The National Science Foundation has approved Phase II funding for CARD. This will allow CARD to build upon five years of successful drying innovations in order to help reduce the considerable energy consumption by manufacturers across varying industries. According to Jamal Yagoobi, director of CARD and head of WPI’s Department of Mechanical Engineering, “The NSF’s […]
The most recent issue of TAPPI Journal, an internationally recognized technical publication that publishes the latest research on forest products, features research by CARD. The project is called: “Fundamental understanding of removal of liquid thin film trapped between fibers in the paper drying process.” The team working on this project includes Jamal Yagoobi, Zahra Noori, […]
Fidele Abedi took second place in the annual Food Science and Human Nutrition Department Graduate Student Poster symposium at the University of Illinois. Fidele’s Poster focused on modeling stress/strain impacts on bananas during drying. Fidele was one of six finalists in the oral presentation category. The aim of this competition is to showcase innovative research […]
Congratulations Zahra Noori! She was selected as top presenter in Graduate Students of WPI’s 13th Annual Sustainability Project Competition for her project: “Experimental Study of Drying of Paper with Ultrasound Mechanism.” The projects competing in the competition each address a present societal need without compromising the ability to meet the needs of future generations. Projects […]
We are very pleased to announce that one of our research students, M. Elif Asar Sarikaya was selected as a top presenter among the graduate students at WPI’s 13th Annual Sustainability Project Competition Exhibition with her presentation titled “Reducing Carbon Footprint of Energy-Intensive Industrial Drying by Smart Dryers”.
Congratulations to M. Elif Asar Sarikaya, PhD candidate in Mechanical Engineering at WPI! She was recently awarded 1st place and People’s Choice award at WPI’s 3-Minute Thesis Competition (3MT) for her presentation titled “Smart Dryers for Paper Manufacturing”. She represents WPI at the 3MT Competition organized by the Northeastern Association of Graduate Schools (NAGS) on […]
We’ve just learned that UIUC’s PhD student Luis Luna has been awarded an internship by PepsiCo this summer, beginning May 17, 2021. Luis will be working with one of the R&D teams, virtually, in Plano, TX. Luis is earning his PhD in Food and Science at UIUC and is expected to graduate in 2022. Congratulations […]
We are pleased to announce that WPI PhD student, Zahra Noori, won first place at Graduate Research Innovation Exchange (GRIE) on April 6, 2021. GRIE is a poster celebration and competition at WPI that highlights the breadth, diversity, and quality of WPI’s graduate research. Sponsored by the Office of the Provost and the Dean of […]
We are pleased to announce that Milad Farzad, PhD Student of Professor Jamal Yagoobi in Mechanical Engineering at WPI, was recently hired as an R&D Senior Engineer by PepsiCo, one of our current CARD Members. Milad expects to graduate in May, 2021. Congratulations, Milad!