CARD Leadership

Research projects are led by a team of distinguished faculty members. The Center relies 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 requires 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 & Materials Engineering

Prof. Srinivasa Salapaka
UIUC Site Director
Department of Mechanical Science & Engineering
University of Illinois

Prof. Amir Malvandi
UIUC Site Co-Director
Agricultural & Biological Engineering
University of Illinois
Prof. Yuxiang Shawn Liu
WPI Co-Director
WPI – Mechanical & Materials Engineering
mlippiDr. Mark Lippi
Patricia Howe
CARD Sr. Administrator