Rajesh Davé, a problem-driven inventor whose relish for re-engineering tiny particles has led to advances in such diverse areas as weapons safety and drug delivery systems, while earning him a stream of patents, has been tapped by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) for one of its major career awards.
Davé, a distinguished professor of chemical, biological and pharmaceutical engineering, has won the organization’s 2015 Lectureship Award in Fluidization, a process for agitating solids such as powders and particles in order to make them behave like liquids. By fluidizing particles, engineers are able to adapt their structure and behavior to improve products ranging from cement, to cookies, to fuel, to cancer medications, to sunscreen, while making it faster and more efficient to manufacture them.
Ghislain Tchantchou, PhD student in the Department of Chemical, Biological and Pharmaceutical Engineering received the 2015 BME Innovation and Career Development Award which is a competitive travel award to attend the BMES annual meeting at TAMPA. This travel award is given to deserving students from underrepresented populations in biomedical engineering and provides a complimentary registration to the 2015 BMES Annual Meeting at the Tampa Convention Center and an $800 travel stipend to help cover meeting travel expense.
Ghislain Tchantchou's advisor is Dr. Sagnik Basuray, Assistant Professor in the Otto H. York Department of Chemical, Biological and Pharmaceutical Engineering.