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Expert in Filtration and Fluid-Particle Separation; Papermaking and Paper Product Properties

Expert ID: 718554 New York, USA

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For the past 10 years, Expert has been involved in research on filtration and separation problems. He has extensive experimental and theoretical experience in air and gas filtration in fibrous and granular media, and is also involved in filtration in aqueous systems using fibrous and granular beds. Separation of suspensions by cake filtration is also another area in which he has experience.

Expert is currently studying a number of applications of fluid and particle separation operations, including sedimentation, cake filtration, depth filtration (deep bed filtration), and aerosol filtration. Applications in paper making operations is a one focus in his research.

Expert's primary area of research is understanding fluid solid mechanics and fundamentals in the wet-end operation of papermaking. His concentration is in de-watering, drainage, and fine particle retention. His other goals are polymeric retention of drainage aids, their function, evaluation, and performance. Expert possesses a thorough understanding of retention, the action of polymers, and the interactions of retention aids under various conditions.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Rochester, New York - Syracuse, New York - Utica, New York

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Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1985 Degree: Ph.D. Subject: Chemical Engineering Institution: Clarkson University
Year: 1982 Degree: M.S. Subject: Chemical Engineering Institution: Clarkson University
Year: 1980 Degree: B.S. Subject: Chemical Engineering Institution: University of Madras, Madras, India

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1992 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Professor Department: Faculty of Paper Science and Engineering Responsibilities: Expert is currently a professor teaching chemical engineering and surface and colloidal science applications.
Years: 1988 to 1992 Employer: State University of New York Title: Assistant Professor Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1985 to 1988 Employer: Syracuse University Title: Research Associate Department: Responsibilities:

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 1994 to Present Agency: U.S. Department of Energy; National Science Foundation; U.S. Department of Agriculture Role: Principal Investigator, Co-Principal Investigator Description: Expert has directed various research projects for these government agencies as principal or co-principal investigator. Projects included investigations of transport in porous media, consolidation of fibrous suspensions, characterization of fibrous media and flow and diffusion through such media.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Expert is a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), the American Filtration Society, and the Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry (TAPPI). He is also an Associate Member of the Polymer Research Institute, SUNY-CESF.
Awards / Recognition
Expert received the Gold Medal and Govinda Rau Memorial Prize, University of Madras, for graduating with the best academic record in his field.
Publications and Patents Summary
Expert has a U.S. patent on drainage characterization of pulp suspensions. He has over 40 publications in scientific and engineering journals, and 20 chapters in books and conference proceedings.

Additional Experience

Training / Seminars
Expert has presented courses in colloidal and surface properties of suspensions of interest in papermaking and filtration. He has presented talks and papers widely, averaging about 5 every year.
Other Relevant Experience
He has interacted widely and in depth with industries on research projects and continues to do so.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
Hindi Expert is fluent in Hindi.
Telugu He is fluent in Telugu.

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