KMUTT Talk Title: “Powder Stickiness Research at University of Queensland”Posted on October 27, 2016

KMUTT Talk Title: “Powder Stickiness Research at University of Queensland”

Speaker: Assoc.Prof.Dr. Tony Howes, School of Chemical Engineering, The University of Queensland, Australia
Wednesday 9 November 2016, 01.00 pm – 04.30 pm, Sanan Sumit Meeting, The 9th floor, Office of the President Building.

– The Production of Spray Dried Sugar Rich Fruit Juices
– The Effects of Proteins and Other Additives on Milk and Other Products’ Drying
– Modelling and The Characterization of Drying Quality
– The Development of Equipment and Other Tools to Help Study These Problems

Please register here : before November 7, 2016



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Biography of Dr. Tony Howes

Tony Howes graduated from UQ in 1983 with a degree in chemical engineering, and after 6 months working on a novel fluid bed retort system for oil shale (!) went to Cambridge, UK, where he worked with Malcolm Mackley as his first PhD student on what is now the “Oscillating Baffled Reactor”. His dissertation was awarded the 1988 Danckwerts-Maxwell prize for best thesis in that year. A postdoctoral year at Brown University working on patterns in fluid data sets was followed by 3 ½ years in ICI’s Corporate Colloid Science Group, where he worked on theory and application of a novel atomiser.

Since 1993 Tony has been at The University of Queensland teaching, supervising and doing research. His work (largely in collaboration with Bhesh Bhandari in Food Science) on sticky droplet spray drying has been extensively published and cited – at present Bhandari and Howes papers are in the top-10 most cited in Drying Technology, Journal of Food Engineering and International Journal of Food Properties.

Tony has also worked on a variety of other particle problems, including solid state fermentation, regimes in rotating drums, yoghurt rheology, crystallisation, and prilling. At UQ he co-ordinates an innovative programme where students are placed in industry for a research project, and actively reflect on their learning and interact with UQ staff while in industry. In 2008 he was nominated for a University Teaching Excellence Award for his efforts on this programme.