Ben Freireich is the Technical Director at Particulate Solid Research, Inc. (PSRI) and previously a Research Scientist in Engineering Sciences at The Dow Chemical Company in the Solids Processing Lab. He obtained his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University studying manufacturing processes involving solid materials (particles, powders, etc).
At PSRI Ben guides member and contract research efforts executed by the technical staff. PSRI is a consortium-based research company with member companies across the globe that applies and generates fundamental research in the area particle technology with focus on fluidized systems.
At Dow he was involved in many products and processes, with expertise on powder flowability, fluidization, size enlargement, attrition, etc.