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Dr. Hao Feng Retires

We wanted to share that Professor Hao Feng has retired from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) and will become the director of a new center (Urban Food Systems) at North Carolina A&T University. This is an incredible opportunity for Dr. Feng and we wish him all the best. Dr. Feng received both his […]

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Winners of IDS 2022 Oral Presentations & Posters

At the recent International Drying Symposium (IDS 2022) held at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Mass. and co-hosted by CARD and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the following students were recognized for their outstanding contributions in drying research and innovation: Nora Ruprecht received the Best Student Oral Presentation award Jacob Bouchard received the Honorable Mention […]

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Winners of the IDS Award Banquet

At the recent International Drying Symposium (IDS) held at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Mass. and co-hosted by CARD and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Professor Patrick Perré received the Arun Mujumdar Medal. The IDS series was established in 1978 by Professor Arun S. Mujumdar of McGill University in Montreal. In addition, Professor Wilhelm Schabel received […]

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CARD Member Mondelez Acquires Clif Bar

We wanted to share that our member Mondelēz International recently announced an agreement to acquire Clif Bar & Company, advancing the company’s strategy to reshape its portfolio to sustain higher long-term growth. Read more. 

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CARD Researchers Tour Sappi Pulp and Paper Mill

On June 16th, a CARD team led by Dr. Yuxiang (Shawn) Liu, visited the integrated pulp and paper mill of Sappi located in Maine. Having the opportunity to see the mill in full operation will greatly assist researchers with future industrial drying projects.

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Mengqiao Yang Graduates with PhD

Long-time CARD student Mengqiao Yang graduated with a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) this week. Mengqiao has been actively working with CARD on energy-efficient drying innovation and research since the beginning. Now he is Dr. MQ!!! We are so proud of him.

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Shao Earns Dean’s Award for Excellence in Research

It is with great pleasure that we announce that Chenhui Shao, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Science & Engineering at University of Illinois, Urbana- Champaign, was named one of this year’s recipients of The Grainger College of Engineering Dean’s Award for Excellence in Research in the Assistant Professor category. The award honors faculty who have demonstrated […]

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Elif Asar Wins Sustainability Competition

We are pleased to announce that PhD candidate M. Elif Asar Sarikaya was selected as the winner of WPI’s 14th Annual Sustainability Project Competition.  She presented “Reducing Carbon Footprint of Energy-Intensive Industrial Drying by Novel Drying Methods” which was judged by regional sustainability experts, WPI faculty, and staff. This is her second time receiving this […]

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Luis Luna Successfully Completes Preliminary Exam

We are pleased to announce that Luis Luna, a graduate student at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign successfully completed the preliminary exam required for his Ph.D. degree. The title of the project was “Development and Evaluation of Spray Drying Nozzles to Improve the Stability and Particle Size Control of Powders.“ We are so proud of […]

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Zahra Noori O’Connor Wins 1st Place at WPI Competition

Worcester Polytechnic Institute PhD candidate, Zahra Noori O’Connor, won first place at Graduate Research Innovation Exchange (GRIE) for the third time. GRIE is an annual event that gives WPI graduate students the chance to present their research to colleagues and professors from the WPI community and beyond, and receive feedback from the judges and attendees. […]

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