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Checkerboard Chats: Behind the Scenes with N95 Mask Creator Peter Tsai

Behind the Scenes with N95 Mask Creator Peter Tsai

Retired UT Knoxville professor Peter Tsai has come out of retirement to focus on his creation – the N95 filter materials that make up the mask. When COVID-19 struck, Tsai’s retirement plans changed.

Go behind the scenes with Tsai as he explains his work and research as a materials scientist to find ways to decontaminate the N95 masks for extended use. In addition, learn how Tsai partnered with the Oak Ridge National Lab to create a system in its facility to produce material for 9,000 masks per hour, significantly helping to solve the PPE shortage.

Tuesday, October 27 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Virtual Event
Event Type

Lectures & Presentations

Topic

Science

Audience

Current Students, Faculty & Staff

Website

https://alumni.utk.edu/maskchat

Department
Alumni Affairs and Development
Contact Name

Mallorie Mendence

Contact Email

mmendenc@utk.edu

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