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Novel Smart Testbed at WPI

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 […]

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10 Projects Voted for 2023

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 […]

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Dr. Hao Feng Retires

We wanted to share that Professor Hao Feng has retired from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) and will become the director of a new center (Urban Food Systems) at North Carolina A&T University. This is an incredible opportunity for Dr. Feng and we wish him all the best. Dr. Feng received both his […]

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Winners of the IDS Award Banquet

At the recent International Drying Symposium (IDS) held at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Mass. and co-hosted by CARD and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Professor Patrick Perré received the Arun Mujumdar Medal. The IDS series was established in 1978 by Professor Arun S. Mujumdar of McGill University in Montreal. In addition, Professor Wilhelm Schabel received […]

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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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