Professors Youngsoo Lee (left) and Jamal Yagoobi (below) presented information on behalf of The Center for Advanced Research in Drying (CARD) at the Reckitt Benckiser (RB) Global Powder Network International Conference on April 12, 2023. The conference was joined by RB employees from around the world. The topics of the professor’s discussions were: “Application of […]
We are so pleased to share that CARD researcher, Stan Tu of the University of Illinois, successfully defended his Master’s thesis “CHARACTERIZATION OF SPRAY DRIED POWDERS BY NEAR INFRARED SPECTROSCOPY” on February 23, 2023. His advisor was Dr. Youngsoo Lee of the University of Illinois.
We are happy to announce that Ragya Kapoor, a researcher at CARD and a student at the University of Illinois-Urbana champaign, has successfully defended her dissertation titled “Vitamin E-loaded, Ultrasound-dried Microcapsules Stabilized by Modified Pea Protein Isolate”. Her advisor was Dr. Hao Feng. Congratulations, Ragya!
The annual Graduate Research Innovation Exchange (GRIE) at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) is a poster celebration and competition that highlights the breadth, diversity, and quality of WPI’s graduate research. Sponsored by the Office of the Provost and the Dean of Graduate Studies, it is a two-part event consisting of an Open Research Celebration and Finals […]
We are so pleased to announce that Professor Aswin Gnanaskandan and his wife received the wondrous gift of a bouncing baby boy on March 21, 2023. Baby weighed in at 6.1 pounds and 18.5 inches. Everyone is doing fine. Our hearty congratulations to Prof. Gnanaskandan and his family.
On March 15, 2023, nine students from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) provided nine research presentations to Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MASS CEC). This research is sponsored by the Center for Advanced Research in Drying (CARD) and MASS CEC, a member of CARD since 2016. MASS CEC eagerly sponsors the day for WPI’s students. The presentations […]
We are pleased to announce that a paper – “Stress Relaxation Properties of Bananas During Drying” – written by CARD researchers Fidele Abedi and Pawan Takhar has been recognized by Wiley Publishing as a top-cited article in 2021 – 2022. This distinction is based upon data collected from Clarivate Analytics. The paper and CARD-funded research […]
We are pleased to announce that Zahra Noori O’Connor recently, and successfully, defended her PhD dissertation. Many industrial and university members joined for her presentation. The title of her thesis is “Fundamental Understanding of Removal of Water from a Moist Porous Medium in the Absence and Presence of Ultrasound Mechanism”. She is a graduate of […]
We are so pleased to announce that Fidele Abedi successfully defended his dissertation on January 26, 2023. The title of his thesis is “Multiscale Modeling of Transport Mechanisms, Strain, and Stress in Food Products Subjected to Drying.” His advisor at the University of Illinois was Dr. Pawan Takhar. Congratulations, Dr. Abedi!
We are pleased to announce that CARD has developed its first “commercial licensing venture” using technology developed from several of CARD’s research projects. This deal was signed in December and allows the licensing company (a CARD Member company) to leverage the unique drying technology for its business purposes. We are all pleased to see CARD […]