Kansas State University - Bulk Solids Innovation Center
607 N. Front Street
Salina, KS 67401
Raju Dandu, Ph.D., Professor
Dr. Raju Dandu is a professor of Mechanical Engineering Technology at Kansas State University Polytechnic 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.
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.
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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There are many lodging options in Salina, Kansas. The Salina Area Chamber of Commerce website lists all accommodation options in the area.
- Salina Regional Airport has multiple flights daily to and from Denver, CO and Chicago, IL. It is located approximately 15 minutes from the Bulk Solids Innovation Center.
- Manhattan Regional Airport offers direct daily flights from Chicago/O'Hare and Dallas/Fort Worth and is approximately 1 hour from the Bulk Solids Innovation Center.
- Wichita’s Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport is approximately 1.5 hours from the Bulk Solids Innovation Center.
- Kansas City International Airport is approximately 3 hours from the Bulk Solids Innovation Center.
Salina, Kansas has many attractions, shopping, and dining for visitors to the city. The Visit Salina website highlights many of these offerings as well as a community calendar with events in the area.