Interview: Reg Davies on the state of particle technology
Particles are more ubiquitous than many companies realize. The good news that particle technology resources are becoming more plentiful.
In 1998, Reg Davies retired after 24 years at DuPont, where he practiced and promoted particle technology through his technical and management roles. But Davies didn't retire from particle technology. A founder of DuPont's well-known Particle Science and Technology [PARSAT] group, he also helped co-found the International Fine Particle Research Institute [IFPRI], a private, international academic and industry consortium that supports particle technology research. Davies, IFPRI's president, was interviewed for Powder and Bulk Engineering by Mark Bumiller, secretary of the Particle Technology Forum and vice president of business development at Malvern Instruments. Bumiller spoke with Davies about the state of particle technology. [Editor's note: Find more information about the particle technology organizations mentioned in this article in the related sidebar, "Particle technology organizations," later in this article.]