Faculty Advisor

Jiusto, J. Scott

Faculty Advisor

Smith, Ruth L.

Project Center

Zurich, Switzerland


The goal of our project was to improve the operations of a low-cost heat pump fruit dryer for developing countries and facilitate its transfer to new locations. To accomplish this goal, we designed an analytical tool consisting of relevant questions to evaluate technology transfer processes. After administering the questions through interviews with stakeholders, we built a modified version of the dryer and created a user manual for its construction and operation to bring greater autonomy to communities during future expansions.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2015

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs

Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts