Polymer Processing Institute

Dr. David B. Todd, P.E.

Principal Consultant Emeritus

Polymer Processing Institute

377 Blanketflower Lane

West Windsor, NJ 08550


Tel: (609) 490-1524

Fax: (973) 642 4594

Email: dbtodd@aol.com




After a long association with PPI, Dr. Todd retired from PPI on his 80th Birth Day as of Dec. 21, 2005.

PPI honors him as Principal Consultant Emeritus and commemorated his 80th Birthday with a presentation of CD which contains the information about Biography, List of Publications and Patents and selected publications and all of his patents.  

We wish him a wonderful full time “Honey-Do” life with Marilyn in West Windsor, NJ.

Prior to his affiliation as a Principal Consultant with PPI, Dr. Todd became Vice President, Technology for APV when APV acquired Baker Perkins in 1987. Dr. Todd joined Baker Perkins in 1967, and became its Technical Director, at the time of its acquisition of the Podbielniak Centrifugal Contactor line from Dresser Industries, Inc. At Podbielniak, he was manager of Engineering and prior experience included several years with Shell Development Company where he headed a process Engineering Group. He received his B.S. and M.S. degree in Chemical Engineering at Northwestern University and his Ph.D. in the same field from Princeton University. A year of his graduate work included a Fulbright Fellowship at the Technical University of Delft in the Netherlands. His work has been primarily in the field of equipment design, polymer processing, mixing, extraction, fluidization and pelletizing.


Dr. Todd is a Research Professor in the Chemical Engineering Department at NJIT. He is a licensed professional Engineer in New Jersey, Illinois and Michigan. He holds 21 US patents and has authored over 100 technical articles. He is a Fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, the Society of Plastics Engineers, and a member of the American Chemical Society and the Polymer Processing Society.


In 1993, the Society of Plastics Engineers presented him with its International Award for Engineering and Technology. In 1997, the SPE’s Extrusion Division presented Dr. Todd with its Distinguished Service Award. In 1998, he received the NAMF Award for “sustained contributions to Mixing Research and Practice” from the AICHE. In 2002, the SPE Extrusion Division presented Dr.Todd with the “Heinz Herrman Award for Excellence in Twin Screw Extrusion”.


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