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Novel Smart Testbed at WPI

CARD member, Reading Bakery Systems (RBS), along with Professor Yagoobi and the CARD team, have designed a novel dryer/oven testbed.  This electrically operated pilot-scale oven/dryer fabricated by RBS was commissioned on October 25th 2022. The testbed, operational in continuous as well as batch modes, includes various conventional and innovative drying modules, along with unique sensor […]

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Poster Competition Winners – October 2022

The Poster Competition at the CARD Fall semi-annual IAB meeting took place in Sagamore Labs at Worcester Polytechnic Institute on Thursday, October 21, 2022. Ten students from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) and University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) presented their research to WPI and UIUC faculty, CARD IAB members, and invited guests.  Thanks to Professor Yuxiang […]

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Research Presented to Clean Energy Center

  On November 9, 2022, seven students from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) provided eight research presentations to Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MASS CEC).  This research is sponsored by the Center for Advanced Research in Drying (CARD) and MASS CEC, a member of CARD since 2016.  MASS CEC eagerly sponsors the day for WPI’s students.  The […]

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10 Projects Voted for 2023

The major Fall CARD Meeting was conducted on October 20th and 21st at WPI in Worcester, MA.  It was a great meeting with 16 project updates and 14 posters from students.  Our IAB members were very complimentary of the venue, food, and student progress this year, and they voted for 10 additional projects for 2023.  The […]

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Dr. Hao Feng Retires

We wanted to share that Professor Hao Feng has retired from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) and will become the director of a new center (Urban Food Systems) at North Carolina A&T University. This is an incredible opportunity for Dr. Feng and we wish him all the best. Dr. Feng received both his […]

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Winners of IDS 2022 Oral Presentations & Posters

At the recent International Drying Symposium (IDS 2022) held at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Mass. and co-hosted by CARD and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the following students were recognized for their outstanding contributions in drying research and innovation: Nora Ruprecht received the Best Student Oral Presentation award Jacob Bouchard received the Honorable Mention […]

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Winners of the IDS Award Banquet

At the recent International Drying Symposium (IDS) held at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Mass. and co-hosted by CARD and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Professor Patrick Perré received the Arun Mujumdar Medal. The IDS series was established in 1978 by Professor Arun S. Mujumdar of McGill University in Montreal. In addition, Professor Wilhelm Schabel received […]

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CARD Member Mondelez Acquires Clif Bar

We wanted to share that our member Mondelēz International recently announced an agreement to acquire Clif Bar & Company, advancing the company’s strategy to reshape its portfolio to sustain higher long-term growth. Read more. 

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CARD Researchers Tour Sappi Pulp and Paper Mill

On June 16th, a CARD team led by Dr. Yuxiang (Shawn) Liu, visited the integrated pulp and paper mill of Sappi located in Maine. Having the opportunity to see the mill in full operation will greatly assist researchers with future industrial drying projects.

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Mengqiao Yang Graduates with PhD

Long-time CARD student Mengqiao Yang graduated with a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) this week. Mengqiao has been actively working with CARD on energy-efficient drying innovation and research since the beginning. Now he is Dr. MQ!!! We are so proud of him.

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