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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
CASE PANEL DISCUSSION
April 17, 2020
How are aerosol researchers helping tackle the COVID-19 pandemic?
- *Advising Health Care Professionals and Workers on Choice of Filters for Respiratory Protection
- CASE Seminar
Presentation on COVID-19 Research to Alumni
- Airborne Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 Viruses (Sukrant Dhawan)
- Test Facility for Determining Size Dependent Removal Efficiency of Filters
(Variety of commercial and home made face masks) (David Dhanraj, Shruti Choudhary, Ben Kumfer)
- Understanding of infectivity of SARS-CoV-2 and Aerosolization of Anti-Viral Agents (studies on self assembly and denaturing) (Hao Zhou)
- 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
- Applying satellite remote sensing to assess how air pollution is changing around the world in response to COVD-19
- Collaborating with colleagues to understand how air pollution affects COVID-19 mortality rates. Examples:
– New Research Links Air Pollution to Higher Coronavirus Death Rates
– Exposure to air pollution and COVID-19 mortality in the U.S.
- Indoor Air Quality Projects
- Filter Media Testing Facility (Audrey Dang, Ben Kumfer)
- Fatal coronavirus. Fact. The lessons. Questions – written by Grigory Yablonsky, Adjunct Instructor, WashU & Mikhail Golubovsky