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BSF2019-US
Planned and organised by SciFora, the first Blending & Segregation Forum was hosted by Purdue’s Center for Particulate Products and Processes (CP3) on 05-08 August 2019.
The Center for Particulate Process and Product (CP3) is a world-leading research center for the manufacture of particulate products including foods, consumer goods, specialty chemicals, agricultural chemicals, pharmaceuticals and energetic materials. The CP3 focuses on smart, model-based process design using process-structure-function relationships to produce tailored particles and structured particulate products. Read More about CP3

SciFora is a non-profit venture which designs, organises and promotes scientific forums in the US, UK and EU. The SciFora forums are small, focused and intense; they offer a platform for academia/industry/vendors scientific gatherings in the fields of pharmaceuticals and adjacent process-based communities.

The multiple events were organized and steered by the following Scientific Committee:
Marcial Gonzalez, Chair– Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Purdue University.
Yi Fan– Associate Research Scientist, Dow Chemical Company
Aaron Morris– Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University
Maitraye Sen– Associate Sr. Consultant Engineer, Eli Lilly and Company

  • The Scientific Conference portion of the Forum (Tuesday & Wednesday) included keynote speakers who anchored four technical sessions:
  • Jennifer Sinclair Curtis– Dean of the College of Engineering, UC Davis
  • John Hecht– Technical Section Head: Drying and Particle Processes, Procter & Gamble
  • Richard M. Lueptow– Sr. Associate Dean of Operations & Research, McCormick, Northwestern University
  • Anthony Thornton– Associate Professor of Mathematics & Mechanical Engineering, University of Twente
  • Carl Wassgren– Professor of Mechanics and Professor of Industrial & Physical Pharmacy, Purdue University

BSF2019-US included an optional Monday pre-conference workshop. A Welcome reception, Poster reception and BSF banquet also occured. The optional Monday workshop started at 11am, with registration at 10:30, and the conference ended Wednesday around 5pm. An optional one-day symposium occurred on Thursday.

Who attended? Anyone interested in understanding and resolving the segregation problems resulting from the blending of dry particulates in the process industries.
industrial practitioners, plant engineers, process engineers, machine/process designers, formulation scientists and industrial scientists
scientists, scholars, modellers, experimentalists, teachers & students.

For the BSF2019-US Conference Schedule, please click on the link below:

https://particles-compacts.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/BSF2019-combined-programme.pdf

BSF2019-EU

Planned and organised by SciFora, the first Blending & Segregation Forum in Europe was hosted by MercuryLab at the U Parkhotel on the campus of the University of Twente 09-12 December 2019.  

The multiple events were organized and steered by the following Scientific Committee:

Thomas Weinhart, Chair— Multiscale Mechanics, University of Twente

Jean LeFloch– SciFora Scientific Forums

The Scientific Conference portion of the Forum (Tuesday & Wednesday) included keynote speakers who anchored four technical sessions:

  • Mike Bradley–Professor in Particle and Bulk Technologu, Director of the Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology, Head of the Greenwich Manufacturing Group at the University of Greenwich
  • Jan Wieringa— Lead Scientist, Unilever, NL
  • Paul Mort— Professor at Purdue University; 24 years of experience at P&G
  • Anthony Thornton—  Professor of Granular Materials, University of Twente and co-founder of MercuryLab
  • Nico Gray— Professor of Applied Mathematics, University of Manchester
  • Stefan Luding— Professor of Multiscale Mechanics, Faculty of Engineering Technology, University of Twente
  • Benjy Marks– Lecturer, School of Civil Engineering, University of Sydney

For complete details of BSF2019-EU, click on the following link:

https://particles-compacts.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Nov-22-combined-program.pdf