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WISER Director Featured Speaker at Fluidization Conference in China

Hamid Arastoopour, Henry R. Linden Professor of Engineering and director of the Wanger Institute for Sustainable Energy Research (WISER), was a featured speaker at the Fluidization XVI conference, held May 26–31 in Guilin, China.

Arastoopour has made significant contributions to research and education in the areas of particle technology, fluidization, and computational fluid dynamics motivated by energy and sustainability applications.

The conference bridged fundamental research on fluidization and emerging applications of fluidization and novel fluidization technologies. 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.

Arastoopour 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 Fluid/Particle Systems, the Ernest W. Thiele Award, and the PTF Fluidization Process Recognition Award from the American Institute of Chemical Engineering (AIChE). He is a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors and AIChE. He is also the recipient of the University Excellence in Teaching Award. Arastoopour holds 14 United States patents and has published two books, six book chapters, and more than 130 articles. He previously served on the editorial boards of the journals Powder Technology and Fluids.

(Content originally posted in IIT Today, University News, May 23, 2019)