Dimitri Gidaspow is a Distinguished Professor, Emeritus at Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, IL, and a Fellow of AIChE. At IIT he taught transport, thermodynamics and computational techniques, the last time in the summer of 2012, and guided about 60 PhD students. He has 10 US patents; 212 refereed publications and is the author of a highly cited book, Multiphase Flow and Fluidization, Continuum and Kinetic Theory Description, Academic Press (1994).
His professional awards include the AIChE 1984 Donald Q. Kern Award with the lecture: "Hydrodynamics of Fluidization and Heat Transfer: Supercomputer Modeling", published in Appl. Mech. Rev. 39, No. 1, 1-23, 1986,the AIChE 2002 Flour-Daniel Lectureship Award in Fluidization and the 2006 Thomas Baron award. The recent book with Dr. Veeraya Jiradilok, “ COMPUTATIONAL TECHNIQUES. The Multiphase CFD Approach to Fluidization & Green Energy Technologies” Nova Science Publishers, 2009 is the text for this course.