How Aerosols Travel in Lungs


MSI PI Suo Yang (associate professor, Mechanical Engineering) is studying how coronavirus travels through the lungs. Professor Yang’s primary research, for which he uses MSI resources, includes first-principles based modeling and simulation of reacting flows, including combustion, turbulence, soot aerosols, and plasma physics, and their multiscale interactions. This expertise translates to simulations of how SARS-CoV-2 travels through the respiratory system. This research will help in development of better treatments for COVID-19.

A story about this research appears on the College of Science and Engineering website: Up in the Air.