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Virus-deactivating mask project receives NSF RAPID grant

A research team led by Associate Professor of Chemistry Omar Farha has received a $200,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to develop a chemically modified face mask that can deactivate viruses, including the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19. In addition to reducing the spread of the virus, the innovation will allow healthcare workers to re-use protective face masks, which are in critically short supply.