Dr. Heather Emady is an associate professor of chemical engineering at Arizona State University, with a growing research program in particulate process and product design. Her current research efforts include particle wettability, granule formation, bulk particle flowability, granular heat transfer in rotary drums, and discrete element method simulations. Dr. Emady has won prestigious early career grants including the Bisgrove Scholar Award from Science Foundation Arizona and the NSF CAREER Award. She holds B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Chemical Engineering from the University of Arizona and Purdue University, respectively. She did postdoctoral work in Procter & Gamble’s Microstructured Fluids group, as well as in Rutgers University’s Catalyst Manufacturing Science and Engineering Consortium (CMSEC) and Engineering Research Center for Structured Organic Particulate Systems (ERC-SOPS).
For the PTF, Dr. Emady currently serves as the Treasurer, an Academic Liaison, and the Area 3a Chair.