Solving Critical Challenges Through Innovative Research

The Center for Advanced Research in Drying provides members the means to leverage their research and development (R&D) investments by partnering with two universities renowned for their innovative research capabilities. The research CARD condusts addresses issues that are of critical importance to industry, producing new knowledge and technology that can result in significant gains in energy efficiency, sustainability, and productivity.


  • Drying Conditions, Processes, Applications and Techniques
  • Optimizing Product Quality and Energy Consumption during Drying by Solving Multi-scale Transport Model issues
  • Novel use of Nano- and Micro-Sensor Technology in Drying Applications
  • Innovative Concepts in Drying of Moist Porous Material
  • Moisture Management for Food Quality, Stability, and Safety
  • Phase Behavior of Biopolymers and Impact on Product Quality
  • Mechanical Modeling and Computer Software Tracking
  • Product Microstructure Characterization
  • No-phase-change Dehydration Schemes and Other Novel Drying Concepts
  • Innovative Impinging Jets with and without Chemical Reactions for Drying, Heating, and Cooling Applications
  • Energy Auditing
  • Ultrasonic Drying
  • Electrical Field Drying
  • Infrared Red and Laser Drying