Powder Technology is an International Journal on the Science and Technology of Wet and Dry Particulate Systems. Powder Technology publishes papers on all aspects of the formation of particles and their characterisation and on the study of systems containing particulate solids. No limitation is imposed on the size of the particles, which may range from nanometre scale, as in pigments or aerosols, to that of mined or quarried materials. The following list of topics is not intended to be comprehensive, but rather to indicate typical subjects which fall within the scope of the journal's interests:

  • Formation and synthesis of particles by precipitation and other methods.
  • Modification of particles by agglomeration, coating, comminution and attrition.
  • Characterisation of the size, shape, surface area, pore structure and strength of particles and agglomerates (including the origins and effects of inter particle forces).
  • Packing, failure, flow and permeability of assemblies of particles.
  • Particle-particle interactions and suspension rheology.
  • Handling and processing operations such as slurry flow, fluidization, pneumatic conveying.
  • Interactions between particles and their environment, including delivery of particulate products to the body.
  • Applications of particle technology in production of pharmaceuticals, chemicals, foods, pigments, structural, and functional materials and in environmental and energy related matters.
  • For materials-oriented contributions we are looking for articles revealing the effect of particle/powder characteristics (size, morphology and composition, in that order) on material performance or functionality and, ideally, comparison to any industrial standard.

Submissions will usually be overseen according to the following breakdown of specialties:

L.S. Fan (The Ohio State University, USA)
Fluidization, particulates and multiphase flows, particulates reaction engineering, modeling, measurements, and industrial processes and applications

A. Teleki (Uppsala University, Sweden)
Aerosols, nanoparticles, agglomeration, and functional material synthesis and applications

C.Y. Wu (University of Surrey, UK)
Particle characterization, particle mechanics, powder processing and handling, modeling and simulation

A.B. Yu (Monash University, Australia)
Granular dynamics and particle-fluid flow, particulate/granular systems and bulk solids handling, particle packing and structural analysis, comminution and attrition, material synthesis, process engineering and industrial applications

Editorial board


  • L.-S. Fan
    The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, United States of America

Executive Editors

  • P. Mort
    Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, United States of America
  • A. Teleki PhD
    Uppsala University Faculty of Pharmacy, Uppsala, Sweden
  • C. Wu
    University of Surrey, Guildford, United Kingdom
  • A.B. Yu
    Monash University, Clayton, Victoria, Australia

Editorial Board

  • M .J. Adams
    Birmingham, United Kingdom
  • G. Beaucage
    Cincinnati, Ohio, United States of America
  • M. Cargnello
    Stanford, California, United States of America
  • J.W. Carson
    Tyngsboro, Massachusetts, United States of America
  • X.D. Chen
    Xiamen, China
  • R. Cocco
    Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
  • M. O. Coppens PhD
    London, United Kingdom
  • R. Flagan
    Pasadena, California, United States of America
  • M. Ghadiri
    Leeds, United Kingdom
  • J.R. Grace
    Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • K. Higashitani
    Kyoto, Japan
  • H. Kamiya
    Tokyo, Japan
  • J. Li
    Beijing, China
  • J.D. Litster
    Sheffield, Indiana, UK
  • J.N. Michaels
    Newark, Delaware, United States of America
  • W. Peukert
    Erlangen, Germany
  • S. E. Pratsinis
    Zurich, Switzerland
  • P. Salatino
    Napoli, Italy
  • C. Schulz
    Duisburg, Germany
  • J.P.K. Seville
    Birmingham, United Kingdom
  • J. Sinclair Curtis PhD
    Sacramento, CA, United States of America
  • W Stark
    Zurich, Switzerland
  • S. Sundaresan
    Princeton, New Jersey, United States of America
  • G.I. Tardos
    New York, New York, United States of America
  • C. Thornton
    Birmingham, United Kingdom
  • A. Tsutsumi
    Bunkyo-Ku, Japan
  • C.H. Wang
    Singapore, Singapore
  • F. Wei
    Beijing, China
  • A.W. Weimer
    Boulder, Colorado, United States of America
  • C. Zhu
    Newark, New Jersey, United States of America