Professor Jamal Yagoobi, the founding director of CARD, was invited to give the keynote presentation at the EuroDrying 2023 conference held in Łódź, Poland. The 8th European Drying Conference was held July 4 – 7, 2023. The title of Jamal’s presentation was “Decarbonizing Industrial Drying – The Role of Academic Institutions.” Congratulations, Dr. Yagoobi!
Last week, May 18 – 19, 2023, we held our Spring Industry Advisory Board Meeting (IAB) at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. It was well attended with 60+ registrants that included members, guests, faculty, students, and administrative staff. The students did a great job presenting project and poster results. Members had several opportunities to meet […]
We are pleased to share that Professor Srinivasa Salapaka ,and his student, Alisina Bayati, both of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, were invited to present papers at the 9th Midwest Workshop on Control and Game Theory held at the University of Minnesota April 22-23, 2023 in Minneapolis. Srinivasa (left) presented a paper titled: “Parameterized Sequential […]
We are pleased to announce that Dr. Petros Sofronis of the Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and the International Institute for Carbon-Neutral Energy Research at Kyushu University in Japan will be the Keynote Speaker at the CARD Spring IAB Meeting on May 18, 2023. Professor Sofronis’ research focuses […]
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 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.
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 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 […]
CARD member, Reading Bakery Systems (RBS), along with Professor Yagoobi and the CARD team, have designed a novel dryer/oven testbed. This electrically operated pilot-scale oven/dryer fabricated by RBS was commissioned on October 25th 2022. The testbed, operational in continuous as well as batch modes, includes various conventional and innovative drying modules, along with unique sensor […]
The major Fall CARD Meeting was conducted on October 20th and 21st at WPI in Worcester, MA. It was a great meeting with 16 project updates and 14 posters from students. Our IAB members were very complimentary of the venue, food, and student progress this year, and they voted for 10 additional projects for 2023. The […]