Experts in Spray Applications

The seminar presenters include several engineers from Spray Analysis and Research Services at Spraying Systems Company. The presentations include background on nozzles and the physics of atomization, practical advice on identifying and resolving spray performance problems, and an overview of the many products and services offered by Spraying Systems Co.

Mr. Rudolf J. Schick, Vice President

  • More than 25 years of experience in spray analysis and technology
  • Leader of global research for Spraying Systems Company
  • Invited speaker at many global conferences related to spray technology
  • Board member: Institute of Liquid Atomization and Spray Systems (ILASS)
  • Board member: Industrial Advisory Council of the University of Illinois (UIC)
  • Active member of American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM) Subcommittee E29 on Particle Size Measurement
  • Recent author in the Atomization and Sprays journal


Dr. Kyle M. Bade, Research Engineer

  • Over 10 years of experience with spray analysis and research covering a wide range of industrial applications
  • Extensive experience using many fluid mechanics measurement techniques for spray characterization and turbulent & laminar flow (PDI, PDPA, Laser Diffraction, LDV, PIV, LSI, hot wires, High-Speed Imaging)
  • Author of many technical journal articles published in the Atomization and Sprays, Journal of Fluid Mechanics & Physics of Fluids journals
  • Active member in the ILASS and APS-DFD technical conferences
  • Ph.D., M.Sc., and B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering


Ms. Kathleen Brown, Research Engineer

  • Over 15 years of experience at Spraying Systems Company in testing, modeling, and application support
  • Specialization in Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and Finite Element Analysis (FEA), with a focus in pollution control, gas/spray interaction applications, and flow induced vibration
  • Active member of ILASS, AAPS, and ASME technical groups
  • BS in General Engineering
  • PE Mechanical Certification
  • MBA