George Klinzing

Office of Research, University of Pittsburgh
Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, 1963

George E. Klinzing earned his B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh in 1959 and was awarded a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University in 1963. He has spent his career researching materials processing, specifically pneumatic conveying. Administrative interests revolve around fostering an environment of collaboration, support, and encouragement for research faculty, staff, and students. Activities include yearly trips with faculty to visit federal agency officials in Washington, D.C.; counseling researchers in their innovation commercialization efforts; and overseeing policy initiatives aimed at creating fair and equitable collaboration among Pitt researchers, industry, and government. He has given over 200 technical presentations at professional meetings, universities, and industries both nationally and internationally, and has advised 25 Ph.D. students and 54 M.S. students.

Most Cited Publications
  1. "Pneumatic conveying of solids: a theoretical and practical approach," Klinzing, George E., Farid Rizk, R. Marcus, and L. S. Leung, Vol. 8. (2011).
  2. "Incipient motion of solid particles in horizontal pneumatic conveying," Cabrejos, Francisco J., and George E. KlinzingPowder Technology 72, no. 1 (1992)
  3. "Pickup and saltation mechanisms of solid particles in horizontal pneumatic transport," Cabrejos, Francisco J., and George E. KlinzingPowder technology 79, no. 2 (1994)
  4. "Pressure fluctuations in pneumatic conveying systems," Dhodapkar, Shrikant V., and George E. KlinzingPowder Technology 74, no. 2 (1993)
  5. "Characterization of bulk solids to assess dense phase pneumatic conveying," Sanchez, Luis, Nestor Vasquez, George E. Klinzing, and Shrikant Dhodapkar., Powder Technology 138, no. 2-3 (2003)
Recent Publications
  1. " Historical review of pneumatic conveying," Klinzing, G.E.KONA Powder and Particle Journal, (35), 150-159, (2018)
  2. "A correlation for particle velocities in pneumatic conveying," Klinzing, G.E., & Basha, O.M., Powder Technology, 310, 201-204, (2017)
  3. "Review of unusual and some unexplained phenomena in pneumatic conveying," Klinzing, G.E., Particulate Science and Technology, 34(4), 424-431, (2016)
  4. "Novel, unusual and new videos and pictures in pneumatic conveying," Klinzing, G.E.Powder Technology, 296, 53-58, (2016)
  5. "Solid Transport and Handling," Klinzing, G.Production, Handling, and Characterization of Particulate Materials, 479-513, (2015)

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