Directors & Administration

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.

me-yagoobi-profileProf. Jamal Yagoobi
CARD Director
Mechanical Engineering
WPI

feng_0Prof. Hao Feng
UIUC Site Director
Food Science and Human Nutrition
University of Illinois
Prof. Yuxiang Shawn Liu
WPI Co-Director
WPI – Mechanical Engineering
AHMAD_I1Dr. Irfan Ahmad
UIUC Site Co-Director/Innovation Director
Agricultural and Biological Engineering
University of Illinois
mlippiMark Lippi
CARD Sr. Program Manager
Patricia Howe
CARD Sr. Administrator
WPI