Richard Grenville, Director of Mixing Technology at Philadelphia Mixing Solutions Ltd., is the recipient of the 2017 NAMF Award. The award is given by the North American Mixing Forum for excellence and sustained contributions to mixing research and practice.
After studying Chemical Engineering at the University of Nottingham he started work as an Applications Engineer for Chemineer Ltd. sizing agitators and static mixers in response to customers’ inquiries. Then, after a brief period working as a Process Engineer at Unilever Research, he went to work at the Fluid Mixing Processes consortium, which is managed by the British Hydromechanics Research Group, as a Project Engineer. His main area of research was mixing of non-Newtonian fluids. During this time, he also registered as a graduate student at Cranfield Institute of Technology and received his PhD in 1992.
In 1991 Richard joined DuPont as a mixing consultant in the Engineering department and worked on a wide variety of projects to manufacture, among others, fluorochemicals and polymers, various agricultural chemicals, water borne paint and fermentations. The last major project he worked on before leaving DuPont was the design of agitators in the saccharification reactors and fermenters for the Cellulosic Ethanol plant currently being commissioned in Nevada, IA.
Richard’s award is well deserved and is a testament of his knowledge and expertise in the industry. We are proud to work alongside him every day.
Ed Gamber, Vice President/Chief Technology Officer
In 2013 Richard joined Philadelphia Mixing Solutions as Director of Mixing Technology where he is responsible for developing solutions for customers’ mixing problems including lab-scale testing and scale-up.
Richard co-teaches courses on mixing at Rowan University in New Jersey and at the University of Delaware, is a Chartered Engineer, Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers and a Senior Member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. He is currently the president of the North American Mixing Forum.
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