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

Sheyla Ramsay
Senior Technical Leader
PepsiCo, Inc.

“For my industry, innovation is our lifeblood. We want access to the latest drying innovation that creates breakthrough science while enhancing Sustainability goals.  CARD helps us in our mission to delight our consumers and build our industry leadership position.”