“The scientist is motivated primarily by curiosity and a desire for truth.’’ Irving Langmuir

 You have a hypothesis, you do an experiment, and then you either confirm your initial idea or you don’t. But for me, that’s less of a challenge and more of a learning opportunity for the next project.


Research is an active, diligent and systematic process of inquiry in order to discover, interpret or revise facts, events, behaviors or theories, or to make practical applications with the help of such facts, laws or theories.


Major Research Interest


Powders are used extensively across a wide range of industries- they possess many valuable properties and benefits. However, they are also challenging materials with bulk flow properties that are difficult to predict, even within simple process operations. They change their behavior and performance depending on their environment- conditions, etc. Poor understanding of a powder's behavior in response to these behaviors can lead to production stoppages, inefficiency and poor quality or out of spec products.

Currently working to decode the relationships between particle geometry and unit operations in ore preparation, such as grinding and flotation




 Effect of grinding on particle morphology by image analysis


 Effect of particle shape on concentration of industrial mineral particles


 Flotation, particle-bubble adhesion and wetting, column flotation,


 Particle characterization (shape, surface roughness, shape factor).


 Coal washing and optimization of the DM circuits


 Flocculation and agglomeration


 Effect of ultrasound on the flotation
   8. Dynamic image analysis of particles in mineral processing appliations


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