During the celebration of the 1st International Conference on Processing, Handling and Characterization of Particulate Materials (PARMAT2017) organized by eight Working Parties of the European Federation of Chemical Engineering (EFCE) and in the frame of the WCCE10-ECCE11-ECAB4, Prof. Rimantas Kačianauskas from Vilnius Gediminas Technical University received a commemorative plaque on behalf of the Working Party on Mechanics of Particulate Solids for his outstanding contributions to the field.
Prof. Rimantas Kačianauskas (right) receiving the commemorative plaque from Prof. Álvaro Ramírez-Gómez (left), chairman of the Working Party on Mechanics of Particulate Solids of the European Federation of Chemical Engineering
The European Federation of Chemical Engineering (EFCE) godfathered the Bulk Solids Centre Czech Republic (BSC) providing during all this time advice, guidance and experience through the Working Party on Mechanics of Particulate Solids (WPMPS). This new workplace in the Czech university is an open space for international collaborations across Europe and beyond in fields associated with bulk solids handling. Here, you will find a research group plenty of energy and enthusiasm headed by Prof. Jiri Zegzulka, internationally recognised for his expertise in this field, with modern facilities, tools and equipment to face new challenges.
The opening ceremony of BSC was on 8th April 2016 in the Innovation Centre VSB-TU Ostrava. The Working Party on Mechanics of Particulate Solids of EFCE represented by its chairman Prof. Álvaro Ramírez-Gómez opened the centre.
The opening ceremony (from the left): Assoc. Prof. S. Mišák, Assoc. Prof. A. Király,
Prof. Dr. Á. Ramírez-Gómez, Prof. Dr. J. Zegzulka