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.

Call for Abstracts is now open until October 31, 2018

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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 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 Joachim Werther, Hamburg University of Technology, Germany
  • Professor Qingshan Zhu, Institute of Process Engineering, 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 accepted by the same standard of a regular submission to Powder Technology. 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.

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 World Congress of...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

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

Joachim Werther

Joachim Werther graduated 1967 at the University Karlsruhe with a diploma in Chemical Engineering. In 1972 he obtained his doctoral degree and 1976 the Habilitation at the University Erlangen-Nuremberg. He worked for BASF AG in Ludwigshafen from 1977 to 1980. In 1980 he joined the then newly founded Hamburg University of Technology, where he was the first director of the Institute of Solids Process Engineering and Particle Technology until his retirement in 2008. 1999 to 2001 he served as the Vice President Research of Hamburg University of Technology. His research interests include...Read more