DoD Problem: The protection of the Warfighter requires the development of advanced personal protective equipment (such as masks), novel air filtration and purification technologies, and associated enabling materials/research.
Solution: Development of a new scalable protocol for the production of a co-continuous filtration membrane composed of regenerated silk fibroin.
Outcomes/Benefits: (1) a new apparatus for the characterization of phase separation (2) a process for the formation of co-continuous membranes, and (3) a transition plan for technology transfer. Base year funding was followed up with additional funding to further the deliverables.
The City College of New York, PI: Raymond Tu Ph.D.
“It looks like you’ve made really good progress and figured out a lot of the problems, I think this is great. I think they did great work.” – Karen M. Coyne, Ph.D., Research General Engineer/ Contracting Officer Representative U.S. Army ECBC