Jairo Paternina received his Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the Universidad Industrial, Santander, Colombia S.A. Subsequently, he received his post-graduate diploma in Bulk Solids Handling Technology and his M.Sc in Particulate Solids Handling both from Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland, United Kingdom. He worked as a process engineer for CB&I Lummus Technology prior to joining Jenike & Johanson in 2008. As a project engineer for Jenike & Johanson, he has been involved in analyzing and solving caking problems in the food and chemical industry. He is also active in troubleshooting and recommending corrective actions for solids flow problems, providing recommendations to avoid solid flow related problems in new installations, as well as designing customized handling equipment related to this field.