Dr. John W. Carson

John joined Jenike & Johanson in 1970. His organizational ability and vision have played a key role in developing Jenike & Johanson to its present position, and his technical ability and wide experience in the field of storage and flow of solids have been recognized worldwide. He has published more than 140 articles and lectured on various topics dealing with solids flow, including bin and feeder design, flow of fine powders, design of purge vessels, and structural failures of silos. Besides being a founding member of AIChE’s Powder Technology Forum, he belongs to ASME, ASCE, and ASTM International, where he is former chair of committee D18.24,”Characterization and Handling of Powders and Bulk Solids.” John received his Bachelor’s degree from Northeastern University and a PhD from MIT, both in Mechanical Engineering.


Solids Handling Award, presented by The Institution of Mechanical Engineers (Britain) “in recognition of professional excellence in bulk solids handling technology”, presented at 7th World Congress of Chemical Engineering, Glasgow, July 2005

Permanently Invited Guest to European Federation of Chemical Engineering’s Working Party Mechanics of Particulate Solids, 2007 – present

Particle Technology Forum award, presented by American Institute of Chemical Engineers in recognition of “lifetime outstanding scientific/technical contributions to the field of particle technology, as well as leadership in promoting scholarship, research, development, or education in this field”, June 2015

A. Ivan Johnson Outstanding Achievement Award, presented by ASTM Committee D18 to “a member whose efforts have produced a particular outstanding result or significant contribution”, June 2016