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CARD Member Mondelez Acquires Clif Bar

We wanted to share that our member Mondelēz International recently announced an agreement to acquire Clif Bar & Company, advancing the company’s strategy to reshape its portfolio to sustain higher long-term growth. Read more. 

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CARD Researchers Tour Sappi Pulp and Paper Mill

On June 16th, a CARD team led by Dr. Yuxiang (Shawn) Liu, visited the integrated pulp and paper mill of Sappi located in Maine. Having the opportunity to see the mill in full operation will greatly assist researchers with future industrial drying projects.

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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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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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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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