Prof. Ann-Louise Davidson in research partnership to make 3D-printed face masks
Ann-Louise Davidson, Associate Professor in Educational Technology, will be supervising two MITACS-funded interns to work on a partnership with the Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé pour la santé et la sécurité au travail. The purpose of the project, titled Future Safe: Designing Efficient Face Masks in the Era of COVID 19, is to develop transformative face mask technologies for COVID-19 that will yield benefits to the population on a global scale, through an interdisciplinary perspective in collaboration with an emerging international task force on mask making. This includes creating prototypes for 3D printed face masks, conducting materials investigation with the Faculty of Fine Arts and evaluating the efficiency of materials and breathability at the Aerosol Filtration Lab in the Faculty of Engineering.
We look forward to their successful collaboration!