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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  • 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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  • Harvey V. Fineberg is president of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. He previously served as president of the U.S. Institute of Medicine (now National Academy of Medicine), as provost of Harvard University, and as dean of the Harvard Chan School of Public Health. Prior to joining a philanthropic foundation, he devoted most of his academic ...

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  • Professor Cath Noakes is a chartered mechanical engineer, with a background in fluid dynamics. She leads research into ventilation, indoor air quality and infection control in the built environment. Her research group carry out experimental and modelling based studies, to explore the transport of airborne pathogens, the influence of indoor ...

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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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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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