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Dr. Jamal Yagoobi receives Hans Tropper Memorial Lecture Award

Dr. Jamal Yagoobi, CARD Director, was given the Hans Tropper Memorial Lecture Award for his lecture entitled “Transport of Heat and Mass with Electrical Field – from Earth to Space”. This award was presented at the 2019 IEEE International Conference on Dielectric Liquids at the University of Roma, Rome, Italy, June 23-27, 2019.

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New Chair and Co-Chair of CARD Industry Advisory Board

Sheyla Ramsay, PepsiCo, has stepped down as Chair of the Industry Advisory Board (IAB) for CARD. We thank Sheyla for her hard work as Chair, and her dedication to CARD! Gagan Mongia, Hershey’s, has stepped up from Co-Chair to Chair of the IAB, and Wei Yang, Mondelez International, has stepped into the position of Co-Chair. […]

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U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center (NSRDEC) joins CARD

We are delighted that the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center (NSRDEC) will be joining the CARD program effective January 2019. We look forward to working with NSRDEC on complex drying issues. NSRDEC is located in Natick, Massachusetts charged by the U.S. Department of Defense with the research and development of food, […]

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CARD Faculty Named Director Vijay Singh of Newly Established IBRL

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner and university administration opens the newly established Integrated Bioprocessing Research Lab- a resource facility for the Center for Advanced Research in Drying (CARD) and industry.  CARD faculty Dr. Vijay Singh named as the inaugural director of IBRL at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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WPI Contributions to Space Travel

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WPI researchers put ‘red mud’ to use turning food waste into biofuel

WORCESTER – The shopping list for Price Chopper includes unsalted butter, applesauce, cheese, mashed potatoes, rice, canned chicken and green beans. The result? Not a meal, but a bio oil that researchers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute have combined with a new catalyst, called “red mud,” to improve its energy yield. “What it comes down to […]

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NASA Selects New Technologies for Flight Tests for Future Space Exploration

Through NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate’s Flight Opportunities program, six promising space technologies have been selected to be tested on commercial low-gravity-simulating aircraft and suborbital rockets. The opportunity to fly on these vehicles helps advance technologies closer to practical use by taking them from a laboratory environment to the real world. “The selected institutions will […]

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Chancellor’ 2018 CAPE Award

“CARD Co-Site/Innovation Director Irfan Ahmad at the University of Illinois recognized with the Chancellor’ 2018 CAPE Award for his contributions to the land-grant mission of the university involving research, education, and outreach.”

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Marcel Loncin Research Prize recipient – Pawan S. Takhar

Congratulations to Pawan Singh Takhar – recipient of the Marcel Loncin Research Prize The Marcel Loncin Research Prize, given every other year, was first awarded in 1994. It honors and provides research funding to an IFT member or nonmember scientist or engineer conducting basic chemistry/physics/engineering research applied to food processing and improvement of food quality. […]

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CARD joins the newly established NSF-funded $4M nanoManufacturing Node at the University of Illinois College of Engineering

“CARD joins the newly established NSF-funded $4M nanoManufacturing Node at the University of Illinois College of Engineering, coordinated through the UI Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology (CNST). This will enable CARD member companies and faculty to have access to a range of newly developed or yet to develop simulation and modeling tools, as part […]

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