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.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, Massachusetts
|7:30 AM||Registration and Breakfast Snacks|
|8:15 AM||Opening Remarks: Latest Developments in Drying||Hao Feng||Illinoisfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|8:30 AM||Materials Science: Processing and Product Quality||Shelly Schmidt||Illinoisemail@example.com|
|9:30 AM||Moisture Transport in Porous Media: Mechanisms and Modeling||Ashim Datta||Cornell Universityfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|10:15 AM||Moisture Transport in Porous Media: Mechanisms and Modeling||Ashim Datta||Cornell Universityemail@example.com|
|12:00 PM||Lunch Break|
|Dryer Design and Simulation|
|1:00 PM||Hot-air Drying and Dryer Simulation||Michael Whaley||Buhler/Aeroglidefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|1:30 PM||Spray Drying and Dryer Simulation||Riccardo Piscolla||GEAemail@example.com|
|2:00 PM||Freeze Drying and Simulation||Morten Pedersen||GEAfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Drying Technology Developments|
|3:00 PM||Pulsed Electric Field Drying||Mike Kempkes||Diversified Technologies, Inc.||email@example.com|
|3:30 PM||Dryer Computer Simulations||Andrew Banka||Air Flow Sciencesfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|4:00 PM||Sensor Developments in Industry Applications||Yuxiang Liu||WPIemail@example.com|
|4:45 PM||End of Day One and Reception|
|Continuation of Drying Technology Developments|
|8:00 AM||Registration and Breakfast Snacks|
|8:30 AM||New Film Drying Methods||Hao Feng||Illinoisfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|9:00 AM||Novel Jet Nozzles and Applications||Jamal Yagoobi||WPIemail@example.com|
|9:30 AM||Microwave Vacuum Drying||Tom Yang||CCDC- US Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Soldier Ctrfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|10:30 AM||Novel Meat Drying||Tom Yang||CCDC- US Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Soldier Ctremail@example.com|
|11:00 AM||Drying Chemicals||Manish Shah||GEAfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|12:00 PM||Lunch Break|
|1:00 PM||Drying Paper Products||Lokendra Pal||North Carolina State Universityemail@example.com|
|2:00 PM||Drying Process Energy Analysis||Anna Vega||Buhler/Aeroglidefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|3:00 PM||Industrial Vision for "Smart Ovens"||Sheyla Ramsay||PepsiCo||Sheyla.Ramsay@pepsico.com|
|3:30 PM||Big Data Uses for Drying Processes||Chenhui Shao||Illinoisemail@example.com|
|4:00 PM||Getting Started - Available Tools for Early AI Users||Sneha Narra||WPIfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|4:30 PM||Wrap-Up||Hao Feng||Illinoisemail@example.com|
|5:00 PM||End of Day Two|
|Dinner on Your Own|