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Kansas State Bulk Solids Innovation Center

Course Instructors

Shawn Clemmer
Mr. Shawn Clemmer is currently the Senior Systems Engineer for Coperion K-Tron. He has 15 years of experience in designing and troubleshooting material handling systems. Mr. Clemmer holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering Technology from Kansas State University. 

Cory Downing

Mr. Cory Downing is currently the Vice President of Engineering at Vortex Valves. He has 19 years of diverse business experience in corporate, design, plant and manufacturing roles. Mr. Downing received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and M.S. in Engineering/Industrial Management, both from Kansas State University.

Jack Hilbert
Mr. Jack Hilbert is the Pneumatic conveying expert for HATCH Associates and Consulting. Prior to joining HATCH he was the owner of Pneumatic Conveying Consultants. He is currently engaged as a technical consultant in the area of bulk handling and dust collection to the power, plastic, petrochemical, mineral, chemical, food cement, tire and technical rubber industries. He possesses over 40 years of experience in pneumatic conveying. Mr. Hilbert received his B.S. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Penn State University. He is a registered Professional Engineer in New Jersey and New York.

Dr. Johnselvakumar Lawrence
Dr. Johnselvakumar Lawrence currently holds the position of Research Director with the Bulk Solids Innovation Center. He formerly served as the lead researcher and director at IntelliFarms. He holds a M.S. in Agricultural Processing from Tamil Nadu Agricultural University and a Ph.D. in Agricultural and Biological Engineering from Purdue University.

Dr. Madhusudan Kodam
Dr. Madhusudan Kodam is currently an Associate Research Scientist for The Dow Chemical Company. He possesses a M.E. in Mechanical Engineering from Indian Institute of Science and a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University.

Jason Krbec
Mr. Jason Krbec serves as Engineering Manager at CV Technology in Jupiter, Florida. CV Technology specializes in complete explosion and fire protection solutions for the prevention and mitigation of explosions and fire hazards that result from the manufacturing and handling of dry bulk materials. Mr. Krbec holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Florida.

Pat Mahoney
Mr. Pat Mahoney currently holds the position of Global Systems Manager at Coperion K-Tron. He has a combined 24 years of experience in systems engineering and sales. He possesses a B.S. in Milling Science and Management from Kansas State University.

Michael May
Mr. Michael May is Director of Dense Phase Technology at Coperion K-Tron. He has 20 years of pneumatic conveying and dust collection experience in the mineral, chemical, mining, cement, food, and rubber industries doing everything from selling, sizing, managing, start-ups, and servicing. Which has given him a great deal of experience and knowledge with a very large number of materials and processes. 

Steve Reed
Mr. Steve Reed, Director of Engineering at Kasa Industrial Controls, has been with Kasa for more than 20 years. Steve is responsible for hiring and training engineers, as well as being instrumental in Kasa's involvement in grain handling. Mr. Reed obtained his B.S. in Electrical Engineering Technology from Kansas State University.