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Queensland COVID-19 research
This page of Queensland’s research related to the COVID-19 pandemic is compiled from information provided by Queensland universities and research institutes.
While many of our researchers are working on potential vaccines, treatments and other medical interventions, other researchers are applying their expertise to other impacts of the pandemic upon our economy and other aspects of society. The data includes immediate research activity, recent relevant work, proposed research (subject to available funds) and other responses using the resources and expertise of our research organisations.
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A new material, developed by QUT process engineer Dr Thomas Rainey and his research team, is very effective at removing particles smaller than 100 nanometres, the size range of virus droplets. The material is easier to breathe through than high-quality face masks including surgical masks which is important for people with existing respiratory issues. The mask can be quickly made in large quantities using simple equipment and is biodegradable. Made from agriculture and forestry waste material, it has been thoroughly tested and compared with high-quality commercially available masks. In a joint venture between QUT and Innovyz announced in July 2020, a new company - CelluAir, will work to scale up the technology to bring it to market as soon as possible.
Science and Engineering Faculty, School of Mechanical Medical & Process Engineering
Queensland University of Technology
- Contact details
Doctor Thomas Rainey
+61 7 3138 1977
Other Queensland COVID-19 initiatives
- Queensland Government
- Coronavirus (COVID-19) business assistance finder
- Life Sciences Queensland
- Life Sciences Queensland joins the data-powered alliance to stop COVID-19
Key Australian COVID-19 initiatives
Key international COVID-19 initiatives
- CORD-19 (COVID-19 Open Research Dataset)
- Free database of 130,000 plus COVID-19 open research papers