Mark Hernandez's research to study air quality and COVID-19 in Denver Public Schools is being covered by numerous Front Range journalists.
Denver Public Schools is spending $1.5 million to track air quality in classrooms with new monitors installed by Hernandez and his students.
Hernandez, a professor in the Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering, is an expert in genetic, biochemical and toxicological techniques to assess the efficacy of engineering interventions in sanitary and hygiene concerns.
His laboratory has a particular focus on aerobiology science for wide-area surveillance, indoor cleaning technology and the design of aerosol disinfection systems in the built environment.
The project is receiving coverage in the Denver Post, Denverite, 9News, and Chalkbeat Colorado
Chalkbeat Colorado: Denver schools to monitor indoor air quality using federal COVID money