Research projects will be led by a team of distinguished faculty members. The Center will also rely heavily on the contribution of graduate and undergraduate students in its research projects. CARD’s vision is to assemble a diverse and complementary set of researchers and industrial partners that are uniquely suited to tackle “grand challenge” problems. The complexity of this challenge will require a multidisciplinary research effort, including various disciplines in engineering, as well as food and agriculture sciences. WPI and Illinois bring all of these research specialties to CARD.