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Mengqiao Yang Graduates with PhD

Former 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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Mengqiao Yang Successfully Defends PhD Dissertation!

Professor Jamal Yagoobi’s PhD student, Mengqiao Yang, successfully defended his PhD dissertation entitled “Drying of Moist Porous Media with Electrohydrodynamics and Development of Novel Atomizer for Spray Drying” on March 25, 2022. Mengqiao will join PPG Industries in Pittsburgh as a Process Modeling Engineer this summer. Congratulations to Dr. Yang!  We all wish him the best in […]

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Colin McMillian is May Meeting Keynote Speaker

We are pleased to announce that Colin McMillan (PhD) of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) will be the Keynote Speaker for CARD’s 6th Annual Spring Industry Advisory Board Meeting on May 19th at 4:15 PM. Dr. McMillan is a senior analyst in the Washington, D.C. office of NREL’s Strategic Energy Analysis Center. His research […]

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Director Jamal Yagoobi Presents at National Academies of Sciences, Engineering & Medicine

We are pleased to share that Professor Jamal Yagoobi, Director of CARD, recently presented at the prestigious National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, which is a private, nonprofit institution that provides expert advice on pressing challenges facing the nation, and the world. The title of his presentation was “Food Safety Technologies for Resilient Supply […]

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New Student Researchers Join CARD

We are pleased to announce that we have six new student researchers working with us at CARD. They will be working closely with faculty on research that enhances industrial drying innovation, with an eye towards energy efficiency and sustainability . Their research projects will focus on novel drying methods like ultrasonic wave technology, removing moisture […]

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Zahra Noori Awarded Internship at Mondelez

Zahra Noori, WPI PhD student of Professor Jamal Yagoobi, has been awarded an internship by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to work at Mondelez International from January 1 to April 30, 2022. Zahra will be working with the R&D teams in East Hanover, NJ during her internship. Zahra is earning her PhD in Mechanical and […]

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