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Prof. Yu and team works on COVID-19 risk mitigation

A project led by Prof. Xiong (Bill) Y (PI) and Dr. Fabio Piola Rizzante (co-PI) from the Department of Comprehensive Care, CWRU School of Medicine, has received a COVID-19 pilot grant. The project entitled "Understanding the behaviors of dental aerosol flume and engineering effective capture system for COVID-19 risk mitigation" is proposed in light of that dental treatment procedures produce high-speed dental aerosols, which can carry COVID-19 and possess a major threat to the health of dentists, staff and patients.  It aims to understand the behaviors of dental aerosol flume and its interactions with engineered surfaces, From these, solutions will be developed to effective capture and sanitize dental aerosols and mitigate the risk of COVID-19 at dental clinics.  The collaborative research is built upon research at Dr. Yu's group on the electrospray fabrication and leverage expertise by Dr. Pizzante in dental research and practice. (

Posted August 1, 2020