Baby Boy News!
We are so pleased to announce that Professor Aswin Gnanaskandan and his wife received the wondrous gift of a bouncing baby boy on March 21, 2023. Baby weighed in at 6.1 pounds and 18.5 inches. Everyone is doing fine. Our hearty congratulations to Prof. Gnanaskandan and his family.
CARD Paper Recognized as Top-Cited Article
We are pleased to announce that a paper – “Stress Relaxation Properties of Bananas During Drying” – written by CARD researchers Fidele Abedi and Pawan Takhar has been recognized by Wiley Publishing as a top-cited article in 2021 – 2022. This distinction is based upon data collected from Clarivate Analytics. The paper and CARD-funded research […]
Zahra Noori O’Connor Successfully Defends PhD Dissertation
We are pleased to announce that Zahra Noori O’Connor recently, and successfully, defended her PhD dissertation. Many industrial and university members joined for her presentation. The title of her thesis is “Fundamental Understanding of Removal of Water from a Moist Porous Medium in the Absence and Presence of Ultrasound Mechanism”. She is a graduate of […]
Fidele Abedi Successfully Defends Dissertation
We are so pleased to announce that Fidele Abedi successfully defended his dissertation on January 26, 2023. The title of his thesis is “Multiscale Modeling of Transport Mechanisms, Strain, and Stress in Food Products Subjected to Drying.” His advisor at the University of Illinois was Dr. Pawan Takhar. Congratulations, Dr. Abedi!
1st Licensing Venture for Commercial Application
We are pleased to announce that CARD has developed its first “commercial licensing venture” using technology developed from several of CARD’s research projects. This deal was signed in December and allows the licensing company (a CARD Member company) to leverage the unique drying technology for its business purposes. We are all pleased to see CARD […]
Drying of Porous Medium with Excess Water
In a recently published article in the ASME Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, researcher Elif Asar and Prof. Jamal Yagoobi discuss the new drying model that was developed to numerically study porous media with excess water and extend previous drying models’ capabilities. The name of the article is “Drying of a Fully Saturated Porous […]
Ultrasonic Drying Applied to Paper Drying
We are pleased to share our latest publication in Drying Technology. It’s called “Experimental Study of Paper Drying with Direct-Contact Ultrasound Mechanism”. The authors are Zahra Noori O’Connor, Dr. Jamal Yagoobi, and Dr. Burt Tilley. For the first time, ultrasonic drying is applied to paper drying and it provides basic understanding of this application. The […]
Elif Asar Successfully Defends Dissertation
We are so pleased to announce that Elif Asar successfully defended her dissertation on December 2, 2022 and graduated from WPI in December 2022. Her dissertation is titled “Fundamental and Applied Studies in Modular and System Level Novel Drying Technologies”. Dr. Jamal Yagoobi was her advisor at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Congratulations, Dr. Asar!”
Slot Jet Reattachment Nozzle Flow Characteristics
We wanted to share that CARD researcher, Elif Asar, with contributions from Mengqiao Yang and Jamal Yagoobi recently published an article in Drying Technology called “Impact of Reattachment Surface Characteristics on the Flow Field Generated by Slot Jet Reattachment Nozzle – A Numerical Study.” The research studies the slot jet reattachment (SJR) nozzle’s flow characteristics […]
Amir Malvandi Successfully Defends Dissertation
We are so pleased to share that CARD researcher, Amir Malvandi of the University of Illinois, successfully defended his dissertation – “An AI-enabled Smart Ultrasonic Contact Drying System for Nonthermal Drying of Biopolymeric Materials: Experimental and Theoretical Studies” on November 14, 2022. His advisor was Dr. Hao Feng of the University of Illinois. This […]