Baby Boy News!
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.
CARD Paper Recognized as Top-Cited Article
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 […]
1st Licensing Venture for Commercial Application
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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 […]