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CARD Research Featured on Cover of TAPPI

The most recent issue of TAPPI Journal, an internationally recognized technical publication that publishes the latest research on forest products, features research by CARD. The project is called: “Fundamental understanding of removal of liquid thin film trapped between fibers in the paper drying process.” The team working on this project includes Jamal Yagoobi, Zahra Noori, […]

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Fidele Abedi Receives 2nd Place in Student Competition

Fidele Abedi took second place in the annual Food Science and Human Nutrition Department Graduate Student Poster symposium at the University of Illinois. Fidele’s Poster focused on modeling stress/strain impacts on bananas during drying. Fidele was one of six finalists in the oral presentation category. The aim of this competition is to showcase innovative research […]

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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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$87 million multi-institutional grant will help Illinois advance bioindustrial manufacturing

U of I plays a key role in research collaboration funded by the Department of Defense The Department of Defense awarded $87 million over seven years to the BioIndustrial Manufacturing and Design Ecosystem, of which the University of Illinois is a governing member. An $87 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense matched by […]

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WPI Receives Combined $4 Million Award from Department of Energy and Massachusetts Clean Energy Center

Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) has received a $4 million award from the Department of Energy and Massachusetts Clean Energy Center to support innovative advanced manufacturing research and development with a special focus on energy efficiency in industrial drying. WPI will act as project lead and expand its “smart drying” work with colleagues at the University […]

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