Reed Heintzkill and Filip Zemajtis discuss their research in a video, titled “Antimicrobial Surface Coatings to Reduce Spread of Pathogens.”
Reed HeintzkillFilip Zemajtis and Reed Heintzkill are each earning a PhD in engineering with a concentration in materials science and engineering. (Zemajtis holds a MS in corrosion engineering and a BS in chemical engineering; Heintzkill holds a MS in engineering and a BS in chemistry.)
Recently, they produced this 2-minute video that explains the role an antimicrobial surface coating could play in reducing the spread of COVID-19.
The research team is supported by a $198,326 NSF COVID-19 RAPID grant, which funds research that has the potential to quickly address the spread of COVID-19.
Filip ZemajtisHeintzkill and Zemajtis have been conducting their research under the direction of their faculty doctoral advisor, Konstantin Sobolev, who is the principal investigator of the project. Sobelev is a professor of civil and environmental engineering in UWM’s College of Engineering & Applied Science.
For their research on antimicrobial surface coatings, the students recently were awarded third place in the college’s Student Research Poster Competition. View their presentation video.