Shrikant V. Dhodapkar is a senior fellow in the Dow Plastics Process R&D Organization at Dow Inc., (Lake Jackson, TX, 77566; phone: 979-238-7940; email: [email protected]) and a fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. Shrikant holds a Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech.) degree in chemical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi (India) and earned M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in chemical engineering from the University of Pittsburgh. During the past 30 years, he has published extensively on various aspects of solids processing and contributed chapters to several handbooks, including the ninth edition of Perry’s Chemical Engineering Handbook. He has extensive industrial experience in designing and troubleshooting solids processing plants, with special expertise in pneumatic conveying, silo storage, separation, fluidization, drying, particle and powder characterization, mixing/blending, dosing, and coating technology. He is the past chair of AIChE’s Particle Technology Forum and past member of Chemical Technology Operating Council.