Engineering Coronavirus Solutions
As devastating as the coronavirus has been worldwide, the pandemic has ignited a can-do spirit in the Samueli School of Engineering. Faculty, graduate students and staff researchers are rolling up their sleeves, working in labs, homes and garages in an effort to help. From diagnostic strips to makeshift ventilators to antibody detection techniques, engineers are collaborating across disciplines to create devices and treatments that they hope can mitigate the crisis.
Samueli School Dean Gregory Washington applauds the selfless efforts of his faculty and staff during a time of crisis. “It’s heartwarming to see the number of faculty involved in COVID-19 related research, essentially without a guarantee of funding, but because they see a need to address a grand challenge problem and make solutions happen.”
Here are some of the ongoing projects at the Samueli School: