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Zahra Noori Awarded Internship at Mondelez

Zahra Noori, WPI PhD student of Professor Jamal Yagoobi, has been awarded an internship by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to work at Mondelez International from January 1 to April 30, 2022. Zahra will be working with the R&D teams in East Hanover, NJ during her internship. Zahra is earning her PhD in Mechanical and […]

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Students Meet, Fall in Love, Marry

We wanted to share this special story. Four years ago, one of our graduate students, Zahra Noori, started working in Prof. Jamal Yagoobi’s research group. There she met Nathaniel O’Connor. Both are PhD students in Mechanical and Materials Engineering at WPI. Over the years, their friendship blossomed into something more. The happy couple married in […]

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Technical Papers Presented at IMECE 2021

Two of our technical papers were presented at this year’s International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition (IMECE). The first paper, Experimental Study of Heat Transfer Characteristics of Drying Process with Dielectrophoresis Mechanism, focuses on an energy efficient method to enhance the drying rate of porous materials. More details about the paper and its authors can […]

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Annual Meeting Updates

We had our annual voting meeting on October 21st and 22nd, 2021. The meeting was held virtually because of COVID. There were 18 presentations of current and future projects with technologies ranging from Electrohydrodymic, Ultrasound, and Plasma drying, to modeling and physics-based AI and Machine Learning proposals, along with new Sensor technologies. There were 80 […]

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NSF Phase II Funding Allows CARD to Focus on Energy Reduction

The National Science Foundation has approved Phase II funding for CARD. This will allow CARD to build upon five years of successful drying innovations in order to help reduce the considerable energy consumption by manufacturers across varying industries. According to Jamal Yagoobi, director of CARD and head of WPI’s Department of Mechanical Engineering, “The NSF’s […]

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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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