BEST PhD IN PARTICLE TECHNOLOGY
This award recognizes an outstanding dissertation by an individual who has earned a doctoral degree under the criteria of an outstanding original dissertation with relevance to particle technology in the last three calendar years. This year’s recipient is Dr. Mayank Kashyap of Ascend Performance Materials in Alvin, Texas. Dr. Kashyap received a PhD from the Illinois Institute of Technology and received this award for helping to potentially eliminate the core-annular flow in risers and to understand the low mass transfer in fluidized beds.
PARTICLE TECHNOLOGY FORUM AWARD
This award recognizes a forum member's lifetime outstanding scientific/technical contributions to the field of particle technology, as well as leadership in promoting scholarship, research, development, or education in this field. This year’s recipient is Prof. John Grace of the University of British Columbia who received the award for his outstanding contributions in research and education in chemical engineering and for being one of the leading researchers in fluidization and multiphase systems.
THOMAS BARON AWARD
This award, sponsored by Shell Global Solutions, recognizes an individual's recent outstanding scientific/technical accomplishment which has made a significant impact in the field of fluid-particle systems or in a related field with potential for cross fertilization. This year, the recipient is Prof. Jim Litster of Purdue University who is being recognized for seminal and field-defining contributions in the area of particle design and formulation, with particular emphasis on the science and engineering of wet granulation systems..
LECTURESHIP IN FLUIDIZATION AWARD
This award, sponsored by Particulate Solid Research, Inc., recognizes an individual's outstanding scientific/technical research contributions with impact in the field of fluidization and fluid-particle flow systems. The Group 3B nomination committee (Fluidization and Fluid Particle Systems) has given this award to Prof. Xiaotao Tony Bi of the University of British Columbia to highlight his outstanding contributions in delineating fluidization flow regimes, understanding electrostatics, investigating turbulent fluidization, defining choking, clarifying flooding, and assisting with signal interpretation.
PARTICLE TECHNOLOGY FORUM SERVICE AWARD
Awarded to Ralph Nelson for his dedication to the PTF and his emphasis in providing continuing education in particle technology.