Dr. John Carson, president of Jenike & Johanson Inc, an engineering consulting firm specializing in the storage, flow and processing of powder and bulk solids, has been awarded the American Institute of Chemical Engineers 2015 Particle Technology Forum award.

 The Award recognizes a forum member’s lifetime outstanding scientific/technical contributions to the field of particle technology, as well as leadership in promoting scholarship, research, development, or education in this field.

‘John Carson has provided outstanding leadership to the bulk solids handling community for many years,’ said Timothy A. Bell, engineering fellow, DuPont Particle Technology Group. ‘Recognition of his contributions to technology, teaching, mentoring, and ASTM standards was long overdue.’

Dr. Carson is an author of more than 140 articles on various topics dealing with solids flow, including bin and feeder design, flow of fine powders, design of purge vessels, and structural failures of silos, he also lectures extensively on these and related topics.

Besides being a founding member of AIChE’s Powder Technology Forum, Dr. Carson belongs to ASME, ASCE, and ASTM International, where he is chair of subcommittee D18.24, ‘Characterization and Handling of Powders and Bulk Solids.’

This story is reprinted from material from Jenike & Johanson Inc, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.