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CARD’s Itamar Harris Awarded Mondelez Internship

Itamar Harris, a Ph.D. student of Professor Jamal Yagoobi at WPI and a Fulbright Fellow from Panama, was awarded an internship by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to work at Mondelez International from June 19 to September 29, 2023. Itamar Harris worked with the R&D team in East Hanover, NJ, under the supervision of Dr. […]

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CARD Student Poster Winners – October 2023

We are pleased to announce the following winners of CARD’s October 2023 poster competition that was held at CARD’s industry advisory board meeting, October 11 – 13, 2023. 1st Place: Itamar Harris, WPI – “Enhancement of Drying of Moist Porous Media with Phase Change Material” 2nd Place: Mucheng Li, WPI – “Optical Fiber Noses for […]

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CARD Researchers Present at EuroDrying 2023

CARD researcher and WPI student, Jacob Bouchard, along with his advisor, Dr. Douglas Petkie, were invited to present at the EuroDrying 2023 conference held in Łódź, Poland earlier this month. The title of their work was “Investigation of Effective Medium Theories in the Far Infrared for Pulp and Paper Applications.” CARD founding director, Dr. Jamal […]

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Graduating CARD Research Now Assistant Professor

CARD researcher and recent graduate, Amir Malvandi, of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Campaign (UIUC) is now an assistant professor in the Agricultural and Biological Engineering Department at UIUC. He started his new position July 1st. His advisor at UIUC was Dr. Hao Feng. Congratulations, Amir! We are so proud of you and your many […]

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CARD Researcher is Now Mars Scientist

CARD researcher, Stan Tu, recently graduated from the University of Illinois with his Master’s degree. He is now an Associate Scientist at Mars, Inc. He successfully defended his Master’s thesis “CHARACTERIZATION OF SPRAY DRIED POWDERS BY NEAR INFRARED SPECTROSCOPY” in February, 2023. His advisor was Dr. Youngsoo Lee of the University of Illinois. We are so proud […]

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Ragya Kapoor Wins 2nd at IFT Oral Competition

We are thrilled to share that Ragya Kapoor won 2nd place at the prestigious 2023 IFT Sustainable Food Systems Division Graduate Student Oral Competition. The title of her presentation was Novel Ultrasound-Based Drying Technology for Sustainable Production of Plant Protein Isolates With Improved Functionality. Ragya has been actively involved as a researcher at CARD for […]

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Spring 2023 Student Poster Competition Winners

At our May, CARD Industry Advisory Board (IAB) Meeting, the following students were awarded certificates in the poster competition. 1st Place: Yao Shen           2nd Place: Anurag Bhattacharjee         3rd Place: Luis Luna           Honorable Mention: Hanshen Yu (not featured) Congratulations to the winners […]

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Fidele Abedi Earns Postdoc Appointment at UC Davis

We are pleased to share that Fidele Abedi has earned a Postdoctoral Scholar Employee appointment at the University of California, Davis in the Food Science and Technology Department. Previously, Fidele was one of Dr. Pawan Takhar’s students (University of Illinois) and very involved in CARD’s research projects. Congratulations, Fidele!

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Stan Tu Successfully Defends Master’s Thesis

We are so pleased to share that CARD researcher, Stan Tu of the University of Illinois, successfully defended his Master’s thesis “CHARACTERIZATION OF SPRAY DRIED POWDERS BY NEAR INFRARED SPECTROSCOPY” on February 23, 2023. His advisor was Dr. Youngsoo Lee of the University of Illinois.

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Ragya Kapoor Successfully Defends Dissertation

We are happy to announce that Ragya Kapoor, a researcher at CARD and a student at the University of Illinois-Urbana champaign, has successfully defended her dissertation titled “Vitamin E-loaded, Ultrasound-dried Microcapsules Stabilized by Modified Pea Protein Isolate”. Her advisor was Dr. Hao Feng. Congratulations, Ragya!

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