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Dr. Son's previous work at NASA now working for kids

Dr. Son's previous work at NASA now working for kids

Sang Young Son greets U.S. Secretary of Energy Samuel Bodman. (Photo by Katie Hageman)

The newest addition to The Department of Mechanical Engineering's faculty, Dr. Sang Young Son, will be advancing his NASA research for the benefit of kids, their parents, and us all.  Dr. Son has been awarded a $2 million, four-year grant from The National Institute of Health (NIH) to develop sensors, small enough for children to wear comfortably, that can collect information on tiny, one-micron sized, particles that effect our respiratory health.

The miniature units will not only count the tiny particulates but also record their geographical location and transmit the information back to waiting researchers. sonsensor.jpg This information will allow health professionals to find areas of poor air quality and accurately characterize their nature.

For more information on this amazing research please see this UC News article.