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The masks that health care workers wear to protect them from the virus that causes COVID-19 block the virus before it reaches their faces, but do not destroy it. To further protect doctors, nurses, and others on the front lines of the pandemic, researchers at the University of Central Florida (UCF) are working to create a protective coating that would include a new nanomaterial to catch the virus and kill it within seconds.
University of Central Florida engineering professor Sudipta Seal has been a pioneer in the world of nanostructures and their application to medicine. Courtesy of UCF College of Medicine.
Professor Sudipta Seal, an engineer specializing in material science and nanotechnology, has teamed up with professor…