Engineering Innovations Empowering Recovery from the Pandemic

Engineering Innovations Empowering Recovery from the Pandemic

(UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Friday, Jul 23, 2021
  • 09:00 AM To 09:05 AM
    Seminar series welcome
  • 09:05 AM To 09:10 AM
    Greetings from the President of the Chinese Academy of Engineering
  • 09:10 AM To 09:15 AM
    Introduction of the seminar speakers
  • 09:15 AM To 09:30 AM
    Prevention and Control Measures for the Spreading of Pathogens in Passenger Compartments
  • 09:30 AM To 09:45 AM
    Improving a Vaccine Delivery System for COVID and Beyond
  • 09:45 AM To 10:00 AM
    Controlling Airborne Disease Transmission in Buildings
  • 10:00 AM To 10:05 AM
    Introduction of the seminar discussants
  • 10:05 AM To 10:55 AM
    Roundtable discussion - moderator, speakers, and discussants
  • 10:55 AM To 11:00 AM
    Seminar closing
  • Dr. Burak Ozdoganlar is the Ver Planck Endowed Chair Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, and Materials Science & Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University and a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. He is also the associate director of Engineering Research Accelerator (of the College of Engineering), ...

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  • Prof. Hongqi Tian is President of Central South University, and Academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering. She also serves as Vice Chairperson of the International Center for Engineering Education under the Auspices of UNESCO, Convener of the Subject Evaluation Committee of the Academic Degrees Committee of the State Council, and Director ...

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  • James "Jimmy" Liu is a Principal Systems Architect at Fulgent Genetics, working on affordable genetic testing for over six years. He has previously worked as a Principal Engineer at Cogent Systems in the field of identity management and biometrics for over a decade, building some of the world's largest systems such as the United ...

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  • Professor Li Xiaohong is the President of the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE). His past positions include Vice Minister of Education of China, President of Wuhan University, President of Chongqing University, and the Director of the State Key Laboratory of Coal Mine Disaster Dynamics and Control. He also served as member of the Discipline ...

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  • Dr Bai is the Deputy Director of Division I of Risk Assessment, National Centre for Food Safety Risk Assessment (CFSA), China. She has over 12 years’ experience in the food safety sector with a focus on molecular epidemiological microbiology, foodborne disease surveillance and microbiological risk assessment. She is a member of the National ...

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Engineering Innovations Empowering Recovery from the Pandemic was held July 23. This event organized by the US National Academy of Engineering, Chinese Academy of Engineering, and UK Royal Academy of Engineering, addressed how engineers sought to limit exposure to the virus and accelerate the dissemination of vaccines through the application of both established and novel technologies.


Presentations address:

  • ventilation and virus control for mass passenger transportation in China;
  • the development and testing of a new microneedle array platform capable of delivering vaccines directly into the skin, with the particular goal of improving COVID-19 vaccination in the developing world; and
  • the influence of indoor airflows and effectiveness of engineering approaches to controlling airborne disease transmission in buildings.

Speakers participated in a roundtable discussion with additional experts invited to offer their perspectives and insights on the challenges confronted and solutions developed.

The webinar was moderated by Dr. Harvey Fineberg, an internationally recognized leader in research on global health, the assessment of medical technology, evaluation and use of vaccines, and dissemination of medical innovations. Dr. Fineberg is also the former president of the US Institute of Medicine (now National Academy of Medicine) and recently chaired a committee providing on-demand COVID-19 policy advice to the US federal government..

Links to further information on this webinar and the April 19, 2021 Engineering Innovations in Response to the Challenges of the Pandemic kick-off event can be found here.

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