Dr. Richard L. Corsi, Ph.D, PE
Dean of Portland State University's Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science
Living in a Material World: How the Surfaces Around You Affect What You Breathe
The air that we breathe and surfaces that we touch inside buildings have a substantial impact on our lifetime exposure to air pollution, including pollution of outdoor origin. The importance of indoor materials and their impacts on indoor air quality will be explored using examples from past and ongoing research that reflect different interfacial phenomena and influencing factors. The potential for smart use of materials for improvement of indoor air quality will also be discussed as a rich topic for future research and applications.