CASE Researchers Addressing Issues Related to COVID-19

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The Center for Aerosol Science and Engineering faculty have been undertaking several research and educational projects.  We provide a selected list of some of the current projects here.

For more information, please contact the faculty directly or Kim Coleman,


April 17, 2020
How are aerosol researchers helping tackle the COVID-19 pandemic?


Richard Axelbaum

  • *Advising Health Care Professionals and Workers on Choice of Filters for Respiratory Protection

Pratim Biswas

Rajan Chakrabarty

  • Spread of COVID-19: Modeling studies  (Payton Beeler)
    The Chakrabarty group has developed an age-stratified metapopulation model to predict the epidemic dynamics across the 50 U.S. States, DC, and Puerto Rico. This model forecasts state-wise statistics that include:
    – Epidemic Curve – time evolution of infected population
    – Number of ICU and hospital beds needed
    – Estimated number of unreported active COVID-19 cases
    – School closures
    – Business closures
    – Distancing elder
  • Antiviral Drug Development Studies

Randall Martin

Brent Williams

  • Indoor Air Quality Projects
  • Filter Media Testing Facility (Audrey Dang, Ben Kumfer)

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