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Poster Competition Winners – October 2022

The Poster Competition at the CARD Fall semi-annual IAB meeting took place in Sagamore Labs at Worcester Polytechnic Institute on Thursday, October 21, 2022. Ten students from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) and University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) presented their research to WPI and UIUC faculty, CARD IAB members, and invited guests.  Thanks to Professor Yuxiang […]

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Research Presented to Clean Energy Center

  On November 9, 2022, seven students from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) provided eight research presentations to Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MASS CEC).  This research is sponsored by the Center for Advanced Research in Drying (CARD) and MASS CEC, a member of CARD since 2016.  MASS CEC eagerly sponsors the day for WPI’s students.  The […]

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Winners of IDS 2022 Oral Presentations & Posters

At the recent International Drying Symposium (IDS 2022) held at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Mass. and co-hosted by CARD and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the following students were recognized for their outstanding contributions in drying research and innovation: Nora Ruprecht received the Best Student Oral Presentation award Jacob Bouchard received the Honorable Mention […]

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Mengqiao Yang Graduates with PhD

Long-time CARD student Mengqiao Yang graduated with a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) this week. Mengqiao has been actively working with CARD on energy-efficient drying innovation and research since the beginning. Now he is Dr. MQ!!! We are so proud of him.

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Elif Asar Wins Sustainability Competition

We are pleased to announce that PhD candidate M. Elif Asar Sarikaya was selected as the winner of WPI’s 14th Annual Sustainability Project Competition.  She presented “Reducing Carbon Footprint of Energy-Intensive Industrial Drying by Novel Drying Methods” which was judged by regional sustainability experts, WPI faculty, and staff. This is her second time receiving this […]

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Luis Luna Successfully Completes Preliminary Exam

We are pleased to announce that Luis Luna, a graduate student at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign successfully completed the preliminary exam required for his Ph.D. degree. The title of the project was “Development and Evaluation of Spray Drying Nozzles to Improve the Stability and Particle Size Control of Powders.“ We are so proud of […]

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Zahra Noori O’Connor Wins 1st Place at WPI Competition

Worcester Polytechnic Institute PhD candidate, Zahra Noori O’Connor, won first place at Graduate Research Innovation Exchange (GRIE) for the third time. GRIE is an annual event that gives WPI graduate students the chance to present their research to colleagues and professors from the WPI community and beyond, and receive feedback from the judges and attendees. […]

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Mengqiao Yang Successfully Defends PhD Dissertation!

Professor Jamal Yagoobi’s PhD student, Mengqiao Yang, successfully defended his PhD dissertation entitled “Drying of Moist Porous Media with Electrohydrodynamics and Development of Novel Atomizer for Spray Drying” on March 25, 2022. Mengqiao will join PPG Industries in Pittsburgh as a Process Modeling Engineer this summer. Congratulations to Dr. Yang!  We all wish him the best in […]

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New Student Researchers Join CARD

We are pleased to announce that we have six new student researchers working with us at CARD. They will be working closely with faculty on research that enhances industrial drying innovation, with an eye towards energy efficiency and sustainability . Their research projects will focus on novel drying methods like ultrasonic wave technology, removing moisture […]

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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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