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First Place Award – Poster presentation at IFT

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 […]

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Dr. Jamal Yagoobi receives Hans Tropper Memorial Lecture Award

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.

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11th Annual Sustainability Project Competition at WPI

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).

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New Chair and Co-Chair of CARD Industry Advisory Board

Sheyla Ramsay, PepsiCo, has stepped down as Chair of the Industry Advisory Board (IAB) for CARD. We thank Sheyla for her hard work as Chair, and her dedication to CARD! Gagan Mongia, Hershey’s, has stepped up from Co-Chair to Chair of the IAB, and Wei Yang, Mondelez International, has stepped into the position of Co-Chair. […]

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CARD Student News

Several students involved in the Center for Advanced Research in Drying have recently graduated or are expecting to graduate in 2019: Ozan Kahraman – PhD – Student of Dr. Hao Feng in Food Science (FSHN), University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, expects to graduate in August, 2019. Koohyar Pooladvand – PhD – Student of Dr. Cosme Furlong […]

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U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center (NSRDEC) joins CARD

We are delighted that the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center (NSRDEC) will be joining the CARD program effective January 2019. We look forward to working with NSRDEC on complex drying issues. NSRDEC is located in Natick, Massachusetts charged by the U.S. Department of Defense with the research and development of food, […]

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CARD Faculty Named Director Vijay Singh of Newly Established IBRL

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner and university administration opens the newly established Integrated Bioprocessing Research Lab- a resource facility for the Center for Advanced Research in Drying (CARD) and industry.  CARD faculty Dr. Vijay Singh named as the inaugural director of IBRL at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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WPI Contributions to Space Travel

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WPI researchers put ‘red mud’ to use turning food waste into biofuel

WORCESTER – The shopping list for Price Chopper includes unsalted butter, applesauce, cheese, mashed potatoes, rice, canned chicken and green beans. The result? Not a meal, but a bio oil that researchers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute have combined with a new catalyst, called “red mud,” to improve its energy yield. “What it comes down to […]

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NASA Selects New Technologies for Flight Tests for Future Space Exploration

Through NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate’s Flight Opportunities program, six promising space technologies have been selected to be tested on commercial low-gravity-simulating aircraft and suborbital rockets. The opportunity to fly on these vehicles helps advance technologies closer to practical use by taking them from a laboratory environment to the real world. “The selected institutions will […]

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