Since the publication of the first edition of Canada, and Australia have increased teach- Handbook of Powder Science and Techlogy, ing, research, and training activities in areas the field of powder science and techlogy has related to particle science and techlogy. gained broader recognition and its various ar- In addition, it is worth mentioning the many eas of interest have become more defined and books and mographs that have been pub- focused. Research and application activities lished on specific areas of particle, powder, related to particle techlogy have increased and particle fluid by professional publishers, globally in academia, industry, and research technical societies and university presses. Also, institutions. During the last decade, many to date, there are many career development groups, with various scientific, technical, and courses given by specialists and universities on engineering backgrounds have been founded various facets of powder science and techl- to study, apply, and promote interest in areas ogy.