Discovery Park Undergraduate Research Internship Program

"Powder Flowability of Food and Pharmaceutical Materials"

About the Project

Project Time & Type:
Summer 2015 - DURI
Research area(s):
Materials, ChE, Mechanical Eng, ABE, Food & Pharmaceutics
Project Description:
The project deals with determining the powder flow properties of several materials that are food and pharmaceutical relevance. The use of a couple of instruments will be necessary. The outcome will help in determining further steps on the processing towards arriving at food or pharmaceutical products
Expected Student Contributions:
The student will start by using recommendations of use of specific equipment to understand how the equipment works and the type of data collected. Then, almost immediately the student needs to start developing tailored methods for the powders under study.
Related Website(s):
None
Desired Qualifications:
One of the instruments requires understanding of Mohrs circles. The student should be able to understand thermodynamics, kinetics, mechanics of powders and overall some understanding of physicochemical properties of materials.
Estimated Weekly Hours:
40
Department awards independent research credits for this project?
Yes, 4 credit hours

Professor in Charge

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

Student Supervisor

Name:
TBD
Title:
grad student

Cooperating Faculty

Name:
Jim Litster
Deptartment/College:
ChE/Engineering