Join Our Drying Workshop

A two-day Drying Workshop is scheduled prior to IDS at WPI on June 26-27, 2021. This workshop will start with the basic fundamentals of drying and move toward understanding commercial applications.

The intended audience for this workshop is anyone who works on drying technologies, energy efficiency, and related operations. Related operations can include heating, cooling, and mass transfer operations. Attendees will range from young engineering professionals to seasoned veterans who work in the area.

The speakers will include university faculty (internationally recognized scholars) and current industry professionals who work in supply chain and at branded companies and startups.

The Drying Workshop is sponsored by the Center for Advanced Research in Drying (CARD), the United States Department of Agriculture, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Up to 20 students will be allowed to attend the Drying Workshop for free (no registration fee). $100 fee for students after the first 20 are registered.

 

Agenda for USDA/CARD Drying Workshop - June 26th and 27th, 2021
Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, Massachusetts
Day One
TimeTopicSpeakerUnitEmail
7:30 AMRegistration and Breakfast Snacks
Drying Fundamentals
8:15 AMOpening Remarks: Latest Developments in DryingHao FengIllinoishaofeng@illinois.edu
8:30 AMMaterials Science: Processing and Product QualityShelly SchmidtIllinoissjs@illinois.edu
9:30 AMMoisture Transport in Porous Media: Mechanisms and ModelingAshim DattaCornell Universityakd1@cornell.edu
10:00 AMBreak
10:15 AMMoisture Transport in Porous Media: Mechanisms and ModelingAshim DattaCornell Universityakd1@cornell.edu
12:00 PMLunch Break
Dryer Design and Simulation
1:00 PMHot-air Drying and Dryer SimulationMichael WhaleyBuhler/Aeroglidemichael.whaley@buhlergroup.com
1:30 PMSpray Drying and Dryer SimulationRiccardo Piscolla GEAriccardo.piscolla@gea.com
2:00 PMFreeze Drying and SimulationMorten PedersenGEAmorten.pedersen@gea.com
2:30 PMBreak
Drying Technology Developments
3:00 PMPulsed Electric Field Drying Mike KempkesDiversified Technologies, Inc.kempkes@divtecs.com
3:30 PMDryer Computer SimulationsAndrew BankaAir Flow Sciencesabanka@airflowsciences.com
4:00 PMSensor Developments in Industry ApplicationsYuxiang LiuWPIyliu11@wpi.edu
4:45 PMEnd of Day One and Reception
5:15 PMDinner
Day Two
Continuation of Drying Technology Developments
8:00 AMRegistration and Breakfast Snacks
8:30 AMNew Film Drying MethodsHao FengIllinoishaofeng@illinois.edu
9:00 AMNovel Jet Nozzles and ApplicationsJamal YagoobiWPIjyagoobi@wpi.edu
9:30 AMMicrowave Vacuum DryingTom YangCCDC- US Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Soldier Ctrtom.c.yang.civ@mail.mil
10:00 AMBreak
10:30 AMNovel Meat DryingTom YangCCDC- US Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Soldier Ctrtom.c.yang.civ@mail.mil
11:00 AMDrying ChemicalsManish ShahGEAmanish.shah@gea.com
12:00 PMLunch Break
1:00 PMDrying Paper ProductsLokendra PalNorth Carolina State Universitylpal@ncsu.edu
2:00 PMDrying Process Energy AnalysisAnna VegaBuhler/Aeroglideanna.vega@buhlergroup.com
2:30 PMBreak
Smart Dryers
3:00 PMIndustrial Vision for "Smart Ovens"Sheyla RamsayPepsiCoSheyla.Ramsay@pepsico.com
3:30 PMBig Data Uses for Drying ProcessesChenhui ShaoIllinoischshao@illinois.edu
4:00 PMGetting Started - Available Tools for Early AI UsersSneha NarraWPIspnarra@wpi.edu
4:30 PMWrap-UpHao FengIllinoishaofeng@illinois.edu
5:00 PMEnd of Day Two
Dinner on Your Own