Article I. Name and Purpose Section 1. The name of the organization shall be the Particle Technology Forum (PTF) of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). Section 2. The purpose of the PTF is to serve as an international forum and to promote information exchange, scholarship, research, and education in the field of Particle Technology, covering science and engineering related to all particulate systems, wet or dry, reactive or non-reactive.
Chair Lead and direct PTF activities for two years Make agenda, Chair ExecComm and Annual Meetings Assist/Backup other Officers as needed Send request for award nominations Ditto for nominations to ExecComm (even-numbered years) Write columns for the PTF newsletter Serve as Point of Contact for AIChE and external societies Attend Division Officers Breakfast (or send a rep) Send reports as requested to AIChE Organize PTF committees (with help from Exec Comm) Recruit/Train/Motivate/Recognize members and officers Have someone go to AIChE Leadership Training (subsidized) Serve on PTF award evaluation committee Serve as Vice Liaison for Program Area 3 Have one or two PTF reps at the Nat.
Leadership: Rajesh Dave - Chair and SIOC Liaison Bruce Hook - Vice Chair/Chair-Elect Reza Mostofi - Past Chair Benjamin Glasser - Treasurer/Officer Brenda Remy - Secretary/Officer Mayank Kashyap - Officer and Chair of Student Workshop Richard M. Lueptow, PE - Officer Ah-Hyung Alissa Park - Officer James Gilchrist - Officer Reddy Karri - Officer Ben Freireich - Officer Manuk Colakyan - PTF Program Chair Shrikant V Dhodapkar - Newsletter
3a - Particle Production and Characterization Chair - Rajesh Dave Vice-Chair - Stephen Conway 3b - Fluidization and Fluid-Particle Systems Chair - Reddy Karri Vice-Chair - Marc-Olivier Coppens 3c - Solid Flow, Handling, and Processing Chair - Ben Freireich Vice-Chair - Clive Davies 3a - Nanoparticles Chair - Karsten Wegner Vice-Chair - Steven Saunders 3e - Energetics Chair - Lori Groven Vice-Chair - Edward L. Dreizin
PTF Membership application procedure Membership in the PTF is administered through the AIChE web site via this link. Two types of membership are available: Annual ($15/yr) Lifetime ($150) Sign up for memberships via the AIChE PTF page.