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 Service at UIUC and is expected to graduate in 2022. Congratulations […]
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 […]
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!
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 […]
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 […]
Today, consumer food choices, as well as food processing innovations, are driven by health, nutrition, and sustainability considerations. Plant proteins, a sustainable alternative to meat, are being used more frequently in foods from protein bars to pasta. At the heart of many food processes is drying. Proteins are routinely dried to improve storage stability, expand […]
Catalyzing Commercialization: Tiny Optical Fiber Sensors Offer Continuous, In situ Measurement of Humidity
Humidity is a very important parameter to monitor and control when drying food products, pulp and paper products, chemicals, and other semi-moist, porous materials. It can impact drying optimization and, ultimately, product shelf life. However, humidity sensors can be unrealiable, especially when used in large industrial ovens that dry, bake, or de-water materials. Accuracy and […]
Ozan Kahraman, a PhD student in Dr. Feng’s lab at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, received 1st place award from Non-thermal Division for his poster presentation at Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) annual meeting held on June 2-5, 2019 in New Orleans. His poster was entitled: “Non-thermal ultrasonic contact drying of apple slices – drying kinetics […]
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.
Zahra Noori, a Ph.D. student in Dr. Jamal Yagoobi’s lab at WPI tied for first place with her poster/project at the 11 th Annual Sustainability Project Competition at WPI. Her poster/project was entitled “Fundamental Understanding of Bound Water Removal in Paper Drying Process: Microscopic Approach” (advisors: Dr. Jamal Yagoobi and Dr. Burt Tilley).