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WPI researchers put ‘red mud’ to use turning food waste into biofuel

WORCESTER – The shopping list for Price Chopper includes unsalted butter, applesauce, cheese, mashed potatoes, rice, canned chicken and green beans. The result? Not a meal, but a bio oil that researchers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute have combined with a new catalyst, called “red mud,” to improve its energy yield. “What it comes down to […]

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NASA Selects New Technologies for Flight Tests for Future Space Exploration

Through NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate’s Flight Opportunities program, six promising space technologies have been selected to be tested on commercial low-gravity-simulating aircraft and suborbital rockets. The opportunity to fly on these vehicles helps advance technologies closer to practical use by taking them from a laboratory environment to the real world. “The selected institutions will […]

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Chancellor’ 2018 CAPE Award

“CARD Co-Site/Innovation Director Irfan Ahmad at the University of Illinois recognized with the Chancellor’ 2018 CAPE Award for his contributions to the land-grant mission of the university involving research, education, and outreach.”

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Marcel Loncin Research Prize recipient – Pawan S. Takhar

Congratulations to Pawan Singh Takhar – recipient of the Marcel Loncin Research Prize The Marcel Loncin Research Prize, given every other year, was first awarded in 1994. It honors and provides research funding to an IFT member or nonmember scientist or engineer conducting basic chemistry/physics/engineering research applied to food processing and improvement of food quality. […]

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CARD joins the newly established NSF-funded $4M nanoManufacturing Node at the University of Illinois College of Engineering

“CARD joins the newly established NSF-funded $4M nanoManufacturing Node at the University of Illinois College of Engineering, coordinated through the UI Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology (CNST). This will enable CARD member companies and faculty to have access to a range of newly developed or yet to develop simulation and modeling tools, as part […]

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Asia-Pacific Drying Conference – Appreciation Award

Yagoobi received an appreciation award from 9th Asia-Pacific Drying Conference, held in Wuxi, China in September 2017, for his contributions to the field of Drying.    

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Excellence Award

Dr. Yagoobi received a special award entitled, “Excellence in Building a Unique Platform for Effective Cooperation between Universities and Industries” at the Nordic Baltic Drying Conference in June 2017.   

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