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Zahra Noori Awarded Internship at Mondelez

Zahra Noori, WPI PhD student of Professor Jamal Yagoobi, has been awarded an internship by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to work at Mondelez International from January 1 to April 30, 2022. Zahra will be working with the R&D teams in East Hanover, NJ during her internship. Zahra is earning her PhD in Mechanical and […]

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Students Meet, Fall in Love, Marry

We wanted to share this special story. Four years ago, one of our graduate students, Zahra Noori, started working in Prof. Jamal Yagoobi’s research group. There she met Nathaniel O’Connor. Both are PhD students in Mechanical and Materials Engineering at WPI. Over the years, their friendship blossomed into something more. The happy couple married in […]

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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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Fidele Abedi Receives 2nd Place in Student Competition

Fidele Abedi took second place in the annual Food Science and Human Nutrition Department Graduate Student Poster symposium at the University of Illinois. Fidele’s Poster focused on modeling stress/strain impacts on bananas during drying. Fidele was one of six finalists in the oral presentation category. The aim of this competition is to showcase innovative research […]

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Zahra Noori Earns Top Presenter in WPI Competition

Congratulations Zahra Noori! She was selected as top presenter in Graduate Students of WPI’s 13th Annual Sustainability Project Competition for her project: “Experimental Study of Drying of Paper with Ultrasound Mechanism.” The projects competing in the competition each address a present societal need without compromising the ability to meet the needs of future generations. Projects […]

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M. Elif Asar Sarikaya Selected as Top Presenter

We are very pleased to announce that one of our research students, M. Elif Asar Sarikaya was selected as a top presenter among the graduate students at WPI’s 13th Annual Sustainability Project Competition Exhibition with her presentation titled “Reducing Carbon Footprint of Energy-Intensive Industrial Drying by Smart Dryers”.

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Elif Sarikaya Wins 1st Place and People’s Choice Winner

Congratulations to M. Elif Asar Sarikaya, PhD candidate in Mechanical Engineering at WPI! She was recently awarded 1st place and People’s Choice award at WPI’s 3-Minute Thesis Competition (3MT) for her presentation titled “Smart Dryers for Paper Manufacturing”.  She represents WPI at the 3MT Competition organized by the Northeastern Association of Graduate Schools (NAGS) on […]

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PhD Student Luis Luna Earns Internship at PepsiCo

We’ve just learned that UIUC’s PhD student Luis Luna has been awarded an internship by PepsiCo this summer, beginning May 17, 2021. Luis will be working with one of the R&D teams, virtually, in Plano, TX. Luis is earning his PhD in Food and Science at UIUC and is expected to graduate in 2022. Congratulations […]

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Zahra Noori Places 1st at WPI Competition

We are pleased to announce that WPI PhD student, Zahra Noori, won first place at Graduate Research Innovation Exchange (GRIE) on April 6, 2021. GRIE is a poster celebration and competition at WPI that highlights the breadth, diversity, and quality of WPI’s graduate research. Sponsored by the Office of the Provost and the Dean of […]

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PhD Student Milad Farzad Hired by PepsiCo

We are pleased to announce that Milad Farzad, PhD Student of Professor Jamal Yagoobi in Mechanical Engineering at WPI, was recently hired as an R&D Senior Engineer by PepsiCo, one of our current CARD Members.  Milad expects to graduate in May, 2021. Congratulations, Milad!

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