Shrikant Dhodapkar is a Fellow in Performance Plastics business at Dow and a Fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). He started his career at Dow in 1991. He has extensive industrial experience in designing & troubleshooting solids processing plants, with special expertise in pneumatic conveying, silo storage, separations, fluidization, drying, particle and powder characterization, mixing/blending, dosing, and coating technology. At Dow, his expertise has been critical in designing and successfully operating world scale elastomers plants. Shrikant has served the Particle Technology Forum (PTF) organization in various capacities over the past two decades. He is the past chair of the PTF, and has served on AIChE’s Chemical Technology Operating Council. He was the technical program chair for the World Congress on Particle Technology-5. He is the co-author of six chapters in handbooks and has published over 40 articles on various aspects of solids processing. He is also the recipient of 15 Dow Technology Awards. Shrikant is also a recipient of Dow’s prestigious "Excellence in Science Award" recognizing his sustained accomplishments in field of bulk solids handling.
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