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Kansas State Bulk Solids Innovation Center

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Center dedicated to study and education of powder and bulk material handling

Kansas State University - Bulk Solids Innovation Center

607 N. Front Street

Salina, KS 67401


Phone: 1- 785-576-2211

Email: bsic@k-state.edu



Raju Dandu

Raju Dandu, Ph.D., Professor



Dr. Raju Dandu is a professor of Mechanical Engineering Technology at Kansas State University Salina Campus and the director of the Bulk Solids Innovation Center. He holds a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from North Dakota State University, an M.S. and B.S. in mechanical, thermal, and nuclear power engineering, both from Slovak Technical University in Czechoslovakia, and an LAE in Automobile Engineering from Andhra Polytechnic.

Todd Smith

Todd Smith

Business and Strategy Manager


Todd Smith is Business and Strategy Manager at the Bulk Solids Innovation Center. Todd spent 35 years in the bulk solids industry, as Engineering Manager at MAC Equipment (now Schenck Process) and General Manager of Coperion K-Tron Salina and vice president of the company’s Global Systems Group. He has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Kansas State University and earned his M.B.A in 1998.

Kevin Solofra

Kevin Solofra

Laboratory Manager


Kevin Solofra is the Laboratory Manager for the Bulk Solids Innovation Center. Kevin earned a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Ceramic Engineering from the University of Missouri-Rolla (currently Missouri S&T). His professional experiences range from Research Engineering with Product Scale-Up through Process/Production Management. Kevin has worked in electro-ceramics for appliances, low wear ceramics and body armor, and most recently the glass industry for architectural, automotive, and glass insulation.

Location and Travel to the Center

The Bulk Solids Innovation Center, located in Salina, Kansas, is easily accessible from Interstate 70 and Interstate 135.

GPS Address: 607 North Front Street, Salina, Kansas

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