The Covid-19 pandemic has caused a dire shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) for healthcare workers.
Rice Scientists and Engineers are working into understanding how decontamination, rapid manufacturing procedures and creative sourcing can help meet the urgent need for PPE for healthcare workers. To learn more visit the Personal Protective Equipment Production page.
We are assessing the existing methods for N95 mask sterilization, which include heating, ultraviolet germicidal irradiation and hydrogen peroxide vapor and consulting with institutes in the Texas Medical Center.
If you are interested in consulting with us on the implementation of these methods, please reach out to Prof. Rob Raphael.