Measuring Powder Properties: Flow, Fluidization, Surface Charge, and Zeta Potential


This one-day seminar is designed to provide an introduction to the measurement of powder flow, fluidization, surface charge, and zeta potential. The theoretical basis behind the measurements will be covered as well as the instrumentation and test methods. Additionally, the various test methods will be described and real world application examples discussed. The seminar will conclude with a hands-on session which will include sample loading, test setup, measurements, and data interpretation.

Date: 2019-05-22 , 09:00 - 17:00
Venue: Rice University, Houston, United States, Brockman Hall for Physics Rm 103
Language: English
Trainer: Dr. Thomas Luxbacher, Dr. Abhi Shetty

Dr. Thomas Luxbacher is the International Product Manager for surface analysis equipment at Anton Paar. He has been responsible for the surface analysis product line since 2003 and focuses on the development, optimization and marketing activities of this product line. He has a PhD in Technical Chemistry from the Technical University of Graz (Austria) and gained a broad range of work experience in different fields before joining Anton Paar GmbH.

Dr. Abhishek Shetty is the Lead Scientist for the Rheology division at Anton Paar USA. Dr. Shetty has extensive expertise in new product and process development, leading large commercialization teams, discovery projects, new technology evaluation and new product innovation. As Lead Scientist for Rheology at Anton Paar USA, Dr. Shetty's work includes partnering with business and collaboration partners in academia and industry to discover new testing needs. Dr. Shetty's work with teams spans across the globe to develop new advanced applications pertaining to rheology, using advanced rheometric tools. Dr. Shetty received his degrees in Chemical Engineering from National Institute of Technology Karnataka (BS) and University of Michigan (MS) (Ph.D).

Costs: Free but regisration is required
End of registration: 2019-05-21

Contact person and registration:
Mr. Darin Hunter
Tel.: +1 - 832 - 291 - 1313