Notable Technical Inquiry

Are cleaning chemicals applied by electrostatic sprayers effective at sanitizing touch surfaces?

DSIAC was asked to identify if cleaning chemicals applied by electrostatic sprayers are effective at sanitizing touch surfaces. COVID-19 has highlighted the need for innovative sanitation methods for touch surfaces. Electrostatic sprayers that apply charged cleaning solutions to various surfaces have been identified as potential solutions for large area decontamination. The concept is that the charged spray droplets will adhere to hard-to-reach surfaces for enhanced coverage. Although many surfaces are not equally charged, there is concern the spray could be…

Voice From The Community

Marcus Young, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Associate Chair for the Undergraduate Degree Program, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of North Texas

I have experience working with shape memory alloys at Northwestern University as a Ph.D. student where I was coadvised and supported by Dr. Dean R. Haeffner at the Advanced Photon Source at Argonne National Laboratory. Working at the synchrotron beam line gave me the opportunity to learn many different synchrotron radiation X-ray scattering techniques and collaborate with many professionals within the U.S. government, academia, and industry. I hold a B.F.A. in sculpture and ceramics from the University of North Texas, a B.S. in metallurgical & material science engineering from the Colorado School of Mines, and a Ph.D. in material science & engineering from Northwestern University.

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Mission Engineering (ME): Ensuring Key Technologies Drive the Joint Warfighting Concept

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