New IDEaS COVID Project

The lab was recently awarded an IDEaS Competitive Project towards advancing PPE against COVID-19, through advanced coatings. This collaborative project combines expertise from our coatings research, the Pakpour Lab at UBC Okanagan, and industry partner PRE Labs Inc. Over  the next six months we’ll be exploring how omniphobic coatings and antimicrobial materials can be combined for even safer PPE for our first responders on  the frontlines of this pandemic. Excellent work Drs. Pillai and Mohseni on being awarded this important contract!