Kishore Kar

Kishore Kar

Fellow
The Dow Chemical Company

After receiving Ph.D. in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering from Case Western Reserve University, in 1980 Kishore started out as a Senior Research Engineer in Dow’s Specialty Products Lab. He has since grown in technical breadth and depth over his professional career to become a Fellow in Dow’s Core R&D.

In Dow, Kishore is known for driving innovations including: specialty lubes, particularly the X-1P for the computer hard disks to prevent head-crash; novel mixing devices at many scales, such as an improved tickler (KT-3) for draining large tanks of suspended solids while avoiding the solids heel or nozzle clogging; and an impeller design (KDM) applicable to high-throughput vials that maintains great top-bottom turnover in high viscosity fluids. He has designed and optimized numerous Dow reactors and crystallizers globally across most businesses with unique technologies. In 1980’s, Kishore championed the Tribology and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) programs in the Core R&D. He holds 11 US Patents; and is author/co-author of over 30 publications, including lead authorship of the “Gas-Liquid Contactor” and “Fermenter Design” chapters in the Encyclopedia of Chemical Processing published by Taylor and Francis Group.