000) of Chemical Engineering at the University of Cincinnati until he was elected Professor of Mechanical and Process Engineering (1998) and Adjunct Professor of Materials Science (2003) at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich). There he founded the Particle Technology Laboratory and teaches Mass Transfer, Micro- & Nano-Particle Technology, Introduction to Nanoscale Engineering and Combustion Synthesis of Materials.
His research ptogram on particle dynamics focuses on the fundamentals of aerosol synthesis of materials with applications in catalysis, sensors and biomaterials. He has published over 300 refereed journal articles with his students, received about a dozen European and U.S. patents licensed to various industries and contributed to creation of four spinoffs. He has been recognized by the 1988 Kenneth T. Whitby Award of the American Association of Aerosol Research, the 1989 Presidential Young Investigator Award from the U.S. National Science Foundation, the 1995 Marian Smoluchowski Award of the European Association for Aerosol Research and the 2003 Thomas Baron Award of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. In 2009 he won an Advanced Investigator Grant from the European Research Council and in 2011 he received the senior Humboldt Research Award from Germany. In 2005-06 he was appointed Russell Severance Springer Visiting Professor at the Mechanical Engineering Department of the University of California, Berkeley and since 2010 he is Visiting Professor the Harvard School of Public Health and a CENIDE Guest Professor at the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany. In 1993 he was visiting professor at TU Delft, Netherlands and Univ. Karlsruhe, Germany. He is on the Editorial Boards of seven journals: Journal of Nanoparticle Research, Particle and Particle Systems Characterization, KONA Powder and Particle, Powder Technology, Advanced Powder Technology, Current Opinion in Chemical Engineering and Journal of Aerosol Science.
Small Particles, Big Science – A Personal Perspective
Prof. Aibing Yu
Federation Fellow and Scientia Professor
University of New South Wales, Australia
Professor Aibing Yu specialized in process metallurgy, obtaining BEng in 1982 and MEng in 1985 from Northeastern University, PhD in 1990 from the University of Wollongong, and DSc in 2007 from the University of New South Wales (UNSW). Since 1992, he has been with UNSW School of Materials Science and Engineering. Currently he is Scientia Professor and ARC Federation Fellow, directing a world-class research facility “Simulation and Modelling of Particulate Systems (SIMPAS)”. He is a world-leading scientist in particle/powder technology and process engineering, has authored >550 publications (including >300 papers collected in the Web of Science), and delivered many invited plenary/keynote presentations at many international conferences. Currently he is on the editorial board of >10 learned journals including Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, Powder Technology, Granular Matter, and ISIJ International. He is a recipient of various prestigious awards including the Josef Kapitan Award from the Iron and Steel Society, Ian Wark Medal and Lecture from Australian Academy of Science, ExxonMobile Award from Australian and New Zealand Federation of Chemical Engineers, and NSW Scientist of Year 2010 in the category of engineering, mathematics and computer science. He is an elected Fellow, Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, and Australian Academy of Science.
Development of New Lagrangian Approaches for Describing Industrial Gas-solid and Solid-liquid Flows
The University of Tokyo, Japan
Mikio Sakai is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Systems Innovation at the University of Tokyo. He earned a Ph.D. degree from the University of Tokyo in 2006 and joined the Department of Quantum Engineering and Systems Science as an Assistant Professor in 2007. He then joined the Department of Systems Innovation as an Associate Professor in 2008. Some of the scientific awards that he has received include the Best Paper Award presented by the Society of Powder Technology of Japan, Award of Powtex Tokyo 2008 presented by the Association of Powder Process Industry and Engineering of Japan and Technical Award presented by the Society of Powder Technology of Japan. His interests include general computational granular dynamics (gas-solid flows, solid-liquid flows, granular flows and colloidal suspensions with hydrodynamic interactions) and parallel computing techniques.
Characterization of Particle Dispersion and Flocculation in Suspensions
–From Nano to Micron Particle Suspensions–
Nagoya University, Japan
Dr. Takamsa Mori is now the Assistant Professor at Nagoya University, Nagoya Japan. He graduated from Department of Chemical Engineering, Nagoya University in 1997 and got his PhD degree in Molecular Design and Engineering, at the same University in 2002.
After getting his PhD, he started work as an Assistant Professor at Nagoya University in 2002 and made a research work on evaluation of particles dispersion and flocculation state in suspension. He visited Prof. George Franks laboratory at the University of Melbourne for 6 months in 2009 and was doing research on characterization of particles dispersion and flocculation in suspension containing temperature responsive polymer.
He has published about 40 papers in peer reviewed journals. He received Young Researcher's Award from the Society of Powder Technology, Japan in 2007.
His current research topics are 1. characterization of particles dispersion and flocculation state in suspension, especially for nano particles and 2. development of a novel flocculation technique without flocculant.
Synthesis and Applications of Nano-sized Hollow Silica Particles
Prof. Masayoshi Fuji
Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan
Professor Masayoshi Fuji received his B.S., M.S. and Dr. Eng. degrees from the Tokyo Metropolitan University in 1989, 1991 and 1999 respectively. He was a Research Associate at the University from 1991 to 2000. He joined the Nagoya Institute of Technology as an Associate Professor in 2004 and was promoted to Professor in 2007. He was the director of the Research Center for Hollow Particle at Nagoya Institute of Technology from 2004 to 2008. Since 2008, he has been the director of the Research Center for Composite Material and the Research Center for Powder Technology. Currently, he is also the director of the Ceramics Research Laboratory. Some of the academic awards that he has received include the Shibata Award presented by the Surface Finishing Society of Japan, the Young Researcher's Award presented by the Society of Powder Technology of Japan, the Award of Powtex Tokyo 2004 presented by the Association of Powder Process Industry and Engineering of Japan, the IP Award pre sented by the Information Center of Particle Technology of Japan, the 23rd Nagai Research Award presented by the Nagai Foundation for Science and Technology and the APT Distinguished Paper Award.
Electrostatics and Particle Technology
Prof. Shuji Matsusaka
Kyoto University, Japan
Professor Shuji Matsusaka received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Chemical Engineering from Hiroshima University in 1981 and 1983 respectively. He received his Ph.D. from Kyoto University in 1993. He was Lecturer, Associate Professor and is currently Professor of Chemical Engineering at Kyoto University. He is also the Director of the Society of Powder Technology of Japan, Director of the Institute of Electrostatics of Japan, Director of the Japan Association of Aerosol Science and Technology and Vice-President of the International Federation of Measurement and Control of Granular Materials. Some of the scientific awards that he has received include the Best Paper Award by the Imaging Society of Japan, Best Paper Award by the Society of Powder Technology of Japan and the Distinguished Achievements Award by the Information Center of Particle Technology of Japan. His research interests include fundamentals and applications of particle electrification, evaluation of adhesion and flowability of particles and handling of submicron and nanoparticles.
Field-Directed Assembly of Nanoparticles
Prof. Eric M. Furst
University of Delaware, USA
Professor Eric M. Furst received his BS with University Honors in Chemical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University in 1995, and his PhD from Stanford University in 2000. In 2001, after postdoctoral research at Institut Curie, Paris, Furst joined the Chemical Engineering faculty at the University of Delaware. His research group’s interests span a wide range of topics in soft matter science and engineering, including microrheology, interfacial phenomena, colloid science, directed self-assembly of colloids and nanoparticles, rheology and electrokinetics. Furst is the recipient of an NSF CAREER award, a DuPont Young Investigator Award, the 2008 Society of Rheology Publication Award, and a 2010 Chaire Joliot at the École Supérieure de Physique et de Chimie Industrielles (ESPCI), Paris.
Modelling Cohesive Particulates for Material Handling Applications
Prof. Jin Y. Ooi
University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Professor Ooi joined the University of Edinburgh in 1990 and is currently the Professor of Particulate Solid Mechanics. Prior to Edinburgh, he obtained his BEng (Hons) degree from the University of Auckland in 1985 and his PhD from the University of Sydney in 1991. His principal research interests lie in the mechanics and dynamics of granular solids and powders, with special reference to bulk solids handling and silo design. His research covers both computational and experimental studies in pursuit of new insights into the behaviour of particulate systems, and exploiting these to address a variety of industrial problems. Recent examples include design of two novel testers for cohesive solids that are being used in several countries, evaluation of iron ore silos with over 100,000 tonnes capacity each and co-founding of a spin-out particle dynamics software company. Professor Ooi has served on editorial boards for several journals, presented many keynote lectures at international conferences/meetings, undertaken consultancies with numerous organisations and authored over 150 publications. His most recent passion is the verification and validation of the discrete element method to establish predictive capability of the technique.
Microbial Adhesion Phenomena and their Applications
Dr. Toshiyuki Nomura
Osaka Prefecture University, Japan
Dr. Toshiyuki Nomura is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Osaka Prefecture University. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in the Department of Chemical Engineering from Kyoto University in 1993 and 1995 respectively. He earned a PhD in Engineering from Osaka Prefecture University in 1999. Currently, he is an editor of the Society of Powder Technology, Japan and Advanced Powder Technology. Some of the scientific awards that he has received include the Best Paper Award by the Society of Powder Technology of Japan, the Encouragement Award by Hosokawa Powder Technology Foundation, and the IP Award presented by the Information Center of Particle Technology of Japan. His major research interests are microbial adhesion and their application, shape and size control of nanoparticles, and microcapsule synthesis.
Strategies for Optimization and Scale up of Granulation, Lubrication and Compression Processes in Pharmaceutical Production
Dr. Tadatsugu Tanino
Shionogi & Co.,Ltd., Japan
Dr. Tadatsugu Tanino is graduated from Faculty of Engineering, Kyoto University  and Ph. D. from Chiba University . He his currently working in Head of Formulation and Packaging Development Center, CMC Development Laboratories, Shionogi & Co.,Ltd. at japan. Tadatsugu Tanino is General Manager of Pharmaceutical Development Department  & Industrial Technology Laboratories .
Nanomedicine: Concept, Feasibility, Safety and Prospect
Prof. Si-Shen Feng
National University of Singapore, Singapore
Prof. FENG Si-Shen graduated from Peking University. He obtained his Master Degree from Tsinghua University under Prof Wei-Chang Qian and his PhD from Columbia University under supervision of Prof Richard Skalak & Prof Shu Chien. He completed his postdoctoral training in Columbia University School of Physicians and Surgeons and worked as a research scientist in Northwestern University Department of Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology. He joined National University of Singapore Sep 1996. He now holds a joint appointment of 75% with Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering and 25% with Department of Bioengineering. His research interests include cellular and molecular biomechanics, viscoelastic fluids, biomembranes, tissue engineering, cancer nanobiotechnology and nanomedicine. He is an Associated Editor of Biomaterials of 2010 JIF=7.882 and Nanomedicine of 2010 JIF=6.202. He is also involved in the Editorial Board of another two journals in nanomedicine, i.e. Nanomedicine-NBM of 2010 JIF=4.880 and Intl J Nanomedicine of 2010 JIF=4.976 and other seven journals in biomedical engineering. He is awarded Visiting Professor & International Advisor by Peking Union Medical College Institute of Biomedical Engineering and Tsinghua University Shenzhen Graduate School. He is also a visiting professor of Nankai University, Shandong University and Huazhong University of Science & Technology.
Anisotropic Two Phase Turbulence Models
Prof. Lixing Zhou
Tsinghua University, China
Prof. Lixing Zhou, born in November, 1932, is a Professor in the Department of Engineering Mechanics, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, a leading scientist in CFD modeling of multiphase flows of combustion in China. He got his Ph.D. degree from the Leningrad Polytechnic University, former USSR in 1961. He has previously served as the Chairman of Multiphase Fluid Dynamics Division, the Chinese Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, a member of the Board of Directors, the Chinese Section of the Combustion Institute, a member of the Governing Board of the International Conference on Multiphase Flow, and is presently as members of scientific committee of many international symposiums on multiphase flow and combustion. His main research field is numerical simulation of multiphase turbulent flows and combustion. He published one monograph in English and 5 monographs in Chinese, more than 300 technical papers in international and domestic journals and international conferences. He won the China National Awards of Natural Science in 2007, Science and Technology Progress Awards of First Degree by the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Electricity, PRC in 1995 and China National Awards of Excellent Scientific Books of First Degree in 1992.
Green Innovation for Sustainable Society in Powder Technology
Prof. Atsushi Tsutsumi
University of Tokyo, Japan
Atsushi Tsutsumi is the Director of the Collaborative Research Center for Energy Engineering (CEE), the Professor of Institute of Industrial Science at the University of Tokyo, Japan. He received his Doctorate of Engineering from the University of Tokyo in 1986. He has been active in research on material and energy coproduction based on exergy recuperation technology, exergy recuperative advanced IGCC/IGFC, innovative energy conservation by self-heat recuperation, fuel cell/battery (FCB) with energy sparkling and hydrogen production by biomass gasification for the last ten years. He has published over 158 scientific publications, 266 proceedings in international journals and conferences and 20 books.
Microwave-Assisted Powder Technology for Nanomaterial Production and Environmental Application
Prof. Thomas C. Ho
Lamar University, USA
Thomas Ho is currently the Chair of Dan F. Smith Department of Chemical Engineering at Lamar University. He is a Regents’ Professor and holds the Aldredge Endowed Chair position in the College of Engineering at Lamar University. Hecurrently also serves as the Director of the Gulf Coast Hazardous Substance Research Center, the Texas Hazardous Substance Research Center, and the Texas Air Research Center, all headquartered at Lamar University. He received his BS ChE degree from National Taiwan University in 1973, and both MS ChE and PhD ChE degrees from Kansas State University in 1978 and 1982, respectively. His PhD dissertation was entitled “Pressure Fluidizations in a Gas-Solid Fluidized Bed.” He joined Lamar University in 1982 as an Assistant Professor and has been with the University for almost 30 years. His research areas have been including fluidization, coal combustion, waste incineration, and metal emission control with recently focused more in air emission control, air quality modeling, and the development of microwave technologies for nanomaterial production and environmental applications. He has published over 100journalpapers and conducted more than 200 conference presentations. He served as guest editors of fluidization and incineration special issues for Powder Technology and Waste Management for more than 15years.