Fluidization XVI

May 26-31, 2019
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The Fluidization XVI conference aims to bridge fundamental research on fluidization and emerging applications of fluidization and novel fluidization technologies. As the 16th iteration of this conference, it will bring together world renowned experts in the field.

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Fluidization is an important field of both fundamental research and broad industrial applications. Current understanding of the complex fluid-particle multiphase flow patterns, coupled with heat and mass transfer and chemical reactions, is still incomplete.

With a long established tradition, this series of conferences has been held all over the world tackling challenges and successes with the design and operation of fluidized beds and similar fluid-particle systems. This newest session will continue to play this role and stimulate the interplay between the academic, engineering and industrial communities to address the challenges for the future of fluidization technology.

Conference Co-Chairs

  • Chi-Hwa Wang, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Wei Ge, Institute of Process Engineering, CAS, China

Plenary Speakers

  • Professor Hamid Arastoopour, Illinois Institute of Technology, USA
  • Professor Jamal Chaouki, Polytechnique de Montréal, Canada
  • Professor Marc-Olivier Coppens, University College London, United Kingdom
  • Professor Benjamin Glasser, Rutgers University, USA
  • Professor Stefan Heinrich, Technische Universität Hamburg, Germany
  • Professor Christine Hrenya, University of Colorado, Boulder, USA
  • Professor Hans Kuipers, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, Netherlands
  • Professor Gert Lube, Massey University, New Zealand
  • Professor Fei Wei, Tsinghua University, China
  • Professor Qingshan Zhu, Institute of Process Engineering, CAS, China

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Journal Special Issue: Powder Technology

Powder Technology Special Issue for Fluidization XVI 

Once accepted, abstract submissions to this conference are also encouraged to be developed into full papers and be submitted to Powder Technology for a special issue of this conference, which is expected be published by the end of 2019. The full-paper submissions will undergo the normal peer review process and be accepted by the same standard of a regular submission to Powder Technology. The guide for authors for this journal can be located here. The guest editors of this special issue will be Junwu Wang, Raymond Lau, Wei Ge, and Chi-Hwa Wang. The deadline for full-paper submission will be June 30, 2019. The intended authors should look for the option of "Special Issue of Fluidization XVI" in the submission system of Powder Technology and follow the steps prompted. Submit here >>


Featured Speakers

Hamid Arastoopour

Hamid Arastoopour is currently Henry R. Linden Professor of Engineering and director of the Wanger Institute for Sustainable Energy Research (WISER) at Illinois Institute of Technology. Dr. Arastoopour has made significant contributions to research and education in the areas of particle technology, Fluidization and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) motivated by energy and sustainability applications.

He is the recipient of the Thomas Baron Award in Fluid/Particle Systems, the Donald Q. Kern Award in Heat Transfer and Energy Conversion, the PTF Lectureship Award in Fluidization and...Read more

Jamal Chaouki

Prof. Chaouki is full professor from 1995 at Polytechnique, Montréal. He has supervised more than 120 researchers. He published more than 400 reviewed articles in refereed journals and in different reviewed proceedings, and more than 450 other scientific articles as well as edited 6 books. He has more than 22 patents on different processes. He is now editor of the Chemical Product and Process Modeling. He is also the director of te Biorefinery Center and a member of the Canadian Academy of Engineering. He has co-chaired 10 International Conferences including the 8th...Read more

Marc-Olivier Coppens

Marc-Olivier Coppens is Ramsay Memorial Chair and Head of Department of Chemical Engineering at UCL, since 2012, after academic posts at Rensselaer, USA, and TU Delft, Netherlands (1998-2006), where he became Professor in 2001. He holds chemical engineering degrees (1993; PhD 1996) from Ghent University, Belgium, was visiting scholar at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and postdoctoral fellow at Yale and UC Berkeley.

In 2013, he founded the Centre for Nature Inspired Engineering at UCL, which was granted a £5M EPSRC (UK’s NSF) “Frontier Engineering” Award. He is most recognised for...Read more

Benjamin Glaser

Prof. Benjamin J. Glasser, of Rutgers University, received his BS and MS in Chemical Engineering from University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa and his PhD, also in Chemical Engineering, from Princeton University.Read more

Stefan Heinrich

Stefan Heinrich studied Process Engineering at the University of Magdeburg and received his Diploma in 1996 and his Ph.D. at the same university in 2000 in the field of fluidized bed spray granulation. From 2000 to 2002, he was Assistant Professor and from 2002 to 2008 Junior Professor at the University of Magdeburg, where he also received the Habilitation and the “venia legend” in particle technology in 2006. In 2008 he became full professor and director of the Institute of Solids Process Engineering and Particle Technology of the Hamburg University of Technology, Germany. Also in 2008 he...Read more

Christine Hrenya

Christine Hrenya is a Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Colorado at Boulder. She holds chemical engineering degrees from The Ohio State University (B.S. 1991) and Carnegie Mellon University (Ph.D. 1996).  

Her interests lie in the field of multiphase and solids flows, using a combination of theory, simulation, and experiments.  Recent emphases of the research program include multiphase flow instabilities, cohesive particles, and gas-solid heat transfer. 

Prof. Hrenya currently leads a $3.5M U.S. Department of Energy grant targeted...Read more

Hans Kuipers

Hans Kuipers graduated in 1985 at the department of Chemical Engineering of the University of Twente. In December of the same year he started with his Ph.D. study at the Reaction Engineering group of University of Twente on detailed micro balance modeling of gas-fluidized beds. In June 1990 he received his Ph.D. degree in Chemical Engineering and was appointed as assistant professor in the Reaction Engineering group headed by Prof. W.P.M. van Swaaij. In 1994 he was appointed as associate professor in the same group. In 1999 he became fulltime professor in Fundamentals of Chemical Reaction...Read more

Gert Lube

Gert is an Associate Professor in Earth Sciences at Massey University, New Zealand, where he leads the research group Physical Volcanology and Geological Fluid Mechanics including the large-scale international eruption simulation facility PELE.

Gert’s research expertise is in Natural Hazard science and Fluid Dynamics with a particular focus on the mechanisms behind transport, sedimentation and hazard impacts of geophysical mass flows and other types of natural and man-made granular-fluid flow systems. Gert’s current research foci include the rheology of variably hot and fluidized...Read more

Fei Wei

Director of Beijing key lab of green chemical reaction engineering and technology, Fei Wei obtained his PhD in chemical engineering from China University of Petroleum in 1990. After a postdoctoral fellowship at Tsinghua University (China), he was appointed an associate professor in 1992 and professor of chemical engineering of Tsinghua University (China) in 1996.

His scientific interests are technological applications of chemical reaction engineering, multiphase flow, carbon nano materials, and sustainable energy. He has designed and successfully running over 30 industrial fluidized...Read more

Qingshan Zhu

Qingshan Zhu is a full Professor from 2002 at Institute of Process Engineering (IPE), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), and is currently the deputy director of IPE CAS. His research interests include fluidization, process intensification, mineral roasting, nanostructural materials, etc.Read more