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.

What Members Say

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

“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.”