Congratulations to Eric E. A. Janz who was selected as the winner of the 2022 NAMF Award for Excellence and Sustained Contribution to Mixing Research and Practice. The Award was presented to Eric on the 15th of November 2022 at the NAMF Award Dinner during the AIChE Annual Meeting in Phoenix, Arizona. Eric also presented a summary of some of his work entitled, “The Progression of Computational Fluid Dynamics as a Tool for Process and Equipment Design in Mixing” at the NAMF Award Lecture.
Eric Janz is a Faculty of Practice in the School of Engineering at the University of Dayton, and the Founder of the consulting firm Engineered Analysis and Results, LLC. He has over 25 years of experience in the field of mixing.
He worked at Chemineer, Inc. in various roles from 1996 through 2021. He spent seven years in sales support as an Application Engineer, followed by leadership roles in Production Engineering, Quality, New Product Development, and R&D. In the engineering and development roles, chemical and mechanical engineering were strongly intertwined. He holds two patents for mixing equipment. In 2018 he moved into a full-time faculty position at the University of Dayton School of Engineering.
Eric’s work included extensive equipment design for general applications and customer-specific needs. He has excelled at developing experimental and computational methods to advance product and process development work. He led the technical development of the Chemineer Expert Design System, which integrated real-time mechanical and process response design, optimization, and quotation of mixing equipment.
He graduated from the University of Dayton with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Chemical Engineering in 1996 and 1998, respectively. He is currently working on a Doctor of Engineering in Materials Engineering focusing on simulating the mechanical impact of transient heat transfer, with expected completion in 2023.