Congratulations to Richard Granville who was recently elected Fellow of the AIChE.
The grade of Fellow is awarded to members in recognition of significant professional accomplishments and contributions in engineering. This is the highest grade of membership and is achieved only through election by the AIChE BOD, generally upon recommendation of the AIChE Admissions Committee through whom all nominations for election to Fellow are processed.
Richard Grenville is Director of Mixing Technology at Philadelphia Mixing Solutions and Adjunct Professor at Rowan University and the University of Delaware. He has over 30 years of experience in the field of mixing. He studied Chemical Engineering at the University of Nottingham in the U.K., graduating in 1983, and started work as an Applications Engineer for Chemineer Ltd. sizing agitators and static mixers in response to customers’ inquiries. 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. 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. In 2013 Richard joined Philadelphia Mixing Solutions as Director of Mixing Technology where he is responsible for developing solutions for customers’ mixing problems which may include 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 in the U.K.