The Center for Advanced Research in Drying (CARD) is a National Science Foundation (NSF)-Sponsored Industry/University Cooperative Research Center (I/UCRC) devoted to research in drying of moist, porous materials such as food and other agricultural products, forestry products, chemical products, textiles, and biopharmaceuticals. CARD was founded by Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in Worcester, Massachusetts, lead institution, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.


WPI and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign jointly establish a new NSF I/UCRC

The Agency Awards a Grant to WPI and University of Illinois to Establish a Center Aimed at Making Industrial Drying More Efficient and Sustainable.


Learn more – WPI Press Release…
Learn more – Illinois Press Release…

2017 Semi-Annual Industry Advisory Board (IAB) Meeting

When: October 26-27
Where: Worcester Polytechnic Institute

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“The CARD mission is to achieve transformative breakthroughs in drying technologies. We expect these technologies will have a profound impact on U.S. manufacturing capabilities. Major innovations in this field, when commercialized, will positively affect production costs, process efficiency, energy sustainability, and product quality.”

Jamal S. Yagoobi, PhD
George I. Alden Professor and Head
Department of Mechanical Engineering, WPI
Director of CARD