Yi Fan Associate Research ScientistSolids Processing GroupYi Fan is currently an Associate Research Scientist at the Solids Processing Group in the Corporate R&D of The Dow Chemical Company. Prior to this, he was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Northwestern University from 2011 to 2013. He received his Bachelor (2003) and Master (2006) degrees in Thermal and Power Engineering from Tsinghua University of China and received his PhD (2011) in Civil engineering from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities. His research interest focuses on understanding the fundamentals of particulate flows and particle technology including solids mixing and segregation, bin and hopper flows, drying, size reduction and granulation, and also utilizing this knowledge to address challenges in the chemical industry. At Dow, he has led efforts in a number of solids processing related R&D projects and made substantial impact on the new process and product development. He has published more than 20 peer-reviewed journal articles and presented over 40 presentations in scientific conferences. He is a member of AIChE, the publicity chair of the local section of Mid-Michigan AIChE, and served as session chairs for the AIChE Annual Meetings.