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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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Students Meet, Fall in Love, Marry

We wanted to share this special story. Four years ago, one of our graduate students, Zahra Noori, started working in Prof. Jamal Yagoobi’s research group. There she met Nathaniel O’Connor. Both are PhD students in Mechanical and Materials Engineering at WPI. Over the years, their friendship blossomed into something more. The happy couple married in […]

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Technical Papers Presented at IMECE 2021

Two of our technical papers were presented at this year’s International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition (IMECE). The first paper, Experimental Study of Heat Transfer Characteristics of Drying Process with Dielectrophoresis Mechanism, focuses on an energy efficient method to enhance the drying rate of porous materials. More details about the paper and its authors can […]

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Annual Meeting Updates

We had our annual voting meeting on October 21st and 22nd, 2021. The meeting was held virtually because of COVID. There were 18 presentations of current and future projects with technologies ranging from Electrohydrodymic, Ultrasound, and Plasma drying, to modeling and physics-based AI and Machine Learning proposals, along with new Sensor technologies. There were 80 […]

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NSF Phase II Funding Allows CARD to Focus on Energy Reduction

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 […]

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Shao Receives ASME Award

We are pleased to share that Assistant Professor, Chenhui Shao of the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign received the 2021 Chao & Trigger Young Manufacturing Engineer Award from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). The award recognizes a young manufacturing researcher under 40 with potential for significant fundamental contributions to the science and technology of […]

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CARD Research Featured on Cover of TAPPI

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, […]

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Fidele Abedi Receives 2nd Place in Student Competition

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 […]

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Shao Wins IISE Early Career Award

The well-deserved achievements of Chenhui Shao, Assistant Professor in the Mechanical Science & Engineering department at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign have earned him the 2021 Outstanding Young Investigator Award from the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers Manufacturing & Design Division (IISE M&D). This award recognizes outstanding, early-career Manufacturing and Design (M&D) Division members […]

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