UT Arlington receives Grand Challenges Explorations grant for research in global health

Monday, January 14, 2013

Two UT Arlington engineers will use a new Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation grant to update an ancient method of evaporation to cool vaccines and medicine that must be shipped to remote parts of the world without ready access to electricity.

The University of Texas at Arlington announced that it is a Grand Challenges Explorations winner, an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Seung Mun You and Hyejin Moon, two Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering faculty members, are using aluminum and nanopore technology to update an evaporative process known as “zeer cooling.” They will pursue an innovative global health and development research project, titled “High Performance Portable Evaporative Refrigeration for Vaccine Delivery.”

Source: Phys.org (link opens in a new window)

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