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.