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CARD May Meeting Highlights

Last week, May 15 – 17, 2024, we held our Spring Industry Advisory Board Meeting (IAB) at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. It was attended by 45 registrants that included members, guests, faculty, students, and administrative staff. Our students did a great job presenting project and poster results. Members had several opportunities to meet and […]

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Honoring Dr. Irfan Ahmad

CHAMPAIGN – Dr. Irfan Ahmad, long-time UIUC Professor, CARD Co-Director, community member, and healthcare advocate died unexpectedly of respiratory complications Wednesday night at age 66. Dr. Ahmad was an active member of the Central Illinois community. He is survived by his wife, a son, a daughter, and two grandsons. Irfan came to the United States […]

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Stanford Research Institute Joins CARD

We are pleased to share that the Stanford Research Institute (SRI) is our newest member. SRI has been tackling challenges in climate and sustainability for decades. With the addition of the SRI Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), they are even better positioned to take on one of this century’s defining challenges. A new technology from […]

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Jamal Yagoobi’s Innovative Drying Technologies are in the News

George F. Fuller Professor of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, and director of the Center for Advanced Research in Drying, Jamal Yagoobi, and his work, are much in the news. His expertise in “heat” – the theoretical, numerical, and experimental study of heat transfer and mass transport enhancement – has helped keep electronic equipment from overheating […]

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UNISCRAP Joins CARD as Newest Member

  We are pleased to share that UNISCRAP has joined CARD as our newest member. UNISCRAP is a waste treatment company specializing in RVM Recycling systems, Clean Energy, Solar, Waste to Resource, and Composting Technologies. UNISCRAP has offices in Greece, United States, India, Uganda, and their plan is to grow to 50 countries under the […]

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Jacob Bouchard Successfully Defends PhD

We are pleased to share that CARD researcher and WPI student, Jacob Bouchard, successfully defended his PhD entitled, “MEASUREMENT AND MODELING OF WATER IN POROUS MEDIA USING MILLIMETER-WAVE AND TERAHERTZ SPECTROSCOPY” on December 4th, 2023. His work primarily dealt with the development of a novel non-contact moisture sensor for the Smart Dryer test bed. His […]

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IPG Photonics Joins CARD as Newest Member

We are pleased to share that IPG Photonics has joined CARD as our newest member. IPG Photonics is the leading developer and manufacturer of high-performance fiber lasers and amplifiers for diverse applications in numerous markets. Diverse lines of low, medium and high-power lasers and amplifiers are used in materials processing, communications, entertainment, medical, biotechnology, scientific […]

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IDS 2024 – 1st Announcement & Call for Papers

The 23rd International Drying Symposium (IDS 2024), which will be organized by the School of Food Science and Technology at Jiangnan University, will be held at the Worldhotel Grand Juna Hotel in Wuxi, China, November 22-25, 2024. IDS 2024 will continue the tradition of the IDS series, founded by Prof. Arun Mujumdar in 1978, as […]

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CARD’s Itamar Harris Awarded Mondelez Internship

Itamar Harris, a Ph.D. student of Professor Jamal Yagoobi at WPI and a Fulbright Fellow from Panama, was awarded an internship by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to work at Mondelez International from June 19 to September 29, 2023. Itamar Harris worked with the R&D team in East Hanover, NJ, under the supervision of Dr. […]

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CARD Student Poster Winners – October 2023

We are pleased to announce the following winners of CARD’s October 2023 poster competition that was held at CARD’s industry advisory board meeting, October 11 – 13, 2023. 1st Place: Itamar Harris, WPI – “Enhancement of Drying of Moist Porous Media with Phase Change Material” 2nd Place: Mucheng Li, WPI – “Optical Fiber Noses for […]

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