Energy-efficient drying Innovation for industrial competitiveness

Energy-efficient drying Innovation for industrial competitiveness

CARD Advances Energy-Efficient Drying Innovation for Industrial Competitiveness. For the past five years, the Center for Advanced Research in Drying (CARD) has established itself as a vibrant and critical research center impacting industrial drying. As a National Science Foundation (NSF) Industry University Cooperative Research Center (IUCRC), CARD is a “gateway” program designed to open up university research to member companies.

With projects focused on novel drying technologies, innovative sensor development, and smart oven technologies, CARD has the knowledge, resources, and creativity to make a significant impact on businesses worldwide. 

NSF Approves CARD for Phase II Grant

We are proud to announce that CARD has been approved for Phase II funding (an additional 5 years) by the National Science Foundation (NSF). CARD is being rewarded for running an excellent program and delivering on breakthrough technologies in Phase I. A Phase II grant allows our Center to further grow and diversify its membership and research portfolio. We look forward to another great, five years. Read more.


CARD to Host IDS 2022 International Drying Symposium!

When: June 26 – 29, 2022
Where: Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA

The symposium is the world’s largest and most comprehensive drying symposium and is returning to the U.S. for the first time since 1986. CARD and USDA are also sponsoring a drying workshop prior to the event. It will include presentations from industry and academia on the advances in drying technologies. 

Click here to learn more about the Symposium. If you’d like to register, please do so here

What Members Say

Andrew Rosenthal
General Manager
Reading Thermal

“We value working with CARD because they are developing novel drying and sensor technologies that can help us build better equipment.  This in turn helps our customers develop high quality food products that can be reliably made with the most efficient techniques. The advancements from CARD push the industry forward towards energy efficiency and precision.”