Center Director Robert Karlicek comments on the ‘unique systems for using UVC light to sterilize masks in bulk‘ in the October IEEE Spectrum issue: The Next Pandemic.
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NSF grant will support development of wearable devices and reliable algorithms to provide critical data. (more…)
Top 10 Germicidal UV Lighting Questions Get Answered with LESA Center Director and Rensselaer Lighting Expert Robert Karlicek
UVC Germicidal Irradiation (UVGI) for disinfection in the era of coronavirus. (more…)
LESA Researchers Agung Julius and Mona Hella received $750K in funding to further develop a novel approach to estimate circadian phase shift through the use of dynamic lighting applications and biosensing wearables. (more…)
John Wen, Agung Julius, and LESA researchers at UNM were published in the prestigious Chronobiology International Journal for their work on ‘Actigraphy-based parameter tuning process for adaptive notch filter and circadian phase shift estimation’.
LESA’s Healthcare team has been busy! In case you missed it, check out what’s been happening around our Healthy Lighting research vertical.
Robert Karlicek joined experts Darcie Chinnis and David Pfund in recent IALD Webinar: Lighting Design and GUV Technology. Germicidal lighting has become an increasingly popular topic for its potential as an effective disinfectant application against germs, bacteria, and viruses such as COVID-19 in the built environment.
Dr. Robert Karlicek, Director of the Lighting Enabled Systems & Applications (LESA) Center, was interviewed by HealthDay on the ‘unique system for using UVC light to sterilize masks in bulk developed at Rensselaer‘ as part of a feature article, UV Light Won’t Treat COVID-19 — But it Might Disinfect Medical Gear that appeared in USNews.com.
Dr. Robert Karlicek was interviewed by HealthDay on the ‘unique system for using UVC light to sterilize masks in bulk developed at Rensselaer‘ as part of a feature article, UV Light Won’t Treat COVID-19 — But it Might Disinfect Medical Gear that appeared in USNews.com. (more…)
LESA researchers in collaboration with the Center for Biotechnology & Interdisciplinary (CBIS) at Rensselaer, developed a new device for making masks reusable in the fight against COVID-19. This project began at the request of longtime research partners at Mount Sinai. As the pandemic worsened in New York City, and the shortage of PPE deepened, they asked if Rensselaer could develop a way to make critical resources last longer without losing their effectiveness. The speed with which the Rensselaer team devised and built this solution expedites the possibility that it will be helpful in the fight against the pandemic. A design and construction process that often takes months, or even years, was completed in a matter of weeks.