As medical researchers race to develop a vaccine for the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, an NJIT scientist who specializes in nanomaterials is developing new methods to slow its spread in the environment. Backed by a grant from the National Science Foundation, Somenath Mitra, director of the university’s Otto York Center for Environmental Engineering and Science, seeks to embed antiviral agents in a range of wearable gear and filtration systems, from personal protective equipment (PPE) such as masks and gowns, to air and water filters at healthcare facilities. His engineered agents would be composed of carbon nanotubes with antiviral molecules attached to them. To read the full story.