Xin Ning, an assistant professor of aerospace engineering, specializes in developing materials for use in space.
Xin Ning, an assistant professor of aerospace engineering, specializes in developing materials for use in space. He has now received a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to apply his research a little closer to home, with a stretchable sensor and foldable field hospital that could aid in the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Two years ago, I had the idea for an expandable chamber that could be deployed on the International Space Station with the ability to monitor astronaut health,” Ning said. “When COVID-19 started to spread, I thought this idea could be useful on Earth.”
The two-year, $265,000 grant is a part of the “EArly-concept Grants for Exploratory Research” (EAGER) program that funds early stage research with transformative potential.
The first step in Ning’s project is to develop a stretchable sensor that fits to a patient’s chest and abdomen.
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