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Kansas State Bulk Solids Innovation Center



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.


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.