U Part of Partnership to Develop Smart Fabrics


The University of Minnesota is part of a $317 million grant to develop next-generation “smart” fabrics and fibers. Dozens of academic and industry partners are involved in this project. MSI PI David Pui, a professor of mechanical engineering and director of the Center for Filtration Research, is one of the lead project researchers at the U. An article appears in the U’s Discover blog. The story was also featured on tv station KSTP.

Professor Pui uses MSI resources to support research being performed at the Center for Filtration Research, which performs numerical modeling and develops test methods to study air and water filtration to mitigate airborne and liquid-borne pollutants. Professor Pui also uses MSI to help in the development of instrumentation to study nanoparticles in the Particle Technology Laboratory.