Dr. Lesley James, Dr. Kelly Hawboldt, Dr. Ting Zou, Dr. Jonathan Anderson, Rick Meaney

Have you ever wondered how Memorial engineers helped with the COVID-19 pandemic response in N.L.?

Speaking of Engineering
November 25, 2020

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When our province was initially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, Memorial engineers and other experts joined forces with members of the private sector to help ensure that our community could fight this global health crisis.

From utilizing robots to designing, fabricating and testing critical personal protective equipment (PPE) to consulting and advising on chemical compatibilities of soaps and disinfectants, working with local manufacturers to start locally producing PPE and aiding in the search for therapies and vaccines, Memorial engineers put their expertise – and time – to work to ensure our community could fight the global pandemic.

Join us as our panel discusses those and other ways Memorial engineers supported front line workers and helped keep our population safe from COVID-19.

Participants include Dr. Lesley James, associate professor, Department of Process Engineering; Dr. Kelly Hawboldt, professor, Department of Process Engineering; Dr. Ting Zou, assistant professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering; Dr. Jonathan Anderson, assistant professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering; and Richard Meaney, director, Department of Technical Services.

Speaking of Engineering is hosted by the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at Memorial University and the Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Newfoundland and Labrador.

A full-length recording of the lecture can be viewed below.



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