Award Lecture: Particle Dynamics in Fluidization and Fluid-Particle Systems: Part 2. Teaching Examples


  • Liang-Shih Fan The Ohio State University


The Chemical Engineering Division, ASEE, Union Carbide Lectureship Award winner for 1999.

Part 2 of the 1999 Union Carbide Award Lecture.

Author Biography

Liang-Shih Fan, The Ohio State University

L.-S. Fan is Distinguished University Professor and Chairman of the Department of Chemical Engineering at The Ohio State University. His expertise is in fluidi zation and multiphase flow, powder technology, and particulates reaction engineering. Professor Fan is the U.S. editor of Powder Technology and a consulting editor of the AJChE Journal and the International Journal of Multiphase Flow. He has authored or coauthored three books, including Principles of Gas-Solid Flows (with Chao Zhu; Cambridge University Press, 1998).

Professor Fan is the principal inventor (with R. Agnihotri) of a patented process, "OSCAR," for flue gas cleaning in coal combustion and is the Project Director for the OSCAR commercial demonstration, funded at $8.5 million as Ohio Clean Coal Technology, currently taking place at Ohio McCracken power plant on The Ohio State University campus.

He has served as thesis advisor for two BS, twenty-nine MS, and forty-two PhD students at Ohio State, and is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the AIChE.