For this "UK at the Half," University of Kentucky College of Engineering Professor Dibakar Bhattacharyya, PhD, and doctoral student Rollie Mills, discuss the medical face mask membrane they have developed. The membrane can capture and deactivate the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein on contact.

The innovation was made possible through multidisciplinary research at UK, with faculty and graduate and undergraduate students from the UK College of Engineering, the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Medicine.

Read more about the research, and the opportunities projects like this offer to UK students like Mills.

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