Recognizing the 21 Most Influential Contributions to Mixing Research


Here is a look at the key milestones in the field of mixing, and how these foundational developments paved the way for current industrial practice.

Author Bios: 

Richard Calabrese

Richard V. Calabrese is Professor of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park.  Before joining Maryland in 1981, he worked for Pickard, Lowe & Garrick and Stevens Institute of Technology.  He received his BS degree from the University of Rochester and his MS and Ph.D degrees from the University of Massachusetts.

Rich’s expertise is in the areas of turbulent mixing and multiphase flow, with emphasis on particle-eddy interactions, drop dispersion & coalescence, prediction & measurement of particle size distribution...Read more

Dr. Suzanne Kresta

Suzanne Kresta joined the University of Alberta in 1992, after completing a doctorate at McMaster University. She has been an active member of the North American Mixing Forum, most notably serving as co-editor of the Handbook of Industrial Mixing (Wiley, 2004), as well as chairing various conferences and serving on the executive council. She was the winner of the NAMF Award for Excellence and Sustained Contributions in 2004.

Dr. Kresta's research interests lie at the interface between the fluid mechanics in a stirred tank, and achieving desired mixing results. On the fluid mechanics...Read more

Minye Liu

Minye Liu is a principal consultant in computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and mixing at Chemours. Previously, he worked for DuPont, Procter & Gamble Co.; Cray Research, Inc., and subsequently Silicon Graphics, Inc.; and the Center for Computer Aids for Industrial Productivity at Rutgers Univ.

He has served in the executive committee of the North American Mixing Forum (NAMF) since 2005 and has served as treasurer (2007 – 2010), vice president (2010 – 1012), and President (2012 – 2014). He is the 2014 recipient of NAMF Award for excellence and sustained...Read more

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