April 24-26, 2018Donald E. Stephens Convention CenterRosemont, IL

International Powder & Bulk Solids Schedule Viewer 2018

View, browse and sort the ever-growing list of sessions by pass type, track, and format. With this Session Scheduler, you can build your schedule in advance and access it during the show via export or with the Mobile App, once live. Sessions do fill up and seating is first come, first serve, so arrive early to sessions that you would like to attend.

John LawrenceResearch Director of Bulk Solids Innovation CenterKansas State University

John Lawrence serves as the research director of KSU Bulk Solids Innovation Center at Kansas State University (email: [email protected] ksu.edu), and manages the research, education, training and testing activities of the center. He is a bulk-solids-handling specialist, focusing in the areas of hopper/bin design, material-flow properties, material quality and processing, and pneumatic conveying and modeling. His research interests are powders and bulk solids flow in bins, hoppers, chute and feeders; pneumatic conveying of powders and bulk solids. More specifically, his work focuses on mass flow, funnel flow, segregation, ratholing and arching problems in bulk-solids handling and storage; particle degradation during pneumatic conveying; particle size and distribution analysis of powders; and moisture-sorption characteristics of various powders and bulk solids. Lawrence formerly served as the lead researcher and director at IntelliFarms, a grain-management company in Missouri. He holds a Ph.D. in agricultural and biological engineering from Purdue University, and did postdoctoral research at the University of Arkansas and at Kansas State University (Manhattan). Lawrence is a member of both American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) and American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE). He is a registered professional engineer. He is also Associate Editor for the ASABE journals, and serves as program chair for the PRS 702 group Crop & Feed Processing & Storage of ASABE. He has published many articles and presented his research at several scientific and professional conferences.