Discovery Park Undergraduate Research Internship Program

"Improving flowability of Powders"

About the Project

Project Time & Type:
Spring 2016 - DURI
Research area(s):
Materials,Thermodynamics, Chemistry,
Project Description:
Movement or flow of powders is usually unpredictable. This projects aims to understand the factors affecting flow in order to add additives for improving flow properties. Materials used for this study are relevant to food and Pharmaceuticals.
Expected Student Contributions:
The intern will work closely with the postdoc to evaluate various potential additives for flow improvement using various analytical instrumentation methods.
Related Website(s):
None
Desired Qualifications:
GPA > 3.2. Courses in chemistry, thermodynamics is desirable. Junior and Senior undergraduates are encouraged but sophomores could be considered.
Estimated Weekly Hours:
9
Department awards independent research credits for this project?
Yes, 3 credit hours

Professor in Charge

Name:
Carvajal, Teresa
Deptartment/College:
agricultural and biological engineering

Student Supervisor

Name:
Afolawemi Afolabi
Title:
Post-doctoral Fellow

Cooperating Faculty

Name:
Rodolfo Pinal
Deptartment/College:
IPPH/Pharmacy
Name:
David Bahr
Deptartment/College:
Materials/Engineering