Assistant Professor Heather N. Emady received her doctorate in chemical engineering from Purdue University, where she identified granule formation mechanisms from droplet impact and penetration into powder beds. Emady’s research encompasses particulate process and product design.
Total projects: 10
Studying the correlation between particulate composition and the resulting particle size of pharmaceuticals will lead to more efficient drug-making processes.
Researching the optimal conditions for heat transfer in rotary drums will help reduce energy consumption for chemical processing industries.
Modelling the flowability of bulk-solids will help in more efficient industrial handling and processing of powder raw materials.
Being able to predict the flowability of powders will lead to improved handling, higher efficiency, and lower waste and energy consumption.
Studying granular materials will help establish a correlation between their physical and performance properties.
Exploring properties that affect the granulation of pharmaceutical materials can help reduce energy consumption by preventing wastage.
Studying the effects of particle size, fill level and rotational speed on heat transfer in rotary drums will enable reduced energy usage.
Studying the modes of heat transfer in a rotary drum will guide industry users to better determine process parameters such as rotation rate.
Analyzing the properties and performance of natural materials will create more efficient methods of handling and storing them.
By studying the critical size range of particles, the amount of energy used to produce products in a variety of industries can be minimized.