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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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First Place Award – Poster presentation at IFT

Ozan Kahraman, a PhD student in Dr. Feng’s lab at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, received 1st place award from Non-thermal Division for his poster presentation at Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) annual meeting held on June 2-5, 2019 in New Orleans. His poster was entitled: “Non-thermal ultrasonic contact drying of apple slices – drying kinetics […]

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11th Annual Sustainability Project Competition at WPI

Zahra Noori, a Ph.D. student in Dr. Jamal Yagoobi’s lab at WPI tied for first place with her poster/project at the 11 th Annual Sustainability Project Competition at WPI. Her poster/project was entitled “Fundamental Understanding of Bound Water Removal in Paper Drying Process: Microscopic Approach” (advisors: Dr. Jamal Yagoobi and Dr. Burt Tilley).

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CARD Student News

Several students involved in the Center for Advanced Research in Drying have recently graduated or are expecting to graduate in 2019: Ozan Kahraman – PhD – Student of Dr. Hao Feng in Food Science (FSHN), University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, expects to graduate in August, 2019. Koohyar Pooladvand – PhD – Student of Dr. Cosme Furlong […]

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