April 21, 2020

UMass Amherst professors invent unique face shield, make design files available free online

Three professors at UMass Amherst who designed PPE from scratch believe, “We must share key learnings so we can navigate common challenges together.”

UMass Amherst professors Frank Sup and Meghan Huber and Dave Follette, director of the Advanced Digital Design and Fabrication and Device Characterization core facilities at UMass Amherst’s Institute for Applied Life Sciences, discuss engineering a protective face shield for COVID-19 and management lessons that apply to any industry.

The Institute for Applied Life Sciences is the MLSC’s largest capital project, a $95 million investment, designed to catalyze applied and translational research projects, develop alliances with industry and government partners, and participate in the training of students for industry-relevant careers.