Global Plasma Solutions (GPS) has announced a new collaborative effort with the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech). The collaborative effort aims to advance the science of electronic indoor air cleaning (IAQ) technology by promoting scholarship in the area of IAQ.
To achieve this, GPS will create and fund the GPS Fellowship program for IAQ to support academic opportunities for graduate students. This includes the formation of two student research scholarships and the GPS Termed Professorship.
GPS will also support and fund the GPS Ionization Initiative, a multi-year sponsored research program that will be managed through the Georgia Tech Research Corporation (GTRC).
“As one of the world’s leading research universities, GPS is engaged with a great partner in Georgia Tech. Indoor air quality impacts everyone. GPS looks forward to progressing the research, scholarship and discussion now and in the future,” said Glenn Brinckman, Global Plasma Solutions Chief Executive Officer.
Collaboration Forms New IAQ Consortium
Georgia Tech will also lead a new global consortium for Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) that will provide an academic platform to drive responsible innovation in advanced air cleaning technology, accelerate the development and promotion of national testing standards, and drive further research and scholarship in the field. GPS will also be a charter member of the Consortium.
“The pandemic has rightfully trained a spotlight on the vital importance of indoor air quality. It is a complex challenge that must be met with scientific facts and a clear look at the many factors that are necessary to address this multi-layered challenge,” said Chaouki Adballah, Georgia Tech’s executive vice president for research.
As leader, Georgia Tech will be naming a senior interdisciplinary faculty member to serve as a termed professor for the Consortium and its related activities. This faculty member will bring together the necessary expertise from across Georgia Tech.