Francisco joined Jenike & Johanson in 1994. His experience in both pneumatic conveying and particulate systems has greatly increased the technical support and consulting which the firm offer in these two fields. He has designed reliable handling systems for a wide range of materials, especially for the mining industry. He has published numerous papers on the storage and flow of bulk solids. He lectures frequently on solids handling and pneumatic conveying, and has participated in international conferences. He is a Professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department of the Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María in Valparaíso, Chile where he teaches “Bulk Solids Handling”. Francisco studied Mechanical Engineering at the Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María, Chile, and received both a Master’s degree and a Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh.