About the Center


Advancement in Energy Efficiency

NSF has approved CARD as the first center in the United States dedicated to developing energy-efficient technologies for drying moist, porous materials. This center will be unique in its focus to assisting U.S. manufacturing industries become environmentally sustainable.  Enhancements in drying processes to yield a measurable impact on global energy conservation and product quality.

The Center’s commitments:

  • U.S.-led innovation that leapfrogs the capabilities of other countries.
  • Commercialization of advanced research.
  • Global competitiveness of our industrial partners.