Virtual Workshop on COVID-19: Challenges in Research and Education


Opening Workshop Welcome

Dr. Nesrin Ozalp, Workshop Chair
Professor and Department Chair of Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Purdue University Northwest

Dr. Yong Tao, ASTFE President
Betty L. Gordon Endowed Chair & Distinguished Professor Department Chair of Mechanical Engineering Cleveland State University

Dr. Jianping Zhu
Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Cleveland State University

Workshop overview, ASTFE’s vision on the role of engineers to support research on finding cure and to design tools for patients and health workers, and research & teaching during COVID
Keynote Session Keynote C. Forrest Faison III, M.D., Sc.D. (hon), FAAP Vice Admiral, Fmr Surgeon General of Navy, Senior Vice President, Research and Innovation Chief, Health Strategy, Cleveland State University Current state of the pandemic, challenges, possible developments within a year, and lessons learned for the future
Panel #1: Moderator: Dr. Darrell Pepper, Professor, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Panel session on Medical, health perspectives: Formation, spread and behavior of droplets in various airflow conditions Dr. Neal Patel Medical Director for the Respiratory Services, Mayo Clinic COVID-19 exposure level, prevention strategies and experiments
Dr. Devang Sanghavi MICU Medical Director, Mayo Clinic
Dr. Lydia Bourouiba Associate Professor and Director of The Fluid Dynamics of Disease Transmission Laboratory, MIT The fluid dynamics of disease transmission
Dr. Akshai Runchal CFD Innovators CFD simulations of aerosols and indoor ventilation to minimize airborne disease transmission
Dr. Paolo Zannetti QEP President, EnviroComp Consulting, Inc. Simulation of emission, transport, diffusion, gravitational settling, evaporation, and deposition of droplets generated from coughing, sneezing, and talking/screaming
Q&A and panel discussion
Panel #2: Moderator: Dr. Sumanta Acharya, Professor and Department Chair, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department, Illinois Institute of Technology
Panel session on Engineering solutions: Masks, manufacture and engineering mitigation of spreading, ventilator design and manufacture, testing assays and methodology Dr. Samuel Graham School Chair and Professor Micro and Nano Engineering, School of Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Tech Rapid Design and Innovation for the Pandemic Response
Dr. James Klausner MSU Foundation Professor and Department Chair of Mechanical Engineering, Michigan State University Pressure drop and filtration efficiency measurements to assess the efficacy of N95 masks that undergo disinfection treatment for reuse
Dr. Yuebin Guo Henry Rutgers Professor of Advanced Manufacturing, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey COVID-19: Impact on Manufacturing and Non-medical Countermeasures
Q&A and panel discussion
Panel #3: Moderator: Dr. Yogesh Jaluria, Board of Governors Professor & Distinguished Professor, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey
Panel session on Challenges of COVID-19 on Engineering Education Dr. Suresh Garimella President, University of Vermont Impact of the COVID-19 on engineering schools, teaching approaches taken, potential measures to reduce the impact of prolonged COVID-19 impact on education
Dr. Peter Kilpatrick Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs at Illinois Institute of Technology
Dr. Leo Kempel Dean of Engineering, Michigan State University
Q&A and panel discussion

Dr. Francine Battaglia, Senior Vice President of ASTFE

Professor and Chair, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering University at Buffalo